Super Sunday has arrived at the Rotax Pan American Challenge in New Orleans, Louisiana! The final day of competition at NOLA Motorsports Park was once again held under very hot and humid conditions as drivers hit the track seeking victories and final tickets to next months Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals, held back here in New Orleans.
While he didn’t win a heat race, American Alan Rudolph (Praga) led the field to green in the prefinal, and he made no mistakes on Championship Sunday. Rudolph led flag-to-flag in the Prefinal and then when it all counted, he timed the start perfectly and once again got out front early and stretched am early gap.
American Scott Falcone (Praga) has slowly moved closer to the front as the weekend progressed and in the Final he made his way into second behind Rudolph and began to pull away from the field, while Brazil’s Fernando Guzzi (Praga) was third and Canadian Stuart Clark (Maranello) was fourth. Unfortunately for Clark, a nice shove from behind would send him off track and down the order, as his weekend of tough luck continued. Guzzi worked his way into second before the mid point of the race and set his sights on the leader of Rudolph, at times pacing half a second a lap quicker. Reeling him in, Guzzi made a mistake with only two laps to go after eating almost all of Rudolph’s lead.
The Team America Captain then cruised on to the win, his third major title of the season, while Guzzi settled for second and Falcone third. Clark charged his way back to finish sixth, posting the fastest lap of the race with fellow Canadian Francis Mondou (Praga) finished two spots back in eighth.