Berkeley and BMG Management Racing Leave Homestead with Positive Take-Aways Despite Disappointing Result
March 11, 2014
(Team Release) (Homestead, FL - March 9, 2014) Jason Berkeley and his BMG Management Racing Team were able to take away a number of positives this weekend after their Trans Am series debut in TA3 despite a disappointing DNF result.
'We were at the top of the timing sheets in practice, missed the set-up in qualifying, found a much improved set-up for warm-up this morning which put us back on top of the TA3 sheets heading into the race. We were very confident that the BMG Management C6 Corvette would be very good in the race here at Homestead-Miami Speedway when it counted," Berkeley said.
Unfortunately, Berkeley's opportunity to race for the win was virtually eliminated after being hit on the opening lap. 'Someone hit me hard in the right rear, and damaged the wheel as we were all funneling into turn 3. I came in at the end of the first lap so the guys could change the wheel and get us back out there,' Berkeley said.
Berkeley rejoined the battle three laps down, which didn't deter him from pushing, continually setting fast laps in the TA3 class. Eventually, gearbox issues unrelated to the opening lap incident forced Berkeley's retirement early.
'It's disappointing, but we can walk away knowing that we have a really good package that will be competitive throughout the season in TA3. We learned a lot about working with the car's set-up on the new Hoosier slicks, and are excited about the prospects for a good result at the next round at Road Atlanta.'
Berkeley and the BMG Management Racing team will be making their next start when the iconic Trans Am series stops at Road Atlanta the weekend of May 8-10.