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RACERS EDGE EARNS SECOND CONSECUTIVE CHAMPIONSHIP IN SRO GT3 COMPETITION

The Racers Edge Motorsports #93 Acura Accelerated Service Acura NSX GT3 Evo with drivers Trent Hindman and Shelby Blackstock finished the 2020 season with five wins and two top-five results to earn the overall GT3 Championship in the SRO GT World Challenge America powered by AWS eries. The duo amassed more wins than any other competitors, while also racking up more fast laps and pole positions than the team's solid field of competitors. This title is the second consecutive GT3 championship for Racers Edge Motorsports , having won the 2019 Pro-Am championship in the MBRP Acura NSX GT3 Evo.

 

The final race of 2020 was 8-hours in length, including a three-hour makeup for the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park rounds canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The inclusion of the GTWCA field into the International GT Challenge resulted in a series finale with a much longer distance than the usual 90-minute races used throughout the season. Held on the road course at the world-famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the team brought in open-wheel star, Robert Megennis to complete the required three-driver line-up. The trio drove flawlessly despite treacherous wet conditions in the first two hours. Unfortunately, the team suffered two left rear tire blow-outs, which lost several laps as a result and dropped the car to an ultimate 7th place finish overall. At the three-hour mark, Hindman and Blackstock ran P3 in the GTWCA field, securing the Team and Drivers' Championships, as well as the Manufacturers' Championship for Acura Motorsports.

 

A disappointing result for such a competitive group, but a top ten finish in a major international event like the IGTC Indy 8-hour is still an awesome accomplishment to go along with the overall season championship! Everyone is looking forward to 2021 and more race wins. Can the team make it three in a row?   

HINDMAN AND BLACKSTOCK EARN DOUBLE CLASS WINS AT COTA; CLINCH SILVER CUP DRIVERS' CHAMPIONSHIP

The #93 Racers Edge Motorsports Acura NSX GT3 Evo took Silver Class honors in Rounds 9 and 10 of the 2020 SRO Motorsport GT World Challenge America series, as the driver pairing of Trent Hindman and Shelby Blackstock won Saturday’s and Sunday’s races at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas.

 

The wins sealed the season championship in the Silver category for the Blackstock and Hindman, giving the Acura NSX GT3 Evo a GT class championship for the second consecutive season, as the pair finished second overall in both races around the demanding Texas road course.

 

"They [race winners Martin Fuentes and Rodrigo Baptista] didn't put a wheel wrong the whole race and drove a heck of a race,” said Blackstock after finishing 6.7 seconds behind the leader on Saturday. “We will go back to the drawing board and hopefully put some setup changes on for tomorrow and go back at it.”

 

The #93 duo was reunited with the defending Pro/Am champion entry from a year ago as the #80 Racers Edge Acura NSX GT3 Evo returned to the track for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Defending Pro-Am champion Kyle Marcelli was joined in the cockpit of the #80 for the weekend by Zaid Ghandour, making his first start in the Racers Edge NSX.

 

On Sunday, Hindman and Marcelli saw as much of each other on the track as they did in the garage as the duo went literally wheel-to-wheel in the early stages of the race. The two Acuras battled with former Champ Car World Series drivers Jan Heylen and Ryan Dalziel for position prior to the mid-race driver change, which saw the #93 of Blackstock emerge in fourth place.

 

Blackstock wasted no time in making up ground, climbing into second with eight laps to go and coming to within seven seconds of the front running Ferrari at the end of the day.

 

"Overall, we are happy with two podiums this weekend,” Blackstock said. “So thankful for the Racers Edge team, they worked their tails off this weekend to get us on the podium. We'll take the points and look forward to Indy."

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