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WTRAndretti Announces Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America Driver Lineup

Danny Formal Will Defend His Pro Class Championship with New Co-Driver Ryan Norman

Wayne Taylor Racing with Andretti announced its return to the Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America grid with four entries, driven by a stable of seven drivers, over three classes that comprise the 2024 championship season. Stalwart series supporter for over 10 years, Lamborghini Palm Beach will once again act as dealer support for the WTRAndretti stable.

Reigning Pro class champion Danny Formal returns to the cockpit of the No. 1 WTRAndretti Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo EVO2 for his fourth year and will share the cockpit duties with 2023 WTRAndretti teammate Ryan Norman. In his run to the 2023 Pro championship, Formal and co-driver Kyle Marcelli captured a record-setting 10 wins, nine poles and 12 podiums. This season, Formal, alongside Marcelli, are also competing in the No. 45 Lamborghini GT3 EVO2 in the Grand Touring Daytona (GTD) class of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

Norman hopes to capitalize on his own and the team’s Pro class success in recent years. In 2023, Norman continually nipped at the heels of the No. 1 entry and his consistency earned him runner-up honors in the Pro class standings as well as two wins, three poles and 10 podium finishes. Norman and Formal look to continue the team’s momentum and bring home the class championship for the third year in a row.

In the ProAm class, Nate Stacy and Nick Persing will again team up in the No. 8 WTRAndretti Huracán. In 2023, Stacy juggled the responsibilities of the cockpit solo, switching back and forth from the Pro class to the ProAm class as Persing, who was locking down his own 2023 Radical Pro 1500 Championship title, had two race weekend conflicts. Despite the shuffle, the duo made their mark with two ProAm wins, two poles and five podiums, while Stacy secured a Pro podium on his own.

In 2024, Doyle steps up to the Am class in the No. 10 DEX Imaging Huracán while expanding his racing resume as the IMSA Michelin Endurance Cup co-driver in the No. 45 Huracán in the WeatherTech Championship. In his rookie Super Trofeo season last year in the LB Cup class, Doyle exemplified the true essence of the WTRAndretti driver development program. The 18-year-old contended for podiums straight out of the box and went on to win four races, four poles and eight podiums, becoming the 2023 vice champion. He also received Lamborghini Super Trofeo World Finals accolades with an LB Cup race win at Vallelunga, Italy.

The drivers of the fourth WTRAndretti entry will be named at a later date.

The WTRAndretti stable kicks off the 2024 Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America season at Sebring International Raceway on March 14-15.

Ryan Norman, No. 1 WTRAndretti: “I’m very excited to be returning with WTRAndred in the 2024 LST championship. The team has become like a family to me, and we have grown together so much over the course of last season. I think the driver combo of Danny Formal and I will be very strong as well. We really pushed each other throughout the 2023 season, and it definitely made me a better driver. I’m confident we have all the tools needed to make a run at the championship and I can’t wait to get started at Sebring.”

Danny Formal, No. 1 WTRAndretti: “I’m super excited to get going, it’s my fourth season with the team. We have two Pro championships together with Kyle (Marcelli) and it is super exciting to get going in the 2024 Lamborghini Super Trofeo season now with Ryan Norman; he was a huge star last year. He’s the only driver that took two wins away from Kyle and me, so I’m super excited to share the car with him, hopefully get another championship for the team and get that elusive win that’s haunted me in the 2024 Lamborghini Super Trofeo World Finals. I’ll miss working with Kyle in Super Trofeo. It’s been a ride and we’ve learned so much from each other, been a role model that I follow and become a brother and a part of my family. Super excited to be with back with everyone in the Super Trofeo paddock and excited to help out the drivers. Super excited to see what Graham Doyle can do in a second season. Nick (Persing), Nate (Stacy) in their second season with the team are very excited and motivated.”

Nate Stacy, No. 8 WTRAndretti: “I’m super excited to be back at WTRAndretti for the 2024 season with Nick Persing as my co-driver. Being a part of this program is just amazing, with all their success they’ve had it’s a proven team that has what it takes to be successful. As for my expectations this season, I want to focus on consistency and being at the front every time I’m behind the wheel of the car. I can’t wait to get back after it now that I have my first season behind me, and I know what to work on and improve instead of jumping in and learning everything all at once. Thank you again to Travis (Houge, team manager) and everyone at WTRAndretti for this opportunity and I plan on giving it my all to the make the most of it!”

Nick Persing, No. 8 WTRAndretti: “I am extremely excited to be a part of the WTRAndretti Super Trofeo stable for the 2024 season. This will be my first full year with the team, and I can’t wait to see what we can do when given the opportunity to race for the championship. It was an honor to race with WTRAndretti in the first place and an even bigger honor to be welcomed back for a full season. I think the realistic goal for the season is to be consistently within the top three and fight for podiums and wins as well. The No. 1 car will be extremely hard to beat due to their high levels of talent and experience, but we will do our very best to capitalize on days where they don’t have pace or may have been unlucky. I see a lot of WTRAndretti 1-2s in the future for this year.”

Graham Doyle, No. 10 WTRAndretti: “Being a part of this team for my second season of Super Trofeo is something truly special for me. Joining Wayne Taylor Racing with Andretti last year, I immediately became a part of the family, not only becoming a part of a truly amazing team but becoming a member of a growing family with a devoted team dedicated to the growth and success of their drivers. In my first season I was able to grow and develop as a driver earning my first win and fighting for a championship. Going into my second season as a part of the AM class, I hope to continue to grow as a driver and contend for wins in my second season.”