WATKINS GLEN, New York (June 23, 2022) – TPC Racing’s three-car IMSA Lamborghini Super Trofeo program is hunting for more podiums this weekend at Watkins Glen International, June 23-25, during rounds five and six of the season-long championship.
Wesley Slimp and Tyler Hoffman will co-drive the No. 9 HNTB Companies Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo EVO2 in the Am class, with Scott Schmidt driving the No. 38 DSC Sport/Erin Levitas Foundation Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo EVO2 in LB Cup and Billy Johnson returning to the No. 71 DSC Sport/Erin Levitas Foundation Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo EVO2 in the ultra-competitive pro class.
The pair of 50-minute races run on Friday, June 24, at 2:25 p.m. ET and Saturday, June 25 at 12:10 p.m. Both can be seen live on IMSA.com.
TPC Racing is carrying momentum from the last race at NOLA Motorsports Park, where the team scored a double podium finish in the same race. Schmidt scored his first top-three finish in the LB Cup class in his first attempt at a solo effort, while Slimp and Hoffman led laps in the Am class before finishing in second place – in wet and rainy conditions.
Though a penalty relegated Johnson to a fifth-place finish in the Pro class, he also led laps during the race in a strong weekend for TPC Racing.
Slimp and Hoffman enter the Watkins Glen doubleheader fourth in the Am-class points. Despite early-season gremlins, Johnson is still in the Pro class hunt, sitting sixth, while Schmidt earned his points in the Am class during the season opener before moving to a solo effort in LB Cup.
The Watkins Glen event began on Thursday, June 23, with a pair of practice sessions. The championship will qualify at 9:30 a.m. ET on Friday morning before the 2:25 p.m. race, and get a breather before Saturday’s 12:10 p.m. ET race.
Harris Levitas, TPC Racing Director of Race Operations: “Our TPC Racing team has been hard at work going through all three cars after the New Orleans races. We finally had a chance to test between races this year and had a really successful test at Watkins Glen a few weeks ago. We feel that we are headed in the right direction and should be able to fight at the front of the field in Pro, Am and LB Cup. It was nice to have all of the drivers out at the test getting more seat time in the cars as well and I think everyone is much more comfortable going into the Watkins Glen race. Watkins Glen marks the halfway point of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo season so now we are looking to put good points on the board and go for more podium finishes.”
Tyler Hoffman, Driver, No. 9 HNTB Companies Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo EVO2: “Watkins Glen is a legendary track for sure! I’m looking forward to getting started on Thursday morning. It was great to get some testing in and have the opportunity to learn the car a bit more. We have made some big progress and started to uncover the potential of the car. The goal is to still win the championship, despite getting bumped up and forfeiting half of our race win points at Laguna. Approaching the midway point of the season, we are in a good place to do so and need to close the gap a little bit to the points leader and make that happen in Portimao!”
Billy Johnson, Driver, No. 71 DSC Sport/Erin Levitas Foundation Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo EVO2: “It’s been great to finally have the car back in the shop and go through it. The success in any racing goes back to the hard work in the shop and squaring away everything. We’re really thankful to Lamborghini for getting a car available for me to race in this championship this year, but with everything going on in the world we got it really late, we got the body kit super late, and it just hasn’t been possible to go through it. Now that we are, we’re starting to pay those dividends with better results on track. I’m really looking forward to seeing that translate this weekend and bring some hardware back to the team.”