As the Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America series moves to Road America Saturday and Sunday, things are anything but settled in at least three of the four racing classes that have 21 Lambos heading to Road America for Rounds 5 and 6 of this championship.
Four Categories Run In Super Trofeo
Four categories race in the Super Trofeo events: Pro, Pro-Am, Amateur (Am) and Lamborghini Cup, a class for those new to professional racing. This weekend’s competition marks the third stop in this year’s campaign. It is the midpoint in this six-race series.
With the way things are shaping up in the Pro class, the competition is wide open. Richard Antinucci, who had burned up the track earlier, winning the first three races in a row. Representing Lamborghini Carolinas, the driver of the No. 16 Change Racing watched his lead crumble after trouble struck in the second race at Watkins Glen, forcing him off the podium.
This opened things up for Prestige Performance and its drivers Riccardo Agostini and Trent Hindman, who won their first race of the season at the Glen. Though Antinucci had piled things up, his misfortune turned out to be a bonus for Agostini and Hindman, who closed to within four points of the leader’s total for the season so far. The duo hopes their momentum will continue at Wisconsin’s Road America facility and will carry the No. 1 entry, representing Lamborghini Paramus, to victory as the season continues.
The third-place driver in the Pro series, Ashley Freiberg, made history at the Glen as she became the first woman to stand on the podium of any of Lambo’s worldwide Super Trofeo series events. Freiberg, who pilots the No. 30 DAC Motorsport entry, representing Lamborghini Palm Beach, hopes to run strongly during this weekend’s racing. She is hoping to close the points gap with her competitors.
With a stranglehold on first place points in the Pro-Am standings, Edoardo Piscopo and Taylor Proto hope to extend their lead to this weekends events. The pair pilot the No. 50 U.S. RaceTronics entry, representing Lamborghini. They have finished no lower than second on the Pro-Am podium this year.
Driving Team Hopes To Gain On Leaders
Piloting the No. 46 DAC Motorsports entry, Brandon Gdovic, and Todd Snyder hope to gain a bit on Piscopo and Proto with a return to the podium. When the season began, the pair, representing Lamborghini Palm Beach, were successful in the opening rounds at the Circuit of the Americas.
Austin Versteeg who has been quick throughout the season is looking for his maiden overall victory in the Pro-Am. His driving ability has earned him a win in his category and a second-place overall in the bright red No. 7 DXDT Racing entry. He represents Lamborghini Dallas.
In the Amateur Division, there has been an epic battle going on through the first four rounds of the season. The No. 18 DAC Motorsports entry and the No. 17 US RaceTronics entry, both representing Lamborghini Palm Beach, are neck and neck in the battle for top spot in this division. The No. 18, piloted by Patrice Brisebois and Emmanuel Anassis, and the No. 17 have split the first two events, each winning two. Not far behind them is Yuki Harata, driving the No. 55 Dream Racing Motorsports entry, representing Lamborghini of Las Vegas. Though Harata is still looking for his first win of the season, he has still stood on the victory podium three times, so far.
Lambo Cup racing standings are nearly as close as the Am category. J.C. Perez, driving the No. 71 P1 Motorsports entry, representing Lamborghini Palm Beach, is still narrowly in the lead over
Ryan Hardwick, who scored two victories in the doubleheader at Watkins Glen. Hardwick pilots the No. 2 Dream Racing Motorsport entry, representing Lamborghini Atlanta. Paul Terry, the season-opener winner, is third in championship points. Driving the No. 62 DXDT Racing entry, representing Lamborghini Dallas, Terry hopes to return to the top spot on the podium with a win at Road America.
Super Trofeo racing at Road America will consist of two 50-minute sprint races over the course of the weekend. Race 1 starts Saturday at 2:30 p.m. CDT, while Race 2 kicks off at 10:55 a.m. Sunday. Some 21 cars will line up to challenge the 4.048-mile circuit.
The 21-car field will take to the 4.048-mile Road America circuit in two 50-minute sprint races over the course of the weekend. Race 1 will start at 2:30 p.m. (CT) Saturday, Aug. 5, with Race 2 at 10:55 a.m. (CT) Sunday, Aug. 6.
Broadcast And Livestream Channels Announced
The racing will air on the CBS Sports Network on Aug. 27 at 3 p.m. EDT. Lamborghini Super Trofeo races will be live-streamed on the following platforms: squadracorse.lamborghini.com, motortrendondemand.com and internationally on imsa.tv and radiolemans.com. Tape-delayed coverage of each event will air on CBS Sports Network in primetime. The coverage will feature live commentary on both the broadcast and live streams.
The North American series continues to attract increasing numbers of competitors and interest.
The Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo employs the V10 direct injection engine mounted on the road car, managed by a MoTeC control unit that delivers a maximum output of 620 horsepower. The frame is a hybrid carbon/aluminum construction with modified geometries to house an improved radiator up front, and better accommodate the racing gearbox at the rear, which also provides better aerodynamics.