Adam Blocker continued his nearly perfect run on road courses in 2018, losing the lead only during pit cycles and lapping two-thirds of the field on his way to an easy win in the No Name Racing Grand Prix of Montreal.
The win marked the eighth of the year for Blocker, who has won all but one road course event in the Lionheart IndyCar Series presented by First Medical Equipment this season.
“It was clean sailing after the first lap,” Blocker said. “Connor (Harrington) decided he wanted to win in turn one and sent it off, it scared (Andrew) Kinsella and I pretty bad. Other than that, Andrew did a nice job keeping up for a few laps but then we were able to pull away.”
Teammate Andrew Kinsella led the other four laps, keeping pace in the championship hunt as he finished a career-best second on a road course. The Canadian trails Blocker by 38 points.
“That was the best road course race I’ve ever had in Lionheart,” Kinsella said. “I saw Connor go full send into turn one, but was able to avoid him and just settled in. I was waiting for Dan (Geren) to start reeling me in, but it never really happened.”
Dan Geren kept up the strong showing for championship contenders, finishing third after starting fifth.
“That was not an easy race,” Geren said. “I told my teammates I made a mistake on every lap, I just was never comfortable. I did what I could and just held on.”
James Krahula finished fourth, while rookie Connor Harrington rallied from a turn two spin on the opening lap to finish fifth.
With four races remaining, Blocker, Kinsella and Geren remain the title favorites, with Michael Goodman and Brian Yaczik still alive but needing to not only win races, but have their rivals to falter in multiple races if either wishes to be crowned champion.
The Lionheart IndyCar Series presented by First Medical Equipment is set for one of its biggest events, and a driver favorite. The Fourth Annual Big Joe Show GSRC Spectacular rolls into the Kansas Speedway this week.
A daytime race, early practice results show the field should be packed together, providing one of the more intense races in series history. Multi-time series winner and fan favorite Big Joe Hassert started the tradition of four years ago, with the idea to have a race that changed circuits each year, but provided for a thrilling show.
The Big Joe Show GSRC Spectacular can be seen live on the iRacing eSports Network at 10:35 p.m. EST on Wednesday, November 14.