***Shinya Michimi claimed pole for this afternoon’s Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America round at Road America, taking his No. 46 PPM Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo EVO to a fast lap of 2:04.995 in Qualifying 1 on Saturday morning.
***The former series champion edged out the No. 1 Wayne Taylor Racing entry of Trent Hindman by 0.044 seconds, with Loris Spinelli set to start third overall and first in the Pro-Am class. Click Here for the qualifying results for Race 1.
***Michimi said his pole-winning lap was a “pretty high level commitment” and expects lap records to be set in this afternoon’s race. “I didn’t think it was possible yesterday, and I actually don’t think we will be that far off in the first few laps of the race, because there is still a little bit of time left in it I think,” he said. “So it will be interesting to see what the lap times are for the race.”
***Taylor Proto, meanwhile, edged out Jonathan Cecotto for pole in Race 2 following a hard-fought fight between the US Racetronics and Wayne Taylor Racing drivers. Other class pole-sitters include JC Perez (Pro-Am) Damon Ockey (Am) and Steve Dunn (LB Cup). Click Here for Qualifying 2 results.
***Pro class championship leaders Corey Lewis and Madison Snow will roll off from fifth and fourth overall on the grids, respectively. The Change Racing duo hold a narrow two-point lead over US Racetronics’ Proto and Edoardo Piscopo heading into the midway point of the season this weekend.
***Dunn, an accomplished Porsche Club of America driver, makes his Super Trofeo debut in the No. 47 PPM Lamborghini, in an expanded five-car LB Cup class.
***The No. 47 car was run as a Pro-Am cup entry at the most recent round at Watkins Glen International for Pippa Mann and Patrick Liddy, with Liddy having moved to P1 Motorsports this weekend in the No. 5 entry alongside Ben Albano in the Am Cup.
***Stevan McAleer and Randy Sellari have returned to the No. 10 Wayne Taylor Racing Lamborghini this weekend after missing Watkins Glen.
***US Racetronics’ 2017 Pro-Am World Final-winning No. 50 AQUAhydrate Lamborghini of Beverly Hills livery has made a comeback as part of a demonstration by One11ink, sponsored by Grimco Inc., during this week’s WrapsCon NBM Show in Long Beach.
***The California-based team has utilized the large format digital print company to wrap its Super Trofeo race cars as well as its transporter and other race equipment.
***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 at 2:55 p.m. EDT, with Race 2 getting underway on Sunday at 11:45 a.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.