Area81 Racing News

April 23th-24th, 2016 – Waterfall/Area 81 Racing Wins Jim Stark Double SARRC

By area81_admin | May 2, 2016

Waterfall/Area 81 Racing’s Tim Pierce posted two more wins last weekend at Roebling Road Raceway near Savannah, Georgia. The weather was perfect for racing with clear skies, a light breeze, and daytime temperatures in the low 80s. It was a stark contrast to the race last year which featured damaging winds, heavy rain, and impressive…

March 26th-27th, 2016 – Waterfall/Area 81 Racing Wins Buck Muse Double SARRC

By area81_admin | March 28, 2016

Waterfall/Area 81 Racing’s Tim Pierce posted two more wins over the weekend at Carolina Motorsports Park in Kershaw, South Carolina. He had not raced CMP since last spring, but quickly got back on pace during the Saturday qualifying session and earned Pole Position for Race 1. As the race got under way, Car 18 shot…

March 12th-13h, 2016 – Waterfall/Area 81 Racing Team posts 2 – SARRC wins at VIR March into Spring

By area81_admin | March 21, 2016

Being at Virginia International Raceway in March usually brings a smile to the faces of Area 81 Racing teammates, Tim Pierce and Richard Franklin. It signals the beginning of the spring racing season after a five month winter break. Both drivers and their crews shook off the rust while splitting wins over the weekend. Richard…

2015 Year in Review – Waterfall/Area 81 Racing Brings Home the SECS Championship!

By area81_admin | December 11, 2015

The Area 81 Racing team posted 13 Series wins throughout the 2015 calendar year. The team split their emphasis between the South Atlantic Road Racing Championship (SARRC) and the South East Division Championship (SECS) or the “Alternate Road to the SCCA Runoffs. “ The final result was Tim Pierce taking the SECS Championship and Richard…

Oct 17th-18th, 2015 – Waterfall/Area 81 Racing Team posts 2 – SARRC wins at VIR Goblins Go, and Double Points secured

By area81_admin | October 20, 2015

Traditionally, the Goblins Go at VIR is a very relaxed event taking place at the scenic Virginia International Raceway. However, both Area 81 Racing F1000 cars had to be turned around & prepped very quickly to make the NC Region’s Double Race/Double Points 2016 SARRC event. Richard had less than one week of preparation time…

Oct 10-11th, 2015 – Waterfall/Area 81 Racing Car # 81 on Outside Pole at SARRC Invitational Challenge, but suffers rare DNF

By area81_admin | October 15, 2015

The Waterfall/Area 81 Racing Car # 81 fought a good battle for the 2015 SARRC Championship at Roebling Road Raceway, but in the end the war was not won. After a successful Friday test day, the team helped Richard put his Stohr on the outside of front row and F1000 Pole Position during the Saturday…

Sept. 26th, 2015 – Waterfall/Area 81 Racing Earns Top Ten Finish at the 2015 SCCA National Championship Runoffs

By area81_admin | October 1, 2015

Each fall, North America’s best racers converge on one location with Championship aspirations. The SCCA National Championship Runoffs is the pinnacle of amateur road racing and the 2015 edition was held at the historic Daytona International Speedway. With over 600 entries, it is by far the largest race of the year. The 3.56 mile “roval”…

Aug 14th-15th, 2015 – Waterfall/Area 81 Racing Posts Double Wins on the High Banks of Charlotte Motor Speedway

By area81_admin | August 17, 2015

The Waterfall/Area 81 Racing team posted Double F1000 wins and solidified their top spots in the SARRC and SECS championships during the Central Carolina SCCA’s Daylight into Dark races at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Richard qualified in 1st in class for both races and had the fastest F1000 lap of the event. His weekend was not…

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July 4th-5th, 2015 – Waterfall/Area 81 Racing Wins in SARRC and Finishes 2nd in SECS at Roebling Road

By area81_admin | July 9, 2015

Roebling Road Raceway near Savannah, Georgia is becoming like a home track for Area 81 Racing. It is also a moderate tow from the team’s headquarters in Wilmington and Leland, NC. With a fast and flowing layout, it is relatively easy on equipment. Richard planned to run two Double races at Roebling this season in…

May 9-10th, 2015 – Waterfall/Area81 Racing – Car 18 Wins Saturday Race at VIRginia International

By area81_admin | May 18, 2015

Racing, as in life, presents the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. Each was on display during the 2015 SARRC/MARRS Challenge as Waterfall/Area 81 Racing’s Car 18 crew resumed its quest for 1st place in the Southeast Championship Series. Tim qualified 1st in class and 4th overall for the Saturday race. He would…