Waterfall/Area 81 Racing Car # 81 podiums at NC Region Goblins Go and banks solid points for SARRC series in 2014
October 19th-20th, 2013 – Waterfall/Area 81 Racing’s Richard Franklin driving Car # 81 placed 2nd in the NC Region Goblins Go at VIRginia International Raceway and banked solid points for the SARRC series in 2014. This was a bit of a homecoming as Area 81 Racing attended many long distance SCCA National races throughout the…
Sept 20, 2013 – Waterfall/Area 81 Racing # 81 attends historic 50th Anniversary 2013 SCCA Runoffs at Road America Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.
The 2013 SCCA Runoffs attracted over 700 racers from all over the USA. A record 23 entries showed up to compete in our F1000 class. This amount of participation made both the USF1000 Series & SCCA National Championship Runoffs record books. To celebrate the 50th anniversary event, the 700 race drivers and their cars lined…
The Finger Lakes Region of Central New York State is a beautiful place to visit. The rolling hills allow dramatic vistas from the historic ex-Formula 1 race track. Add the spectacle of 4th of July, and the result is a large field of cars for the SCCA BF Goodrich Major Tour/USF1000 weekend. This race was…
June 1-2nd, 2013 – Waterfall/Area 81 Racing Braves the Jersey Devil Heat at the SCCA Majors Tour – New Jersey Motorsports Park, Millville, NJ
Waterfall/Area 81 Racing teammates Tim Pierce & Richard Franklin braved the heat of fierce competition to finished 4th and 6th respectively at NJMP. With a number of Waterfall Security Solution guests in attendance, the team once again put on a thrilling show of talent and perseverance. Their performance was somewhat similar on Sunday’s Race 2…
NEWS FLASH – Area 81 Racing Team Continues with Primary Partner Waterfall Security Solutions for the 2013 SCCA Season.
5/23/13 – Area 81 Racing Team based in Wilmington, NC (www.Area81Racing.com) is announcing continued Primary Partnership with Waterfall Security Solutions through the 2013 season. The unidirectional gateway cyber security vendor will be helping the two car open wheel F1000 road racing team compete 16+ SCCA races including the US Formula 1000 Championship (www.USF1000.com) and SCCA Major, National & Regional events throughout the 2013 calendar year.
May 18-19, 2013 – Waterfall/Area 81 Racing overcomes many obstacles at USF1000/SCCA National at Road Atlanta
The Waterfall/Area 81 Racing team visited Road Atlanta for the F1000 Festival/USF1000 SCCA Double National. Rounds 5 & 6 of the USF1000 Eastern Championship featured an exclusive 12 car field of F1000s on Saturday and mixed class Race 2 on Sunday. Tim Pierce piloted Car 18 to 7th place on Saturday after qualifying 9th. He…
After a less than stellar showing due to cooling problems at the VIR Oak Tree Double National two weekends before, Waterfall/Area 81 Racing’s Tim Pierce made a surprise appearance with intentions of setting the record straight. Teaming up with Victor Seaber of Viper for support, the record was set straight and shattered. Car 18 was the buzz of both races due to exciting battles that resulted in two 2nd Place finishes. Although he set multiple personal lap records throughout the weekend, the Sunday lap times exceeded his previous best by two seconds.
April 20-21, 2013 – Area 81 Racing /Waterfall Team goes from Hard Luck to Hard Charger at VIR Oak Tree SCCA Major/USF1000
Spring is always a special time at Area 81 Racing’s home track VIRginia International Raceway. The air is crisp & cool and the VIR facility is a beautiful display of springtime color. It is easy to understand that VIR is referred to as “America’s Favorite Motorsport Resort “. Qualifying took place early Friday AM and Richard quickly turned his fastest lap ever. Unfortunately, Tim discovered a cooling issue which would challenge him for the rest of the weekend. During the remaining Qualifying sessions, Car 81 helped monitor the coolant leaking from Car 18, while Tim kept an eye on his gauges. Saturday Race 1 resulted in Richard improving position to 5th place after a spirited drive, while Car 18 team diligently changed a head gasket. The whole Area 81 Racing team worked thru Saturday to insure Tim got back out on track for Sunday’s race. Visiting Sponsor – Frank Slightom of ElecMech/Briky Coolers was shown how Area 81 Racing can bounce back from adversity and finish strong in a field of 13 F1000 cars. For Sunday’s Race 2, both drivers improved from their positions to finish Richard 5th & Tim 7th, earning the team the Sunoco / USF1000 $ 150.00 Hard Charger award.
At less than three hours tow, Carolina Motorsports Park is the closest active road racing track to the Waterfall/Area 81 Racing home base. It also played host to the Buck Muse Memorial Double SARRC this Easter weekend. Tim Pierce and the Car 18 crew made the short drive to Kershaw SC to defend the FB track record, set less than 10 months ago at the Memorial Monster. The team felt right at home while taking Pole Position during Saturday qualifying and 1st in Class during the Saturday race (2nd overall). Sunday was more of the same, with Car 18 qualifying 2nd overall and finishing the race 1st overall and 1st in Class.
Area 81 Racing / Waterfall Team posts solid results at the Circuit of the Americas – Austin, Texas
The Area 81 Racing / Waterfall Security Solutions Team traveled over 2600 miles round trip to compete in the 1st ever SCCA race to take place at the new Formula 1 Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. The team entered the BF Goodrich SCCA Majors/USF1000 Event with plenty of excitement and high expectations for the historic weekend. The F1 circuit itself did not disappoint, but the challenges of accomodating 500+ racers for the weekend proved a bit much for the organizers. The team posted solid results in Saturday Race 1 with Richard placing 11th and Tim 14th out of 19 cars in the shortened race. Sunday proved even more challenging for the organizers as a few cars spun and locked together, causing an extended yellow flag period. In the end, Richard placed 7th and Tim 11th officially.