Steve Kent Jr. Driving for BCR in 2015

Steve Kent. TA2BC Racecars Inc. is pleased to announce that Steve Kent Jr. will be piloting the #07 BCR Camaro TA2 in Trans-Am for a limited 6 race schedule in 2015.

Steve and BCR first got together for the 2014 finale at Daytona. After the first day of practice, it was evident that the combination was a good one; Steve was fast out of the box, and was able to effectively communicate what he needed out of the car.

“ We were utterly impressed with his talents” says team principal Blaise Csida, “ not only was he fast, he knew what he needed, used his head, and raced smartly, all the attributes of a good professional driver. And the chemistry was just right. ”

The 2015 Trans-Am season is shaping up to be the best yet, and BCR is excited to be part of the series with such a talent behind the wheel. Our first race is Sebring on March 1st.

BC Racecars Inc. is a full time professional race organization, specializing in all forms of road racing. Services include full TA/TA2 car builds, track support, rental rides, engineering, fabrication; anything to do with road racing. Contact us for your Motorsport needs.

 

BC RACE CARS 2015 Trans Am Team

Since 1999, BC RACE CARS, has engineered and produced top performing Trans Am legal GT1 race cars in Canada. Our dedicated support staff is comprised of professional race car mechanics, fabricators, designers, that hold licenses in specific fields of the trade, as well accomplished race car drivers.

Blaise Csida, owner and operator of BC RACE CARS has competed with Trans Am since 2004. Teammates include fellow Canadian race car owners, Andrew Romocki and Allan Lewis that joined Trans Am in 2012 with
Mike McGahern following suit in 2013 in his TA2 race car. During the 2014 race season we introduced Harry Steenbakkers to Trans Am in our newly prepared 2014 BCR Camaro rental car. At the end of the 2014 race season, Harry’s Father, Marc Steenbakkers had BC RACE CARS build them their own 2014 Camaro that will be managed by Calabogie Motorsports with our support.

For a limited 6 race schedule in 2015, BC RACE CARS Inc. is pleased to announce that Steve Kent Jr. will be piloting the #07 2014 TA2 BCR Camaro.

BC RACE CARS continues to welcome new drivers to Trans Am by either renting or providing support to owner operated TA and TA2 race cars.

Drivers:

Blaise Csida: http://www.gotransam.com/drivers/index.cfm?did=4905

Andrew Romocki:  http://www.gotransam.com/drivers/index.cfm?did=4854

Allan Lewis:  http://www.gotransam.com/drivers/index.cfm?did=4848

Mike McGahern:  http://www.gotransam.com/drivers/index.cfm?did=4859

Harry Steenbakkers:  http://www.gotransam.com/drivers/index.cfm?did=4932

Marc Steenbakkers:  http://www.gotransam.com/drivers/index.cfm?did=4906

Steve Kent Jr:  http://www.gotransam.com/drivers/index.cfm?did=4849

 

Daytona Report

Great racing, beautiful weather and incredible performance by the BC RaceCars crew marked the last SCCA Trans-Am race at Daytona International. BC RaceCars had three cars running, two TA machines driven by Andrew Romocki and Allan Lewis and our TA2 car driven by Steve Kent Jr. from Maryland, USA.

gallery_thumbAllan had a unfortunate accident during the first practice session on Wednesday, severely damaging the car. The crew spent the next few days feverishly repairing it by fitting new body panels to the car, welding and repairing all the damaged sections. It wasn‘t pretty, but we finally had the car back together for Thursday’s second practice session, and at last Allan had the chance the shake the car down a bit before qualifying. With all the practice time missed, we were severely behind in set-up and the results showed; Allan started the race close to the back but reliability and perseverance resulted in a 5th place finish, the best for him this year! Congrats to him and the entire crew for not only making the race but finishing!

 

AR29Andrew had an incredibly colorful weekend as well. It started with a major blow up of a transmission, which was easily remedied. Not so easy was an engine loosing power, which was not diagnosed till the last practice session on Thursday, requiring the crew to stay late for an engine change. We barely made qualifying the next day, and Andrew pushed very hard to try to get a decent qualifying result, unfortunately spinning and flat spotting all four tires. As per TA rules, new tires required us to start from the back of the field. Andrew made up good places, fighting hard for each spot, getting up all the way to the top 7 before a differential failure ended his race. Again, a good showing of speed and great work from the crew!

 

gallery_largeSteve has never driven our green TA2 car, but got comfortable almost from the first practice session. He had us change the set-up slightly as the car was too loose for his liking, as well as adjust the brake bias, and get more “drive off the corners“. All adjustments were carried out quickly, and by the second official practice session, Steve piloted the car to the top of the charts! He continued with a 5th place qualifying effort (which was cut short to only 2 flying laps by a red flag and a Cope car holding him up badly) but truly showed his pace during the race. He patiently battled his way up to 3rd, even though the car lacked the straight-away speed of his competitors, making it all up with driving and the set-up. Unfortunately, a stuck transmission forced an un-scheduled pit stop, but still resulted in an 8th place finish. We are definitely looking forward to working with Steve again, we were truly impressed by his talents.

We would like to thank Trans-Am on another great event and for all their efforts this year. They have elevated this series to a level that inspires pride of participation, with pro drivers and teams to race against, good fields and great venues. We encourage everyone in racing to consider joining.

Daytona CrewAlso a special thanks to the BC RaceCars crew, for all their hard work, dedication, and commitment, not just this event but for the entire year. They are simply as good as any crew out there; John Maloney, Martin Lee, Scott Zurrer, Andrew Zitman, Frank Neilson, John Bissette, Chris Johnson, Chris Albin. Thanks!

 

NASA Report from Daytona International

Andrew Romocki (and family) and BC Racing spent a glorious weekend at Daytona International Raceway with the TA GT-1 Mustang entered in two classes of competition at a NASA sanctioned event.

In addition to amazing weather, we also had the pleasure of working with Pro driver Mike Skeen. He is an incredibly talented and fast driver who was able to help us get a better set up and give us pointers on driving this intimidating and iconic race track. Click on link below to see Mike at work:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YL6cZP6FS4&list=UUD-QKDvsrkckeKE7TtvoYKQ

Both Mike and Andrew easily won their respective classes, and we are looking forward to some serious competition in a few weeks time at the season finale of the SCCA Trans-Am Series.

 

BC Race Car @ Laguna Seca

Take a tour of Laguna Seca with Elmer Shannon of Oakland California in his 2006 Super Modified Chevrolet Corvette F430 built by BC RACE CARS.  This 2006 Corvette was initially built for Rich Dederian of Lakehead California after he fell in love with Shannon’s 2004 Corvette. Elmer recently purchased this race car from Rich, see some hot laps on board from Laguna Seca:

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Elmer will be competing in the GT-1 class at the 2014 SCCA National Championship Runoffs held at  Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca during the week of October 6th in his 2004 Chevrolet Corvette.

The 2004 Chevrolet Corvette was built by BC RACE CARS and driven by Blaise Csida in Trans-Am and GT-1 events in Canada and the USA from 2004-2005. Elmer purchased the car in  2005 which he mainly raced at his home track of Thunder Hill in California, but also entered a number of SCCA Pro-Racing Trans-Am races from 2009 to 2011.  In 2014, Elmer has competed in a number of  SCCA National Events, earning him a spot in the 2014 SCCA National Championship Runoffs.

We at BC RACE CARS wish Elmer a safe and successful weekend at the Runoffs.

 

 

TA2 Ride at Daytona


MO7There is an opportunity for a ride in our 2014 TA2 Camaro race car at the Trans-Am finale at Daytona International Raceway, Nov. 12-15. We offer a complete arrive and drive package, with additional testing opportunities available.
This race car has qualified top 5 in both Trans-Am races it entered, beating out some very famous teams and drivers. Interested parties please contact BC Race Cars for further information, pricing and requirements:
Blaise
647-283-1306
blaise.csida@bcracecars.com

Mid-Ohio Race Report Aug, 2014

 

Mid Ohio1Round 7 of the SCCA Pro Trans-Am series was held at the iconic Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, in combination with the Nascar Nationwide Series.

BC Race Cars Inc. had two entries, one in T1 and one in TA2, one of the very few teams who manage to compete in two classes simultaneously. Allan Lewis, piloting his #15 C6 Corvette carried the flag in the top class, while Harry Steenbakkers shined in the #07 BCR Camaro.

Allan struggled Friday to find the grip and speed needed to compete in this huge field. He was further hampered by a shifter mount failure which effectively lost him most of the second practice session. The crew was able to make repairs quickly, and Allan managed a 13th position qualifying result out of 19 cars.

Harry was fast out of the box, an incredible feat as he has never previously driven at Mid-Ohio . The team was able to keep tuning, making adjustments to improve the car for Harry, and it showed in qualifying: with only 1 hot lap (to save the tires for the race), Harry managed 5th place, ahead of the superstar drivers Tommy Kendall and Nascar hero Ty Dillon, out of 26 entries!

MO1The race was equally exciting, as 59 cars took the green flag. Allan drove a great race, slowly and steadily making his way forward. While others were significantly slower than their qualifying pace, Allan found an additional 1 second/lap during the race, earning him an 8th place result. Well done!

 

MO2In TA2, the top 3 pulled away slightly, leaving the 4-12 place pack battling it out. It was an incredible race to watch, 6 to 8 cars never separated by more than a few tenths, passing and re-passing each other. Harry kept station at the 45 minute mark of the race, still showing in 6th place and waiting for the command to go! He made a move to pass both 5th and 4th place cars, but slid off track in some oil off-line and stuck the car in “China Beach”. Regardless of the ultimate result, he showed how talented he is and his drive was far more mature than his tender 16 years would dictate. We can’t wait to put him in our car again, he certainly raised some eyebrows!

Next planned Trans-Am race for our group is most likely Virginia followed by Daytona at the end of the year!  
http://www.gotransam.com/teams/index.cfm?tid=2405

Lubrico Warranty V8 Trophy Series

By: Lubrico Warranty V8 Trophy Series
April 11, 2014

London, Ontario – The Lubrico Warranty V8 Trophy Series is pleased to welcome BC Race Cars as a series sponsor for the 2014 season. As a series sponsor, BC Race Cars will be providing competitors with a discount on the products and services they provide, along with random prize draws each race weekend.

The series, which is entering its’ second year, is dedicated to promoting the road racing of all V8 powered cars, from production-based to full tube-frame machines. According to BC Race Cars founder and car designer, Blaise Csida, “Becoming a series sponsor made sense since it combines two areas of interest to us; V8 powered race cars of all forms, and the serious club racer. While we specialize in the design and construction of TransAm and GT race cars, we also have many other services available and of interest to all racers.”

The Lubrico Warranty V8 Trophy Series, which operates as a “race with in a race” as part of the CASC Ontario Region GT Sprints division, will be comprised of five race weekends at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park as part of the CASC Ontario Region 2014 schedule. “We were excited when BC Race Cars expressed interest to us since many of our competitors know and admire what they offer to racers. It’s a natural fit,” said Terry Fletcher, who founded the series.

The first event in the series takes place May 3rd and 4th at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park as part of the Spring Trophy Races, organized by the British Empire Motor Club, as part of the CASC-OR Regional Race Series.

The Lubrico Warranty V8 Trophy Series is dedicated to providing a road racing series exclusively for V8 powered race cars. Its’ goals are to be low cost to the competitor, to enhance existing club races, and to maximize competitor fun. Now entering its’ second year, the series provides close competition and camaraderie among its’ competitors in a low-key, friendly, atmosphere.

BC RACE CARS has been the leading Canadian business in producing Trans Am legal GT1 race cars over the past 14 years. Our specialty are tube-frame race cars, but also includes other areas of racing that include the lapping day enthusiast to the serious club racer, as well as drivers seeking professional competition in North America. We have been involved at all levels of motorsports from club racing, HSR & SVRA Vintage classes, IMSA, Indy Lights, to Pro SCCA Trans-Am competition.

2008 Trans Am Corvette

Sold: January 2014

All the best stuff. Competitive and fully rebuilt,  a top 5 car in SCCA Pro Trans-Am.

For the experienced driver looking to move up to GT1 or go pro in the Trans Am series, this is the perfect vehicle. Meticulously built and maintained, this car is reliable and fast and comes with a comprehensive spares package.

– Pro PME engine, fresh with zero hours

– Hewland Wide gearbox, with spare gears and misc. parts

– 4.5” clutch – Carbon Fiber driveshaft

– Mitler Bros rear end housing, camber/toe adjustable

– Penske 3-way shocks, freshly rebuilt by RE Suspensions

– Brembo calipers, floating rotors

– Kirkey containment seat, Schroth belts

– Fresh paint job, new windshield/rear “glass”

– New rod-ends

– Fuel Cell replaced, valid till 2017

– spare package

For more details contact Blaise at 647-283-1306 or blaise.csida@bcracecars.com

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