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July 31st-Aug 1, 2010 CCR-SCCA Cool Shirt Eagles Nest Hill Climb

Richard once again represented Area 81 Racing at the Cool Shirt Southeast Div. SCCA Hill climb Event sponsored by The Southern Driver.com. On Saturday, weather was a challenge as rain and damp conditions kept the speeds down running up the mountain. On Sunday, an off-course excursion ended the day early for him; however, 1st Place…

May 8/9th, 2010 – Al Fairier Double SARRC/MARRS Challenge @ VIR

Podium positions all around for Area 81 Racing! Saturday, SARRC/MARRS 1 – Tim Pierce did a great job by qualifying 2nd in FC Class.  Richard struggled with a soft brake pedal to qualify 3rd.  The race was eventful for Richard as he made a pass for the lead in Turn 1.  Tim and Richard battled…

April 24/25th Jim Stark Memorial Double SARRC – Roebling Rd, Savannah, GA

Both Area 81 Racing teammates qualified very well on a wet track for both SARRC races over the weekend. SARRC 1 was held under dry conditions and Tim Pierce finished 4th and Richard finished 5th. SARRC 2 – Richard started on the front row after qualifying 2nd in damp conditions. Intermittent rain all day made…

March Memories Post Race Notes

March 7th 2010 – Virginia International Raceway – Area 81 Racing wins March Memories SARRC. Area 81 Racing team drivers Tim Pierce and Richard Franklin placed 1st & 2nd respectively at Virginia International Raceway, continuing the momentum from the first race of the 2010 season. Pole winner Tim Pierce and teammate Richard Franklin dominated the…

SEDIV SCCA Annual Meeting & Awards Banquet

Feb 6th, 2010 — Richard Franklin accepts the 2009 Formula Continental Season Championship 2nd place trophy at the South East Division SCCA Awards Annual Banquet. Held annually in the resort community of Jekyll Island, Georgia, the SEDIV Banquet is attended by approx. 400 fellow SCCA racers & officials. The SARRC series incorporates 19 SCCA regions…

Last Chance TT @ Roebling Rd. SCCA SEDIV Time Trials Series

“Area 81 Racing driver Richard Franklin fastest car on track. Takes home 1st place honors in the last Time Trial event of 2009” Richard Franklin’s Chews 4 Health Reynard was the fastest car on track out of 19 entries at the Savannah, GA/Roebling Rd. SCCA Time Trials.  Finishing 1st place in FC class, Richard also gave good friend and crew member…

Goblins Go SARRC Post Race Notes

Area 81 Racing is off to a fast start in the 2010 points race, dominating the podium again in the Goblins Go at Virginia International Raceway. Tim Pierce and Richard Franklin placed 2nd and 3rd in their class respectively in the first SARRC race of the 2010 season. Check out the in-car video of car…

Eagles Nest Hill Climb SEDiv Time Trial Series:

Area 81 Racing Driver Richard Franklin finishes 1st in Class at the 2009 SCCA Eagles Nest Hillclimb.   Recording a fast time of 1:44.141 seconds in his Chews-4-Health Reynard, Richard was 1st in Class & 6 fastest overall out of 45 entries.  After impacting a wall on his 3rd run, Area 81 Racing crew members worked…

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