Rotax Pan Am: Pole-Position for David Rafailov in Mini-Max
The Rotax Pan American Championship Finals are under way here in beautiful Centennial, Colorado, USA. The Track at Centennial has been a great host thus far, and the action on track is hot. Utilizing the reverse direction compared to when the US Rotax Grand Nationals were held here in 2007, drivers and teams have had to adapt to a very fast, yet tricky circuit.
In Rotax Mini-Max local driver David Rafailov (CRG/USA) utilized his home-track advantage to grab the pole-position, posting a time of 56.931 seconds around The Track at Centennial. Just narrowly missing the top spot, Victor Prato (Intrepid/Venezuela) will start the heat races in second, posting a 56.951, while Michael Benyahia (Kosmic/USA) was third only four-thousandths behind Prato. Rounding out the top five were the Terife brothers, with Santiago (TonyKart/Venezuela) ahead of Sergio (TonyKart/Venezuela).
Tomorrow will see each class have three rounds of qualifying heats, with their starting positions decided by today’s qualifying session.