V8SCOPS: Rough Run at Canada
The V8 SCOPS Premier Series kicked off for 2020 at the traditional opener, Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve. In split 1, Sam Blacklock led the way in the #215 Mustang, shooting out of his grid box and slicing his way through the field in the opening laps, performing a great pass at the hairpin for 5th place before a hit on the rear entering the final chicane pushed him off line, and flying Tony Hawk style into the car that had hit him and into the wall of champions. There was significant damage for Sam, however he was thankfully able to continue but it would have a big impact for the remaining 55 laps. Sam continued to have a very strong drive despite the damage and was running in P10 entering the final lap, before again being rear-ended. Unfortunately Sam could only cross the line in 18th place, and despite a great drive, was a case of what could have been.
Zachary Hanlin would also join Sam in the top split however would have a difficult race, also being caught out in other people's incidents and unfortunately making a few of his own. He would cross the line in a lowly 32nd place, and plenty of work to go on. Beau Albert was running in Split 2, and was perhaps a little bit too optimistic into Turn 1 and despite being involved in an incident early, however an incident further in front and a blocked track gave Beau and early finish.
Bring on the next round we say - where we expect to go better.