Spinelli, Michimi share poles at Laguna Seca
Loris Spinelli and Juan Perez earned their seventh Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America pole position of the 2018 season as the Italian driver set the fastest lap in Pro-Am class and overall with a time 1:24.304 at the Laguna Seca track. The P1 Motorsport pair will lead the field to green in Saturday’s race one.
The next four positions were claimed by the four Pro class teams, led by Edoardo Piscopo (US RaceTronics/Lamborghini Beverly Hills) with a time of 1:24.680. Trent Hindman was second in the Wayne Taylor Racing/Lamborghini Paramus car at 1:24.750.
Damon Ockey, in his US RaceTronics-Lamborghini Calgary car, earned his fourth Am class pole of the year by laying down a time of 1:26.126. Currently second placed in the standings, the Canadian is a mere nine points behind class leader Ryan Hardwick (Dream Racing Motorsport-Lamborghini Atlanta) who finished third in class qualifying.
Parris Mullins, who along with teammate Mark Proto in their US RaceTronics-Lamborghini La Jolla car, earned the LB Cup pole position with a time of 1:27.618.
Shinya Michimi lead the second qualifying session with a time of 1:25.211 and will start from the pole in the second race of the weekend on Sunday.
Other class leaders in Q2 were Pro-Am driver Alex Popow (Wayne Taylor Racing-Lamborghini Paramus), Damon Ockey and Sheena Monk, who topped the LB Cup class after having won her first race at VIP three weeks ago in the Wayne Taylor Racing-Lamborghini Paramus car.
“I made a little mistake on my fastest lap but I am happy with the run of the car“, said Spinelli, “This track is difficult so we tried to save the tires and not push the car too hard.”
“The track conditions have been interesting this week“, commented Michimi, “We had some new tires and the issues seem to go away with those for a few laps with a good car and I was able to put some good laps together. Saturday and Sunday will be a battle to see who can save their tires. Who has the best tires at the end of the race will probably be in the best position.”