Acura Automobiles: Kox Leads RealTime Racing Acura NSX GT3 Effort during Road America

Posted on 26. Jun, 2017 by in Acura Canada

  • Acura earns double top-10 in Saturday’s opening Pirelli World Challenge race
  • Kox’s fifth-place run Saturday is his season-best outcome
  • Eversley comes home eighth on Sunday, fourth uninterrupted top-10 finish

The RealTime Racing Acura NSX GT3 racers continued their mid-season swell over a lifelike weekend during Road America, with Peter Kox earning his initial Pirelli World Challenge top-five GT3 finish while Ryan Eversley extended his strain of top-10 formula to 4 in a row.

Both cars had clever subordinate runs, with Kox gridding seventh for Saturday’s lid-lifter around a 4-mile Road America circuit, while Eversley warranted a ninth spot. The dual Acuras ran in a top-10 all day, in a tough field, with Kox climbing to fifth and melancholy to pierce even aloft in a foe that went caution-free for 50 exhausting minutes.

“A good tip 5 for Peter Kox on Saturday, and he was severe for some-more a whole race.  Ryan was shuffled behind due to others incidents, yet still scored a tip 10,” pronounced NSX GT3 Project Leader Lee Niffenegger of Honda Performance Development. “We saw good speed shown by both cars during a initial race, and were set adult good for good formula on Sunday.”

Eversley started sixth in Sunday’s foe while Kox again warranted a seventh mark on a grid, yet things would not go as good for a Dutch maestro pushing a #93 Acura. Former array champion Jon Fogarty spun into Kox while perplexing to pass Eversley and collected Preston Calvert in a mortal impulse that finished a day for Kox after only 3 laps.

“I feel gutted after today’s race, as we had hoped to build on yesterday’s result,” lamented Kox. “We done teenager changes to a Acura NSX that should have done us maybe even a bit some-more rival today. The group did a stellar pursuit tray out a weekend, and it would have been good to give them another outcome during their home race. The certain side is that we keep improving, shutting a opening to a competition. Therefore, we wish that we can have an even improved display during Honda’s home foe during Mid-Ohio finish of July.”

Eversley took adult a assign again after a prolonged red-flag duration to purify a track, and battled behind to finish eighth. The outcome followed a span of top-five runs in Lime Rock, giving a jovial Georgian his fourth-consecutive top-10 finish.

“Mixed emotions withdrawal Road America. I’m happy to see a NSX module accept another top-five result, yet unhappy with a occurrence in foe dual that held out a #93,” Eversley said. “Peter and we were carrying a good throw and a #99 Porsche (Fogarty) attempted to pierce over on me before he was transparent and spun into Peter and broken both cars. We can take divided some positives, though, with a cars’ gait during a races being utterly good, and a trustworthiness has been excellent. I’m already looking brazen to racing in Honda’s backyard during Mid-Ohio.”

The group will have scarcely a month to correct a roughed-up foe cars before streamer to what is radically a team’s second ‘home’ foe of a year. The array subsequent heads to a Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio Jul 28 – 30, a lane that is reduction than 90 mins from a Performance Manufacturing Center where a American-built supercar is built.

The Acura NSX GT3 racecar utilizes a prolongation NSX’s lightweight multi-material physique with aluminum-intensive space frame, and is powered by a 3.5-liter, 75-degree, twin-turbocharged DOHC V-6 engine. The engine uses a same pattern specifications as a prolongation 2017 Acura NSX, including a block, heads, valve train, crankshaft, pistons and dry-sump lubrication system. The engine is interconnected with a 6-speed, sequential-shift racing gearbox, delivering energy to a back wheels.

Video recaps from this weekend’s Acura Pirelli World Challenge racing activities during Road America are being posted on a “Honda Racing/HPD” YouTube channel. Produced by a Carolinas Production Group, a video packages can be found in a 2017 HPD Trackside Video Playlist at: https://www.youtube.com/HondaRacingHPDTV.

 

GT3 Results Saturday:
Pos     Driver                              Team                                 Car                              Status
  1        Adderly Fong                   Bentley Continental            Absolute Racing          24 Laps
  2        Patrick Long                     Wright Motorsports            Porsche 911 GT3        + 0.685 sec    
  3        Michael Cooper                Cadillac Racing                   Cadillac ATS- V.R.      + 7.004
  5        Peter Kox                         RealTime Racing                 Acura NSX GT3          + 10.248
  10      Ryan Eversley                 RealTime Racing                 Acura NSX GT3          + 31.620                     

GT3 Results Sunday:
Pos     Driver                              Team                                 Car                              Status
  1        Patrick Long                     Wright Motorsports            Porsche 911 GT3        13 Laps          
  2        Adderly Fong                   Bentley Continental            Absolute Racing          + 0.239 sec    
  3        Johnny O’Connell             Cadillac Racing                   Cadillac ATS- V.R.      + 1.895           
  8        Ryan Eversley                 RealTime Racing                 Acura NSX GT3          + 12.263
 NC      Peter Kox                         RealTime Racing                 Acura NSX GT3          + 10 Laps

 

 

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