Despite Being Fastest in Race, Wiring Issue Thwarts Zilisch’s Comeback Effort


Date: March 19, 2022

Event: Charlotte SpeedTour (Round 2 of 12)

Series: Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli

Division: TA2

Location: Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway Roval

Layout: 2.25-mile, 17-turn road course

Format: 45 laps or 75 minutes

Weather: Sunny, mid-70s

Race Winner: Tyler Kicera of Stevens Miller Racing

Silver Hare Racing: Connor Zilisch – Started 28th, Finished 19th (Running, completed 40/45 laps)

Connor Zilisch, Driver No. 57 Silver Hare Racing/KHI Management Chevrolet Camaro

“We had the fastest car, which is what I’m happiest about leaving Charlotte (with the Omologato Fastest Lap of the Race Award). I know Road Atlanta will be good next week. I’ve been there a lot and I’m just looking forward to it. We couldn’t really do anything about the result today. Once we got five laps down, it was just impossible to make it up. Just super proud of the Silver Hare team and how fast we’ve been. We proved we were the fastest car the last three sessions of the weekend – last practice, qualifying, and we were the fastest in the race. If we can avoid the bad luck, I know we’ll be able to run up front and win some races. Moving forward, we’ll get the car sorted out and go out there and win.”

Maurice Hull, Driver/Owner, Silver Hare Racing

“We had the highs and lows of the weekend. We had the fastest car every time we went on track. We have a very controlled driver who is wise beyond his years. He kept his nose clean in the middle of it all, but had some unfortunate, small problems that put us in the back after qualifying. And then we had a small wire problem in the race – and I mean a tiny little wire that rubbed and caused a short, and that brought us in and put us five laps behind. But we showed great speed, the car handled extremely well, we had great driving, and I’m proud of everybody’s effort. It was just one of those weekends. For sure we’ll be better. We will fix it, and that will put us on top.”

Next Up

The Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli heads to Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta March 24-27 for the Atlanta SpeedTour in Braselton, Georgia. The event begins with two open test sessions on Thursday, March 24. Practice on the 2.54-mile, 12-turn road course begins Friday, March 25 followed by qualifying later in the day. The race runs on Saturday, March 26. Coverage will be livestreamed via and the SpeedTourTV page on YouTube.

About Silver Hare Racing

Silver Hare Racing is a fulltime competitor in the TA2 division of the Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli. The multicar team has won the TA2 Masters class championship three times (2018, 2019 and 2020) with driver and team co-owner Maurice Hull. Under the leadership of Hull’s wife, co-owner and team manager Laura Hull, and general manager Michael Self, Silver Hare Racing provides a variety of services that includes private testing and arrive-and-drive programs. The team offers six, professionally built and maintained TA2 chassis from Howe Racing and operates from a state-of-the-art facility in High Point, North Carolina. For more information, please visit