Area81 Racing News

Team Overcomes Hurdles at Summit Point

By area81_admin | September 11, 2018

The team continued the development of Car 81 over Labor Day weekend in Summit Point, West Virginia. At only a 7 hour tow from Area 81 Racing headquarters, no one on the team had ever visited the track. Tim Pierce and crew worked feverishly to learn the course and resolve issues with the new engine…

A Year in Review – 2017

By area81_admin | December 5, 2017

The Waterfall/Area 81 Racing team began the 2017 season with two goals in mind. The first goal was to race at historic Indianapolis Motor Speedway in the SCCA Runoffs. The second goal was to compete in the inaugural North American Formula 1000 Championship. In past seasons the team focused on SCCA Regional events with the…

Area 81 Racing Team Tames Indy at the 2017 SCCA National Championship Runoffs

By area81_admin | October 4, 2017

The Waterfall/Area 81 team drivers Tim Pierce & Richard Franklin became one of just a few thousand individuals to actually race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The accomplishment is even more impressive considering “The Racing Capital of the World” has been in existence over 100 years. The team traveled 1500 miles, practiced & qualified for 10…

Area 81 Racing Heats Up at New Jersey Devil SCCA Majors

By area81_admin | July 30, 2017

The Waterfall/Area 81 team was back to full strength after individual appearances at Watkins Glen and Roebling Road. Both drivers & crew had to battle the 90+ Degree heat & 10 – F1000 competitors over the three day event. Richard Franklin put his Stohr F1000 Car # 81 on top for Race 1, finishing 4th.…

Area 81 Racing Car #81 Earns Two Podiums at SCCA Majors Double at Roebling Road

By area81_admin | July 3, 2017

Area 81 Racing Car # 81 driver Richard Franklin returned to competition after his dramatic engine failure at the SCCA Majors at VIR.  With a fresh Suzuki GSXR1000 GDRE power plant installed by Young Racing, Richard returned to his favorite track to shake down the new engine and compete in the Bud Merrill Double SCCA…

Tough Breaks Abound at the Watkins Glen Finger Lakes Super Tour

By area81_admin | June 27, 2017

After missing rounds 5 & 6 of the North American F1000 Championship in Pittsburgh, Waterfall/Area 81 Racing was back in action for rounds 7 & 8 at the Watkins Glen Hoosier Super Tour event over the weekend. Tim Pierce and the Car 18 crew escaped the heat of the south in favor of cool summer…

Area 81 Racing Turns Heads at the VIR Spring Sprints Major Tour

By area81_admin | April 26, 2017

Waterfall/Area 81 Racing was back to full strength at the VIR Spring Sprints Hoosier Super Tour event over the weekend. Tim Pierce was set to continue the momentum from a 1- 2 North American F1000 Series finish at Road Atlanta. Richard Franklin was preparing to make a splash in his first appearance in the series.…

Persistence Pays Off at Road Atlanta March Majors

By area81_admin | March 16, 2017

Waterfall/Area 81 Racing Car # 18 crew shook off the rust nearly ten months after clinching a share of the 2016 SARRC Championship. Their persistence payed dividends in the form of a 3rd and 2nd place finish in the SCCA Majors, as well as 1st and 2nd in the North American F1000 Championship Series. The…

2017 – Area 81 Racing Posts 4th Place at Palm Tree SCCA Majors in Homestead

By area81_admin | January 19, 2017

Area 81 Racing’s Car # 81 got an early start on the season by attending the Palm Tree SCCA Majors at Homestead Miami Speedway. While the rest of the eastern US was battling snow and ice, the team completed 3 sessions of practice and qualifying under 80 degree temps and blustery conditions. A respectable 4th…

A Year in Review – 2016, a Rock Solid SARRC Championship Year

By area81_admin | December 23, 2016

The 2016 racing season proved to be successful, but it was in contrast to previous years where the team constantly raced wheel-to-wheel together. The team competed together for the first couple of races, where each driver posted F1000 wins. However, the planned race schedule was jumbled as the #81 Stohr suffered an engine compartment fire.…