SKUSA SN16: SuperNationals Glory for Anthony Gangi Jr in TaG Cadet
The TaG Cadet class followed the TaG Seniors to start off the Finals at SuperNationals XVI. All week, three names have stood out and in the final it was no different. Anthony Gangi Jr. (TonyKart) lead from the pole position, with Hunter Corbitt (TopKart) alongside. Canadian Antonio Serravalle started third and with a great push to Gangi, the two would hold the top spot early on. Behind them, Nicholas Brueckner (Kosmic) was turned and the spinning kart created a major traffic jam, ending the race for a half dozen Cadets.
Gangi led until lap four when Serravalle dove to the inside of turn one to take the lead, but it wouldn’t last long as Gangi returned the favour a lap later. The two would trade the lead numerous times, all with Corbitt sitting quietly in third, and Brandon Lemke (Merlin) and David Malukus (Birel) catching.
The five-kart lead pack would take a hit of lap nine, as contact put Corbitt out, and Serravalle to the lead, but Gangi was still close. With all this action up front, Sweden’s Rasmus Lindh (Kosmic) was on the move and found himself up to fifth and catching the leaders.
With two to go, Gangi retook the lead, and Lindh moved to third passed Lemke. But once again, Serravalle would take it right back.
Changing it up, on the final lap, Gangi made his move in corner four, and brought Lindh with him as four karts were all charging hard for the win. Serravalle and Lindh would get together in the final corners shuffling Lindh back, but up front Gangi scored the victory! Serravalle held on for second, with Malukus grabbing the final podium position, as Lemke and Lindh completed the top five.
The other Canadian’s in the field would see Roman DeAngelis (Kosmic) finish eleventh, while the D’Orlando brothers of Nicholas and Michael would finish 22nd and 27th.