Mike Cope Racing Enterprise of Clearwater Florida and BC RACE CARS of Cavan Ontario are in “it” together at Mid-Ohio for Canadian TA2 driver Misha Goikhberg.

With the Canadian-American border extending its closure until July 21, 2020; making it to The Trans Am by Pirelli event at Mid-Ohio for the June 26-28 weekend for the BC RACE CARS’ Team was almost impossible.  Getting the BC RACE CAR’s #10 TA2 Chev Camaro was maybe a possibility, the crew more difficult, and the mandatory 14 day quarantine returning to Canada was a show stopper!

Misha was already in the USA and ready to get back to racing after the long hiatus since the Sebring event at the beginning of March.  His race car was ready to go; we all wanted to get back to racing after a 100 days of being in lock down……but the pandemic.

Race Team owners Blaise Csida and Mike Cope have been competing against each other for years.  Even thru the ups and downs of racing both of these TA2 Trans Am team owners have a great respect for one another.  The friendship just came easy.

So what do you do you do when you need help…..you call a friend.  And what does Mike do for BC RACE CARS and Misha?  He loads the #99 TA2 Mike Cope Ford Mustang on the trailer for Misha and heads to Mid-Ohio for both of us.  Misha’s race car will be competing as the Cope/BC Race Cars Ford Mustang for the weekend.   That is the true meaning of Team Work.

We at BC RACE CARS send our greatest appreciation to the Team of Mike Cope Racing for putting together a competitive car for Misha to stay in the 2020 Trans Am TA2 Championship.

We will be cheering you on from home via the Trans Am by Pirelli Racing app.

BCR’s First Canadian 2020 Test Day Report

What a treat to finally get back on a race track at Shannonville’s Spring Fling test day!

Marked by beautiful weather, responsible social distancing and fantastic new paddock, owner of BCR Blaise Csida took to the track in Misha Goikhberg’s 2019 TA2 winning Camaro. It was a low-key affair, no professional crew, just Blaise and Penny out for a day of fun. Even so, friends Scott Zurrer and professional crew Jeff Porter dropped by to lend a hand.  As expected, the car performed extremely well with some major developments since last year. In fact, it posted a lap time over a second faster than last year’s car.

It was great to see many familiar faces, and some new comers. After being shut down since March, it was an encouraging sign of firing back up again. We look forward to some racing!

A few laps on the Pro circuit configuration:

Photo by: Richard Coburn