After a long absence, it was a pleasure to be racing again in the SCCA Trans-Am series, specifically at Brainerd International Raceway, with owner Jed Copham and his freshly rebuilt BCR C7 Corvette.
Jed had thoroughly tested the new machine before the weekend, and had identified a number of issues, which we resolved promptly. We worked mostly on set-up as well as some transmission issues Saturday. We got it all sorted, and Jed qualified 4th with a fastest ever lap for him in a TA car!
The race was very entertaining, as Jed lost some positions at the start. He made back a spot and settled into a comfortable pace keeping up to the cars ahead of him. The pack remained relatively close, and a mid-race yellow helped bunch the field up. After the restart, there was great racing everywhere in the field, including Jed, working hard to close on Amy Ruman for 4th place. They were trading lap times back and forth, but close to the end, Jed came around the turn ahead of Amy, claiming 4th place and his best ever finish in a Trans-Am race.
We hope Jed will do a few more races with his new car, and that we can support him in the future!