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Road America Weekend Notebook

Sportscar365’s weekend notebook from Lamborghini Super Trofeo season-opening weekend…

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***Friday’s opening round of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America season saw Change Racing take wins in all four classes, the first time a team has achieved such a feat in the series’ eight-year history.

***Bryan Sellers and Randy Sellari both claimed their first career Super Trofeo wins in the caution-free 50-minute race that ended with a dramatic duel between Sellers and the No. 6 US RaceTronics Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo Evo of Jacob Eidson.

***Sellers revealed to Sportscar365 post-race that he was battling “huge” electrical issues that was resulting in his car shutting off at times during his stint. “The power steering kept shutting off and there was no power at times,” said Sellers.

***Corey Lewis had a last-minute switch of cars, with the reigning Pro series champion moving over to Change Racing’s No. 63 Lamborghini alongside McKay Snow. Lewis had initially been listed in Change’s No. 29 entry alongside Victor Gomez, who is now driving solo in the Am class.

***Two entries underwent class changes on Friday morning with the No. 6 US RaceTronics Lamborghini of Eidson and Steven Aghakhani moving from the Pro-Am class to Pro and the No. 24 entry of Leo Lamelas moving from Pro to Pro-Am.

***Sellers said it’s unlikely he will contest the full Super Trofeo season due to his IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship commitments with Paul Miller Racing, which is set to return beginning with the next round at Virginia International Raceway and the remainder of the Michelin Endurance Cup races. 

***Three of the four remaining Super Trofeo events currently conflict with races Paul Miller is planning to contest. “If they conflict on GTD weekends it’s just too much,” Sellers told Sportscar365. “Madison [Snow] could continue but it would be unfair on both ends for me to take this on and short-change Paul Miller Racing and vice-versa.”

***Lamborghini’s world-class hospitality structure, which arguably serves the best meals in the paddock, is not in service this weekend due to COVID-19. Sportscar365 understands that it is provisionally planned to return for the season finale at Sebring in November.

***This weekend’s opening rounds are being played out as part of the NASCAR Xfinity Series event at the four-mile Wisconsin circuit, in a first for the single-make series that was prompted by multiple rescheduled events due to COVID-19.

***Chis Ward, Lamborghini America’s senior motorsport manager, said he personally received letters from fans “expressing their disappointment” when Road America was initially not on the 2020 Super Trofeo calendar.

“The cars run really, really well here,” Ward told Sportscar365. “The sound of the screaming V10s on the straightaway and echoing around the trees is really quite something.”

***It is also the first time Super Trofeo has raced alongside the Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli, which Ward believes could offer some “real customer prospects and interest” for the future.

***Rumors in the IMSA paddock last weekend at Road America indicated that the currently scheduled event at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca on Oct. 30 – Nov. 1 could move to Barber Motorsports Park. 

***If it comes to fruition, it would ironically place the Alabama road course back on the Super Trofeo schedule after initially scheduled to kick off the season in April as part of the NTT IndyCar Series weekend.

***The second and final race of the weekend at Road America gets underway Saturday at 10:15 a.m. ET with live coverage on IMSA.tv with commentary from Brian Till and Jeremy Shaw.

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for FOXSports.com and SPEED Channel and has contributed to numerous other motorsports publications worldwide. Contact John

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