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Thad Moffitt, grandson of Richard Petty, is joining Trans Am’s TA2 Class in 2023. 

No. 43 rides again

Thad Moffitt, grandson of racing legend Richard Petty, will compete full time in the Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli’s TA2 class in 2023.

The announcement came at the Performance Racing Industry Trade Show (PRI) in Indianapolis.

Moffitt and Trans Am president John Clagett unveiled the No. 43 Safety-Kleen Chevrolet Camaro that Moffitt will pilot in his championship effort for TeamSLR. 

The Petty blue Chevy from constructor M1 Racecars will run out of TeamSLR’s headquarters in St. Augustine, FL, with support from Petty’s Garage in Randleman.

Moffitt comes to the longest-running professional road racing series in North America following six seasons in the ARCA Menards Series, earning 10 top fives and 29 top-10 finishes in 49 starts between the National, East and West series. 


In 2022, Moffitt competed in a part-time effort in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. The 22-year-old is also the 2016 Southeast Limited Late Model champion.


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About Petty’s Garage: Petty's Garage is a high-performance speed shop originally founded by Richard Petty in 2008 as an expansion of his competitive career and ambition to find ways to continue to win both on and off the track. Petty has been building hot rods ever since his childhood bicycle wouldn’t go fast enough. Performance vehicles or stock cars, Petty’s life has been built around production and driving high quality vehicles. Today, the Garage is a second-generation, Petty family owned and operated business. Its crew is looking forward to helping drivers start a new project or upgrade a current vehicle. For more information, visit www.pettysgarage.com.


About TeamSLR: TeamSLR competes fulltime in the Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli in a multifaceted effort that includes dedicated entries in the TA2 division, customer programs, driver coaching and car construction. Its history dates back to 1985 and covers a wide spectrum of motorsports, including NASCAR, IMSA, SCCA, ARCA and ASA. TeamSLR is a family-owned organization run by Scott Lagasse Sr., and Scott Lagasse Jr., For more information, visit www.TeamSLR.com, on Facebook, on Twitter, on Instagram and on LinkedIn.


About the Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli: The Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli is the longest-running professional road race series in the United States. The Trans Am Series was founded by racing factory pony cars in the late 1960s. More than 50 years after their launch, Mustangs, Camaros and Challengers continue to be sold today, with Trans Am racing credited as playing a major role in their success and longevity. The SpeedTour will host the professional race series at 19 events nationwide in 2023.