ELKHART LAKE, Wisconsin (August 8, 2023) – TPC Racing made a competitive return to the IMSA Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America series last weekend at Road America where new team co-drivers Shehan Chandrasoma and Bryson Lew co-drove the No. 20 TPC Racing/Lamborghini Austin Huracán Super Trofeo EVO2 to a third-place ProAm class finish in Sunday’s final 50-minute race of the weekend.
Starting driver Lew and closer Chandrasoma never ran out of the top three for the duration of Sunday’s sprint and garnered some valuable championship points for Chandrasoma’s ongoing bid for a second-straight IMSA Super Trofeo championship. Chandrasoma won last year’s Am class title in his rookie season of professional motorsports competition and was joined as a 2022 Super Trofeo series champion by Lew, who shared the ProAm championship with his then co-driver.
The Road America weekend saw both drivers and the TPC Racing team perform like the champions they are. Chandrasoma took the start for Saturday’s first race of the weekend only to be forced to retire early in the event when the No. 20 broke an axle half shaft.
The TPC crew immediately went to work on repairs and the Lamborghini Austin No. 20 was ready to go long before for the start of race two early Sunday afternoon. Lew started second in the ProAm field and battled in the lead pack for the entirety of his race-opening stint.
Taking over for Lew, Chandrasoma picked up the fight for the run to the finish and only some untimely caution periods that slowed the race kept him from challenging the top two competitors for the win.
TPC Racing first entered IMSA Super Trofeo North America competition late in the 2020 season. The team ran the full 2021 and ’22 Super Trofeo seasons and returns for TPC’s fourth year in the all-Lamborghini series for the remainder of the season with Chandrasoma.
Next up for TPC Racing on the IMSA Super Trofeo North America schedule is Rounds 7 and 8 of the 2023 championship in a doubleheader schedule of races at VIRginia International Raceway, August 25 – 27.
Harris Levitas, TPC Racing Director of Race Operations: “Our first weekend back in IMSA Super Trofeo was really fantastic. The TPC Racing team worked so hard to get the Lamborghini Austin Huracán dialed in for Shehan and Bryson, and I couldn’t be prouder of the job that everybody did. Our engineering staff was on point this weekend, and the drivers Shehan and Bryson did a great job. It all wouldn’t be possible without the support of Lamborghini Austin this season, and it is really great to be back in the IMSA Super Trofeo paddock. The level of competition is definitely getting higher every year in the Super Trofeo series. Lamborghini has done an amazing job putting the series together and really building the foundation for great competition. We are very excited to head back to VIR for the next race weekend. It’s a track that is close to home for us, we go over there several times a year, and we have had tons of success there.”
Shehan Chandrasoma, Driver – No. 20 TPC Racing/Lamborghini Austin Huracán Super Trofeo EVO2: “It was definitely a setback Saturday with the drama that happened from the half shaft breaking. I think we could have finished on the podium, but we got back into the points game for the championship on Sunday. Bryson gave me an extremely good car in a very good position, I was able to keep it consistent and placed third. If I would have kept a little closer to the cars in front of me I think we could have got second or first. We will shoot for better at VIR, it’s definitely one of my favorite tracks out there for the season and I am excited.”
Bryson Lew, Driver – No. 20 TPC Racing/Lamborghini Austin Huracán Super Trofeo EVO2: “I am just really fortunate to be back in the seat for this race. I’d like to thank Renegade Manufacturing Group for helping me out with this race and the Chandrasoma family for trusting me with the car. Based off of Saturday’s race, I knew I had to keep a clean start and then I could pick off positions from there. It feels great to be back on the podium, and I am just happy to be driving with Shehan.”
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.