NARS Autumn Starts Retro
October 10, 2019 – Race 1 of the NAR Autumn Series for rFactor 2 was held on the sunny sands of Bridgehampton. Each NARS series typically includes one “throw back track” but this time around it opened with Lilski’s ported AC masterpiece, Bridgehampton. Coupled with the new hypercar McLaren Senna and the favorite GT3s, the opening round was fast-paced. Real fast-paced.
Qualifying pole was won by Greg Hall in the hypercar, with Jon Uyan setting the pole pace for the GT3s.
For the always precarious standing start, the McLaren Senna’s were predictably off like a rocket followed by the GT3s. There were no (serious) incidents between hypercars and GT3s but the GT3s had a tussle early on and several drivers has to park their cars for the night due to incident or mechanical damage. At the flag, Greg Hall picked-up where he left off in Series 2 with a win in Group A. Following Greg was Don Fryman and JT Tami. In Group B, it was Jon Uyan followed by Mark Cotherman and Thomas DiLibero.
MNRL ’74 911 Challenge at Brands Hatch
October 8, 2019 – Races 2 and 3 in the ’74 911 Challenge Series took place Tuesday at Brands Hatch.
Jason Whited qualified on pole, showing his desire to keep the streak alive after winning both races in the first round of the series.
He managed to win the first race of the night, but the inverse grid and an incident involving multiple cars near the top of the running order put an early end to any chance of doubling down on this night.
Gilles Lalonde was able to capitalize on the inverse grid in Race 2. He took an early lead and maintained it to the end, leading all but the first two laps of the race.
Joe Miller secured P2 in both races, gaining all important points for the championship. He also maintains second in championship standings at this time.
Tyler Alan rounded out the podium in Race 1 and in Race 2, his father, Todd Alan secured the P3 spot.
In the seniors division, Jerry Hamilton picked up a nice win in Race 1 followed by a podium spot in Race 2 as well (P3).
Pete Holm won Race 2. Aaron Page also found a podium spot with a nice P2 finish. Jerry Hamilton rounded out the podium.
Cadwell Park is the next track in this series and given the challenging nature of the circuit it’s expected we’ll see just as much variety in the running order as we have thus far.
You won’t want to miss it. Join in before it’s too late, this series is only just heating up!
CMS Dirt Rally 2.0 Season 1 is a wrap!
October 3, 2019 – Season 1 of the Championship Motorsports Dirt Rally 2.0 Championship is a wrap!
Big grats to Tommi “Wolfsmind” for finishing first, competing in every round and taking two rally wins!
In second was Michael “misix” Miesenberger with four rally wins, and in third was Dag-Inge “d69-inge” Hansen who put in a consistent effort all season long.
This first season was big a success, with a total of 50 drivers taking part over 8 rounds. Season 2 is in the planning phase, stop by the CMS Discord server and let us know what you want to run!
MNRL F1 1995 Series at Buenos Aires
Newcomer Allan Hellman shocked fans and drivers alike with a commanding victory in the first race of the MNRL 1995 F1 Series at Buenos Aires.
Frank McCurdy put in a solid race that paid off with a P2 finish. Joe Miller rounded out the top 3.
In the seniors divsion, Denis Turcotte set the pace with a solid win, finishing 4th overall.
The second round of the series will be held October 14 at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya and if the first round of the series is any indication of the action we’ll see, we’re in for a great race and an action packed series throughout!
NARS Summer Finale at Laguna Seca
September 26, 2019 – A 24 race sim racing season is adventuresome and the 2019 NARS Summer Series has now wound down to the final race with the GT3 cars at Laguna Seca.
In the 15-minute qualifying race JT Tami got home from work early and made the best of it with a pole and win in the race in Group A followed by Norm Graf in second and John Uyan in third. In Group B, Brian Hall continued his winning ways followed by Paul Ibbotson and Tom Nasella. Due to some technical problems, the feature race was a bit briefer than planned. Don Fryman took the win in Group A followed by Jon and JT. In Group B it was once again Brian Hall followed by Mark Cotherman then Frank Radosti.
Congratulations to the Group A podium of Greg Hall, Norm Graf, and Jon Uyan! Congratulations to the Group B podium of Brian Hall, Frank Radosti, and Tom Nasella! Thanks to everyone who participated in this loooong series!
NARS Autumn Series kicks-off on October 3rd with a test race at Sebring. Read all the details on the new series here.
CMS-TXL GT3s at Twin Ring Motegi
September 25, 2019 – This week’s CMS-TXL GT3 Series drivers took on the tough and twisty Twin Ring Motegi GP circuit under the lights. Paul Darling took the pole with a 1:47.528 lap time, beating out Leif Peterson by just over a tenth of a second. Samuel Scott started third overall, taking the top spot in the AM class, and Tyler Holhubner grabbed the Silver class pole, starting 11th.
The field took the green as the sun disappeared, and the same story was happening up front as Darling paced away from the rest of the field for a commanding lead and eventually a nearly one minute win over the rest of the field. Behind him, The Pro class battle for second was broken up by D’Oleo who not only won the AM class but also finished in second overall. Kenneth Rodriguez finish in third overall, and second in the Pro class, with Peterson taking the third step on the podium.
Not far behind D’Oleo in the AM class, JT Tami worked his way through the field to finish second in class, and Jay Steffey would once again grab a podium finishing in sixth overall and third in class.
The Silver class was quite the duel between pole winner Holhubner, and points leader Andrew Cheslock. Holhubner would spin early, but work his way back to Cheslock before pit stops broke up the battle. Cheslock would win the strategy battle and take the class win, with Holhubner taking second with a long pit stop. John Prince put himself on the podium yet again, his 3rd of the season in 8 races.
In two weeks the GT3 Series heads to Germany where the Nurburgring GP Strecke is awaiting, with only 2 races left in the season.