***Trent Hindman will start from the pole in Saturday’s Round 1, after taking his No. 10 Prestige Performance Huracán LP 620-2 Super Trofeo to the top spot in qualifying, which was affected by a red flag. Madison Snow grabbed the pole for Sunday’s Race 2 in his No. 48 DXDT Racing entry. Qualifying Results: Round 1 and Round 2.
***Snow’s 1:23.885 lap time set in Super Trofeo qualifying was some 1.675 seconds quicker than the best time set by the GT Daytona class pace-setting car from Friday’s opening IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship practice.
***A handful of changes have been made since the initial release of the entry list earlier this week. Alessandro Bressan has been confirmed in the No. 28 Dream Racing Motorsports entry in the Pro class, while Aaron Provoledo has been added to the No. 77 HP Tech Motorsport Lamborghini alongside Joe Courtney, which has resulted in a move up to the Pro/Am class.
***Both the No. 3 DXDT Racing car of Ross Chouest and Shawn Lawless’ No. 27 Dream Racing Motorsports entry have moved to the Lamborghini Cup class, joining the previously confirmed No. 11 eXclaim Racing entry of Will James in the new-for-2016 class.
***This year’s grid sees largely new teams, with DXDT Racing, eXclaim Racing, Dream Racing Motorsports, DAC Motorsports, TRG-Lamborghini, HP Tech Motorsport and US Racetronics all making their series debut this weekend. The US Racetronics squad, owned by Shane Seneviratne, is made up largely of ex-O’Gara Motorsport personnel.
***There are a handful of rules changes for 2016, including a mandate that the qualifying driver must start each race. The aforementioned LB Cup class makes its debut while the series now features all Huracán machinery, following the phase-out of the previous-generation Gallardo Super Trofeo cars.
***It’s a busy weekend for Change Racing, which is fielding three Huracán LP 620-2 Super Trofeos in addition to its two-car Huracán GT3 operation. It equals the team’s five-car effort in the inaugural Super Trofeo North America race at Lime Rock in 2013. Change Racing is the only team to have taken part in every series race since its inception.
***Corey Lewis will be pulling triple-duty this weekend, driving in both Super Trofeo and WeatherTech Championship races with Change Racing, as well as the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge round in a Strategic Wealth Racing Porsche Cayman in ST.
***Other double-duty drivers include James Davison (WeatherTech Championship, both with TRG) and Trent Hindman (Continental Tire Challenge, with Bodymotion).
***Change Racing team principal Robby Benton told Sportscar365 that Lewis is not confirmed for the entire Super Trofeo season. “The biggest reason we put him in here is for the extra laps,” Benton said. “He already ran two practice sessions and qualifying under his belt before he got in the GTD car.”
***GMG Racing’s No. 23 Lamborghini was only delivered to the team’s shop in Santa Ana, Ca. on Wednesday, which saw a quick turnaround to prep and get the car to the track in time for practice on Thursday. Open-wheel ace Stefan Wilson makes his sports car racing debut this weekend alongside David Seabrooke in the brand-new car.
***Team owner James Sofronas, who is driving the GMG’s sister No. 14 entry, told Sportscar365 that Wilson could take part in the remainder of the season, schedule-permitting. While committed to a two-car full-season program, Sofronas said he’s looking to rent out the No. 14 car to customers.
***TRG’s No. 66 Lamborghini is also confirmed for the full season but the driver lineup has not been confirmed beyond Monterey. Team owner Kevin Buckler told Sportscar365 they are hopeful of debuting a second entry beginning in the next round at Watkins Glen.
***Andy Blackmore has expanded his IMSA Spotter Guide portfolio to include Super Trofeo this year. Click Here to download the guide, featuring all 20 cars for this weekend’s pair of 50-minute races.
***Motor Trend on Demand and IMSA.tv will carry live streaming coverage of the series this year. Watch Race 1 Saturday at 1 p.m. ET, with Race 2 getting underway on Sunday at 11:30 a.m. ET. Tape-delayed coverage of each event will air on CBS Sports Network on Sunday afternoons. Check your local listings.