US RaceTronics Dominates ProAm and AM Classes at Watkins Glen International
Watkins Glen, New York (Saturday, June 29, 2019) – US RaceTronics drivers captured two more wins for the Southern California based team with Ockey and Eidson bringing home a fifth-place overall as they won the ProAm class in the No. 09
Lamborghini of Vancouver. Meanwhile Steven Aghakhani got his second win of the weekend in AM class behind the wheel of the No. 6 Lamborghini of Beverly Hills. Aghakhani finished sixth overall one spot in front of the No. 34 Lamborghini of Beverly Hills driven by pro drivers Bryce Miller and Patrick Liddy. Ron Atapattu had a great race in the No. 24 Elephantea Lamborghini of San Diego, posting his best result of the season in today’s race.
Coming off a second-place finish yesterday, Ockey started the race 11th overall and third in class. He quickly moved the No. 09 Huracan up two spots overall and up to second in class, which is where he was running when he turned the car over to Eidson. The exchange went exactly as planned and Eidson put down times quick enough to move the pair into first place. Both drivers drove strong, consistent stints and were able to extend their points lead in ProAm heading to the next two rounds at Road America. Aghakhani had an eventful second race of the season today in his effort to sweep the AM class in his LST debut weekend. The young driver started seventh overall and second in class before making contact with the No. 69 of Paul Tracy in the early laps of the race and dropping the No. 6 back to 14th overall and fourth in class. Aghakhani recovered quickly and started battling his way back through the field. Using a late pit strategy, he was able to come out of the mandatory pit stop leading the AM category. Consistently fast lap times in the second half of the race sealed Aghakhani’s sweep for his first weekend in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America championship and has him excited and already thinking about Road America.
Bryce Miller and Patrick Liddy had another tough race today, but brought the No. 34 Lamborghini of Beverly Hills home seventh overall giving USRT three cars in the top-10. Miller started eight overall and drove a hard stint moving up through the field. He turned the car over to Liddy from fifth-place, but a mistake in the pits and a tire issue ultimately cost the duo two spots. The pair are ready to put this weekend behind them and focus their energies on having a much better performance at Road America.
Ron Atapattu had his best finish of the season, bringing the Elephantea car home fourth in class. After a rough day yesterday, the LB Cup driver put in a great performance today. He fought hard and stayed competitive throughout the race, just barely missing his first podium of the season.