The cold and wet front that has rolled into and shocked Las Vegas, Nevada once again greeted drivers and teams as they arrived at the track in Saturday morning. The wet and cold weather has wreaked havoc on the event this far, taking most of the prestige out of the paddock as everyone tries to stay warm and dry in a desert known for its sunshine.
For the afternoon/evening classes, the cooler temperatures made things even more challenging at the RIO Hotel. But even with the track being as slick as it is, drivers demonstrated some incredible driving composure.
The winner from two years ago, France’s Anthony Abbasse (Sodi) was in cruise control on Saturday in the headline
KZ2 SuperPro division. While the rain continued to make things interesting, Abbasse managed both the heat races in fine fashion by winning them both. He was followed by heat one winner Davide Fore (CRG) of Italy in both heats while Bas Lammers (Intrepid) was third in heat two and Canadian Philip Orcic third in heat three after finishing fourth in heat two.
In heat two Canadians Zach Meyer (GP), Arron Attard (CRG) Nelson Learn (GP) and Nico Fattore (GP) ended up 26th, 32nd, 33rd and 36th.
In heat three Meyer moved up to 18th, Attard to 22nd, Learn to 27th and a DNF for Fattore in 35th. Notably in heat #3, Belgian’s Jonathon Thonon (Praga) and Xen de Ruwe were 23rd and 25th while (CRG) American Gary Carlton was 32nd.
Abbasse will lead the field to green on Sunday from the pole-position with Fore alongside.
We will have an update from the Last Chance Qualifier shortly.