Jacob Eidson and Steven Aghakhani kept their Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America championship hopes alive with a dominant victory in the penultimate round of the season Friday morning at Sebring International Raceway.
Eidson took the No. 6 US RaceTronics Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo Evo to a 3.637-second win over the No. 46 PPM entry of Brandon Gdovic.
The 50-minute race, which ran caution-free, got off to a dramatic start with pole-sitter Aghakhani and Pro class points leader Madison Snow making slight contact while battling for the lead.
It shuffled Snow back to fourth at the time although he regained third a few laps later.
Eidson and Aghakhani, who entered the weekend with a 15-point deficit to Madison Snow, have provisionally closed to within six points of the lead of the Pro championship with Snow’s eventual fourth place finish in the race.
A late charge by the No. 1 Prestige Performance/Wayne Taylor Racing Lamborghini of Stuart Middelton, who got around Snow with four minutes to go, cost the IMSA GT Daytona driver two additional points to the US RaceTronics duo.
Pro-Am class honors went to the No. 25 Prestige/WTR entry of Ashton Harrison and Andrea Amici, who made a late-race pass around the No. 63 Change Racing machine of McKay Snow, which had led the majority of the race in class.
McKay Snow faded to third in class, behind the No. 24 US RaceTronics entry of Leo Lamelas, who grabbed second at the line.
A tire-related issue for the No. 99 ANSA Motorsports Lamborghini of Danny Formal saw Formal drop out of the running early, as the race’s only retirement.
Victor Gomez, meanwhile, picked up Am class honors while newly clinched the LB Cup champion Randy Sellari took another class win as well.
The tenth and final race of the season take place this afternoon at 3:40 p.m. ET with live coverage on IMSA.com/TVLive and on IMSA Radio.
RESULTS: Race 1