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ANSA’s Porto, Jamin Victorious in Race 1 at Sebring

ANSA Motorsports takes first win of Super Trofeo North America season at Sebring…

Photo: Jamey Price/Lamborghini

Kiko Porto and Nico Jamin took the first win of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America season at Sebring International Raceway for ANSA Motorsports in Thursday’s race.

Porto’s advantage emerged after the mandatory mid-race pit stops, when the pole-sitting No. 14 Flying Lizard Motorsports Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo EVO2 of Andy Lee and Slade Stewart lost ground during their stop.

Porto managed to fend off ANSA teammate Loris Cabirou to claim the Race 1 win, although the No. 30 Lamborghini would ultimately finish third after being handed a 10-second penalty for a false start at the beginning of the race and later moved to the back of the field for a ride-height infraction.

This cycled the No. 88 TR3 Racing Lamborghini of Giano Taurino and Ernie Francis Jr. up to second place.

Wayne Taylor Racing with Andretti’s Ryan Norman and Danny Formal and the No. 77 Forty7 Motorsports Lamborghini of Jake Walker rounded out the top-five.

The No. 8 WTRAndretti entry of Nick Persing and Nate Stacy took the win in Pro-Am after Stewart dropped back to fifth in class in the second half.

Forte Racing claimed Am class honors with the solo-driven No. 27 Lamborghini of Ken Dobson taking the checkered flag with a comfortable lead.

LB Cup honors went the way of Mark Brummond. The Auto Technic Racing driver maintained the lead despite being handed a 2.571-second time penalty for a short pitstop.

Andy Lee led the record 37-car field to green in his No. 14 “Sparklfarts” Flying Lizard Lamborghini, but the field quickly fell under caution for multiple first lap incidents.

Graham Doyle’s No. 10 WTRAndretti Lamborghini hit into the Turn 3 tire barriers, while the No. 13 Forte Racing entry of Ofir Levy and the No 48 Precision Performance Motorsports of Michael Saab separately retired behind the wall.

A number of other cars went off track but rejoined without major incident.

Shortly after drivers completed their mandatory stops, a battle for the Pro-Am podium resulted in the No. 66 Forty7 Motorsports entry of Joel Miller suffering a puncture as a result of contact from Luke Berkeley aboard the No. 64 MLT Motorsports entry.

Miller and Berkeley would ultimately finish ninth and tenth in class, respectively, with the MLT driver being handed a drive-through penalty for incident responsibility.

Race 2 goes green Friday at 6:05 p.m. EDT with live coverage on Peacock and


Jonathan Grace is the host of Sportscar365's Double Stint Podcast and a contributor to the web site's IMSA-sanctioned race coverage.

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