Kevin Conway takes the victory in Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo North America race at Watkins Glen

29 Jun 2014
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 Kevin Conway picked up his second win of the 2014 Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo North America series in Round 6 Saturday at Watkins Glen International. He earned the top spot in his No. 29 Gallardo LP 570-4 Super Trofeo representing Lamborghini Carolinas and fielded by Change Racing with a victory by .916 of a second over teammate Victor Gonzales in the No. 99 Lamborghini.

 "One of the fun things about the Blancpain Super Trofeo series is that you have to manage the race and manage your tires," Conway said. "Our Change Racing team gave us a great pit stop and got us back to the top. Just a solid day all around."

Cody Ware finished third in the Lamborghini Long Island entry fielded by Rick Ware Racing. Ware, 18, also was the first Amateur class finisher.

"I set out with a goal of just being smooth and consistent, staying out of trouble and just running my own race and not worrying about everybody around me," Ware added. "In the end, it paid off for me. I had to just watch my surroundings with everything happening on the track so I could avoid everything before it happened and prepare myself for what might happen. It was a fantastic weekend, and I couldn't have asked for anything better starting off in this series and can't wait to come back for Toronto."

Round 5 winner John Farano led the race from the start until the mandatory pit stop halfway through the race, with Conway trailing by less than a second. 

Each car is required to pit for at least two minutes to allow for the cars with multiple drivers to make the switch.  

After the field filtered through the pits, Farano fell to ninth place due to a drive-through penalty assessed for speeding on pit lane. Conway took over the lead for the remainder of the race.  

The No. 81 Lamborghini Chicago entry driven by Mark Boden and fielded by Fall-Line Motorsport finished second in the Amateur class, followed by co-drivers Lee Carpentier and Dillon Machavernin the No. 24 Lamborghini Palm Beach Gallardo fielded by Mitchum Motorsports

 "We had a pretty bad race yesterday," stated Boden. "We got our diffuser torn off in the first couple of laps, and we ended up getting black-flagged and had to come in. We didn't get a good lap time and started further back today than we would have liked. I had a good start and picked off a few positions and then a few more. I think I worked somewhere up to sixth or so. On the restart at the full-course caution, I had another great start and picked up a few more spots. I was lucky enough to get back to the lead pack, and it was a dogfight with those top four positions. Real big thanks to Lamborghini Gold Coast in Chicago and all my guys at Fall-Line. The Pirelli tires held up great, especially with such a warm day. My first race for Fall-Line in the Trofeo cup was wonderful. It has a lot of potential." 

This was Conway's first victory since Round 2 in March at Sebring International Raceway.  The series travels to Canada for the next two rounds, July 11-13 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Bowmanville, Ontario.

 In Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo - Europe competition this weekend at Circuit Paul Ricard, Milos Pavlovic won Race 1 in the No. 3 Bonaldi Motorsport and Jeroen Mul picked up the victory in Race 2 in the No. 22 Automobili Lamborghini RT Germany. The next round of the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Europe is July 25-26 at Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium. 

The Asian Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo championship resumes Aug. 30-31 at the Fuji Speedway in Oyama, Japan.

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