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.
Luke Selliken (Kosmic/USA) topped the time sheets in Rotax Junior Qualifying as he was able to post a new track record of 54.360 seconds around The Track at Centennial. Selliken was just ahead of Jack Weprin (FA Kart/USA) timing only 0.039 seconds behind, while Gavin Reichelt (TonyKart/USA) was third, 0.173 seconds off the pole. Grant Copple (Kosmic/USA) and Jake Craig (Kosmic/USA) completed the top five, while Anthony Tolfa (TonyKart/Canada) was eighth and Jaffrey Kingsley (Birel/Canada) was eighteenth.
Some notable names that will have to start each heat from outside the top-ten include: Juan Manuel Correa (Praga/Venezuela) in 12th, Austin Versteeg (CRG/USA) in 16th, Darren Keane (TonyKart/USA) in 19th, and Dominic Tesoro (Kosmic/USA) in 23rd.
Tomorrow will see each class have three rounds of qualifying heats, with their starting positions decided by today’s qualifying session.