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: