WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (July 3, 2015) – Following a two-month break since the most recent round of the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Series North America, World Stage Racing’s Brian Wong would impress yet again with a fourth-place finish during this past weekend’s event at the famed Watkins Glen International.
“Anytime you can get behind the wheel of a race car it’s a good weekend,” stated Wong. “The new Huracán is an amazing car to drive, and I couldn’t be more appreciative of everyone at World Stage Racing and O’Gara Motorsport for the opportunity. We had high hopes for a podium, but given the circumstances a fourth is still something to be satisfied with. We still have a number of events lined up for the summer, and hopefully this is just the beginning”
Driving in the Pro-Am category, the Newport Beach native would be teamed with O’Gara Motorsport team principal Tom O’Gara. A relative newcomer to the sport, O’Gara is now in his third season of competition, with Wong taking on the senior duties for the No. 14 Lamborghini Huracán LP620-2.
For Friday’s Race One, Tom O’Gara would take on starting duties, putting a premium focus on a steady pace and consistent laps. Due in part to a series of yellow flags, the sportsman driver would get limited run time under green conditions, keeping tabs on the field in front until the opportunity to pit came at the race’s 20-minute mark.
Unfortunately, as the team began its mandatory pit stop for tires and a driver change, a pit miscue would result in a slow stop for the team, with Wong in the car but with a substantial deficit to make up to the field in front of him.
Once behind the wheel, Wong would show strong pace during his remaining 30 minutes behind the wheel. Setting a series of quick laps, the Chinese-American would actually set the fastest time in the Pro-Am category, which would have primed the team well for Race Two. Unfortunately, the gap to the field in front of him was simply too large after the challenging pit stop, meaning fourth was the top finish he’d be able to achieve.
As fate would have it, torrential rains on Saturday would result in a cancelled Race Two, muting Wong’s opportunity to show his true form.
With Wong and World Stage still lining up a number of events over the summer, the team will provide additional updates shortly as the calendar becomes firmed up.