Things certainly gelled for the Prestige Performance with WTR Race Team at Road America as the team took home seven podiums with many “firsts” that relaunched everyone’s runs for the North America Lamborghini Super Trofeo Championships.
Andrea Amici and Sandy Mitchell and their No. 1 Prestige Performance with WTR Lamborghini Super Trofeo took home top honors this weekend with two class and two overall wins in Rounds 5 & 6, as well as a Pole and fastest laps in class and circuit. The back to back race wins placed them atop the podium for the first time this season. The Pro duo are just 9 points from the Championship Leader, Corey Lewis and Richy Antinucci.
Not to be outdone, Cameron Cassels won his first AM Class win with his No. 33 Prestige Performance with WTR LST on Sunday and then went on to a second-place finish, later that day, racing in the LMP2 class in the IMSA WeatherTech Championship Series. Cassels in currently 2nd in the LST Championship.
Ashton Harrison and Stephanie Cemo were taking no prisoners in their No. 43 Huracan as they launched through a very competitive field to take home a Pole in Race #1 and a 2nd Place finish in Race #2. Harrison once again topped the charts with Fastest Laps in Class and Circuit in both rounds. In a tightly contested Championship, Harrison and Cemo are just two points from the leader, Mel Johnson.
Additional highlights include Second and Third Place finishes for the #69 Prestige Performance race car driven by William Hubbell and Eric Curran. Gerry Kraut, in a one-off race weekend, held his own in his #53 Lamborghini Super Trofeo with Top 5 finishes. Hubbell and Curran are 2nd in their Class Championship.
The Prestige Performance with Wayne Taylor Racing team is currently second in both the Team and Dealer Championships, just a manageable 9 and 10 points from the leaders respectively.
Rounds 7 & 8 are coming up quickly when the North American Lamborghini Super Trofeo Series heads south to Virginia International Raceway, August 23rd – 25th.
RACE #1, ROUND 5
Andrea Amici | S. Mitchell PRO CLASS - Overall Win | First in Class
Cameron Cassels AM CLASS – Third Place
William Hubbell | Eric Curran PRO| Class – Second Place
Stephanie Cemo | Ashton Harrison LB Cup – Pole | 4th Place Finish | Fastest Lap by Class & Circuit
Gerry Kraut AM Class – 4th
RACE #2, ROUND 6
Andrea Amici | S. Mitchell PRO CLASS – Pole |Overall Win | First in Class |Fastest Lap in
Class & Circuit
Cameron Cassels AM CLASS – First in Class
Stephanie Cemo | Ashton Harrison LB Cup – 2nd Place Finish | Fastest Lap by Class and Circuit
William Hubbell | Eric Curran PRO| Class – Third Place
Gerry Kraut AM Class – 5th
ANDREA AMICI, No. 1 Prestige Performance Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo (PRO)
“This weekend has been very special. The car was absolutely fantastic so for me things were quite easy. I want to thank Prestige Performance and Wayne Taylor Racing for the incredible car they gave us this weekend. The guys for the special job. Fingers crossed for VIR so we can do exactly what we must do to win this Championship.”
SANDY MITCHELL, No. 1 Prestige Performance Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo (PRO)
“This weekend has been awesome. Always great to get a double win. Our first win of the season in Race #1 and then to follow it up in Race #2 is awesome. The car was absolutely perfect. Not much more you can ask. As far as the Championship goes, we had a bit of bad luck in Barber leaving us with the DNF. Since then, we have fought back hard and hope to be there are the end of the season.”
CAMERON CASSELS, No. 33 Prestige Performance Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo (AM)
“My first Lamborghini Super Trofeo win today. It felt like a long time coming. All those podiums but never getting the chance to climb that top step. It certainly feels good to get there.”
ASHTON HARRISON, No. 43 Prestige Performance Lamborghini Huracán ST (LB CUP)
“Race 2 was definitely better for us than Race #1. I think it was a challenge for me today. I thought our pit stop was pretty good. We were a bit too quick and got the drive through penalty. It was a tough come back. Tom Long was on the radio with me and he was telling me where I was throughout. Towards the end, I knew I had two cars to take and I so I just kept telling myself to breathe. I just sent it as quickly as I could through the middle of the corner and that’s where I was able to take them in one lap.”