It's an exciting track here at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, with the vertical turns the critical point... and changing winds could really make for some edge of the seat action
Velarde is out into the track and he'll set the pace for the German who follows...
It's a great run 49.859s clean! That's the Spaniard's best time of the week and that'll give him plenty to smile about :)
And Matthias Dolderer heads through the Start Gate and hits a 198kts
It's good flying, straight and clean... he's one of our wildcards that could take a third overall in the WC
But we know he blows hot and cold, so let's see how the split times are... yep, it's green all the way 48.325 clean and he progresses!
Those times give us an indication that it'll be a fast session today – the wind is coming from the east and that's giving the pilots the right conditions for racing
MCLEOD V IVANOFF now! This is sure to be a tough heat!
And straight away our Maverick picks up a penalty!
The Canadian needs to clean it up and that could open up the door for Ivanoff. It's a 51.771 for McLeod including 2s for incorrect level at Gate 4
Frenchman Ivanoff up next and he's been faster almost all week than McLeod's current run
One of the most entertaining pilots on the circuit, Monsieur Connoisseur will certainly make an impression!
He's into the track and he's banking hard, just making it clean and he's fast but can he hold it together?
Taking the turns more laterally, not the fastest way through but the wind is blowing into the track
And he's through! It's 49.748 clean!
GOULIAN V ARCH to battle next and we don't want to tempt fate, but... our money's on the Austrian
2015 was a year of learning, says Goulian
Here comes the American... with the conditions in the track starting to be more challenging with light showers
He'll set the pace for Arch and will need to dig deep