Acura Automobiles: RealTime Acuras Both Earn Top-10 Finishes in World Challenge Season Finale

Posted on 09. Nov, 2016 by in Acura Canada

Pirelli World Challenge Championships Presented by Nissan
2.253-mile highway march – Monterey, Calif.
Weather: Warm, sunny, 74 degrees F

  • Ryan Eversley finishes sixth in deteriorate standings to lead 2016 Acura PWC effort
  • Spencer Pumpelly finishes ninth in deteriorate culmination for RealTime Racing
  • Acura drivers gained 14 positions from their starting spots on Sunday

The 2016 Pirelli World Challenge deteriorate finished with a crash Sunday afternoon in Monterey, California, as a Acura TLXs of RealTime Racing skilfully avoided a last-lap dustup and finished with a span of top-10 finishes in a deteriorate finale.

A late counsel forced a one-lap shootout for a win on a twisty 2.238-mile Mazda Raceway during Laguna Seca layout, though Spencer Pumpelly sidestepped difficulty to finish ninth, while Ryan Eversley survived late hit and followed his teammate home for a 10th-place result. Eversley’s outcome changed him to sixth place in a PWC GT final standings, relating a best deteriorate outcome ever posted by a Acura TLX GT.

“The final path restart was wild. Cars were using into any other in Turn Six and we finished adult some ground, afterwards we got behind alongside [Michael] Schein entrance out of a Corkscrew, and we finished hit again. This time he went off, so we finished adult 10th.” Eversley reported. “Looking back, I’m super happy and beholden to have represented RealTime Racing and Acura with a TLX GT again this year. It’s been a illusory season, generally a [two-victory] brush during Road America!”

Spencer Pumpelly paced a tough subordinate event for a group by earning a 15th-place starting spot, while RTR stablemate Eversley had his Acura in 18th for Sunday’s 27-lap battle. Both cars were means to make adult a handful of positions on a day’s 3 restarts, though a group indispensable to flesh by a contact-filled final path to get top-10 results.

“It was a tough race. It seemed some-more like 3 brief sprints, interrupted by yellows, than a singular race,” Pumpelly said. “On a final restart, there was a lot of pulling and shoving, and we came by for ninth. It’s been a pleasure pushing for RealTime Racing and Acura, and a TLX GT has been a blast to drive. I’m beholden for a opportunity.”

“We were during a rival waste entrance into this weekend, and we knew it. But a RealTime crew, Ryan [Eversley] and Spencer [Pumpelly] fought hard, and we consider we maximized what we had in a race,” pronounced Senior Program Engineer/Honda Performance Development, Lee Niffenegger. “It’s a finish of an epoch for a TLX GT, a automobile that became a clear fan favorite over a final dual and a half years. I’m unapproachable of a pursuit RealTime Racing, a Acura Motorsports team, and all of a drivers have finished over a march of a program. Now we demeanour brazen to 2017, and a start of a new Acura Motorsports epoch with a NSX GT3.”

The last-lap hit did outcome in post-race penalties, nonetheless nothing of them influenced a Acura RTR drivers. The win was awarded to Alvaro Parente, who gathering his McLaren 650S to a 2016 deteriorate championship.

Developed from a prolongation Acura TLX by HPD and RealTime Racing, a Acura TLX GT facilities HPD framework and aerodynamic opening tools authorized for Pirelli World Challenge competition.  It is powered by a direct-injected, twin-turbocharged V6 engine, grown by HPD from a prolongation Acura TLX.

Video recaps from a weekend’s Acura Pirelli World Challenge racing activities during Laguna Seca are being posted on a “Honda Racing/HPD” YouTube channel. Produced by a Carolinas Production Group, a video packages can be found in a 2016 HPD Trackside Video Playlist at: https://www.youtube.com/HondaRacingHPDTV.

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