Maier earns first pole in TA2 qualifying at WWTR

Ben Maier in the No. 80 BOE Marine/Nitro Motorsports Ford Mustang earned his first-career pole in qualifying for the Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli’s CUBE 3 Architecture TA2 Series race at World Wide Technology Raceway. Maier set a blazing-fast time of 58.941s, setting a new track record. to beat out front-row starter Rafa Matos (No. 60 Concord American Flagpole/Nitro Motorsports Ford Mustang) by a mere 0.085s this afternoon’s race, which gets underway at 12:35pm local time.

“We started the weekend and it was not the greatest,” said Maier. “We were probably a second-and-a-half off. I didn’t come here last year, so I was figuring the track out and got it figured out by qualifying. I’m really happy that happened. We worked on the car all weekend and it was perfect for qualifying and put down a good lap. I watched some starts from last year, and that first turn is crazy when you’re two wide and braking down into that turn, but I think it should be really exciting; I can’t wait to race.”


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