O’Gara Motorsport has won the first of three races at the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo North America weekend at Virginia International Raceway, with Richard Antinucci and Edoardo Piscopo completing a dominant drive in the 50-minute race held Saturday morning.
Outside of the pit stop sequence when Piscopo handed over the No. 50 Lamborghini Huracán LP 620-2 to Antinucci, the two were untroubled throughout the race en route to victory.
The race ended under full course caution after a heavy accident by Madison Snow, making his first start of the season in the second BAD Lambo Racing Lamborghini Huracán LP 620-2.
Snow had qualified second, yet was sent to the rear for being late to the grid. He had recovered to an overall top five position before his accident at Turn 15, when he crashed driver’s left after going wheels off driver’s right and overcorrecting.
The win is Antinucci’s second of the season, after also winning Round 1 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, and Piscopo’s first in his second start of the season.
Corey Lewis finished second overall in the No. 29 Change Racing Lamborghini Huracán LP 620-2, and the young American recorded his second straight win in the Huracán Pro-Am division.
It came after starting at the rear of the field, as his times were disallowed after his car failed post-qualifying technical inspection.
Completing the strong day for O’Gara Motorsport were the Ockey brothers, with Damon Ockey finishing third overall in the No. 09 Huracán and Ryan Ockey finishing fourth in the No. 89 Huracán. Those two also finished one-two in the Huracán Amateur division.
Kevin Conway and Enrique Bernoldi completed the overall top five in the No. 1 Prestige Performance Lamborghini Huracán LP 620-2.
Jake Rattenbury, in his first start of the season, was the top finishing Gallardo driver in sixth overall, to give Change Racing its second win of the day in the No. 24 Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4.
Brandon Gdovic was also a winner, as top driver in the Gallardo Amateur division in the No. 46 Mitchum Motorsports Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4. Gdovic finished 11th overall.
The second race of the day, scheduled for 6:40 p.m. ET, is actually the Round 4 makeup race from Watkins Glen International. The opening race today was considered Round 5, having been originally scheduled as Round 5 prior to the rainout at Watkins Glen.