COTA Lamborghini ST Weekend Notebook

Photo: Jamey Price/Lamborghini

Photo: Jamey Price/Lamborghini

***Edoardo Piscopo will start Race 1 of the weekend on pole position, setting the fastest lap of the first qualifying session in his No. 50 Lamborghini Huracán LP 620-2 Super Trofeo for US RaceTronics. Part of a Pro-Am lineup with Taylor Proto, Piscopo grabbed the overall pole for the first race by 0.723 seconds over Richard Aninucci.

***Series veteran Antinucci was the quickest driver in the Pro category in both qualifying sessions and will start on pole in Race 2, turning a lap of 2:07.101 in his No. 16 Change Racing Lamborgini Huracán Super Trofeo entry, representing Lamborghini Carolinas.

***The No. 7 DXDT Racing entry of 18-year-old Austin Versteeg representing Lamborghini Dallas was fastest in Pro-Am for qualifying for Race 2 and was second in class for Race 1.

***Yuki Harata in the No. 55 Dream Racing Motorsport entry will start on the Am class pole for Race 1, edging Brian Thienes and Patrice Brisebois. The No. 18 DAC Motorsports entry of Emmanuel Anassis and Patrice Brisebois will start first for Race 2 after Anassis turned in the fourth fastest lap overall to lock down the pole position.

***Harata, in his race debut, scored a sweep of the weekend in the GT Cup class at VIR last weekend and is set for his Super Trofeo debut in the No. 55 Dream entry, in the Am class.

***The only change to the sporting regulations for this year is an increase in qualifying time, with two 15-minute sessions that puts the North American championship in line with its counterparts in Europe and Asia.

***Additional Super Trofeo entries are expected, according to Chris Ward, Senior Manager, Motorsport for Automobili Lamborghini America, who was at Virginia International Raceway for last weekend’s Pirelli World Challenge race and expressed interest from teams in that paddock.

***Check out Andy Blackmore’s Spotter Guide for this weekend’s season-opener. Click Here to download.

***A double qualifying session for both Races 1 and 2 will start at 8:00 a.m. CT Friday, May 5, followed by Race 1 at 5:30 p.m. Race 2 begins Saturday at 9:45 a.m. CT.

***Watch Round 1 live on IMSA.tv Friday at 6:20 p.m.. ET. Round 2 gets underway Saturday at 10:35 a.m. ET. Tape-delayed coverage will air on CBS Sports Network on Sunday afternoons. Check your local listings.

John Dagys contributed to this report.

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