HINDMAN AND BLACKSTOCK EARN DOMINANT VICTORIES TO SWEEP ROAD AMERICA WEEKEND
The Racers Edge Motorsports Acura NSX GT3 Evo continued its recent dominance of the SRO Motorsport World Challenge GT America series, as the Silver Class driver pairing of Trent Hindman and Shelby Blackstock were the overall winners in both Saturday’s and Sunday’s races at Road America.
Unlike the most recent Sonoma Raceway weekend – when the Acura duo won pole positions for both races – at Road America the Racers Edge Acura NSX started both events from the outside of the front row. But in each race, the twin-turbo NSX would claim the lead before the opening laps were half-over, and would remain in command for the remainder of the 45-minute runs.
Blackstock chased pole qualifier Indy Dontje to the starting line for Saturday’s race, and needed just three turns to take the lead. With an incident behind them, leading to a full-course caution, Blackstock made the move stick on the ensuing restart and the remainder of his stint. The crew smoothly executed the mid-race pit stop and driver change, and Hindman then widened the gap to nearly 40 seconds to earn a dominant victory.
Sunday’s race followed a similar script, with Hindman outdragging rival and pole qualifier Ryan Dalziel down the long Road America startline straight and into the opening turn. This time Hindman handed Blackstock a 12.5-second lead at the pit stop and driver change, and Blackstock extended it to 21 seconds at the finish.