April 28-29, 2012 – Area 81 Racing’s Richard Franklin Wins Jim Stark Memorial Race at Roebling Rd. Places 2nd in thrilling Race 2

SARRC Race Recap : Waterfall / Area 81 Racing driver Richard Franklin won his 4th ever SCCA race at Savannah, GA’s Roebling Road Raceway.  After qualifying 2nd, he overtook a fellow Stohr F1000 driver in turn 1 and cruised to victory under very hot conditions, with temps in the upper 90’s.   Richard qualified 1st on Sunday and held the race lead for 15 laps before being overtaken in Turn 1 by Stohr F1000 driver Mike Quinn. They raced nose-to-tail for last lap and Richard drafted him alongside down the long front straight. At a thrilling 130+ mph, they finished side-by-side at the finish line, with # 81 taking 2nd place just 4 feet behind. The margin of victory was much less than a tenth of a second.

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The next race for the Wilmington, NC based Waterfall / Area 81 Racing F1000 Team will be the Hooters F1000 GP of Canada at Mosport, Canada on May 19 & 20th.