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WTR’s Formal, Marcelli Sweep Road America Weekend

Danny Formal, Kyle Marcelli win shortened second Lamborghini race at Road America…

Photo: Jamey Price/Lamborghini

Wayne Taylor Racing’s Danny Formal and Kyle Marcelli swept the Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America round at Road America by winning a shortened race two.

The drivers of the No. 1 Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo Evo built on their first win of the season on Saturday by controlling Sunday’s 50-minute contest from pole, up to a full course caution period with 10 minutes remaining that ultimately decided the results.

Marcelli led away from Jacob Eidson, who kept the WTR driver honest through the opening stint after passing Jeroen Mul for second into the Turn 5 left-hander on lap one.

Marcelli stayed out one lap longer than Eidson during the pit window, and managed to hand the lead over to his co-driver Formal despite getting caught behind a backmarker on his in-lap.

Formal then established a five-second advantage over Eidson’s teammate Steven Aghakhani, who was receiving pressure from Stevan McAleer in the third-placed No. 16 Change Racing Lamborghini that was started by Mul.

Wayne Taylor Racing’s second overall victory of the weekend was then confirmed 10 minutes from the end when LB Cup points leader Terry Olson crashed exiting the Kink, triggering a Full Course Yellow period that would last through to the checkered flag.

Aghakhani and Eidson finished second for O’Gara Motorsport/USRT, while McAleer and Mul settled for third.

Those two podium finishes tightened the gap at the top of the Pro standings after championship leader Richard Antinucci ended up fourth in the top category.

Antinucci provisionally holds a reduced five-point lead over McAleer, with Aghakhani and Eidson a further six points behind in third.

Jordan Missig took fourth place overall, one position ahead of Antinucci and Dario Capitano on the road, to earn a sweep of the Pro-Am class wins this weekend.

Missig took full advantage of the race two grid being set by the finishing positions from race one to keep ahead of Brandon Gdovic and Bryan Ortiz who shared second.

A revised starting gird procedure was put into place after qualifying was canceled due to poor weather on Friday.

Am honors went to Luke Berkeley, who moved ahead of pole-sitter Ashton Harrison on the opening lap before going on to earn his second win of the 2021 campaign.

Harrison lost multiple outright positions during the early exchanges before recovering to finish third in Am, while Berkeley held off Alan Metni at the head of the class.

The LB Cup division went the way of John Hennessy, who copied the overall and Pro-Am winners’ achievements of posting a double success at Road America.

Justin Price briefly passed Hennessy’s O’Gara Motorsport machine early on, but had dropped back to third by the 10-minute mark. Price then inherited second when Olson struck the barriers on both sides of the track coming out of the fast right-hand Kink.

RESULTS: Race 2

Daniel Lloyd is a UK-based reporter for Sportscar365, covering the FIA World Endurance Championship, GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, among other series.

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