BROWNSBURG, IN. (October 22, 2019) – The Prestige Performance with Wayne Taylor Racing team unloads today at the Circuito de Jerez for this week’s final races of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America Series (October 24-25) to be followed by the 2019 Lamborghini World Finals (October 26-27).
The team will once again compete in all four classes of the North American Lamborghini Super Trofeo Series, attempting to capitalize on the wide 13-turns of the 4.228km Spanish road course in an all-out effort to close the tight point gaps in their respective classes.
PRO CLASS drivers Andrea Amici and Sandy Mitchell, currently ranked third in the Championship standings, are just 6 points shy of second place and a not too distant 12 points from the leaders, Corey Lewis and Richy Antinucci. With both PRO drivers being veterans of European Lamborghini series, the duo plan a strong showing in their 101 Prestige Performance LST at this weekend’s World Finals, where teams from all over the globe compete for the international title.
LB Cup drivers Ashton Harrison and Stephanie Cemo plan to continue their attack with the hopes of chasing down leader Mel Johnson for the Class Championship Title. At the World Finals, Harrison will drive in her 143 Prestige Performance with Wayne Taylor Racing race car, rewrapped for the event with the announcement of her new partner, TITAN CBD®.
Cameron Cassels, who was part of the Michelin Endurance Cup-winning LMP2 lineup in the 2019 WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season, as well as this year's winner of the Jim Trueman Award that earned him the IMSA’s auto-invite to 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2020, arrives in Spain third, just 2 points out of second place in the AM Championship.
Another newly crowned IMSA Champion, Eric Curran, rejoins William Hubbell in the No. 169 cockpit looking to assist Hubbell in keeping his well-earned second place standing in the North American PRO|AM Class Championship and to carve out a strong finish in the World Finals.
In the Dealer and Team Championships, Prestige Performance with Wayne Taylor Racing are holding on to second and third positions respectively with the titles in both categories well within reach.
Live broadcasts of both Round 6, Race 1 &2 and the World Finals can be viewed at www.squadracorse.lamborghini.com/live-streaming. For more information, please contact Krista Elliott Riley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ANDREA AMICI, No. 101 Prestige Performance Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo (PRO):
“We are currently third in the standings. Unfortunately, we did not achieve what we deserved. So many small mistakes have made us lose important points. The positive aspect is that we were more or less the fastest on the track. That gives us so much hope to finish the season with a great result. Our goal is always to be a top the podium. We need to show our speed without making mistakes. Jerez does not look like an easy track. It is a speed and technical circuit where it will not be easy to overtake. The positive is that it is a new generation of circuit so, comparing to the United States, we have more margin to avoid driving mistakes. Thank you to the team for a great job done during this season and I look forward to collect some nice trophies during this long week.”
SANDY MITCHELL, No. 101 Prestige Performance Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo (PRO):
“It has been a pleasure working with the Prestige Performance with Wayne Taylor Racing team this year. I’ve really enjoyed going over to America to race and we’ve been successful almost every race weekend. As always, we aim to have our #1 Prestige Performance Huracan on the top step of the podium, both in the final Round 6 races and the World Finals. We currently sit third in the championship with a chance to win. We will do our best in Jerez to win each race to give us the best chance to win the PRO Class Title."
"It will be a big challenge in Jerez and myself and Andrew have not been to this track before. However, this has been the case at most of the American circuits throughout the year and we have consistently been fast. I look forward to learning another new track, it looks great fun!”
ASHTON HARRISON, No. 143 Prestige Performance Lamborghini Huracán ST (LB CUP)
“I'm overly excited to get to Spain. Stephanie and I are 14 points behind Mel Johnson for the US Championship. That seems so far away but anything is possible on race weekends so I'm hoping to secure that championship. I am so ready to win a race for my team. It will be challenging to pass because, although the track is wide, a couple corners are going to be tight fit with how wide our cars are. I'm confident in my skill set and look forward to putting it to use. I am so thankful for the effort the entire Prestige Performance with Wayne Taylor Racing team has put into my 2019 debut with Lamborghini. Every single crew member works so hard and I'm looking forward to continue working with them in 2020."
STEPHANIE CEMO, No. 143 Prestige Performance Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo (LB CUP):
“What a epic year with this incredible series, team and racecar. I have learned so much and I'm so grateful I have been able to drive this amazing car. I'm excited to get out to Jerez and learn some more! Ashton and I were confident we could potentially win the championship, however our DNF due to a mechanical at Laguna Seca has slimmed our chances. We will give it all we've got and hope that luck will be on our side for a strong finish for the 2019 season.”
“My goal for the weekend is to perform well for my team. With the help of my coach, Dion Von Moltke, I'm sure we will finish the year strong. My biggest challenge at Jerez will be learning the track, but I feel many are in the same boat being they also have not been there. I have spent all season going to tracks I have never been too, so I feel that has helped me learn to pick up the lap quicker. Thankfully I will get a few days on the SimCraft simulator, which has been a remarkable tool for me. Running this series, I have met so many incredible people who I now consider friends. From a driver standpoint, I have pushed myself to learn at a much faster pace, and while not always easy, I have come away with a wealth of knowledge to carry with me next year should I run another season.”
WILLIAM HUBBLE, No. 169 Prestige Performance Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo (PROAM):
“I’m very excited to be racing in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo in Spain where the fighting bulls Ferrucio names his cars after are from. My grandfather was Spanish so it’s a little bit like a homecoming for me. Thanks to WTR, Prestige, Lamborghini, Bubbles Apparel, and the beautiful Hubbell Bubbles and my co-driver and coach, Eric Curran. It will be an exciting week.”