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 sun was beginning to set, and every other class had completed their SuperNationals final. KZ2 hit the track with everyone in the paddock filling the sidelines, taking in the action and cheering on their favourite drivers.
Frances Anthony Abbasse (Sodi) grabbed a great holeshot when the lights went out and immediately led the way into corner one as Davide Fore (CRG) slotted into second and Bas Lammers (Intrepid) was third.
All kinds of action through the mid-pack on back claimed many victims in the opening laps, but up front Abbasse was in cruise control. Lammers was able to make his way by Fore for second, but the Dutchman just didn’t have enough to catch the leader.
Abbasse scored the win, his second SuperNationals crown, as well as a cool $10,000. Lammers and Fore held on for second and third, while Patrick Hajek (Praga) and Paolo de Conto (Birel) completed the top five. The highest placing North American driver was Canadian Philip Orcic (CRG) in thirteenth.
Tough luck in the opening two laps for the trio of Canadians out of the GP Canada stable saw Nelson Learn, Nico Fattore and Zach Meyer all retired, while Arron Attard (GP) wound up 31st.