Connor Mosack makes the jump to Super Late Model racing this year and will make his first SLM start with Wimmer Motorsports at the World Series of Asphalt Racing. The North Carolina driver is excited for this opportunity and hope to capitalize on the success the Wisconsin based race team has had at New Smyrna Speedway over the years.
“My relationship with Wimmer Motorsports came about through my relationship with Lorin Ranier,” Mosack told Speed51.com. “I’ve seen the success they’ve had in previous years and when he suggested the opportunity, I knew it was the best opportunity I could get.”
“I’m very excited to be able to work with Connor this year at Speedweeks,” said Wimmer Motorsports Owner and Crew Chief Chris Wimmer. “Lorin has always been very good at recognizing talent and I know Connor is no exception. I noticed him down there last year and think he will be a good fit with our program this year at Speedweeks.”
While this will be Mosack’s first trip around New Smyrna Speedway in a Super Late Model, he is no stranger to the track. The 21-year-old driver competed at the World Series of Asphalt racing last year in the Pro Late Model division.
In his six starts, Mosack never finished outside of the top-ten and earned five top-five finishes.
“I am really looking forward to getting back on track for Speedweeks,” said Mosack. “I feel like we had a good performance last year but ended up coming just a little short of where we wanted to be. I feel like I have something left to prove and I’m excited to do it in a Super late Model with a really solid team. Being with this caliber of team, I feel like I will have to win and be in contention for the championship all week.”
With a solid team behind and a year of Speedweeks experience under hid belt, Mosack hopes this can be a breakthrough week in Florida.
“Last year went well for me, but a lack of experience caused me to finish second or third several times instead of being in Victory Lane. All those experience I had not winning those races has show me what to do in those situations in the future and how to be a better driver in order to turn those opportunities into wins. Wimmer has proven they have the speed in the car to win races, so I know tat this opportunity is a chance for me to prove wat I can do. I know that the equipment is among the best out there and so I know there’s no excuse not to get results.”
Along with competing in the Pro Late Model divisions at Speedweeks last year, Mosack was also a mainstay in the CARS Late Model Stock Series driving for JR Motorsports. He picked up three top-five finishes and eight top-ten finishes in 2020.
“Connor’s experience at Speedweeks last year will definitely help us get rolling right away this year,” said Wimmer. “We’ll have time on Thursday to work with him and get the car dialed in for the week. Eventhough he doesn’t have much Super Late Model experience, he does have plenty of stock car experience, so it should be a pretty easy adjustment. We are looking forward to getting down there and getting on the track with him.”
-Story by: Jana Wimmer, Speed51 Correspondent