Punctured Radiator Hose Cuts Short Memorial Day Classic Bid for Connor Zilisch


Date: May 28, 2022

Event: Memorial Day Classic (Round 6 of 12)

Series: Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli

Division: TA2

Location: Lime Rock Park in Lakeville, Connecticut

Layout: 1.478-mile, seven-turn road course

Format: 68 laps or 75 minutes

Weather: Light rain, upper-60s

Race Winner: Thomas Merrill of Mike Cope Racing

Silver Hare Racing:

●  Connor Zilisch – Started 6th, Finished 30th (Overheating, completed 19/68 laps)

Connor Zilisch, Driver No. 5 Silver Hare Racing/KHI Management Camaro:

“I think today was just bad luck, honestly. We started on rains and put slicks on after 14 laps. It was then we started overheating and we popped a radiator hose, which ended our race. I felt like we had a really fast car and it was just unfortunate that we didn’t get to show our speed. But, I think we had a really good car and we’re getting better every week. I know what we’re doing and I’m looking forward to moving forward.”

Next Up:

With six races down and six more still to go, the Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli has reached its midpoint. The second half of the season kicks off June 24-26 with the Mid-Ohio SpeedTour at the 2.258-mile, 13-turn Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington. The event begins with an open test session on Friday, June 24, followed by practice and qualifying on Saturday, June 25 before culminating with the race on Sunday, June 26. Coverage will be livestreamed via SpeedTourTV.com 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, 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 SilverHareRacing.com.