TPC Racing Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo EVO2 (TPC Racing photo)
JESSUP, Md. — Confirming the first major part of a three-car expansion in the IMSA Lamborghini Super Trofeo Series, TPC Racing announced Wednesday that the team will field a full season entry for champion driver Billy Johnson in the top-tier Super Trofeo Pro Class. Johnson will drive solo in a new TPC Racing Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo EVO2 in an all-out bid for the Pro Class driver and team championships.
“We are absolutely thrilled to have Billy Johnson join our TPC Racing Lamborghini Super Trofeo program,” said Harris Levitas, TPC Director of Race Operations. “The Pro Class of the series has been something that I have looked into for over two years as I have wanted to further expand our team in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo series. There has been great talent in the Pro category, and what better driver to have in our TPC Racing Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo EVO2 than Billy Johnson.”
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 the last couple of years.
“I am really excited to be working with the TPC Racing guys from a competition driving standpoint,” Johnson said. “I have raced against them for many years and more recently I have been doing some development work with them on their road car high-performance products, suspension programming and some Mustang component product lines. To now be driving for them in a full-season Pro Championship in the Super Trofeo series is extremely exciting.”
Johnson is the 2016 IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge Grand Sport champion, a title garnered while also competing as a factory driver in the Le Mans-winning Ford GT sports car racing program. He co-drove a Ford GT to victory at Spa in Belgium in a 2018-2019 season World Endurance Championship race. In the US, he is one of the winningest drivers in GS competition and returns to the series this week at Daytona International Speedway, co-driving a KohR Motorsports Ford Mustang GT4 with Bob Michaelian.
TPC Racing completed its first full season of Super Trofeo competition in 2021 with the Am-class driver pairing of Scott Schmidt and Trevor Andrusko, which followed the duo’s late-season debut and TPC’s mid-season entry into the series in 2020.