SKUSA SN16: Brilliant drive by Lance Stroll to score the victory in TaG Junior!
In the TaG Junior SuperNational final, England’s George Russell (IPK North America/OK1) lined up on the pole-position after an impressive run in the heat races. Alongside, Canadian Lance Stroll (Zanardi) led the outside line as the field took the green flag. The front few rows easily made it through turn one, but from tenth on back it was pure mayhem, as a traffic jam blocked the entire track taking out many good competitors in the process.
Russell controlled the lead in the early stages, with Yurik Carvahlo (Italkart) leading Dalton Sargeant (TonyKart) and Stroll. Sargeant made his move passed Carvahlo in corner one on lap four, and Stroll did the same the following lap, giving Russell a slight gap up front.
Two laps later, Stroll again dove into the inside in turn one of Sargeant and began his pursuit of the leader Russell.
At the halfway point, Stroll had reeled in Russell and once again made his move in turn one and from there never looked back. Behind, Sargeant and Luke Selliken (Kosmic) were battling hard for third, allowing Colton Herta (DR Kart) to catch up after starting deep in the field.
At the finish, Stroll scored the victory with Russell a few kart lengths back. Selliken held off Sargeant for third and Herta completed the top-five.
Canadian’s Devlin Defrancesco (DFR/CRG) and Zachary Claman De Melo (PSL/CRG) finished 21st and 23rd, while Parker Thompson (Energy Kart) scored a DNF.