Matos drives to second TA2 pole of 2024 at Lime Rock

Rafa Matos (No. 60 Concord American Flagpole/Nitro Motorsports Ford Mustang) earned his second Pole Award of the season for the Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli’s CUBE 3 Architecture TA2 Series race at Lime Rock Park, clocking a time of 51.658s. Starting beside Matos will be Evan Slater (No. 17 CUBE 3/Franklin Road/M1 Ford Mustang), who qualified second with a best time of 52.084s.

“It feels great to get the pole today,” said Matos. “I think the Nitro Motorsports team has prepped four amazing race cars. All the cars are very fast. We were a little bit behind in practice, but my crew chief worked really hard to make sure the car was the way I liked it for qualifying.

“Qualifying was a bit complicated. I was catching traffic on my fastest lap, so I had to sacrifice that lap and go for another one. The car was good enough that I managed to put a couple of good laps together and get the pole position, very close to the track record.


“Hats off to Concord America Flagpole. This is Chris Dyson’s home track, and there’s a lot of anticipation for this event for us. It’s amazing to deliver a good result. Let’s get it done tomorrow.”

The race will be contested Saturday at 1:10 p.m. ET. It will be broadcast live on MAVTV and also streamed live here.

The highlights show of the CUBE 3 Architecture TA2 Series race will air on MAVTV on Thursday, May 30 at 8:00 p.m. ET.


Story originally appeared on Racer