SKIP BARBER INSTRUCTOR THOMAS MERRILL TAKES TRANS AM CHECKERED FLAGMay 07, 2019
After being third fastest in practice, Merrill didn’t qualify due to a mechanical issue and the No. 81 Ford Mustang was forced to start 26th — second-to-last. Making it to the front took incredible skill, tactics and the support of great teams. The red, black and white Skip Barber Racing School/Big Diehl Racing Mustang took the checkered flag in TA2 this past weekend at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca — the same track where Thomas is one of the outstanding racing instructors for Skip Barber Racing School. It’s his home track … the place where he “likes to make noise!”
“I can’t say enough about Big Diehl Racing and Skip Barber Racing,” Merrill proclaimed as the race ended and he experienced the thrill of victory. “We’re the best team in the paddock, and today really proved that.”
Read how Thomas passed 25 cars on his way to victory in this article from Racer.com. Be sure to click on the video highlights of the race including a daring pass at the top of the corkscrew.