Lewis-Poveledo take first win
Corey Lewis and Aaron Povoledo earned their first victory of the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo North America season, winning Round 9 at Virginia International Raceway. Povoledo and Lewis ran away with the race in their Gallardo LP 570-4 Super Trofeo representing Lamborghini Boston and fielded by Musante Motorsport, with a victory of 15.055 seconds over championship leader Kevin Conway in the Change Racing car representing Lamborghini Carolinas. Lewis and Povoledo led from wire to wire after Povoledo qualified the team on the pole. Lewis, first in the car, built a 15-second lead before a caution bunched the field. The Musante team took the yellow flag opportunity to make the driver switch. Conway’s Change Racing teammate, Victor Gonzalez, rounded out the top three in Lamborghini Carolinas entry.
Dillon Machavern finished fourth and first in the Amateur division. Machavern took first in the Amateur standings. Musante Motorsports teammates Joe Courtney and Peter Argetsinger finished second in the Amateur class for Lamborghini Boston, followed by Kevin O’Connell in the Lamborghini Houston fielded by Rick Ware Racing.
Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Europe driver Jake Rattenbury finished 12th for Jota Corse Racing representing Lamborghini Dallas after qualifying second in his first race in the North America series.
Conway is on the brink of his second consecutive season championship. He leads second place John Farano – who is not competing this weekend – by 42 points and third-place Gonzalez by 45. Conway must lead after Round 10 Sunday by 31 points or more to seal the championship.