By Mike Gillilan | June 25, 2012
I talk quite a bit about the different ways of getting into racing. Well, add another way. The folks over at the Pirelli World Challenge decided to create a new class of cars for their multi-class series – Touring Car B-spec (TCB)
What exactly are TCB cars? To quote the World Challenge website: “These are smaller cars with small, efficient, naturally aspirated motors. Modifications are limited to manufacturer specified performance spring and shocks to keep overall cost down.”
There you go. Purchase a Honda Fit, Ford Fiesta, Kia Rio, Mazda 2, Fiat 500, etc. Add some suspension, tweak the engine ecu, add a roll cage, get rid of all the crap, and off you go.
As this is a new series, still some kinks that need to be worked out and would be nice if it were a larger field. That also means opportunity for enterprising people interesting in, and serious about racing. And don’t let the small size fool you. There is still some intense racing in this series as demonstrated by replay of Rounds 1 & 2 from Miller Motorsports Park a few weeks back.
This past weekend was rounds 4~6 for the series at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park Doubleheader (the racetrack formally known as MoSport). You can catch the re-broadcast on NBC on Saturday, July 7th, 5-7pm eastern.