***Loris Spinelli claimed overall pole for Race 1 of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America at Virginia International Raceway. The Italian driver took the Pro-Am class No. 71 P1 Motorsports Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo EVO to a fast lap of 1:43.327.
***Eduardo Piscopo (Pro), Damon Ockey (Am) and Justin Price (LB Cup) scored class poles for this afternoon’s seventh round of the season. Click Here for the full results.
***Spinelli’s pole time, remarkably, is more than a half-second quicker than the fastest GT Daytona lap of the weekend set thus far, from the 3GT Racing Lexus RC F GT3 of Kyle Marcelli, which was set in this morning’s Practice 3 for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.
***Corey Lewis, meanwhile, grabbed pole for Race 2, thanks to a 1:44.225 lap time in his No. 29 Change Racing entry, which is tied for the championship lead with the US RaceTronics pairing of Piscopo and Taylor Proto, who qualified third. Click Here Qualifying 2 results.
***Several entries that took part in the recent round at Road America are not present this weekend. It includes the No. 5 P1 Motorsports Lamborghini of Patrick Liddy and Ben Albano, No. 47 PPM entry of Steve Dunn and Bret Meredith’s No. 66 GMG Racing Lamborghini.
***Sheena Monk, driver of the No. 7 Wayne Taylor Racing Lamborghini, is nursing a ankle injury this weekend. Monk turned laps in Practice 1 but elected to sit out the second session although returning to qualify the car.
***PPM driver Shea Holbrook made a trip to the Governor’s Mansion on Tuesday to meet Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, who will serve as the Grand Marshal for Sunday’s Michelin GT Challenge.
“This guy loves his cars” tweeted Holbrook following the meeting.
“It’s always fun to shift the gear and sit on the driver’s side, Thanks @SheaRacing for the pointers-looking forward to my duties as Grand Marshal @VirNow this weekend!” Governor Northam replied to Holbrook’s post.
***Lamborghini Head of Motorsport Giorgio Sanna has hinted towards a possible single-make series for its new Urus SUV in the future, admitting the Italian manufacturer has “a lot of ideas” they’re exploring.
“Our CEO, Mr. Domenicali, has already said that could be some opportunities for the Urus,” Sanna told Sportscar365. “It’s something we’re evaluating but not in a rush. We always love to do things that are revolutionary and the Urus is that opportunity.”
***Sanna said should they decide on a racing application for the Urus, it would be connected to its growing customer racing platform for gentlemen drivers.
***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 4:35 p.m. EDT, with Race 2 getting underway on Sunday at 10:15 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.