Marco Filice had the drive of his lifetime on Sunday and it came at the biggest race of his career thus far.
Competing at the SKUSA SuperNationals in Las Vegas, USA, Filice barely made it into the KA100 Senior Final, which featured a massive 92 entrants!
The Prime Powerteam driver qualified 35th overall on Thursday on the temporary circuit SKUSA laid out in the parking lot of the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
After two heat races, it wasn’t looking good for Filice to make the Final until an impressive run to ninth in his third heat scored him enough points to directly transfer and avoid the LCQ.
Starting from 32nd on the grid with some of the best single-speed racers in North America taking the green flag, it was a race Filice will never forget.
A solid start saw him move up to 15th by lap five, navigating the chaos of the opening laps. But he slipped back to twentieth in the middle stages as the action picked up. A mid-race red flag brought the field back together for a short sprint to the finish.
A mega final few laps saw Filice advance into the top ten and when the dust settled, he was ranked fifth overall and stood on the SuperNationals podium.
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