BC Race Cars had Misha Goikhburg driving our #25 TA2 Camaro at beautiful Road America for round 7 of the SCCA Pro Trans-Am championship. Also under our tent was the #43 of Roberto Sabato.
As usual, we unloaded at 98%, running in the top five in the four test and practice sessions. We were very happy with our progress but qualifying was a little disappointing, landing us in 9th place. Even though Misha put in a great effort with his best lap of the weekend, the top ten were only separated by 0.7 seconds around this super long track!
Misha advanced a few positions on the start, but a yellow interrupted his progress. On the next restart, he again made up a few spots, but had a wild spin during an attempt for 4th. We weren’t sure what caused the spin, so we checked the car out thoroughly in the pits before returning to the race a few laps down. That is racing!
What a weekend at Mid-Ohio as BCR competed with our #25 TA2 Camaro driven by Misha Goikhberg, while also under our tent was the #43 of Roberto Sabato in his TA2 Mustang. The weather held off, no rain, and as usual it was a first class event at a premier race track.
Our weekend started extremely well, with great test day lap times where we were able to evaluate a number of set-up changes. Official practise was even better, placing us P5 and P3. We were super excited for qualifying as we felt our car was definitely a top 3 contender! Unfortunately, the clouds rolled in, and expecting rain, we went with an in-between set-up. We only managed 11th…..
We were excited for the race, knowing our car is fast but also anxious as Mid-Ohio is a very difficult track to pass on, especially with the TA2 cars as they are so equal in performance. Misha did a great job at the start, picking off cars, about 1 a lap. Sadly, as he was passing a car, he made contact at the tire, causing an immediate flat. By the time he limped all the way around into the pits, and the crew changed the tire, we were 4 laps down. We finished the race and even passed the car that eventually finished 5th, so the pace was there.
Misha will drive for us again at Road America in a couple of weeks. We appreciate the great job he did this weekend at a very difficult track. Watch a few laps from the start of the race:
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