by Tim Collier Leaving the beautiful land of Austria following last week’s race, teams headed to Japan for this week’s CMS Sprint Series race at the Twin Ring Motegi Racing Complex for a 60-minute challenge to stay off the green stuff! With 39 drivers in attendance, the qualifying session would end with CMS veteran Humberto Roca on the pole with a fast lap of 1:50.162, edging out Michael Parker by less than a tenth of a second! The Am class pole winner was Tyler Pinheiro with fellow Am driver Steven Yanni starting right behind him. This race would have a clean start and the field didn’t take long to spread out over the first few laps. Humberto Roca leads the field into Turn 1 at the start of the race The Am Class pole sitter, Pinheiro, would lose four spots on the first two laps, giving Yanni the > more
by Tim Collier“The best laid plans of mice and men…”That summed up this week’s Champion Motorsports GT3 Sprint Series, but it had no impact on the action and, in the end, the satisfaction of our class podiums after racing on one of the tightest circuits and 49 drivers taking the field!After a few session changes, the field readied themselves for a 60-minute event and headed to qualifying. To everyone’s surprise—including the league administrators!—the ten minute session was an open session with everyone looking for room to lay down a lap or two before the clock ran out. At the checkers it was CMS newcomer Elliott Budzinzki on the pole with a 1:30.334 edging out last week’s race winner Chris Brunnemer by .044 seconds! The Am class pole sitter, Douglas Hintze started in 11th place overall, and was just over half second off the pole time! 49 drivers take the green > more
That's right, we're back in the GT3s in iRacing! In our continuing efforts to bring you excellent racing and competitive grids, we're proud to announce our 2023 season. This time around, we're bringing back Pro and Am classifications, and are mixing up our race formats to provide you with a blend of longer (60- to 75-minute) races, as well as some shorter two-heat races, with a reverse grid for the second race. Races run on the iRacing platform every Wednesday night, starting with a pre-season race December 28th. Full season races start January 4th. Please check out our full season page for more information! Oh Yeah, Inform Me!
Race Report by Tim Collier January 24, 2021 - With two months off between seasons, the atmosphere was electric as the new season of sportscar racing took the green flag, kicking off a six-race season of multi-class racing! In what has been a staple at Champion Motorsports with their Wednesday night iRacing series, this season saw a change with the GTE class cars on track with GT3 class cars, where patience and cooperation were key to a good night of racing for all. Qualifying In the 2 lap solo qualifying session, Tyler Campbell would take the pole position in the GT3 class over second-place Marc Johnson, with last year's GT4 champion Kurt Polter close behind. This class would be competitive, and it was apparent with the top 5 qualifiers within a quarter of a second of each other! The GTE class pole was easily won by Justin Hess, last > more
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 > more
October 10, 2019 - Race 1 of the NAR Autumn Series for rFactor 2 was held on the sunny sands of Bridgehampton. Each NARS series typically includes one "throw back track" but this time around it opened with Lilski's ported AC masterpiece, Bridgehampton. Coupled with the new hypercar McLaren Senna and the favorite GT3s, the opening round was fast-paced. Real fast-paced. Qualifying pole was won by Greg Hall in the hypercar, with Jon Uyan setting the pole pace for the GT3s. For the always precarious standing start, the McLaren Senna's were predictably off like a rocket followed by the GT3s. There were no (serious) incidents between hypercars and GT3s but the GT3s had a tussle early on and several drivers has to park their cars for the night due to incident or mechanical damage. At the flag, Greg Hall picked-up where he left off in Series 2 with a > more
August 29, 2019 - The NARS GT3s followed-up last weeks Flatsix race with their own brand of excitement. In the 15-minute sprint race, it was Jon Uyan, Don Fryman, and Greg Hall in Group A. Group B winners were Brian Hall, Derek Steffeck, and Thomas DiLibero. Once the grid top 8 were inverted, JT Tami and Norm Graf were on the front row. Things got exciting right from th start with both cars making contact. At the end of the 45-minute feature, it was Greg Hall taking another Group A win with Jon Uyan in second and Don Fryman in third. In Group B, Bian Hall took the win (again!) with Paul Ibbotson in second and Mark Cotherman completing the podium. Results (15 minutes) Results (45 minutes)
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 > more