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Road America Lamborghini ST Weekend Notebook

John Dagys’ weekend notebook for Lamborghini Super Trofeo…

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***The Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America is set for a 19-car grid for this weekend’s pair of races, in the series’ second trip to Road America. DXDT Racing and Dream Racing have each fielded additional Lamborghinis for Rounds 5 and 6 of the championship, which had initially boosted the entry to 21 cars.

***Pirelli World Challenge team owner/driver Shea Holbrook makes her Super Trofeo debut in the No. 11 Prestige Performance Lamborghini alongside Pippa Mann, in a last-minute entry for the Am class, with Gerry Kraut and Philip Lombardi in Prestige’s No. 57 car, also competing in Am this weekend. 

***Holbrook was initially listed in an additional entry for DAC Motorsports, which had failed to materialize.

***The LB Cup class, meanwhile, swells to six entries for this weekend, thanks to the return of Jeff Burton to DXDT Racing and Dustin Farthing in the No. 39 Dream Lamborghini. 

***US RaceTronics has shuffled its driver pairings, following an accident and all-nighter to repair one of its Huracán LP 620-2 Super Trofeo. The No. 50 car of Taylor Proto crashed in Friday’s Practice 1 and along with Edoardo Piscopo, has been moved to the No. 88 car for the remainder of the weekend.

***The No. 50 car was repaired overnight at a local body shop and returned to action in qualifying on Saturday morning, with Mark Proto and Parris Mullins at the wheel. Having sustained heavy damage, it’s understood the chassis was initially in doubt for the weekend.

***An accident for Ross Chouest, also in the opening practice session, has brought an early end to the weekend for the the No. 3 DXDT Racing Lamborghini, resulting in a 19-car starting grid for the pair of 50-minute races.

***Trent Hindman will start this afternoon’s race from the pole, taking his No. 1 Prestige Lamborghini to a quick lap of 2:06.314 in the 15-minute Q1 session, some seven-tenths quicker than Richard Antinucci’s pole-winning lap for Race 2 in his No. 16 Change Racing entry. Hindman’s co-driver Riccardo Agostini will start second, followed by Ashley Freiberg in third. 

***Click Here for the results from Q1 and Click Here for the results and provisional grid for Race 2.

***Lamborghini is expected to reveal an update package for its Huracán LP 620-2 Super Trofeo, which will give the single-make car a dramatic new appearance. Details are expected to be announced in the coming weeks. “If you’ve seen the Super Trofeo car today, this car looks old!” Head of Lamborghini Motorsport Giorgio Sanna told Sportscar365. “There will be a lot of exciting news for next year in Super Trofeo.”

***It’s expected that existing Huracáns will continue to be eligible in all Super Trofeo series worldwide alongside the upgraded “Super Trofeo Plus” which will race in its own class beginning next year. “It’s a demonstration that even if the Super Trofeo has achieved big success worldwide, we at Lamborghini Squadra Corse continue to invest in motorsport and products and development,” Sanna said. “What we will see very soon is really unique.”

***Check out Andy Blackmore’s spotters guide for this weekend’s pair of races. Click Here to download the guide, which also includes cars competing in the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge and Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA series competing at Road America.

***Watch Round 5 live on IMSA.tv Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET, while Round 6 gets underway Sunday at 11:55 a.m.. Tape delayed coverage from the event will air on CBS Sports Network on Aug. 27 at 3 p.m. ET. 

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365 as well as the recently launched e-racing365 Web site for electric racing. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for FOXSports.com/SPEED Channel, and contributes to other publications worldwide. Contact John

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