Area81 Racing Drivers

tim pierce
F1000 Car #18

Tim Pierce

Speed has always been a passion for Tim. That passion began in his father’s garage helping to restore early model Corvettes and Camaros. It was very evident whether he was driving dirt bikes on the farm, jet skis on the lake, or a number of sports cars and motorcycles. Looking for a safe, legal option, Tim joined the SCCA in 2004 with an eye on Autocross.He earned two Cape Fear Chapter Solo Series Championships in 2005 and 2006 while planting the seeds to a now budding road racing obsession. Since earning a competition license in February 2008, he has quickly developed into a formidable competitor in SCCA Road Racing.

Southern Driver Interview

richard franklin
F1000 Car #81

Richard Franklin

Richard became interested in motorsports at an early age when his father took him to a modified dirt oval race. After watching the professionals in NASCAR, INDYCAR and FORMULA 1 from the sidelines, Richard joined the Sports Car Club of America in 2003.He quickly developed keen driving skills and 2005, 2006 and 2007 Cape Fear Chapter Solo Series Championships were a result. After obtaining a SCCA Road Racing license in February 2008, Richard has excelled in competition in SCCA Club Racing, Hill Climbs, Time Trials and Solo events.

Southern Driver Interview

Area81 Crew Members

hawk hibbs

Hawk Hibbs

Crew Chief
2008 NC Region SCCA "Crew Member of the Year" Award
Brian Little

Brian Little

Master Technician & Mentor
2007 NC Region SCCA Lifetime Achievement Award 10 Divisional Championships in CSR and 1 in DSR
Denis-Schembri

Denis Schembri

Master Mechanic
Denis is an accomplished SCCA Road Racer in Spec Miata (SM) class
Sid Goode

Sid Goode

Technical Director
Sid helps our team with a clear focus on engineering & technical development. He is a graduate of BLSR (The Brian Little School of Racing)
Roger Franklin

Roger Franklin

Data Analysis
Roger acts as Driver Coach & Data Analyst for Car # 81
Ryan Franklin

Ryan Franklin

Media Director
Ryan performs professional-level photographic & video services and assists with the digital onboard cameras for our team. He acquired his SCCA Road Racing License in 2014 and is working his way up to a Test Driver role.