Kopfstein retains dominance in Challenger Qualifying

Czech pilot rolls the dice ahead of Race Day and strikes it lucky

Petr Kopfstein has it all to play for

Looking to win his second consecutive title, the Czech Republic's Petr Kopfstein delivered the best time in Qualifying for the Challenger Class competition at this weekend's season finale in Las Vegas, USA, with 1:01:208.

Kopfstein was just two-tenths of a second ahead of Sweden's Daniel Ryfa, while Mikael Brageot of France had the third-best Qualifying result. In the winner-takes-all format of the Challenger Class competition, the pilot who is victorious on Sunday will be crowned Challenger Cup Champion for 2015.

"I've been trying different lines to improve with every run, but tomorrow is the big test and I don't think I'll be making any significant changes," said Kopfstein. "We are here to race, and I'm really motivated to win this world honor of the Challenger Cup title again."

Official Challenger Cup Qualifying result from Las Vegas: