The Simpit Welcomes SDC Motorsports as its premiere racing team

Shaun Cole On June 18, 2014
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The Simpit would like to welcome SDC Motorsports to its ranks of racing teams.  SDC Motorsports has been setting the standard for modern sim racing teams making them the perfect team for The Simpit to work with in the future.  

You can count on us following the team, their racing results, and utilizing their skills on the show from time to time.

We will also feature driver profiles from the team, this will allow you to get to know some of them and the hardware that they use to win races.

Here is a statement from SDC Motorsports:

SDC Motorsports was founded in 2013 by Martin Carroll and Nigel Baines. What started out as a fierce rivalry in an iRacing private League (GRAsim GV8), soon became a title winning partnership when the league introduced two driver teams in its second season. Although not each other’s first choice (Martin approached Chris Hogan as Chris had introduced him into the league and Nige was open to offers). Chris declined the offer, citing a major difference in racing skill levels could potentially stall Martins progress and suggested that Martin & Nigel would be better suited as team mates. Soon after, Nigel and Martin joined force's and formed TeamM2iracing named after Martin's Alcohol funny car drag racing team that he works for. The team quickly grew to five when they added Chris Hogan, JD Smith and Kane Kraft (V8sonline commentators) all coming on board as part of our development squad. From here on, Martin signed longtime friend James McKnight, a top level V8 Supercar driver in iRacings Official V8Supercar series & V8sonline's broadcast races.

Soon after this, a conflict with Martins drag racing team over the new Team's name came up, so the Team name changed in recognition of Nigel's Girlfriend's Cake Business, Spotty Dog Cakes (thanks Sophie), bringing out a fresh new livery and SDC Motorsports was born.

While SDC Motorsports were predominantly focused on running the iRacing V8Supercar series, Martin also had a keen passion for oval racing and decided to expand the Team in a new direction. He got together with Sam Compton who he'd raced with on many occasions and together they built SDC Motorpsorts oval division. SDC's oval squad, along with Black Hole Motorsports (BHMS) Joel Putty and Black Magic Motorsports (BMMS) Justin Kirby joined forces to create a technical partnership known as the Trifecta Racing Group. Together, we are serious about developing as drivers and working hard together to obtain our goal of returning to the Drivers World Championship (DWC). With a few good oval drivers signed in late 2013 it was also time to add to the road squad. As the team entered Season 1 2014, it had a driver line up that would produce impressive numbers right from the start of the new season and grew even stronger by the start of Season 2, making us excited for the future.

SDC Motorsports affiliation with The Simpit and Shaun Cole came about when we ran our 1st broadcasted SDC Motorsports Invitational race during week 13 at the end of season one. The event brought together a who's who from the iRacing Sim community but also gave Shaun (an honorary member with SDC Motorsports for some time) the opportunity to promote his new venture, The Simpit with a live interview in the pre-race show. You can find the replay on SDC

Motorsports Youtube Channel. or, find us on facebook . SDC Motorsports and Shaun were so impressed with each other’s professionalism that an agreement was made to run The Simpit as our primary sponsor on our cars for the upcoming season and we're both hoping to continue growing into a more prosperous partnership.

Driver Line Up.

Martin Carroll and Nigel Baines (Co-founders and Team Principles)
Sam Compton (Oval Division Manager)
Chris Hogan (Brain's Trust)
James McKnight
Chad Chastain
JD Smith
Phil Lines
Brooks Westfall
Thomas Kane Kraft
Guto Colvara
Aaron Irvine
Luke Emerton
Steffen Nobis
Nathan Schartner
Mike Galloway
Scott Tate

Honorary Members
Trevor Holder
Shane Gilfeather
Shaun Cole

So…. What are we doing here?

You will be following the highs and the lows of the team as we progress through the seasons to come, we will be writing reviews and posting some great photos as well as compiling some short videos as well. We hope you all enjoy what is to come and we'll see you on track.

SDC Motorsports Facebook Fan Page

The Simpit is once again very proud of this relationship and looks forward to helping SDC Motorsports achieve great things in 2014.

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