Season 2. Round 1. With a sharp bark, series champion Kevin Conway fires up his V10 Gallardo in the staging area at Sebring International raceway. This place and these cars. Now that is something special.
At the end of last season, I heard rumors of what the schedule would be for the coming season. Not that the races were bad in 2013, but Calabogie and Fontana don’t exactly scream history and prestige. Sebring, Laguna Seca, Mosport, Watkins Glen and Road Atlanta do though. So it was with great joy, I packed my bags and camera gear to join the Super Trofeo series in sunny Florida for round 1. And we were not disappointed.
By the end of the second race on Friday afternoon we had had a 19 year old American, who became Lamborghini World Champion for 2013, on pole position, two different race winners, including the defending series champion for one of them, a margin of .4 seconds separating first and second place in race 1, lots of drama and action, and finally tons of well deserved attention on the series. It was about as successful an opening weekend as you could hope for.
If the season ahead is as exciting as round 1 was, I think fans at the IMSA series’ races are in for a spectacular treat. On to Laguna Seca where the Lamborghinis will face the infamous “corkscrew” for round 2 in early May!
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