Corey Lewis will lead the Change Racing lineup in the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo series this season, with the promising young American from Nazareth, Pa. also bringing a new major sponsor on board.
Lewis will drive the Monster Energy backed-No. 29 car for Change Racing, as the series shifts to the new Lamborghini Huracán LP 620-2 for primary competition this year.
Change Racing, led by RAB’s Robby Benton, is the twice-defending series champion. Change Racing fields their entries under the Lamborghini Carolinas dealership banner for dealer principal Eddie Littlefield.
For Lewis, the opportunity to have a full season after various part-time chances in the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge and in open-wheel racing comes as a major dose of relief as he will go for the Pro class championship.
“It’s truly a dream come true,” Lewis told Sportscar365. “It’s something I can put my mind at ease, not having to worry about being race-to-race.
“It’s been a roller coaster ride from the day we started racing. We never gave up, kept our heads down and still can’t believe it sometimes.
“I talked with my parents, and when we signed the contract I had a bit of a tear in my eye. We expect nothing less than a championship.”
Bringing Corona, Calif.-based Monster on board as a fully-fledged partner is a big get both for Lewis and the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo series itself, considering Monster’s history in motorsports has primarily focused on motorcycle racing or personal driver contracts, not sports car racing.
“Monster Energy has showed some interest in the Lamborghini program we had,” Lewis said. “It’s uncharted territory for Monster. Most of their support has been for motorbikes, motocross and off-road racing.
“I’m humbled to have the opportunity, and to see my name alongside other athletes like Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg, Ken Block, Kurt Busch and on down the line, it’s crazy to add my name to the list.”
Lewis isn’t new to the series, having finished second in points last year despite only running three races. He posted three wins, a second and a third in six starts.
“Honestly, this series is growing so quickly into its third year,” Lewis said. “We showed really good pace. For this season, and going forward with the new car, there are more avenues to help this series grow.”