By Mark Robinson
Ideal sunny weather greeted the Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America field for a pair of qualifying sessions Friday to set starting grids for the 2020 season-opening weekend at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.
The first race takes the green flag later Friday, with the second event of the doubleheader weekend slated for Saturday morning.
Driving the No. 16 Change Racing, Lamborghini Charlotte Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo EVO, Madison Snow claimed the overall pole and top starting spot in the Pro class for Race 1 with a lap of 2 minutes, 6.030 seconds (115.637 mph) around Road America’s high-speed and challenging 4.048-mile permanent road course. Snow and Bryan Sellers, who teamed to win the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GT Daytona title in 2018, are sharing the No. 16 Lamborghini this weekend.
Jacob Eidson, the 2019 ProAm champion who moved to the Pro class this year, went a hundredth of a second quicker than Snow to win the overall pole for the second race with a lap of 2:06.020 (115.646 mph) in the No. 6 US RaceTronics, Lamborghini Beverly Hills entry. Eidson is paired in the car with Steven Aghakhani.
Corey Lewis, fresh off a Road America win last weekend in the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge, took the ProAm Race 1 pole at 2:07.287 (114.495 mph). Lewis is the defending Pro co-champion and teamed this weekend with McKay Snow, the defending Am class champ, in the No. 63 Change Racing, Lamborghini Charlotte Lamborghini.
Andrea Amici won the ProAm pole for Race 2 with a lap of 2:08.583 (113.341 mph) in the No. 25 Prestige Performance with WTR Lamborghini, Lamborghini Paramus entry he co-drives with Ashton Harrison.
Victor Gomez IV is the lone Am entry and posted best laps within 0.012 of a second to take pole honors in his class. Gomez is solo driving the No. 29 Change Racing, Lamborghini Charlotte car. Randy Sellari swept qualifying honors in LB Cup, pushing his No. 03 Change Racing, Lamborghini Charlotte Huracán to best laps of 2:10.460 and 2:09.851, respectively.
Race 1 begins at 5:15 p.m. ET Friday, with Race 2 at 10:15 a.m. Saturday. All the action streams live on IMSA.com/tvlive. Each race is 50 minutes in length, with a mandatory pit stop to take place between the 20- and 30-minute marks.
The Road America opener is the first of five doubleheader weekends on the Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America schedule. Other rounds are set for VIRginia International Raceway (August 21-23), Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta (September 4-6), WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca (October 30-November 1) and Sebring International Raceway (November 11-13).