LEXINGTON, OH – Darin Mock is hoping his past experience at the Mid
Ohio Sports Car Course leads to another successful run like last year.
After a recent break in the schedule, Mock and the No. 51 AAN Adjuster
Ford Mustang team are ready to get back to the track. For Mock, he’s
especially looking forward to the 2.258-mile course of Mid Ohio for one major reason.
It’s the first track on the TA2 Trans Am Series schedule where he’s raced
before. And, the last time he wheeled his way around the course, he
brought home a 10th-place finish.
“That is or goal for this weekend, to equal or improve where we finished
here last year,” Darin Mock said. “Coming back to a track I’ve raced before
is a welcome change after making so many first time start at other places
“I like this track, the layout and how challenging the turns are fits my
driving style. This is a beautiful area up here and the fans always turn out
to support the races.”
Having the support of the Mike Cope Racing Team is also beneficial to the
rookie driver. Mock and the team already have their race strategy and plan
in place. But, Mother Nature might have a say in those decisions.
“We are looking to have another clean run on Sunday,” he said. “This team
has put a lot of work in to preparing our Ford Mustang and we need that to
show up on the track.
“There’s a chance its going to rain during the race, so it’s a good thing I’ve
gained some valuable experience running in those conditions this year. It’s
not ideal, but there’s not much you can do about it except go out there and
run your race.
“The one thing I do like is we are heading to Road America next week
giving us back-to-back weekends of racing. When you do that, the last
event is fresh on your brain and you don’t have any rust to knock off when
there are gaps in the schedule.”
Mock and the Mike Cope Racing Team will practice and qualify on Saturday
and then get ready for the 45-lap race at 10:55 am ET on Sunday.
For more information on Darin Mock log on to www.DarinMockRacing.com
and to follow the Trans Am Series, check out www.GoTransAm.com for
broadcast times on CBS Sports Network.