RealTime Racing – World Challenge GT


RealTime Racing has a prosperous, 32-year history of racing in a variety of motorsport disciplines. Be it a gravel road, frozen lake, permanent road course or temporary street circuit, RealTime drivers have piloted Acura and Honda production-based automobiles to 19 professional motorsport titles.

Based just north of Milwaukee, in Saukville, Wisconsin, the RTR team is excited to campaign an Acura NSX GT3 Evo in SRO America’s Blancpain GT Championship and a Honda Civic Type R in the Pirelli World Challenge TCR class. Follow along as RealTime works hard to continue its winning ways in these popular road racing formulas.


(1993 - Present)
May 23, 2022


NEW ORLEANS, La. (May 23, 2022) – It was a weekend of highs and lows for RealTime Racing (RTR) at NOLA Motorsports Park, site of the latest rounds of the Fanatec GT World Challenge America powered by AWS. The team had a breakthrough fifth-place finish on Saturday but was knocked back down by lady luck on Sunday. Saturday – Qualifying A broken fuel pump wire robbed Vogel and Cooper of valuable track time in Friday’s […]


Fanatec GT World Challenge America powered by AWS

Erin Vogel

Yorba Linda, California

After getting her start in local grassroots racing, Erin Vogel’s motorsports career took off in 2018 when she helped create an all-female entry into the 24 Hours of Thunderhill. A class win (and fourth overall) convinced Vogel to take a shot at professional racing. She honed her skills in the Porsche Trophy West GT4 Championship, scoring 15 wins and the Bronze Class Championship. She moved to the SRO GT4 America SprintX Championship in 2020, where she first partnered with Michael Cooper. The duo had a successful season with multiple top-five finishes. In 2021, they took their first win at VIRginina International Raceway and Vogel became the first woman to win in the Pro-Am category, globally, in any GT World Challenge championship.

Michael Cooper

New York, NY

Following a successful run in the Skip Barber Racing School, Michael Cooper made the step to professional racing in 2010 when he joined the Mazda MX-5 Cup series. Cooper won the championship in his second year and followed it up with a repeat performance in the World Challenge Touring Car Championship, earning the title in his debut season. He then transitioned into the GT categories and became the GTS Champion in 2015. Moving to GT3, while a member of the Cadillac Racing factory team, Michael finished 2016 as the highest-placed rookie and won the 2017 SprintX Championship in GT3. Michael earned his fourth World Challenge title in 2020, collecting top honors in the GT4 America Sprint-Pro Championship. This will be his third season paired with Erin Vogel in GT World Challenge America. Cooper has already started 2022 with a big win, claiming LMP3 class honors at the famous Rolex 24 at Daytona.


Technical Specifications
  • CHASSIS: Production multi-material, aluminum-intensive space frame, manufactured at the Performance Manufacturing Center in Ohio, alongside production Acura NSX vehicles.
  • SAFETY EQUIPMENT: Steel roll cage, carbon fiber driver’s seat shell, six-point safety harness, fresh air intake system, on-board fire suppression system
  • ENGINE: Acura 3.5-liter, 75-degree, twin-turbocharged DOHC V-6, using the same design specifications as the production NSX, including the cylinder block, heads, valve train, crankshaft, pistons and dry-sump lubrication system.
  • FUEL CAPACITY: 120 liters
  • TRANSMISSION: Six-speed sequential, paddle-operated, rear-wheel drive
  • DIMENSIONS: 4509 mm L x 2039 mm W x 1219 mm H / 1160 mm roof height / 2630 mm wheelbase / 1270 kg minimum weight


RealTime Collects First Top Five Finish of GT World Challenge America Season

Checkered flag and @erinvogelracing brings it to the finish in P8 #GTNOLA
White flag is out #GTNOLA
10min left in #GTNOLA and Erin is trying to hold off the No. 88 Lamborghini and keep P8.
After pit stops, Erin is P8 and back out on track with a lot of space to herself.
Pit stop time. Michael climbs out and now it's @erinvogelracing's turn #GTNOLA
If you guys could NOT touch this button because it makes our car turn off that would be great 😉
@EddieGarrison everyone on slicks
Don't believe the timing screen: that is Michael Cooper in the No. 43 currently.
Curveball: it has begun to rain on this pace lap.
Live #GTNOLA broadcast is rolling...

Watch here:
Made up a spot before the race even started: a penalty for another Pro-Am car has bumped @MSCooper1 to ninth on grid for today's #GTNOLA race!