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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

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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The CMS rF2 Week in Review: Mazur for the win while California cruisin’!

Photo Credits: Jerry Chen, John Maher and Daniel Kirby One race only this week in rF2 at CMS, with the NARS making the trip to sunny California with the Hypercars and GTs to take on the Long Beach street circuit.  The third week in a row of racing these modern machines, the drivers are coming fully to grips with the capabilities of their cars and how to race both fast and close between the classes. It was championship leader Daniel Kirby in his Mercedes AMG One that set the time to beat for the Hypercars, a blistering 1:07.949 that was almost a second faster than his closest challenger, Ben Boorman in his Storm Rider Racing Aston Martin Valkyrie.  Ross Smith, in his Howl at the nOOn Bugatti Bolide was the fastest Hypercar AM qualifier, a more pedestrian 1:10.472, but still a half second clear of Troy Uyan in another > more

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Champion Motorsports Celebrates 2022 iRacing Team Endurance Series Champions!!

Story and Images by David Anderson April 30th, 2022 - It's official!  Season 2 of the iRacing Team Endurance Series at CMS is a wrap as this past weekend we finished the 6 of 6 Rounds at Road America, in a fantastic season finale to the season!!! We had a fantastic time putting on this series for 2022 for the 2nd year in a row as our flagship series in the community.  We are also happy to report that early planning and thoughts are already underway to bring the series back in 2023! A special thanks to our amazing partners for the series in 2022. Penguin R/C Simulation Complx Simworks Grid-Finder.com Simrace247.com Apex TV We are hard at work finalizing all the sponsor, cash, and incentive awards for all the teams and will be further announcing those on our discord server soon to all team managers for payouts. Congratulating > more

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CMS Celebrates 2022 Porsche Cup Champions, Lidkea, Colon and Tami

Story by David Anderson, Images by Mike Tyler, JT Tami April 30th, 2022 - Champion Motorsports is proud to celebrate and announce our 2022 Porsche Cup Series Champions.  In 2022 we launched this amazing spec series for the first time, to support our annual iRacing Team Endurance Series.  With 12 total races, we had both a North American Chapter and Championship as well as a iRacing Team Endurance Series Support Series.  We would have Champions for each of those as well as a combined Champion who scored the highest across all 12 races. Lets Take a look at the Winners First up Drew Lidkea in the North American Series.  Drew competed in all 6 races in the North American Chapter, including 1 win at his home track at Mosport Canada and 4 top 5 finishes!!!  Congrats Drew!!! Next up is Miguel Colon.  Miguel would dominate in the iRacing Team > more

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The CMS rF2 Week in Review: Whited Dominates in Quebec while Uyan and Kirby Duel in Belgium

Story by Matthew Overton, Photo Credits by Jerry Chen and Daniel Kirby Another full week of racing as all three series were in action with some strong individual performances standing out from the crowd. It was the Trembling Mountain circuit for the historic Datsun 510s as the MNRL took on this re-creation of the iconic Quebec track for two sprint races. Jason Whited showed the greatest affinity for this twisting circuit, powering his car to the front in both races and chalking up two big wins as a result.  Whether starting from the front in R1 or driving through the field after a reverse grid start in R2, he was the master of the circuit for this race meeting.   The remaining podium places were hotly contested with multiple changes in each race, resulting in Gilles Lalonde and Joe Miller rounded out the podium in R1 while it was Eduardo > more

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The CMS rF2 Week in Review: Epic Battles for Boorman and Whited

Story by Matthew Overton, and Photo Credits: Jerry Chen A full slate of racing at rF2 this week as all three series were in action. In the MNRL, PURIST driver Ben Boorman set the standard, powering his Peugeot 905 around the Suzuka circuit in 1:46.054 as the 4th event of the season got underway.  PRO Jason Whited was a full second behind at 1:47.242 in his Nissan R90CK while John Maher topped the AM qualifying in his Mazda 787B with a 1:51.522. 16 drivers took the green for the hour of racing and at the end of the 41 race laps, it was Boorman who took the checkered flag by only 3 seconds over the PRO class winner, Jon Uyan in his Jaguar XJR-14.  It was Maher’s Mazda that took the win in the AM class, one lap down to the leaders. At NARS, it was running of the > more

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The CMS rF2 Week in Review: Daytona! Part 2

One race this week - the Greyhound Rescue 150 at the Daytona NASCAR road course to close out the series.  The first stock car series in rF2 for CMS, the mix of road and oval courses made for entertaining racing.  Big shout out to Matt Sentell for the updated stock car plugin for rF2, which brought some real-world flagging to our oval races as well as some sage advice from the drivers and administrators over at StockCarSimRacing.com on setting up for stock car racing! It was no surprise when the overall series leader, Eduardo Beninca claimed pole position with a 1:49.056, almost a full second over his closest rival, Zander Tallman.  Brendan McVeigh was the polesitter for the AM class, 7th overall with a 1:51.914. The combination of full-on road course in the infield and then the high speed banking of the NASCAR oval is the ultimate challenge for > more

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CMS iRacing Team Endurance Series puts on a Great Show at Sebring

Story and Images by David Anderson April 10th, 2022 - As we close in on the completion of Season 2 of the CMS iRacing Team Endurance Series, the racing and battles have remained fantastic and this past round at Sebring was no exception as the teams and drivers were ready for the historic and iconic Florida Venue. The CMS race coming just one week after the iRacing 12 Hours of Sebring had a lot of the teams ready to go for a second test. Taking Top Honors in the Prototype 2 Class and with the overall win was Satellite Racing.  Their second win of the year and they are now closing in on the Championship as our favorites headed to Road America. Satellite Racing looks to defend their Championship after a big win at Sebring in LMP2 In the GT3 Class the Lambo GT3 of Tempus Simsport > more

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Miguel Colon Sweeps Round 5 of the Porsche Cup Series Races at CMS

Story and Images by David Anderson April 10th, 2022 - A huge congratulations to our cemented best and most talented Porsche Cup Driver in 2022 as Miguel Colon would continue his dominance in our spec series in the 992 cup cars be sweeping both Round 5 races in the North American as well as iRTES support series. First up, Miguel would make a visit to the North American Series as we raced at Road Atlanta for the first time this season and take the win at the Iconic American Road Course. Miguel Colon Taking the Win at Road Atlanta in North American Cup Series A mere few days later he would continue his winning ways by taking checkers for the victory in his 4th race of the season and 4 out of 5 at Sebring in our iRTES Support Series.  A virtual lock on the iRTES Support > more

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The CMS rF2 Week in Review: MNRL Sprints at Road Atlanta while the VWSC takes on Long Beach

Story by Matthew Overton, Images by Jerry Chen April 4th, 2022 - Tuesday night saw the MNRL at Road Atlanta for a pair of sprint races in the Datsun 510s. Winner of R1 was Pedro Gomez with Jason Whited and Gilles Lalonde rounding out the podium. R2 saw Whited move up one place to take the win, with Matthew Overton patiently advancing from a P7 start to grab second place over an unlucky Lalonde late in the race. In the seniors category, Steve Carman and Overton traded P1 and P2 in the two races, with Bob Roberson picking up a consistent P3 for both races. Overall, it’s Jason Whited and Eduardo Beninca tied at 204 for the top of the standings, with Gilles Lalonde holding down third at 187 as Joe Miller and Steve Carman look to stay within striking distance of him. The Seniors standings are led by by > more

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The CMS rF2 Week in Review: Almeida and Lalonde at the front for Daytona

Story and Images by Matthew Overton March 27th, 2022 - Just one race at CMS this week - the The Downspout’s Friend 150 for NARS as they took the SC2018X cars out for Round 7 of their 8 race series. Qualifying showed that the drivers had the setups and speed to run competitively with each other on the track and it was AM driver Ricardo Almeida that took the pole position with the only sub-48s lap at 47.813 Top PRO qualifier was Gilles Lalonde posting a 48.076. It was obvious that everyone was “bringin’ it” for the last oval race of the series Racing however, is never like qualifying! For all the drivers who have dismissed oval racing as ‘turn left, turn left, turn left’, Daytona was a rude reminder that highspeed drafting on a superspeedway requires a tad more concentration than that! With well over half of the > more

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iRTES Winners from Lemans Setup Great Season Ending Battle Story

Story and Images by David Anderson March 27th, 2022 - Congratulations to both Hashtag Racing Team #92 as well as Satellite Racing for their recent wins in our iRacing Team Endurance Series as they both took checkered flags in first position in class at our 6 hours of Lemans race!  The longest race and perhaps biggest test of the season saw one of our best events of the 2022 season and both of these teams taking top honors in fantastic fashion. In LMP2 the win for Hashtag Racing #92 is their 3rd in a row in the series and makes them the odds on favorites for the Championship this year. Hashtag Racing Celebrates their 3rd Win in a Row at Lemans For the Satellite Racing GT3 team they finally put it all together in a race.  They have shown the pace throughout the season but had various > more

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The CMS rF2 Week in Review: Road America and Watkins Glen

Story by Matthew Overton Images by Matthew Overton and Bob Roberson March 22nd, 2022 - Two races this week as the MNRL took on Road America in the Datsun 510s while NARS wound their way around the Watkins Glen Short circuit in the Stock Car 2018Xs Two sprint races at Road America made for some close racing as the elbows were out up and down the field. R1 saw the top five finish in their starting order, although it was only race winner Eduardo Beninca that kept his starting position from green to checkered flag. R2, with a starting order that reversed the top six from R1, was a different story. With the top three starters in that race having problems that saw them tumble down the order within the first three laps, the podium was up for grabs with Jason Whited fending off his rivals to get to > more

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