Jacob Eidson and Steven Aghakhani picked up the win for O’Gara Motorsport/USRT in Race 2 of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America weekend at Watkins Glen International.
Loris Spinelli controlled the opening half of the race from pole position before turning his Pro-Am class No. 51 Taurino Racing entry over to Claude Senhoreti during the mandatory pit stop.
Driving solo, Race 1 winner Richard Antinucci pitted early in the window from second place and emerged ahead of Senhoreti following the sequence of pit stops, however he was adjudged to have manipulated the pit speed and was handed a drive-through penalty for the infraction.
That promoted Aghakhani to the overall lead which he held the rest of the way despite several challenges by both Alec Udell and Dario Capitanio.
Capitanio, who scored the Pro-Am class win with a second overall finish for Dream Racing Motorsport, got one last chance at Aghakhani when the leaders took the white flag with a single second left on the clock in the 50-minute race but could not make the move for the overall lead.
Udell completed the overall podium in third for Kelly-Moss Road & Race, followed by the Change Racing pairing of Stevan McAleer and Jeroen Mul in fourth and Nelson Piquet Jr. in fifth for ANSA Motorsports.
Victor Gomez was second in Pro-Am and seventh overall for Change Racing while Senhoretti and Spinelli were third in class in the overall polesitting car.
Am and LB Cup honors went to Luke Berkeley of Dream Racing Motorsport and the Precision Performance Motorsports duo of Mark Kvamme and Terry Olson, respectively.
It was a difficult outing for Race 1 winner Antinucci who sustained a second drive through penalty for avoidable contact while trying to recover from the first. He ultimately finished ninth in class and 11th overall.
Also suffering a setback was Max Weering who had his MCR Racing car stop on track in the final lap while running in the top five.
RESULTS: Race 2