Area81 Racing News

Maiden Voyage of Car 18 a Success at WGI

After unsuccessful attempts at VIR and NJMP, Car 81 was officially unveiled at Watkins Glen International Raceway in upstate New York over the weekend.  Rounds 5 and 6 of the North American Formula 1000 Championship were the maiden voyage for the team’s newest addition.  The 2018 JDR F1000 features a 2017 Suzuki GSXR-1000 engine, Suzuki…

A Year in Review – 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

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

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

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…

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