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Kyle Smith Wins CMS Truck Series Opener at Texas Motor Speedway

Story and Images by David Anderson July 1st, 2023 - Congratulations to Kyle Smith for this great win at the 1st race of the 2023 Summer iRacing Truck Series sponsored by Champion Motorsports.  Kyle had a great truck all night in the Texas Summer Heat to hold off strong competition from Scott Kennedy, Josue Ramirez, Thomas Fisher and others in what was a thrilling race. Kyle Smith (above) takes the checkers in our first race of the season at TMS The race featured a very long green flag run with green flag pit stops to start the race, as well as a 2nd set of green flag pitstops that ensued.  Doug Betts qualified on the pole, but had some issues on the start of the race that race control had to clear, which allowed Thomas Fisher, Ramirez, and Smith to battle along with Scott Kennedy and Stephen Knight as > more

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CMS iRTES Series lights up Twin Ring Motegi with another Great Race!

Story and Images by David Anderson June 27th, 2023 - The Champion Motorsports iRacing Team Endurance Series (iRTES) raced at Twin Ring Motegi for the first time in our three year history this past weekend and the track and event did not disappoint as we had a great race and some excellent challenges thrown at the field from the hidden gem of  circuit in the Asia Pacific Region. Thirty-one cars to the grid for this contest as we have officially entered the 2nd half of our season and it's time to make strides for key positions and championship runs in all the classes. In the Prototype LMDh category RD Simsport takes their first win of the season and the fourth different winner in as many races in the class. We learned from the season opener at Daytona that this particular class would be hotly contested all season and that > more

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Michael Parker Takes 3rd win of 2023 iRTES Porsche Cup Series

Story and Images by David Anderson June 11th, 2023 The iRacing Team Endurance Series Porsche Cup Series brought to you by Champion Motorsports and Penguin r/c Simulation took to the Twin Ring Motegi today for a great race for round 5 of the 8 race championship. A field of 15 drivers came into the race, with an exciting points battle up top with Michael Parker narrowly leading Tristan Martz and Brian Szabelski through 4 rounds. Parker would benefit from Miguel Colon having trouble early in the race to take the lead away from Miguel and polesitter Shane Hunter and he would never look back leading all the laps. However it was not without serious stress towards the end of the race as for the 2nd race this season he had big pressure from behind from a charging Blake Reynolds. It looked as if Blake would chase down Parker as > more

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Penguin, Tempest and RD all Winners at iRTES Lemans

Story and Images by David Anderson June 11th, 2023 - The latest round of the iRacing Team Endurance Series (iRTES) hosted by Penguin R/C simulation and Champion Motorsports, visited Lemans for an iconic race at the halfway point of the season. This circuit and track (especially this time of year) is looked forward to around the world by many fans, drivers, and teams, and our series was certainly no exception as everyone had this one marked on the calendar with Excitement. A clean race throughout saw the Penguin r/c sponsored Pro team take the overall win in the LMDh category their first win of the season and 2nd podium in three races, putting them squarely in the Championship battle now moving into the halfway point of the season with three round remaining. pictured above the LMDh Penguin r/c simulation team taking a victory lap after the overall win next > more

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Penguin r/c Simulation iRTES Series puts on thrilling race at Fuji in Round 2

Story by Thomas Fisher, Images by David Anderson May 18th, 2023 - Unlike during round 1 of the iRTES series powered by Penguin R/C Simulation, Round 2 in Fuji started well with no multi-car pileups around the 3.7 mile circuit. However, a few spins here and there littered much of the race, as cars struggled with the grueling conditions and kerbs around the Fuji international speedway. Archie Coveney drove away from pole for RD Simsport and led a one-two for the team for the first 30 minutes of the race, before the No 18 Obsidian Racing car overtook RD Simsport ll for second place. No one could compete with them on pace, however a penalty late in the race for contact with a GTD showed that one’s greatest adversary is often oneself. This penalty handed Obsidian Racing, who had remained within 20 seconds of the leaders, the victory. The > more

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Tristan Martz wins Thriller in Porsche Cup Series at Lemans

Story and Images by David Anderson May 9th, 2023 - Congratulations to Tristan Martz for pulling off the unbelievable and winning from P4 to P1 in the final few corners at Lemans in the 2023 CMS iRacing Team Endurance Series Porsche Cup Support Series. Tristan would drive a terrific race and also benefit from Miguel Colon, JT Tami, and Blake Reynolds all having issues literally in the final chicane coming to the checkers, which would allow him in a matter of feet go from a good finish to a great finish! Tristan Martz (above) Takes the Win narrowly over Blake Reynolds at Lemans  The 30 minute race did not disappoint and had many storylines throughout.  The race started with all drivers having to be conscious of fuel savings from the moment the race started, as doing an 8th lap which would indeed happen at Lemans made the fuel situation > more

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Parker Holds off Hard Charging Reynolds at iRTES Porsche Cup Fuji

Story and Images by David Anderson April 30th, 2023 - With three races into the 2023 iRacing Porsche Cup Series, the official support series to our iRacing Team Endurance Series we have our first repeat winner. Congratulations to Michael Parker for taking the victory at Fuji in a thrilling race that saw him hold off a hard charging Blake Reynolds from the Penguin R/C simulation team in the final laps. Parker would lead all 19 laps of the race after Pole Sitter Cameron Barker had trouble on lap one as well as defending series Champion Miguel Colon as several cars had to make unexpected stops to deal with issues from the unforgiving sausage curbs around the Fuji Circuit. Series regular Chad Dick also had to serve a pit lane penalty as well from an issue at the previous race. Blake Reynolds was one of the cars that would suffer > more

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DJ Alessandrini takes win at Porsche Cup Round 2 – Laguna Seca

Story and Images by David Anderson March 26th, 2023 - The 2nd race of the 2023 Champion Motorsports / Penguin R/C simulation Porsche Cup series saw the teams and drivers go across country from where they began in Daytona Beach to arrive at Laguna Seca for the second race of the season. This race would be one of two rounds in the eight race season which would operate separate from the iRacing Team Endurance Race schedule at corresponding tracks. Thirteen teams would make the trip to California and DJ Alessandrini would be the winner. DJ would start from the rear after struggles in qualifying and would take the win, but not without controversy. A large incident on the first lap of the race that involved his car and others is still under post race review from the CMS stewards, however DJ was named the official winner after he would charge > more

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Race Recap iRacing Team Endurance Series RD1 – 2023 – Daytona

Article and Images by Thomas Fisher March 5th, 2023 The 5th of March marked the date for the opening race of the 2023 iRacing Team endurance championship (iRTES). With a fantastic grid of 38 cars taking the green flag, the field set off for three hours of intense action around the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. Starting at the head of the action was the LMDh class driving the brand new BMW v8 Hybrids. This new class replaces the outgoing Daytona Prototype class, completing the lap just a few seconds faster than its predecessor. The No 66 Penguin R/C Simulation took pole in LMDh with a time of 1:31.03, a tenth of a second ahead of second place Obsidian Racing in their No 13 BMW. The rest of the top eight were separated by a tiny margin of just three tenths of a second. With margins this > more

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Michael Parker Wins Porsche Cup 2023 Kick off at Daytona

Story by David Anderson Images by JT Tami March 6th, 2023 - Champion Motorsports and Penguin R/C simulation would like to congratulate Michael Parker for winning the opening round of the 2023 CMS iRTES Porsche Cup Support series Round 1 at Daytona.  Michael drove a nearly flawless race and also capitalized on mistakes of others to win in impressive fashion to kick off the 2023 season of Endurance racing here at CMS. The race started with Cameron Barker taking the pole in the event and Michael on the outside of the front row.  Miguel Colon, defending season champion from 2022 lined up on the 2nd row to lead a grid of 25 cars at the World Famous Daytona Circuit. Colon and Barker would both fall victim to trouble in the race, that would set them out at various times for contention and Michael Parker was able to cruise comfortably > more

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CMS and Penguin r/c Simulation announce 2023 Porsche Cup Prize Package

For Immediate Release 01/11/2023 Penguin r/c Simulation and Champion Motorsports announce the 2023 iRacing Porsche Cup Series Prize Package.  Full information on the series and how to participate is available HERE Porsche Cup presented by Penguin r/c Simulation Prizes Overall – (Total package Value $180.00) 1st Place Championship – $100.00 Credit toward order 2nd Place Championship – $50.00 Credit toward order 3rd Place Championship – $30.00 Credit toward order More details on the Penguin r/c prize packages are available at: Additionally CMS will directly award the following in the Porsche Cup Championship at season end: 1st Place Championship – $50.00 iRacing Gift Card/Credit from Champion Motorsports 2nd Place Championship – $30.00 iRacing Gift Card/Credit from Champion Motorsports 3rd Place Championship – $20.00 iRacing Gift Card/Credit from Champion Motorsports Finally if any single driver completes the entire championship and has zero incidents CMS will pay a $100.00 Bounty Award > more

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Announcing Penguin r/c Simulation Title Sponsor iRTES 2023

Champion Motorsports together with Penguin r/c Simulation is pleased to announce that Penguin r/c will be the title sponsor for the 2023 iRacing Team Endurance Series for the 3rd consecutive year.  We will have unique and exclusive decal branding on all cars in the iRTES series featuring our primary sponsorship agreement.  The agreement spans coverage for the iRTES core series as well as the Porsche Cup Series.  Details on the prize packages available to teams and drivers are below. Signups for the series are still available for a limited number of teams at 2023 Penguin r/c - CMS irTES Endurance Series Sponsorship iRTES 2023 PUBLIC INFORMATION: ———————————————————————————————————————————— ***  Penguin r/c Sponsorship for the irTES Series - Per Class: Prizes per Class Overall (LMDh, LMP2, GT3) - (Total package Value $1500.00) 1st Place Championship - $250.00  Credit toward order (May be split between Team Members as they see fit) > more

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The CMS rF2 Week in Review: Gray, Mountjoy and Brew Notch First Series Wins at Watkins Glen

Story Credits: Matthew Overton - Photo Credits: Jerry Chen It was out to upstate New York and a classic American track for both NARS and VWSC this week as the Hypercars and GTs strutted their stuff at Watkins Glen and the demanding Boot layout.  Both events hosted strong fields of first 29 cars (15 HY/14 GT) and 30 cars (11 HY/19 GT) that guaranteed exciting action at every point of the track for the 60 racing laps. NARS qualifying saw the gauntlet thrown down across the classes with personal bests being set up and down the field.  Series newcomer, PRO Luka Gray unlocked the potential of his Toyota GR010 to set a blazing 1:30.369 with the next four Hypercars within a second of that time.  Top Hypercar AM was Jerry Chen in his Porsche 908-4 at 1:31.850, well ahead of his closest rival but laying down a marker that > more

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NARS and VWSC Take on Le Mans! rFactor 2 Weekly Report!

Story Credits: Matthew Overton Photo Credits: Daniel Kirby, George Whitehouse While MNRL was on a gap, both the NARS and VWSC enjoyed one of their marquee events for their multiclass Hypercar/GT series with the longest events of their respective calendars.  Le Mans holds a special place in the hearts of endurance drivers whether RL or virtual, with the two CMS events seeing strong fields to contest their races. NARS On a relatively cool and dry track, it was PRO Hypercar driver Daniel Kirby that set the fastest overall lap at 3:25.961 in his Mercedes AMG 1 with Hypercar AM driver Jerry Chen coming in at P7 after putting up a 3:30.097 in his Porsche 908-04.  On the GT side, PRO Eduardo Beninca set the standard for that field at 3:53.82 in a Lexus RCF with the fastest GT AM qualifier, Stuart Barge putting his Honda NSX around the circuit > more

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The CMS rF2 Week in Review: Mountjoy and Kirby Double Winners at Trembling Mountain

Story Credits: Matthew Overton |Photo Credits: Daniel Kirby June 6th, 2022 - The single rF2 event at CMS this week was the double sprint night at Trembling Mountain for the Radical series at NARS.  As with Toban the week before, the twisting nature of this track, based on Mount Tremblant, was a real levelling agent between the two classes, putting them almost on equal footing. Qualifying set the tone for the entire race meeting as none of the GT3 drivers were able to put themselves ahead of the SR3s driven by the PROs. AM driver Tom Mountjoy slotted into P3 in the qualifying with a 1:34.500, well shy of the 1:32.880 set by Daniel Kirby to take the overall pole. R1 saw P2 Eduardo Beninca off track almost as soon as the race had started with a long recovery drive ahead of him while Kirby had his own difficulties > more

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The CMS rF2 Week in Review: Solid Wins for Beninca at Portland and Toban

Story and Photo Credits: Matthew Overton May 31, 2022 - This week, the MNRL traveled to Portland for a couple of sprints with the Datsun 510s while NARS took the Radicals to Toban for their second endurance race of the season. Eduardo Beninca pipped Jason Whited for the pole in the first of the two sprint races, less than 1/2s ahead with a 1:21.489.  The tight qualifying battle carried on into R1, with Beninca prevailing by an even smaller margin after 18 laps!  Joe Miller placed 3rd, only 8 seconds adrift of the leading pair, attesting to a very hotly contested race. R2, with the reverse grid, saw equally intense racing, every driver bettering their best race lap timings. Despite Whited’s best efforts, Beninca was able to pass and stay in front of his rival to take the second win of the night .  Whited had to content himself > more

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The CMS rF2 Week in Review: Maher with the Double Win in AM at LeMans

The CMS rF2 Week in Review: Maher with the Double Win in AM at LeMans Photo Credits: Daniel Kirby, Matthew Overton After a quiet week, all three CMS rF2 chapters were back in action.  While all the attention was focused on the WSC 91 races at LeMans, the Radical series at Barber proved that it could provide some exciting racing as well. First up was the MNRL at LeMans, with the poles in class claimed by George Angelidis (Overall and PURIST) in his Lucky Strike Mazda 787B, Brian Hall (PRO) in his Hall Brothers Jaguar XJR-14 and John Maher (AM) in another Lucky Strike Mazda. The 14 drivers launched enthusiastically into the 2.4h race with 10x time compression for a full day/night cycle.  With the special BoP for the race, some close competition on this unique circuit was guaranteed. With a small field however plenty of racing room was > more

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CMS MEMBER AND ADMIN PATRICE COTE RELEASES BRAND NEW VINTAGE TRACK FOR AC After years in the making, Mt-Tremblant 1969 (St-Jovite) in Canada was released this week. The track has received nothing but praise since it has gone public. The best part is that CMS Historics series is going to race on it this Sunday, May 22 with the Shelby GT350R, a match made in heaven!  There is still space on the grid for the brave souls daring to challenge this lil’ Nurburgring of the north. Give a shout in the Historics AC Discord channel. In its golden years it hosted F1 races, F5000, many editions of the CanAm and TransAm series and countless national-level events. All 60’s greats have all race there, from Mario Andretti to Jackie Stewart, Dan Gurney, Bruce McLaren and Mark Donohue, just to name a few. Come get more information on the track, including > more

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The CMS rF2 Week in Review: Ibbotson Goes for the Distance at Elkhart Lake

Story Credits: Matthew Overton Photo Credits: Daniel Kirby Just one race this week for rF2 - Radicals at Road America for the first of the endurance format races. A venue very familiar to CMS racers, anticipation was high for some keen competition in the two classes. AM driver Paul Ibbotson set the pace with a 2:05.068 in his GT3, almost a second clear of his closest competitor, newcomer Adrian Wong.  In the SR3s, with a 2:08.746, PRO Daniel Kirby just edged out Eduardo Beninca, renewing the rivalry that has become a fixture in the NARS races. While Road America with it’s long straights is ideal for the GT3s to stretch their legs over the SR3s, it proved to be more of a challenge than expected for the AM drivers. Only three of them were able to finish ahead of the SR3-equipped PROs and by the checkered flag, only four > more

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The CMS rF2 Week in Review: NARS goes Radical while the Group C cars visit Monza

Photo Credits: Jerry Chen, Joe Miller and Daniel Kirby It is a full slate of rF2 racing this week at CMS, with Round 4 of the WSC 1991 championships at Monza for the Tuesday MNRL and Saturday VWSC leagues, while it was ‘Rad, man’ for the NARS as they started their new 8 race Radical GT3/SR3 series at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park. The worshippers gathered at the temple of speed for the high stakes racing of the Group Cs, with raincoats and umbrellas deployed for a rainy practice session.  By the start of qualifying however, the sun had broken out, drying the track sufficiently to make the use of slicks once again.  It was PURIST Ben Boorman that led the field with a 1:31.313 in his Peugeot 905 followed by the top PRO, Jason Whited in his Nissan R90CK at 1:32.842.  Tom Mountjoy’s Porsche 962C took the AM pole, > more

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