Darin Mock leaning on familiarity of Mid Ohio for success


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

this year.


“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.