IMG_0501As the laps ticked down during the 8th stop of the SCCA Pro Trans Am series, the crew of Fields Racing felt the early pangs of elation as Kenny Liesfeld, driver of the 92 Fields Racing/M1 Fastrack Chevy Camaro, steadily moved up through the field, leaving behind the memory of the problematic practice sessions in the days leading up to the green flag. “We are racing a new car with our new chassis design, so going into this weekend our team knew there could be some challenges”, said Liesfeld. “On one hand, we were thrilled there were no major issues you might find with a fresh build, but on the other side of it, there is still a lot of fine tuning to move through in hopes of getting it just right.”

The fine tuning became the focus of the entire crew as the days wore on.  “We left the shop with a basic set up based on our previous experience at VIR, said Peter Garlick, Fields Racing Team Manager. By the time the qualifying session was over, we were feeling better about the car and happy with our progress. With help from our suspension provider and after talking with some of the other teams, we made the changes that really panned out for us.”

IMAG0932On Sunday everything fell into place, even with the less than ideal starting position earned the previous day.    “I knew we had made the right decisions. After I was able to move through some traffic and found my groove, the car really came alive, said Liesfeld.  “I could not be happier.”

And as the crew of Fields Racing watched Liesfeld pilot the 92 car to a solid 5th place, the happiness spread like wildfire.  “All the guys have worked so hard on this project”, said Liesfeld. “It’s great to see such huge smiles on their faces. This is a victory for all of us.”

About M1 Motorsports

M1 Motorsports is an approved chassis builder for the SCCA Pro Trans Am Series. The company produces and markets the M1 Fastrack road race chassis, offering complete race cars for sale or rental. The M1 Fastrack is approved for competition in the Trans Am TA2 class. M1 Motorsports is headquartered in Richmond, Virginia. www.m1fastrack.com