(Indianapolis, Ind.) May 1, 2023 — The Wayne Taylor Racing with Andretti Autosport (WTRAndretti) is proud to announce the return to the Lamborghini Super Trofeo (LST) grid with four LST EVO2 entries, driven by a stable of five drivers, for the 2023 Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo North America championship season. Stalwart series supporter, Lamborghini Palm Beach will join as dealer support for the WTRAndretti stable beginning in 2023.
Reigning PRO class champions Kyle Marcelli and Danny Formal return to the cockpit of the No. 1 WTRAndretti Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo EVO2, with support from Lamborghini Palm Beach. In the run to the 2022 PRO championship, Marcelli and Formal captured an impressive five wins. The upcoming 2023 LST season will mark the third-consecutive year of Marcelli and Formal as a pair, becoming the longest tenured WTRAndretti LST co-drivers. This season, the Canadian and Costa Rican duo have already driven together in the GTD category during the first two endurance races of the IMSA Michelin Endurance Cup piloting the No. 93 Harrison Contracting Company Acura NSX GT3 Evo22 entry alongside former WTRAndretti LST driver, Ashton Harrison.
Joining the WTRAndretti team for 2023 is Ryan Norman, who will be piloting the No. 84 WTRAndretti, with support from Lamborghini Palm Beach, Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo EVO2. Norman’s impressive racing career began at an early age in motocross and by the time he was 12, he had already earned his AMA license. When Norman turned 16, he got his first taste of open-wheel and road racing and went on the Pro Atlantic Championship in 2016 at the age of 18. In 2017, Norman joined Andretti Autosport’s driver lineup for the Indy Lights Championship and earned two victories, eight podiums and one pole position over his three seasons. For the 2020 season, Norman joined the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge (IMPC) TCR grid and won the TCR Championship with three wins and four podiums while also making his debut in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship at the 24 Hours of DAYTONA.
In the PRO|AM class, Nate Stacy will make his debut into the LST field as a co-driver of the No. 8 WTRAndretti Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo EVO2. Stacy first started racing at the age of 12 in Spec Miata, becoming the youngest championship driver who then turned professional at 14. From there, Stacy continued his racing career by entering sportscar racing in the Pirelli World Challenge and IMSA GT4 competition. In 2020, Stacy won the Grand Sport (GS) class IMPC championship. Stacy’s AM co-driver will be announced in the near future.
Representative of WTRAndretti’s commitment to driver development, 17-year old Graham Doyle joins the stable of Lamborghini Super Trofeo drivers looking to make his career debut in the world of sportscar racing. Behind the wheel of the No. 10 DEX Imaging with WTRAndretti Huracan, Doyle will participate in the LB Cup Class for the full 2023 season, including the Grand Finals in Italy. Although a rookie inside the cockpit, Doyle has extensive experience in simulator racing and has run several tests with WTRAndretti in preparation for his 2023 season.
The WTRAndrettistable will kick off the start of the 2023 Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America season at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca on May 12-14. The schedule continues onto Watkins Glen International on June 22-25, Road America on August 4-6, Virginia International Raceway on August 25- 27, and series debut at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course on September 15-17. To cap off the Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo North America championship season, the field will head to Vallelunga, Italy in late November for the final round of North America competition and the Grand Finals.
“I’m excited to return to WTRAndretti and the Lamborghini Super Trofeo program. It is great to have the support of Lamborghini Palm Beach in 2023. These race cars are exhilarating to drive! It will be business as usual for Danny and me in the No. 1 car, and I look forward to getting the band back together. Of course, winning races and winning the North America Team and Driver championships is our goal, and we’ve got unfinished business at the World Finals…personally winning that event is our primary objective. A big thanks to Travis, Wayne, and the entire organization for their continued trust in me.”
“Back at it with WTRAndretti, Lamborghini Super Trofeo and now, Lamborghini Palm Beach! Kyle and I are ready to defend our title. We got five wins last year. I think we deserve more and we’re going for that record of wins this year, so I’m excited to be back with the whole Lamborghini family. And excited to start testing and for Laguna Seca - which is one of my favorite tracks of the calendar. I’m so grateful for Travis, Wayne and everyone on the team for this opportunity and representing a team like WTRAndretti. May 14 cannot come fast enough. Super grateful for this opportunity to represent the No. 1 car and to help everyone under the tent, improve their driving and skill level through the through the year.”
Ryan Norman, No. 84 WTRAndretti (PRO) “I am very happy to have joined Wayne Taylor Racing with Andretti Autosport in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Championship for 2023. It is a great honor for me to be driving for such a respected and successful team and with Lamborghini Palm Beach. I’ve already had the experience of driving for Andretti Autosport for three years in Indy Lights and am excited to be part of this new team partnership. Everything just feels right and I’m looking forward to expanding my sports car racing career. I feel like we have a great chance to contend for wins right away.”
“I’m super excited to be joining the WTRAndretti team. I’ve watched them for years and it never crossed my mind that I’d be a part of it. It’s an amazing opportunity and I hope to make the most of it!”
“I’ve been around racing my entire life. My dad was a race car driver, so it’s something I have a passion for. Last year, I finally was able to take the step to go racing at the age of 16, and now, I have been able to test a few times for WTRAndretti, getting comfortable inside the car. When looking at the teams in the paddock, the WTRAndretti team not only stood out to me for success, but also the drivers the team has produced through the program are first class. This driver development program will set me up for success. I saw WTRAndretti as the only option if I wanted to take my racing career seriously. I can’t wait to get the season started.”
Based in Indianapolis, Indiana, Wayne Taylor Racing, now with Andretti Autosport (#WTRAndretti), is a leader in sportscar racing, recognized worldwide for fielding championship winning racing efforts since 2007. WTRAndretti has run a stable of championship winning cars and drivers in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America series for over half a decade, forming the basis of their Driver Development Program. Since its inception in 2015, the team has clinched eight North American PRO Driver, Team and Dealer Championship titles, fielded the first woman World Finals race winner and became the overall 2017 Champions at the World Finals in Imola, Italy. WTRAndretti's Driver Development program has grown into interim classes and series as it evolves to encompass a greater variety of skill and experience levels. WTRAndretti currently fields a GTP program with it Championship winning No 10 Konica Minolta Acura ARX-06 effort as well as GT3 programs in both the IMSA Michelin Endurance Championship and Fanatec GT World Challenge with Harrison Contracting Company, Acura, Honda Performance Development (HPD) and Racers Edge Motorsports. For more information on Wayne Taylor Racing’s Driver Development Program and how to get involved, contact Travis Houge at firstname.lastname@example.org