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Bernoldi Wins Second Lamborghini ST Race at COTA

Enrique Bernoldi wins Friday Lamborghini ST race at COTA…

Photo: Jamey Price/Lamborghini

Photo: Jamey Price/Lamborghini

Enrique Bernoldi captured his first win of the season in Round 8 of Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo North America at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas.

Bernoldi claimed the victory under caution in the No. 1 Prestige Performance Huracán representing Lamborghini Paramus. Madison Snow finished second in the No. 14 BAD Lambo Racing entry representing Lamborghini La Jolla.

“I’m excited for my team,” Bernoldi said. “We had good potential during the season, but we had very bad misfortune and some mistakes outside the racetrack and also with myself. At the beginning of the race, I was trying to save my tires. And after the pit stop, I was able to pull a gap, and I was able to stretch.”

Corey Lewis rounded out the overall podium with a third-place finish in the No. 29 Change Racing entry representing Lamborghini Carolinas. He was also the first Pro-Am finisher.

Change Racing teammate Justin Marks finished fourth in the No. 99 Huracán representing Lamborghini Carolinas. Angel Benitez Jr. and Martin Fuentes rounded out the top five overall finishers in the No. 26 Avid MotorSports entry representing Lamborghini Miami. They were also the second place Pro-Am finishers.

Bernoldi started in third position behind Cedric Sbirrazzuoli and Edoardo Piscopo. At the drop of the green flag, Bernoldi and Piscopo split Sbirrazzuoli, with Bernoldi on the inside. He and Piscopo drag-raced through Turn 1 and 2, with Piscopo getting the slight edge. Bernoldi settled into second and started laying down consistent laps.

At the mandatory pit stop, Piscopo handed the No. 50 O’Gara Motorsport Huracán to Antinucci. Antinucci had a delay in leaving the pit box, causing them to lose valuable time and the lead they had built through the first 20 minutes. Bernoldi took advantage of the misfortune and claimed the lead.

Over the next 30 minutes, Bernoldi built a leading gap as large as 7.438 seconds. With five minutes to go in the 50-minute race, Bryan Hixon spun in the No. 23 Mitchum Motorsports Gallardo and made contact with the wall in Turn 3, bringing out a full-course yellow that ended the race.

Sbirrazzuoli and his co-driver, Lawrence DeGeorge, claimed their second podium of the weekend with a third-place Pro-Am finish in the No. 07 STR entry representing Lamborghini Dallas.

Ryan Ockey claimed his second Huracán Amateur finish of the weekend in the No. 89 O’Gara Motorsports entry representing Lamborghini Vancouver. He beat teammate and brother Damon Ockey, who finished second in the No. 09 Huracán LP 620-2 representing Lamborghini Calgary.

Father-and-son duo Jim and Josh Norman rounded out the Amateur podium with a third-place finish in the No. 71 BAD Lambo Racing entry representing Lamborghini Palm Beach.

In the Gallardo class, Dylan Murcott once again ran away with first place in the No. 84 Mitchum Motorsports entry. His teammate, Brandon Gdovic, finished second and was the top Gallardo Amateur finisher.

Peter Argetsinger and Josh Hurley finished third on the overall Gallardo podium in the No. 76 Musante-Courtney Racing entry representing Lamborghini Miami.

Todd Snyder was the second-place Gallardo Amateur finisher in the No. 42 Mitchum Motorsports entry, and Joe Chan and Paul Taylor earned their second podium of the weekend with a third-place finish in the No. 22 Paragon Competition Gallardo representing Lamborghini Toronto

The two rounds at Circuit of the Americas were a prelude to two races for Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Europe Sept. 18-20 at Nürburgring Grand Prix Circuit in Germany.

A 60-minute show with highlights from both rounds will be televised from 9-10 p.m. (ET) Wednesday, Oct. 7 on CBS Sports Network.

RESULTS: Round 8 (Provisional) 

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