Eversley takes 2015 Acura TLX-GT to Pole Position St. Petersburg Round 3 (Video)
Friday’s 20 minute qualifying round found relative newcomer Ryan Eversley of Atlanta Georgia taking the Pole Position for Saturday’s St. Petersburg Pirelli World Challenge G.T. class with a lap time of 1:22.434, beating out K-PAX Mclaren 650SGT3 by a nose. Although team owner and lead driver Peter Cunningham missed Friday’s practice, he later came onto the track to position the #43 car in a very respectable 14th position in a field of 43.
Peter shared with us in an earlier interview that the series only all-wheel -drive cars have an advantage in wet weather. As demonstrated in round one, race 2 at the Circuit of the Americas, Eversley on has first outing with the Acura Performance/RealTime Racing TLX-GT, took “Best standing start” race#1 and followed up on Sunday with a very respectable 5th place finish in GT.
Unfortunately Peter Cunningham took an untimely hit in the #43 car and was put out of contention in round #1.
At 31, Eversley brings to RealTime Racing an impressive Honda racing background and competitive spirit that should pair well with Peter Cunningham’s calm and decades-long experience, engineering and racing strategy know how. Cunningham is the winningest driver in Pirelli World Challenge. We look for RealTime Racing to do well this weekend on the road to dominating Pirelli G.T..
A bit about 2015 Acura TLX-GT. and Pirelli World Challenge
Sharing the factory dimensions and some frame, chassis and engine components with the 2015 Acura TLX, Honda Performance Development and RealTime Racing modify the factor specified TLX to Pirelli World Challenge specifications.
looking to the international field of players, not an easy task. Peter Cunningham shared with us that TLX GT does utilize the factory Acura 3.5 Liter V6 engine block and heads, twin turbocharger the engine to produce 500+ horsepower. while TLX-GT is not the most powerful car on the track, when driving in the wet ,TLX-GT takes the advantage through greater traction, control and driver-race strategy.
Update: As of this writing Ryan Eversley wins round 3 of Pirelli World Challenge, with Peter Cunningham placing 11th in a 43 car grid. Note: There's a little more than 1 second in fastest lap time separating the two drivers. You may catch a live streaming of Pirelli World Challenge here.
A bit about Ryan Eversley and RealTime Racing: