Misha & BCR Podium at Road America

Road America hosted round 9 of the SCCA Pro Trans-Am series and the BCR #10 TA2 Camaro with driver Misha Goikhberg achieved another podium in the ultra-competitive TA2 class!

Perfect weather and beautiful landscape marked the entire weekend, and the crew even had time to enjoy the lakeshore and outstanding dining that Sheboygan offers!

Testing went extremely well, Misha posting fastest laps in both sessions. By practise we lost a little on the set-up and qualified 3rd. The race was exciting as Misha battled with the leaders on the initial laps. Tapped from behind, he went off track and lost a lot of time to the top 2, which we could not make up for the reminder of the green flag race. We also battled escalating water temperatures due to grass on the grill, and Misha had to nurse the car home by short shifting and closely monitoring the temperature issues. A great drive from him and a well- deserved podium finish for the entire BCR crew.

A short turn around to make the next race at Watkins Glen will keep us super busy in the next few days…..

Mid-Ohio Trans-Am Report

BCR continues with another solid showing at round 7 of the SCCA Pro Trans-Am TA2 Championship, part of the Nascar Xfinity weekend. With 4 Nascar drivers also trying TA2 competition, the field was exceptionally deep, with 32 cars registered!

Newcomer to the series and BCR, was Aaron Pettipas piloting our #25 TA2 Camaro. Having done a solid day of testing at Shannonville a few weeks prior, Aaron was quick to get up to speed and posted top 10 times all thru practise.   Unfortunately qualifying did not go so well; traffic and unusual circumstances prevented Aaron from getting a clean lap, “only” posting a 12th place.

The race worked out far better, Aaron was able to stay clean and put in a steady performance, running consistent lap times. His efforts were rewarded with a 7th place finish, an exceptional achievement considering the field!

Misha Goikhberg, in the BCR #10 also had a great performance. During practise, we were usually in the top 5, but struggling with understeer which we were not able to completely resolve thru the weekend. Regardless, he managed a 4th place in quali but we knew we were in for a tough race.

Starting on the outside, Misha was forced to concede a number of spots at the beginning, falling all the way back to 7th place. He slowly worked his way back to 5th, his car improving as the race went on. He was fighting hard for 4th place in the last 10 laps, but Mid-Ohio is notoriously difficult to pass on if no mistakes are made. He ended up 5th, another great drive.

Watch a lap with Misha G at Mid-Ohio: