The 24-year-old from Charlotte, N.C., spent last season racing part time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series for Sam Hunt Racing and has nine podiums and 15 top-five finishes in 31 TA2 starts over the past four seasons. His two victories were at Watkins Glen (N.Y.) Int’l, where he also raced in the Xfinity Series.
Mosack raced the full TA2 season in 2021 and 2022, with a best point finish of third in 2021. Though he only made three TA2 starts last year, Mosack is eager to return to the division on a regular basis.
“I’m looking forward to coming back to Trans Am,” said Mosack, who made all of his previous TA2 appearances with TeamSLR. “Silver Hare won the most races last season and was especially dominant the second half of the season, so I feel like we can keep that momentum going into 2024 and get ourselves a championship, which is definitely the goal.
“I’m just thankful to (team owners) Laura and Maurice Hull for giving me this opportunity, and I’m excited to get going.”
Mosack’s standout effort from last season came in the TA2 season opener at Sebring (Fla.) Int’l Raceway, where he qualified on the pole and led the first 19 laps before ultimately finishing third.
He’s become a solid road racer, earning his best Xfinity Series finish of last year of fifth at Watkins Glen, and credits that growth to the work he’s done since 2020 in Trans-Am competition.
“The series has done a lot for me with my development and has brought me to be the driver I am today – I don’t think I can say that without Trans-Am,” said Mosack, who also won his final of six ARCA Menards Series starts last season at Kansas Speedway in September. “Obviously, the competition at the front of the TA2 field is really strong, so I’m looking forward to seeing what we can do with that this year.
“Every time I get back into a TA2 car, I always remember why I love driving them so much and how much fun they are to race.”
Mosack will be joined by second-generation driver Boris Said Jr., the 20-year-old son of accomplished road racer Boris Said, for the full TA2 season.
The younger Said has raced in 13 TA2 events over the past two years, and he’s looking to better his career-best result of seventh from last season’s finale at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas.
“I’m really excited to finally do a full season in TA2 and to get to do it with Silver Hare,” noted Said Jr. “It’s been an awesome learning experience for me in TA2 so far. My goals this year are probably a little more general than a lot of people. I just want to make sure I get faster each race. Obviously, the overall goal is to run up front and be in position to win, but that goal will come naturally as long as I keep getting faster and faster.
“It’s an awesome job what Laura and Maurice have done in building Silver Hare Racing,” he added. “It’s what every race team should strive to be and I’m really excited to be on a team that operates at that level.”
Connor Zilisch and Silver Hare Racing co-owner Maurice Hull, the three-time TA2 Masters class champion, will also make selected starts for the team through the course of the year as well.
Zilisch was recently signed to a development deal with Trackhouse Racing that will see him race a variety of NASCAR, ARCA Menards Series, and late model events for the Justin Marks-owned team. However, he plans to return to the TA2 Series when his schedule allows, starting with the February opener at Sebring.
“It’s unfortunate I can’t do a full season like I have the last two years, but I’m still grateful to be able to get back in the seat, and I think a lot of the opportunity that I’ve gotten this season has come from the success I’ve had in TA2 the past two years, and especially last year, with the wins that we had,” tipped Zilisch, the 17-year-old who won a series-high five TA2 races last year, including four of the final eight.
“I’m just really grateful for Laura and Maurice Hull – they took a chance on me two seasons ago. We stuck to it and never gave up, and that showed this past season with all the wins we had. I’m just super excited to see where the team goes from here,” Zilisch added. “Hopefully, our success will continue with all the great crew guys and the drivers that we have coming in.”
Hull’s return to the driver’s seat will mark his comeback to TA2 racing for the first time since 2022. His maiden race back will be confirmed at a later date.
“We are honored to welcome a driver of Connor Mosack’s ability, character and professionalism, and a young, up-and-coming driver with the racing pedigree of Boris Jr., to the Silver Hare Racing family for the upcoming season,” said team manager and co-owner Laura Hull. “Connor is a proven winner and title contender in this series, who used what he learned here to help establish his presence in the Xfinity and ARCA ranks. We look forward to working with him and Boris, and we’re excited about the return of Connor and Maurice for selected races.
“Our entire focus is on not just continuing but improving upon the success our team worked so very hard to achieve in 2023. We’re all about winning races and chasing our first TA2 championship.”
The Cube 3 Architecture Trans-Am TA2 Series kicks off with its first of 12 race weekends Feb. 22-24 at the iconic, 17-turn Sebring circuit. Race one of the season will be a 27-lap, 75-minute contest.