The best in Junior and Youth racing were on hand at K1 Speed in Anaheim in North Orange County this last Tuesday for the second round of the Junior/Youth Challenge GP race series. The K1 Speed Anaheim location is the original location for the Junior league race series and the talent is unsurpassed as the young drivers up there really know how to lap down a fast lap or two. Multiple drivers would make up both the Junior (drivers 4′-4’10″) and Youth (drivers 4′ and up) fields to make for a great night of racing. In the Junior league, the qualifying pace would be set early on as Christina Timple showed his experience shine by taking the pole position for the nights main event with a 33.634 second lap time. The Youth class of drivers would see Trevor Buongiorno taking the pole position by over a second on the rest of the field with a single lap time of 28.49 seconds.
With the fields set, it would be the Junior drivers out on track first with a great battle between the top three drivers. Pole setter Christian Timple would have his work cut out for him early on as pressure from Tyler Thayer-Pham would get the best of him. Tyler would find as way around and move up into the lead half way through the race. Ryan Smith would sit back and wait for his chance to make a move up in position, but it never came as Christian would run a pretty tight line for the duration for the race not allowing Smith to sneak by. The checkered flag would come out and Tyler Thayer-Pham would take the win, Christian Timple would hang onto second and Ryan Smith would remain in third respectfully to cap off the top three in the class on the podium.
The night would close out with the youth drivers on track with a great run group, lead by top qualifier Trevor Buongiorno. Bryce Raygor would stay hot on Trevor’s back bumper pressuring him around the track looking for a chance to get bay and over take the lead. The rest of the field was in a battle all on their own with Kaitlyn Rossi hanging onto third over the rest of the field that were all looking for a fast line around the track in a effort to catch the top three. The checkered flag would come out and Trevor Buongiorno would go on to take the win with Bryce Raygor taking second, and Kaitlyn Rossi would hold out in third to round out the top three in class.
The dust has settled and the half way mark has passed for the Junior/Youth Challenge GP race league at K1 Speed in Anaheim California, and the championship points battle is starting to heat up. Drivers are all after a podium appearance and a chance to take an over all top spot in the championship points chase. Come out to our next race April 3rd and check out the best in indoor kart racing action for younger racers with K1 Speed in Anaheim, California!