Bryan Sellers says he’s looking forward to returning to the wheel of a Lamborghini for the first time in race action since winning the Rolex 24 at Daytona in January.
Sellers and longtime co-driver Madison Snow are making their respective racing returns in this weekend’s Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America season-opener at Road America, sharing a Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo Evo car entered by defending series champions Change Racing.
It comes after both drivers have been on the sidelines due to Paul Miller Racing’s decision to pause its IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship program because of COVID-19, which opened the door for a cameo appearance for both drivers in Super Trofeo this weekend.
“[Change Racing] had been chasing Madison to do it and he was like, ‘No I’m good.’ Then the idea came, ‘What if you and Bryan ran Pro?’ and he said, ‘Yeah OK!'” Sellers told Sportscar365.
“We haven’t been in a car for a long time; we haven’t raced for a long time. It’s a really good opportunity to get in with a good program and race.”
While not complete strangers to the Super Trofeo paddock, Sellers took part in the single-make series at Virginia International Raceway in 2016, also with Snow as his co-driver.
The 2018 IMSA GT Daytona class champions, however, are entering Road America with modest expectations given the last-minute nature of the deal and lack of testing.
“I don’t think either Madison or I are under any kind of preconceived notions of what this is going to be like,” said Sellers.
“It’s [probably] going to be an uphill battle for for us.
“There’s a lot of really good guys in these cars and they’ve all had a lot of testing so I don’t think it’s going to be easy. I think it’s going to be extremely difficult.
“It is for sure a way to shake off some rust but it’s a cool opportunity for us, with Keith [Hinkein] and Eddie [Littlefield] of Change giving us the opportunity to come in and race.
“We’re going to need to be on our game pretty quickly with a car that we have zero knowledge. I just hope we can do a good job, to be honest.”
Sellers: “It’s Hard Not to be Impressed by Super Trofeo”
While set to race as part of the NASCAR Xfinity Series weekend at the four-mile Wisconsin circuit, Sellers said the event could open the eyes to a new fan base that have only dreamed of seeing the V10-powered sports car on the track.
“It’s hard not to be impressed by the Super Trofeo car when you see it on track,” he said.
“It Is like your childhood dream, right? It is a Huracan but it looks bigger and better than a Huracan [road car]. So you see this thing and it’s like the posters you had up [as a child].
“I think anybody who actually sees the thing do a 170 mph at Road America will be pretty impressed.”