It was another incredible run for our boy, Diego Pelosi, this year in Vegas. No, I’m not talking about the attending of an epic pool party at Encore Beach Club – this time it was his driving skills that made Vegas history.
Diego made another ridiculous comeback, just like he did the year before, but this time he got bumped by the dude who ended up taking the whole thing, Kip Foster. That knocked Diego back to the middle of the pack, but he battled and rallied for what ended up being an official 7th after the final dust had settled.
Here’s how Superkartsusa called the race summary:
TaG Master – presented by Peterson Wealth Management
While the TaG Master drivers showed maturity throughout the week, SuperSunday was the complete opposite. A number of incidents over the opening lap took drivers back in the field, or out of the race. One of them included Pro Tour point leader Billy Cleavelin (CRG). The SoCal karting veteran started 18th and found himself getting drove over by German Christian Dischner (Top Kart). The wreck ended his hopes for the Pro Tour title, handing the trophy to 2010 Pro Tour title winner Ethan Wilson if he could survive the battle. Three-time winner Leonardo Nienkotter (CompKart) was the lead challenger early to polesitter Will Power (Arrow) until the loss of brakes over the opening lap put him on the sidelines. This gave the reigning IndyCar Series champion smooth sailing through the first half of the race. That was until a charging Aussie by the name of Kip Foster came hunting. Starting back in 13th after contact in one of the heat races, the Arrow driver laid down fast laps to climb his way into the top-five, and eventually into second. With just two laps remaining, Power was under attack, and there was nothing left in his machine. Foster moved to the lead in turn two of lap 19, and pulled away to the victory. Power made it a 1-2 for KartSport North America and Arrow. Eduardo Dieter gave Techspeed – a new Brazilian homologated chassis – its first podium at the SuperNationals with a thid place result. Russell Francis (Tony Kart) drove to fourth with former IndyCar driver Richie Hearn (MMK) placing fifth in his return to the karting seat. Belgian Pierra Yves Corthals put his Merlin sixth in the order over Diego Pelosi (Tony Kart). Wilson was among the top-five early on until he began to fall off pace due to a stuck brake pad. Crossing the line eighth, Wilson last the 20 laps to become the first two-time Pro Tour champion of the category. Scott Simpson (Arrow) finished ninth with Mario Barrios (Gillard) in 10th.
See the race results here: