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ACC GT4’s at Silverstone

Race Report by Josh Staffin June 21, 2021 - The Assetto Corsa Competizione GT4's were in action at Silverstone this past week. Qualifying With just a 14-minute qualifying session and a long track, only 6 flying laps were possible for those first out of the pits. But D. Bourne needed only 2 laps to unlock a 2:10.596. Though ultimately good enough for pole, it was still early in the session and so they went for a second stint on the quickly improving track - 2:10.326 being the final nail in the coffin. J. Steele also attempted 4 flying laps over 2 brief stints resulting in a 2:10.776. Just 0.204 seconds back was J.T. Tami on their third of four consecutive flying laps. A mere 1.3 seconds separated D. Bourne from last place (occupied by J. Staffin, known far and wide for his last-to-first race start). Qualifying Results Position Driver [...]

CMS Season 5 Round 6 ACC at Barcelona-Catalunya

Race Report by Mark Dizon December 7, 2020 – After an eventful round 5 at Monza last week, Champion Motorsports Season 5 ACC heads to a warm Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya for the mid-point race of the season! Racers this week faced a 65-minute endurance format where tire management played a crucial role in victory! The championship standings for split #1 GT3 have Hamza Gulzar leading the field with 225 points followed by Andi Maier in second-place with 175 points. Josh Staffin is not far behind in third place with 167 points. The split #1 GT4 championship order is led by Michael Kundakcioglu with 231 points despite missing the race in Barcelona. Nicole Umbarger sits at second place with 177 points and Troy Barman is only 3 points behind her with 174! Scott Newell leads the split #2 GT3 championship standings with 195 points and is trailed by Chris Pace [...]

CMS Season 5 Round 4 – Nürburgring

Race Report by Mark Dizon November 24, 2020 – Round 4 of Champion Motorsports Season 5 ACC heads to the Nürburgring for 75 minutes of multi-sprint racing. Split 1 Josh Staffin #23 Lexus RC F leads the charge for victory in the GT3 class at the Nürburgring! Staffin also captures the fastest lap of the race with a lap time of 1:54.438. The second-place podium goes to Andreas Maier in the #123 Audi R8 rising up from P4 at the race start. Drake Burgoon displayed a strong drive clinching the third-place finish after starting the race in P10. Josh Staffin and Hamza Gulzar go side by side at race start into Turn 1 and Turn 2. Staffin takes the lead as he navigates the inside line into Turn 3 and makes a good exit out of Turn 4. Hamza Gulzar eventually retires the #14 Bentley after losing control on [...]

CMS Season 5 Round 3 – Laguna Seca

Race Report by Mark Dizon November 16, 2020 - Champion Motorsports ACC heads to WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, CA for the third round of season five! It was a warm overcast evening at race start and track conditions were optimal for close GT racing. The evening event commenced just right before sunset and finished 65 minutes later in the dark of night. Split 1 Hamza Gulzar #14 Bentley Continental GT3 sealed another victory at Laguna Seca! Shawn Campbell #98 Porsche 911 GT3 was not far behind and finished 0.779 seconds after Hamza in P2! Dirk Groeneveld #136 Porsche 911 GT3 kept it clean and consistent throughout the race finishing in P3. Jonathan Lee #8 Porsche 911 led the GT3 field from pole position at the start of the race but lost the lead to Hamza Gulzar at the Andretti Hairpin after receiving a bump from Matheus Freitas [...]

Season 5, Round 2 – Misano

Race Report by Mark Dizon November 9, 2020 - It was a very challenging second round of multi-class ACC racing at Misano World Circuit with heavy rain conditions during the race weekend. Teams contended with poor visibility and a very wet track while the rain showed no signs of relief. Both races splits saw plenty of drama and action especially during race start in sector 1 Variante Del Parco turns 2 and 3. Split 1 Hamza Gulza displayed a commanding performance at Misano in his #14 Bentley Continental GT3 winning sprints race 1 and 2 as well as securing pole positions in each race. He also achieved the fastest lap of race 2 with a lap time of 1:45.786. Josh Staffin #23 Lexus RC F GT3 secured the second-place podium in race 1 followed by Matheus Freitas #728 Mercedes-AMG GT3 with the third-place finish. Josh Staffin took the fastest [...]

Round 1 at Nurburgring – FCP Euro GT World Challenge America

Race Report by SRO America Kundakcioglu Wins Opener 44 drivers took the green flag at Nurburgring in Assetto Corsa Competizione Mercedes-AMG earns first victory in GTWC America Esports Competition Cavillon, Porsche brings home the GT4 class win November 8, 2020 - Michael Kundakcioglu led a Mercedes-AMG sweep of the top five positions in the season-opening round of the FCP Euro GT World Challenge America Esports championship at the Nürburgring. Nurburgring winner of Round 1 in GT3 was Michael Kundakcioglu The Canadian started on the outside of the front row and immediately jumped to the lead as polesitter Philippe Simard dropped back in the opening sequence of corners. While the rest of the field fought for position, Kundakcioglu built his lead to around six seconds and managed that gap throughout the duration of the 60-minute race, ultimately crossing the line 3.1150 seconds ahead of his closest pursuer Troy [...]

ACC Monday Kicks Off GT4 Series

Race Report by Drake Burgoon Night Racing Kickoff September 7, 2020 - Monday saw the first round of the much anticipated CMS Assetto Corsa Competizione GT4 Series, and it did not disappoint. The race was a 60-minute race at South Africa’s Kyalami circuit and featured 1 mandatory stop for fuel with tires being optional. Due to the overwhelming attendance, the event was split into two servers with split 1 being all Pro classification and split 2 being Silver and AM. With qualifying being pretty standard conditions but knowing a nighttime race is coming the big question mark was how would the pace be during the night.  Split 1 Race Heading into the event it was pretty well established that Jon Leigh in the Ginetta was the favorite to post the quickest time and he did not disappoint. Posting a 1:50.298 in the #7 Ginetta, .075 quicker than Tomas Lastre [...]

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