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Afonso Souto Takes the Feature Win in 2024 Porsche Cup Season Opener at Spa

Story by Afonso Souto Images by David Anderson January 30th, 2024 - The first round of the 2024 CMS iRTES Cup Series is done and we had a fun and fiesty one at Spa-Francorchamps. This year's championship brought a new format with a random grid order for the first race of the day. This contributed to an action packed first race. With a car missing the start, we had chaos down into the first corner. Paul Darling took advantage of the confusion and rocketed into the lead, where he stayed the rest of the race. That meant the the 56 Porsche got pole position for the longer 45 minute race. This time around, the grid got through La Source cleanly but that doesn't mean that there was no action. The fight for the lead was on, Paul Darling, Chad Henson and Afonso Souto, all battling. A mistake from the > more

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iRTES Puts on a Fast and Furious show at Jerez in 2024 RD 2

Story by Afonso Souto Images by David Anderson January 18th, 2024 - And just like that another round of the iRTES is done and dusted. It was a crazy one, a lot of overtaking, lapping, incidents, crashes, all of that producing a great spectacle for everyone watching. In the LMDh Pro once again it's the #65 Satellite Racing Teal car who took honors in this class after a dominant performance once again winning by almost 42s over their sister car. After the second dominant performance of the season they come closer to the overall title at the end of the season. Satellite Racing Teals grabs the win at Jerez in LMDh Pro (above) LMDh AM produced some great action as always and through the chaos it was the #116 Acura who came out on top and after this result Sim Republic have moved up to third place in the > more

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iRTES Round 2, Jerez Race Preview

Story by Alonso Souto and David Anderson Image by Michael Huper January 4th, 2024 iRTES Jerez Preview For the second round of the iRTES the grid heads to the south of Spain. Near Cádiz, Jerez de la Frontera is a 4.4km (2.75 miles) long FIA grade 1 track with 15 corners and two straights, which constitute the best overtaking chances on this layout. Founded in 1985 the spanish track has a great history, hosting F1 racing from 1986 to 1990 and two extra races in 1994 and 1997 with the fastest circuit lap being set in this last year by Heinz-Harald Fretzen (Williams-Renault) a 1:23.135. In recent years plays host to MotoGP and it's a regular on the calendar. It is a very technical track with tricky sections and it will be a difficult challenge for the drivers. The nature of the track will require the best of every > more

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Champion Motorsports iRTES 2024 Series Hosts Record Field at Daytona to kick off 2024 Season

Story and Images by David Anderson December 12th, 2023 - The 2024 Champion Motorsports iRacing Team Endurance Series (iRTES) is underway for our fourth consecutive season and we could not have gotten off to a more exciting and big start with 57 cars gridded at Daytona International Raceway for race 1 of the 6 race Championship. A thrilling race at Daytona broadcast by Apex Simracing TV and sponsored by Penguin r/c Simulation and simrace247.com did not disappoint with great on track action throughout. Taking top honors in the race overall was the Satellite Racing Teal team.  This season Satellite is back in the series full-time after a break in 2023.  They will be fielding 2 cars and look to reclaim their position on top of the Championship. Having won the 2021 and 2022 Championships in the top class the team picked up right where they left on in seasons > more

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Champion Motorsports Endurance Team Wins VSCA GT3 Championship in 2023

Story and Images by David Anderson October 9th, 2023 - Congratulations to the Champion Motorsports iRacing Endurance team and our GT3 entry driven by David Anderson, Marc Johnson, Brett Stephens, JT Tami, Marc Nistor, and Brian Blanchette for their amazing accomplishment as the 2023 Champions in the iRacing VSCA Series.  A Top notch esports series and our team had an amazing and consistent year from beginning to end. Championship Graphic from VSCA Credit Benjamin Fisher (above) Also a special congratulations to Marc Johnson on the team for winning the overall Drivers Championship as well and earning rights as the MVP for our team this year!  Great job Marc! The team also won the Sprint Cup Championship as well which is a sub championship to overall for the season.  In addition to these accomplishments our Pro Team in LMDh category of Michael Parker, JT Tami, Cameron Barker, and Thomas Fisher > more

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Miguel Colon and David Anderson iRacing Truck Series Season 1 Champions

Story by David Anderson Images by David Anderson and Mike Tyler October 9th, 2023 - Champion Motorsports would like to congratulate Miguel Colon and David Anderson as our Series Champions for the 2023 iRacing Summer / Fall Truck Series!  CMS returned to it's roots with a very fun and successful Friday night Truck Series in the trucks and these two drivers had amazing seasons to take down the hardware! First up Miguel, our overall Champion with Three wins on the season and a slew of top five finishes put him on top!  Miguel drove hard and fast every round and showed that he is a Champion on any discipline of racing, backing up his earlier Porsche Cup Championship at CMS with the new Truck Hardware. Miguel Colon above on his Championship Drive at Pocono in the series For his accomplishments Miguel received this amazing trophy: Next up David Anderson.  > more

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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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CMS GT3 Sprint Series Season 2 opener sees Youngwall take overall win, Kennedy continues winning ways in AM class!

by Tim Collier With the start of a new season, emotions and expectations are high, especially after the success of the Champion Motorsports GT3 Series in Season One which saw an average of 45 cars on the grid each race! It didn’t take long to see that the excitement for the new season was never in doubt as 58 cars joined in for the season opener at Sebring International Raceway for the start of Season Two! With such a large field, qualifying was extremely important and after the 2-lap, 10 minute session it was Christian Youngwall taking the pole position with a 1:59.411 lap, edging out Victor Tanaka by a mere 0.042 seconds!! In the AM Class it was last season’s Daytona class winner Scott Kennedy taking the class pole and starting in 8th place overall, with Joshua Burke starting second in class and 12th overall. As the grid > 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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Colon wins fourth race, Kessel his first AM win while Parker and Yanni wrap up Driver’s Championships

by Tim Collier As the sun was setting on Daytona International Speedway, the Champion Motorsports GT3 Sprint Series was wrapping up a tremendous season of racing with one last race to decide the season champions. Coming into the race, Michael Parker held a 11-point margin over Miguel Colon, with Chris Brunnemer not out of the hunt for the Pro title. In the AM class it was Steven Yanni with consistent finishes throughout the season holding off Nick Kuhn who was only 16 points back. With the race length of 75 minutes, it was important to not only finish but finish well. As is always the case at Daytona whether it’s a stock car or sports cars, the margins were slim in qualifying with Victor Tanaka taking the pole position by 0.171 seconds over AM pole sitter Scott Kessel with Parker and Richard McClure also in the 1:43’s in the > more

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Colon, Yanni each grab third win of the CMS GT3 Sprint Season; Parker holds lead in Pro Standings

by Tim Collier The Champion Motorsports GT3 Sprint season has been spectacular, with the level of racing and competition, as well as field sizes well above the past few years. As the drivers arrived at Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin it was apparent that another large field would mean that qualifying was more important than ever. At the top of the qualifying chart was DJ Alessandrini putting his Audi out front with a lap time of 2:03.586 which was more than half a second faster than the second place qualifier Tyler Pinheiro, who was also the AM Class pole winner. Behind them in the second row were Chris Brunnemer and the Pro Class Points leader Michael Parker. The AM class points leader coming into the race, Steven Yanni, would be starting third in class and 13th overall. The field of 49 cars heads thru Turn 1 at the start As > more

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CMS GT3 Sprint at Mosport – Alessandri wins two in a row, Norton takes AM win and overall podium!

by Tim Collier With 5 races in the bag, the Champion Motorsports GT3 Sprint Series headed North to Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (formerly Mosport Park), a multi-track motorsports facility located in Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada. It was one of the first permanent road racing circuits in Canada and has played host to various high-level motorsports events including the Canadian Grand Prix and the 24 Hours of Mosport endurance race. Both Pro and AM class drivers were equally fast in practice, and with 38 cars in qualifying, starting spots were incredibly important. In the AM class, Edward Nelson would grab the pole and the 8th overall starting spot. In Pro, Miguel Colon laid down a quick lap of 1:15.430, taking the overall pole position and clear track ahead at the start. The field, led by Miguel Colon, enters the final turn for the green flag At the start, Colon led > more

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