Machavern claims first win of season
Dillon Machavern earned his first win of the season in round 7 of the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo North America at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. Machavern became the first Amateur class driver to win overall honors this season in his Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 fielded by Mitchum Motorsports. He beat Victor Gonzalez (Change Racing-Lamborghini Carolinas) to the by 8.860 seconds. Rounding out the podium was Gonzalez’s Change Racing teammate, championship leader Kevin Conway, in third place.
Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Europe driver Thomas Pichler was running second in the Lamborghini Dallas‘ car fielded by Jota Corse when he suffered a flat left rear tire with one minute remaining, dropping him to a heartbreaking eighth place.
Aaron Povoledo and Corey Lewis controlled the first part of the race from the pole until a pit stop violation at the driver’s change pushed them back, as they ended up finishing seventh in the Musante Motorsport entry representing Lamborghini Boston.
Machavern took the lead during that ill-fated pit stop by Povoledo-Lewis, losing it only for a lap when he made his mandatory 90-second stop. He regained the lead once Gonzalez pitted and led for the final 20 minutes of the 55-minute race.
The Lamborghini Palm Beach Gallardo driven by Lee Carpentier and fielded by Mitchum Motorsports finished second in the Amateur class, followed by David Welch in the car representing Lamborgini Vancouver and fielded by GMG Racing. Carpentier and and Welch finished fourth and fifth overall, respectively, as Amateur class drivers took three of the top five spots in the race.
This is only the second race weekend in the series for Machavern and first as a solo driver. He co-drove with Carpentier at Watkins Glen International, picking up a third-place Amateur finish.