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August 2, 2019
2019 BARBER POST RACE REPORT
2019 BARBER POST RACE REPORT
The stable of Prestige Performance with Wayne Taylor Racing represented all four classes of the North American Lamborghini Super Trofeo Series at Barber Motorsports Park.

This weekend, the 4-car stable of Prestige Performance with Wayne Taylor Racing represented all four classes of the North American Lamborghini Super Trofeo Series at Barber Motorsports Park. After a successful test in March, the seven drivers readied to make their mark at the fan-favorite Birmingham raceway.

Andrea Amici and Sandy Mitchell, co-piloting the No. 1 Prestige Performance WTR Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo (PRO) had strong but mixed weekend. Amici started Saturday’s Round 1 from second only to be shoved off track by Richard Antinucci in the 29 car on the first Lap. Though some track position was lost, Amici fought back and teammate Sandy Mitchell was able to complete the race with a 3rd place finish. For a well-earned pole position, Mitchell started Sunday’s Round 2, immediately showing how strong the car and he, as driver, were. On Lap 5, he dropped a wheel in the braking zone of Turn 5, saved it, then brushed the gravel, resulting in the engine catching on fire. The No. 1 Lamborghini was retired for the day.

The No. 43 LB Cup entry, with its female pairing of Stephanie Cemo and Ashton Harrison, proved they came to play and to win. Setting the tone in Round 1, Harrison took pole and ran a strong race. Teammate Cemo, new to the Alabama track, jumped in the car and held her own before a late race incident with the 88 forced the duo to accept a 6th place finish. In Round 2, Cemo fought hard to stay with the class leaders and held her own. Handing off mid-race, Harrison quickly charged to 4th and in a late race challenge for third, just missed clinching the pass, spun and ended up 4th in class. Showing just how strong this team will be, Harrison had fastest lap in class in both Round 1 and 2.

Cameron Cassels return in the #33 ST Huracán to once again race as a single driver in the AM-Class Championship. He qualified second for both races. In Round 1, Cassels raced hard, finished on podium in second place and took home fastest lap honors in his class. In Round 2, Cassels day was cut short when he tangled with the No. 13 car on Lap 3.

The excitement of the weekend was not over and William Hubbell and teammate and IMSA DPi heavyweight, Eric Curran, proved they had a lot to bring to the PRO|AM rounds. Hubbell qualified 3rd in class for Round 1 and ran tough before handing off to Curran who brought the #69 EVO home in 2nd place. For Round 2, Curran qualified 2nd in class and ran with the overall race leaders for most of his stint. Handing the car off, Hubbell held his own and brought home a 3rd in class and 7th overall finish. A great start to the 2019 season.

The 6-race North American series heads north next with races at Watkins Glen (June 27-30), Road America (August 2-4), Virginia International Raceway (August 17-19), and Laguna Seca (September 7-9). The final race of the series being held during The World Finals scheduled at the Circuito de Jerez in Cádiz, Spain, October 26-27.