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!