Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America will make its second stop of the 2017 season at the scenic Watkins Glen International circuit in the hills of upstate New York. The historic venue will play host to Rounds 3 and 4 of the championship, establishing early frontrunners for each of the series’ four competitive divisions in 2017.
Competition in the series is divided into separate classes, Pro, Pro-Am, Amateur (Am), and Lamborghini Cup – a class for those new to professional racing.
Richard Antinucci-the only driver to score two wins at the season’s opening rounds at Circuit of The Americas-will return to defend his championship lead in the Pro division in the No. 16 Change Racing entry representing Lamborghini Carolinas.
Also in the hunt for the points lead in Pro are the No. 1 Prestige Performance entry representing Lamborghini Paramus of Riccardo Agostini and Trent Hindman and the No. 30 DAC Motorsports entry representing Lamborghini Palm Beach, driven by Ashley Freiberg.
The Pro-Am points are currently led by Edoardo Piscopo and Taylor Proto in the No. 50 US RaceTronics entry representing Lamborghini Beverly Hills. The duo holds a five-point lead over the No. 46 DAC Motorsport entry of Brandon Gdovic and Todd Snyder representing Lamborghini Palm Beach, who in turn lead the series’ only all-female driver lineup of Pippa Mann and Jackie Heinricher in the No. 57 Prestige Performance entry representing Lamborghini Paramus.
The top four entries in the Amateur category are separated by only nine points. Brian Thienes-who won in the Pro-Am category at Watkins Glen last year-leads the field in his No. 17 US RaceTronics entry representing Lamborghini Beverly Hills. He’s followed closely by the DAC Motorsports duo of Emmanuel Anassis and Patrice Brisebois in the No. 18 entry representing Lamborghini Palm Beach. Yuki Harata-who scored two podium finishes in the season opening rounds-sits third in points and will again be piloting the No. 55 Dream Racing Motorsport entry representing Lamborghini Las Vegas.
The Lamborghini Cup class is equally close and the top entries will be making their racing debuts in the Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo at Watkins Glen. After a win and second-place finish at Circuit of The Americas, J.C Perez leads the way in his No. 71 DAC Motorsports entry representing Lamborghini Palm Beach. He is followed by Paul Terry in the No. 62 DXDT Racing entry representing Lamborghini Dallas. Currently third in points is Ryan Hardwick, who will be racing his No. 2 Dream Racing Motorsport entry representing Lamborghini Atlanta.
The 23-car field will take to the 3.4-mile Watkins Glen International circuit in two 50-minute sprint races over the course of the weekend. Race 1 will start at 4:50 p.m (ET) Friday, June 30, with Race 2 at 5:10 p.m. Saturday, July 1.
Lamborghini Super Trofeo races will be live-streamed on the following platforms: squadracorse.lamborghini.com, motortrendondemand.com and Internationally on imsa.tv and radiolemans.com. Tape-delayed coverage of each event will air on CBS Sports Network in primetime. The coverage will feature live commentary on both the broadcast and live streams.
The North American series continues to attract increasing numbers of competitors and interest.
The Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo adopts the V10 direct injection engine mounted on the road car, managed by a MoTeC control unit that delivers a maximum output of 620 horsepower. The frame is a hybrid carbon/aluminum construction with modified geometries to house an improved radiator up front and better accommodate the racing gearbox at the rear, which also provides better aerodynamics.