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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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Tough Breaks Abound at the Watkins Glen Finger Lakes Super Tour

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…

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

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.…

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Persistence Pays Off at Road Atlanta March Majors

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…

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

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…

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