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
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.
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!
race car preparation, fabrication, engineering, driver training and coaching.