Johnny Johnson

Kremers tops bizarre KZ Qualifying

A timing and scoring glitch brought out a red flag early.

Marijn Kremers KZ 2018 SKUSA SuperNationals XXII
Photo: Cody Schindel for Kart360

The KZ qualifying session went off nearly 90 minutes later than expected and very early in the run I'm being told that a timing and scoring glitch caused red flags to wave so that officials could fix the system. It's unclear if that affected anybody's run, but it did make the day just a bit longer for everyone.

Birel ART had their man dialed in, turning in a 40.204 in his sixth lap. Not even two-hundredths of a second behind is the Swedish Tony Kart pilot of Noah Milell --  a regular front-runner in the single speed OK category in Europe. The CRGs of Paolo De Conto and Kyle Wick were also inside a tenth of a second to Kremers, followed by the DR Kart of Maximilian Paul.

Race Results - Top Five

2018 SKUSA SuperNationals XXII KZ Qualifying
Rnk Driver Gap Best Time
1 #5 Marjin Kremers Fastest! 40.204
2 #31 Noah Milell 0.018 40.222
3 #4 Paolo De Conto 0.023 40.227
4 #9 Kyle Wick 0.094 40.298
5 #15 Maximilian Paul 0.106 40.31
6 #51 Mathias Ramirez 0.118 40.322
7 #6 Jake French 0.142 40.346
8 #71 Ron White 0.179 40.383
9 #8 Benjamin Tornqvist 0.285 40.489
10 #11 Rubens Barrichello 0.344 40.548
11 #29 Rory van der Steur 0.355 40.559
12 #57 Matt Jaskol 0.358 40.562
13 #7 Leonardo Lorandi 0.373 40.577
14 #70 Joshua Fife 0.38 40.584
15 #24 Axel Bengtsson 0.462 40.666
16 #80 Kye Cavedon 0.478 40.682
17 #44 Michael Stevens 0.507 40.711
18 #17 Troy Loeskow 0.544 40.748
19 #69 Robert Heck Jr. 0.634 40.838
20 #18 Keawn Tandon 0.638 40.842
21 #81 Brian Keck 0.654 40.858
22 #14 Filip Ioan Ugran 0.665 40.869
23 #22 Max Hewitt 0.722 40.926
24 #21 Nic LeDuc 0.745 40.949
25 #28 Danilo Dirani 0.836 41.04
26 #78 Sage Karam 0.935 41.139
27 #40 Tyler Coffman 0.976 41.18
28 #43 Jac Preston 0.982 41.186
29 #88 Antonio Serravalle 1.021 41.225
30 #33 Kyle Apuzzo 1.034 41.238
31 #76 Pierce Baldus 1.103 41.307
32 #99 Pedro Paulo Fernandes 1.103 41.307
33 #10 Xingran Tang 1.182 41.386
34 #82 Madeline Stewart 1.285 41.489
35 #55 John Baldasare 1.32 41.524
36 #13 Allan Cesarman 1.604 41.808
37 #26 Lucio Masini 1.751 41.955
38 #12 Tim Hollowell 2.292 42.496
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