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iRTES Round 4 at Monza

  Race Report by Doug Atkinson Results / Data by Jason Lundy April 18, 2021 – Round 4 of the Champion Motorsports 2021 iRacing Team Endurance Series (iRTES) at Monza was rinse and repeat. At the end of the day, the VRS Satellite Racing Team of Paul Darling and David Williams won again in LMP2, while the Unified Performance Racing Team of Justin Hess and Kurt Polter took home another win. LMP2 start at Monza GTE start at Monza LMP2 Pulling in the second spot in the prototypes was the TNT Racing (Carbon) of Everett Paddock and Scott McIntyre. The third place was taken by the Imperial Motorsports - Shake Team of Chris Paiz and George Kuekes. The winning VRS Satellite Team of David Williams and Paul Darling. GTE The podium in the GTE class after Unified was the SimHQ Motorsports 2 Team of [...]

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iRTES Round 3 at Le Mans

Race Report by Doug Atkinson Images by George Deane Results / Data by Jason Lundy March 21, 2021 – Round 3 of the Champion Motorsports 2021 iRacing Team Endurance Series (iRTES) at Le Mans had the same class winners as previous events, but the action until the finish was anything but dull. LMP2 No surprise the REVO Satellite Team of Paul Darling and David Williams again pulled out the win, climbing to a lead of nearly a minute at one point in the race. Three-in-a-row for REVO Satellite and now the discussion begins if anyone can take home the top spot at any track the rest of the 2021 iRTES year. Second place was won by the Imperial Motorsports - Shake Texas Team of Chris Paiz and Leif Peterson. After some first lap woes, they stormed back to the podium result. The TNT Racing (Carbon) Team of Everett Paddock [...]

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CMS iRacing GTE/GT3 Season Opener at Imola

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 [...]

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iRTES Round 2 at Sebring

Race Report by Doug Atkinson Images by Brian van Beusekom & Andrew Cheslock Results / Data by Jason Lundy February 21, 2021 – Round 2 of the Champion Motorsports 2021 iRacing Team Endurance Series (iRTES) is now over, and while it was a flag-to-flag win in LMP2 and GTE classes, the in-between action was intense, including one of the most epic early laps crashes appropriately nicknamed "the carpark". Just as the first iRTES Round last month at Daytona, the event was well attended with 35 teams taking the green flag in the central Florida morning sunshine. LMP2 The REVO Satellite Team of Paul Darling and David Williams again led the way. While there were moments of challenges from other LMP2 teams, it was the second-in-a-row win for the REVO team. Do they do a hat trick at Le Mans next month? Coming in second place was the always strong [...]

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iRTES Round 1 at Daytona Road Course

Race Report by David Anderson January 18th, 2021 - Round 1 of the Champion Motorsports 2021 iRacing Team Endurance Series (iRTES) is complete, and big congratulations to "Revo Satellite Racing" for the overall win and class victory within LMP2, as well as "Unified Racing" for their class win in GTE. The race featured 36 teams taking the green flag and nearly all completed the race. It was a very strong and overall clean start to the five-race season for iRTES. LMP2 The Revo team piloted by Paul Darling and David Williams led 83 of the 93 laps in a dominant performance for the first win of the year. They were joined by "CMS Pro Summit" and "Imperial Motorsports -Shake" on the podium in LMP2. Paul Darling and David Williams GTE In the GTE Class, Justin Hess and Kurt Polter would lead and win from the Pole for [...]

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GTE / GT4 Cup Series at Detroit Belle Isle

Race Report by Tim Collier June 3, 2020 - Throughout a season of racing, there are races that go beyond the battle between drivers to include the struggle with the circuit itself. Detroit Belle Isle street circuit is one of those places, with its tight confines, a mix of long straights and fast curves with the lack of run-off and tall kerbs, it only takes a moment to go from the lead to the hauler. For the GTE/GT4 Cup Series, this was race six of the season and set the stage for the final run to the championship. Qualifying was no surprise once again in the GT4 class with Kurt Polter taking the top spot once again, this time by nearly two seconds! JT Tami would start alongside to lead the Porsche 718 Cayman field to the green. Ahead of them, the GTE class pole was won by Miguel [...]

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GTE/GT4 Cup Series at Road Atlanta

Race Report by Tim Collier As the GTE/GT4 Cup season crests the halfway point, this week's race took to the hills of Road Atlanta for the second endurance length event of the season. With the sun setting and the longer race length, nothing was for certain until the checkered flag fell. The qualifying session was inadvertently limited to one flying lap, but it didn't keep Kurt Polter from claiming the GT4 class pole once again this season, with a margin of 1.2 seconds back to Jason Lundy. In the GTE class, Humberto Roca took the front starting spot by half a second over Miguel Antonio Alcrudo, which would set up some crazy laps early in the race. At the start Roca would lead the first 6 laps before encountering troubles, along with Alcrudo and Angel Ledesma and Miguel Alcrudo who also had issues early, and Rafael Sosa would take [...]

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GTE/GT4 Cup Series at Brands Hatch

Race Report by Tim Collier May 6, 2020 - On a beautiful Fall afternoon in England, the Champion Motorsports MX-5 Club Series met to take on the full circuit for the seventh race of the season. If there's one thing about this series that proves to be true, even 30 minutes is more than enough time for plenty of racing action. In the qualifying session, the TCR class would see Kris Hudson grab the pole by almost half a second with a lap time of 1:34.096, edging out JT Tami who would start alongside on the front row. In the MX-5 class, Samuel Scott would take the top spot from Kurt Polter with a time of 1:41.955, a half-second over Polter to lead the MX-5 field at the start. The race start was smooth, with plenty of racing throughout the field, but upfront Hudson would lead the first two [...]

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GTE/GT4 Cup Series at Barcelona

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 [...]

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GTE/GT4 Cup Series at Spa

Race Report by Tim Collier April 1, 2020 - Who doesn't love Belgium in the morning? This week's GTE/GT4 Cup Series race started with the sun just over the mountains and with quite a chilly track temperature to go along with a 34 car field and the endurance length race, this event was destined to have a very interesting outcome with tire strategy playing a large part of the final standings. Qualifying went as usual in the GTE class with Humberto Roca nailing a fast lap of 2:13.673 edging out Angle Ledesma by a mere 0.067 seconds for the top spot. In the GT4, Kurt Polter put in a fast lap of 2:30.659 to take the pole position in class, with Justin Hess starting shotgun missing the pole by a few tenths. The race start saw many drivers pushing extra hard to make up for qualifying woes, and by [...]

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GTE/GT4 Cup Series at Sebring

Race Report by Tim Collier March 18, 2020 - The first race of a new season always brings about many questions...which drivers will excel, what's the secret to saving those tires, and of course, what does it take to put my car in victory lane?! The questions were about to have answers as Champion Motorsports drivers, both new and seasoned took to the track at Sebring in the first official GTE/GT4 Cup Series race of the season!! The pre-season event two weeks ago at Road America was an awakening for many with the new Porsche Cayman GT4 as well as the updated tire models for all the cars in this series. The weather was warm, and the track a bit on the slick side with 34 drivers taking to the track! Qualifying was a tight in both classes, with Humberto Roca taking the GTE and overall pole position edging [...]

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TCR/MX-5 Club Series at Watkins Glen

Race Report by Tim Collier March 11, 2020 - This week, the TCR/MX-5 Club Series headed to upstate New York to visit Watkins Glen International, using the full "Boot" layout in the first of two endurance events on this season's schedule. Times posted in qualifying indicated the track was getting faster as the clouds moved in, with Brian Szabelski putting in a sub-2 minute lap time to take the TCR Class pole position, and in the MX-5's it was the same with Samuel Scott blistering the track taking pole by more than half a second! The race start was uneventful, and the two classes began to file into line and concentrate on clean laps, and keeping the tires fresh for as long as possible. In the MX-5 class, Scott would take the lead from the pole and never look back for his first win of the season. Behind him, [...]

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GTE/GT4 Pre-Season at Road America

Race Report by Tim Collier March 4, 2020 - With the release of the Porsche Cayman GT4 this week, it was time to put the rubber on the road and see how well it grips. Tonight's pre-season race at Road America was a multiclass affair featuring the GTE class cars of iRacing on the track with it's latest release. The new tire model for all the cars proved to be an additional factor for some drivers, but as usual many adjusted along the way and found the groove once again. In qualifying Justin Hess would start on pole for the GT4 class with a blistering lap 1.2 seconds faster than his next closest competitor. Humberto Roca started up front in GTE with a 0.2 second gap back to second. The race start had some interesting moments, but as predicted the racing was tight in both classes. After a few [...]

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