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Amici, Mitchell Capitalize on Pit Strategy to Win Race 1

Andrea Amici, Sandy Mitchell take victory in Lamborghini Super Trofeo at Road America…

Photo: Jamey Price/Lamborghini

Prestige Performance/Wayne Taylor Racing’s Andrea Amici and Sandy Mitchell took advantage of a timely full-course caution to grab the overall lead and win in Saturday’s Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America round at Road America.

Damon Ockey and Jacob Eidson (US RaceTronics) finished second overall and first in Pro-Am while McKay Snow from Change Racing rolled to his third class win of the season in Am and took third overall.

In LB Cup, motocross superstar Chad Reed and co-driver Justin Price were victorious for the first time in the No. 22 Dream Racing entry.

Pole-sitter Paolo Ruberti jumped to the lead at the start in the No. 27 Dream Racing Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo Evo and maintained the Pro advantage over Richy Antinucci in the No. 29 Change entry.

As the mandatory pit window opened, some cars further back in the field opted to make early stops and driver changes, including Amici’s No. 1 car, which was turned over to Mitchell.

It proved to be the move of the race when, shortly after, the left rear wheel on Ruberti’s race-leading car came loose before ending up in the Turn 9 tire barrier, which brought out the first caution with 27 minutes remaining.

Antinucci took the lead after Ruberti’s mishap, but the No. 29 car had to make its mandatory stop under green with 11 minutes to go, handing over to Corey Lewis.

The cycle of stops pushed Mitchell to the top with eight minutes to go.

The race ended under full-course caution when D. Bryce Miller’s No. 34 US RaceTronics Lamboerghini made contact with the Turn 8 barrier.

Lewis recovered to finish second in the Pro class, but it ended a three-race win streak for he and Antinucci.

Conor Daly and Brandon Gdovic rallied from starting last to finish third in the Pro class in the No. 46 PPM Lamborghini.

Ockey and Eidson followed a similar path to the Pro-Am victory in the No. 09 car.

Ockey started the race, pitted early and handed the driving chores to Eidson.

The first caution benefited the No. 09, with Eidson challenging Mitchell for the overall lead but accepting his fate as second overall and a comfortable first in Pro-Am.

William Hubbell and Eric Curran finished second in Pro-Am in the No. 69 Prestige/WTR Lamborghini.

Snow won the Am division and finished third overall in the No. 63 car. Like the other top finishers, Snow made his mandatory stop prior to the first caution.

Steven Aghakhani, winner of both Am races in the previous round at Watkins Glen International, finished second Saturday in the No. 6 US RaceTronics, Lamborghini.

Cameron Cassels was third in the No. 33 Prestige/WTR entry.

Reed, who made his Super Trofeo debut at Watkins Glen in Pro-Am, returned this weekend in LB Cup and teamed with Price in the No. 22 and it turned out to be a winning combination.

Second place in LB Cup went to the No. 88 GMG Racing entry driven by Jeffrey Cheng and Thomas Lovelady with Randy Sellari third in the the No. 3 Dream Racing entry.

The second Lamborghini Super Trofeo race off the weekend streams live at 11:45 a.m. EDT Sunday on or with IMSA Radio commentary. NBCSN will be broadcasting this round on Wednesday, July 10 at 6 p.m. EDT.


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