The seven-time championship winning Prestige Performance Racing with Wayne Taylor Racing team announced today its driver lineup for the 2020 Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America Championship season. For this first race of the season, the Wayne Taylor Racing stable fields five drivers to compete in three different classes (PRO, PRO|AM, LBCUP) around Road America’s challenging 14-turn, 4.048-mile road course.
Wayne Taylor Racing enters its fifth season in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America Championship with seven North American PRO-Driver, Team and Dealer Championship titles. The team was crowned overall Champions at the 2017 World Finals and finished the 2018 and 2019 season in the top-three in the PRO, AM and PRO-AM Classes.
Coming off Lamborghini Super Trofeo European championship where he placed third overall, Stuart Middleton takes over the helm of the No. 1 Prestige Performance WTR Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo in the PRO class alongside sportscar veteran Stevan McAleer. McAleer, 2019 Pirelli GT4 America East – PRO|AM Champion and 2019 IMSA Prototype Challenge – LMP3 Runner-Up, will also split his time competing in the IMSA Prototype Challenge and GT3 America championships.
Ashton Harrison and Andrea Amici return to the Wayne Taylor Racing team as co-drivers in the PRO-AM class piloting the No. 25 Harrison Contracting Lamborghini ST. In 2019, Harrison secured six pole positions, set two track records, ran the fastest laps at eight of 12 LB Cup races, and led the most laps of any other driver in and out of the LB Cup class. At the 2019 Lamborghini season finale weekend in Jerez, Spain, Harrison made history by becoming the first female racer to win a World Finals race.
Amici, who raced in 2019 with Sandy Mitchell in the No. 1 Prestige Performance PRO class effort, helped bring the team three wins, nine podiums, three poles while finishing second in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo World Final.
Sydney McKee joins the championship winning organization for the first time and will drive the No. 87 FaDa Racing Lamborghini Super Trofeo in the LB Cup category. McKee, 2018 GT4 Class Trophy East Champion, made her Professional debut earlier this year racing in the Michelin Pilot Challenge during 2019 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season opener at Daytona International Speedway.
Following the season opener at Road America, the Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America Championship will resume at VIRginia International Raceway (August 21-23), and then follow at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta (Sept. 4-6), WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca (Oct. 30 – Nov. 1), with the season concluding at Sebring International Raceway (Nov. 11-13).
Stevan McAleer, No. 1 Prestige Performance Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo (PRO)
“Very cool opportunity to be in the No. 1 car this season with Wayne Taylor Racing in Super Trofeo. The last few years I have been working with some of the past WTR drivers at select events coaching and co-driving, but it will be a very different ball game this year as I get a crack at going after the overall Championship with Stuart. The No. 1 Prestige Performance car has always run up front and I look to continue the trend and challenge for wins right out the box”
Stuart Middleton, No. 1 Prestige Performance Lamborghini Super Trofeo (PRO)
“I can’t wait to get back racing again, it's been a long layoff with the Covid 19 situation. I'm really thankful to the team to be given this opportunity to race the No.1 Prestige Performance Lamborghini Super Trofeo in the North American Championship, I’ve got a full year of experience in the Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo in Europe and notched up 8 podiums , I can’t wait to get going on some of the fantastic circuits on the calendar. It should be a great season.”
Ashton Harrison, No. 25 Harrison Contracting Lamborghini Super Trofeo (AM)
“Andrea and I are looking forward to starting the season off at Road America and being back with Wayne Taylor Racing for another season. I’m really excited to see Andrea because we haven’t seen each other since Jerez last year at the World Finals and we both had great success at that event. I’m also excited to be starting off at a challenging track like Road America where both Andrea and I had great success last year. Our goal is to win PRO-AM races as often as possible and take the PRO|AM Championship. My personal goal Is to become one of the first female Lamborghini champions in the United States. I’m looking forward to seeing everybody, to drive and to be back at our happy place."
Andrea Amici, No. 25 Harrison Contracting Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo (PRO)
“I have good memories from last year’s races at Road America. We won both races and showed a great performance while also getting the lap record. I’m really looking forward to seeing all the team and to breathe the petrol again. I think Ashton and I will have a good partnership for a great season. Our goal is only one: win!”
Sydney McKee, No 87 FaDa Racing Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo (LB Cup)
“I can’t express how excited I am to be headed to Road America in a few short weeks with Wayne Taylor Racing. I am so excited to get back to racing and get back to the paddock with the amazing team and community at WTR. Even though it feels like it took forever to finally make it to the first race, I am thrilled for the coming months filled with incredible events and historic tracks like Road America.”