Zane Maloney climbing ladder in Super Karts USA
ZANE MALONEY turned in a good performance when he competed in the first two rounds of the Super Karts USA (SKUSA) series in Phoenix Arizona. This series comprises 5 rounds with the 3rd and 4th rounds slated for Indiana in July, and the final round in Las Vegas in November.
After competing in the Winter Cup of the World Karting Association last year, the talented young karter is contesting this series.
With only one day of practice to get the kart dialled, Maloney qualified 9th. In the first Heat, there was a see-saw battle throughout the race, and he finished 9th. In Heat 2, Maloney managed to make his way to the front of the pack and led, however, on the final lap he was passed, and slipped to 3rd position.
However, the rain came in the final race, and they got the set up for the kart wrong, and Maloney finished 10th.
On Sunday, Maloney did not have the best qualifying, and after getting stuck in traffic, he finished 17th. In the first Heat, he got hit on the very first lap and bent the steering. Despite this, he managed to finish 12th. His climb up the ladder continued, and in Heat 2, he finished 9th, placing him in grid position nine for the final. He managed to climb as high as 5th during the race, but slipped back down to 7th, competing against drivers from the USA, Brazil and United Kingdom.
According to his father, Sean Maloney, Zane has learnt a lot over the weekend, but is ready for the challenge in Indiana, where they will be hoping to get the set up right in time, and challenge for even higher positions.