Defending World Champion Nigel Lamb has made a last-minute bid for the Las Vegas race win after topping the timesheets in Training 1 and 2 today, and setting the pace for the season showdown with 50.592.
The British pilot set the track record in Training 1 with 51.809 ahead of Martin Sonka, Hannes Arch, Matt Hall and Paul Bonhomme, who are all gunning for maximum points at the last stop on the 2015 World Championship calendar. Only Japan's Yoshi Muroya seemed to be able to almost match Lamb's fierce pace in Training 1 with 52.489.
Lamb went on to smash his own 2015 Las Vegas personal best with 50.592 in Training 2, with Australia's Matt Hall in striking distance in second, just 0.093 off the pace with 50.685.
Paul Bonhomme, who currently leads the World Championship rankings by a clear eight points, appeared to be lacking in horsepower in Training 1, finishing in fifth place overall before moving up a spot in Training 2, clocking in at 51.099. With Hall and Bonhomme both looking for a race win and a World Champion title this weekend, Lamb could prove to be the spanner in the works in the season finale.
In Training 2, Martin Sonka was on course for a top three finish, but was soon ousted by his World Championship third-place rival Hannes Arch, who finished the day with 50.827 under his belt, compared to Sonka's 51.288. The Austrian and Czech pilots will be facing off for a spectacular battle for the bronze in a hotly anticipated Race Day in the desert.
Here are the official results for Masters Training 1:
Here are the official results for Masters Training 2: