Kris Walton was victorious at the 2017 SKUSA SuperNationals in Las Vegas (Pic: Coopers Photography)

Kris Walton was victorious at the 2017 SKUSA SuperNationals in Las Vegas (Pic: Coopers Photography)

Australians Kris Walton and Josh Car were victorious at the largest karting event in the world – the Superkarts USA SuperNationals in Las Vegas, America on Sunday.

Attracting more than 500 entries from all across the globe, the SuperNationals is contested on a temporary circuit in the parking lot of the Las Vegas Convention Centre.

Walton, a former V8 Ute Series Champion, led home fellow Australian, and former SuperNationals winner, Kip Foster in the X30 Masters class.

The win was a sweet reward for the Queenslander who came tantalisingly close to victory at the corresponding event in 2016.

After qualifying sixth fastest out of the 65-plus driver field of X30 Masters, Walton enjoyed a smooth run through his heat races aboard his J3 Competition-prepared CompKart to claim pole position for the main event.

Foster challenged Walton midway through the race but was unable to halt Walton’s run to the flag – which was cut short due to an late race incident down the order that caused damage to the safety barriers.

Also competing in X30 Masters was Michael Patrizi who finished 16th.

Car was one of the front-runners all throughout the event in the X30 Senior Class that attracted some 90-plus entries aboard his CompKart with the J3 Competition outfit.

After slotting into second place in the early running of the 20-lap final, Car held his nerve to greet the chequered flag in that spot. However, this was later converted into victory when the driver who crossed the line first received a three-place penalty for a starting infringement.

Gold Coaster Broc Feeney recorded the most impressive result of his flourishing career with a narrow second placing in X30 Junior. After leading for the much of the race, Feeney crossed the line a mere 0.040 behind the winner.

Gladstone’s Jason Faint also finished on the podium with a fine runner-up placing in the S4 Class.

Two-time World Champion Paolo De Conto made it three SuperNationals wins in the elite KZ class with Australians Troy Loeskow and Macauley Jones finishing 10th and 14th respectively. While Australian Champion Josh Fife failed to finish the KZ final he claimed fifth place in S1.

A summary of the results by the Australian drivers can be found below.

Micro Swift
Kristian Janev – 15th
Peter Bouzinelos – 27th

Mini Swift
James Wharton – 14th
Will Harper – 19th
Marcos Flack – 35th

X30 Junior
Broc Feeney – 2nd
Lochie Hughes – 27th
Harrison Hoey – 33rd
Taylah Agius – 36th
Jac Preston – 35th
Zak Lobko – DNF
Jake Sawyer – DNQ
Luke Sawyer – DNQ

X30 Senior
Joshua Car – 1st
Ben Harders – 17th
Christian Pancione – 22nd
David Sera – DNF
Tayla Cullinane – DNQ (70th)
Brendan Nelson – DNQ (78th)
Cody Gillis – DNQ (58th)
Reece Cohen – DNQ (67th)

X30 Masters
Kris Walton – 1st
Kip Foster – 2nd
Michael Patrizi – 16th

Jason Faint – 2nd

Troy Loeskow – 10th
Macauley Jones – 14th
Joshua Fife – DNF

Joshua Fife – 5th

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