May 27, 2012 – Area 81 Racing’s Tim Pierce Wins, Takes 1st Overall and sets Track Record at the CMP Memorial Monster SCCA Regional Race.
Having just returned from the Hooters F1000 Grand Prix at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park (Mosport), Area 81 RacingWaterfall Security Solutions car #18 took to local flavor in the Memorial Monster SCCA Regional at Carolina Motorsports Park on Sunday. After qualifying on the outside pole, Tim Pierce pushed the Firman to a 1st place finish in Class, 1st overall and took home the CMP track record in FB Class. It was an unscheduled event for the #18 team, but necessary to earn an invitation to the SARRC Invitational Championship race in October.
As a young F1000 team, the Area 81 Racing / Waterfall Security Team made a respectable showing for Rounds 1 & 2 of the SCCA Pro Racing F1000 Championship Series in front of thousands of spectators at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park (Mosport). The event was part of the Victoria Day Speedfest Weekend, which is the Canadian Independence Day. The NASCAR Canadian Tire series, Trans Am and Porsche Cup also put on a show for attendees. Fireworks, live bands, great food, and corporate promotions were abundant during the event and the weather was unseasonably warm for the great White North. The enthusiasm and appreciation the Canadian fans had for Open Wheel racing was evident during each session.
April 28-29, 2012 – Area 81 Racing’s Richard Franklin Wins Jim Stark Memorial Race at Roebling Rd. Places 2nd in thrilling Race 2
SARRC Race Recap : Waterfall / Area 81 Racing driver Richard Franklin won his 4th ever SCCA race at Savannah, GA’s Roebling Road Raceway. After qualifying 2nd, he overtook a fellow Stohr F1000 driver in turn 1 and cruised to victory under very hot conditions, with temps in the upper 90’s. Richard qualified 1st on…
April 22nd-23rd, 2012 – Waterfall / Area 81 Racing Team Earns Podium Finishes at SCCA Oak Tree National
Waterfall / Area 81 Racing drivers Tim Pierce and Richard Franklin each earned a trip to the podium at the 2012 SCCA Oak Tree Double National Race at Virginia International Raceway. Both drivers were ready for an exciting weekend against a large 40 car field of formula and sports racer drivers, including a former F1000 National Champion. Tim drove a heady race on Saturday Race 1 to finish 3rd under warm & sunny conditions. On Sunday Race 2, Richard claimed his first SCCA National Podium as heavy rain fell for much of the day.
Tim Pierce – “We installed a new WRD limited slip differential on Thursday night, so both qualifying sessions on Friday were spent learning the new handling characteristics. My qualifying times were not what I expected, mainly because I was still getting used to the car and competitors went off on seemingly every turn. However, it paid dividends during on Saturday Race 1, because I could put the power down in places that I had not been able before. On lap 1 I passed several cars, including my teammate Richard on the back straight while he was passing another competitor. At one point we were 3 wide, but I had a good run and went through without incident. The remainder of the race provided me with good experience dealing with traffic.
Area 81 Racing team based in Wilmington, N.C. (www.Area81Racing.com) has secured title sponsorship from Waterfall Security Solutions. Waterfall Security Solutions (www.waterfallsecurity.com) will be supporting the F1000 road racing team in the F1000 Championship (www.F1000Champ.com) and SE Div. SCCA Regional and National events throughout 2012. Waterfall® Security Solutions Ltd. is the leading provider of…
Area 81 Racing finished 1-2 and dominated the podium at the March Memories SARRC Regional at Virginia International Raceway. Tim Pierce finished 1st with a dominating drive in his RFR1000 after an early spin. Richard Franklin placed an impressive 2nd in his first event at VIR in the new Stohr F1000. Both drivers finished with their personal best fastest laps at VIR.
Richard Franklin attended the Friday VIR test day to getting used to the new F1000 car at Area 81’s home track. It was obvious that he is becoming more confident in the braking and handling characteristics as lap times improved after each session. The Stohr ran flawless and the day was largely trouble free except for a Formula Continental spinning and blocking the exit of VIR’s famous Oak Tree Turn. See YouTube video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_WkaoNB-Qk&feature=youtu.be
In their SCCA National debut, Team Area 81 Racing lit up Georgia’s Roebling Road Raceway as #18 driver Tim Pierce earned his first SCCA National podium with a 2nd place finish. Richard Franklin driver of # 81 finished 4th.
Read about co-founder of Area 81 Tim Pierce in The Southern Driver.
NEWS FLASH – Area 81 Racing Team signs Associate Sponsor CITSCORP and Partnership Sponsor Briky Inc.
1/28/12 – The Area 81 Racing Team based in Wilmington, NC ( www.Area81Racing.com ) has secured sponsorship from two companies who will be helping the SCCA 1000 road racing team compete in the F1000 Championship (www.F1000Champ.com) and SE Div. SCCA National & SCCA Regional events throughout the 2012.
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