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SKUSA SpringNationals: Sonoma Photo Review

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The ups and downs from a packed event in Wine Country.

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A familiar sight at the starts of the X30 races…karts being pushed wide and into the dirt…
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…And the action continued through corners two, three and four on the opening laps. Very little respect between drivers was shown in Sonoma.
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Sundays X30 Senior Final featured a wild final lap shootout that featured seven karts shown here as they receive the white flag with Norberg leading…
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…But it was Braeden Eves who came out on top after the mad scramble.
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For Tyler Gonzalez, this was a rare weekend of disappointments. Crashing out of contention in the Saturday Final on the opening lap and withdrawing the Sunday Final after losing his chain.
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Tavella loves Sonoma! Dylan Tavella scored another major victory in Wine Country, taking home the Sunday X30 Junior Final to really help his championship hopes.
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S1 featured Gary Carlton and Jake French on the front row. Both led early but…
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…They came up short to Billy Musgrave who took the win after Daniel Formal was excluded for a broken airbox mount.
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A few of the finals finished with the Black and Checkers as SKUSA put their video review system into play to determine the podium positions.
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Officials having a very close look at Daniel Formals kart after his finished first in the S1 Final.
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Daniel Formal marked his return to the Intrepid Kart in Sonoma and while he showed great pace, luck was not on his side, withdrawing the Saturday Final with an engine on the fritz and being excluded from Sundays Final after crossing in first.
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Nick Brueckner scored the Saturday Pole-Position, but it was all down hill from there as he failed to finish both Finals.
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The Red Army brought in the support of Dutchman Marjin Kremers (right) and he helped Ryan Norberg (left) to victory on Saturday in X30 Senior.
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SimRaceway provides one of karting's best views.
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On Sunday, Blake Choquer was caught up in a scary crash that sent the Canadian to hospital with multiple broken ribs, a bruised lung and broken collar bone. #GetWellSoonBlake
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Sunday was Wick-ed in S2. Kyle Wick swept the day on Sunday and even qualified faster than the S1 class pole-sitter!
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More mayhem in X30 Senior. Another wild start that sent the dust flying.
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No stopping Carson Morgan in Mini Swift. He controlled both Finals for BENIK Kart and even had his brother Cole join him on the podium on Sunday.
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A big weekend for Ryan Norberg helped put him back in the championship chase especially as Christian Brooks has withdrawn from the Pro Tour to focus on his GRC Lites campaign.
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The SKUSA SpringNationals was round two of a three round Pro Tour championship, held May 5-7, 2017 at SimRaceway Performance Karting Center in Sonoma, California.

Words and photos by Cody Schindel and Canadian Karting News.