WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (June 28, 2018) – The Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America series returned to the track Thursday at Watkins Glen International with a pair of 40-minute practice sessions ahead of the weekend’s third and fourth rounds of the 2018 championship.
The teams had a decision to make for the first practice session as a line of steady rain started to move through the area shortly before the session started. Those wet conditions continued throughout the 40-minute session, giving the teams pause to even run as the forecast for the race weekend is sunny and hot.
When the checkered flag dropped on the first session, six of the eighteen entered Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo Evo’s attempted to make times on the 3.4-mile iconic Upstate New York road course. Damon Ockey in the No. 09 US RaceTronics, Lamborghini Calgary, ran a total of 10 laps and paced the field with a time of 2:20.883 averaging 86.880 miles per hour.
The afternoon session provided a much better opportunity for teams to establish setups for Friday’s qualifying sessions. Corey Lewis in the No. 29 Change Racing, Lamborghini Charlotte put down the fast lap of 1:59.146 with an average speed of 102.731 miles per hour.
“Practice 2, finally got some running in, practice 1 we elected not to go out, it just wasn’t beneficial for us,” Lewis said. “We are happy with the car, as the session went it got drier and drier so the times just continued to drop.”
Pro class drivers Trent Hindman and Jonathan Cecotto in the No. 1 Wayne Taylor Racing, Lamborghini Paramus (1:59.278, 102.617 mph) and Taylor Proto and Edoardo Piscopo (2.00.095, 101.919 mph) in the US RaceTronics, Lamborghini Beverly Hills rounded out the afternoon’s top-three.
With the only two scheduled practice sessions behind them, the teams will now look ahead to Friday’s qualifying sessions and the round three race.
“Our Change Racing, Lamborghini Charlotte car is on point,” Lewis remarked. “I think we learned a couple things that we can push for qualifying tomorrow.”
Qualifying for both races will begin at 9:30 a.m. with Race 1 on Friday at 4 p.m. ET and Race 2 on Saturday at 10:20 a.m. ET. Both 2018 Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America series races from Watkins Glen can be streamed on IMSA.TV and squadracorse.lamborghini.com/super-trofeo/north-america.