Mike Hedlund – RealTime Racing
September 20, 2022

REALTIME BACK IN ACTION AT SEBRING

Only three more races remain in the 2023 Fanatec GT World Challenge America powered by AWS season. The next two take place at Sebring International Raceway in Central Florida, a track famous for its storied racing history and infamous for its bumpy race surface. RealTime Racing (RTR) looks to continue its streak of finishing in the top five at each track on the calendar, but also has its sights set on a return to the […]
August 22, 2022

REALTIME RALLIES AT ROAD AMERICA FOR ANOTHER TOP FIVE FINISH

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (August 22, 2022) – RealTime Racing’s (RTR) home track wasn’t the kindest to the local team. An incident in Saturday’s race prevented them from capitalizing on a strong qualifying performance, but the group bounced back for a fifth-place finish on Sunday. Just 30 minutes from RTR’s home base in Saukville, Wisconsin, is Road America: a legendary four-mile road course popular across the motorsports world. To celebrate the arrival of the Fanatec GT […]
August 16, 2022

REALTIME HEADS HOME TO ROAD AMERICA FOR LATEST ROUNDS OF GT WORLD CHALLENGE AMERICA

RealTime Racing (RTR) is riding a wave of positive momentum into its home track this weekend: Road America. The latest rounds of the Fanatec GT World Challenge America powered by AWS will take place in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, a mere 30 minutes away from the RealTime shop in Saukville. The last time RTR raced in World Challenge at Road America, in 2019, it came away with its 100th race victory. The team hopes to put […]
July 25, 2022

REALTIME SCORES FIRST PODIUM OF 2022 AT WATKINS GLEN

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (July 25, 2022) – RealTime Racing put in an inspired performance in Saturday’s Fanatec GT World Challenge America powered by AWS race to claim its first podium of the season. Drivers Erin Vogel and Michael Cooper backed up Saturday’s third-place finish with sixth-place result on Sunday. Saturday – Qualifying Following two practice sessions on Friday, Vogel and Cooper took turns qualifying the No. 43 Acura NSX GT3 Evo22 on Saturday morning. Both […]
July 21, 2022

REALTIME RACING HITS WORLD CHALLENGE HALFWAY MARK AT WATKINS GLEN

The halfway point of the Fanatec GT World Challenge America powered by AWS season has arrived at Watkins Glen International. RealTime Racing (RTR) drivers Erin Vogel and Michael Cooper will return to the wheel of the No. 43 Acura NSX GT3 Evo22 for Rounds Seven and Eight in upstate New York. The team has had a busy five weeks since VIR, where its Round Six race ended with a heavy impact in the tire wall. […]
July 21, 2022

CUNNINGHAM CONTINUES REALTIME’S WINNING WAYS

In the past five years, RTR has been fortunate to race four different cars from the RealTime Collection Hall; a 1992 Honda Prelude Si, a 1997 Acura Integra Type R, a 2004 Acura TSX, and a 2009 Acura TSX. Most recently, Peter Cunningham drove the 2004 TSX to victory at the prestigious WeatherTech International Challenge at Road America on July 17. Cunningham shared the Group 8 podium with two Porsche 911s. “It was great to […]
June 20, 2022

REALTIME EARNS ANOTHER TOP FIVE FINISH AT VIR

ALTON, Va. (June 20, 2022) – RealTime Racing endured another challenging weekend of Fanatec GT World Challenge America powered by AWS. After surviving a hard-fought Saturday race at VIRginia International Raceway with a fifth-place finish, Sunday brought nothing but heartbreak.   Saturday – Qualifying   Practice laps on Thursday and Friday took place in brutal temperatures that exceeded 95F, but GT World Challenge America teams were given a small reprieve Saturday morning for qualifying. Out […]
June 14, 2022

REALTIME RACING BACK IN ACTION AT VIR

RealTime Racing returns to Fanatec GT World Challenge America powered by AWS racing this weekend at VIRginia International Raceway in Alton, Virginia. RealTime is no stranger to the 3.27-mile road course, scoring six World Challenge victories there over the years, including the team’s last visit, in 2019. Drivers Erin Vogel and Michael Cooper have a similar fondness for the circuit. The duos most recent victory came at VIR last season, where Vogel became the first […]
May 23, 2022

REALTIME COLLECTS FIRST TOP FIVE FINISH OF GT WORLD CHALLENGE AMERICA SEASON

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 […]
May 17, 2022

REALTIME RACING SET TO FACE NOLA FOR THE FIRST TIME

RealTime Racing is ready to show its cards in the Fantec GT World Challenge America season opener at Northern California’s Sonoma Raceway. The No. 43 Acura NSX GT3 Evo22 will take to the track for two 90-minute races in the Pro-Am category with drivers Erin Vogel and Michael Cooper.  Rounds Three and Four of the Fanatec GT World Challenge America powered by AWS at NOLA Motorsports Park will be full of firsts for RealTime Racing. […]
April 18, 2022

REALTIME COMPLETES GT WORLD CHALLENGE AMERICA OPENER WITH SIXTH AND SEVENTH-PLACE FINISHES

SONOMA, Calif. (April 18, 2022) – The first event of the 2022 Fanatec GT World Challenge America powered by AWS season presented many challenges for RealTime Racing (RTR). The series stalwarts faced them head on in the Pro-Am category and came away with a sixth and seventh-place finish at Sonoma Raceway. Saturday – Qualifying Saturday morning the team was faced with rain for qualifying. The drivers were unphased, having turned laps in the rain on […]
April 12, 2022

REALTIME KICKS OFF 2022 GT WORLD CHALLENGE AMERICA SEASON AT SONOMA

RealTime Racing is ready to show its cards in the Fantec GT World Challenge America season opener at Northern California’s Sonoma Raceway. The No. 43 Acura NSX GT3 Evo22 will take to the track for two 90-minute races in the Pro-Am category with drivers Erin Vogel and Michael Cooper. RTR last raced at Sonoma in 2019 in a NSX GT3 Evo and came away with a win and a runner-up finish. The team is aiming for similar […]
October 22, 2019

REALTIME CONCLUDES 2019 WITH WORLD CHALLENGE PRO/AM CHAMPIONSHIP

RealTime Concludes 2019 with World Challenge Pro/Am Team Championship   LAS VEGAS, Nev. (Oct. 22, 2019) – RealTime Racing has won the 2019 Blancpain GT World Challenge America Pro/Am Class Team Championship. Win number 101 and a runner-up finish in the season finale at Las Vegas Motor Speedway secured the title.   The final event of 2019 came with a unique format; not only would both races take place on Saturday, but the second race […]
September 23, 2019

REALTIME ACHIEVES 100TH WORLD CHALLENGE WIN AT ROAD AMERICA

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (Sept. 23, 2019) – Not only did RealTime Racing win the Pro-Am category in both Blancpain GT World Challenge America races this past weekend, but Sunday’s stunning overall victory marked the team’s 100th win in World Challenge competition since 1993. Better still, the milestone was achieved at RealTime’s home track, Road America.   SATURDAY – QUALIFYING   Drivers Dane Cameron and Mike Hedlund made the first inroads to a victorious weekend by […]
September 2, 2019

REALTIME SWEEPS WATKINS GLEN WEEKEND

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (Sept. 1, 2019) – RealTime Racing had a dominant weekend at Watkins Glen International for the latest rounds of the Blancpain GT World Challenge America. The driving duo of Mike Hedlund and Dane Cameron claimed victory in both Saturday and Sunday’s races.   FRIDAY – QUALIFYING Hedlund qualified the No. 43 Acura NSX GT3 Evo for Saturday’s race and Cameron for Sunday’s. Both drivers placed the car second on the Pro-Am grid; […]
August 9, 2019

HEDLUND JOINS REALTIME FOR REMAINDER OF 2019 WORLD CHALLENGE SEASON

SAUKVILLE, Wis. (Aug. 9, 2019) – After a successful outing at Sonoma Raceway in June, Mike Hedlund will replace the injured Bret Curtis in the RealTime Acura driver lineup for the remainder of the 2019 Blancpain GT World Challenge America season.   For Rounds Seven and Eight in Sonoma, RealTime enlisted Hedlund, an experienced sportscar driver and Northern California resident, to sub for Curtis and pair with co-driver Dane Cameron. That weekend, the duo earned […]
June 10, 2019

ANOTHER WIN AND PODIUM AT SONOMA FOR REALTIME

SONOMA, Calif. (June 10, 2019) – RealTime Racing collected its second Blancpain GT World Challenge America victory of the season—its 98th in World Challenge history—at Sonoma Raceway. It backed up the win with second-place finish in Sunday’s race.   With driver Bret Curtis still out with a back injury, RealTime Racing brought in experienced sportscar driver and Northern California native Mike Hedlund in to team with Dane Cameron. Hedlund’s status as an AM driver put […]