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NARS BTCC Croft

Race Report by Matthew Overton

October 15, 2020 – It was a surprisingly dry ‘weekend’ at Croft for the 7th stop on the NARS BTCC series.

Race 1 featured a strong battle between Eduardo Beninca and Rich Hibbs, with Hibbs overtaking the polesitter on Lap 8 and never looking back. One lap later, Jon Uyan lost 3rd to a charging George Angelidis, who held onto the final podium spot against a strong challenge by Colin Moore. For the AM class, Frank Radosti grabbed top spot followed by Guiherme Bencke and Matthew Overton.

Race 2 featured the ‘best’ of BTCC racing with incidents devastating the top end of the grid even before T1. The chaos played straight into the hands of R1 winner, who by the end of lap 1 was already P5. Benefitting from a consistent pace and some errors by those ahead of him, at the chequered flag Rich Hibbs was leading […]

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NARS VWSC Petit LeMans

Race Report by Matthew Overton

October 8, 2020 – While the forecast threatened menacingly, fortune smiled, or at least hold off the rain, for Round 6 of the NARS VWSC Series, back at Road Atlanta.

The race itself however was not so kind, with almost all the drivers having difficulties despite the clear weather. This, combined with LMPC and GTE AM leaders Matthew Overton and Don Fryman failing to grid, has made for some dramatic changes in the championship standings.

In LMP2, JT Tami took a P3 start on the grid to patiently track down Jason Whited, passing him mid-race and then leading 46 of 47 last laps of the race for his third win of the season. Norm Graf rounded out the podium in an LMP2 field that straggled through the final standings.

LMPC looked to be a close competition between Tom Aitken and Bob Robertson until a headlight error brought Bob’s race […]

NARS Special Event – GP3 at Macau

Race Report by Matthew Overton

September 24, 2020 – Taking a break from the BTCC and VWSC schedules, 15 NARS drivers challenged themselves at the punishing Macau Guia circuit and the race did not fail to deliver excitement. With Sahil Mustac dominating both the qualification and race itself for his maiden win at CMS, there was tight racing to be found down the order. Jason Whited managed to keep himself ahead of squabbling midfield, with JT Tami, Jerry Chen, Jon Uyan, Brian Hall, and Ross Smith fighting over third to seventh for much of the race. While over half the field fell victim to the unforgiving nature of the track, all drivers were expressing their enjoyment of the race come the checkered flag.

Race Results

Photo credit: Jerry Chen Photo credit: Jerry Chen

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NARS GT3 at Zolder

October 31, 2019 – It was an all GT3 Halloween edition of NARS Autumn racing at Zolder. Imported McLaren Senna drivers from Group A decided to put on another hat and run with the Group B drivers in GT3 this time around. Sure enough, JT Tami took the win followed by the always fast GT3 drivers Jon Uyan and Jason Whited. Another meager-sized grid has to concern series admins as well as the faithful rFactor2 participants.

Results

NARS Autumn GT3's at Zolder

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NARS Summer Finale at Laguna Seca

September 26, 2019 – A 24 race sim racing season is adventuresome and the 2019 NARS Summer Series has now wound down to the final race with the GT3 cars at Laguna Seca.

In the 15-minute qualifying race JT Tami got home from work early and made the best of it with a pole and win in the race in Group A followed by Norm Graf in second and John Uyan in third. In Group B, Brian Hall continued his winning ways followed by Paul Ibbotson and Tom Nasella. Due to some technical problems, the feature race was a bit briefer than planned. Don Fryman took the win in Group A followed by Jon and JT. In Group B it was once again Brian Hall followed by Mark Cotherman then Frank Radosti.

Congratulations to the Group A podium of Greg Hall, Norm Graf, and Jon Uyan! Congratulations to the Group B […]

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NARS Summer Goes to Laguna Seca

September 19, 2019 – Winding down the long 24-race NARS Summer Series, the Flatsix survivors made the trek to Laguna Seca. Whicle one of the most famous of road racing venues, it is also one of the toughest for its elevation drops and sudden changes. Norm Graf made a huge charge to the front in qualifying with a 1:25.593. But after 60 minutes it was those Hall guys once again taking the win in Group A and Group B. Group A winner Greg Hall was followed by Norm Graf in second, and Ernest Dela Cruz took third. For Group B, Brian Hall added one more win to his belt with Frank Radosti taking the silver and Mark Cotherman pulling down the third spot on the podium. The final NARS Summer event is next week with the GT3 cars in their usual 15 / 45 minute format.

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Brutal NARS GT3 Race at Crystal Palace

September 12, 2019 – Brutal. That’s the keyword for the NARS Summer Series racing Thursday night. Racing at the throwback track, Crystal Palace proved to be a ruckus with the majority of the grid encountering major repairs in the pits or an outright DNF from damage.

It started with the 15-minute qualifying race, won by Group A driver Don Fryman who ran out of gas at the finish and Group B first time winning driver, Paul Ibbotson. In the feature 45-minute race, it was very frequent podium finisher Greg Hall taking the win in Group A once again. Don Fryman looked to be the winner until an errant fuel calculation ran his Corvette dry. He commented to winner Greg Hall, “I knew I was in trouble when I saw you duck into the pits behind me.” Behind Greg was Norm Graf followed by Jon Uyan. Group B has a new series […]

NARS Flatsix Visits Crystal Palace

September 5, 2019 – Another new track for this group and another one that is tight and fast making a clean pass almost impossible. With lap times under one minute there was no time to even catch your breath. Tire wear issues would again scuffle the field with those that got it figured out moving to the front. After 60 minutes we would again see Greg Hall lead Group A across the the finish line followed by Jason Whited and Don Fryman. A nice welcome to new arrival and first time winner goes to Group B Mark Cotherman with Frank Radosti and Tom Nasella following him home. The NARS Summer Series has just 4 races left in the long 24 race season.

Results

NARS GT3’s at NJMSP

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)

NARS Summer Series – GT3 Round 5

August 15, 2019 – Show up last to finish first, that’s how JT Tami handles things. With real life responsibilities keeping JT from joining the server until the last minute of warmup, I asked if he would like for warmup to be restarted, only to hear “no, give me 30 seconds to make my setup and we’re good to go”. This was also JT’s first win in the Summer Series so a good night for him! Frank Radosti got his first win in the series taking the podium in Group B.

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