Richard Antinucci has claimed victory in the first of Sunday’s Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America double-header at Virginia International Raceway.
The Dream Racing Motorsport driver took his No. 27 Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo Evo to a 6.551-second win over the No. 6 O’Gara Motorsport/USRT entry of Jacob Eidson and Steven Aghakhani, which inherited the position after a post-race 0.6-second time penalty for the No. 1 Prestige Performance with Wayne Taylor Racing car driven by Kyle Marcelli and Danny Formal that was relegated to third.
Antinucci jumped into an early lead at the start from overall pole-sitter Loris Spinelli, who made contact with the No. 44 ANSA Motorsports entry of Sergio Jimenez while battling for second.
It resulted in a cut tire for the Brazilian and a drive-through penalty for Spinelli, which was served after a series of two full-course cautions.
A second yellow came out for the No. 23 Dream entry of Luke Berkeley, who also had a cut tire from contact and had stopped on track as well.
It set up a 22-minute shootout to the finish, including a quick sequence of mandatory pit stops and driver changes for two-driver squads.
Antinucci, who takes over the Pro class championship lead, claimed his second win out of three races so far this season.
Stevan McAleer, who is driving solo this weekend, finished fourth in the No. 16 Change Racing Lamborghini, with the No. 48 Kelly Moss Road & Race entry of Alec Udell completing the top-five.
Bryan Ortiz and Brandon Gdovic picked up Pro-Am class honors in their No. 46 Precision Performance Motorsports entry following the drive-through penalty for the No. 51 Taurino Racing entry of Spinelli.
The team’s sister entry of Giano Taurino, however, picked up Am class honors, with the LB Cup class win going to the No. 47 PPM pairing of Terry Olsen and Mark Kvamme, who got by the No. 4 MCR Lamborghini of Bart Collins on the final lap.
The second race of the day gets underway at 4:35 p.m. ET.
RESULTS: Race 1