Florida prep shop near Daytona International Speedway caters primarily to Spec Miata racers
In certain ways, BSI Racing is like so many other prep shops, taking care of about 20 race cars spanning Spec Miata, IT and GT-Lite, plus a few cars built for ChampCar, the endurance racing series once known as ChumpCar. It has a rental, with more on the way, and builds Spec Miatas for customers on a regular basis. But there are a lot of things that aren’t like the others, including its origins.
“BSI was started down in Fort Lauderdale by Stu Brumer,” explains Rob Greenwood, who is now a part owner and takes care of the day-to-day operations. “After he got done with motorcycle racing, he decided to go racing IT Rabbits. As one thing led to another, he started bringing on a couple of other guys to offset the costs. So he started working on them in the shop and taking them to the track and helping each other out. It eventually turned into a prep shop, so he stopped doing street car work and started doing more race car work, mainly for ITC and ITB Rabbits. Then he moved up to the Daytona area – and then the Miatas became prevalent. [Brumer] was one of the first builders of a Miata, so he was in from ground zero with Spec Miata. He started building more and more cars, perfecting them, winning, and here we are today.”