Mitchell & Amici Are Lamborghini Aces

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Sandy Mitchell and Andrea Amici were the winners in Sunday's Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America event at Road America. (IMSA Photo)
Sandy Mitchell and Andrea Amici were the winners in Sunday's Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America event at Road America. (IMSA Photo)

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – Pristine conditions welcomed drivers and teams competing in the second race of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America weekend on Sunday at Road America.

They took full advantage and put on a sparkling show that saw a pair of new winners this year among the four classes in the single-make series featuring Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo EVOs.

At the conclusion of the race on the 4.048-mile natural terrain road course, the No. 1 Prestige Performance with Wayne Taylor Racing, Lamborghini Paramus repeated its overall and Pro class win from Saturday, while the No. 09 US RaceTronics, Lamborghini Vancouver made it a weekend sweep in Pro-Am.

Meanwhile, the No. 33 Prestige Performance with Wayne Taylor Racing, Lamborghini Paramus rode to victory in the Am class, with the No. 88 GMG Racing, Lamborghini Newport Beach triumphant in LB Cup. It marked the first wins this season for the No. 33 and No. 88.

The entire 50-minute race ran under green-flag conditions, placing the emphasis on strong on-track performance and flawless mandatory pit stops. Starting from the pole position in the No. 1, Sandy Mitchell built a lead of more than eight seconds before the pit window opened with 30 minutes remaining. Meanwhile, the action was fast and furious behind the leader, including a sensational pass for third place on lap four by Jacob Eidson in the No. 09 on Corey Lewis in the No. 29 Change Racing, Lamborghini Charlotte.

Race leader Mitchell made his mandatory pit stop on Lap 11, turning over the wheel to co-driver Andrea Amici. Eidson waited longer to pit, taking the overall lead before stopping on Lap 13 so Damon Ockey could hop into the No. 09.

Once the pit cycle completed, the No. 1 with Amici driving returned atop the scoring pylon, ahead of the No. 27 Dream Racing Motorsport, Lamborghini Dallas. Ockey ran third in the No. 09.

It didn’t take long, though, for the charging No. 29 – with Richy Antinucci in the cockpit – to overtake Ockey for third. At the same time, the No. 43 Prestige Performance with Wayne Taylor Racing, Lamborghini Paramus – leader at the time in LB Cup – was handed a drive-through penalty because its pit stop didn’t fulfill the minimum time requirement. As the No. 43 was riding through pit lane, Thomas Lovelady was wheeling the No. 88 past the No. 22 Dream Racing Motorsport, Lamborghini Atlanta for the LB Cup lead.

When the checkered flag waved, Amici won in the No. 1 by 5.211 seconds over the No. 27 co-driven by Cedric Sbirrazzuoli and Paolo Ruberti. The No. 29 of Lewis and Antinucci rounded out the overall and Pro podiums.

The No. 09 of Eidson/Ockey held on for win in Pro-Am, with the No. 24 US RaceTronics, Lamborghini La Jolla driven by Ron Atapattu and Patrick Liddy second and the No. 69 Prestige Performance with Wayne Taylor Racing, Lamborghini Paramus and co-drivers Eric Curran and William Hubbell third.

Cameron Cassels drove the No. 33 to the win in the Am class, with the No. 63 Change Racing, Lamborghini Charlotte driven by McKay Snow – Saturday’s winner – in second and the No. 6 US RaceTronics, Lamborghini Beverly Hills piloted by Steven Aghakhani third.

Lovelady and Jeffrey Cheng won in LB Cup with the No. 88. Ashton Harrison made a sensational recovery from the drive-through penalty in the No. 43 to finish second in class with co-driver Stephanie Cemo. Third place in LB Cup went to the No. 3 Dream Racing Motorsport, Lamborghini North LA driven by Randy Sellari.