LST Pre Road America Race Report
LST Pre Road America Race Report
The seven drivers representing the Prestige Performance Wayne Taylor Racing stable of five Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeos look to capitalize on their mid-season momentum when the series moves to the 4.048-mile, 14-turn Road America Circuit located in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin for Rounds 5 & 6.

Seven drivers representing the Prestige Performance Wayne Taylor Racing stable of five Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeos look to capitalize on their mid-season momentum when the series moves to the 4.048-mile, 14-turn Road America Circuit located in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin for Rounds 5 & 6.

During the August 1st – 4th event, the team will once again compete in all four classes of the North American LST Series:  Andrea Amici and Sandy Mitchell hope to better their 3rd place standing in the PRO CLASS; Ashton Harrison and Stephanie Cemo are hot to whittle down the 23 points gap between them and the LB Cup leader; Cameron Cassels is also looking to better his 2nd place seat in the AM standings while IMSA WeatherTech Prototype driver Eric Curran returns to co-driving duties with William Hubbell. In a one-off event, Gerry Kraut will take over the helm of the No. 53 Prestige Performance Super Trofeo to race in the AM Class.

With six more rounds to go before the World Finals in Jerez, Spain, Prestige Performance is third in the Dealer Championship, just two points out of second and an attainable 20 points from Leader.

Live Stream broadcasts of the Saturday, August 3rd 2:05pm (CT) Race 1 and Sunday, August 4th  10:55am (CT) Race 2 can be seen at https://squadracorse.lamborghini.com/live-streaming, http://imsatv.imsa.com/, http://www.radiolemans.co/.

 

ANDREA AMICI, No. 1 Prestige Performance Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo (PRO)

What are your overall thoughts on this upcoming race weekend at Road America, Rounds 5 & 6.

“It’s been a good start of the season considering the bad luck in Barber race 2. Not always the things go as we would like, we did a good race weekend in Watkins Glen, but we aren’t 100% happy, because we could have more points. We had the pace to win, car was running great, but sometimes seems like that we aren’t in right place in the right times, and we didn’t achieve what we deserved in these two first rounds.”

Momentum seems to be building, can you bring any recent experience from Barber or Watkins Glen to help you prep for the race?  Your thoughts about Road America - its history, what is challenging about the track, and where do you feel the team will be strongest there, etc.?

“We go in Road America with the knowledge that we are a strong team, and we have a quick car, and that’s give us the energy to hope for a win. So our goal for Road America is only one… Win! We go in another track with a big history, and nice features. It will be the first time there, luckily we have two test sessions before the start of the weekend. That we’ll give us a bit of feeling with the circuit before the start of the weekend.”

 

SANDY MITCHELL, No. 1 Prestige Performance Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo (PRO)

What are your overall thoughts on this upcoming race weekend at Road America, Rounds 5 & 6.

“I am excited to be racing at Road America, it looks like a great circuit but I have never been, this will be a big challenge for us. I am feeling confident off the back of two podiums at the last round in our #1 Prestige Performance car so I am hoping we can do even better and get onto the top step.”

Momentum seems to be building, can you bring any recent experience from Barber or Watkins Glen to help you prep for the race?  

“Our momentum is building through the season, it is my first time racing in the USA and in the Super Trofeo this year, I feel we have excellent speed now so we are ready to have a strong weekend.”

Your thoughts about Road America - its history, what is challenging about the track, and where do you feel the team will be strongest there, etc.?

“Road America is a long circuit with plenty of high-speed corners but also slow and technical corners. This will make it an exciting challenge to set up the car the best we can. I have prepared by using the simulator to learn the track and I can’t wait to get on the track for real in our #1 Prestige Performance Bull!”

 

ASHTON HARRISON, No. 43 Prestige Performance Lamborghini Huracán ST (LB CUP)

What are your overall thoughts on this upcoming race weekend at Road America, Rounds 5 & 6.

“I am anxious to get back with my team and to start working towards that first-place trophy. It is clear we are able to win races and I look forward to making that happen at Road America. Stephanie and I are only 23 points behind first and we have several races to go. We have a chance at this championship!”

Momentum seems to be building, can you bring any recent experience from Barber or Watkins Glen to help you prep for the race?

“Barber has a lot of corners and teaches you to be patient with your inputs which will definitely come into play at Road America! Watkins Glen has taught us about speed and how to use the car to its fullest potential in corners at those speed. WGI does not have a lot of exit room... Road America is a fast and technical track with not a whole lot of exit room. I think Lambo has set up the schedule perfectly to get the drivers ready for every detail of this track!”

Your thoughts about Road America - its history, what is challenging about the track, and where do you feel the team/car will be strongest there, etc.?

“I'm excited to see who is the most brave through 'The Kink'! I have raced in the Global MX-5 Cup series there 3 times with only 155hp, so I'm excited to take out my 620hp Lamborghini! I love the town, the track, the property, the heritage, everything about it. Finally, I'm really excited to continue to improve and to scare the other LB Cup competitors :)”

 

STEPHANIE CEMO, No. 43 Prestige Performance Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo (LB CUP)

What are your overall thoughts on this upcoming race weekend at Road America, Rounds 5 & 6.

“I am excited to get out to Road America and learn this iconic racetrack. Based on my sim time, it looks to be a super fast track with incredible flow.”

Momentum seems to be building, can you bring any recent experience from Barber or Watkins Glen to help you prep for the race?  

“The momentum is definitely building after the #43's great showing at Watkins Glen. I can say that I personally feel much more comfortable in the car and hope to take that with me to Road America to help ease the nerves running a track I have never been too.”

 

GERRY KRAUT, No. 53 Prestige Performance Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo (AM)

“Not being a regular in the North American Lamborghini Super Trofeo Series, all that I can say is that I saw my first road race at Road America (The 1968 Road America 500) and fell in love with the sport immediately. Even though I live in Minnesota, I feel like I am going “home” when I go to Elkhart.”