MONTEREY, California (April 29, 2022) – TPC Racing’s three-pronged attack on the 2022 IMSA Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America championship begins this weekend in the season-opening doubleheader event at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca where a trio of all-new Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo EVO2 entries will compete in the Pro, Am and LB Cup classes.
Accomplished road racing talent Billy Johnson competes in the top-tier Pro Class at the wheel of the No. 71 DSC Sport/Erin Levitas Foundation Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo EVO2 (pictured at bottom). Johnson’s move into competition with TPC Racing builds on an extensive research and development and at-track coaching relationship that has been in place with TPC and DSC Sport the last few years.
The returning TPC Racing duo of Scott Schmidt and Trevor Andrusko compete in the Am class in the No. 38 DSC Sport/Erin Levitas Foundation Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo EVO2 (pictured at top) while debuting TPC Racing co-drivers Wesley Slimp and Tyler Hoffman will do battle in the LB Cup division in the No. 9 HNTB Companies Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo EVO2 (pictured below).
TPC Racing ran its first full season of Super Trofeo competition in 2021 with Schmidt and Andrusko, which followed the duo’s late-season debut and TPC’s mid-season entry into the series in 2020. Back to where it all began this weekend, Schmidt’s and Andrusko’s debut with TPC in 2020 was at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca.
Slimp and Hoffman tested in a previous generation Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo during the off season but join their teammates and the rest of the competition on the record 34-car entry list in racing the new Huracán Super Trofeo EVO2 for the first time this weekend.
The Lamborghini Super Trofeo weekend gets underway today with a pair of practice sessions. Saturday begins with two rounds of qualifying starting at 8 a.m. PDT and the weekend’s first 50-minute race scheduled to start that afternoon at 1:50 p.m. EDT. Sunday’s second and final race goes green at 9:40 a.m. PDT.
Harris Levitas, TPC Racing Director of Race Operations: “The 2022 season is going to be exciting for us. We’re running three Lamborghini Super Trofeo EVO2 cars, and that’s the most we’ve ever run as our Lamborghini team is expanding. We’ve had a lot of interest during the off season from other drivers wanting to get into the Lamborghini program. Lamborghini offers an amazing single-make racing platform series and I can’t say enough good things about the Lamborghini Squadra Corse team. A worldwide problem in every industry is shipping delays, but Lamborghini has worked so hard to help us get to this first race. There was a shipping delay on some of the new EVO2 package and Lamborghini provided engineers from Italy (pictured above) to fly in just help get our cars ready with our team. We really could not have made this first weekend without the help of Lamborghini. We’re really excited to be running three cars this year. I’ve really always wanted to go after that top class in the series and who better than Billy Johnson to step up with. Having this car in the Pro class will really showcase what the TPC Racing team is capable of. We had Wesley Slimp and Tyler Hoffman testing about three weeks ago using the car in last year’s form. They really adapted very well and have the potential to be frontrunners in the LB Cup class. It’s a real pleasure to have them join our team. With the returning effort of Scott Schmidt and Trevor Andrusko, there’s a lot of potential there to really show some strong results in the AM category. Scott’s been putting in a lot of work during the offseason, in both driving and simulation training, and those things have shown on the track with other cars that Scott races with us. I’m really excited to see how that translates into Lamborghini Super Trofeo.”
Billy Johnson, Driver No. 71 DSC Sport/Erin Levitas Foundation Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo EVO2: “I’m really excited to be in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Championship and driving for TPC. The team’s success and results across all levels of motorsports speak for themselves. We’re looking to taking that same success into this series, and the goal is to go for the Pro championship. It’s definitely going to be a bit of a tough start, not actually getting the cars until recently, so we’ll be a little bit on the back foot for the season opener at Laguna Seca. But I’m confident that we’ll quickly feel the car out, fight for wins and go after the championship. The EVO2 looks amazing. I just saw pictures of it and it’s probably the meanest, most aggressive Lamborghini that I’ve ever seen. It’s really going to be cool to be in a field of them and racing them.”
Trevor Andrusko, Driver No. 38 DSC Sport/Erin Levitas Foundation Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo EVO2: “This offseason has been a little bit weird because we opted not to do the World Finals last year and spend a little more time with Scott getting ready for this year. It’s kind of a new phase of his development. We’ve spent a lot of time in the simulators while also driving a lot of different cars in a lot of different series, so we’re going in with a stronger foundation this year. Scott’s pro debut was here at Laguna Seca, mine as well, in the new era of IMSA. We’ve actually spent the most amount of time at Laguna versus anywhere else that we’ve been, so it more-or-less feels like a home track at this point, even though it’s about the farthest away from home. When we came into Laguna for the first time I was a little bit intimidated because it was a track that I had never driven being from the East Coast. Now it feels more natural to me and to Scott, and I think we’re really developing a flow here. I think we can carry some momentum to start the season.”
Tyler Hoffman, Driver No. 9 HNTB Companies Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo EVO2: “We have had very limited time with the car leading up to the first event but we are looking forward to the challenge of adapting to a new car and series. I have been a big fan of Lamborghini Super Trofeo for awhile now, and it’s a great time to join the series as the EVO2 is released. Harris and I have known each other since college, so when we decided on Lamborghini, TPC was our first choice. Wesley and I have been racing together since 2019, and we are both feeling confident headed into the first round at Laguna. Our eyes on the prize! Sights are set on the top step of the podium.”
About TPC Racing: TPC Racing is the Mid-Atlantic’s premier maintenance, service, tuning and modification center dedicated solely to Porsche sportscars. TPC Racing specializes in R&D and sales of high-performance modifications for Porsche sports cars and race cars, offering a wide range of vehicle upgrades. Best known for a line of forced induction solutions for the Porsche 911, Cayman and Boxster, a long-time focus on only one make, Porsche, has enabled TPC Racing to become experts in Porsche service, tuning, and racing. In 2000, TPC Racing began entering races under its own banner, scoring an SGS-class Championship in 2004 in the Grand-American Rolex Series and was a class winner in the 2006 Rolex 24 At Daytona, and captured the 2013 and 2016 IMSA Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA Gold Cup Championships. More information can be found at http://www.TPCRacing.com.