BCR Announces Drivers for 2017 Trans Am Season
February 13, 2017
TEAM RELEASE --
BC Race Cars Inc. is pleased to announce our driver line up for the 2017 SCCA Pro Trans-Am series. In no particular order:
Kevin Poitras, a fellow Canadian and experienced TA2 driver, who has numerous podiums to his credit, will be piloting the #73 Mustang TA2 BCR prepared race car. Primary sponsors are MBRP Inc., a performance exhaust manufacturer for automotive, off road, ATVs, diesel, and other motorized vehicles and Post Plastics Inc., a company specializing in the recycling of plastic products. “We are super excited to have Kevin running with us. He has shown speed, consistency and a calm approach to racing” says crew-chief John Maloney.
Ron Keith, of Shawnee KS, will step into BCR’s own TA2 Camaro, still the Green Machine, but re-bodied and completely rebuilt/upgraded for the new rules package, now numbered #25. Ron has won and podiumed numerous times in Trans-Am, and had been teammate to Kevin in seasons past. Ron brings Arbor Master Tree Service as a primary sponsor, and the experience of Rick Bebee, crew chief, to the team. “We are so pleased to have Ron drive for us and for Rick to join us; the experience they bring should propel us to the next level” says team principal Blaise Csida.
Partial schedules will also showcase the other BCR house car, the #15 C6 TA Corvette running select races. The car was originally built by BCR and purchased back from its owner, Allan Lewis. After a 3 year hiatus, team principal Blaise Csida, will be driving this beautiful machine for a few select races, when it is not contracted to other drivers.
Mike McGahern returns for another partial 2017 schedule in the #48 TA2 BCR Camaro with some further upgrades. First scheduled race will be Atlanta for Mike, where he hopes to capitalize on the new radial Pirelli radial tires, which should suit the chassis design better than the previous bias-ply tires.
Harry Steenbakkers also returns for a few races in his #78 TA2 Camaro, University schedule permitting. Harry has shown incredible speed and the team is working to correct some mysterious issues that surfaced at the last race in Daytona.
We thank Trans-Am management for its efforts to improve the series, both the schedules and rules packages. They have made some very difficult but necessary changes, which should lead to an even more competitive series in 2017!