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Jamin, Porto Sweep Laguna Weekend After Chaotic Race 2

ANSA sweeps Laguna Seca weekend as Porto and Jamin extend championship lead…

Photo: Jamey Price/Lamborghini

Nico Jamin and Kiko Porto doubled up on the weekend for ANSA Motorsports with their Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America Race 2 victory at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca.

The pair survived a chaotic race riddled with stoppages and penalties to take their third win of the season.

Porto led the field to green for the 50-minute race, and immediately came under pressure from Patrick Liddy behind, who made the pass for the lead stick out of Turn 2 in his no. 72 Forte Racing entry just before the field fell under yellow for a crash at the start.

Liddy and Ernie Francis Jr. were both assessed penalties for jump starts.

While Francis Jr. quickly served his drive-through penalty, Liddy elected to stay out at the head of the field to maintain his lead over Jake Walker, with both drivers having yet to make their mandatory pit stops at the time the second yellow came.

While Liddy rejoined the field in second after this stop behind ANSA’s Jamin, the Forte driver was ultimately classified seventh in Pro after his 10-second post-race penalty was applied.

Walker inherited second place in his No. 77 Forty7 Motorsports Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo EVO2 with World Speed’s Scott Huffaker in third.

Bryson Morris finished fourth in the No. 30 ANSA Lamborghini he shared with Loris Cabirou, while Elias De La Torre completed the top-five.

Nate Stacy and Nick Pershing took the Pro-Am win for Wayne Taylor Racing with Andretti.

While Shehan Chandrasoma took the checkered flag in the class lead, he was handed a 30-second post-race penalty for blocking, handing the win to the WTRAndretti duo.

The Am class saw Al Morey take the win with co-driver Cole Kleck over WTRAndretti’s Glenn McGee and Anthony McIntosh.

The Alliance crew once again utilized clever pit strategy to improve their racing position, leaping to the class lead from their starting position of fourth.

Michael Staab took the top spot in LB Cup, making his way to the class lead after starting the race in third.

Race 2 was impacted by three yellows.

The No. 13 car of Ofir Levy collided with the rear of Cam Aliabadi’s No. 15 World Speed Lamborghini on the front-straight at the start, leaving both cars stranded and bringing out a caution before the end of the first lap.

Levy was subsequently handed a drive-through penalty for incident responsibility.

The No. 46 Precision Performance Motorsports Lamborghini of Tom Capizzi suffered front-end damage in the opening incident as well.

Luke Berkeley’s No. 64 MLT Motorsports Lamborghini spun in the braking zone for The Corkscrew midway through the pit sequence, leaving the car stranded in the gravel trap and and bringing out the second yellow.

While racing resumed with just over 15 minutes remaining, the field would take the checkered flag behind the safety car after the No. 7 ANSA Lamborghini of David Cardenas suffered a high-speed crash at Turn 6.


Jonathan Grace is the host of Sportscar365's Double Stint Podcast and a contributor to the web site's IMSA-sanctioned race coverage.

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