Monday, March 30, 2015

Waterfall/Area 81 Racing Team Zips Through Another Successful Season

Waterfall Security Solutions is a proud sponsor of the Area 81 Racing Team, which had another successful year of races across the USA in 2014. Area 81 Racing Team drivers and crew members competed in five states with races at Road Atlanta, New Jersey Motorsports Park (NJMP), Virginia International Raceway, Carolina Motorsports Park, Roebling Road Raceway and Daytona International Speedway. They compete also in the South Atlantic Road Racing Championship (SARRC), the F1000 Championship Series and the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) Majors. Here are some highlights from their exciting season.

Tim Pierce in car #18 earned podium finishes in seven SARRC races, including five race wins. He had a tense back and forth battle, jockeying for second through fourth positions in the F1000 Championship Series, having earned multiple top 10 finishes. It came down to the final race, where Tim placed second. Tim also fought to the second step of the podium in Daytona, as well as two fourth place finishes in SCCA Majors events at NJMP. Ultimately, it was a massive turnaround for the driver, who sat on the sidelines as a spectator for the first three races due to back-to-back blown motors.

Richard Franklin in car #81 locked in six podium finishes in SARRC races, including four SARRC race wins. He was also in the running for the SARRC F1000 Championship, where he had racked up several top 10 finishes, until the final laps at Daytona. Still, Richard walked away with a respectable sixth place finish. Richard earned the third place podium spot at the Road Atlanta SCCA Major event. This year marked several significant enhancements to the reliability of Richards Stohr F1000. Investments were made in spare bodywork and additional engine development. Amuch publicized (an extremely fun) visit to the high-tech A2 Wind Tunnel in Mooresville, North Carolina and collected valuable aerodynamic data.

Keep an eye on this blog for news on the 2015 racing season. Highlights will include racing the high banks of Daytona International Speedway during the 52nd Annual SCCA Runoffs. Visit, Facebook or YouTube for additional updates.

Check out previous blog posts on the Waterfall/Area 81 Racing team’s 2014 season:
Waterfall/Area 81 Racing Takes SARRC F1000 Championship in Daytona
Waterfall/Area 81 Racing Team Podiums Twice at Goblins GoDouble SARRC

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