The second race of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America championship was a battle down to the final turn for Madison Snow, who piloted the No. 29 Change Racing Lamborghini Carolinas entry to a weekend sweep at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
Drivers were welcomed by sunny skies and warmer temperatures Sunday morning as 17 of the new HuracánSuper Trofeo Evo’s took the green flag with Wayne Taylor Racing, Lamborghini Paramus’ Stevan McAleer leading the field to turn 1.
McAleer jumped out to an early lead with a clean start at the drop of the green flag on the backstretch. However, that lead would be short lived as he would lose the left rear wheel on lap two, retiring him from the race, handing the lead over to the No. 29 Change Racing, Lamborghini Carolinas of Corey Lewis.
Two laps later Wayne Taylor Racing, Lamborghini Paramus teammate Sheena Monk stopped on track, bringing out the first full course caution with 42 remaining in the race.
The green flag would wave again on lap 10 with Lewis leading the No. 50 US RaceTronics, Lamborghini Beverly Hills of Taylor Proto and the No. 79 P1 Motorsports, Lamborghini Atlanta of Jonathan Summerton.
Immediately following the restart, the mandatory pit window opened and several teams took the opportunity to hit pit road after only 11 completed laps and 30 minutes remaining in the event. The pit stop cycle would prove to be a major factor in the race with a lack of cautions to bunch the field.
A clean stop and driver change for the Change Racing crew put Madison Snow back on track in the lead on lap 18 with a one-second lead over the No. 71 P1 Motorsports, Lamborghini Broward of Loris Spinelli.
The battle for the lead closed to under a half-second with just five minutes remaining as Snow fought to hold off a hard charging Spinelli. The white flag flew on lap 32 and despite a valiant attempt to pass in the final turn by Spinelli, Snow would cross the finish line to secure the win.
“It’s an amazing feeling,” Snow said. “It’s been a while since I was back in Super Trofeo. Coming back in here and sweeping the weekend without a lot of pressure.
“After seeing Corey do it yesterday, it made me nervous going into this race because of how aggressive and competitive everyone was going to be.?
Brandon Gdovic drove the No. 46 PPM Lamborghini Palm Beach entry to a second-place finish in the class alongside teammate Shinya Sean Michimi, with the No. 79 P1 Motorsports entry for Lamborghini Atlanta of Karol Basz and Jonathan Summerton finishing in third.
Despite not taking the overall victory, Spinelli secured the PRO-AM class victory for the No. 71 P1 Motorsports, Lamborghini Broward and his co-driver JC Perez.
The No. 47 PPM, Lamborghini Palm Beach of Dylan Murcott and Patrick Liddy would finish second in the class.
Ryan Hardwick in the No. 2 Dream Racing Motorsport Lamborghini lead the way most of the day and had little trouble securing the AM class victory by eight seconds over Race 1 victor Damon Ockey in the No. 09 US RaceTronics, Lamborghini Calgary.
Brian Thienes and the No. 17 US RaceTronics, Lamborghini Beverly Hills secured the double podium for the US RaceTronics team as he finished third.
It was a bit of redemption for Hardwick who suffered a bit of bad luck in Saturday’s first race after he came close to winning the first race of the season.
The LB CUP race was led from green-to-checkered by the No. 88 US RaceTronics, Lamborghini La Jolla team of Parris Mullins and Mark Proto. Proto drove first and after the yellow flag incident by Monk, the team easily went on to the win the class.
RESULTS: Race 2