Solid points at Watkins Glen for Yoder & Missig
Rounds 5&6 of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo series took place at Watkins Glen, New York over the weekend fielding a record grid of 36 cars with Aidan Yoder and teammate Jordan Missig in the #53 Prestige Performance Wayne Taylor Racing Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo Evo 2.
With qualifying and race 1 taking place on Friday and race 2 on Saturday Jordan Missig lined up to take the start for race 1 from P7 on the grid. A great start from Jordan saw him hold position but as he entered the bus stop he was hit from behind by the #30 sending Jordan into a spin. The impact caused damage to the right rear and punctured the tyre. Missig proceeded to limp the car round the rest of the lap and into the pits where a new tyre was fitted, unfortunately the #53 was now a lap down and in P36. Missig continued to push until the pit window opened on lap 11 where he handed over to Yoder. Yoder immediately got up to speed and continued to set personal best lap times each lap still nursing some rear end vibration however the time deficit was impossible to make up and he crossed the line in P8 in the Pro Class.
For race 2 on Saturday the pairing would start from P14 with Aidan taking the first stint. At the green flag Aidan held position but the safety car was deployed after the #46 had crashed at the bus stop. On lap 4 the race resumed and by lap 8 Aidan was up to P13, with the pit window now open Aidan pitted on lap 12 to hand over to Missig. Missig continued to push but on lap 18 the safety car was again deployed after the #19 had dropped oil on the track. With the track workers recovering the car and cleaning the track the race finished behind the safety car with Yoder and Missig equalling their best finish of the season with P6 in Pro Class.
Aidan Yoder, No. 53 Prestige Performance with Wayne Taylor Racing (PRO) “It was a big learning weekend for us. I came in here with two variables, the new Pirelli Tyre and a track I’ve never been to. So dealing with limited track time and 36 cars on track was a lot to take in and the limited running surely made it difficult for us. Jordan and I knew that from the start of the weekend it was going to be long and difficult, so we just got our heads down to work as hard as we could. There were great levels of commitment shown from the entire team to make it work, Race 2 turned out really well for us. We put together a really good result, we had some really strong pace and we showed that we have the speed to run with the PRO guys. It’s looking really good so far and Road America is going to be a great track for us.”
The next round of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Series North America takes place at Road America on August 6 & 7.