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SKUSA SuperNationals: Paolo de Conto gives BirelART their maiden victory in KZ2

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SKUSA SuperNationals: Paolo de Conto gives BirelART their maiden victory in KZ2


An undefeated week was capped off with a fantastic race and victory by Paolo de Conto. As the week wore on, the competition closed the gap on the Italian BirelART driver, but never once were able to beat him. Jonathan Thonon came the closest, leading the first quarter of the final before de Conto was able to move past in turn six. That move allowed David Fore to also get by and eventually lead a few laps before falling back to fourth.

Thonon would gain the lead again, but could never escape de Conto. The two drivers would put on some fantastic displays of overtaking, using their brakes to the fullest in turns one and two. Bas Lammers was inside the top five throughout, but never showed the pace to make a challenge for the win, eventually finishing third.

American AJ Myers easily had the most impressive drive in the field, finishing fifth after starting 18th. Myers turned laps faster than the leaders for the middle third of the race and tracked down the lead group rather easily. His final move on Alessandro Bressan with four to go came in turn six to capture the final podium position.

Gary Carlton spun sideways and stalled on the opening lap in turn two, ending his day too quickly. His times as the race wore on showed he could have challenged for the podium and maybe even the race win.

Canada’s top shifter kart driver Philip Orcic brought home a top ten result finishing in the 8th spot. JF Lafontaine had a great race in his first Vegas appearence finishing in 13th with Zack Meyer taking 16th in his return to karting. Both Zach Shearer and Chad Campbell suffered DNF’s placing 21st and 25th.

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