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Anthony Abbasse tops KZ2 competition at SKUSA SuperNationals XV

by Ryan Stringfield
Posted November 21, 2011 at 7:55 pm Karting, SKUSA SuperNationals

LUCKY NUMBER FOUR: Anthony Abbasse celebrates the KZ2 main event victory Sunday at the SKUSA SuperNationals XV in Las Vegas. It was his fourth trip to the SuperNats.
(Photo: Corey Johnson - JuniorOpenWheelTalent.com)

After three previous tries, Anthony Abbasse found his way to the top step of the KZ2 SKUSA SuperNationals XV podium, edging Marco Ardigo and Rick Dreezen at the flag in Las Vegas.

Super Sunday’s conclusion, arguably, marked the biggest win of the young Frenchman’s career, but left few onlookers surprised. Abbasse has been incredibly quick during his previous treks to Sin City and this past weekend was no exception. His previous best finish was third (2010).

Abbasse snared the pole position earlier in the weekend by touring the Rio Hotel and Casino parking lot course in 44.785 seconds, topping 37 competitors in qualifying. That was just the start.

The 22-year-old went on to win all three heat races before securing the main event victory; logging a personal best lap of 44.655 seconds on the 0.66-mile circuit. Abbasse nipped Ardigo by 0.076-seconds at the line as the arduous 25-lap race came to an end. Dreezen was just behind in third with Thomas Mich finishing a mere 0.495 seconds astray in fourth. Yannick de Brabander was fifth.

Watch for more photo galleries this week. Make the jump to see Sunday’s Main Event winners at the Supernationals XV.

S1 – Mirko Torsellini

KF2 – Teemu Suninen

S2 – Nick Neri

TaG Sr. – Phillip Orcic

TaG Jr. – George Russell

TaG Cadet – Logan Sargeant

S5 – Austin Schimmel

S4 – Bonnier Moulton

G1 – Jimmy McNeil

TaG Master – Leonardo Nienkotter

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