Barnes Rallies In Vegas Despite Misfortune

November 14, 2023 | 0 Comments

[Written by Stephen Wright]

Scott Barnes was left ruing his misfortune after missing out on his third successive podium at the Skusa SuperNationals in Las Vegas, finishing fourteenth in the Shifter Masters class at the weekend.

Barnes suffered back luck in the first two heats after being “taken out” in collisions and then disqualified in the third heat, in which he came fifth, for racing in the wrong tyres.

It meant the 39-year-old had to start at the rear of a stacked field of 47 drivers, but showed his quality by climbing 33 positions to place fourteenth.

Barnes, who races for Ohio-based Magik Kart US, wrote on Facebook: “Leaving Vegas and the Skusa SuperNationals after a very disappointing race week.

“They say there’s no moral victory in losing – losing is losing, and we didn’t get the job done. [There] was no third podium in a row.

“Starting 47th for Super Sunday, it would have been easy to just give up, but I’m not built like that, and we fought hard for the best result we could make out of an unlucky week.

“Coming from dead last to pass 33 karts and finish in the top 15 in fourteenth was a fun race, but knowing we were a top five kart all week is frustrating.”

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