Season Best result for Aidan Yoder at Road America
Rounds 7 & 8 of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Championship North America took place over the weekend at Road America.Located in Wisconsin's scenic Kettle Moraine, Elkhart Lake's Road America is one of the world's fastest permanent road racing tracks.
Qualifying took place on Friday with Jordan Missig taking the wheel of the Wayne Taylor Racing Lamborghini Huracan Evo2. Unfortunately, a red flag after only 2 laps meant that Jordan was not able to set a competitive time for race 1 and would line up in P24 in the 36-car grid. Aidan Yoder was more fortunate in his qualifying session putting in a great lap to line up P10 overall (P7 in Pro class) for race 2.
With Missig taking the start for race 1 on Saturday he managed to make up 5 places before a full course yellow was called for on lap 2. A lengthy safety car period of over 25 minutes followed to clean up spilt fluid on the track. With only 21 minutes of the race remaining the green flag was waved to commence racing and with the pit window now open Missig dived for the pits on the next lap to change drivers. With Aidan now at the wheel he set about making up more positions. After moving into P11 (P7 pro) and with 7 minutes remaining the full course yellow was again called to retrieve a stricken car but unfortunately it could not be cleared in time and the race finished under caution with the #53 crossing the line in P7 in the Pro class.
Race 2 was on Sunday and with heavy rain in the morning the track was just about dry as the race started. With Aidan starting from P10 he held position but was nudged back to P12 on the opening lap, as he was mounting his attack a full course yellow was shown for a stricken car. On the restart Aidan jumped into P11 and with the pit window open he pitted on the following lap to change drivers. With rain now starting to fall teammate Missig exited the pits only for another full course yellow to be shown to retrieve several cars that had span into the gravel in the damp conditions. With the rain now becoming heavier the red flag was shown and the cars returned to the pits. After a lengthy stop the race was restarted with the surviving 26 cars, but now with the 53 in P16. With 17 minutes to run and the leaders making a cautious start Missig grabbed the opportunity to make up places and by lap 5 had made his way through to P6. With only minutes left to run Missig continued to push and crossed the line in a fantastic P5 in the Pro class. A post-race time penalty for the #30 then elevated the #53 into P4 to give the pairing their best result of the season.
Aidan Yoder, No. 53 Prestige Performance with Wayne Taylor Racing (PRO) “This weekend got progressively better and better for our car and there was a lot of learning along the way. Driving around Road America in a Super Trofeo is unlike any other car you could drive around here. There were old habits I had to break and new habits to form. With all the unfortunate red flags and safety cars, I didn’t have a lot of time to develop so going into the races I knew I’d have to dig deep and find it right away. Trying to generate that intensity right away is difficult, but getting in the right mindset is key. We progressively got better through each session culminating in our best finish of the season in Race 2. Jordan did an excellent job. We kept it clean. I’m Looking forward to VIR.”
The 2022 Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America series heads to VIRginia International Raceway on August 27 & 28