***Richard Antinucci scored the pole position ahead of Round 7 of the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo North America season, to be held this evening from Circuit of the Americas, in the No. 50 O’Gara Motorsport Lamborghini Huracán LP 620-2 he shares with Edoardo Piscopo. The provisional grids for Round 7 and Friday’s Round 8 (set by second session within qualifying) are linked here.
***O’Gara Motorsport team manager Shane Seneviratne told Sportscar365 the team is targeting a similar program in the series for 2016, with a four-car lineup. Antinucci and Piscopo, team principal Tom O’Gara and Brian Wong, and brothers Damon and Ryan Ockey are split across the team’s four cars this season.
***John DiFiore’s No. 10 Lamborghini Huracán LP 620-2 from Prestige Performance was repaired following an accident at Virginia International Raceway, however, DiFiore has opted not to drive this weekend.
***DiFiore’s absence means Enrique Bernoldi and Kevin Conway, who ordinarily drive together in the team’s No. 1 Lamborghini Huracán LP 620-2, are split between the team’s two full-season cars. Bernoldi will stay in the No. 1 car while Conway is in the No. 10 car. A third car, the No. 11 Lamborghini Huracán LP 620-2 for series debutante William James, has been added this weekend.
***Madison Snow’s No. 14 BAD Lambo Racing entry has a new livery, adorned in the black, red and white similar to the No. 71 BAD Lambo Racing car, under the Park Place Motorsports awning.
***The father-and-son team of Josh and Jim Norman are fighting through a bent frame on their No. 71 car this weekend, which has affected the car’s driveability. Heading into today’s race, the team’s plan is just to survive the weekend.
***James Sofronas makes his first start of the season in the No. 88 GMG Racing Lamborghini Huracán LP 620-2, and first in the championship since 2013, this weekend.
***The Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Europe races this weekend at the Nürburgring, which marks the first time both Super Trofeo Europe and Super Trofeo North America are racing on the same weekend, albeit at different venues. Both will be at the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo World Final at Sebring in November later this year.
***Watch both races streamed live at squadracorse.lamborghini.com/en/live-usa. Highlights from both rounds will be televised from 9-10 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Oct. 7, on CBS Sports Network.
John Dagys contributed to this report