Race Report by Tim Collier April 15, 2020 - One of the greatest things about GT racing is the fact that the cars have headlights because not every course is lit for night racing without them. This opens the door for duels in the dark such as the GTE/GT4 Series pulled off this week at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona, running the historic layout. In qualifying, the GT4 class top spot was the sole property of Kurt Polter once again winning that front starting spot by more than 2 seconds!! In the GTE class, Dion Smith would take the overall pole position by a half-second after leading the field in P1 as well. The start was uneventful, and as the GTE's jockeyed in the dark to gain ground on Smith, there was also the possibility that some GTE's would take tires and others would not. Smith would lead [...]
October 15, 2019 - Allan Hellmann won the second round of the MNRL F1 95 series. Two races, two wins in this series, and Allan is proving himself to be a top driver in the open wheel discipline. Frank McCurdy and Joe Miller had an exciting battle for second, with Frank McCurdy narrowly coming out on top again. In the Senior's Division, Denis Turcotte took P1 with Jerry Hamilton and Frank Radosti not far behind. Round 3 will take place at Magny-Cours. It is a circuit that will provide an intense challenge to the drivers (as if the car itself was not enough). The Championship battles are just heating up, and with a few usual front runners struggling early on, expect potential curve-balls to be thrown throughout the series. Results
September 23, 2019 - Race 2 was chaotic for most, as drivers had found their rhythm and began to push the limits. Keith Briscoe kept clear of any trouble and took 1st, while John Paul Hidalgo was caught in an incident with Josh Staffin, dropping both down the order. Hidalgo recovered to 2nd, while Staffin could only manage 4th. Don Bélanger made a fantastic drive to 3rd after having his Q2 lap invalidated and starting at the back of the field. Silver Class drivers all had difficult races, with incidents and spins throughout the order. Dave Hassar came home 1st in class after an early incident with Ian Jacobs, who finished 3rd in class. JT Tami managed 2nd in class after a spin. AM Driver Eric Andersen again proved his confidence around Barcelona, finishing 1st in class well clear of the other AM drivers. Michael Mortensen again showed flawless [...]
September 23, 2019 - Race 1 was marked by the dominance of John Paul Hidalgo, outpacing the field with no incidents to speak of. Jon Uyan drove well, taking 2nd overall, with Josh Staffin recovering from a poor start to finish 3rd. Dave Hassar snatched a victory in Silver class with Ian Jacobs spinning twice and ending up second in class, while JT made an excellent start to take 3 positions within the first two corners, finishing 3rd in class. In the AM class, Eric Andersen punched well above his weight, mixing in with the Silver drivers and scoring well in the overall championship, as well as taking 1st in class. Michael Mortensen kept everything clean, and was well rewarded with 2nd in class. Jorge Rivera came home 3rd in class, after a spin early on forced him into a recovery drive.