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.Read More
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…Read More