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It’s not every day your fire bottle goes off when racing, but this one did (VIDEO)


November 19-22, 2015: Lamborghini Super Trofeo at Sebring Intl Raceway. #76 Josh Hurley, Musante Courtney Racing, Lamborghini of Miami, Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4

Jamey Price / Lamborghini

This weekend, champions were crowned at the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo World Final in Sebring, Fla. at the legendary, historic and bumpy Sebring International Raceway.

The champions included Patrick Kujala (Huracán PRO), Corey Lewis (Huracán PRO-AM), Ryan Ockey (Huracán AM), Jake Rattenbury (Gallardo PRO-AM) and Brandon Gdovic (GallardoAM), the latter four having competed in the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo North America series.

One of the drivers who was close to winning a title but didn’t after being contacted out by another driver in the second of two World Final races on Sunday was American Josh Hurley, who had won three races in the previous three days in the No. 76 Musante-Courtney Racing Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 in the Gallardo class.

In Saturday’s race, while under braking for Turn 17, arguably Sebring’s toughest corner, Hurley’s fire bottle become automatically activated from the aerodynamics - as he broke and as one of the newer Super Trofeo cars, the new Lamborghini Huracán LP 620-2, came by to his inside.

Despite being hit in the face - cue the Rob Riggle “In the Face!” clip from “The Hangover” if you like - Hurley continued on to win in class, and ultimately ended third overall in the race after the race’s winner on track was issued a post-race penalty for contacting another car.

Even better, there was no fire on the car.

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