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Logan's launch critical in Shifter Master Final

A decisive opening lap lead gave Logan all the cushion he needed to cruise to the victory.

MASTER SHIFTER - SPONSORED BY: 3G KART RACING It's finally time for the main event at #SKUSASUPERNATS #SUPERNATS22 - 530 drivers from all over the planet are ready to do battle for the right to be called SuperNationals Champion.

Posted by SuperKarts! USA on Sunday, November 18, 2018

The ideal scenario unfolded for Rob Logan in the Shifter Master main event. A perfect launch off the line gave the Californian a 1.5 second advantage right from the get go, which only increased as the laps wore on. In the end, Logan picked up a massive win in his 9th attempt at the getting to the top of the mountain.

Jason Faint slotted into second place on lap one and initially chipped away at the lead gap. However, as the laps wore on, the Aussie started to fade just a bit, holding back Jordon Musser (PSL Karting / Birel ART) and Ryan Kinnear (Phil Giebler Racing / Ricciardo). That helped increase Logan's lead to over 2-seconds as the trio of Faint, Musser, and Kinnear battled hard for that second spot.

On lap 13 the dam broke, as Musser got into second in turn one. Three laps later, Kinnear did the same, demoting Faint to fourth. The two Texans then went at it for second.

Kinnear closed onto the back of the Birel ART very quickly after moving into third over Faint. On the final lap, Kinnear used the draft down the long main straightaway to close on Musser and make the pass into one. The moment also presented itself for Faint, as he too shot past Musser a turn later. Kinnear, Faint, and Musser would travel the rest of the circuit in that order to the finish line, followed by John Crow four seconds back in fifth.

Race Results - Top Five

2018 SKUSA SuperNationals XXII S4 Final
Rnk # Driver Gap Best Time
1 Shifter M Winner! 41.397
2 Shifter M 2.456 41.292
3 Shifter M 2.644 41.509
4 Shifter M 2.839 41.311
5 Shifter M 6.605 41.716
Full standings
Rnk # Driver Gap Best Time
6 Shifter M 7.112 41.546
7 Shifter M 7.958 41.543
8 Shifter M 11.257 41.781
9 Shifter M 12.491 41.689
10 Shifter M 16.344 41.92
11 Shifter M 17.206 41.768
12 Shifter M 17.311 41.921
13 Shifter M 11.102 41.811
14 Shifter M 19.571 41.99
15 Shifter M 22.066 42.114
16 Shifter M 27.73 42.372
17 Shifter M 34.198 42.596
18 Shifter M 34.428 42.352
19 Shifter M 34.759 42.605
20 Shifter M 35.059 42.634
21 Shifter M 35.603 42.487
22 Shifter M 1 LAP 41.524
23 Shifter M 2 LAPS 42.804
DNF Shifter M 5 LAPS 41.381
DNF Shifter M 9 LAPS 43.438
DNF Shifter M 9 LAPS 43.068
DNF Shifter M 9 LAPS 43.247
DNF Shifter M 12 LAPS 44.086
DNF Shifter M 13 LAPS 41.917
DNF Shifter M 15 LAPS 41.771
DNF Shifter M 15 LAPS 42.033
DNF Shifter M 17 LAPS 42.377
DNF Shifter M 17 LAPS 42.224
DNF Shifter M 19 LAPS 48.364
DNF Shifter M 19 LAPS 48.227
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