Archive for March 2012

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  

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