Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo North America brought the excitement of the raging bull to a double-header day of racing at Virginia International Raceway with two races and two very different outcomes.
In Round 5, Richard Antinucci and Edoardo Piscopo took the record grid of 23 Lamborghinis to task, capturing their first win as co-drivers in the No. 50 O’Gara Motorsport Huracán LP 620-2 Super Trofeo representing Lamborghini Beverly Hills.
Madison Snow was victorious in the second race of the weekend, a makeup of Round 4, which was rained out in June at Watkins Glen. This weekend is his series debut in the No. 14 BAD Lambo Racing entry representing Lamborghini Beverly Hills.
Corey Lewis swept the Huracán Pro-Am class with two victories in the No. 29 Change Racing entry representing Lamborghini Carolinas in the team’s and dealership’s home race.
Huracán Amateur drivers Damon Ockey and the father-son duo of Jim and Josh Norman split the two races, each picking up a victory.
Jake Rattenbury, the reigning Super Trofeo Amateur World Champion, took the overall Gallardo division wins in both races in the No. 24 Change Racing Huracán representing Lamborghini Carolinas.
Round 4, the second race of the day, was full of stories of comeback kids. Piscopo started out on pole for the second straight race but, unlike the first race, wasn’t able to pull away from the rest of the field. Kevin Conway and Snow, who made a pass for third position on the start, followed Piscopo closely.
A lap later, Snow seized second place and set his sights on Piscopo. The first caution of the race was triggered after five minutes by contact between Ryan Ockey and Joe Courtney.
On the restart, Conway gave up his position to Lewis after suffering a left rear flat tire. Three minutes later, Tom O’Gara made contact with the wall in Turn 5 to trigger another full course yellow.
Piscopo had built a 4.463-second lead but received a drive-through penalty for an improper restart. After serving the penalty, he handed off the car to Antinucci, who returned to the field in fourth position. Snow was the new leader.
Snow pulled away with nothing but empty track in front of him. He built a 17.403-second lead. Behind him, Lewis, Justin Marks and Antinucci battled for podium positions.
Snow breezed to his first Super Trofeo victory, followed by Marks in the No. 99 Change Racing entry representing Lamborghini Carolinas. It was Marks’ first podium finish of the season and came following a rough first race of the weekend.
“The end of the first race didn’t go so well, but now we got the car back together, thankfully,” Snow said. “It took all day, but we got it back together just in time, and we were as late as could be for grid. But we made it, and I am just so glad I was able to go to the front and stay there for the rest of the race. It was amazing.”
Antinucci recovered from the penalty to finish third with Piscopo. Lewis was the top Pro-Am finisher, finishing fourth overall. Cheng and Halliday finished on podium for the second straight race with a second-place Pro-Am finish, followed by Sbirrazzuoli and DeGeorge.
Jim and Josh Norman captured the top Huracán Amateur position with a seventh-place overall finish. Ryan Ockey finished second in the Amateur division and helped produce the second straight Ockey brothers’ dual podium with Damon Ockey rounding out the podium.
Rattenbury took his second straight Gallardo win, with Murcott and Gdovic close behind in second and third, respectively.
Gdovic topped the Gallardo Amateur podium for a second time. Hixon placed second, and Snyder took third to round out the podium.
Round 6, the final race of the weekend, starts at 10:30 a.m. (ET) Sunday, Aug. 23. It will be live streamed at squadracorse.lamborghini.com/en/live-usa.
RESULTS: Round 4 (Watkins Glen make-up race)