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Lewis, Antinucci Crowned Super Trofeo NA Champions

Corey Lewis, Richard Antinucci claim Super Trofeo North America championship at Jerez…

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Corey Lewis and Richard Antinucci were crowned Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America champions with a third-place finish in Friday afternoon’s season finale at Jerez.

The pair survived a close title battle with principal rival Brandon Gdovic, who finished one position ahead in second but not far enough ahead as to claim the title himself.

Lewis and Antinucci, driving for Change Racing, finish the season two points clear of Precision Performance Motorsport’s Gdovic, who shared his car for most of the year with Conor Daly.

Victory in the final round of the season went to Paolo Ruberti and Cedric Sbirrazzuoli, who put on a dominant performance to hold onto the lead for the full 50-minute race at the southern Spanish circuit.

Gdovic attempted to close the gap to Ruberti in the final few laps but was unable to find sufficient pace, instead crossing the line four seconds behind, with Antinucci a further 2.2 seconds down.

If either Gdovic had managed to take the lead, or Antinucci lost a position to Andrea Amici, the two-position gap would have been enough to hand the title to the PPM driver.

Sandy Mitchell had been set to start from pole but an engine problem as he exited the pits on the way to the grid dropped his Presitge Performance car down the order.

The Scottish driver, who won Race 1 alongside teammate Amici earlier in the day, therefore had to start from the back of the field, promoting Sbirrazzuoli to pole.

Mitchell soon made progress up through the field, moving up to sixth in the first ten minutes, while Amici eventually finished fourth. 

Jacob Eidson and Damon Ockey continued their sweep of the Pro-Am class from fifth overall after already being crowned class champions last time out at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca.

While Steven Aghakhani took the Am class victory to sweep the event with a maximum of 32 points, McKay Snow did well enough to claim the championship.

Snow finished one point clear of Aghakhani in the final standings, picking up fourth-place points in Race 2 despite retiring.

The LB Cup win went the way of Thomas Lovelady and champion Mel Johnson despite a brief off-track excursion into the gravel trap for the latter.

While the Super Trofeo North America season is now complete, teams will join their European and Asian counterparts on Saturday and Sunday for the World Final races.

RESULTS: Race 2

Jake Kilshaw is a UK-based journalist who is Sportscar365's European Editor and also Managing Editor for e-racing365. He is a student of Politics and International Relations. Contact Jake

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