The Rotax Pan American Championship Finals are under way here in beautiful Centennial, Colorado, USA. The Track at Centennial has been a great host thus far, and the action on track is hot. Utilizing the reverse direction compared to when the US Rotax Grand Nationals were held here in 2007, drivers and teams have had to adapt to a very fast, yet tricky circuit.
Jamaica’s Collin Daley Jr.(CRG) posted a blistering lap time to pace the Rotax DD2 qualifying session. Daley’s fast lap was a just over two-tenths of a second faster than Fritz Leesman (CRG/USA) and Luis Schiavo (Intrepid/Venezuela). Daniel Burkett (LH Kart) posted the fastest time of the Canadian’s and will start fourth, while last years Rotax Pan Am DD2 Champion Tyler McEwan (CRG/Canada) will start fifth. Brendon Bain (Maranello/Canada) was seventh quickest and Alessandro Bizzotto (CRG/Canada) was ninth.
In Rotax DD2 Masters, Jaun Font (Praga/Venezuela) was the highest ranked in qualifying, with Ariel Castro (AM Kart/Argentina) second and Jim Carey (Zanardi/USA) was third.
Tomorrow will see each class have three rounds of qualifying heats, with their starting positions decided by today’s qualifying session.