HPD Trackside -- Mid-Ohio Pirelli World Challenge Race 2
The RealTime Racing Acura TLX GT squad knew it had a chance to inspire thousands of Honda associates this weekend at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, and they did so in fine fashion, capping a pair of top-five finishes with a second-place run in Sunday’s Pirelli World Challenge GT race.
Ryan Eversley vaulted from eighth to second on the opening lap of Sunday’s event and chased Michael Cooper’s Cadillac to the finish to score his third podium result in the last four races. Meanwhile, new Acura driver Spencer Pumpelly rebounded from a tough debut on Saturday to earn a solid eighth-place run in his first weekend in the Acura TLX GT.
“My spotter did a great job of helping me on the start,” Eversley recalled, “and I got a run on Michael Lewis and he gave me a lane, so I went soft on the brakes into Turn Four and tried to keep [Alvaro] Parente outside of me,” Eversley recalled. “My Acura TLX helped me get away from him going into Thunder Valley, and we were able to get a gap. You have to take advantages that you get and I am very happy that we were able to do that today.”