IMSA Lamborghini Series
A thrilling addition to the EchoPark Automotive Texas Grand Prix NASCAR weekend, the Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America series opens its 2021 season at Circuit of The Americas.
Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America represents the most exciting single-make GT car series on the continent. The series is sanctioned by the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA), which oversees regulation and operation of six professional sports car racing series and part of the NASCAR family. Teams and drivers compete in identically prepared Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo Evo cars. Boasting more than 600 horsepower and advanced aerodynamics for slick cornering, the lightning-quick Huracáns are ideally suited to put on a memorable show on the world-class COTA road course.
Each weekend round consists of a pair of 50-minute races preceded by two practices and qualifying. Every car must make a mandatory pit stop during each race, coming within a time window that opens 20 minutes after the race start and closes 10 minutes later.
Four classes are contested in Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America races. The Pro class is open to drivers who have achieved a Gold or Silver rating according to the annual FIA driver categorization. The ProAm class requires a Bronze-rated driver paired with a Gold or Silver driver. The Am class is open only to Bronze drivers. Finally, the LB Cup class is open to Bronze drivers who meet specific Lamborghini Cup requirements.
Cars in the Pro, Am and LB Cup classes may use one or two drivers in the race. ProAm class entries must have two drivers. Entrants with two drivers must make a driver change during the mandatory pit stop, which must be at least 90 seconds if there are two drivers and 93 seconds for a solo driver.
Among the drivers to watch are Steven Aghakhani and Jacob Eidson, who are looking to advance one position in the Pro class after finishing just three points shy of winning the 2020 championship. Randy Sellari won the LB Cup championship last year and moves up to the Am class in 2021.
Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America last raced at COTA in 2016, with current NASCAR/INDYCAR driver Santino Ferrucci winning both races. Series officials are expecting a potential record number of entries this season, including newcomer teams Kelly-Moss Road & Race, Taurino Racing, Performance Tech Motorsports, MCR and TR3.
This year’s Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America schedule calls for rounds at some of the country’s most respected permanent road courses. Following COTA on the 2021 calendar will be stops at Watkins Glen International, Road America, VIRginia International Raceway and Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America is one of three regional Lamborghini Super Trofeo series around the globe. The others are in Europe and Asia. Each series runs its own schedule before they converge in Misano, Italy, in late October. There, they will each contest their region’s final round, followed by the World Finals with competitors from all three series racing together to determine the Lamborghini Super Trofeo World Champion in each class.