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NEWS FLASH June 1, 2011

Area 81 Racing Team Driver Richard Franklin purchases a New Car # 81 (Scheduled for delivery October 1st 2011) With Richards Orange # 81 on it’s way to New Zealand, Area 81 Racing will be fielding F1000 race cars from the two of the finest F1000 manufacturers in the world. Richard has purchased a Stohr…

2011 Jim Stark Memorial Double

Area81Racing’s Tim Pierce earned second place finishes on Saturday and Sunday in his first campaign at Roebling Road in the FB 18 car. A tough break at the start of the Saturday race allowed several competitors to pass going in to turn one. Tim would then claw his way back to second and was closing…

2011 Al Farier SARRC/MARRS Challenge

Two months ago at VIR marked the first time ever in the RFR1000 for Area81Racing’s Tim Pierce. This time it was apparent from the beginning that he was more comfortable in the car and hungry for a win. Tim finished 1st in class and 4th overall on Saturday after qualifying 7th overall earlier that morning….

2011 March Memories

It turns out that the 2011 March Memories SARRC was appropriately named. Tim spent the Friday practice session at VIR and successfully piloted the RFR for the first time. The experience gained on Friday proved crucial as he qualified first in FB. However a spin in Turn 17 caused a burned starter that resulted in…

NEWS FLASH March 15, 2011

It has long been a goal of Area81Racing to transition to the Formula 1000 (FB) class. With Tim’s Reynard 92S on the way back home to England, that goal was finally realized. Tim will be in the seat of a 2010 Firman RFR1000 for the 2011 season. The car was previously maintained by James Lee…

2010 On the Podium

A special moment took place as the 3 drivers stood on the podium after the race. Smiles were seen all around as 11 time CSR & DSR Divisional Champion Brian Little joined in the celebration. Brian is Area 81 Racing’s Master Technician & Mentor and also helped Ken Waters get his start in SCCA Club…

Area 81 Racing places 1st & 2nd at the Oct 24th, 2010 NCR-SCCA Goblins Go SARRC @ VIR

Area 81 teammates Richard Franklin & Tim Pierce placed 1st & 2nd  at the NCR-SCCA Goblins Go SARRC Race at VIRginia International Raceway.  A good qualifying lap by Tim in # 18 put him in a strong grid position, despite a misfire.  Richard struggled with a soft brake pedal, so new Hawk pads & brake fluid were needed for car # 81.  For…

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