[home][rumors and news][model release matrix][tov motorsports][desktop calendar][exhaust notes][tov forums][links][search][sponsors][garage][login]

Tire Rack Upgrade Garage
 Search for a Dealer:
 Canadian Flag US Flag
 Honda Acura
 ZIP  
Acura
There are currently no active Acura promotions
Honda
There are currently no active Honda promotions
2023 CR-V set to arrive in US showrooms for a September 22nd on-sale date
More.......................
American Honda reports August 2022 sales results
More.......................
Honda releases more info on 2023 Civic Type R - 315hp, 310lb-ft for US market
More.......................
Upcoming Acura EV SUV to take ZDX nameplate
More.......................
Acura Precision EV Concept Debuts at Monterey, Previews Future Design Language for Electrified Era
More.......................
Honda Magazine: New Civic Type R Scheduled to be released in September 2022
More.......................
Acura to debut their Precision EV Concept at Monterey Car Week
More.......................
Honda "teases" the new 2023 Pilot Trailsport with a 'Where's Waldo' photo
More.......................
General Talk --> Re: GR Corolla Priced at 37,000
Join Discussion......
Today's Reading Links --> Re: 2023 BMW XM Officially Revealed As The Ultimate M SUV With 735 HP
Join Discussion......
Professional Motorsports --> Re: F1 - 2022 Singapore Grand Prix - Spoilers
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: We Drive Hyundai's Hyper-Hot N Vision 74 Concept!
Join Discussion......
Clarity --> Re: Long mountain passes in Clarity?
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: Daniel ( the Nuclear Engineer)
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: Honda VTOL Car idea
Join Discussion......
Integra --> Re: Integra Type-S spied
Join Discussion......
Professional Motorsports --> F1 NEWSRed Bull open to engine partner: 'They are interested again' Red Bull open to engine partner:
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: Honda plans to release 10 electric motorcycles by 2025
Join Discussion......
Pilot --> Re: 2023 Pilot Trail Sport Teaser Off Road Drive
Join Discussion......
Videos --> Re: European Civic Hybrid Test.
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: Acura Reiterates The NSX Will Likely Return As An Electric Supercar
Join Discussion......
Today's Reading Links --> Re: 2024 Chevrolet Equinox EV Is The Affordable $30K
Join Discussion......
Ridgeline - Modifications --> Re: Rear Door Hack
Join Discussion......
RealTime Tackles World Challenge with 5 Acuras
 Date: February 19, 2005 14:07
 Submitted by:  Tuan
 Source: RealTime PR
 Credibility Rating: N/A


RealTime Racing, the most successful team in the history of SCCA Pro Racing’s SPEED World Challenge Touring Car series, will put five Acuras on the track at each of the 2005 season’s 11 races. “Our goal this year is to win an unprecedented fifth Manufacturers’ Championship for Acura, and a ninth Drivers’ Championship for RealTime Racing’s drivers,” said team manager Nathan Bonneau.

To achieve the dual goals, RealTime is fielding three Acura TSX cars and a pair of RSXs, all equipped with Acura’s A-SPEC performance and handling package. Two of the TSX performance sedans will be driven by SPEED World Challenge veterans Peter Cunningham and Pierre Kleinubing, who rank first and second in Series Career Wins and Fastest Qualifier categories, having earned a collective 49 victories and 54 pole positions. They will be joined in a third TSX by 19-year-old Denver University Freshman Brandon Davis, who made three starts for RTR last year and will be gunning for the 2005 top rookie prize. Returning RTR team members Eric Curran (1999 SCCA American Sedan National Champion) and Nick Esayian (2004 SPEED Touring Car fourth highest rookie) will race the nimble Acura RSX entries.

“We’ve already had three test days since the end of the 2004 season, and there will be two more before we get to Sebring in March,” Bonneau noted. “This is the strongest lineup RealTime Racing has ever had, and that excites us.” “Pierre is a known quantity in World Challenge racing,” team principal Cunningham added. “It would be difficult to remember a race where he wasn’t a major factor. “Eric made a great teammate in 2003, and last year both Nick and Brandon showed a lot of potential,” he added. “This isn’t the first time RealTime has run five Acura Touring Cars – we did that in 2000 and 2001 – but this is the deepest talent pool we have ever had.”

The RealTime Acuras have been noted for their eye-catching neon orange & white paint schemes since 1997, but even that has been upgraded for 2005. “We’ll still use the same color combination,” Cunningham said, “but otherwise it’s a brand new look, yet unmistakably a RealTime Acura.”

The 11-race schedule for the Touring Car Championship begins March
16-18 at Sebring, Fla., but this year, for the first time since 2003, includes street races. “The race in St. Petersburg, Fla., with the Indy Racing League will be a homecoming of sorts for Pierre,” Cunningham said. “The 1997 season opener there was his debut with us, and led to his winning not only the Rookie of the Year award but the Drivers’ Championship as well.”

The second street race will be in Denver, Colo., where the Touring Cars are joined by the ChampCar series.

The RealTime Racing Acuras are sponsored by the Acura Division of American Honda, A-SPEC, Red Line Oil, Eibach Springs, BOSCH, Sparco, Hawk Performance, Brembo, SPORTCOMPACTCAR, Memphis Car Audio, Valley Graphix, PACT and YES.


Last edited by Tuan on February 19, 2005 14:12

Click Here to Submit Your Comments

Viewing Threshold (What is this?)

[fancy] [flat] [simple]
Your Feedback
Date Subject User
02-23-2005 17:30 Spoke to Peter yesterday, here's the deal...   (Score: 1, Normal) JeffX
02-23-2005 18:35 JMU R1
02-24-2005 13:45 JeffX
02-24-2005 18:23 JMU R1
02-26-2005 09:10 JeffX
02-24-2005 15:26 pongkai
02-25-2005 10:00 Karl O.
02-19-2005 16:57 Cunningham = nissan guy now   (Score: 1, Normal) Hondaboy04
02-19-2005 17:08 uhhhh
02-19-2005 17:14 cheezthis
02-19-2005 22:38 racez
02-20-2005 15:02 pongkai
02-20-2005 18:47 RyanDL
02-21-2005 03:04 pongkai
02-19-2005 20:48 Blackhorse6
02-20-2005 09:11 floundericiousMI
02-20-2005 16:47 gilbert
02-20-2005 20:19 330R
02-20-2005 20:57 MrChad
02-23-2005 13:15 AcuraSM
02-23-2005 23:41 Deputydog
02-24-2005 00:04 JMU R1
02-21-2005 16:52 19yr Old driving RTR   (Score: 1, Normal) zapata
02-20-2005 13:12 Cunningham is back!!! Maybe there is a god!   (Score: 1, Normal) Sean
First Drive: 2023 Acura Integra - Rebirth of an Icon?
Read Article....................
2023 Acura Integra PR Photo Gallery
Read Article....................
2022 Acura MDX Specs and Features
Read Article....................
2022 Honda Civic Design Story, a video by Honda
Read Article....................
Photo Gallery: 2021 Acura TLX Advance
Read Article....................
Photo Gallery: 2021 Acura TLX A-Spec
Read Article....................
Contact TOV | Submit Your Article | Submit Your Link | Advertise | TOV Shop | Events | Our Sponsors | TOV Archives
Copyright © 2021 Velocitech Inc. All information contained herein remains the property of Velocitech Inc.
The Temple of VTEC is not affiliated with American Honda Motor Co., Inc. TOV Policies and Guidelines - Credits - Privacy Policy
29