(Photo Credit: twitter.com/ConnorZilisch)
By Logan Morris
The TransAm Series Presented by Pirelli visited Road Atlanta this weekend. Round three of the TA class kicked off the action on Saturday. Chris Dyson showed Gym Weed had speed as he dominated, went back to back, and continued his rise through the all-time Trans Am Series greats. Dyson led the field to green and never relinquished the lead. Had his teammate Matt Brabham not had an engine failure on lap 16, CD Racing looked poised for its third straight 1-2 finish. Second on the podium however would go to the legendary Boris Said, who started third. He battled most of the race with Brabham and third-place finisher Tomy Drissi. The racing action continued on Sunday with the Big Machine Vodka SPIKED Coolers TA2 race where 16-year-old Connor Zilisch got his first career victory. There was a double yellow on lap 23 and a subsequent black flag that was caused by a scary crash. Big Machine Racing team owner Scott Borchetta was taken to the hospital after a lengthy clean-up. Luckily, Borchetta was conscious and communicating with his team in the aftermath of the crash. As of Monday afternoon, Borchetta was in stable condition.
The Trans Am Twitter page shared this update on Monday:
The end of the event was complicated by the limited time remaining once the race went back to green. Defending TA2 champion Thomas Merrill was able to hold off Zilisch until the second-to-last lap. The 16-year-old young gun took the checkered flag as the skies opened up and poured rain. The podium was rounded out by Rafa Matos who continued his strong start to the season. For full race results visit The Trans Am Series website. The Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli returns for the annual Memorial Day Classic at Lime Rock Park May 26-29.