Lagasse Jr. 4th in Road Atlanta Trans Am Race

(St. Augustine, Florida) Saturday, April 3, 2018

Fields Racing & TeamSLR partnered up this past weekend to race a new 2018 Chevrolet Camaro utilizing the M-1 Fastrack chassis in the TA2 series. The new M-1 chassis/car incorporates an underslung rear clip, additional safety features including a safer seat rail mounting system, full head support, an improved driver side door safety plate, improved foot box protection, knee protector and a second fire bottle for additional driver safety.

“We are working hard at M-1 to build in as much safety as we can without driving the cost up or slowing the car down. Howe Racing has been the leader in this area and we are incorporating many of those concepts as well. This was the first race for the new car and it was all positive as Scott Jr. drove a great race and had just a bit of imbalance that we expected with any new car. We expect to learn more and improve every time we race, and we look forward to Homestead-Miami Speedway where Scott Jr. is really fast,” said Fields Racing Team Manager Lee Quinlan.

TeamSLRFriday during the first practice session, Scott Jr., and the team were encouraged as the car responded well to changes and was able to post a lap time inside the Top-10. The team made a few adjustments to improve the car’s handling for qualifying but Scott Jr. was slowed with traffic and unable to run a clean lap, but posted the 9th fastest time in the M-1 Fastrack Camaro.

TeamSLRRacing with a focus toward the big picture of developing the handling on the new car and keeping an eye on points, Scott Jr., was patient and moved up steadily throughout the race to an impressive 4th place finish.

“Great job by all involved in this effort. The guys at M-1 did a terrific job getting us a chassis in short time and everyone in the shop put in a heroic effort to make it to Road Atlanta with a car that virtually had no problems and was ready to race after just a few adjustments. A special thank you to Chris, Lee, Jack and everyone that worked so hard preparing this car for the weekend. Also, thank you to Jack Wilson Chevrolet for their help and support as well as all of our partners, American Cancer Society, FightCRC and Alligator Farm. The Trans Am Series is great racing and I am learning a lot about road racing here. We will get ready for Round 3 at Homestead/Miami as we continue to work our way to the front,” said Scott Lagasse Jr.

Stay tuned as Scott Jr. and team head to Homestead-Miami Speedway with practice beginning on April 13, 2018 and race on April 15, 2018. You can view online info at gotransam.com or catch the highlights online at date to be announced, and six races will be shown on CBS Sports Network, so be sure to stay tuned for those dates!

Keep up to date with Scotty by following him on Twitter: @scottlagasse FACEBOOK: /scottlagassejr

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About American Cancer Society:
The American Cancer Society is on a mission to save and celebrate lives while leading the fight for a world without cancer. Until this mission is accomplished, the American Cancer Society (cancer.org) will be funding and conducting research, sharing expert information, supporting patients and spreading the word about prevention. All so we can live longer – and better. Every day, thousands of cancer patients need a ride to their treatments. The Road to Recovery – a program organized by ACS – provided nearly 335,000 rides to treatment and other related appointments in 2016. You can donate to the Road to Recovery program by visiting cancer.org/screen.

About Fight Colorectal Cancer:
FightCRC.org is a national nonprofit advocacy organization fighting for a cure. It was founded in 2005 by Nancy Roach, a nationally-recognized patient advocate who witnessed the need for colorectal cancer advocacy after her mother-in-law’s diagnosis. The organization plays an important role in rallying colorectal cancer advocates to action. Fight CRC is known for activism and patient empowerment throughout patient, academic, political, scientific, medical and nonprofit communities. With a mission focused on advocacy, research, patient education and awareness, the organization serves advocates in every state of the U.S. and many others around the world. Fight CRC is a 4-star charity by Charity Navigator and 93 cents of every dollar donated goes directly to colorectal cancer programs. To learn more, visit FightCRC.org.

About Screen Your Machine™:
SCREEN YOUR MACHINE™ is Scott Lagasse Jr.’s personal and passionate quest to encourage people to be screened for all types of cancer. Scott is alive and healthy today, as a colon cancer survivor, because he got a check-up when he felt something “not quite right” with his body while training for a triathlon. Scott is an outspoken proponent for cancer screening and official ambassador for The American Cancer Society (cancer.org/screen) and Fight Colorectal Cancer ( FightCRC.org).

About Scott Lagasse Jr.:
Scott Jr. (Scotty) has been a driven individual from an early age, excelling in sports and as a high achiever in school, earning a college degree through the Bright Futures Scholar Program. Scotty’s commitment to excel in racing began at age 7 and includes winning races in motocross, karting, and many forms of auto racing. He is a mentor and role model to our younger generation, an avid cyclist and recognized advocate for Bicycle and Pedestrian safety. Please visit www.teamslr.com. Keep up to date with Scotty by following him on Twitter: @scottlagasse FACEBOOK: /scottlagassejr

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