CMSRC S1E2 – Sweden
August 7, 2019 – The A-Sport team was on top once again with a 1-2 finish in snowy Sweden! Bombast1k took the top spot and a big 5 stage wins with teammate Riggs taking second, both piloting Ford Fiestas. Third on the podium was Wolfsmind in the Mitsubishi.
A difficult rally for 1KorteX1 meant Bombast1k and Riggs moved ahead into the top 2 spots of the standings, with 1KorteX1 not far behind in third.
Even with a challenging location, there was significantly less attrition this round with 74% of drivers able to finish all 12 stages.
CMSRC S1E1 – Argentina
August 7, 2019 – 37 cars rolled out for the start and already 6 didn’t see the finish of stage 1! Magnar (who is freakin fast but struggles with PC problems ever since there is Dirt Rally), Xsaros & Torwith (Fast guys but wait, wasn’t there a bridge…) and RallyManic1964. Kitakaze and pearlo81 complete the list of DNF’s for stage 1.
CMS-TXL GT3s at Barber
August 7, 2019 – This week, the CMS-TXL GT3 series took on Barber Motorsports Park for the fifth race of the season, marking the halfway point.
The 29 car field took the start with Humberto Roca leading the field, followed closely by Victor Tanaka. The AM class was led by Marco Calabi, and Christopher Rines led the Silver class at the start. The 75-minute race took it’s toll on many, as this tight circuit combined with minimal run-offs led to more than a few bent fenders.
ACC Takes on Nurburgring at Night
August 5, 2019 – This race was the first of two 30-minute sprints. It was a very dark night but the Nurburgring course provides an ample amount of light visibility within the race track. In this first race there was a lot of clustering of cars racing, and for the most part it was very clean. Race winner was Josh Staffin, Keith Briscoe finished second, and Jon Uyan finished third.
CMS-TXL MX-5s at Road America
August 3, 2019 – This week’s race headed north to Elkhart Lake, home of Road America, a 4-mile high-speed road course that has both long straights and multiple passing zones. With 21 cars taking the grid, it was Greg Mac who took the pole position, with Samuel Scott alongside on Row 1. Several cars were late to the grid and had to start in back, including Paul Darling in his first appearance in the series.
Another “Hall Day” at GT3 Autopolis
August 2, 2019 – At the end, it was Greg Hall taking first place (again!) in Group A, and Brian Hall (again!) taking the win in Group B. But with the competition at the NARS Summer Series GT3 race at Japan’s Autopolis putting on a real show, the winner wasn’t a lock until the very end. Ben Dutton took the pole with a very fast 1:04.781 qualifying run followed by Colin Moore, Adam Baldwin, Greg Hall, and Jason Whitfield with a seperation of only .025 seconds amongst the top five qualifiers! Ben proved the quali time was no fluke by taking the win in the 15 minute race with Jon Uyan grabbing second and Norm Graf in third. For the 45-minute feature race, Greg Hall took the win while Jason (second) and Adam (third) battled and banged their way to the podium. Brian Hall had a little bit easier time besting Tom Nasella (second) and Tony Boynton (third). While the number of cars on the grid were a modest 16, it was some very good, hard racing at this terrific GT3 track.