Updated: Jul 7, 2021
Wisconsin’s own Mayer takes first TA2 victory at Road America
Sam Mayer scored his first Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli TA2 National victory Saturday evening, coming out on top over a star-studded field at his home track, Road America.
Competing in the Pro-Am division, Mayer passed defending series champion and pole winner Mike Skeen on the ninth lap and gradually pulled away in the 25-lap contest that ran green start to finish.
“It’s about time I won a race here at my home track!” said Mayer. “To win here is just huge. I’ve been trying to win here the last three years, that’s like an eighth of my life. I can’t thank the TeamSLR guys enough. This is my last Trans Am race of the year, and they rolled the car off the trailer this way, that’s how good this team is. This series is just so fun. It’s great to win in front of all my friends and family.”
The second-generation driver from Franklin, Wisc., is the son of former Indy Car driver Scott Mayer, who won a Grand-Am Rolex Series race for Starworks Motorsport in 2013 at Road America.
“It is a lot more stressful watching him drive than driving here myself,” said Scott Mayer. “What a great day. This kid is unbelievable, he makes me look like garbage, he is that good. He is the man, I am so proud of him.”
The leader of the TA2® Pro-Am class, Sam Mayer won a Trans Am West Coast Championship race at Sonoma and finished second in the ProAm debut at Charlotte. He finished second at Road America in 2020.