ProAm and AM Wins for US RaceTronics on Sunday at VIR

ProAm and AM Wins for US RaceTronics on Sunday at VIR

26.08.2019: Atapattu and Liddy Get Third Straight Podium US RaceTronics grabbed wins today in both the ProAm and AM classes at Virginia International Raceway. Add to that a second-place overall podium for the No. 09 Lamborghini of

Atapattu and Liddy Get Third Straight Podium
 



US RaceTronics grabbed wins today in both the ProAm and AM classes at Virginia International Raceway. Add to that a second-place overall podium for the No. 09 Lamborghini of Vancouver and a second-place ProAm finish for the No. 24 Elephantea Lamborghini of La Jolla, and team has a lot of new hardware to carry back to California.


 With qualifying for Race 2 cancelled yesterday due to an accident at pit-in, at the end of the first qualifying session, the field was set based on points by class. This put points-leaders Ockey and Eidson in a good position for the start of the race.
 


acob Eidson started the race from fifth overall and first in ProAm in the No. 09 Lamborghini of Vancouver. Edison charged forward quickly into third-place, but was passed shortly before the pit stop window. He brought the car in fourth overall just seconds behind the third-place car. The pair had another flawless pit stop, which allowed Ockey to come out in third-place overall while maintaining the class lead.


Ockey pushed hard and built a sizeable gap over the fourth-place car. That gap was key in the final two laps when Ockey went off the track in the Oak Tree with one lap to go. Luckily, it was a quick off-track excursion with no damage to the car. Ockey quickly got back up to speed and crossed the finish for his and Eidson's seventh win of the season, as well as their third overall podium.
 


Steven Aghakhani had a fantastic race in the No. 6 Lamborghini of Beverly Hills. The sixteen-year-old from Southern California started ninth overall and second in class, but grabbed two overall spots on the opening laps as he fought McKay Snow for the AM class win.


The pair had a great battle going until McKay suffered a flat tire shortly before the mandatory pit window was due to open, bringing out a full-course yellow and giving Aghakhani the lead. Aghakhani ducked into the pits as soon as the window opened. He pushed hard to build a big gap in the second-half of the race and moved the car through the field to a fifth-place overall finish to go along with his class win.
 


Ron Atapattu started the race seventh overall and third in ProAm in the No. 24 Elephantea Lamborghini of La Jolla. The cars were extremely bunched at the start and Atapattu unfortunately lost a few spots. He quickly recovered and drove a strong first stint before handing the car off to Liddy as soon as the pits opened.



Liddy wasted no time moving through the field, passing the second-place ProAm car on lap 19. Liddy continued to maneuver through the field with great pace to bring the third USRT car home sixth overall and second in class.
 


The team heads back to California to start prepping for their 'home' race at Laguna Seca on September 13th, 14th, and 15th.
 



 
QUOTES:
 


Jacob Eidson
- "Great race! Our goal was to get an overall podium and we did it. Damon made it a little exciting there towards the end, but aside from that he drove awesome. His pace was really good. We had a really good driver change. Everything came together. Hopefully we can keep doing that. It's been a great season and I'm enjoying driving with Damon and the team. Hopefully we can continue this at Laguna Seca."
 


Damon Ockey -
"Today's race was great! Jake started first in the car and made it up to P3 overall. He brought the car into the pits in really good shape. The car setup was really awesome as well. I got in the car and was able to do some pretty quick laps. I stayed ahead of some of the Pro guys. I think they had a few issues and drive-through penalties and that helped us get to P3 overall and P1 in class. Really, really fun race. I had a little bit of an off-road experience in the Oak Tree. I spun, but was able to only lose about three seconds on that lap, so it ended up not being too bad. Looking forward to Laguna Seca."
 


Steven Aghakhani
- "We had a great start in Race 2. The car was feeling extremely good. I had a little bit of contact with the leader in AM class. I shook it off and starting running laps behind him. We came again to the same corner and had another incident. He got a flat tire, but I was able to keep driving. We had a little bit of damage to our car, a little gash on the front right tire, so started driving the car home as safe as I could. We brought it home in first-place and I'm extremely happy about that. I'm also really happy with the guys and we're really excited about the next race out at Laguna Seca."
 


Ron Atapattu -
"Overall, it was a good race. I wish I could have avoided a little bit of mishap in the start of the race. We started seventh overall and third in class and finished sixth overall, second in class, so I'm happy with that. It was nice to get our third straight podium. I'm looking forward to maintaining that momentum for Laguna Seca."
 


Patrick Liddy -
"We had a really good race today. Ron lost a couple of spots at the start, but he drove a strong, consistent stint and brought the car into the pit stop in great shape. I was able to put down some really fast laps and move us past one of our ProAm competitors for get us another second-place podium finish. The team put together a great car and it was fun driving out there today. I can't wait to get to Laguna Seca and see if we can get our first class win."
 


Shane Seneviratne
- "Great weekend! Everyone did a great job! I've got to first thank the crew for an amazing job. They keep digging hard and working harder and that makes all the great results possible. Just want to give them the thanks they deserve for all their hard work all year. We've got a lot of work ahead of us preparing for the World Finals. We have to get all the stuff ready to ship, so they'll be working some more long hours getting ready. We're also hoping to add a fourth car for Laguna Seca, so I'm looking forward to that. 
 


Hats off to our drivers! What an amazing job they all did this weekend. Steven did a great job. He won his race today after a little bit of an incident yesterday, so I'm really happy for him. Damon and Jacob... they drove a great race! They got an overall podium, which has always been our goal for them, and they obviously won their class. Patrick and Ron did an amazing job as well. They keep on delivering with another second-place finish again. We got a lot of hardware this weekend."




- Trish Donovan, photos Jamey Price and John Potts
     

Permanent-URL: http://www.automobilsport.com/us-racetronics-proam-am-wins-vir---196200.html

26.08.2019 / MaP

More News

Gdovic and Michimi Earn Victory at Their “Home” Track VIR
25.08.2019
ProAm Duo of Ockey and Eidson Drive to Seventh Victory of the Season  Sunny skies and a dry racetrack were a welcome sight for the 16-car Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America field Sunday. After yest more >>
All Three US RaceTronics' Cars on Podium at VIR in LSTNA Round 7
25.08.2019
Ockey and Eidson Score Sixth Win of the Season in ProAm All five US RaceTronics drivers did phenomenal jobs in tough conditions at Virginia International Raceway in more >>
US RaceTronics Ready to Conquer Virginia International Raceway
22.08.2019
US RaceTronics arrived at Virginia International Raceway yesterday with their sights set on replicating their successes from Road America earlier this month. Damon Ockey and Jacob Eidson are still striving for the top step of th more >>
Maiden 2019 win for FFF Racing Team by ACM in Super Trofeo
07.08.2019
FFF Racing Team by ACM conquered its maiden 2019 Lamborghini Super Trofeo win. After taking the leadership of the championship in the previous rounds in Japan, the Chinese squad, racing in the Asian series managed by the Italian constructor, was able to achieve also its more >>
All Three USRT Entries on Podium on Sunday at Road America
07.08.2019
Atapattu Gets First Podium on the Season Sunday was a great day for US RaceTronics, with all three of their cars finishing on the podium. After Saturday's crash, Ron Atapatt more >>
Amici and Mitchell in Pro and Ockey and Eidson in ProAm complete Weekend Sweeps at Road America
05.08.2019
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 for 2019 among the four classes in the single-make series featuring Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo EVOs.  more >>
Driver Quotes after Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia, Korean race 2
04.08.2019
Lamborghini Super Trofeo AsiaKorea International CircuitSunday, August 4th  2019Takashi Kasai #63 FFF Racing Team, Pro Winner, Round 4, Race 2“I have to thank Juuso who did an amazing job in the second stint. In more >>
Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia 2019 Korea Race 8 Results and overall standings
04.08.2019
Lamborghini Super Trofeo AsiaKorea International CircuitSunday, August 4th  20191.#63/Pro/FFF Racing Team/Takashi KASAI (JPN)/Juuso PUHAKKA (FIN)/52:11.0232. #68/Pro/Gama Racing/Evan CHEN (TPE)/Chris VAN DER DRIFT (NZL)/+0.5923. #7/Pro-Am/L more >>
FFF Racing signs off in Korea with dramatic overall Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia victory
04.08.2019
Lamborghini Super Trofeo AsiaKorea International CircuitSunday, August 4th  2019FFF Racing Team Pro championship leaders Takashi Kasai and Juuso Puhakka took their first overall win of the 2019 season after seizing victory in Race 8 of the Lambo more >>
Ockey / Eidson Finish Second Overall with ProAm Win at Road America
04.08.2019
Aghakhani Gets Third Straight Podium in Am Class   They came into the weekend with a goal of an overall podium finish, and that's exactly what the ProAm duo of Damon Ock more >>
Amici and Mitchell earn overall win at Road America; Chad Reed wins in LB Cup
04.08.2019
  “America’s National Park of Speed” provided the perfect backdrop for the Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America championship to showcase the single-make series in Saturday’s fi more >>
Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America 2020 Season Includes First Visit to Toronto
03.08.2019
 Fans of Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America can start making plans for 2020 as the championship’s schedule for next year was released this evening. The first round more >>
US RaceTronics' Ockey and Eidson Looking to Extend ProAm Points Lead at Road America
01.08.2019
USRT Drivers Gunning for Overall Podium Finishes US RaceTronics' ProAm duo of Damon Ockey and Jacob Eidson are coming into this weekend's races at Road America with the goal of extendin more >>
Antinucci and Lewis Look to Extend Winning Streak at Road America
31.07.2019
For Richy Antinucci and Corey Lewis, the secret to their success in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America Championship this year is being on the same page in the race car. The co-d more >>
Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia standings ahead of South Korean round
31.07.2019
Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia 2019Round 4  Korea International Circuit, YeongamPoints Standings after Round 3, Race 2Pro Class1. Takashi Kasai 801. Juuso Puhakka 802. Evan Chen 762. Chris van der Drift 76 more >>
Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia - South Korea Entry List
31.07.2019
Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia 2019Round 4  Korea International Circuit, Yeongam1. #7/Pro-Am/Leipert Motorsport/Jake RATTENBURY (GBR)/Brendon LEITCH (NZL)2. #8/LC/Kamlung Racing Team/Kenneth LAU (HKG)3. #30/LC/yh Racing Team/Takamichi MATSU more >>
Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia Returns to South Korea
31.07.2019
....for Korea International Circuit DebutLamborghini Super Trofeo AsiaKorea International Circuit, YeongamThe Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia returns to South Korea as the championship makes its debut at the Korea International Circu more >>
Bonaldi Motorsport double win at Spa-Francorchamps
29.07.2019
In the fourth round of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Bartholomew-Middleton win Race 1, while Afanasiev-Kroes triumph in Race 2 and reach the top of the championship...The magic moment of Bonaldi Motorsport continues in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo: more >>
Kroes and Afanasiev extend points lead with third Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe win
27.07.2019
...of the season at Spa-FrancorchampsDanny Kroes and Sergei Afanasiev made it three Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe wins in four races after a charging drive from fourth on the grid in Race 2 at Spa-Francorchamps. The Bonaldi Motorsport team-mates now more >>
Lamborghini Super Trofeo Spa Race 2 classification
27.07.2019
Lamborghini Super Trofeo EuropeCircuit Spa-FrancorchampsSaturday, July 27th 2019   -SR more >>
Middleton/ Bartholomew fight back to claim stunning second win of the season at Spa
26.07.2019
Lamborghini Super Trofeo, Spa-FrancorchampsStuart Middleton and Jack Bartholomew claimed a sensational second Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe victory of the season in the opening race at Spa-Francorchamps, beating Bonaldi Motorsport team-mates Danny Kroes and more >>
SPA Lamborghini Super Trofeo Race 1 classification
26.07.2019
 LAMBORGHINI SUPER TROFEO EUROPECircuit de Spa FrancorchampsFriday, July 26th 2019  times remain provisionalprovisional-SRO- more >>
SPA, Lamborghini Super Trofeo Qualifying 1 and 2 full classification
26.07.2019
LAMBORGHINI SUPER TROFEO EUROPECircuit de Spa FrancorchampsFriday, July 26th 2019  QUALIFYING 2   more >>
Lamborghini Super Trofeo returns to magical Spa-Francorchamps for the 11th year
24.07.2019
Following a pair of exciting races on the sand dunes of Zandvoort a fortnight ago, the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe series heads to the mythical Spa-Francorchamps for the fourth round of the season, with the title fight evenly poised.  more >>
Anthony Lambert Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe - Zandvoort
17.07.2019
Deux Top 5 à Zandvoort et un Top 20 à Spa pour le week-end « Iron Man » d’Anthony LambertLes meetings en Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe s’enchaînent pour Anthony Lambert et son équipier Niels Lagrange. Deux more >>
Kroes and Afanasiev claim Dutch double in second Super Trofeo Europe race at Zandvoort
14.07.2019
After taking their maiden Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe triumph in Saturday’s opening race, Danny Kroes and Sergei Afanasiev completed a dream weekend by leading a Bonaldi Motorsport one-two in Race 2 at Zandvoort. Joint championship leader Vito Postigl more >>
Kroes victorious with Afanasiev in first Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe race at Zandvoort
14.07.2019
Bonaldi Motorsport pairing Danny Kroes and Sergei Afanasiev delivered a near-perfect performance to claim their first Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe race win of the season in the opening encounter at Zandvoort. The #3 Huracán Evo led away from pole position with home favourite Kroes staving off an attack from the #44 Imperiale Racing car of more >>
Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe heads north for maiden Zandvoort visit
11.07.2019
Following an exciting pair of races at Misano, Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe makes the trip from the Adriatic coast to the sand dunes of Zandvoort in the Netherlands for round three of the 2019 season. With two qualifying sessions to decide the starting grid for more >>
FFF Racing Team by ACM keeps championship lead in Fuji
09.07.2019
The first half of the season of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia went to the records for FFF Racing by ACM with the Fuji round. After Sepang and Suzuka, the Chinese squad set another triumphant week-end in Fuji, which saw Simo Puhakka and Takashi Kasai, in the latter's home round, scoring two overall podiums in Race-1 and Race-2, and winning the Pro class on Sunday. more >>
Driver quotes after Lamborghini ST Asia Fuji race 6
07.07.2019
Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia Fuji Speedway, JapanSunday, July 7th 2019Driver QuotesTakashi Kasai #63 FFF Racing Team, Pro Winner, Round 3, Race 2 more >>
Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia points standings after FUJI races
07.07.2019
Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia Fuji Speedway, JapanSunday, July 7th 2019Points Standings after Round 3, Race 2Pro Class1. Takashi Kasai 801. Juuso Puhakka 802. Evan Chen 762. Chris van der D more >>
Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia , Fuji race 6 classification
07.07.2019
Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia Fuji Speedway, JapanSunday, July 7th 2019Race 6 Results1. #38/Pro-Am/Hojust Racing/Afiq YAZID (MAS)/Toshiyuki OCHIAI (JPN)/51:29.3062. #66/Pro-Am/ Vincenzo Sospiri Racing/Alex AU more >>
Yazid and Ochiai jump to top of Pro-Am leaderboard with overall victory in Race 6 at Fuji Speedway
07.07.2019
Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia Fuji Speedway, JapanSunday, July 7th 2019Hojust Racing’s Afiq Yazid of Malaysia and Japan’s Toshiyuki Ochiai leaped to the top of the Pro-Am leaderboard after a powerful victory in Ra more >>
Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia FUJI race 5 result and standings
06.07.2019
Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia Race 5  JapanFuji SpeedwaySaturday, July 6th  2019Race 5 Results1. #68/Pro/Gama Racing/Evan CHEN (TPE)/Chris VAN DER DRIFT (NZL)/51:31.3002. #38/Pro-Am/Hojus more >>
Driver quotes after Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia Fuji race 5
06.07.2019
Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia Race 5  JapanFuji SpeedwaySaturday, July 6th  2019Driver QuotesChris van der Drift, #68 Gama Racing, Pro Winner, Round 3, Race 1 more >>
Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia Race 5 victory in Fuji for Gama Racing duo van der Drift and Chen
06.07.2019
Gama Racing’s Chris van der Drift and Evan Chen took the overall and Pro wins from pole in the opening race for Round 3 of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia at Japan’s 4.563km Fuji Speedway today, narrowing the gap on the Pro leaderboard to title rivals Juuso Puhakka and Takashi Kasai of FFF Racing Team to just a single point. more >>
Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia Fuji Entry List and overall standings
03.07.2019
Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia 2019Provisional Entry List – Round 31. #6/Am/FFF Racing Team/Steven LIN (CHN)2. #7/Pro-Am/Leipert Motorsport/Massimo VIGNALI (SIN)/Brendon LEITCH (NZL)3. #8/LC/Kamlung Racing Team/Kenneth LAU (HKG)/Michael CHOI (HKG more >>
Crucial mid-season Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia clash to be played out in foothills of mighty Mount Fuji
03.07.2019
The Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia roars to life in Japan again this weekend, this time with a return to the foothills of the mighty Mount Fuji for a thrilling double-header at Fuji International Speedway. Round 3 marks the mid-point of the Asian rounds of the cha more >>
Le plein de points pour Anthony Lambert à Misano
02.07.2019
Il ambitionnait de confirmer son entrée en matière prometteuse de Silverstone et il n’a pas déçu. Anthony Lambert a mis le cap au sud et le très beau circuit de Misano pour disputer la deuxième manche du Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe. more >>

Kategorien

STROOSSEN ENGLEN ASBL www.stroossenenglen.lu

Jobs Around the World

2001-2019 automobilsport.com full copyright