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Connor Mosack (Bret Holmes Racing photo)

Mosack To Make Truck Debut At Mid-Ohio

MOORESVILLE, N.C. — A month after making his NASCAR Xfinity Series debut, Connor Mosack will make his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut this Saturday at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio. 

Mosack will drive the No. 32 Chevrolet Silverado for Bret Holmes Racing.

Mosack is currently in his second year competing for TeamSLR in the TA2 division of the Trans-Am Series presented by Pirelli, and the 23-year-old shined in his maiden Xfinity Series race June 4 at Portland driving for Joe Gibbs Racing. 

In that race, Mosack climbed from his eighth starting spot to run as high as second on the wet and treacherous 1.967-mile, 12-turn road course. He finished third in the first stage and was poised to race among the top-three before getting caught up in a multicar accident 13 laps into the final stage. 

“Road racing is where I’ve spent a lot of time over the last two years, so as I move up and compete in other series, it makes sense to do it in a discipline that I’m familiar with and have a lot of recent experience,” said Mosack, a 2021 graduate of High Point (N.C.) University with a degree in business entrepreneurship. “And I’m proud to make my Truck debut with Bret Holmes Racing. I’ve run four ARCA races with them already this season and have a lot of trust and confidence in their equipment and their people. There will still be a learning curve, but the familiarity I have with the team and road racing in general helps make that curve a little less steep.”

While the O’Reilly Auto Parts 150 marks the Camping World Truck Series’ first visit to Mid-Ohio, it will serve as Mosack’s third start at the 2.258-mile, 13-turn road course. 

The Charlotte, N.C., native has competed in two TA2 races at Mid-Ohio. He earned his first career TA2 podium last June and just two weeks ago in his TA2 return to Mid-Ohio, Mosack scored the pole and set a track record.

“Mid-Ohio is a tough place because it’s easy to give up speed on every corner of the track. Every corner has a tradeoff between entry, center, and exit speed to get the best total of the three, and it really can be tough to know which way is best and to do it every time. Knowing where to place the car is also key because of the blind corners and bumps that are scattered around the track,” Mosack said.

“Of course, the best places to pass are at the end of the straightaways, into the keyhole, and turn four, but as a racer, you also know you have to be able to make a pass in the closing laps wherever you can make it happen. Some corners are definitely tougher than others, but it’s always possible and you can even catch some guys by surprise in some spots.”

 

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