Star Spangled Racing’s Tiger Tari flew to Portugal for the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Grand Finals in Portimao, and came home with a second-place trophy and a wealth of experience in his first international motorsports contest.
Up first in the four-race week was the final two rounds for competitors from the United States, as the Portimao races counted toward the North American championship.
Tari started race one in fourth position in the LB Cup class, and despite a damp track held serve the entire distance – narrowly missing a podium. Race two, later in the afternoon, told a different story.
Starting second, one position behind NTE Sport teammate and friend Fred Roberts, Tari battled around the same Portimao circuit that hosted Formula One in 2020 and 2021. At the checkered flag, Tari held his second position and earned his second career podium, just behind Roberts.
The final day of the event featured two races against Lamborghini Super Trofeo racers from around the world.
In race one, Tari steered clear of a number of on-track incidents and scored an impressive fifth-place finish in LB Cup competition. He was running in the same position in race two, looking for improvement, when a broken axle ended his successful overseas trip early.