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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…

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April 22nd-23rd, 2012 – Waterfall / Area 81 Racing Team Earns Podium Finishes at SCCA Oak Tree National

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.

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NEWS FLASH – Area 81 Racing Team signs Waterfall Security Solutions as Title Sponsor

  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…

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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  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_WkaoNB-Qk&feature=youtu.be 

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2012 Tom Nehl National SCCA Race Recap

In their SCCA National debut, Team Area 81 Racing lit up Georgia’s Roebling Road Raceway as #18 driver Tim Pierce earned his first SCCA National podium with a 2nd place finish.  Richard Franklin driver of # 81 finished 4th.

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