Now we have Goulian VSonka
It's great work for the second of the American pilots! He was fast in FP earlier in the week so this is a great way to round off his season!
And that is the fastest time so far! 48.294 gives Goulian the track record and really raises the bar for Sonka!
It's a new all-time track record! He smashes Dolderer's previous 48.325!
Sonka is given the go ahead next and he's heading into the track to try to beat Goulian
Sonka answers that with style! It's a great run for Sonka but he's just off the pace and it's 48.998 for the Czech pilot... giving him the Fastest Loser spot...
It's Lamb's last race here in Las Vegas and he's within striking distance of taking 3rd overall
- Pylon Hit!
Bolton flies first... and it's incorrect level at Gate 8 and then our first pylon hit!
Bolton records 56.454 on the timesheet with 5s included
But no! We have another pylon down due to the wind...
Wind has reached 36kts again at the Start Gate...
So it's all eyes on Lamb... if we are unable to progress to the Round of 8, he really has to make this one count!
And that's another gate down... it's gate 2 :(
Mike Goulian at the Race Airport: "You just try to pretend there's no wind. I went out there and was super aggressive. It's not above our limit but it's at the limit. We know where the bumps are but with the pylons moving it's not easy."
We're on hold for 10 minutes while the pylons are repaired...
We've just got Lamb to fly in his heat against Bolton, then Dolderer
We have a 20 minute delay now while they repair the track...
We've been notified that Lamb will not fly before 1730 local time (20 mins from now)
And a quick update also regarding the potential 3rd place on the World Championship podium – it's now between Chambliss or Lamb.
We've heard that the Round of 8 will not take place as the flight window will not extend long enough to complete that session, so assuming Lamb and Dolderer can fly the Round of 14, rankings will be decided based on the Round of 14 result. Pilots will receive 75% of the points available...