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J.A. Ackley
J.A. Ackley Senior Editor
12/8/22 2:16 p.m.

J.A. Ackley
J.A. Ackley Senior Editor
12/8/22 2:19 p.m.

J.A. Ackley
J.A. Ackley Senior Editor
12/8/22 2:30 p.m.

Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
12/8/22 3:10 p.m.

Richard Petty's grandson, Thad Moffitt, will compete in Trans Am's TA2 class starting in 2023.

Since the press release is pretty big, here are a few snippets:

It was announced today at the Performance Racing Industry Trade Show (PRI) that Thad Moffitt, grandson of racing legend Richard Petty, will compete full time in the Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli’s TA2 class in 2023. Moffitt and Trans Am president John Clagett unveiled the No. 43 Safety-Kleen Chevrolet Camaro that Moffitt will pilot in his championship effort for TeamSLR. The Petty blue Chevy from constructor M1 Racecars will run out of TeamSLR’s headquarters in St. Augustine, Florida with support from Petty’s Garage in Randleman, North Carolina.

“I can’t wait to join the Trans Am Series in 2023,” said Moffitt. “The TA2 class is one of the most competitive places to race in all of motorsports, and it will be great to have a chance to race against the huge fields that include champions like Rafa Matos, Mike Skeen and Thomas Merrill. The series races at some of the most historic tracks in the country, with high-profile events like the Music City Grand Prix and Detroit Grand Prix; I am so grateful to have this opportunity.”

“I am so proud that Thad is going to be running in the Trans Am Series next year,” said Petty. “I think it is a wonderful opportunity for him to drive in such a competitive series and learn road racing. I love that we’re able to bring the No. 43 to Trans Am, and it will be so special to see a member of our family race that Petty blue Camaro. I am very appreciative to Safety-Kleen for helping make this possible through our continued partnership.”

Moffitt will make his Trans Am debut when the 2023 season kicks off at Sebring (Fla.) International Raceway on February 23-26. To prepare for that debut, Moffitt will participate in the pre-season test at Sebring Jan. 25-26 under the guidance of father-and-son duo Scott Lagasse and Scott Lagasse, Jr. The TeamSLR co-owners have combined to win more than 100 races and seven championships across a variety of series and styles of racecars, from paved ovals to road courses to dirt tracks.

Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard GRM+ Memberand Director of Marketing & Digital Assets
12/8/22 3:22 p.m.

We realized Nocones had never seen an LMP car in person, so we walked him over to the LINK booth to see one:


 

Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
12/8/22 3:23 p.m.
Tom Suddard said:

We realized Nocones had never seen an LMP car in person, so we walked him over to the LINK booth to see one:

Seriously? That's wild.

I can see the gears turning in his head in that second picture.

Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard GRM+ Memberand Director of Marketing & Digital Assets
12/8/22 3:44 p.m.

In reply to Colin Wood :

Oh yeah.

Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard GRM+ Memberand Director of Marketing & Digital Assets
12/8/22 4:08 p.m.

Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard GRM+ Memberand Director of Marketing & Digital Assets
12/8/22 4:09 p.m.

I know we're not drag racers but this is still cool:


 

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
12/8/22 4:45 p.m.
J.A. Ackley said:

Looks like the WRX STI offered by wirewheel.com found a new home: 2006 Subaru Impreza STI Super Taikyu Championship Winner

rustomatic
rustomatic HalfDork
12/8/22 4:56 p.m.

LMP car is amazing, but GT1 Firebird is where mind still stays on page three.  The teaser is the finisher.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
12/8/22 4:57 p.m.
rustomatic said:

LMP car is amazing, but GT1 Firebird is where mind still stays on page three.  The teaser is the finisher.

Yup, us, too. 

Patrick
Patrick GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
12/8/22 5:19 p.m.
Tom Suddard said:

You guys want a skyline in the booth with grm stickers next year?

QuasiMofo (John Brown)
QuasiMofo (John Brown) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
12/8/22 6:29 p.m.

In reply to Patrick :

Or a 240Z with Poovey Farms Racing stickers?

Captdownshift (Forum Supporter)
Captdownshift (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
12/8/22 6:47 p.m.
J.A. Ackley said:

The dyslexic in me had to triple check on what type of hub that was. 

Mr_Asa
Mr_Asa GRM+ Memberand UltimaDork
12/8/22 6:52 p.m.
Tom Suddard said:

I know we're not drag racers but this is still cool:


 

What's the transmission?

QuasiMofo (John Brown)
QuasiMofo (John Brown) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
12/8/22 7:22 p.m.

In reply to Mr_Asa :

Liberty Equalizer with ECU electric over pneumatic package. $15000.00 box

Flynlow (FS)
Flynlow (FS) Dork
12/8/22 7:54 p.m.

Only got a chance to walk ~1/3 of the show today, but favorite car by far:

Thanks nocones for taking the time to chat and show off your racecar!

grafmiata
grafmiata UltraDork
12/8/22 11:04 p.m.
J.A. Ackley said:

from the Peterson booth. 

I love the how the woodgrain carries over into the engine bay.

GaryC83
GaryC83 Reader
12/9/22 12:19 a.m.

In reply to QuasiMofo (John Brown) :

Liberty makes a great trans. We run them in our Bonneville stuff. The Blowfish is there in the PWR/C&R booth... it too has an airshifted Liberty in it. 

J.A. Ackley
J.A. Ackley Senior Editor
12/9/22 8:14 a.m.

J.A. Ackley
J.A. Ackley Senior Editor
12/9/22 8:18 a.m.

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J.A. Ackley Senior Editor
12/9/22 8:20 a.m.

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J.A. Ackley Senior Editor
12/9/22 8:21 a.m.

J.A. Ackley
J.A. Ackley Senior Editor
12/9/22 8:23 a.m.

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