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CMS GT3 Sprint Series Season 2 opener sees Youngwall take overall win, Kennedy continues winning ways in AM class!

by Tim Collier With the start of a new season, emotions and expectations are high, especially after the success of the Champion Motorsports GT3 Series in Season One which saw an average of 45 cars on the grid each race! It didn’t take long to see that the excitement for the new season was never in doubt as 58 cars joined in for the season opener at Sebring International Raceway for the start of Season Two! With such a large field, qualifying was extremely important and after the 2-lap, 10 minute session it was Christian Youngwall taking the pole position with a 1:59.411 lap, edging out Victor Tanaka by a mere 0.042 seconds!! In the AM Class it was last season’s Daytona class winner Scott Kennedy taking the class pole and starting in 8th place overall, with Joshua Burke starting second in class and 12th overall. As the grid > more

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Colon wins fourth race, Kessel his first AM win while Parker and Yanni wrap up Driver’s Championships

by Tim Collier As the sun was setting on Daytona International Speedway, the Champion Motorsports GT3 Sprint Series was wrapping up a tremendous season of racing with one last race to decide the season champions. Coming into the race, Michael Parker held a 11-point margin over Miguel Colon, with Chris Brunnemer not out of the hunt for the Pro title. In the AM class it was Steven Yanni with consistent finishes throughout the season holding off Nick Kuhn who was only 16 points back. With the race length of 75 minutes, it was important to not only finish but finish well. As is always the case at Daytona whether it’s a stock car or sports cars, the margins were slim in qualifying with Victor Tanaka taking the pole position by 0.171 seconds over AM pole sitter Scott Kessel with Parker and Richard McClure also in the 1:43’s in the > more

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Colon, Yanni each grab third win of the CMS GT3 Sprint Season; Parker holds lead in Pro Standings

by Tim Collier The Champion Motorsports GT3 Sprint season has been spectacular, with the level of racing and competition, as well as field sizes well above the past few years. As the drivers arrived at Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin it was apparent that another large field would mean that qualifying was more important than ever. At the top of the qualifying chart was DJ Alessandrini putting his Audi out front with a lap time of 2:03.586 which was more than half a second faster than the second place qualifier Tyler Pinheiro, who was also the AM Class pole winner. Behind them in the second row were Chris Brunnemer and the Pro Class Points leader Michael Parker. The AM class points leader coming into the race, Steven Yanni, would be starting third in class and 13th overall. The field of 49 cars heads thru Turn 1 at the start As > more

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CMS GT3 Sprint at Mosport – Alessandri wins two in a row, Norton takes AM win and overall podium!

by Tim Collier With 5 races in the bag, the Champion Motorsports GT3 Sprint Series headed North to Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (formerly Mosport Park), a multi-track motorsports facility located in Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada. It was one of the first permanent road racing circuits in Canada and has played host to various high-level motorsports events including the Canadian Grand Prix and the 24 Hours of Mosport endurance race. Both Pro and AM class drivers were equally fast in practice, and with 38 cars in qualifying, starting spots were incredibly important. In the AM class, Edward Nelson would grab the pole and the 8th overall starting spot. In Pro, Miguel Colon laid down a quick lap of 1:15.430, taking the overall pole position and clear track ahead at the start. The field, led by Miguel Colon, enters the final turn for the green flag At the start, Colon led > more

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Exciting GT3 Sprint Series Race at Road Atlanta: Alessandri gets first win of the season; Yanni his second!

by Tim Collier After four races, the Champion Motorsports GT3 Sprint series packed their bags and headed to North America for the second half of the season, as all five remaining races on the Season One schedule won’t require oceanic travel. This week, the teams headed down to the kudzu-covered state of Georgia to visit the world-renowned Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta for the second endurance length race of the season. With the Daytona 24 Hour race in the rearview mirrors, everyone shook off the dust and filled the garages with 51 entries, the second largest field of the season.  With 22 Pro teams, the battle for the overall Pole Position was fierce but in the end Miguel Colon would take the spot with a time of 1:17.420, edging out DJ Alessandrini by a mere 0.014 seconds!  In the AM class, Tyler Pinheiro would start 10th overall and take the > more

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CMS GT3 Race at Magny Cours: Youngwall wins overall, Pinheiro first win in Am!

by Tim Collier The Magny Cours Circuit in France played host to the Champion Motorsports GT3 Sprint Series this week, drawing in a large crowd of motorsports fans from all over the country. The circuit, which is located in the Burgundy region of France, is known for its long straightaways and tight corners, making for an exciting and challenging race for the competitors. With 35 cars registered, the Pro class had a total of 17 cars competing, and the pole position was secured by CMS newcomer Christian Youngwall, who set a time of 1:36.611 during the qualifying session and taking the pole by 0.700 seconds over Pro Class points leader Miguel Colon. In the AM class the pole position was taken by Tyler Pinheiro with a time of 1:38.124 edging out John Thompson who would start alongside. Christian Youngwell (#52) leads the field to the green and into > more

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Round 3 of the CMS GT3 Sprint Series Sees Yanni, Colon Win in Japan!

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

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Colon and Hintze Take Class Wins in Round 2 of CMS GT3 Sprint Series

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

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iRacing GT3 Sprint Series kicks off new season at Spa!

by Tim Collier The long-standing tradition of Wednesday nights at Champion Motorsports reserved for an iRacing Series continued with the start of a new series, new format, and a field that was beyond expectations and the envy of many leagues. It was a return to GT3 cars and Pro/Am classes that brought both old and new faces to the series for 2023, and with an astounding 54 cars taking the grid to start the season, the anticipation of a new season along with the field size ramped up the nerves for all that started the race! The qualifying session would see Miguel Colon take the pole position with a fast lap of 2:16.601, edging out league newcomer Tyler Pinheiro only 3/100ths of a second behind, the two of them being the old drivers in the 2:16s! As the grid formed and moved out of the final chicane, the > more

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CMS Launches 2023 iRacing GT3 Sprint Series

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!

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Formula Vee Series – Round 2 at Lime Rock Park

Race Report by Ryan Thompson August 24, 2021 – A staple of any iRacer's repertoire for good reason, Lime Rock Park is the first experience many people have with the platform. Lime Rock Park was built in 1956, right behind Road America and Willow Springs, in 1955 and 1953, respectively, making it the third-oldest racing venue in continuous operation in the United States. It's particularly well known as the home of the Skip Barber Racing School. In the smaller Formula Vees, much of the circuit is flat out, and the slipstream is particularly effective down the long straight, so expect some very close racing here. Qualifying Despite only having two laps to work with, qualification results were spread by just 0.667 seconds! Evan Concepcion took pole with a time of 1:01.25, with Pierre Robitaille beside him on the front row with a 1:01.28. Here is the starting grid: Pos > more

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 > more

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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 > more

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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 > more

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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 > more

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CMS Wins at Daytona 24 in LMP2

Race Report by David Anderson January 24, 2021 - The CMS Pro Team of Jordan Johnson, Chris Chmelir, and Chris Taylor were joined by Matthew Overton, Doug Hintze, and Andrew Cheslock to round out a six-man roster that took the win at the 24 Hours of Daytona this past weekend on iRacing. The team qualified fifth in the 30th of 47 total race splits. No doubt, the largest sim racing event in history. The team had a great start fighting up to 2nd place in the opening laps but as night fell their luck would change. After a couple of close calls with slower traffic, a spin, and some miscommunication in the pits, the team found themselves back in 6th place but had high hopes of catching back up. While contending with the challenge of consistently setting competitive lap times in constant traffic with slower class cars, the team > more

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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 > more

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CMS iRacing Pro Teams Battles for Top 5 at Majors Phillip Island

Race Report by David Anderson December 19th, 2020 - A hard days work, but worth it in the end as the Champion Motorsports iRacing Pro team overcame some serious adversity to earn a top five finish in Round 2 of the iRacing Majors Series Endurance Team Championship.  Coming off tremendous finishes in Round 1 at Imola the team was bullish and looking to build upon two podiums the first race with a repeat performance at the second one. Unfortunately things turned hard on the team early in the race as not one but both cars would sustain serious damage from over aggressive moves from the Prototype Cars making passes in the very large field.  Chris Taylor behind the wheel of car two would have a heart breaking accident while leading the GT4 field which would cause major repair and drop the team out of contention of the remainder of > more

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GTE / GT4 Series at Oulton Park

Race Report by Tim Collier November 18th, 2020 – The third to last round of the GTE/GT4 season has arrived and the series sees a trip to the United Kingdom’s tight and challenging Oulton Park Circuit. After last week’s race cementing current championship leaders’ advantages, time is running out for other championship contenders to upset the current order and overhaul themselves to a higher position. But, with Oulton Park’s tight and challenging layout in combination with the series running GTE and GT4 cars together, one mistake, misjudgment, or an unfortunate turn of luck can be race ending. Qualifying Qualifying pole in the GTE class would be taken by championship leader Justin Hess with an impressive time of 1:23.901 which was .669 of a second faster than second place’s Jason Lundy with a time of 1:24.570. These two cars were certainly in a class of their own in qualifying as > more

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Champion Motorsports iRacing Pro Team Takes Two Podiums at Imola

Race Report and Photos by Evan Wood & David Anderson Let it be known the date was the 14th of November. A new dawn had formed and a new series, the MTEC series from iRacing Majors Series. Both CMS teams waited for the right conditions and put both cars on the front row. As the green flag flew at Imola it was apparent within minutes that patience and awareness would be a key to surviving. CMS team 2 jumped out with the lead as Chris Chmelir consistently put in fast times and built a steady 8 to 10-second lead. The momentum would shift however when a caution came out a few laps before the scheduled pitstop and driver change. Team 2 decided to pit under caution as p2 in class stayed out. CMS Team  Overtaking at Imola in Round 1 of MTEC Series Unfortunately, this was the > more

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