Perseverance and poise paid off Saturday for Jacob Eidson and Steven Aghakhani, who took overall and Pro class victory honors in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America race to close an exciting season-opening weekend at Road America.
Meanwhile, Change Racing swept wins in the three other classes, with all of its victors repeating from Friday’s first race on the beloved natural-terrain road course in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.
Eidson started Saturday’s race from pole in the No. 6 US RaceTronics, Lamborghini Beverly Hills Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo EVO. He stretched the lead to more than three seconds over the No. 16 Change Racing, Lamborghini Charlotte entry driven by Bryan Sellers, Friday’s overall and Pro winner with co-driver Madison Snow.
Eidson was the first to stop when the mandatory pit window opened, but he and Aghakhani struggled to secure the safety harnesses on the driver change. It forced a lengthy stop allowing Snow to take the lead in the No. 16 and build it to nearly six seconds with 20 minutes remaining in the 50-minute race.
Aghakhani, however, was keenly aware that the No. 16 would be assessed a five-second post-race penalty for Sellers not maintaining proper position in line at the race start. The 17-year-old knew he only had to chip away at the gap and steadily did so, crossing the finish line 3.313 seconds behind Snow. With the penalty assessed, the official margin of victory for the No. 6 was 1.687 seconds over the No. 16. Brandon Gdovic placed third in the No. 46 Precision Performance Motorsports, Lamborghini Palm Beach Lamborghini.
“Jacob had an amazing first drive, just knocking lap after lap out, getting a big gap,” Aghakhani said. “We had a little bit of an issue in the pit lane but made it up back toward the end of the race. Here we are at the top of the podium and it’s an amazing feeling to be here, especially after such a long off-season.”