Solid Points for Yoder & Missig at Nola
Rounds 3 & 4 of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Series took place at Nola Motorsports Park, Louisiana over the weekend.
This weekend Aidan Yoder was joined by his partner Jordan Missig who had missed the first round due to other racing commitments. With each driver qualifying, Yoder qualified in P6 (Pro) for race one and Missig in P7 (Pro) for race 2.
Heavy rain and lightning delayed the start on Saturday by two hours but with a drying track the field started on wet tyres and Yoder immediately made up one position, by lap 9 Yoder was up to P4 and with cars now diving for the pitlane to switch to slicks Yoder stayed out as he knew all the cars would have to stop again for the mandatory driver swap. Now leading on lap 15, Yoder dived for the pits to make his driver swap and switch to slicks, but a faulty air jack caused the pairing to lose over a minute and go a lap down. With Missig now in the car and pushing hard on slick tyres he was unable to make up the lost time and crossed the line in P8 (Pro).
Race 2 on Sunday started in dry conditions with Jordan Missig starting the race, an electrifying start by Missing saw him make up three positions but whilst challenging was hit by another car sustaining damage to the front right side of the car. Now nursing the car Missig continued to push on and on lap 14 pitted from P4 for the driver swap. With Yoder now at the wheel he re-joined in P14 and by lap 19 was up to P11. On lap 21 Yoder was hit from the rear and sent onto the grass losing time and dropping to P16, Yoder continued to push still nursing the damaged car to cross the line in P12 overall (P6 in Pro).
Aidan Yoder, No. 53 Prestige Performance with Wayne Taylor Racing (PRO) “Today’s race was difficult. Lots of things to overcome. Damage to the front right created a decent amount of aero-wash, especially through the esses, but I made the most out of it and learned throughout the session. I wanted to learn all I could about how to drive the car in that state, in these conditions, with the delicate aero balance. The pace was good and the team never gave up. We kept working on the setup the entire weekend, nonstop every session, and by the end of the weekend the car was at its best. I’m really proud of the effort from all the guys with Prestige Performance with Wayne Taylor Racing. A win for Kyle and Danny and a second place for Tom and Ashton—that’s pretty sweet. We still brought it home in sixth today and that’s decent points for us, so we’re looking forward to Watkins Glen."
Jordan Missig, No. 53 Prestige Performance with Wayne Taylor Racing (PRO) “We had some unavoidable contact with a bunch of guys fighting for the same space on the race track early-on today, but it was classic Lap 1 hard racing. Towards the end, we were able to keep our car clean and had pretty good pace. We kept the championship leaders, at that time, behind us for many laps and were able to make up one more spot before the pit stops. We improved the car throughout the weekend and it was the best that it’s been in the last race. For my first weekend with Aidan, we worked together really well. We made big improvements with driving and setup, and we’ll be even better next time out!"
The next round of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Championship is at Watkins Glen on June 25th & 26th.