With the new 5 mile track at Thunderhill Raceway Park in Willows CA freshly open, Team BTM Motorwerks came out in force to be some of the first racers to paint rubber on the new pavement. And win. Bigtime.
Mike Shawhan - Weekend Winner
Fresh off his previous victories and leading the NASA Norcal Spec e30 Series by a fair margin, Team BTM Motorowerks driver Mike Shawhan put in a dominant performance this weekend winning both Spec e30 races from the front row.
Though he wasn't able to run testing on the days leading up to the race, Mike put his past experience in everything from indoor karts to 750hp fire breathing sprint cars up front and put the car on the front row on Saturday. By Sunday Mike had claimed pole again, and came through with a top spot on the podium again.
Mike Sekon - USTCC Testing
Lining up for the NASA GTS Challenge race in his gorgeous e46 M3, Mike diligently paced the mighty car around the new tight west section of the track and generated gigabytes of test data to aid his quest to place highly in the next USTCC race.
Andy Chittum & Ethan Stone - Spec e30
Finally, Andy Chittum returned to the #19 car for the first time in a year and a half, and Ethan Stone drove the venerable #1 car to top 10 spots in the 25 car races both Saturday and Sunday. Stay tuned to this spot for video to be posted soon of the hard-charging action.
Team BTM Motorwerks will return in September to Sonoma Raceway at Sears Point for the last weekend of racing before NASA Nationals come to that venue in November. More to come!