3 Races, 3 Wins For Lamborghini Calgary And Lamborghini Vancouver In Virginia
- August 24, 2015
- Auto Racing, Automotive News, Lamborghini of Vancouver, Weissach Vancouver
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O’Gara Motorsport finished 1st overall and 1st and 2nd in the Amateur class on Sunday to cap a 10 Podium weekend at Virginia International Raceway for Rounds 4, 5, and 6 of the North American Lamborghini Blancapain Super Trofeo Series. Brothers Ryan and Damon Ockey, racing for Lamborghini Vancouver and Lamborghini Calgary, finished 1st and 2nd in the Amateur class. Driving for O’Gara Motorsport, Edoardo Piscopo led the field from pole for the third time this weekend. As battles for position happened behind him, reigning Super Trofeo Europe and World Final Champion Piscopo quickly pulled away. He built a 13.326-second lead over the next 20 minutes. When the mandatory pit stop window opened, Piscopo handed the car to Antinucci, who continued to keep the pace. Antinucci built a gap of 27.624 seconds under green-flag racing. With just over three minutes to go, the first caution of the race was triggered by the No. 71 of Josh Norman making contact with the tire barrier in Turn 5. The race ended under caution, ensuring the third victory of the season for Antinucci and second for Piscopo.
Ryan Ockey continued his impressive streak of podium finishes as well with another win on Sunday to go with his two 2nd place finishes Saturday, moving him further ahead in the points lead in the Amateur class championship fight. Damon Ockey had his best weekend yet with a 3rd place overall (1st in class), along with a 2nd and 3rd place finishes, moving him into 3rd in the Amateur championship. “We had a little bit of a timing issue in the pit stop and he (Ryan Ockey) got ahead of me in the pit stop. I was right on him for about 4 or 5 laps and then we got into some traffic. Traffic held me up a little more than him and he got a good gap. I just never could close the gap again. It’s been great weekend overall. I got a 3rd, 2nd, and 1st. All the colors.”
RYAN OCKEY (No. 89 Lamborghini Vancouver, fourth, first Amateur): “The car was really hooked up well, and we had beautiful temperatures for the track. Just seemed to have the line today. I was a second and a bit quicker than yesterday. I don’t know. I just like Sunday mornings, I guess. Having this much time in the car on this track was just fantastic to learn all the subtleties, and I just had a fun, fun time. I’m grinning!”
DAMON OCKEY (No. 09 Lamborghini Calgary, fifth, second Amateur): “I was in front at first, and then we had little timing issue during the pit stop and Ryan (Ockey) got ahead of me in the pit stop. I was right on him for about four to five laps, and we got into some traffic and the traffic held me up more than him. He got a good gap, and I could never close it up. But overall it’s been great. I got a third, second and first, so all the colors!”
Next up for the team is Circuit of the America’s in Austin, TX.
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