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BSI Racing - May Recap

What a May it has been for BSI Racing on the Whelen Mazda MX-5 Cup and Toyota GR86 Cup side of things. The team has logged a lot of miles over these past three weeks with recent trips to both coasts and a race in Austin, Texas to cap it all off.


BSI Racing began its busiest stint of the season with a return to historic Sebring International Raceway for the Toyota GR86 Cup. While the team did not find itself on any of the top three steps by the weekend’s end, it did see rookie Maddie Aust take home the prize for the top-finishing female. Julian DaCosta, in his only appearance in the series, also took home a Hard Charger award.


After the heat and humidity of Florida, it was off to sunny (and foggy?) Monterey, California for rounds 5-6 of the MX-5 Cup. Though the weather was beautiful, the racing was at times, tough for BSI. Mechanical issues for Westin Workman kept him off-pace all weekend. Despite an impressive race performance by the rookie, Workman was penalized for sliding out of line before the start during race one.


Jonathan Neudorf showed quick pace and impressed at WeatherTech Raceway at Laguna Seca, but found himself on the wrong end of racing contact, keeping him on the outside looking in during each race. Contact for Heather Hadley forced her to retire in race two, despite showing quick pace.


Finally, BSI Racing headed to Texas for its last race of the month with another round of Toyota GR86 Cup action at the beautiful Circuit of the Americas, in Austin. With no podiums to show for it, BSI’s visit to COTA was still positive and valuable as the team rounds the halfway point of the season.


Jordan RickSegrini notched another top-ten finish with a P6 finish in race one over the weekend, but unfortunately was involved in a three-wide incident that caused him to spin out in race two. Steven Clemons continues to serve as the staple of consistency. Driving well throughout the weekend, Clemons earned P9 finish in race one, and a P8 finish in race two.


Max Hewitt took another step forward as well, with a P3 result after practice two, but would struggle to keep pace throughout both qualifying sessions. Hewitt would work up to a P12 finish in race two as he picked off drivers from the back of the field.


“These growing pains are necessary for all of us,” said Team Owner Shea Holbrook.


“It’s good for us to feel this. We expect a lot out of our drivers, and they expect our best effort in return. This month has been nuts, but we’ve learned so much, and we’re seeing positive things for our drivers each time they go out on track.


It doesn’t always add up to the results we want, but the payoff is coming. I’m extremely grateful for our crew and proud of the work we’ve done this month.”


BSI Racing returns to the track for rounds 7-8 of the Whelen Mazda MX-5 Cup, June 7-9 at Mid-Ohio.

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