2nd place finish at GP3R
TROIS RIVIERES, QUEBEC – Nathan Blok continued his charge for the Production Class Championship in the Super Production Challenge this past weekend on the infamous Trois Rivieres street course, a narrow track bordered by solid concrete walls in this old Quebec city.
weather was extremely hot and humid all weekend for the 10, 11 and
rounds of the Super Production Challenge (SPC).
was held Friday morning, and things weren't looking too bright after
ending practice down in 8th place and 2.5 seconds off the pace. After
discovering some electrical issues the team took a literal "hail
mary" towards setup for the twilight race on Friday night.
the evening race based on championship order, Blok would be starting
in class. He made his way up to 2nd before a full course yellow
momentarily neutralized the race. Once things resumed, Blok tried
everything to take over the lead but ended up settling for 2nd place
podium position in the end.
Saturday for the 2nd race of the weekend Blok again starting 3rd
in class. A terrible start dropped Blok down to 9th position before
the end of the 3rd lap. He made his way up to 7th
place before the race was ended early due to a drunk spectator who
had somehow made his way onto the track.
race of the weekend on Sunday saw Blok starting 2nd.
A short battle early on allowed for some faster cars to sneak
through and get ahead. This left Blok in 4th closing down the
leaders and fighting for the lead for the rest of the race. A late
race caution came out, just after the overall leader in the Super
Production Class passed Blok. When the green flag flew, a one lap
shoot out to the end saw Blok end up losing 2 positions as 4th
went 3 wide across the finish line, with less than 0.1 seconds
separated all of three cars.
to the entire Apex V2R crew for an amazing car, we were fast all
weekend even in a track that did not really suit our car. With the
points battle for 3rd being so close, the finale at Circuit ICAR is
going to be intense!”
next race weekend is August 27 at Circuit ICAR, Mirabel, Quebec.