Beautiful weather and scenery marked round 4 of the SCCA Trans-Am event at Lime Rock Park, CT. BC Race Cars had only one car running in the highly competitive TA2 class, our house car the #07 Camaro driven by Steve Kent Jr.
Neither us nor our driver has ever raced at this track. With the very limited track time available this weekend, we were under the gun to get the set-up right and help our driver learn the track as quickly as possible.
As such, many gear changes and set-up changes were made, compromising both our practice and qualifying sessions. We were disappointed with our 13th place qualifying and decided to make a last, major set-up change prior to final practise. Steve reported that the car was better than ever, which gave us some much needed hope for the race.
As usual, Steve made up a number of spots on the start, and continued to slowly but surely work his way up the field. We were never quite up the pace of the leaders, they were just able to inch away, lap by lap. Regardless, our car ran flawlessly, the tires stayed consistent throughout the race, and Steve was able to drive to a much deserved 9th place finish. While not the result we were hoping for, we felt satisfied with our accomplishment.
Next up is New Jersey, where BCR is happy to have two cars running. More to follow……….