***Edoardo Piscopo and Taylor Proto saw their one-point lead in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America championship double to two points over Change Racing’s Madison Snow and Corey Lewis, thanks to Piscopo’s Pro class pole for Saturday’s Race 1 at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca.
***JC Perez and Loris Spinelli, who claimed overall pole honors for the opening round of the weekend, look set to lock up the Pro-Am championship this weekend, with the P1 Motorsports duo holding a 42-point lead over Stevan McAleer and Randy Sellari, who missed the Watkins Glen round.
***There are closer title fights in Am and LB Cup, with Dream Racing’s Ryan Hardwick having a seven-point lead over Damon Ockey in Am, with 18 points separating the US Racetronics pairing of Mark Proto and Parris Mullins from Sheena Monk, who broke through for her first career class win at Road America.
***The final round of the season on U.S. soil features several new additions to the grid, boosting the total entry to 18 cars this weekend.
***Mike Hedlund and Pippa Mann have teamed up in the No. 63 U.S. Racetronics Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo EVO, in a new fifth entry fielded by the California-based team.
***Wayne Taylor Racing has also expanded into a five-car operation with the return of Alex Popow and William Hubbell in the No. 69 Lamborghini, which like Hedlund and Mann, will battle for Pro-Am class honors.
***Longtime Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge driver Rob Ecklin Jr., meanwhile, makes his Super Trofeo debut alongside Dr. Alexander Marmureanu in the No. 47 PPM entry, entered in the Am class, which has a series-high six entries this weekend.
***A total of 15 cars are confirmed for the season-ending round and Lamborghini World Final at Vallelunga in November, a marked increase over last year’s numbers in Imola, which saw Wayne Taylor Racing’s Trent Hindman and Riccardo Agostini claim the overall world final crown.
***The 2019 schedule, which will again feature six events, plus the World Final in Europe, will be released in the coming weeks, according to Automobili Lamborghini America senior motorsport manager Chris Ward.
***Ward told Sp0rtscar365 that he’s optimistic for further growth in the series next year, amid several new driver additions this weekend and leading into the season-ending rounds at Vallelunga.
***The official Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America Spotter Guide has been updated for this weekend and features a number of new or revised liveries. Click Here to download the guide.
***Watch Race 1 of the weekend live on IMSA.tv, with coverage beginning Saturday at 2:25 p.m. EDT, with Race 2 getting underway on Sunday at 2:15 p.m. Highlights from the weekend will air on CBS Sports Network at a later date. Check your local listings for exact dates and times of the broadcast.