The morning practice was run under cool conditions but that didn’t slow down the No. 9 USRaceTronics, Lamborghini Vancouver entry of Damon Ockey and Jake Eidson in the Pro-Am class. Ockey laid down the fastest lap of the session, and the day, at 1:23.840 (98.759 mph/158.937 kph).
Leading the Pro class was Super Trofeo North America newcomer Sandy Mitchell in the No. 1 Prestige Performance/Wayne Taylor Racing, Lamborghini Paramus entry. He was second overall with a lap of 1:24.258. The Pro class defending champion, Corey Lewis, had the third fastest time at 1:25.066 and his teammate, Richy Antinucci then took the honors in the afternoon session with a best in field lap of 1:24.455.
“This afternoon we decided to roll the dice and I got to start with the new tires,” said Antinucci. “Then I handed it over to Corey and he was also fast. It was a good day for us.”
Eidson continued the No. 9’s quickness in the afternoon with a class best time of 1:25.711. Others having the fastest lap in their class in the afternoon include McKay Snow (Am) at 1:25.992 and Ashton Harrison in LB Cup at 1:28.830.
“The car is doing great,” said Eidson. “We were P1 in practice and for starting off the season, you can’t really ask for much more. The USRaceTronics team is doing a great job.”
The first two rounds of the 2019 Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America series can be streamed live on IMSA.TV in the United States and squadracorse.lamborghini.com/live-streaming around the world, starting with Race 1 on Saturday at 2:50 pm EDT and Race 2 on Sunday at 1:55 pm EDT.