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Oscar Teran Tops Charlotte Trans-Am Subject | SPEED SPORT
March 21, 2021
CONCORD, N.C. – After a 21-year hiatus, the Trans-Am Sequence introduced by Pirelli returned to Charlotte Motor Speedway for 100 miles of all green-flag racing on the observe’s ROVAL course on Sunday.
Breathless Racing driver Oscar Teran drove the No. 3 Ford Mustang from pole to say his first victory within the inaugural Trans-Am ProAm Problem race. Teran began his motorsport profession in 1997, incomes championships in a number of disciplines throughout Central America. The Panama native has three Trans-Am begins since 2015 and made the third one rely together with his run to victory lane.
“That is the primary Trans-Am race I completed, and to complete within the first place is nice,” mentioned Teran. “Sebring was a nightmare race for me and between races, the Breathless staff took care of all of the little particulars on the automotive and now I’ve a successful automotive. Thanks to the Breathless Racing staff for placing within the onerous work to get me on the highest step.”
It wasn’t a simple run from pole to the highest of the rostrum although as Teran had is figure lower out for him on a really heated ultimate circuit. Crossing the stripe with practically a four-second lead, Teran hit mixed-class visitors on the final lap, permitting TA2 class drivers Sam Mayer and Ty Gibbs to shut the hole on the extra highly effective Trans-Am automotive.
On the ultimate straight, as soon as once more Teran needed to navigate round a slower class automotive, however was in a position to maintain off the prowling future NASCAR stars, claiming the checkered simply .246-seconds forward of Mayer within the No. 8 M1-SLR/Fields Chevrolet Camaro.
Mayer edged out Gibbs by .222-seconds for a second-place total end and his top quality victory. Gibbs within the No. 26 Mike Cope Race Vehicles completed third total, and second at school.
“We had been making an attempt to preserve tires the entire time to remain up with the TA automotive which was actually quick,” defined Mayer. “I’m actually happy with our efficiency and I discovered quite a bit from driving on this Roval. Ty (Gibbs) and I might be right here later this yr for the Xfinity playoffs, so he and I’ll have one other enjoyable battle doing that. Hopefully I’ll win once more.”
Conner Mosak didn’t flip any qualifying laps on Saturday and began in practically final place. Charging via the sector, Mosak made up 11 positions to complete fourth total and third at school for TA2.
Simon Gregg and Ken Thwaits in his brand-new No. 5 Franklin Street Attire Chevrolet Camaro rounded out the TA class podium.
Charlotte native Mark Brummond out-wheeled Natalie Decker, who was piloting Brummond’s outdated Audi R8, to complete first within the SGT class. Brummond determined to enter the race final minute to shake down his newly rebuilt No. 24 BMW M4 GT for subsequent weekend’s Michelin Raceway Street Atlanta spherical.
“This automotive bought wrapped up at CoTA final season so we needed to get some laps in earlier than subsequent week’s spherical at Street Atlanta,” mentioned Brummond. “We determined to not run on stickers, these Pirelli tires have about 5 hours of race put on. The automotive held collectively and the racing was enjoyable, and that’s what we got here right here to do.”
NASCAR Xfinity drivers Harrison Burton and Brandon Jones returned after lacking qualifying on Saturday as a result of Xfinity race at Atlanta Motor Speedway, the place Burton completed third.
Each driving for Silver Hare Racing this weekend, Burton and Jones began from the again of the sector since they didn’t flip qualifying laps. Operating in tandem, the pair lower via the sector, making up a collective 19 positions to complete fifth (Burton) and sixth (Jones) total.