TA2 Road Atlanta Report

BC Race Cars was fortunate to have been able to participate in round 2 of the SCCA Pro Trans-Am TA2 at Road Atlanta. Border restrictions meant a limited crew and only running one car, the #10 of Misha Goikhberg.

 Despite alarming weather forecasts, we were spared any wet track conditions, all of our running was in the dry, not that we wouldn’t enjoy a wet race now and then. The field was extremely tight throughout all the tests and practise sessions, but of course we don’t know each other’s fuel load or tire selection. We were all awaiting qualifying, when everybody shows their hand.

Qualifying did not disappoint! We missed pole by 0.312 seconds, and that was only good for 7th place! An incredibly close field, and a testament to the talent level of the top drivers, teams and Trans-Am technical department.

The race was equally exciting; Misha spun early on and dropped to 11th position. On a track that is notoriously difficult to pass on, he slowly and methodically worked his way back thru the field, all the way to 6th position. He battled for 5th place with last year’s championship winning driver, who did a masterful job of driving defensively. Misha posted some fast lap times, and we felt very satisfied with a great result.

Watch a lap around Road Atlanta with Misha Goikhberg:







BCR’s latest Rental Ride

BC Race Cars Inc is pleased to announce the addition of the #82 Ford Taurus ASA Stock car to our fleet of professionally prepared race cars available for rent.

Even though our TA2 program has enjoyed great success in the US, racing in SCCA Pro Trans-Am, we have been struggling to fill the seats locally in the Ontario Pirelli GT Sprint series, even after winning the GT-1 Championship in 2017 and 2020. Some of our customers suggested an equally potent but less expensive car.

Customer David Sim was kind enough to sell us this outstanding machine. Many years ago he hired me to help him buy the right car, and he did a wonderful job of maintaining and improving it thru the years. But we did not rest on his laurels; we rebuilt the engine and added a 4-stage dry sump system, replaced the brake pedal and rebuilt the brake system, added 4” brake ducts, along with regular maintenance and our famous set-up. We also installed a defroster system and windshield wiper. We added an AIM Solo 2 for telemetry and a camera for some in-car video should any customer require some serious coaching! Of course, the seat is on a slider and the steering column can tilt and telescope to accommodate almost any driver and the latest digital radios ensure clear communications.

Another appeal of the car is its low cost and eligibility in so many series, including GT Sprints, Varac G90, and SVRA to name a few. Interested parties please contact Blaise at 647 283 1306 for details, full season deals available in Canada.

Driver For Road Atlanta TA2

BC Race Cars has a seat available for round 2 of the SCCA Pro Trans-Am TA2 race weekend, March 26-28, 2021 at Road Atlanta Raceway.


Our #20 TA2 Camaro is a brand new race car, having done its maiden voyage at the Sebring round and after some sorting finished a respectable 9th.  This car is fully equipped with all the best available features, plus: full telemetry with video and team mate to #10 Misha Goikhberg !


Funded drivers please contact Blaise @ 647-283-1306.

Sebring Opener, TA2 SCCA Trans-Am

BC Race Cars was fortunate to have made round one of the 2021 SCCA Pro Trans-Am series in Sebring, FL, narrowly escaping the record winter storm that swept thru much of the United States, entering two TA2 Camaros, one well-proven and the other completely un-tested.

Misha Goikhberg re-joined the team as the primary driver of the #10 BCR Camaro. A broken upper radiator hose put us out of the first practise session, but we immediately rebounded in the second practise where Misha was quickest! He continued his awesome performance and posted a 3rd in qualifying with some very well driven laps.

Starting 3rd, Misha took advantage of some argy-bargy in front of him, and took the lead on lap one. A few laps later, deciding to follow rather than lead, he slipped back into 3rd, content to save the car for the end.  An unfortunate full course yellow and subsequent re-start allowed an otherwise slower competitor to get beside him and we were heavily impacted, resulting in front and rear suspension damage so severe we had to retire the car. A very frustrating end to an otherwise wonderful weekend.

The new car didn’t start out well either, having clutch issues that prevented us from participating in the two available test sessions. We repaired it, but only had 9 laps to sort things out before qualifying and ended up a bit disappointed with 16th.

The race went much better for the #20 Camaro, we were able to stay out of trouble and pick off competitors one by one. Along with some luck, we ended up 9th, an awesome finish for us given the new car and the driver’s lengthy absence from pro-racing.

Great job from our crew as usual, team manager Penny, crew chiefs Mike and Jeff, and ace mechanic Andrew. Thank you for your great work.

Watch a lap with Misha from qualifying:



BCR #20 Camaro Sold!

BC Race Cars Inc. bids farewell to our beloved #20 2019 TA2 Camaro, affectionally nick-named “Chromy” due to its unique chrome blue wrap.

The car was built in the winter of 2018/2019 and made its debut at Sebring 2019. Driven all year by Misha Goikhberg, this wonderful machine gave BCR two firsts: our first pole position at an SCCA Trans-Am TA2 weekend (Atlanta) and our first ever win (Detroit)!

In its 11 race TA2 season in 2019 it earned 2 poles, 4 top-3 qualifying results, and 3 podiums; always qualifying in the top 10 and providing some very entertaining races.

In 2020, team owner Blaise Csida won the Ontario GT-1 Pirelli Sprints Championship, establishing some firsts for a TA2 car in the process. Peter Klutt and Michelle Abbate were the only 2 other drivers to enjoy the car, both with great success.

New owner Evan Pecore is no stranger to Motorsports, and hopes to run a few TA2 races as well as campaign the car at SCCA events. With a professional crew behind him, and a great track record as a driver, we are assured of the car’s continued success! And BC Race Cars will be here to help Evan all the way! 


BCR rolls out its new TA2 Camaro for SCCA Pro Trans-Am competition, finishing it just in time for its Sebring debut February 19-21, 2021.

Code named C19 as it was built during the pandemic lock-down, this race car features many deviations from previous builds, as most of the work was brought in-house: BCR custom interior, re-packaging of components, hanging brake pedal assembly and  X-bracing, etc. just to name a few. The result is a car with lower center of gravity and reduced polar moment.  We are looking forward to evaluating the new design features.

We do not yet have a confirmed driver for Sebring. If you are interested in racing a great car in a fantastic and super competitive series, please contact Blaise @ 647-283-1306 for more information.



BCR Set-Up Wins 5th Straight GT-1 Championship

BCR wins Ontario GT-1 Pirelli Sprint Championship for 2020 with the #120 TA2 Trans-Am Camaro! 


To make things even better, Mark Busscher, also running out of the BCR garage wins 2nd in the Championship, with his #184 TA2 Camaro, a great accomplishment in only his second year of competing with this car.

Due to Covid restrictions, our cars that normally would be competing south of the border were sitting around. We made the decision early on to enter one of the cars in every race of the series, something we have never done due to other obligations. We used the year not only to have fun but tune and develop the car, which we did. Every weekend we showed up with improvements and a different set-up, and until the last weekend (due to track conditions and traffic in quali) we were always able to improve the car and achieve a faster lap time.

The GT1 class has improved tremendously over the years; it is bigger than ever in recent memory, and consists of many cars that are capable of winning. These TA2 machines are definitely not the fastest, but are tuned to the maximum and we enjoyed 100% reliability with both cars.  Many thanks to our crew, Mike, Jeff, Zac, Brian, Norm, Cam, Martin for their hard work, knowledge and expertise in keeping the cars sound and reliable.

We are also very proud that the GT-1 Sprint Championship in Ontario has been won by a BCR built and set-up race car for the last 5 years in a row! Some were our cars, some we built for customers, and some we just set-up and engineered. Regardless, we hope you contact us for all your race car needs; we know how to make race cars go fast!

Indian Summer Trophy Races Report

BC Racecars entered two Trans-Am TA2 cars in the GT Sprints category for the BEMC organized September weekend. Beautiful, crisp Canadian weather marked a great weekend where many personal best were achieved as track conditions were near ideal.

Blaise Csida, driving the #120 TA2 Camaro set a personal best in qualifying , a 1:19.524, the first time that a TA2 based stock car went sub-20 at Mosport (to the best of our knowledge). Of course the car is not a fully legal trim, with the restrictor out (which adds about 40 HP) and 80 lbs of lead removed. The car is otherwise as raced in TA2. With Jim Beaton’s Grand Am Corvette suffering some damage from Friday’s testing, the #120 took all 3 wins for the weekend.

Mark Busscher, driving the #184 TA2 Camaro also had a great weekend, achieving a personal best of 1:23.387! No major troubles and some great racing resulted in a 2nd, 3rd and another 2nd for the final trophy race.

Many thanks to our great crew, both cars were immaculately prepared and set-up for all sessions, without any issues what so ever, allowing us to concentrate on changes and tire pressures which proved crucial with the cold temperatures.

Watch quali lap from Blaise, including a big mistake in T5 (cost about 0.3 seconds):



BCR Shannonville Report August 15 &16, 2020

Round 3 of the Ontario Pirelli GT Sprints were held at Shannonville Motorsports Park, near beautiful Belleville, Ontario.

BCR fielded three cars in the GT1 class, which unfortunately became two after an engine failure Friday afternoon for the #167 Camaro of Rob Martin. We were extremely disappointed, especially after a full day of testing without any issues or warning signs that anything was amiss.

Saturday’s events were run on the long track, with the #120 of Blaise Csida taking pole and the win in the afternoon race, and Mark Busscher qualifying 3rd and finishing 4th. Sunday the organizer switched to the Pro configuration. The first race was tricky as on and off showers made for a difficult decision on tires. The top 3 all decided on wets, which in hind-sight was the wrong call as the track dried within a few laps of the start of the race. We struggled terribly to hang on and finished 3rd and 4th.

The last race was redemption, as track conditions were near perfect and BCR brought it home with a 1-2 finish. Another great club race weekend, many thanks to the crew and organizers.

Watch Blaise qualify on the long track:  


GT-40 Kit Car Completed at BCR

We at BRC sometimes take on strange and non-racing related projects, especially for good customers and interesting challenges.

About 18 months ago, we were contacted by a long-time customer, asking if we would take on assembling and building a Ford GT-40 replica car from South African manufacturer CAV. Not having much interest in old cars, I had to look up the car and its history. Seemed intriguing. This was prior to the release of “Ford vs. Ferrari”!

About 14 month ago a huge transport container showed up, with a chassis, body panels and thousands of parts all bubble-wrapped. Friend and previous BCR employee Martin Lee took on as lead on the project, and we spent the first 2 weeks of the build unwrapping and cataloguing parts.

As we learnt, the driveline, brakes and tires had to be supplied locally. We chose a fuel injected 331 cubic inch small block Ford, and Porsche 5-speed transaxle. The brakes are Wilwood, and we secured a set of period correct appearing Avon tires.

Unlike race cars, street cars have glass, air conditioning, heater, carpet, glass and other creature comforts. There were many days and weeks of frustration, but at the end we are really proud of building this super cool looking machine.

Hand-off was last Friday at Calabogie Motorsports Park, where after an expert tune and chassis dyno, the car took to the track for its maiden voyage. It sounded awesome and looked remarkably quick! It stood out among its far more advanced modern peers, the latest GT-40 and the Mark 2 version.

Thanks to our customer for trusting us with this project, and to my friend Martin for masterminding the build. 

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