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?