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!!