ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (Aug. 4, 2016) – US RaceTronics makes its first visit to the famed Road America 4.048-mile, 14-turn circuit this weekend for Rounds 5 and 6 of the 2016 LBSTNA Championship. The team is coming off a podium-filled event at Watkins Glen and is looking to carry their momentum through this weekend’s two races.
US RaceTronics welcomes back 2015 LBSTNA Champion Richard Antinucci who will be once again co-driving the No. 17 Lamborghini of Beverly Hills car alongside Brian Thienes who’s been in the co-driver’s spot through the first four rounds of the Championship.
“I’m really excited to rejoin my friends and teammate at US RaceTronics for Rounds 5 and 6 of the championship,” Antinucci said. “I’ve never been to Road America before, which makes it more challenging to get up to speed, but that should be a fun challenge. The team is coming off a double overall podium and a couple of class wins, so there’s a big buzz here right now. We’re on a high and plan to stretch that into this weekend’s racing at Elkhart Lake. Andiamo!”
Antinucci’s co-driver, Brian Thienes, is confident that the team can continue their success and get good results this weekend.
“I’m looking forward to working with the professional crew at US RaceTronics and Richie Antinucci as we try for back to back wins in the Pro AM class,” Thienes said. “The team did a really good job preparing the car and I expect good results.”
Am class points leader, Damon Ockey, is happy with the team’s performance this season and is excited at the prospect of another competitive weekend for the No. 09 Lamborghini of Calgary.
“The team is learning more each time we race so I’m pretty happy with that,” Ockey said. “Coming off a solid weekend at Watkins Glen the only issue we had there was blistering tires in the second race. We are working on a strategy for that if it happens again. Road America is long and can be tough on tires. US RaceTronics have been great so far in their rookie season and have hit problems head on. I’m looking forward to some more great racing in Rounds 5 and 6 at Road America this weekend.”
Team owner, Shane Seneviratne, is proud of the overall performance of the team this season and is confident that their hard work and dedication will continue to lead to successes the remainder of the season.
“I can’t begin to tell you how happy I am with the team’s performance through the first four rounds of the 2016 season,” Seneviratne said. “The crew has put in the extra hours necessary for us to be a success in our first year together. Add to that, we have a stable of great drivers who are extremely competitive. With Patrick (Kujala) running in Europe, we’ve been extremely fortunate to have Richard available to help us out. I have confidence in all the drivers who drive for us and except to see good results again this weekend.”
Catch this weekend’s action at one of the fastest permanent road courses in North America as the 2016 Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo North American Series takes the track for Rounds 5 and 6 at Road America in Elkhart Lake, WI. LBSTNA starts with practice at 9:45 a.m. and 2:50 p.m. (CT) on Friday, August 5, 2016. Saturday, Aug. 6 kicks off with qualifying at 8:35 a.m. and finishes up the day with Race 1 starting at 5:50 p.m. The weekend wraps up with the Round 6 race at 12:25 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 7.
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*Photos Courtesy of Jamey Price