Steven Aghakhani and Jacob Eidson will step up to the Pro class of Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America this year, having been confirmed as co-drivers in the No. 6 US RaceTronics Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo Evo.
Aghakhani, 16, and Eidson, 24, make the move after respective winning seasons last year, highlighted by Aghakhani’s five Am class wins out of ten races and the Lamborghini World Final class title following a sweep of the season-ending international races in Jerez in October.
Also competing with US RaceTronics, Eidson was a force in the Pro-Am class, winning 11 of 12 races.
At an average age of 21 by the time the Super Trofeo season begins, the duo will be the youngest set of Super Trofeo Pro class drivers in the world.
April’s scheduled season-opening doubleheader at Barber Motorsports Park has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, with the start of the season now targeted for Watkins Glen International on June 25-27.
“First off, I just want to say how sad it’s been that people have had to suffer through this time, whether it has been physical illness, financial hardship or mental strain and stress,” Aghakhani said.
“Everyone is fighting through something right now, and my condolences go out to them. Racing is something we plan for all year round so obviously it has been really hard to put that aside these last couple months.
“The team and I were very eager to go into this season but of course safety is always number one, which is why putting racing to the side is much smarter in the long run.
“Times of crisis require new responses, new rituals and new patterns of thought, so this down time has been a great time to reflect and work on our bodies and minds.”
Eidson won the Platinum Cup championship in 2017 in the IMSA Porsche GT3 Cup USA series, which joins Super Trofeo as IMSA’s two single-make series competing primarily on WeatherTech SportsCar Championship weekends.
“We have to send our thoughts and prayers out to anybody that’s been affected by the coronavirus,” Eidson said. “We want to go racing, but there’s a much bigger picture and our condolences go to anyone that’s been affected by it. They are the number one priority. We love to race but the first priority is everybody’s safety.”
The revised 2020 race schedule squeezes a full Super Trofeo season into a five-month period in the second half of the year.
“I’ve been preparing day after day for this season,” Aghakhani said. “Being able to fit the season into a span of a few months is just a bigger advantage to us.
“Both Jacob and I are extremely prepared both mentally and physically. Being able to have Jacob as my teammate gives me a reassuring feeling. He is consistent and we also have a great friendship on and off the track.”