A short trip away from its headquarters in North Carolina, the Waterfall/Area 81 Racing team traveled to Roebling Road Raceway in Savannah, Ga., for the SECS.
Richard Franklin, driver of car 81, planned to use these races to prepare for October’s SARRC Invitational Challenge Championship race; Tim Pierce, of car 18, planned to do the same for the 2015 Runoffs in September. This boded well for the team on Saturday, as it qualified third and fourth overall. Franklin finished first in SARRC and Tim finished second in SECS.
However, Sunday’s races were cancelled due to unstable weather.
“The whole team weathered the storm and sacrificed its comfort and well-being to get the car to the grid. We would not be successful without these efforts,” said Pierce.
Franklin added, “Hopefully, those who showed up on grid will receive Championship points for their efforts.”
All in all, it was a productive weekend for the team, proving once again that it can continue to capture Championship points among unforeseen circumstances.
The team continues its 2015 racing schedule at Charlotte Motor Speedway for the Daylight-into-Dark Double SARRC/SECS on Aug. 15 and 16. Be sure to stay tuned to www.Area81Racing.com and our Facebook page for updates.