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TCR/MX-5 Club Series at CTMP

Race Report by Tim Collier

June 10, 2020 – With only two races left in the season, a trip to the Great White North for the TCR/MX-5 Club Series to the famed Canadian Tire Motorsports Park as the series ramps up to set the stage for the season finale ahead.

Qualifying would set the stage for a gritty battle in the TCR class, with Brian Szabelski taking the pole position with JT Tami starting alongside on the front row. The MX-5’s would be led by Samuel Scott with points leader Kurt Polter taking second spot on the MX-5 grid.

The race start would […]

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 […]

TCR/MX-5 Club Series at VIR-North

Race Report by Tim Collier

May 20, 2020 – For this week’s TCR/MX-5 Club Series race, the haulers took a drive through the hills of Virginia to the famed VIR circuit where the drivers would negotiate the tight and twisty North Circuit layout. Weather conditions were ideal, and the lap times confirmed this would be a race where the least mistakes make the difference.

The qualifying session showed no surprise in the MX-5 class, where Kurt Polter put his Mazda on the pole once again, this time by a gap of half a second over Bryan Ortiz. The Audis however had quite […]

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 […]

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, […]

GTE/GT4 Cup Series at Mid-Ohio

Race Report by Tim Collier

April 29, 2020 – As the GTE/GT4 Cup Series hits halfway on the season schedule, the field would regroup at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course for this week’s battleground. The tight, twisty confines of this circuit would create few passing opportunities between drivers, and between classes. With the sun setting low on the front stretch, the fight would last until the end of the 1-hour race time.

Qualifying in the GTE class would see Humberto Roca taking the front spot by two-tenths, while in GT4 Kurt Polter took the pole position in class by less than half a […]

TCR/MX-5 Club Series at Silverstone

Race Report by Tim Collier

April 22, 2020 – As with last week’s race at the Historic Barcelona layout, this week the TCR/MX-5 Series would take a trip back in time to the 2008 layout of Silverstone’s Grand Prix circuit for a 30-minute duel in the sun.

With 7 TCR entries and 10 Mazdas, things were shaping up where qualifying would be very important as always, and Turn 1 a high-speed bend that would cause some to lose, and others to gain. In the MX-5 class, Justin Hess would grab the pole with a very impressive 2:11.479, and in the TCR class, […]

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 […]

TCR/MX-5 Club Series at Laguna Seca

Race Report by Tim Collier

April 8, 2020 – As the TCR/MX-5 Club Series hits his stride, the teams headed to sunny California and Weathertech Raceway at Laguna Seca for the fifth race of the season marking the halfway point to the title. Another large field for both classes provided some great action on the track, and for some in the sand.
In qualifying, Brian Szabelski would grab his second pole of the season in the TCR class to lead the entire field at the start. In the MX-5’s it was Justin Hess grabbing yet another pole, this time by four-tenths over […]

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 […]

TCR/MX-5 Club Series at Barber

Race Report by Tim Collier

March 25, 2020 – This week the TCR/MX-5 Club Series took a trip to Alabama, but not that big oval everyone knows, but the twisty Barber Motorsports Park circuit with its multiple elevation changes, corkscrews up and down, and few passing zones. As the mid-season stretch starts, the points battles and on-track duels are heating up, and there’s a lot of racing left to do!

In qualifying, it was Mario Teixeira snatching the TCR class pole by less than two-tenths to lead the entire field at the start. In the MX-5 class, it was Samuel Scott on […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

TCR/MX-5 Club Series at Road Atlanta

Race Report by Tim Collier

February 26, 2020 – This week, the TCR/MX-5 Club Series took to the famed Road Atlanta circuit for the second race of the season. The heat and marbles made for a thin line to turn a fast lap, and everyone in attendance was up to the task.

In qualifying, Samuel Scott started on the pole in the MX-5 Class while Liam Park would grab his first CMS pole to lead the entire field to the green.

The start of the 30-minute race was tight racing, and after a few laps both classes would stretch out into several battles […]

TCR/MX-5 Club Series at Interlagos

Race Report by Tim Collier

February 12, 2020 – Kicking off a new season of racing, the TCR/MX-5 Club Series went south to Brazil to the historic Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace, otherwise known as Interlagos.

With two classes of cars racing simultaneously, there were many overtakes between and within classes all the way to the checkered flag.

In the TCR Class, Miguel Alcrudo would qualify on the pole and take an early lead, with his son Miguel Antonio Alcrudo hot on his tail. It was a father/son duel that wasn’t decided until the last lap, when Antonio Alcrudo would make the pass and […]

TCR/MX-5 Pre-Season at Zolder

Race Report by Tim Collier

January 29, 2020 – The final pre-season race for the TCR/MX-5 Club Series at Zolder was, in few words, fast. With such a tight circuit and downright evil chicanes, the pace was quick and the race undecided until the end.

In the TCR class, Dave Slee took the pole position at the start, but was passed by Brian Szabelski on Lap 7 and the chase was on. It appeared Szabelski had a narrow lead on the penultimate lap, but a slight touch of grass while braking gave the lead and the win to Slee. After a tough […]

CMS-TXL GT3s at Twin Ring Motegi

September 25, 2019 – This week’s CMS-TXL GT3 Series drivers took on the tough and twisty Twin Ring Motegi GP circuit under the lights. Paul Darling took the pole with a 1:47.528 lap time, beating out Leif Peterson by just over a tenth of a second. Samuel Scott started third overall, taking the top spot in the AM class, and Tyler Holhubner grabbed the Silver class pole, starting 11th.

The field took the green as the sun disappeared, and the same story was happening up front as Darling paced away from the rest of the field for a commanding lead and […]

CMS-TXL MX-5 Cup at Donington Park

September 18, 2019 – After a short break, the MX-5 Cup Series met at Donington Park for Race 7 of the season.

With a field of 15 cars making the trip, it was Paul Darling who would take the pole over series points leader JT Tami. As the green flag fell, Darling and Tami would push out front, with newcomer Mitchell Peake moving from 5th to 2nd by the end of Lap 2. The three of them would pull away from the rest of the pack, with several drivers encountering problems behind them, although Brian Szebelski would remain in sight of […]

CMS-TXL GT3 Series at Catalunya GP

September 11, 2019 – After a short break, the CMS-TXL GT3 Series headed to the newest venue available, Catalunya, and a first time series winner.

Angel Ledesma took the pole position, and would start out front with Humberto Roca on the front row beside him.

Up front, the Pro drivers would mix with the front running AM class drivers for most of the race, and in the end it was a mixed overall podium. Miguel Alcrudo would take his first ever […]

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