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Open Wheel Round Seven From The Nordschleife Live 9pm Est on NAGPTV!

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The North American Grand Prix Monday night open wheel series has arrived in Germany for its most challenging test of the season in the 1967 Ferrari 312; the seventh round of the championship from the legendary Nordschleife circuit gets underway this evening at 9pm eastern.

John Houston took home his first win since season XXXI at Brands Hatch last week with a stunning upset at Silverstone 1967. Houston, who qualified in 8th, was benefited by an incident on lap two which saw the top three qualifiers get tangled up and dropped to the back of the field. Coupled by a great pit strategy which saw him pit later than nearly everyone else on track, Houston positioned himself perfectly to take over the lead on lap 35 allowing him to motor across the finish line and into victory lane. The action on track was incredible for this race, gaps were very close and position changes were occurring frequently. The big change for position was for second late in the race, as championship leader Kevin Kirkbride, who had led for most of the first stint, was pushing to catch back up to Houston in the lead. This led to a mistake by Kirkbride at Club that Philippe Simard, in third, was unable to avoid. The two had contact which resulted in damage to Kirkbride's suspension taking him out of podium contention and ultimately finishing in a disappointing 10th. Allen Jacobs, who was not far behind the battle for second, managed to get around the Simard and Kirkbride incident to finish a season best second. Simard, who was mired back in 21st after the incident on lap two, amazingly worked his way back through the field to take the last step on the podium.

With six rounds officially in the books, it is Kevin Kirkbride who remains in the lead of the drivers championship with 111 points. Philippe Simard moves into second after last weeks result with 98 points. Zack Hefner slips to third with 93 points.

In the team championship, Kevin Kirkbride and Zack Hefner of Podium Hunters maintain a substantial lead in the standings with 204 points. Philippe Simard and Ian Jolicoeur of The French Connection are second with 166 points. Eiran Parsons and John Houston of TBROKDAMBAM move up to third with 120 points.

NAGPTV is your home for complete coverage of round seven at the Nordschleife. The broadcast begins at 9pm eastern with 25 minutes of qualifying followed by the 200km race.

The key to tonight's race around the "Green Hell" will be survival. Those who can minimize mistakes should finish well and potentially make up ground on the leaders to start the second half of the season.

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