The BAD Lambo Racing team has expanded to two cars for the remainder of the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo North America season, starting with this weekend’s triple-header round at Virginia International Raceway.
Madison Snow will drive the team’s No. 14 Lamborghini Huracán LP 620-2, acquired from O’Gara Motorsport, which provides Snow a ride for the rest of the IMSA season.
His TUDOR Championship entry, the No. 58 Wright Motorsports Porsche 911 GT America, has been withdrawn for the rest of the year.
The new opportunity presented itself for Snow to come under the BAD Lambo banner, run by Park Place Motorsports.
“It goes back to some unsatisfactory results they’d had in the TUDOR paddock, which led to the 58 car deciding not to participate in the remainder of the year,” Park Place team manager/driver Patrick Lindsey told Sportscar365.
“It left Madison with an opportunity to do something else, running in an up-and-coming series like Lamborghini Super Trofeo. We found a car we could run, and things came together albeit very last minute for Virginia.”
Snow, only 19, adds the Huracán Super Trofeo to the Porsche and Audi R8 LMS he’s also driven this year. He’s impressed on debut, and will start second for the first of three races this weekend.
“The reason I’m hopping in is to see what’s out there,” Snow told Sportscar365. “It’s nice to know where you should be and where everyone else is.
“This car is definitely easier to drive than the Porsche; the Porsche takes curbs better. It’s a slightly different driving style. But this is so much fun to hop into.”
Lindsey hailed Snow’s performance this weekend, as Snow hadn’t even driven the car prior to VIR.
“He’s running incredibly strong,” Lindsey said. “We’re very pleasantly surprised, qualifying outside front row first race is incredible. There’s no other way to describe that kind of result.”
It also provides the team’s second car of Dr. Jim Norman and son Josh Norman, the No. 71 Lamborghini Huracán LP 620-2, a positive second data point for feedback.
“It’s a great opportunity for us for a couple of reasons,” Jim Norman told Sportscar365. “Having a second car we can try setup changes and compare data.
“Obviously bringing someone in who’s as fast as Madison is, is an advantage as well.
“For a third reason, it’s awesome that Madison can work with Josh and the opportunity for the two of them to push each other.
“Madison has a bit more experience but he can be a bit of a mentor for Josh. We’ll keep Madison on his toes and have him at front of the pack where he needs to be.”