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Re: 2018 AmeriCar Championship Road Racing Series and Overdrive Championship Series

Post by Frogfoot9013 on Sat Dec 30, 2017 3:47 pm

F-Overdrive
Team: X-Stat Racing
Car number: 99
Team boss: Brad Pittshaw
Driver: Alan Simples (US), age 21
Sponsor: McBurgerKong

UPDATE
After some 'Persuasion' through use of perfectly-legal means not restricted to placing guns to heads, we are proud to announce that Team X-Stat Racing will not be taking part in Formula Overdrive as they have given up their equipemnt in exchange for being allowed to stay alive; instead, the entry for the 99 car will be taken by the brand-new Team Transnistria Racing!
Car number: 99
Team Boss: Pavel Dumitrescu (TN)
Driver: Ion Dumitrescu (TN), age 19
Sponsors: Voron Kollektiv, Blatnoi Bank

Part-time car for TTR (for Texas I, Michigan, Watkins Glen, COTA and Texas II)
Team name: Team Transnistria/Novorossiya Racing
Car number: 66
Driver: Andrei Makarov (RU) Age: 55
Sponsor: Blatnoi Bank


Part-time entry (for Texas I, Georgia, Mid-Ohio, Chicagoland, Michigan, Watkins Glen, Richmond, Palm Beach, COTA, and Texas II)
Team: Naftogaz Team Zenit
Car number: 81
Driver: Andriy Groysman, age 21 (UKR)
Car owner: Serhii Kuzmin (UKR)
Sponsor: Naftogaz


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Re: 2018 AmeriCar Championship Road Racing Series and Overdrive Championship Series

Post by Ben Atkins on Sun Dec 31, 2017 11:56 am

Formula Overdrive

Car Number: 20
Driver Name: Sachi Satou
Age: 17
Hometown/State/Province/Nation: Tokyo, Japan
Sponsor: Satou Medical
Team Name: ATK Racing with Satou Industries
Team Owner: Ben Atkins/Shizune Satou

Car Number: 21
Driver Name: Carl Astor
Age: 22
Hometown/State/Province/Nation: Bristol, England
Sponsor: Satou Medical/Citra Squeeze
Team Name: ATK Racing with Satou Industries
Team Owner: Ben Atkins/Shizune Satou

Car Number: 22
Driver Name: Emi Satou
Age: 22
Hometown/State/Province/Nation: Tokyo, Japan
Sponsor: Satou Medical
Team Name: ATK Racing with Satou Industries
Team Owner: Ben Atkins/Shizune Satou

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Re: 2018 AmeriCar Championship Road Racing Series and Overdrive Championship Series

Post by SnakePlissken on Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:36 pm

Is the Formula OverDrive Series going to use the Auto 3000 templates?

http://efr1.forumotion.com/t5138-auto3000-series-schemes-free-for-the-taking-field-fillers

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Re: 2018 AmeriCar Championship Road Racing Series and Overdrive Championship Series

Post by bsoyuz on Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:00 pm

SnakePlissken wrote:Is the Formula OverDrive Series going to use the Auto 3000 templates?

http://efr1.forumotion.com/t5138-auto3000-series-schemes-free-for-the-taking-field-fillers

Overdrive will not use the Auto3000 templates, Overdrive will be using OWR, while the Auto3000 mod is Indycar V1.1.
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Re: 2018 AmeriCar Championship Road Racing Series and Overdrive Championship Series

Post by SnakePlissken on Sun Dec 31, 2017 6:07 pm

bsoyuz wrote:
SnakePlissken wrote:Is the Formula OverDrive Series going to use the Auto 3000 templates?

http://efr1.forumotion.com/t5138-auto3000-series-schemes-free-for-the-taking-field-fillers

Overdrive will not use the Auto3000 templates, Overdrive will be using OWR, while the Auto3000 mod is Indycar V1.1.

Okay thanks

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Re: 2018 AmeriCar Championship Road Racing Series and Overdrive Championship Series

Post by bsoyuz on Sun Dec 31, 2017 10:04 pm

I have uploaded the template for the Formula Overdrive Championship Series: HERE

As that template is now available, I can already set the due date of February 1st, 2018 for ratings and cars. If you can't paint, request it on the Request Line.
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Re: 2018 AmeriCar Championship Road Racing Series and Overdrive Championship Series

Post by SpeedDemon37 on Sun Dec 31, 2017 10:44 pm

Overdrive Championship Series

Car Number: 14
Driver Name: Aubrey Wood
Age: 25 (29 June 1992)
Hometown/State/Province/Nation: Flint, MI, USA
Sponsor: Joe Tree and Lawn Care
Team Name: Shamrock Enterprises
Team Owner: Bernard Anderson
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Re: 2018 AmeriCar Championship Road Racing Series and Overdrive Championship Series

Post by Rykia on Mon Jan 01, 2018 7:25 pm

Car Number: 12
Driver Name: Arian Lauritsen
Age:  20
Hometown/State/Province/Nation: Malmo, Sweden
Sponsor: Dyelated Paints
Team Name: Autosport Boulineau
Team Owner: Gabriel Boulineau
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Re: 2018 AmeriCar Championship Road Racing Series and Overdrive Championship Series

Post by Milan655 on Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:59 am

Car Number: 2
Driver Name: Samuele Naspetti
Age: 30
Nation: Adria, Italy
Sponsor: TBA

Car Number: 3
Driver Name: Walter Marciano
Nation: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Sponsor: TBA

Team Name: Imola Racing Team
Team Owner: Bruno Giovanardi

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Re: 2018 AmeriCar Championship Road Racing Series and Overdrive Championship Series

Post by bsoyuz on Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:39 am

With that, all possible full-time slots are taken for the upcoming season of Formula Overdrive.

AmeriCar still has 4 slots left.

Also:

Cromwell Raceworks 400K One-Offs

The Overdrive Championship Series will close its season on the high banked Texas Motor Speedway, by a clear "oversight" on the part of track and series promoters, the race takes place on November 18th, 2018, 6 years after the ill-fated Hanmore World Championship race, that killed 5 drivers in its running.

36 cars are expected to start the 166 lap event that will give double points to the whole field. There will also be $1,000,000 at stake for the winner, and if a driver voluntarily scraps their starting position, choosing to start 36th, and manages to win the race, they'll win an additional Million Dollars.

Entry form:

Code:
Car Number:
Driver Name:
Age: (minimum age is 16)
Hometown/State/Province/Nation:
Sponsor: (real and fictional companies are allowed)
Team Name:
Team Owner:
Team Hometown/State/Province/Nation:

* I'll take in as many entries as I see fit (I'll probably lock it down on 50-60 total entrants), full-time and part-time cars are all automatically in.
* A number is not taken unless it's on the team charts on TMPedia. I will resolve all number conflicts the way I'd see fitting. I would prefer 3 digit numbers for one-off cars, with either 1, 2, or 9 as the leading digit.


approved one-offs:
#4 - ???
#18 - Ihor Hrystsenko
#51 - Isabella Macena
#71 - Gabriel Macena
#91 - Katherine Williams
#96 - TBA
#190 - Honoka Naito
#196 - Naomi Alnako
#197 - Hiroko Nakawa
#237 - Johann Sigurdsson
#279 - Tanner Steele
#505 - Patrick O'Hannagan
#660 - Gabby McDowell


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Re: 2018 AmeriCar Championship Road Racing Series and Overdrive Championship Series

Post by RaceCamera on Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:37 am

Car Number: 237
Driver Name: Johann Sigurdsson
Age: 49
Hometown: Reykjavik, Iceland
Sponsor: Unsponsored
Team Name: Sigurdsson Racing Team
Team Owner: Johann Sigurdsson
Team Hometown: Reykjavik, Iceland
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Re: 2018 AmeriCar Championship Road Racing Series and Overdrive Championship Series

Post by Frogfoot9013 on Wed Jan 03, 2018 5:44 pm

One-off for final round of Overdrive:
Team: Naftogaz Team Zenit
Driver: Ihor Hrytsenko (age 20)
Car number: 18
Sponsor: Naftogaz

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Re: 2018 AmeriCar Championship Road Racing Series and Overdrive Championship Series

Post by NASCARLOVER427 on Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:38 pm

Car Number: 196
Driver Name: Naomi Alnako
Age: (minimum age is 16) 23
Hometown/State/Province/Nation: Kyoto, Japan
Sponsor: Nintendo
Team Name: Kurosawa Motorsports
Team Owner: Kichiro Kurosawa
Team Hometown/State/Province/Nation: Osaka, Japan

Car Number: 197
Driver Name: Hiroko Nakawa
Age: (minimum age is 16) 20
Hometown/State/Province/Nation: Nagano, Japan
Sponsor: Nintendo
Team Name: Kurosawa Motorsports
Team Owner: Kichiro Kurosawa
Team Hometown/State/Province/Nation: Osaka, Japan
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Re: 2018 AmeriCar Championship Road Racing Series and Overdrive Championship Series

Post by Electric Wolf on Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:27 am

2018 Cromwell Raceworks 400K One-Off

Car Number: 96
Driver Name: TBA (PM if interested)
Age: TBA
Hometown/State/Province/Nation: TBA
Sponsor: Ray-Ban
Make: [SPEC]
Team Name: Venture Autosport
Team Owner: Jim Ventura (California, USA)
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Re: 2018 AmeriCar Championship Road Racing Series and Overdrive Championship Series

Post by bsoyuz on Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:12 pm

I am in the process of reforming the ratings system to better fit my intentions for both series. Stand by.

In the meantime continue to enter cars for either AmeriCar or Overdrive Cromwell 400K.

I HAVE POSTED THE NEW SYSTEM. ADAPT YOUR RATINGS ACCORDINGLY.
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Re: 2018 AmeriCar Championship Road Racing Series and Overdrive Championship Series

Post by bsoyuz on Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:41 pm

10 days are left to send part-time and one-off entries, flats and ratings for Overdrive

Ratings Needed from:
#2 - Samuele Naspetti - Imola Racing Team (Milan665)
#3 - Walter Marciano - Imola Racing Team (Milan665)

Paintschemes Needed from:
#2 - Samuele Naspetti - Imola Racing Team (Milan665)
#3 - Walter Marciano - Imola Racing Team (Milan665)
#12 - Arian Lauritsen - Autosport Boulineau (Rykia)
#196 - Naomi Alnako - Kurosawa Motorsports (NASCARLOVER427)
#197 - Hiroko Nakawa - Kurosawa Motorsports (NASCARLOVER427)

TBH I'm prioritizing the ratings, if you are unable to give me a car, I'll whip something up. If you don't provide me ratings, your entries will be locked to Class C until you do so.


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Re: 2018 AmeriCar Championship Road Racing Series and Overdrive Championship Series

Post by Dexter249 on Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:51 am

Entries for AmeriCar


Car Number: 7
Driver Name: Takumi Takahashi
Age: (minimum age is 16) 19
Hometown/State/Province/Nation: Takisaki, Japan
Sponsor: All Nippon Airways/eCola/Disney (Star Wars) (ANA Star Wars livery for Florida rounds, ANA Regular for Mexico City, Toronto, COTA, eCola for all other rounds)
Make: Isanni
Team Name: GX Racing
Team Owner: Paul Pritchard

Car Number: 8
Driver Name: Luke Boucher
Age: (minimum age is 16) 34
Hometown/State/Province/Nation: Kapuskasing, Ontario, Canada
Sponsor: Air Canada/United Airlines (US Rounds for United, Canadian Rounds for Air Canada, Retro Livery for the Now Demolished City Centre Airport.)
Make: Isanni
Team Name: GX Racing
Team Owner: Paul Pritchard

Ratings coming soon.

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Re: 2018 AmeriCar Championship Road Racing Series and Overdrive Championship Series

Post by bsoyuz on Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:18 pm

Two days until Overdrive's due date.
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Re: 2018 AmeriCar Championship Road Racing Series and Overdrive Championship Series

Post by bsoyuz on Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:42 pm

I have posted the templates for AmeriCar and defined the due date for May 23rd.
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Re: 2018 AmeriCar Championship Road Racing Series and Overdrive Championship Series

Post by TheRealNathNath on Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:52 pm

Car Number: 73
Driver Name: Lukas Kronenberg
Age: 23
Hometown/State/Province/Nation: Steyr, Austria
Sponsor: imMobile,
Make: Xenos
Team Name: Kronenberg SuperSport
Team Owner: Jakob Kronenberg
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Re: 2018 AmeriCar Championship Road Racing Series and Overdrive Championship Series

Post by Rovenami on Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:45 pm

Rovenami wrote:Overdrive Championship Series

Car Number: 07
Driver Name: Alec McTrevors
Age: 22
Hometown/State/Province/Nation: Belfast, Ireland
Sponsor: Torre and Associates
Make: Spec
Team Name: Torre and Associates
Team Owner: Darrius Torre

(Texas One-Off)
Car Number: 481
Driver Name: Celinia Vandom
Age: 17
Hometown/State/Province/Nation: Imola, Italy
Sponsor: Jupiter Batteries
Make: Spec
Team Name: Scuderia Vandom
Team Owner: Pierluigi Vandom

AmeriCar (part-Time)

Car Number: 481
Driver Name: Celinia Vandom
Age: 17
Hometown/State/Province/Nation: Imola, Italy
Sponsor: Jupiter Batteries
Make: Xenos
Team Name: Scuderia Vandom
Team Owner: Pierluigi Vandom

Updated my entries
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Re: 2018 AmeriCar Championship Road Racing Series and Overdrive Championship Series

Post by bsoyuz on Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:16 pm

Overdrive and AmeriCar @ Mexico City (Round 1 of both series)
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Re: 2018 AmeriCar Championship Road Racing Series and Overdrive Championship Series

Post by bsoyuz on Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:56 pm

AmeriCar Round 2 - Circuit of The Americas @ Austin

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Re: 2018 AmeriCar Championship Road Racing Series and Overdrive Championship Series

Post by UndyingLight on Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:35 pm

Thundersport GP + Andrew Van Zant - Race 1 & 2 Press Releases:
Mexico City
37 year old Andrew Van Zant (or Zandt), of New Zealand came into AmeriCar with the intent to race his heart out and grow his dream of being the owner of a legendary team of his own. Coming into his first season, with Xenos and Pirtek on board, Zant qualified fairly well for his first race in his AmeriCar season.

Qualifying seventh, he raced clean and hard and claimed an eighth place finish to which he stated post-race "I am proud of my finish today. Even if I lost a spot, I made it home and got myself and my team, even if it is only me, its first top ten, and I could not be more proud."

He left Mexico City in relatively high spirits.

Circuit of the Americas
Andrew Van Zant returned to the next race and set a fast lap to qualify eighth in only his second start. Due to attrition and fails of ahead, he flew his way to third place and looked as if he had a car to win the race with. Coming off one of the hairpins, himself and Hogan Dundee fought, but Dundee spun him, relegating him to tenth place.

It was so late in the race come his spin that Zant could not regain back to third. He finished in eighth place after recovering some of his spots back. During his post-race interview, it was pretty clear that Zant was none too pleased with Dundee's actions.
"I was racing him cleanly, and he turned and dumped me. I would care to have a chat with him." was all Van Zant would say before he turned away and walked off. It is unsaid if any altercation went down between Van Zant and Dundee.

Nevertheless, with his eighth place finish, Zant currently sits in fifth place in the points standings, behind by thirteen points to first place.

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Post by bsoyuz on Sun Jul 01, 2018 5:55 pm

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Re: 2018 AmeriCar Championship Road Racing Series and Overdrive Championship Series

Post by Electric Wolf on Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:06 pm

Mexico City:
Casey Lester: HELL YES! That's how we start off the season! Had a lightning-fast car all race and I was gone once I got out front. Gotta thank Terry and the entire team for the hot rod. If this is a sign of things to come, I'm pretty happy about it! Can't believe we did it!

Mardiros Fermanian: We had a good car, but get into a crash. At least we finish 11th.

Provo:
Casey Lester: Another awesome day at the office, eh? Man, that was a fun battle with Andriy there. Congratulations to Emi [Satou] and ATK Racing too! Just didn't quite have it in the second race, but it's excused by how Race 1 went! Spectacular day yet again!
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Re: 2018 AmeriCar Championship Road Racing Series and Overdrive Championship Series

Post by UndyingLight on Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:21 pm

Oh boy, I need to catch up on the press releases!

Thundersport GP @ Mexico City:
Andrew Van Zant (occasionally spelled Zandt, as is in this series), who is coming into his first owner/driver seat in a racing format. Usually, he runs in a series and has someone else own his car. However, this isn't the case with his first stint in AmeriCar, as he owns this one-car team and he is driving for it. Nonetheless, Zant has shown to be pretty quick in his #77 Pirtek Xenos chassis.

"I am to try my best here at Mexico City, and rather, the full extent of this season. Pirtek and Xenos have jumped on board to help me in my likeness to try and win some races, and perhaps, a championship title. This is not the fastest car out here, but you can understand that I will hunt you down, and pass you as best I possibly can."

"Here's to a good season, in AmeriCar. May the best lad win."

Coming out of qualifying, Zant has a decent day with qualifying tenth. He will make his way through the field. During the race, which was plagued with a bit of chaos, Zant kept his nose clean throughout the day, and maintained good pace. He would come home eighth. A good debut, for the New Zealander.



Austin - Circuit of the Americas:

Coming in to the round of Austin, at the Circuit of the America's, Zant showed a faster pace during practice and qualifying, even at one point, having the lap to beat. However, his pace dropped marginally in qualifying, where he would take a seventh place grid start, to which he promptly said over the radio "I did better....and I can do better."

During the race, Andrew Van Zant capitalized on the failures and whoas of the leaders, eventually finding himself in second place. Coming out of a turn, Hogan Dundee and Andrew Van Zant slide together and Zant would go around out of the second position. "What was that for?" was all that was said over the radio. Nevertheless, Andrew Van Zant got very little damage and was able to continue on in tenth place.

The ground Zant lost to Dundee spinning him was very little gained back. Zant would finish ninth, after having such a promising run. During his post-race interview, Zant was explicitly displeased. While there were no swears, and Zant remained calm, you could tell he was not very happy with Hogan Dundee. He again stated "What was that for?" and proceeded to hop off stage and head to his hauler. He shunned the reporters who followed, too.


Provo - Provo Motorsports Park:
Being unfamiliar with Provo Motorsports Park, naturally, it took Andrew Van Zant to catch his rhythm while in practice and qualifying. He did not qualify well, outside the top ten and had ground to make up. To which, he promptly did not make up as he would finish outside the top ten. He never caught his rhythm and he made note of in his press release.

"I stayed clean, but I could not find my footing on this blasted track, and that cost me in the end. I will do better next time."

Long Beach:
That he did, as even though he qualified poorly, he was able to make his way up through the pack due to attrition and he kept his nose clean. No fights were picked, and no nosebleeds are to have happened. He ended the day with a finish in seventh, which would award him his third top ten in four races. He would be placed in seventh in points. Not too shabby for a New Zealander.

Edmonton:
Arguably his worst performance yet, he was brutally slow in pace during practice, and he thought it could have been faulty machinery. Nothing was done but a couple tweaks, and a changed radiator, but this did not help as he couldn't grasp the track, and he qualified down past 20th place. His worst qualifying yet.

Consider this: He kept his nose clean all race long, but was never once prevelant in this race. He finished outside the top ten, and top fifteen to make up his worst finish and worst result yet at a track this season. Knowing Zant, would he try to wittle his way with a big finish at Mosport, the next track on the schedule?

That is left up to Zant to be determined, and he has said "I will do amazing things next race, betofore my machinery should decide not to give up on me."

He leaves Edmonton in ninth in points.

Mosport:
He turns a new page and is incredibly fast, more speed than prior at Mosport. Having been here a couple times to Canada in racing ventures, he has raced Mosport dozens of times and knows the track well. In practice, he was one to watch as he would set quick times, which are comparable to the top three in points. Qualifying was no exception, as he set a blazing fast lap to fourth place grid spot.

He used this to his advantage and was able to weasel his way through attrition and his opponants to finish a distant, but great second place. His best of the season.

His post-race interview was very short, as he'd say "That is more like it, folks," wink, and exit the room.

He now sits in seventh in points. He may be an underdog for the championship. Keep an eye out on Andrew Van Zant
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Post by The_Wall_91 on Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:07 pm

Sanvoy to Leave Long Family Autosport at End of 2018 Season

After struggling in Americar since moving to the United States, Long Family Autosport and driver Sasha Sanvoy have mutually agreed to part ways at the end of the 2018 season.

"Sasha contacted Dima, Ryan, and I for a meeting last night and we all came to the agreement that it was not working out" Tony Long stated. "We all felt that she was not comfortable in the series and Sasha confirmed that to us. I was hoping that Sasha would have great success in the series but it just didn't happen."

"I will miss these guys and gals" Sasha said. "These cars were just not what I am accustomed to and I just could never get used to the car. Dima, Ryan, Tony, and I all felt that it was best for me to go back to Australia and continue my racing career. They were nice enough to let me finish the season and there is not any hard feelings about the situation from anyone."

Long Family Autosport are still planning to run 2 cars in the 2019 season and they have started the search for a replacement for Sasha for 2019. Dima van Hall also confirmed that he was going to return to Americar for 2019 but it was hinted he might move to the North American Auto Club team for 2020 if the possibility of a 3rd Long Family Autosport car is more likely to happen.

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Post by bsoyuz on Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:04 pm

Overdrive Championship Series splitting from National Sports Car Club at the end of the season

In a press conference earlier today, Ben Aldívar, mexican-american communications mogul announced his acquisition of Overdrive Championship Series together with a group of investors. There are no further details on what the series will become, but the press conference was the official announcement for the acquisition.

Aldívar is one of the investors that formed the Overdrive Company, which will manage the Overdrive Championship Series starting at the conclusion of 2019, it's expected that the series breaks away of the National Sports Car Club with the acquisition, which is a move akin to the original iteration of the series splitting from ARLA following the purchase of it by Hanmore Industries.

More announcements are expected to be done by the Overdrive Company in the coming weeks.

AmeriCar unveils new bodies for 2019 campaign, cost effective measure

In another announcement that had been rumored for years, AmeriCar Competition Ventures, LLC President, Anthony Bailey unveiled the new bodies for the 2019 Hanmore AmeriCar Championship Road Racing Series.

"These cars have been together with team owners, driver and bodymakers and we expect it to be of great use not only for us, but for the viewer at home that will not only better looking cars, but a larger street relevance to these cars, of course there'll be the detractors that will say they are a departure from our identity, but I disregard those opinions, as this isn't a departure from what AmeriCar is, but an evolution of it." - said Bailey in the press conference.

The models are smaller and more similar to each other, while retaining aesthetic differences between them, these composite bodies are part of a new cost saving measure by the series, as each complete body will be under $7000 to acquire. With the price of other parts and the engine, the total cost to field a car goes down to slightly over $38000.

Teams and drivers have shown increased interest in joining the AmeriCar ranks, and according to Bailey, "this will be the perfect way of creating a level playing field for teams, drivers and manufacturers".

Aside from Saar, Lenard and Xenos, which all return to AmeriCar, Kanako and Calton-Morel join the ranks, while Inglesby makes their long-awaited return to the series after more than 15 years out of it. Saar will keep a different variant of the Eagle in the series, just as Lenard keep the R37 and Xenos retains the Mace. Kanako joins with the TH10, Calton-Morel with the Nova and Inglesby with the Bolero, meaning 4 of the 6 models are badged on the street as muscle cars.

More developments and speculations are expected following these announcements as Silly Season unofficially begins for 2019.

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This is a setup to begin the 2019 Silly Seaon for both series, I don't plan on taking Overdrive off the thread, I'll add more details for the 2019 stuff as I work on it.
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Post by The_Wall_91 on Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:50 pm

AmeriCar at Daytona:

Mistake Costs van Hall, Finishes P2

Ever since joining AmeriCar in 2017, Long Family Autosport have seen several great performances but has never gotten the top spot. Daytona was almost the team's breakthrough after driver Dima van Hall led coming to the white flag only to finish 2nd after a mistake in turns 2 and 3.

Dima led 9 laps, the most of any driver after surviving a major scare from the lapped numbered 24 car. Dima tried to pass the leader at the time, Libby Bell, before the 24 swerved in to Dima as he was going by.

"Jeg har ingen idé om, hvad han gjorde" Dima said. "Jeg troede, han ville ødelægge mig for at forsøge at skød ham."

(I have no idea what he was doing...I thought he was going to wreck me for trying to lap him)

Even after spinning a little earlier before the last lap, Dima was still able to fight his way back to the lead after several of his rivals had issues. Dima entered the last lap trying to hold off Celina Vandom for the win. Dima went wide out of 1, went in to the grass, went over the curb, and spun the car from the lead. Dima would hold on to finish 2nd.

"We couldn't believe it in the pits" Ryan Long said. "It looked like we were going to take the win and we then see our car spin out. Dima was a little upset with himself when he got out of the car but he easily calmed himself down."

Leaving Daytona, Dima van Hall finds himself sitting 5th in the championship hunt 11 points behind. When Dima was asked about his chances, he said the following:

"Jeg ved det ikke. Vi kæmpede for at starte sæsonen, men vi fik hurtigere og hurtigere og har fået mere konsekvent. Vi er tæt, men vi har brug for lidt mere for at vinde denne titel."

(I don't know. We struggled to start the season but we got faster and faster and have gotten more consistent. We are close but we need a little more to win this title.)

AmeriCar heads to Burlington next.

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Re: 2018 AmeriCar Championship Road Racing Series and Overdrive Championship Series

Post by Frogfoot9013 on Wed Aug 29, 2018 3:23 pm

Naftogaz Team Zenit have confirmed an expansion to two cars for the 2019 Overdrive season, which includes retaining the services of championship contender Andrij Hrojsman. The team has yet to confirm an engine supplier
Car 18:
Driver: Ihor Hrytsenko (UKR)
Sponsor: Naftogaz

Car 81:
Driver: Andrij Hrojsman (UKR)
Sponsor: Naftogaz

Reserve driver: Radik Gradenko (UKR)


Meanwhile, their rivals, Team Transnistria/Novorossiya Racing, have too confirmed an expansion to two full-time cars for the next season, and like their Ukrainian rivals, they have yet to confirm an engine supplier
Car: 99
Driver: Andrei Makarov (NVR)
Sponsor: Blatnoi Banks

Car 99:
Driver: Pavel Dumitrescu (TRN)
Sponsor: Voron Kollektiv, Blatnoi Banks

Reserve driver: Ilya Dragunov (NVR)

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