It was an exciting weekend at the Central Carolina SCCA’s Daylight into Dark races at Charlotte Motor Speedway as the Waterfall/Area 81 Racing team posted double F1000 wins.
Richard Franklin, Car 81, qualified first in class for both races and posted his personal best on the high banks of Charlotte Motor Speedway with the fastest F1000 lap of the event. Although oil leaks prevented a finish in Saturday’s race, Car 81 came back strong on Sunday with a SARRC race win and second-overall finish.
“It was not a perfect weekend for me by any means, but not too bad,” said Franklin. “Handling wise, my car was very comfortable, and I set my fastest top MPH speed ever at Charlotte, confirming that my engine tuning and aerodynamic tweaks are working.”
Not far behind, was Tim Pierce with his first appearance at Charlotte. Pierce qualified first in class in SECS both days, and despite some handling issues caused by the uneven track surface, Car 1 finished third overall on Sunday, taking home two SECS wins.
“The goal for Car 1 was to score two SECS wins and bring it home in one piece. I think we accomplished our goal and performed very well in the process,” said Pierce.
Next up is the 2015 SCCA National Runoffs at Daytona International Speedway Sept. 26. Stay tuned to www.Area81Racing.com and the Area 81 racing Facebook page for updates.