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GT Round Four From Imola Live 9pm Est on NAGPTV!

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The North American Grand Prix Thursday night GT series travels to Italy this evening for round four of the championship at Imola.

Kevin Kirkbride notched his second win of the season last week at Oulton Park moving him into sole possession of first place in the drivers championship. Kirkbride began the night by squeaking out pole position ahead of his teammate Zack Hefner by eight hundredths of a second for a Lamborghini front row. Kirkbride's pole setting time of 1:23.605 was a new track record at Oulton Park.

Both Kirkbride and Hefner set the tone for the race as the two ran one-two for much of the duration while a flurry of great nose-to-tail racing was going on behind them. A mistake on lap forty-four by Hefner resulted in him dropping two positions and falling out of podium contention. John Ludden in the Porsche took over the second position finishing three seconds behind Kirkbride. Meanwhile, Matt Leeman in the Mercedes scored his first career NAGP podium finishing third, ten seconds behind the winner. Kirkbride scored maximum points for the round after setting pole, winning and leading all forty-seven laps of the race. This is the second time Kirkbride has accomplished this feat in three races.

After three rounds of the championship, Kevin Kirkbride leads with sixty-six points. Peter Szabo is second with forty-eight points and Salem Montgomery Jr. is third with forty-five points.

In the team championship, Podium Hunters Kevin Kirkbride and Zack Hefner lead in the Lamborghini Huracan with 107 points. RPM Extreme's Peter Szabo and Salem Mongtomery Jr. in the McLaren are second with ninety-three points. Purple Helmets drivers Jesse Olsen and Shawn Ricker are third in the Audi with fifty-one points.

NAGPTV Thursday night broadcasters Jake Feimster and Jack Ivy bring you the call tonight from Imola starting at 9pm eastern. The racing begins with twenty-five minutes of open qualifying followed immediately after by the 200km race.

With the front runners straddled with success ballast heading into tonight's race, it's a great opportunity for some teams who have gotten off to a slow start and make some gains in the championship standings. We'll see who can step up to the challenge this evening.

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