Waters Wins at SuperNats!

Matthew Waters has won the SKUSA SuperNats in the KA100 Masters class with fellow Aussie Kip Foster taking third.

Waters initially qualified fifth, two places places behind Foster. Foster, a four-time SuperNationals winner, received a penalty for a loose rear bumper and was forced to start the opening heat off the back before resuming his qualifying position for the other races.

For the final, Waters started P6 with Foster right behind in P8, having won one of his heats. Matt quickly moved to P4 and set out to bridge the gap to the leaders. Foster also got onto the leaders but faded in the final laps. Meanwhile, Waters fought Ben Cooper for the win, executing the winning move in the final lap. Kip crossed the line 5th and was classified third after penalties.

In the video below, KA Masters rolls out onto the track at 3:14:10.

Aussies in Vegas – Matthew Waters (centre) with Kip Foster (right) and Hugh McGuire (pic – KF/FB)

Brodie Yendle was another to excel. Competing in two classes, Yendle was in contention for the win in Junior X30. Starting off pole for the final (he had earlier qualified second and picked up two heat wins), the RPG/Kosmic driver crossed the line third, was presented with second place but was later DQd.

Brodie qualified 13th (of 79) in KA100 Junior. He was classified 17th in the final having started out of P10.


In the video below, X30 Junior rolls out onto the track at 5:39:20.

Brodie Yendle celebrates second place in X30 Junior

Overall, Aussie numbers were well down on previous years. A quick wrap of the other Australians:

  • James Golding (Pro Shifter) – missed qualifying so started last for every heat race. Scraped into the final via the Last Chance Qualifier and moved up 13 positions to place 24th.
  • Benito Montalbano (KA100 Senior) – Q 42 (of 86). Started the LCQ from P8, finished 5th to make the final. P30 in the final.
  • Lucas Lesmes (KA100 Junior) – Q 52 (of 79). Started the LCQ from grid 24 but failed to transfer.
James Golding on the GFC Shifter kart (pic – JG/Inst)

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Jess Golding Motorsport driver Lucas Lesmes (pic – JGM/FB)