MEET OUR DRIVERS
MBRP Acura NSX GT3 Evo
Kyle Marcelli Midland, Ontario, Canada www.kylemarcelli.com
Kyle Marcelli takes the wheel as the pro driver on the Racers Edge Motorsports' Pro-Am Team in the No 80 MBRP Acura NSX GT3 Evo. The young Canadian has several years of top-level sports car racing experience in multiple series and has collected impressive results throughout his career. Since 2007 he’s participated in 227 races with 29 wins, 85 podium finishes, and 26 pole positions. He and Barkey had two successful seasons as teammates in IMSA, where Marcelli continues to race simultaneously with his World Challenge and coaching responsibilities. Marcelli and Barkey were reunited as teammates in 2019 in the then-Blancpain sponsored GT World Challenge America series where they earned the Pro-Am Drivers Championship. He and Barkey return with the team to the Acura machine this season to defend their title.
Off the race track, Marcelli is married to Amy "Lulu" Marcelli; he enjoys spending time at their cottage, fishing, hiking, and camping.
Martin Barkey Hunstville, Ontario, Canada www.martinbarkeyracing.com
Martin Barkey started racing track day events in 2012, and his strong desire to succeed coupled with a healthy dose of a natural talent led him to professional racing by 2014. He and Kyle Marcelli had two successful seasons racing together in IMSA together; then Martin chose to try shorter races and a single driver format in the Pirelli World Challenge series. After two seasons as a solo driver, Barkey returned to IMSA for another season before joining the Racers Edge Motorsports' team in 2019 to provide the Am talent for No. 80 MBRP Acura NSX GT3 Evo in the then-Blancpain GT World Challenge America series. Reunited with Marcelli, the two shared a successful season and earned the Pro-Am Drivers Championship. Barkey and Marcelli return with the team to the Acura machine this season to defend their title.
When not racing, Barkey is the CEO of MBRP Performance Exhaust and enjoys outdoor sports activities with his wife, Ginger.
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Shelby Blackstock Nashville, Tennessee www.shelbyblackstock.com
Shelby Blackstock began his racing career at the Bob Bondurant Driving School, followed by the Skip Barber Racing Series in 2010. From there, he competed in various levels of racing: the Cooper Tires USF2000, Pro Mazda Championship, and the then-GRAND AM Continental SportsCar Tire Challenge Series. In 2015, Blackstock began a four-year stint in the Indy Lights series, where he earned several podium finishes and considerable open-wheel experience. He is contesting his second season in the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge series in a Honda Civic Type R. Blackstock joins his former teammate Trent Hindman behind the wheel of the Acura NSX GT3 Evo in the Silver Cup class of the GT World Challenge America series powered by AWS for his first foray into GT3 racing.
When not on track, Blackstock is an avid golfer, and spends his time fishing, hunting, and target shooting; he and his girlfriend live with their two dogs near Nashville.
Trent Hindman Ocean Township, NJ www.trenthindman.com
Trent Hindman began racing on two wheels by the age of four, joining his dad's favorite hobby. By age eight, Hindman began racing karts, and began an impressive career that includes several championships, most recently the 2019 IMSA Weathertech GTD title in an Acura NSX GT3 with Meyer Shank Racing. Hindman enters his third year behind the wheel of the Acura machine, two of those in the IMSA series. Hindman is also a 2014 Continental Tire SportsCar Championship Series Grand Sport class champion and won the 2017 Lamborghini Super Trofeo North American and World Championships. Hindman and Shelby Blackstock have been friends over 10 years and bring their camaraderie to Racers Edge Motorsports in Hindman's first season in GT World Challenge America powered by AWS.
Off track, Hindman practices both Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and is currently renovating his ranch house.