Corey Lewis and Richard Antinucci have claimed their second consecutive Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America win, after steering their Change Racing Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo EVO to victory in Friday’s opening round of the weekend at Watkins Glen International.
Pole-sitter Antinucci held his position through the first part of the 50-minute race after being challenged in the first few turns.
The Lamborghini Charlotte-backed entry remained in the lead through the round of pit stops, when Antinucci handed over to Lewis with 23 minutes to go.
A full course caution came out with 12 minutes to go when the No. 34 Lamborghini of D. Bryce Miller spun in the Esses, resulting in a five-minute shootout that saw three more laps completed.
Lewis took a 3.218-second victory over Andrea Amici and Sandy Mitchell in the No. 1 Prestige Performance/Wayne Taylor Racing Lamborghini, which finished second overall and in class.
The No. 46 Precision Performance Motorsports entry with Conor Daly and Brandon Gdovic was third.
The Pro-Am class had its own drama, with Jake Eidson suffering a drive-through penalty for jump-starting the race, which knocked the No. 09 US RaceTronics entry out of the class lead.
While Ryan Hardwick and Damon Ockey cycled through the class lead, it was ultimately the No. 53 Prestige Performance/Wayne Taylor Racing entry of Bruno Junqueira and Brad Baker that came out with their first class win of the season.
Junqueira took the lead from Ockey on the final restart, forcing he and Eidson to second, with Hardwick and Supercross star Chad Reed, in his Super Trofeo debut, completing the class podium in third.
Sixteen-year-old Steven Aghakhani claimed Am class honors in his series debut, following a race-long battle with McKay Snow.
While 21-year-old Snow, who won the opening two rounds of the season, jumped out into an early lead, Aghakhani emerged out front following the mid-race pit stop only to briefly lose it on the restart to the Change Racing driver.
Aghakhani took his No. 6 US RaceTronics entry to a narrow 0.704-second win, with the youngsters finishing fourth and fifth overall.
LB Cup honors, meanwhile, went to the No. 08 GMG Racing entry of Mel Johnson, who has remained undefeated this season in competition.
The second and final Super Trofeo race of the weekend is set for Saturday at 10:25 a.m. ET., with live coverage on IMSA.tv.
RESULTS: Race 1