AUSTIN, Texas (September 21)- Returning to the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo North America after a whirlwind month in which he’s competed in both NASCAR and Red Bull Global Rallycross competition, World Stage Racing’s Brian Wong would re-team with O’Gara Motorsport for the latest rounds at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. Driving with team owner Tom O’Gara in the No. 69 Lamborghini Huracán LP 620-2, the duo would take fifth and sixth in class during the week’s double-header.
“Certainly we would have liked to have seen the podium, but we had clean series of races which is a positive,” stated Wong. “Tom did a great job as always, and he drove a smart race to stay clean and out of major trouble, which went a long way in our race week. Everyone on the team did a great job getting the car prepared, and we should be pleased with our race.”
As a double-header event set at the famed Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, Wong would team with O’Gara Motorsport for the fourth event in succession, driving alongside Tom O’Gara in the ProAm category. With Tom O’Gara having never driven at the circuit prior, the duo knew that running a clean race would be of key importance, with Tom doing an excellent job during both rounds.
During Thursday’s Race One, O’Gara would take starting duties for the team, handing the car over to Wong after the 20 minute mark. Unfortunately, with the event running largely under green flag conditions, Wong would be unable to make up the gap to the field in front of him for the remainder of the 50-minute race, finishing fifth in class.
During Friday’s Race Two, the event would follow a similar tone. Despite a couple of small spins, O’Gara would ultimately keep the car free of contact, handing the car over to Brian just past the 20-minute mark, where Wong would continue on to sixth.
Slowly becoming a regular fixture of the series, only one race in the championship remains, taking place in less than two weeks’ time at the famed Road Atlanta circuit. Race One will take place at 2:15 PM ET on Thursday, October 1, with Race Two taking place just one day later at 5:25PM ET.