THE HISTORY OF HCC & AUTO RACING
- Harrison Contracting rejoins WTR and LST and extends sponsorship unto the IMSA Daytona Prototype class with Acura and Wayne Taylor Racing. Ashton rejoins Lamborghini Super Trofeo as solo driver for the first time.
Ashton joins Wayne Taylor Racing in the IMSA North America Lamborghini Super Trofeo series, becoming the first female to secure multiple class poles, podiums and first woman to win an international race in Jerez, Spain.
Ashton joins Spec Miata in a 1994 RED #3 (Dale Sr tribute) Mazda Miata.
Bill Harrison, Calvin Pate and Ashton Harrison (age 16) attend the Bondurant School of High Performance Driving in Phoenix, AZ.
Bill Harrison’s love of racing grows as his mom, Granny Barb, followed Dale Earnhardt.
Harrison Contracting rejoins WTR and fully sponsors Ashton in the #25 Rely On Red (HCC 25th anniversary tribute) Lamborghini Super Trofeo, becoming the second highest finishing female overall in LST history (4th place at Road Atlanta).
Ashton joins first Professional racing series, Global MX-5 Cup, in a 2016 RED #3 Mazda Miata with a pink roll cage.
Bill lets Ashton drive his 2012 Z06 Corvette around Road Atlanta. First time over 160+ mph with Granny Barb in the right seat. Rumor is that GB called Ashton a “wimp” for letting off the gas and not going faster!
Ashton Harrison receives her drivers license.
RACER SPOTLIGHT: ASHTON HARRISON
Ashton began racing at the age of 18 in a spec Miata – which of course was red! After racing here from 2011-2015 she then moved into the Global MX-5 cup in 2016. For two seasons, Ashton was the most consistent driver completing every lap of every race for more than 20 events. In December 2018, Ashton was part of the 25 Hours of Thunderhill with Flying Lizard Motorsports. Their all-female team was the highest finishing female team in the history of the event with a 4th place overall and winning the GT class.
In 2019, Ashton joined the Wayne Taylor Racing team in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Huacan EVO. Over the course of the 14 race events, Ashton held the most pole positions for a female driver, secured two track records at Barber Motorsports Park and Road America, and led the most laps over the season. This entire season culminated in Ashton’s win at the Lamborghini World Finals in Jerez, Spain with a first place victory in class and 3rd overall in LB Cup.
During the 2020 season, Ashton moved from LB Cup to Pro AM racing with her partner and Lamborghini factory driver, Andrea Amici. This dynamic pair secured a podium in every race event and won first in class at Sebring in November. For the 2021 season, Ashton will be driving solo in the AM category.
Ashton was married to husband Jonathan in June 2020 which was one of her biggest highlights of the year! Ashton enjoys time with her family and pets (2 dogs and 3 cats…yikes!). Ashton also supports HCC by providing operational support to the business.