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2012 March Memories @ VIR 1-2 Podium finish for Area 81 Racing!

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 

2012 Tom Nehl National SCCA Race Recap

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.

Area81Racing Places 2nd in SARRC SEDIV Points

Going into the SARRC Invitational Championship race at Roebling Road Raceway 16 points behind the class leader, a 2nd place finish secured Area81Racing driver Tim Pierce a 2nd place finish in the 2011 SARRC Southeast Division points championship.  Tim finished the winning season with two 1st Place and four 2nd Place podiums, while also learning…

2012 Bob Garmon Memorial Goblin’s Go

Area81Racing began the 2012 SAARC season in spectacular fashion at the Goblin’s Go at VIR.  Tim Pierce continued to shave his lap times each session on his way to the first win of the 2012 season.  He posted the 4th best lap time in the group during the race in addition to the 1st Place…

Shakedown at the 2011 SIC

While awaiting delivery of the new Stohr F1000, Area81Racing spent the hot summer months enhancing the 2010 Firman with new power from George Dean. This proved to be challenging and also very rewarding. Driver Tim Pierce continuously logged his personal best times at Roebling Road Raceway with the support of teammate Richard Franklin and the…

NEWS FLASH November 1, 2011

Area 81 Racing Team based in Wilmington, NC ( www.Area81Racing.com ) announces a 2 car team entry in select events in the Formula 1000 Championship Series ( www.F1000Champ.com ). The team is moving up the ranks after 3 seasons in Formula Continental (FC) SCCA Club Racing competition and 1 year of SCCA Club Racing competition in the Formula 1000 (FB)Class.

2011 Memorial Monster Double

Area81Racing driver Tim Pierce continued to make a splash in the southeast over Memorial Day weekend at Carolina Motorsports Park. Tim qualified with the Firman RFR1000 second in class both days and began both races third overall. An unfortunate spin pushed him to the middle of the pack on Saturday. However, he would finish second…

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