Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America returns for Rounds 3 and 4 this weekend at Watkins Glen International.
The first two rounds took place almost three months ago as the season got underway at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Ala.. The racing didn’t disappoint as a collection of veteran championship drivers and a crop of talented newcomers treated the fans to a pair of mistake-free 50-minute races.
The 11-turn, 3.40-mile circuit located in the Finger Lakes region of Western New York will test the skills of the field which will feature 19 Huracán Super Trofeo EVOs roaring to the green flag on Friday and Saturday.
It includes the series debut of Supercross champion Chad Reed, who will team up with reigning Lamborghini World Final Am champion Ryan Hardwick in a Dream Racing-prepared Lamborghini.
There are several other new faces in the paddock this weekend.
Of the 27 drivers that competed in the first two rounds of the 2019 season, only six participated in the two races here last year.
Even though the calendar shows it is mid-year in 2019, there is a small sample size to digest in this year’s championship with only two rounds being contested to date.
There was a good deal of déjà vu in the first two rounds as the same driver or teams won both rounds to start the year. The only one of the four classes where that didn’t happen was in the PRO class.
Two teams split the podium in PRO with the No. 46 driven by Conor Daly and Brandon Gdovic from Precision Performance Motorsports (PPM), Lamborghini Palm Beach taking Round 1 while Corey Lewis and Richy Antinucci in the No. 29 Change Racing, Lamborghini Charlotte won Round 2.
Both teams were at The Glen last year, with the No. 29 finishing fourth and fifth in the two races. Gdovic finished fourth in Race 1 before a mechanical issue forced him to the bottom of the final results in Round 2.
In the PRO-AM class, Damon Ockey and Jake Eidson in the No. 09 US RaceTronics, Lamborghini Vancouver won both Rounds 1 and 2. Ockey competed in the AM class in 2018 and finished second overall.
Series newcomer McKay Snow won both of the AM Class races in April to open up a 10-point lead in the early going. The driver of the No. 63 from Change Racing, Lamborghini Charlotte will be looking to keep his streak going.
Mel Johnson, another series newcomer, won both of the LB Cup races while driving the No. 08 GMG Racing, Lamborghini Newport Beach entry. Within this class, be sure to watch the No. 43 team of Stephanie Cemo and Ashton Harrison from Prestige Performance/Wayne Taylor Racing, Lamborghini Paramus.
The all-female team made their debut at Barber and earned an extra point for grabbing the class pole and spent time at the front of the class during the weekend.
Their two class victories give Change Racing and Lamborghini Charlotte the lead for the Team and Dealership championships. PPM is second in the Team chase while Lamborghini Palm Beach holds that spot in the Dealership title hunt.
Round 3 begins at 4:25 p.m. Friday with Round 4 starting at 10:25 a.m. Both of these races, as well as the balance of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America series, can be streamed live on IMSA.TV and squadracorse.lamborghini.com/live-streaming.
For those who would like to watch the races, they will be broadcast NBCSN on Wednesday, July 10 at 6 p.m. EDT.