The 2012 SuperKarts! USA SuperNationals 16 are finally underway at the RIO Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Two full days of practice are complete, and after a great session for the morning groups, the afternoon group hit the track for their round of qualifying and first heat race.
The TaG Junior division is one of the tightest classes at SuperNationals 16. However one name continues to be placed at the top of the charts. The UK’s George Russell and his IPK North America/OK1 have dominated the Junior TaG class thus far, and in qualifying it continued. Russell outpaced second place, Canadian Lance Stroll (Zanardi), by over a tenth of a second. Brazil’s Yurik Carvalho (Italian Motors/Italkart) was third, while Davey Manthei Jr. and Dalton Sargeant (TonyKart) rounded out the top-five.
Parker Thompson (Energy Kart) was 17th, while Zachary Claman De Melo (PSL Karting/CRG) and Devlin Defrancesco (DFR/CRG) were 23rd and 30th respectively.