Back in action for the second day of competition, the 2013 Rotax Pan American Challenge returned to NOLA Motorsports Park in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA to more humidity, sunshine, and great racing action. Saturday played host to the second and third round of heat races for all classes and was capped off by a Last Chance Race for Rotax Junior.
Through their three rounds of heat races, Rotax DD2 Masters had three different drivers win heat races, but it is Qualifying polesitter Alan Rudolph (Praga) of the USA with the least amount of points after the heats. Rudolph scored a 3-2-2 to tie Christophe Adams (Birel) of Belgium, but based on qualifying times Rudolph will start on the inside.
Fernando Guzzi (Praga) of Brazil through he earned his second heat win of the day in heat three, but a technical violation removed him from the results and moved American Scott Falcone (Praga) to the top of heat results. Falcone will start third for the Prefinal with Costa Rican Andrea Fonseca (CRG) beside him, while Derek Wang (Praga) of the USA and Johannas Rodriguez (Kosmic) of Venezuela fill row three. Guzzi will start the prefinal from eighth while Canadians Francis Mondou (Praga) and Stuart Clark (Maranello) struggled on the day and will start 11th and 16th.
Sunday will feature a Prefinal and Final for all classes to determine the Pan American Champions as well as the final tickets to next months Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals.