Jake Drew Leads 10 Laps, Scores Runner-Up Finish in Second Career TA2 Outing; Connor Mosack Comes Home Eighth; Late Cut Tire Drops Boris Said Jr., to 13th


Date: April 14, 2024

Event: NOLA SpeedTour (Round 3 of 12)

Series: Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli

Division: Cube 3 Architecture TA2 Series

Location: Nola Motorsports Park in Avondale, Louisiana

Layout: 2.75-mile, 16-turn road course

Format: 37 laps or 75 minutes

Weather: Partly cloudy, upper-70s

Winner: Rafa Matos

Silver Hare Racing:

● Jake Drew – Started 3rd, Finished 2nd (Running, completed 37/37 laps

● Connor Mosack – Started 2nd, Finished 8th (Running, completed 37/37 laps)

● Boris Said Jr. – Started 11th, Finished 14th (Running, completed 36/37 laps)

Noteworthy: In just his second career Cube 3 Architecture TA2 Series start, Jake Drew scored his second consecutive top-four finish with today’s solid second-place run. Drew started third and led the opening 10 laps of the race before being overtaken by race-winner Rafa Matos, crossing the finish line 3.438 seconds behind the two-time TA2 champion.

Jake Drew, Driver, No. 7 Silver Hare Racing Chevrolet Camaro:

“I’m just super thankful to Maurice and Laura (Hull, co-owners), Gil (Martin, competition director) and Jeff (Holley, crew chief), everybody on this team that works so hard. We worked so hard this week and felt like we had a really strong piece going into that race. Happy to lead some of my first laps in the series, get my first podium, and just to be fighting all the way through this weekend was a true testament to how hard this team works and how hard I’m willing to work. I’m just super thankful to be a part of this organization. Hopefully there are some more podiums and some race wins in our future.”

Connor Mosack, Driver, No. 77 Silver Hare Racing/PRG Chevrolet Camaro:

“It was a frustrating day. We’ll have to figure out what we were really fighting. It’s like the places we were tight, we just kept getting tighter, and the places we were free, we were getting freer all race. It kind of fell off in these big chunks, so I’m not sure what caused that. We’ll do everything we can do to figure it out. Obviously, we had a good car in qualifying and thought we were really good at the beginning of the race, just kind of riding and staying with the leaders. And then all of a sudden we just lost all the grip and we were on defense the rest of the race. It was definitely not the most fun race of all time, but I guess you have those days. Overall, frustrated, but the car was good and we just have to figure out what the issues were.”

Boris Said Jr., Driver, No. 75 HendrickCars.com/Silver Hare Racing Chevrolet Camaro:

“We learned a lot this weekend, we definitely got faster and faster throughout. Unfortunately, the race was sort of over by turn four. We got hit and that really upset the handling the rest of the race. But it was still a learning experience. Just have to get better each and every track we go to and keep working hard.”

Next Up

Round four of the 2024 Cube 3 Architecture TA2 Series takes Silver Hare Racing to World Wide Technology Raceway on the outskirts of St. Louis for the WWTR SpeedTour May 10-11. The two-day weekend kicks off with a pair of 30-minute TA2 test sessions Friday, May 10, at 8 and 10:20 a.m. CDT. A pair of official TA2 practice sessions are set for 1:40 and 4:20 p.m. to conclude Friday’s activities. TA2 qualifying takes place at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 11, with the 63-lap, 75-minute race around the 1.6-mile, eight-turn road course set for 1:05 p.m. Series partner MAVTV will provide live television coverage augmented via live video stream on the Trans Am channel on YouTube.