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GT Round Seven Live From Montreal 9pm Est on NAGPTV!

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The North American Grand Prix Thursday night GT series travels to Canada this evening for the seventh stop on the season XXXIII calendar at the great Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal.

Kevin Kirkbride took home his third win of the season last week at the Monza 250km boosting his championship hopes with the series entering the second half of the season. The Lamborghini's showed incredible pace at Monza as the Hurican's swept the top four starting positions in qualifying. Kirkbride started on the front row along side pole sitter Al Marimon. Marimon set the pace through the first stint leading every lap up until his pit stop on lap 22. Kirkbride, who fell behind Marimon's teammate in second place Brad Merys in the early stages of the race, opted to stay out on track an extra lap on a clear track. Kirkbride had a very quick in lap to go along with an incredibly quick pit stop to split the teammates as he exited the pits, rejoining just under a second behind the leader. Kirkbride's strategy allowed him to run close to Marimon and eventually get a run out of parabolica and pass Marimon on lap 31 going into turn one. Kirkbride was able to manage the gap to Marimon behind and went on to finish the race eight tenths ahead of second place. Brad Merys finished the night in third giving Gotta Go Bye! a great points boost in the team championship as well as a Lamborghini sweep of the podium.

After six rounds, Kevin Kirkbride leads the drivers championship with 108 points. Zack Hefner moves into second with 90 points after last weeks fourth place finish. Peter Szabo is third with 84 points.

In the team championship, Kevin Kirkbride and Zack Hefner of Podium Hunters lead the team championship with 198 points. RPM Extreme's Peter Szabo and Salem Montgomery Jr. are second with 157 points. Gotta Go Bye!'s Brad Merys and Al Marimon are third with 116 points.

Join Jake Feimster and Jack Ivy on NAGPTV this evening for complete coverage of round seven from Montreal. The action begins at 9pm eastern with qualifying followed immediately after by the 200km race.

With half the season officially in the books, what will the second half have in store for our championship contenders? Will Kevin Kirkbride and Podium Hunters continue their point scoring ways? Or can we expect a mid season push from the rest of the field? We'll begin to find out tonight at Montreal as the Wall of Champions awaits.

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