Sonoma Rewind: Win or Lose, Racing is the Ultimate Team Sport
The competition in Blancpain World Challenge America GT3 is tough. To win, everything has to go right. Pit stops are crucial and they really put both our drivers and all of our crew members to the test. Here is the stop from Race 1 at Sonoma.
The crew did a tremendous job under a lot of pressure and in intense heat. The stop was quick and put us in a position to make up crucial points on our Blancpain World Challenge America GT3 Pro-Am title rivals in the #80 Racers Edge Acura. Ultimately Marc Miller was able to hold off Colin Braun’s AMG GT3 for P4 cutting our championship deficit to 11 points.
Woah! That was way too close for comfort! P4 for @marcmillershow and the #5 @unitnutritionco @HondaRacing_HPD @Acura NSX GT3 Evo means the gap for the @SROAmerica Pro-Am Championship has shrunk by more than half, from 23 to just 12 points! pic.twitter.com/0MHrgzPi86— GradientRacing (@GradientRacing) June 8, 2019
Sunday’s Race 2 was not without incident including a frenetic start in which Marc Miller had a front row seat.
Volume Up: Take a ride with @marcmillershow's #5 @unitnutritionco @HondaRacing_HPD @acura NSX GT3 Evo as he takes the Green Flag for Race 2 of Round 4 of the @SROAmerica GT3 Championship at @RaceSonoma. It escalates quite quickly. pic.twitter.com/iDUmp3glj1— GradientRacing (@GradientRacing) June 19, 2019
A mid-race incident with a lapped car damaged the #5 Unit Nutrition Acura NSX GT3 Evo and scuppered the team’s chances of eating further into the #80 car’s Championship lead. Ultimately we left Sonoma 13 points behind, having arrived there with a 23 point deficit.
We have a Summer break now before we reconvene over Labor Day weekend at Watkins Glen, New York for Round 5.