K1 Speed’s indoor go-kart racing facility in Anaheim, California hosted their Junior League GP races this past weekend. With a great attendance of multiple young competitors, these future potential professionals showed their driving skills with great intensity, creating some great racing action.
The first group of racers were in the brand new “JR. sized” karts designed to allow kids the chance to compete. The drivers were all posting lap times ranging from 38 to 40 second laps, a very quick pace for first timers. The main event saw first place taken by 9 year old Tyler Thayer-Pham, followed by 10 year old Gary Howard in second, and 11 year old Connor Pankopf would round out the top three.
The second group consisting of some teenagers, were in the larger sized adult karts and were very close to breaking the track record with their fast paced qualifying times. Patrick Landeros posted a pole qualifying time of 29.59 seconds, which is just .47 seconds from the single lap track record. For the main event, it was 12 year old Brandon Kim who would take the first place podium spot, followed by his brother, 12 year old Hunter Kim in second. Thirteen year old Brandon Clark would round out the top three finishers.
This is a great event for all of our younger drivers looking to get a head start in a competitive career in motor-sports. K1 Speeds electric indoor racing karts and facilities offer the first stepping stone to those wanting to give kart racing a try before making the jump to the various outdoor racing classes throughout the United States. If you are interested in getting your young racer involved ask for more details at one of our six K1 Speed locations.