The rain finally halted on Sunday morning in Las Vegas, USA and for the first time since Wednesday, the sun was shining on the SKUSA SuperNationals at the RIO Hotel & Casino. It was SuperSunday as 11 classes hit the track all seeking SuperNationals glory.
It has been a trying week and the change of weather was a nice way to close things out in Las Vegas.
The TaG Cadets kicked their Final off with all kinds of action, as the sounds of barriers being thumped rang off all over the RIO parking lot. By lap two the race was under full course caution, and a red flag followed to care for a driver. At the break, Swedens Rasmus Lindh (IPK/Praga) was in control with Australia’s Jack Doohan (Pserra/TonyKart) second and Canadian Antonio Serravalle (Pserra/TonyKart) third.
Once things were sorted out the green flag waved again and it was Doohan diving to the inside of corner one to take the lead. Serravalle tried to follow his teammate through, but with no luck, he spun on corner one and fell to
the tail of field.
Doohan and Lindh traded the lead back and forth as Italian’s Muizzuddin Masfiya (CRG) and Leonard Marseglia (Top Kart) joined in the action.
Just past halfway, Lindh would get caught on the outside and fall outside the top five with Doohan still in control and Masfiya second.
A frantic final lap would see Masfiya and Doohan get together and allow Marseglia to get by. From there the Italian wouldn’t be stopped en route to victory.
Masfiya settled for second with American Nicholas Brueckner (Birel) taking third. Doohan had to settle for fourth while Neil Verhagen (Arrow) completed the top five just ahead of Lindh.
The d’Orlando brothers enjoyed a great race in the lead pack with Nicholas moving up from 23rd to finish eighth with Michael ending up tenth. Antonio Serravalle recovered to finish 18th while Lachlan Defrancesco ran into some trouble early and ended up 36th.