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DRIVERS WANTED!

BCR #25 TA2 Camaro is seeking a funded driver for the remainder of the 2019 Trans-Am series. Car is available for the Road America event and the rest of the season.

During the first six races of this season, with two different drivers, this car has achieved three podium finishes; 3rd, 2nd, and a win at the last event in Detroit.  Built in 2018, the car has finished every race it ever started, and is fully adjustable to driver preference.

Interested parties, please contact Blaise: blaise.csida@bcracecars.com

Trans-Am/GT1/Supercar up For Sale!

Owner Steve Burns has decided to sell his freshly built Trans-Am/Supercar Mustang as he is pursuing other interests.

Serial #14, this masterpiece took two years to complete and represents the most complex car we have ever built at BC Race Cars. The challenge was to create a state-of-the-art Trans-Am legal race car that can be easily converted to an unlimited category supercar. With the help of AMB aero, a front nose/splitter, undertray and rear wing were commissioned, all of which can be easily changed within a few hours. In this form, the body generates approximately 4 times the downforce of a standard TA car!

In its TA legal form, the car features all the bells and whistles of a front running machine. It is brand new, and the asking price is less than building a new TA car alone!

Interested parties, check out the ad below and contact Blaise Csida for details.

https://www.racingjunk.com/GT/183226919/Trans-Am-GT1-Unlimited.html

HISTORIC 1-2 and 1-4 at BELLE ISLE!

Misha Goikhberg in the #10 BCR Camaro brought BC Race Cars its first ever Trans-Am victory in our 15 year history with the series at the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix!

Not only did Misha win, he turned the second fastest time of the race, missing it by only 0.03 seconds. “I wasn’t trying for hot laps, just maintaining the gap to second” said Misha. The win represents his first victory in this series as well.

To add extra icing on a great day for BCR, Tony Ave in the sister Camaro #25 finished 2nd to Misha on Saturday. A 1-2 podium finish, very seldom accomplished by any team was an absolute bonus!

As a double header weekend, we were excited about our chances for Sunday’s race as well. Misha started on pole, and Tony 5th as the cars were lined up according to fastest race laps from the day before.

A very eventful race ensued with 4 different leaders and many stages to the race. When the tire smoke settled, Tony Ave, in his 100th career Trans-Am race start emerged as the winner, an absolutely amazing accomplishment! Misha drove to a great 4th place.

“We at BCR are so elated about the weekend, sweeping both races with our Chevy powered Camaros at the Chevrolet Grand Prix” states Blaise Csida, team principal at BCR. “Katech continues to be instrumental to our engine program and I know these wins are special to them as well. We have two incredible drivers, a great series with awesome cars, and an amazing crew to make this happen! I am so happy for us and for Misha, it has been a long time coming. Also to be part of achieving Tony’s first win in Detroit on his 100th start is something amazing! ”

Watch a lap with Misha on his way to victory…

Lime Rock Report

BCR visited Lime Rock Park in Lakeville, Connecticut for round four of the SCCA Pro Trans-Am series, fielding two cars in the TA2 class with two amazing drivers. Weather was awesome, the scenery breathtaking, and the weekend was simply outstanding with great fans and excellent organization. Credit to Trans-Am and the race track.

We struggled a bit with performance this weekend. We made some good adjustments, and by qualifying the cars were pretty quick. Tony Ave, driving our #25 Camaro, was able to put a great lap together and ended up P3. Misha in our #10 BCR machine was looking to save his tires for the race, and only did 3 laps, landing him in P8. Not what we were hoping for, but the difference between P3 and P8 was 0.15 secs!

Both drivers did an amazing job on the start, moving up positions. However, we did miss the race set-up a bit and we simply did not have the pace on the long runs, both drivers struggling with very loose cars. They did well to salvage 6th and 7th positions at the end, a testament to their driving talents.

Off to Detroit in a couple of days for the next round.

Watch Tony Ave’s quali lap:

Great First Visit to Laguna Seca

BC Race Cars’ first visit to beautiful California as part of the Trans-Am series proved a wonderful experience on many fronts.

Only our #25 Camaro with Ethan Wilson driving went as Misha had a direct conflict with his IMSA program. We were fortunate to have partnered with Tom Sheehan and his awesome crew who not only transported our car and allowed us to work out of their trailer, but helped and supported us all weekend. Our success is their achievement as well and proves the friendships between teams that exist off the track in the Trans-Am series. Thank you Tom and all your guys!

We did not unload well. Our information on gearing was completely inaccurate and Ethan reported a fair bit of understeer. We were able to quickly address these issues, and Ethan made us proud when he stuck the #25 Camaro in second during qualifying, narrowly missing the pole by 0.15 seconds!

We also enjoyed a good race, although we struggled a bit to keep pace with the lead pack. Regardless, Ethan brought the car home in 3rd place, marking his first ever Trans-Am podium finish and BCR first for the season!  

Thanks to the BC Race Cars crew who did such a great job! Their jobs were even harder as the engineering was done remotely, which meant they now also had to gather and constantly feed data back to home base. Well done guys!

Trans-Am Race Report- BCR

It has been a mixed beginning to the 2019 racing season in SCCA Pro Trans-Am for the BCR team of Camaros.

We unload well off the trailer, always quick in testing and practise, qualify well but have missed the podium at both Sebring and Atlanta. Our cars have the speed; just the podium has eluded us so far.

At Sebring, both Misha and Ethan were quick in practise but “only” qualified 6th and 7th respectively, having missed the balance just slightly. Ethan drove a great, steady race and finished a respectable 6th. Misha had an engine electrical glitch right before the race and had to start from the pits. He drove right up to 9th, turning some awesome laps in traffic, but suffered a cut right front tire and could not continue.

Round two at Road Atlanta had the highest of highs when Misha put the #10 BCR Camaro on the pole, with Ethan a strong 6th in the #25 car. This marked the first pole for BCR, a monumental moment for a small team and a testament to our crew and Misha’s driving talent.

Unfortunately, the race did not go our way. An incident with another car forced Misha off track and dropped him out of contention. He came back to finish 10th.

Ethan, on the other hand had a great race!  He was consistent and quick, earning a well-deserved 4th, matching his career best!

Although we all dream of being on top of the podium, we are truly grateful for having two very talented drivers and the exceptional BCR crew working together and striving for great results.

Misha Goikhberg and BCR Grab Pole in Atlanta!

   For the first time in BC Race Cars’s history, we achieved pole position!  Misha Goikhberg  drove the #10 TA2 BCR Camaro to the #1 spot at Road Atlanta for round 2 qualifying of the SCCA Pro Trans-Am series.

Although both cars were quick all weekend, Misha was not happy with the balance and unpredictable handling of the car during this morning’s practise. The crew and engineers went to work and with only minutes left to grid were able to complete a thorough rework of the set-up. Misha drove an incredible lap, right on the ragged edge and that was enough for this awesome moment for him and his team!

“I am so ecstatic right now” says Blaise, team owner of BCR. “We have been close so many times, and I am so proud of my driver and crew and engineers who work well together to achieve this result. Let’s not forget that Ethan in the #25 sister Camaro qualified 6th, so 2 cars up there with a chance to win tomorrow is fantastic!”

Of course, the real target is tomorrow’s race and we are working hard to anticipate a change in weather and how that will impact track conditions and set-up.

BCR READY FOR SEBRING

We are ready for the season opener of the 2019 SCCA Pro Trans-Am series, to be held at Sebring International Raceway in Florida, March 1-3.

Our new TA2 Howe bare roller was late arriving, but we managed to build it in plenty of time for our trip south.   

We finally had the opportunity to get together last night with Misha Goikhberg to show him his new ride, as well as complete the final adjustments.  Other than a few minor tweaks to seating, pedals and etc, the car was prepared perfectly for Misha.   We are super excited to evaluate the changes we have engineered into this new machine.

Our #25 BCR Camaro of last season received the same attention. We rebuilt the entire car mechanically, and also upgraded it with all the new features we built into Misha’s #10 BCR Camaro.  

BC Race Cars is very pleased to announce our second driver for this successful race car, Ethan Wilson of Loomis, California. Ethan is no stranger to TA2 racing, he finished 3rd in the 2018 TA2 Championship with consistent finishes! We are excited to have him and look forward to running two identical race cars, and the engineering possibilities that it represents.

We want to thank our BCR guys, Mike Nelson and Matt Waugh for the effort and work they put into making this happen on time!

Misha G. joins BCR for 2019

BCR is excited to announce that Misha Goikhberg will become our full time driver for the 2019 season in SCCA Pro Trans-Am TA2 competition. This will mark the first time that BCR will be competing the entire series, versus doing one-off rentals.

Misha, who is also a full time driver in the IMSA Weather Tech Championship, driving the #85  Cadillac Prototype for JDC-Miller Motorsports, was originally looking to expand his experience by doing some Trans-Am racing. 2018 was an introductory year, where he competed with BCR in 5 events, always showing as a top level driver, and finishing a best of second at COTA after an epic race-long battle.

Loving the competition in Trans-Am and the comradery, Misha decided to join the series full time. “I couldn’t be happier! Misha is not only a great driver who showcases our cars, but we really seemed to hit it off this season. The weekends are super enjoyable with the ability to joke and laugh, yet take the racing very seriously” says team owner Blaise Csida.

“I am excited to join BC Race Cars for a full time campaign representing a fellow GM brand in the process alongside my Cadillac duties in DPi. I was always curious about Trans-Am, and after trying it last year I really enjoy the championship, the cars and the racing. Doing a full campaign is always beneficial, and I am hoping more experience in the car will result in consistent results, which will lead to a fight for a championship” states Misha Goikhberg.

To accomplish our goals, BCR is building a new, second TA2 car.  As a driver used to open wheel cars, Misha required some items to be changed. This car is being built specifically around his unique requirements, along with all the upgrades we have engineered into our 2018 #25 Camaro, which is still available for another driver.

We are getting the chassis and body from Howe in the next few weeks, barely giving us enough time to complete the build with our unique components for the series opener at Sebring, March 1-3.  We have now built five TA2 cars, so we know exactly what is required, and parts are steadily rolling in.

We simply cannot wait for 2019 racing season!!

TA2 Ride available for 2019

BCR is proud to offer our #25 TA2 Camaro for the 2019 SCCA Pro Trans-Am series to funded drivers. This is a remarkable race car that was built in 2018 and competed in 8 TA2 races last year, always running in the top 5! We also had 3 podiums with 3 different drivers, which speaks for how good the car is and how easily we can change it to suit individual driving technique.

We are a professional racing team, and carry spares to fix just about any issue at the track. Our car finished all sessions and races last year, save for driver induced crashes.

Please contact us for details, preference will be given to drivers who want to do the series or multiple races.

Blaise Csida

blaise.csida@bcracecars.com

647-283-1306