Steven Aghakhani and Jacob Eidson have claimed a dominant win in the opening Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America race of the weekend at Virginia International Raceway.
The US RaceTronics duo took their second consecutive overall victory, with Eidson taking the No. 6 Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo Evo to a 3.817-second win over the No. 1 Prestige Performance/Wayne Taylor Racing entry of Stuart Middleton and Stevan McAleer.
Aghakhani, who earned his first career overall pole on Saturday morning, jumped out into an early lead in the 50-minute contest prior to the mid-race pit stop and driver change to Eidson.
The reigning Pro-Am class champion then cruised to victory.
Madison Snow repeated his third place finish in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race earlier in the day with another podium run, but this time in the No. 16 Change Racing Super Trofeo entry.
Snow pressured Middelton for second but was unable to get around the Englishman in the end.
The No. 46 Precision Performance Motorsports Lamborghini of Brandon Gdovic finished fourth overall, despite getting a 0.3-second post-race time penalty for having too short of a pit stop.
Three other cars, including the Pro-Am class contending No. 63 Change Racing Lamborghini of Corey Lewis and McKay Snow, served in-race stop-and-hold penalties for the same infringement.
Lewis and McKay Snow finished sixth overall, second in class to the No. 24 US RaceTronics entry of Leo Lamelas, who claimed his first series victory in only his third start.
Am class honors went to the No. 29 Change entry of Victor Gomez, while Randy Sellari came out on top in LB Cup after out-dueling the sister Change entry of Matt Dicken that both overcame pit lane penalties.
Sellari served a stop-and-hold plus six-second penalty compared to Dicken’s three-second hold for too short of a pit stop.
A total of 13 cars took the start, which was delayed by more than five hours due to track repair from an accident by a Michelin Pilot Challenge car earlier in the day.
Both the Nos. 25 and 87 Prestige/WTR entries did not start the race after suffering accidents in qualifying.
Race 2 for Super Trofeo competitors is due to get underway Sunday at 12:55 p.m. ET with live coverage on IMSA.com/TVLive.
RESULTS: Race 1