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    by Published on 07-07-2019 03:51 PM
    1. Categories:
    2. Rallying,
    3. Members,
    4. eSports

    We are very pleased to announce that continuing with our theme of esports teams representing Champion Motorsports that we have a newly formed Dirt Rally 2.0 team which will be competing as a team in various events to represent our community. The Dirt Rally 2.0 team has recently started competing in the Codies DirtY Discord Championship as our first venture. A bit about the team and drivers and a preview of our livery that we hope for everyone to see much more of as we begin to publish and report on results:

    Thomas Lambaerts, from Westerlo Belgium. 36years old. Pc (steam) racer for over 25 years. Currently using an aging g27. I am just sitting at my ikea desk. There are plans to build something better with a car seat like Lutz but nothing yet.

    Lutz MŁller from Recklinghausen, Germany. 41 years old. Platform is Steam, I use a Logitech G920 wheel with Logitech pedals & H-shifter. Installed in a self-build aluminium-rig with old Porsche Recaro Seat and large TV.

    Erik BÝhren from Oslo, Norway. 27 Years old. Iím using Steam to do my simracing and has been doing that for the last 4 years. Iím currently using an xbox one controller, but Iím looking into getting a wheel when the economy allows for it. I don't have much of a race setup but as long as I have a good chair Iím good to go.

    David Anderson from Denton, Texas. 46 Years old. I use a Fanatec DD1 Wheel Base with A nice Oval wheel for rallying. I consider myself the leader of the team in spirit, but as far as rally craft I have a lot to learn from these great rallyists surrounding me. I race on Steam ...

    The team is awaiting results from Sweden from our first Race and will share more information as we have it in upcoming events.
    by Published on 06-01-2019 11:40 PM
    1. Categories:
    2. Sports Cars,
    3. Special Events,
    4. Members,
    5. eSports

    We're doing it again this year. Multiple members from CMS will be represented in this race. Shawn Campbell, JT Tami (Division 1), Jon Uyan, Greg Hall, Nic da Silva (Division 2), Matt Horst, James Andrew, Jason Whited (Division 4), among others.

    Enjoy the stream!

    - Division 1 (commentary) and Division 2 (cameras only) can be switched between with the YT controls.

    by Published on 05-20-2019 11:12 PM
    1. Categories:
    2. Members

    Had my second race weekend and I was at VIR again. Still taking in as much as I can and learning more and more with every track session. It was a super hot weekend and the times were a couple seconds higher than when we were there in March. Saturday I qualified 12th out of a field of 23 so I was happy with that! We had a standing start which is definitely something I need to work on! I got ate up on the green flag and dropped to 17th at one point. I settled in and finally got into a groove. The race was stopped after another class car dropped oil on the track. I made up several positions through a pretty hairy restart. The session got red flagged on the last lap because someone's car caught on fire (battery was flopping around in the trunk). That gave me 8th place and if it wasn't red flagged I might could have gotten that 7th place!

    On Sunday I had a much better qualifying session and was sitting 8th on the grid. Had another atrocious standing start (I keep spinning the wheels!). Had two wheels in the dirt a lot and then my hood started flopping around. I decided to retire early because I didn't want my hood to fly off and kill somebody. Turns out the post for my hood pin ripped out of it's base (I noticed it was a little loose before but I thought it would hold). So that sucked, but it was still an amazing weekend! Had an absolute blast out there!

    Highlights below:

    Bump drafting down the back straight.

    Red car in front of me loses it into T1.

    Crazy restart where we get three wide in the roller coaster!

    by Published on 03-30-2019 07:06 PM
    1. Categories:
    2. Members

    It's official! I know have my competition racing license! I went to VIR last Friday for competition school with the possibility of racing on Saturday and Sunday if I passed. It took me almost a year of driving with instructors and proving myself in "HPDE" days before I got approved for comp school. Comp school was an absolutely grueling day of classroom and track time. In the classroom we went over race craft and some more advanced passing and driving techniques. On the track we practiced starts, side by side racing, and flag drills. We would do about 40 minute sessions on the track. The day lasted from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm with hardly a break. The day ended with an egress test and a 30 minute written exam. I'm proud to say, I passed! I was so absolutely exhausted, I fell asleep at 8:00 that night.

    Now I was ready to race! They give you a provisional license until you complete four races incident free. That means no wrecking anyone, and no missing flags like passing under local yellow. So this made my goal clear, no wrecking people and pay attention to flags and I would consider it a successful weekend. Saturday we had a warm up session, qualifying, and a race. I managed to take 9th in qualifying out of 18 cars which I was thrilled with! We had a standing start for the race. I've done enough sim racing to know the perils of T1 so I backed way off and let the madness ensue in front of me while I tried to make it through cleanly. I made up a couple of the places I lost in the first turn before I settled into a battle for 9th with Carter Hunt. The most exciting part of my race starts around 10:41 in the video below. That's when a car got by me into Oak Tree and then we bump drafted down the back straight. I tried to follow him through on Carter but didn't quite make it. At the end of the race I managed to get Carter at the line by .05 seconds! It was an epic race! Unfortunately my in-car camera got loose on it's mount so I didn't get video of the end of the race.

    Sunday was a less exciting affair. I qualified 10th and finished 11th which involved some caution laps and a lot of open track in front of me. It was an amazing weekend and I'm super pumped to be officially racing wheel to wheel! My sim experience has helped me so much as I've gone through this process. The situational awareness, knowing what to look out for, and just being comfortable in the car are all things I attribute to sim racing. I think the most difficult thing for me so far in the transition to real racing is braking. Sim racing doesn't quite capture the violence of slowing a car down as fast as possible. Also, I'm much more aware of my mortality when I'm trying to wait until the last moment possible to brake!

    I've got a several more races planned this year including Road Atlanta, Summit Point, Carolina Motorsport Park, and Roebling Road. It's going to be awesome!

    by Published on 02-19-2019 12:58 PM
    1. Categories:
    2. Members,
    3. Hardware
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    So, after the long wait and all of the extra work required to disassemble, rewire and modify my rig just to install the new pedals and my new Accuforce ...
    by Published on 02-18-2019 01:55 PM
    1. Categories:
    2. Members,
    3. eSports

    Champion Motorsports is very excited to announce that we are forming an e-sports team for rFactor 2 which will start by competing in the P1 Gaming Endurance Championship in the GTE class, starting on March 3rd at Suzuka in the 12 hours. An effort that was organized by members of the Champion Motorsports community here on the forums and with close partnership and collaboration with our friends at SimHQ Motorsports.

    A preview of the livery that we will be running is shared here as the team will compete in the BMW GTE car, with Champion Motorsports being shown proudly.

    The team roster includes:

    Team Manager: David Anderson: David is the founder of Champion Motorsports and will manage the team and our involvement and entries in the series. David will also be a test driver and backup driver should he be called up on by the team.

    JT Tami: No stranger to racing and racing well on the rFactor platform. JT is a real pro and someone that has been a part of Champoion Motorsports and our community for a very long time. JT will set a bar for the team on pace and consistency that will be a great motivator

    Matthew Overton: Coming from Canada and also a co-member of SimHQ Motorsports, Matthew is a phenomenal driver. He has raced with the CMS endurance team prior in multiple iRacing Endurance events. He also has quite a bit of experience with the P1 Gaming league and will be a very stable and core part of the team.

    Vincent Marsh: Another Canadian as well as a newcomer to Champion Motorsports, Vincent brings a lot of energy and enthusiasm to the team. Recently finding Champion Motorsports by way of our new Monday Night Assetto Corsa Competizione league, Vincent saw this opportunity and wanted to get in from the start. Already proving to be a valuable member of the team as we prepare and work on the car setup we are excited to have Vincent.

    Bill Brehm: Rounding out the team is Bill, one of the most experienced, and longer time members of the simracing community. Bill has been racing with Champion in our rFactor 2 events for quite some time now. His involvement in simracing also dates back to the early GPL leagues that many members of CMS were part of too. Having Bill on the team will bring a lot of wisdom and experience that is so important in these kinds or races!

    Stay tuned for more information as this is a developing story and we will continue to provide updates on the teams progress at Suzuka and beyond!!! Congratulations to the roster, and let's go have some fun!
    by Published on 02-08-2019 12:07 PM
    1. Categories:
    2. iRacing,
    3. Members,
    4. eSports

    While I had driven many online events at the Sebring International Raceway, I'd never had the chance to compete in the Modified course. The shorter Modified course may have taken just under 1 minute a lap, but it featured many technical challenges that were going to make it difficult for the drivers at Lionheart.

    After the points miracle that happened at Indianapolis, I had to finish at minimum in 10th in this race and the season finale at Homestead in order to clinch what would be the first eSports championship of my online racing career. Road courses had been my weak spot all season despite having 2 podiums and a 4th place, so I wanted to make sure that I drove a smart race with as little mistakes as possible to try and overcome this potential vulnerability. Would I be able to make the desired improvement to help my championship cause? Watch and find out!

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