After an exciting opening two rounds in May at Laguna Seca, the championship race in the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo North America Series is heating up as the series heads to Watkins Glen International this weekend for Rounds 3 and 4.
A total of 17 cars are entered for the event, which is being held as part of the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen weekend.
ENTRY LIST: Watkins Glen
Prestige Performance driver Shinya Michimi will be back in the No. 1 Pro entry. Michimi is tied for first in the points standings with 2015 Pro-Am driver champion Corey Lewis, after a second- and first-place finish in Rounds 1 and 2, respectively.
Also in the Pro division will be Anthony Massari and Emmanuel Annassis in the No. 26 DAC Motorsports Huracán.
The top six drivers in the Pro-Am division are all within nine points of each other. Topping the list are co-driving duo Craig Duerson and Trent Hindman in the No. 10 Prestige Performance Huracán. The duo earned two Pro-Am podiums in May at Laguna Seca, including a win and a third-place overall finish.
Brandon Gdovic also is near the top of the Pro-Am points list with two top-five finishes in the first two rounds.
The Pro-Am division will get a shake-up with the addition of Cedric Sbirrazzuoli and Lawrence DeGeorge in the No. 07 Dream Racing Motorsports entry.
The duo debuted in Super Trofeo last year and have raced in the first half of the season in the Lamborghini Huracán GT3 in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.
2015 Super Trofeo Europe Champion Patrick Kujala will make his North American debut with Brian Thienes in the No. 17 US RaceTronics Huracán. Richard Antinucci filled in for Kujala during the opening two rounds of action.
The Amateur division, led by Super Trofeo North American veteran Damon Ockey, also features a tight race. Ockey leads series rookie Luis Rodriguez Jr. by four points. Rob Hodes is in third place, just seven points back.
After two races, Ross Chouest leads the newly introduced Lamborghini Cup division with a perfect 30 points. He won both Rounds 1 and 2 at Laguna Seca.
There will be two 50-minute sprint races at Watkins Glen. Race 1 will start at 5:55 p.m. (ET) Friday, July 1, with Race 2 at 5:35 p.m. Saturday, July 2. Two practices will take place Thursday, June 30, with qualifying at 10:35 a.m. Friday morning.
Racing in the series is divided into separate podiums, recognizing the breadth of talent in the Super Trofeo field.
After each race, there is a podium for the top three finishers overall and the Pro-Am, Amateur and Lamborghini Cup divisions. The championship provides exciting action for professional and aspiring professional drivers alike.