The 20th edition of the SKUSA SuperNats took place at the Las Vegas Convention Centre on November 16-20th. David Sera competed in the X30 Senior category, which fielded 88 drivers from around the world.
Debuting a new Deadly Karts chassis, Sera topped the time sheets before qualifying, but wasn’t able to replicate the same speed when it counted ultimately finishing with the fourteenth fastest time. “It was a disappointing qualifying for us as we left the kart relatively unchanged from practice, but weren’t able to get the gains as most other drivers” said Sera.
Sera then started the three heat races from the fourth row of the grid carding finishes of 7th (with the fastest lap), 32nd (after a turn one crash) and an eighth. With these results, it would give the Kartsport North America driver a 26th starting position for the main event.
“At times throughout the heat races we showed we had the speed to win. The kart was showing great pace at the end of the races, so we were trying to keep our nose clean until the final. Unfortunately the second heat incident has cost us valuable track position.”
The final was all over after a turn one incident where Sera tried a bold move around the outside that didn’t eventuate. He was able to clear the accident but had bad front end damage, that he circulated around for 25 laps and crossed the line in twenty-second place.
“Knowing we had to make up positions quickly in the final, I had to take a risk at turn one. This time it didn’t come off and I wasn’t able to make an impact. The end result wasn’t a true indication of our potential this weekend. There’s always 2017.”
Sera would like to thank his ongoing supporters who have made 2016 possible; DPE Kart Technology, Deadly Karts, 360fly, Revolution Racegear, Kartsport North America.