***The first trip to Barber Motorsports Park for the Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America series has been well received by teams and competitors. The undulating natural terrain road course has proved to be a popular destination, and has resulted in close competition in all four classes through qualifying.
***Eighteen cars are on the entry list, all of which are expected to be full season entrants. Additional entries are expected for the next round at Watkins Glen.
***Among the drivers making their series debuts this weekend are reigning IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar DPi champion Eric Curran and NTT IndyCar Series driver Conor Daly, plus newly named Lamborghini factory driver Dennis Lind.
***Daly and his co-driver Brandon Gdovic overcame a shock failure that limited their running during testing on Thursday to qualifying fifth overall for Race 1 Saturday afternoon.
***Also in the field this weekend is Andrea Amici, who is looking to add at North American championship to his collection. Amici is a past Super Trofeo Europe and Super Trofeo Asia champion, and is aiming to become the first driver to win all three continental championships.
***Precision Performance Motorsports team owner returned to his roots last weekend, competing in a stock car race at Langley Speedway in Hampton, Virginia.
***Eric Curran has coached his co-driver William Hubbell quite a bit in recent years in various series, including in historic races in which Hubbell has driven one of Curran’s former Grand-Am Daytona Prototype chassis.
***Hubbell’s co-driver for the races that Curran will not participate in has not been confirmed, but Alex Popow has emerged as one possible option. Popow and Hubbell raced together in select Lamborghini Super Trofeo races last season.
***Despite ominous weather forecasts in the buildup to the race weekend, rain has not been a major storyline throughout the weekend so far. A chance of rain persists on both Saturday and Sunday, but the most recent prognostications indicate both races should be run in dry conditions.
***Each of the first two rounds of of the series can be streamed live on IMSA.tv and Lamborghini’s Squadra Corse website starting with Race 1 on Saturday at 2:50 p.m. EDT, followed by Race 2 on Sunday at 1:55 p.m. EDT. The races can also be seen on NBCSN on Friday, April 19 at 1 p.m. EDT.