Pete McLeod at the Race Airport: "It's a bit of a reset and the wind is still blowing but it's going in the right direction. I'm feeling good and if I'm lucky I'll get another crack at it. These are the days where you earn your keep. I don't know what time of day it is, i just know it's time to race."
NEWS UPDATE: Round of 14 rescheduled to start at 1600 local time
Now we are counting down to the much-awaited Round of 14! 20 minutes to go after a long delay due to the strong, gusting winds out in the racetrack through the early part of the afternoon here at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway...
Thanks for staying with us here and we hope it will be worth the wait for the very last race of 2016!
COUNTING DOWN TO THE ROUND OF 14!
ROUND OF 14
LE VOT V MCLEOD
PODLUNSEK V MUROYA
VELARDE V CHAMBLISS
KOPFSTEIN V IVANOFF
GOULIAN V SONKA
BOLTON V LAMB
DOLDERER V (HALL)
And Le Vot is cleared into the track!
Tough conditions for the last race of the year... the Frenchman first out there to see what he can do against McLeod
And it's clean and very controlled all things considered!
It's 51.269 for Le Vot and that's a great start!
Canada's McLeod is up next!
McLeod is into the track and that's green at the first split! He has to go all out just in case we don't have the Round of 8...
But that's the buzzer! It's incorrect level at Gate 4, then at Gate 7 and 10 :( That's 6s in penalties...
McLeod gets 55.386 and hands that to Le Vot...
Podlunsek now to try to beat Muroya...
And Podlunsek really has to go hard here if he wants to beat Muroya! It's good and it's clean! 52.201
Now we are expecting Muroya to wow us here... but we often call it too soon ;)
So let's wait and see what the Japanese pilot can do out there...
Wind is down at 19kts at the start gate now...
Muroya is off now and that's red on the first split but he claws it back and it's all green...
but there is the sound of the buzzer and it's 2s at Gate 8!