Kopfstein holds his own and it's a 59.835 – slower than Dolderer's earlier time but it's close
Here comes Germany's Matthias Dolderer and we heard fighting talk from him earlier
He's into the track and that's late rolling the wings level at Gate 3... has the German lost his nerve?
This is red at the first split... and then it's green, and green again
Looking good! And he's done it! Dolderer is through – or is he? It's under review!
Jim DiMatteo gives him the OK from the race tower and it's 59.105 and Dolderer goes through!
Muroya and Dolderer are our first finalists... but who will join from the next heat? It's Chambliss V Ivanoff now
Wind speed has increased in the track which will make it tricky for the last two heats...
MUROYA: "I think our tactics will stay the same in the Final 4. We saving some energy but quite consistent and that's a good plan for racing."
Four pilots to fly, two head to head heats!
Both American pilots could make it into the Final 4 today and that is keeping our fans here in San Diego glued to the action!
CHAMBLISS: "Nicolas can be fast so I'm going to have to lay down a really good time."
This is a good start but he might have caught the eye of the judges going a little high...
High in Gate 10 according to Bonhomme!
And he sets the pace for Ivanoff with a clean 1:00.855 and that does leave the door open for the Frenchman
Ivanoff flew a 59s time in R14 so he has it in him to beat Chambliss...
And he's into the track and that's the buzzer! It's 2s for incorrect level at Gate 3!
He will have to really dig deep here...
And it's red on the split times and it's au revoir to Ivanoff with 1:01.946 – he would have taken that without the penalty so that is a really tough call
Great news for Chmabliss though who progresses to the Final!
Line up so far for the Final 4 MUROYA // DOLDERER // CHAMBLISS
Will Goulian join Chambliss in the Final?
This could be a very exciting Final 4 for our local fans :)
The American technically is the favourite for this heat but Podlunsek surprised us all earlier...
And Goulian is off! This is all to play for and he has been on great form this season...
- Pylon Hit!
And we spoke to soon :( It's a pylon hit at Gate 7
That may well give Podlunsek a free berth for the Final!
It's 1:02.118 including the 3s in penalties for Goulian
He just has to hope that Podlunsek loses his nerve while waiting for the Airgators to do their thing...