US RaceTronics arrives at the famed Watkins Glen International this weekend geared up to add some more wins to their season total.
The Pro team of Edoardo Piscopo and Patrick Kujala anticipate a good weekend on the 3.4 mile, 11-turn road course in the Arrow-sponsored No. 50 Lamborghini of Beverly Hills. The duo is just two points out of first place in the championship and are confident that they can reclaim the points lead with another strong showing. The pair have been on the podium in all four races thus far this season including their win in Round 2 at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca.
With a win in Round 4 of the LB Cup championship, Ofir Levy and Jon Hirshberg have momentum coming into this weekend. The pair tested at the storied track earlier this month and expect the knowledge gained to give them the advantage they need to get back into the winner's circle. Having been on the podium in three of the four rounds in the books this season, they are definitely contenders in their No. 13 MexiWood / Dakine Lamborghini of Rancho Mirage.
John Hennessy also attended the test at Watkins Glen this month and is excited about how well the Arrow sponsored No. 33 Lamborghini of Charlotte performed. Hennessy was moved to the extremely competitive Am class at the beginning of season due to his quick pace in early practices and stellar performance at the end of last season when he swept all of four of his races to win the World Championship. He’s confident after the test that this weekend will have him back on the podium.
While Damon Ockey and Patrick Liddy were unavailable to test their No. 8 VF Engineering Lamborghini of San Diego this month, both drivers have experience at the circuit and are confident that they will be on the podium at least once if not twice by the end of the weekend. The pair have one overall pole along with two fourth place finishes, but encountered some unfortunate luck in two of the rounds. While that has them currently sitting fourth in the points, both drivers are confident that this weekend will be the pivot point for their season and they have high expectations for the balance of the season.
Stop by and catch all the action. The team begins the weekend with two practice sessions on Thursday, June 23, 2022. Qualifying will be Friday at 9:50 a.m., with Race 1 going green that afternoon at 2:25 p.m.. Sunday’s Race 2 starts at 12:05 p.m. (all times local).
Edoardo Piscopo - “Watkins Glen is personally my favorite track in the US. I had my first ever pole in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo US Series and I look forward to an aggressive race weekend. Me and Patrick are ready.”
Patrick Kujala - “Exciting race weekend coming ahead. Hopefully we can do well and bring a good result for the team.”
Damon Ockey - “Looking forward to heading east for our next race at Watkins Glen. Our VF Engineering car is performing great. The US RaceTronics/Change Racing team has been doing an amazing job on the car. Watkins Glen is one of my favorite tracks so it will be good to be back.”
Patrick Liddy - “It's been a few years since I raced here at Watkins, but we had the opportunity to test the new car and tire compound a few weeks ago with good results. Looking forward to some redemption after NOLA this race weekend.”
Ofir Levy - “I feel confident coming into race weekend here with some solid testing under our belt and sitting 2nd in the championship points. Looking forward to a great race with USRT.”
Jon Hirshberg - “Watkins Glen was the home of my first race with Lamborghini in 2019. We have built a lot of pace and experience since then and I am looking forward to putting it on the line this weekend."
John Hennessy - “This will be my first race at Watkins Glen and I can’t think of a mere perfect venue to have my best finish of the season. The USRT team has set me up with a great car, the weather looks good and now I’ll go out and give it my best!"
Eddie Littlefield, Team Principal - I am proud of the way the teams have come together! The transition had been smooth and our performance on track is only going to get stronger. We expect to run at the top of each class at the Glen!
* Lamborghini Photos Courtesy of Jamey Price / AMG Photo Courtesy Brian Cleary/SRO