The long-awaited start to the 2023 Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America season has arrived, and the four Flying Lizard Motorsports entries head into the first two races of the year with great anticipation. The weekend’s festivities at WeatherTech Raceway in Salinas, California will consist of two 50-minute races, with a field comprised of 33 Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo Evo2 race cars, competing in four different classes.
“We are really excited to get the 2023 racing season started and it is great to have the season opener at Laguna Seca,” said Program Manager Darren Law. “Although this is not our home track it is “almost home” for u,s as it is only a few hours away from our shop in Sonoma. We have had a lot of success here and we hope to continue that trend. The Super Trofeo series is extremely competitive, and this year will not be any different. It is a great series and this year we are stepping up our program with four cars for the full season with drivers that all have the ability to win.”
After a successful freshman season in the Super Trofeo series, where the team earned one championship, four wins, eight podiums, and 16 top-five finishes, the Sonoma-based squad returns with a stronger and larger effort to take on the 2023 titles.
Drivers Tom Tait (No. 64) and Slade Stewart (No. 14) have returned to their trusty steeds, with Tait racing the bright green and red entry in the Am class, and Stewart in the bright pink, fan-favorite unicorn car in the Pro/Am class. This year, the 2022 LB Cup class champion advances to the Pro/Am class, joined by longtime coach and Flying Lizard driver Andy Lee.
The two new additions for the team’s Super Trofeo entries will be headed up by previous Lizard drivers, Paul Nemschoff (No. 41) and Chris Bellomo e (No. 68), both of whom have been competing with the Lizards in various Porsche racing programs over the years. Racing the red, black, and grey Lamborghini, Nemschoff will race in the Pro/Am class, sharing the driving duties with Lizard newcomer and racing veteran Marc Miller.
Bellomo’s entry marks the return of Flying Lizard co-founder and longtime team driver Johannes van Overbeek. The pair will pair up for the team’s third entry in the Pro-Am class, racing a luminescent orange and grey livery.
The 2023 Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America championship allows for both professionals and amateurs to race in the one-make series across the country, competing in four classes: Pro, Pro/Am, Am, and LB Cup. Each entry in the series can have either one or two drivers per car, with one mandatory pit stop required for all cars mid-race in a ten-minute window. In order, the series will host doubleheaders at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, Watkins Glen International, Road America, VIRginia International Raceway, and Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The championship will conclude in Vallelunga, Italy where the North American competitors will fight in two final rounds for their series, then two more against all worldwide Lamborghini Super Trofeo competitors for the world title. For schedule information, visit lizardms.com.
Schedule | Rounds 1 & 2 | WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca
All Times Pacific
Friday, May 12
9:25 AM – 10:10 AM Practice One
1:10 PM – 1:55 PM Practice Two
Saturday, May 13
8:00 AM – 8:15 AM Qualifying for Race One
8:20 AM – 8:35 AM Qualifying for Race Two
10:45 AM Garage Tour, Open to Public
2:20 PM – 3:10 PM Race One (imsa.com/tvlive)
Sunday, May 14
9:40 AM – 10:30 AM Race Two (imsa.com/tvlive)
Source. Flying Lizard Motorsports
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