Blake Mount rallies 7th place finish at VIR

Blake Mount rallies 7th place finish at VIR

26.08.2019: Blake Mount finished an impressive 7th in the No. 7 MJ Holdings Performance Tech Motorsports Ligier JSP3 at VIRginia International Raceway as part of the IMSA Prototype Challenge Championship.


Blake Mount finished an impressive 7th in the No. 7 MJ Holdings Performance Tech Motorsports Ligier JSP3 at VIRginia International Raceway as part of the IMSA Prototype Challenge Championship.

 
 
 
Mount sported a new livery with the bright green and black colors of new sponsor MJ Holdings going into qualifying. The slick conditions presented many challenges all 23 Prototype Challenge entries and did not play in favor for the No. 7 MJ Holdings Performance Tech Motorsports Ligier JSP3.



Two red flags left time for only two laps to get a qualifying time, and Mount ended up starting the race from 20th despite showing great pace amongst the other 22 entrants.
 


Determined to put his proven pace to work, Mount started the race strong. Running on slicks proved to be tricky in the wet conditions and the majority of the field made the move over to wets. Mount was able to move from 20th to 6th place before pitting and handing the car over to teammate Max Hanratty.



The one-hour, 45-minute race ended up having a total of 16 laps under full course yellow conditions. Hanratty dealt with the traffic and conditions and finished in 7th place to add valuable points to their championship standings.
 


The next outing for Mount in the IMSA Prototype Challenge Championship will be at the Motul Petit Le Mans on October 12. The IMSA Prototype Challenge race from VIR will be televised on NBCSN on Monday, Sept. 2 at 6 p.m. ET
 




Blake Mount – Driver of the No. 7 MJ Holdings Performance Tech Liger JSP3


“Coming away from this weekend at VIRginia International Raceway, I am feeling very confident and happy with the strong points finish.


However, I feel that this weekend could’ve gone differently had qualifying not presented so many issues. Going into it, I knew that I had the pace to put the car top five, and in the short 15-minute qualifier pace, unfortunately, doesn’t always get represented.
 


With two red flags, rain, and only two timed laps, it was impertinent that I put down a good time. Unfortunately, a mistake on my part left us down in 20th for the start. It was tough to swallow, especially knowing the lap I had inside me would’ve put us in a stronger starting position. Possibly even in contention for a win.
 


With how qualifying went, I knew it was important that I made up for it in the race. It was a hectic start being on slicks in the wet, but I was able to settle into a groove and start pressing forward. The consistency paid off, and I was able to take the car from 20th to 6th before pitting for the driver change. My teammate Max Hanratty did an incredible job to keep the car clean through some pretty treacherous conditions, and I am incredibly proud of our finish of 7th place.
 


We have a great platform to work from for the season finale this October at Road Atlanta, and we both fully intend to put the car where it belongs.
 


Special thanks to all of my loved ones, to everyone at Performance Tech, and to everyone at Speed Group that has helped make this season not only an immense and fun learning experience but also incredibly successful.”
 
 



 

 - Speed Group - photo Blake Mount
 

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