Matos Is Magical In Laguna Seca TA2 Slugfest

MONTEREY, Calif. – After losing out on the pole in the closing moments of Friday’s qualifying session, Rafa Matos was not to be denied in Saturday’s Trans-Am SpeedFest TA2 race at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. Mike Skeen finished second, with Merrill adding to his career count of Laguna Seca podiums with a run to third place. In a wild Trans-Am West Coast Championship race, Tim Lynn took the victory with a last-lap pass in the No. This is my 11th Trans Am win, 10th win with Peterson Racing Group, hats off to the whole team. This is my first win at Laguna Seca, I love this place. Then these guys (Mike Skeen and Rafa Matos) turned it up a notch. He used the race in preparation for the upcoming TA2 race in Nashville. Brad McAllister – the 2019 Laguna Seca West Coast TA2 winner – placed second in the No. 47 Racecars4Rent/Group Wholesale Ford Mustang, but spun late in the race and finished fifth.

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