McKay Snow is quietly confident about his chances of securing the Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America Am class title at Jerez on Friday.
The 21-year-old currently has a 13-point lead over Steven Aghakhani heading into the final two races of the season, which will be held before a pair of World Final races consisting of entrants from all three regional Super Trofeo series.
With a maximum of 32 points up for grabs, between 15 for a win and one for pole in each race, Snow is fairly confident about his chances of taking the class title for Change Racing.
“Honestly, I think we’ve pretty much got it under control,” he told Sportscar365.
“It’s a 13-point lead so that means if he happens to win both qualifying [sessions] for Race 1 and Race 2, then all I have to do is have two third-place finishes to win overall.
“If I win second place in the first race, which I think should be no problem, it gives us the win overall after just the first race.
“We’ll just go to Race 1, try to get second. If [Aghakhani] wants to fight for first, I’ll just let him go and do his own thing, and then we’ll get the championship wrapped up and go for Race 2, and we can actually race for the win then.”
Snow won his class in four out of ten races so far this season, one more than Aghakhani, and also took pole on four different occasions.
Despite this, he’s also hit what he described as “bad luck” on several occasions, hampering his progress and denying him a more comfortable lead heading into the final two races.
“[Aghakhani] has been having some good races, we’ve just had some bad luck this season,” Snow explained.
“We got knocked off the track once or twice already and last race we had a car brake right in front of us so we went off track there.
“If we hadn’t had so much bad luck this season, we’d be way in the lead. We had a tire blow at The Glen, just random unlucky events.
“Without that, we’d have a strong lead so we just have to play it safe here because we don’t know if something unexpected will happen.”
North America qualifying is set for 4 p.m. local time (10 a.m. EDT) on Thursday, with both races taking place on Friday.