Maidan Podium for Yoder at Music City Grand Prix
Aidan Yoder secured his maidan podium in the Toyota GR Cup North America Championship at the Music City Grand Prix in Nashville over the weekend with a third-place finish.
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Segra, the #73 Precision Racing LA Toyota GR86 would only get two practice sessions on the twisty street circuit as bad weather closed in. Qualifying had to be cancelled due to intense rain and starting positions would be taken from the fastest times in free practice 2 meaning Yoder would start from P5 however the bad weather continued, and Race 1 on Saturday was also cancelled and will be rescheduled for a later date.
Race 2 on Sunday went ahead as planned and at the green flag Aidan briefly nosed into P4 as the field crossed the bridge for the first time but he was nudged back into P5 at the first hairpin. On Lap 4 the safety car was deployed neutralising the race and bunching up the field of 28 cars. Racing resumed on lap 6 and on lap 13 Aidan passed his teammate in the #2 car to take fourth place. Aidan continued to chase down the leading 3 cars who had pulled out a small gap and with 7 minutes remaining on the clock the third place #6 car hit the wall elevating Yoder into P3, with the safety car now deployed to clear the damaged car hopes were high that Aidan could challenge for the win but the race would finish under yellow flags giving Aidan his first podium of the season.
“I’m elated to get my first podium in the Toyota GT Cup especially as it was on the streets of Nashville. We’ve worked so hard this season and everyone at Precision Racing LA truly deserves this”.
The next round of the Toyota GR Cup North America will be at Road America on August 19th & 20th .