RacerViews photographer, Jim Fonseca was at the TUSCC Laguna Seca round over the weekend. Here we take a look at the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Series.
MONTEREY, Calif. (May 3, 2014) – 2013 World Final winner Andrew Palmer earned his first victory of the 2014 Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo North America season, dominating the 50-minute race at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
Palmer, from Chicago, won the race under caution in the No. 14 Lamborghini Beverly Hills Gallardo LP 570-4 Super Trofeo. He started from pole and led by 20 seconds when Tom O’Gara spun off track into the tire barriers in Turn 4 with six minutes remaining, creating the race-ending full-course caution period.
“We started on the pole, and the GMG Racing guys and Lamborghini crew had an awesome car for us,” Palmer said. “We knew we were going to be quick, and we just needed to manage the race and manage the tires. We just got a groove going and laid out good laps times and built up a really nice gap. It was a nice, easy drive for us without a lot of pressure from anybody.
“I think we have the best car on the grid. To build up a 20-second gap is fantastic.”
ONTEREY, Calif. (May 4, 2014) – 2013 World Final winner Andrew Palmer finished a sweep of both Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo North America races this weekend at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, winning Race 2 on Sunday, May 4.
Palmer, from Chicago, became the first two-time winner in the series this season in the No. 14 Lamborghini Beverly Hills Gallardo LP 570-4 Super Trofeo. He led all but four laps of the 50-minute race on the 11-turn, 2.238-mile circuit, losing the top spot only as the field cycled through its mandatory pit stop.
“After the second practice session, we were the quickest car in every session and led every session, so I couldn’t be any happier,” Palmer said. “It was a great experience running here. As a kid I used to dream about it, playing it on the PlayStation, so to finally get to drive here and get two wins is surreal.”
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