2022 Blue Marble Radical Cup – Friday Report
From Around the Paddock
Blue Marble Radical Cup Welcome Party
On a day that featured a pair of Promoters Test sessions and one official practice session, the end of the day was the always entertaining and enjoyable Blue Marble Radical Cup Welcome Party. Focused on the comradery in the sport, the Welcome Party is a time for teams and competitors to forget the stress of motorsports and gather as friends for dinner and drinks. From young to old, rookies to veterans, the family-friendly atmosphere is not seen in other paddocks and is something that the radical Cup officials focus on.
Also, on-site throughout the event weekend is Simcraft Simulators. With state-of-the-art simulation technology, Simcraft Simulators is a market leader in that arena and a leading racing simulator developer. Simcraft is taking race simulation to a whole new level. Be sure to stop by and check them out this weekend.
The outright championship for the Blue Marble Radical Cup North America program is still a hotly contested one that could take a turn this weekend. With thirty-two drivers on track this weekend, a slight miscue can send any competitor down the running order resulting in a potential points hit. Currently, RYNO Racing’s Mike Anzaldi leads by three markers over Austin Riley (Racing with Autism) and Robert Rossi (WISKO Racing) who are tied for second. Follow along this weekend to see how the points shake out leaving the Circuit of the Americas with one event remaining.
All three Blue Marble Radical Cup classes are well into the double digits for entry numbers this weekend as the surplus in competitors has surpassed prior events. With momentum building towards the Radical Cup World Finals in Las Vegas, Radical Cup welcomes both new and returning teams and competitors to the series. The Platinum class received a boost in entries this weekend and will see twelve drivers battle for the win while the Pro 1500 and Pro 1340 classes have ten each.
Fast Laps and Smooth Track
As the quickest car at the Circuit of the Americas boasting the fastest overall lap time, the Radical Cup SR10 is the best of them all showing great pace around the 3.41-mile circuit. Eclipsing times from last weekend’s GT Celebration event, the SR10 is quickly becoming known as one of the faster vehicles in sportscar competition. The increased speed could be a direct result of the repaving in several sections of the track that alleviated some of the bumps that hindered the pace and overall lap time in the past. Several of the Radical Cup competitors praised COTA for the improvements and welcomed the increased speed.
Returning to the Blue Marble Radical Cup North America program this weekend will be the Live Stream that will allow friends, families, fans, and partners from around the globe to tune in. All three wheel-to-wheel races can be viewed at youtube.com/radicalmotorsport. Tune in to see some great racing action!
Saturday, September 17
Practice – 8:30-9:00am
Qualifying – 10:35-11:05am
Race #1 – 1:35-2:15pm
Sunday, September 18
Race #2 – 8:30-9:10am
Race #3 – 2:10-2:50pm
Live Timing Link – Click HERE
Live Stream Link – Click HERE
Media Packages Available
RTD Media is back on site this weekend at the Circuit of the Americas will also be offering media packages to all Radical Cup North America teams and competitors at a discounted rate. These media packages can be custom-tailored to your specific needs and include media releases, graphic design, social media programs, trackside photography/videography and more. Please contact Mike Maurini at 317.270.8723 (Phone / WhatsApp / Text) or via email to Mike@RTD-Media.com or visit them online at www.RTD-Media.com for more information. Additionally, please forward news, media releases, photos, and other content to Mike to help spread the footprint of your race program.
To stay up to date with news, information, photos, and results from the Blue Marble Radical Cup North America event weekend, please be sure to follow along via their social media pages by searching Radical Cup North America.