P8 World ranking for Aidan Yoder at season Finale in Portugal
The final round of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo North American championship took place at Portimao, Portugal at the weekend just ahead of the Europe & North American Grand final races.
Unfortunately, bad luck struck the #153 car driven by Aidan Yoder and team mate Jordan Missig in both North American races with Aidan retiring on lap 3 in the first race after contact from another car damaged the right rear suspension and an alternator failure in race two for Jordan Missig saw him also retire the car on lap 3.
With all the bad luck out of the way the pairing turned their attention to the two Grand final races where the North American and European drivers would race together in a 29-car grid.
Starting from a qualifying position of P14 for race 1, the pairing drove a magnificent race in a stacked Pro field to bring the car home in P7, finishing directly behind their title-winning teammates.
For race 2 Jordan Missig would take the start, unfortunately his fastest time was deleted in qualifying for a track limits infringement so would start P26. A fantastic start saw him carve through the field in the 50-minute race handing over to Aidan at the half way point. With a super slick driver change and a fast out lap Aiden resumed the battle and another superb stint saw him bring the car home in P9 (pro class) giving the pairing P8 overall in the World Championship rankings.
Aidan Yoder #153 Prestige Performance with Wayne Taylor Racing (PRO)
“What an incredible way to end an incredible season. Two top-10s in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Grand Finals exceeded all my expectations going into this year. My theme has been to learn and develop as a driver and a team member as much as I can. This season was a big jump for me personally not only in terms of learning the car, but in terms of how to function in a team of this size. To see how this organization manoeuvres through difficulties as well as how they keep their heads down is something I’ve cherished. I’m really thankful for the opportunity to join Wayne Taylor Racing this season and a very big thank you goes out to Jordan Missig. It takes a team effort, and everyone had to commit to this season. I’m super proud to be ending this way and give all the guys and girls something to celebrate heading into the offseason. This was an up-and-down year with a lot of learning. Lots to be proud of, especially with us being the first American pairing, Jordan and I both, to cross the line yesterday. This couldn’t have happened without the team’s effort all week. I can’t thank everybody enough and can’t wait for next year!”