Taylor Proto and Eduardo Piscopo have claimed a flag-to-flag win in Sunday’s Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America Race 2 at Road America, putting US Racetronics into victory lane in the sixth round of the championship.
Proto, who scored his first career pole on Saturday in the No. 50 Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo EVO, kept the car in a comfortable lead of over 15 seconds overall and in class until his mandatory pit stop and driver change.
That lead was reduced after pit stops from the No. 29 Change Racing entry of Corey Lewis and No. 1 Wayne Taylor Racing Lamborghini of Trent Hindman to only 2-3 seconds, but Piscopo steadily increased the margin in the final 12 minutes to earn the team’s second victory of the season.
“It was a textbook race weekend for us from qualifying to the fastest lap,” Piscopo said. “We managed the car really well. I was expecting some more fighting at the end, but I was able to pull a gap and manage the tires and the brakes.”
Proto and Piscopo move into a tie with Corey Lewis and Madison Snow for the lead in the Pro championship.
Brandon Gdovic and Shinya Sean Michimi, who won on Saturday, finished fourth in Race 2.
Pro-Am Cup was led in the first half by Steven McAleer in the No. 10 Wayne Taylor Racing entry, although a longer-than-usual stop due to a tire issue put Loris Spinelli into the lead and en route to class honors.
As a result, Spinelli and P1 co-driver JC Perez increased their championship lead to a 23-point margin.
“This is a class victory, but we had a strong car at the beginning of the weekend,” Perez said.
“Unfortunately, we had an issue yesterday that caused us to lose position and almost had a car take us out, so we had to use our back up car.
“So, I started in the back and I did the best I could, but we had some issues with the brakes that made it hard to drive the car.”
The No. 5 P1 Motorsports Lamborghini of Patrick Liddy and Ben Albano, in his series debut weekend, picked up the Am Cup win.
The duo won their class by 29 seconds over Round 5 winner Damon Ockey in the No. 09 US Racetronics entry but also finished 21 seconds behind the overall winner in fifth.
Ockey’s second-place finish, coupled with his pole for the race, moves him into the class championship lead.
Brett Meredith, meanwhile, picked up the win in LB Cup following an accident between Sheena Monk and Parris Mullins with 32 minutes remaining in the 50-minute race.
While Monk continued after the early incident, an additional spin with seven minutes remaining gave Meredith clear sailing to his third consecutive win.
RESULTS: Race 2