K1 Speed in Anaheim, California hosted the fourth round of the Junior/Youth Challenge GP Race League this past Tuesday night with a number of drivers on hand all in the hunt for the overall points championship. Qualifying would be a single race format with drivers needing to post their best single lap time for their starting positions for the night mains. In the Junior class (drivers 4′-4’10″) Tyler Thayer-Pham would grab the pole position posting a 33.017 second lap time to set the pace for the field. The Youth/Teen group (drivers 4’10″ and up) would see Trevor Buongiorno on top with a lap time of 28.812 to grab the pole position in the group.
With the mains set, the field of Junior drivers would be out on track first and set up on the grid for their standing start. The field would drag race down into turn one and stay pretty tight to each other until Tyler spun out coming out of a corner letting second place qualifier Christian Timple to go by and take over the lead. Tyler would catch back up and re-gain the lead with 3 laps and put a quarter of a track distance between him a Christian. The checkered flag would come out and Tyler Thayer-Pham would go on to take the win, Christina Timple would remain in second and Cole Rodriguez would close out the top three in third.
The Youth/Teen group of drivers would close out the nights main events with Trevor Buongiorno on pole, who has been dominate in this series. Trevor would lead the field into turn one on at the drop of the green with Bryce Raygo and Katie Rose just behind him giving pressure into the corners. Bryce found his way around Trevor on lap 5 with a good over-under pass, while Katie dropped off the pace by a couple of seconds from the top two. By the time the checkered flag had come out Bryce Raygor had put some good distance between himself and the rest of the field to take the win, Trevor Buongiorno would settle for second and Katie Rossie would cap off the top three in third.
With just two more races left in the series, and a tight points battle for the top drivers in the series it will be a race to the end before an overall winner can be determined for the Orange County K1 Speed location. Come out to our next race May 1st, and come see what the Junior/Youth Challenge GP Race league is all about with K1 Speed in Anaheim, California.