ALTON, Va. – For the second straight yr, Brandon Gdovic gained a Lamborghini Tremendous Trofeo North The us race on his dwelling observe, getting in general and Pro class honors Sunday in the second race of the Virginia Int’l Raceway weekend.
The victory by more than 12 seconds was the first in 2020 for Gdovic, solo driver of the No. 46 Precision Efficiency Motorsports, Lamborghini Palm Beach Lamborghini Huracán Tremendous Trofeo EVO.
The 28-calendar year-previous gained 4 races past season, when he arrived in just two details of the driving championship.
“Definitely pleased to come house with a acquire at a household track,” Gdovic mentioned. “Growing up in Virginia and this was the first highway course I was ever on and what received me interested in the street-class aspect of racing. I enjoy coming to this put and really like profitable in this article even additional.”
Gdovic started off the 50-moment race 3rd but shed a few spots in a chaotic commencing that saw contact between polesitter Jacob Eidson and Leo Lamelas, sending both drivers off program and Lamelas out of the race.
Collection newcomer Sergio Jimenez jumped from sixth to initial in the bedlam and stayed out front until eventually he was bumped from powering by Madison Snow likely through the hairpin in turns 11 and 12. Snow was assessed a push-by means of penalty for incident duty.
From there, Gdovic worked his way to the front, generating his obligatory pit quit from the guide with 26 minutes remaining.
He was atop the scoring pylon again when the pit cycle done, primary Stevan McAleer in the No. 1 Prestige Efficiency with Wayne Taylor Racing, Lamborghini Paramus Huracán by almost two seconds.
With a flawless-running Huracán Super Trofeo, Gdovic pulled constantly away above the last 20 minutes to cross the end line 12.238 seconds forward of McAleer and co-driver Stuart Middleton in the No. 1.
Even with a put up-race penalty of .912 seconds for currently being short on his pit quit time minimum amount, Gdovic received handily.
“Especially driving solo, it is kind of tricky to get a earn with that a few-2nd-for a longer time pit prevent (that solo motorists must make),” Gdovic said. “The motor vehicle was super, super quickly these days. It was a disgrace we fell again there (at the commence), but the car was so very good I was ready to do the job my way up. We experienced a genuinely very good pit stop strategy, which assisted me leap the (No.) 1 motor vehicle. That was possibly the race-successful strategy there.”
Irrespective of the travel-by way of penalty, Snow recovered to end 3rd total and in Pro.
Eidson fell to very last in the 13-motor vehicle field as a end result of the opening-lap get in touch with, but he and Steven Aghakhani persevered and arrived back again to end fourth in general in the No. 6, retaining the issue guide in the Pro course by 4 more than Snow.
In ProAm, the No. 63 Adjust Racing, Lamborghini Charlotte Huracán shared by McKay Snow and Corey Lewis led each individual lap to claim their 3rd earn of the year.
Danny Official, earning his debut this weekend in the No. 99 Ansa Motorsports, Lamborghini Broward Huracán, took 2nd in class. Ashton Harrison and Andrea Amici, in the No. 25 Status General performance with Wayne Taylor Racing, Lamborghini Paramus Huracán, put third for their 3rd podium in 4 races.
Lewis and McKay Snow direct the ProAm standings by 12 points above Lamelas.
“The commencing of this race was rather wild, the caution at the beginning,” Lewis stated. “Fortunately, it kind of aided us in terms of monitor situation. McKay did an magnificent task on the initial stint obtaining the auto accurately where by we needed it to be. Towards the stop it was just variety of taking care of the gap, main our course and bringing it residence. It’s major for the championship and that’s our most important focus correct now.”
LB Cup saw a new winner for the to start with time in 2020, with Matt Dicken placing initial in the No. 36 Modify Racing, Lamborghini Charlotte Huracán.
Teammate Randy Sellari, in the No. 03 Lamborghini Charlotte Huracán, finished second right after remaining assessed a generate-as a result of penalty for a pit-speed violation. Tom Kerr concluded third for the second straight day in LB Cup driving the No 74 TPC Racing, Lamborghini Sterling Huracán.
Soon after four races, Sellari qualified prospects Dicken by 11 factors atop the LB Cup standings.
“It feels excellent,” Dicken mentioned of his initially earn. “Change Racing gave us a fantastic motor vehicle. It’s great to ultimately stand there on the top stage. It is a thing we’ve all been performing truly difficult for, for a very long time. I’m sensation much more and much more comfortable. Hopefully, accomplishment breeds results and we can continue on this through the 12 months.”