Acura NSX GT3 Evo Teams Earn Pro-Am Wins at VIR
RealTime Racing and other Acura legends took over victory lane during Rounds 3 and 4 of the 2019 Blancpain GT World Challenge America.
The Racer’s Edge Acura NSX of Kyle Marcelli and Martin Barkey followed up on a successful opening weekend with a strong performance in Saturday’s opening event at Virginia International Raceway, storming to their second win of the year in the hotly-contest ProAm class.
In Sunday’s nightcap, Dane Cameron and Bret Curtis rolled to their first win of the 2019 season, taking the RealTime Racing NSX GT3 Evo to the checkers.
The Racer’s Edge squad recovered from early-race contact in Saturday’s race and fought through the Pro/Am field. Once in the lead, closing driver Marcelli held off the Gradient Racing Acura of Ryan Eversley on a late restart to earn the win.
Eversley and Till Bectholsheimer held on for second on Saturday, and followed that with a fourth-place run on Sunday.
Sunday showed the strength of the RealTime squad, led by SCCA-? Hall-of-Famer Peter Cunningham. The team was making its 2019 debut in the World Challenge series, and despite having nearly no track time with car before the weekend, RealTime stormed to a dominating win on Sunday.
Cameron made a strong move off the starting line to vault his Acura NSX GT3 Evo into third place overall and first in the Pro/Am class, and spent the duration of his stint building his lead. Bret Curtis took over and protected the lead well, finishing with a 20-second gap over second place.