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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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Parker and Ramos Take Pair of Victories in Porsche Cup Series

Story by David Anderson Images by David Anderson, Mike Tyler March 14th, 2022 - Coming off of another fun and successful iRacing Team Endurance Series (iRTES) week at Champion Motorsports, we have two new Porsche Cup Winners from this week to congratulate. First up, at Indianapolis Road Course, Michael Parker would take down his first win of the season, with a very strong drive in his machine to win at the very famous American Legendary Circuit. Michael beat a pack of hungry drivers into turn one early in the race and despite constant pressure was able to stay up front and remain cool, calm and collected for the win. Michael Parker Takes Victory across the Bricks at Indy Next up as the Porsche Cup Support Series would visit Lemans as part of the days festivities and activities for Round Four of the Endurance Series, we'd see Alberto > more

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The CMS rF2 Week in Review: Sebring!

Story By: Matthew Overton Photo By: Jerry Chen It was a quieter week of rF2 racing at CMS with only a single race due to a postponement of the NARS fixture due to RL issues and a week off at MNRL. This left the VWSC in the spotlight and it turned out to be an exciting race at Sebring that claimed the spotlight unchallenged! A demanding track at the best of times, it was made all the moreso with 38 drivers ( 17 Hypercar and 21 GT) taking the green at this storied venue. With the addition of rain - the first time in over a year for the VWSC, it meant a race of of attrition, mistakes and bold moves that made a crowd pleasing event to watch. Since the week had been almost completely rain-free, the garages were abuzz with action as teams adjusted setups to account > more

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Marc Johnson and Mark LeClerc win CMS 2nd Annual VIP Class Races

Story by David Anderson Images by David Anderson, Marc Johnson March 13th, 2022 - For the second year in a row, the Champion Motorsports simracing community held our annual VIP race, for members of the community which donated to support us. Over 80 Members contributed to the cause, and the appreciation is so welcome. As a reward for their contributions we held a multi class race on iRacing by invite only with a Sportscar GT and Touring Car option for members to select from. 75 Minutes of racing on the famed Daytona Road Course Circuit and the race lived up to every expectation and was extremely close and competitive. Both classes came down to the last lap to be decided, and there were incredible race long battles that saw multiple strategies and lead changes occur. In the Sportscar Cadillac Class, Marc Johnson would take the win, after an extremely > more

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The CMS rF2 Week in Review: 1991 Group C at Sebring, SC2018X at Atlanta

Story and Images by Matthew Overton March 7th, 2022 - Lots of rF2 racing this past week at CMS, with all three leagues in action. 23 drivers took to the track at Sebring in the second round of the MNRL 1991 Group C championship. In qualifying, it was PURIST Ben Boorman that set the pace at 1:48.131 in his Peugeot 905 to claim pole for the race. Jason Whited paced the PRO class with a 1:48.736 in his Nissan R90CK while while Tom Aiken topped the AM field with a 1:51.723 in a Jaguar XJR-14. After an intense race with both day and night racing, Ben Boorman emerged as the overall and PURIST winner, over a minute ahead of his closest rival. That driver was PRO Frank McCurdy in another Peugeot, just ahead of Brian Hall in his Jaguar with Whited picking up 3rd in class, a lap back. > more

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Brett Stephens and Kris Hudson Grab Wins in the First Touring/GT4 Endurance Event of the Season

Brett Stepens and Kris Hudson Grab Wins in the First Touring/GT4 Endurance Event of the Season Story and Images by Tim Collier Michael Parker leads the Touring Class field to the green flag March 5th, 2022 -A quick flight across the pond from last week’s race in The Great White North, this week the CMS Touring Car/GT4 Series would take on the Silverstone Grand Prix circuit in the first endurance length race of the season. The weather was mild, but that didn’t stop tire wear from becoming a concern for some. In races like this, the pit stop can make or break your entire race! Qualifying in the Touring Class was led by Michael Parker with a 2:15.388 best lap, with Kris Hudson beside him on the front row, JT Tami starting in third and Jean Claude Quintero starting fourth. With thirteen Touring Class cars starting the race, any > more

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iRTES Championship Battle Takes Form after Round 3 at Phillip Island

Race Report by David Anderson Images by David Anderson February 26th, 2022 – We are now halfway into the season in our Flagship iRacing Team Endurance Series (iRTES) and we have seen some amazing racing and competition in the first three events. Congratulations to Hashtag Racing #92 and Tu Pai Racing Team Midpack for their wins at our most recent event Phillip Island on February 20th. The win for Hashtag Racing #92 was their second in a row in the series as they backed up an impressive victory a few weeks earlier at Spa, with another great job to win in dominating fashion at Phillip Island. Having missed the first race of the season at Daytona as a late entry they are not the Championship leaders, but would be otherwise based on the performances they are putting in to date in the series. We will be eager to see > more

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The rF2 Week in Review: MNRL at Watkins Glen, NARS at Mid-Ohio

Story and Images by Matthew Overton February 26th, 2022 - It was an active week at CMS for rF2 drivers, as the MNRL took the TA U2 Datsun 510s to Watkins Glen while NARS were at Mid-Ohio with the the SC2018X stock cars. A busy night for MNRL saw two sprint races on the Short, No Chicane circuit with 15 drivers for the first race and then 17 for the second.  It was Eduardo Beninca over Pedro Crulas Gomez and Gilles Lalonde for the R1 honours, with Lalonde taking the checkered in R2 followed by Beninca and then Joe Miller in third. After three race meetings, Beninca shares the top of the championship standings with Jason Whited at 70 points while Lalonde at 65 points is holding off Zander Tallman just behind at 64.  In the Seniors Division, it is Steve Carman leading with 42 points ahead of Jerry Hamilton > more

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Touring/GT4 Series Heads North of the Border, Johnson and Hudson Come Out on Top

Touring/GT4 Series Heads North of the Border, Johnson and Hudson Come Out on Top Story By Tim Collier Images by Tim Collier Michael Parker leads the Touring Class field to the green flag February 26th, 2022 - After a short one-week break the Champion Motorsports Touring/GT4 Series headed North to Canada, specifically to Canadian Tire Motorsports Park formerly known as Mosport for the second race of the season.  The weather was unusually warm for a May afternoon and drivers found themselves having to adapt quickly to the slick track. Qualifying in the Touring Class saw CMS veteran Kris Hudson take the pole edging out Michael Parker who won the first race of the season.  The TCR Class had 18 cars take the grid at the start, another large field for the second race in a row! The GT4 Class Pole Position was won by Marc Johnson, edging out Drew > more

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Twomey and Colon grab Round 3 Porsche Cup Victories

Race Report by David Anderson Images by David Anderson and JT Tami February 20th, 2022 - We would like to congratulate Thomas Twomey and Miguel Colon for their victories this week in our extremely fun and competitive Porsche Cup Spec Series! Twomey would take victory at Belle Isle Street Circuit in the North American Cup Series race, while Miguel Colon would win his third race in a row in the iRacing Team Endurance Series (iRTES) support series race at Phillip Island. Both Drivers would lead flag to flag starting from the front row in each race, as these respective tracks were challenging and put an emphasis on track and starting position. The Porsche Cup cars requiring a lot of focus, both drivers were able to keep their heads down and keep the strong competition at bay behind them. Thomas Twomey Leads the field into Turn 1 at Belle > more

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CMS iRacing TCR/GT4 Series Kick off with Huge Field at Watkins Glen

The GT4 field takes the green flag to start the season! Race Report by Tim Collier Images by Tim Collier February 9th, 2022 - Champion Motorsports’ Wednesday Night iRacing Series got underway this week with the 2022 Touring/GT4 Series by hitting the oft familiar Watkins Glen Boot circuit. The semi parking and garages began to overflow in the early hours of the day, and by the time qualifying began a total of 46 cars, 25 Touring and 21 GT4s, were ready to hit the grid for the one-hour race ahead! In the GT4 Class it was Nathan Sullano taking the pole position by two/tenths of a second over Marc Johnson. Behind them the next 9 car qualified within one second of the pole making for a tight field to kick off the season! Michael Parker and Trenton Jump lead the Touring Class into Turn 1 The Touring Class pole > more

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HashTag Racing Delivers the Goods in LMP2 and GT3 at Spa

Race Report by David Anderson Images by David Anderson February 6th, 2022 - CMS Newcomers to our iRacing Team Endurance Series, HashTag Racing are fielding two cars in the 2022 championship and they made a bold and impressive statement in Round 2 of the series at Spa, sweeping both the Prototype 2 and GT3 categories in the race. First up congratulations to the dynamic duo of Flavio Saturnino and Ivo Costa for their in in the GT3 class, in their Lamborghini. The Iberia based drivers each drove very well, quick and safe at the challenging Spa circuit. They would benefit from some other teams having mistakes and issues as well to show they had the endurance mindset in this event. They would edge out TPRT Midpack and VG Racing Esport Academy on the podium. HashTag Racing GT3 Team in their Lambo Coming to the Win at Spa > more

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Gomez and Colon Take Pair of Porsche Cup Victories

Race Report by David Anderson Images by David Anderson February 10th, 2022 - The second round of the Champion Motorsports Porsche Cup Series races had visits this past week to both Watkins Glen International for our North American offering and Spa in Belgium for the iRTES Support Series. Both races highly attended with great fixed setup iRacing Porsche Cup 992 racing. Beginning at Watkins Glen, Christian Gomez would take a fantastic win with a comfortable four second lead over Justin Rehm. The win was the second top 5 of the early season for Christian and puts him in the early points lead after two of six rounds. An important win for Christian as knowing he will miss one of the upcoming races on the schedule he needed the result to be able to get off to a comfortable start in the standings. Christian Gomez wins at Watkins Glen > more

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CMS Dirt Rally 2.0 Rear Wheel Club Invades Sweden

Race Report by Steve Carman Images by CMS Members Discord Various February 5th, 2022 - The second event in the 2022 CMS RWD Rally Championship was held in Värmland Sweden. 19 Drivers started what would prove to be a treacherous rally. With cold weather at the start and the forecast of heavy snow, The first stage sorted out the competitors, with Marvin Warthöfe in his Datsun 240 Z stepping out to an early lead which he never relinquished. Philipp Janssen chased hard in his 240 throughout the first stage but ended up 6 seconds back. Aleksander Saetre in his BMW E3 came in 3rd on the stage by just a hair. Lutz Müller came in 4th by 3 seconds in his Opel and rounding out the top five was Paul Müller in his 240Z 18 seconds behind Lutz. The second stage saw Marvin Warthöfe extend his lead to 16 > more

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Historics 70’s F1 Round 1: Silverstone 67 and F1’s, a perfect match

Race Report by Patrice Cote Images by Patrice Cote January 23rd, 2022 - After very intense last two weeks of work by all drivers to get familiar with their new ride for the winter season, the ever cool Lotus 72D, it was finally time to officially kick off the season at Silverstone 67. The unofficial practice session showed the dedication of the drivers to tame the beast with over 2000 practice laps before the race even started. The pole went to Connor Levy closely followed by Aaron Roberts, they were the only ones breaking into 1:20 territory after a tensed and suspenseful session with fastest time holder changing many times. At the start line there were fifteen brave souls seeking to grab a share of (sim) motorsport glory and have a blast while doing so. The race start made all the marshal nervous as the grid is very compact. > more

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Rally Report Season 6 – Round 1 Monaco

Rally Report by Steve Carman Images by Steve Carman January 18th, 2022 - Monaco was the first event on the calendar for the 2022 CMS Rally Championship and 26 entrants took to the starting line in a wide variety of machines.  The venerable BMW E30 M3 was the most popular weapon, but a surprising number of drivers opted for the old tech Datsun 240Z and Lancia Stratos.  Michael Mortensen opted for the short wheelbase high power R5 Turbo and Manuel Sentino opted for the turbo kick of the Sierra Cosworth.  The daytime stages were relatively good weather with occasional snow flurries.  When the sun went down the going got more treacherous with snow and frozen roads at higher altitudes to challenge the entrants. Straight out of the start control on the first stage Marvin Warthöfe in his 240Z showed the red-hot pace he became known for last year.  Putting > more

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Satellite Racing Sweeps RD1 iRTES at Daytona

Race Report by David Anderson Images by David Anderson January 9th, 2022 - The first round of the 2022 Champion Motorsports iRacing Team Endurance Series (iRTES) is in the books as we have completed our annual trip to Daytona International Speedway.  Coming home very happy from the four hour endurance race was the team(s) of Satellite Racing as they took a clean sweep of the first event in both the Prototype LMP2 class as well as the GT3 class. Congratulations to David Williams and Paul Darling for picking up right where they left off last season as defending Champions in the LMP2 category by continuing their winning ways at Daytona to start 2022. The sister car in GT3 the McLaren which was piloted by Mateusz Drozda and Alex Gal would share similar success with their first win in the series for 2022 and first win overall in the GT3 > more

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