On March 25th, K1 Speed Anaheim held its Reverse Grand Prix race, and some of our regular competitors were there to put on a great show! After a 12-lap practice race that allowed the drivers to familiarize themselves with the reverse configuration of our Anaheim track, the 14-lap qualifying session began. The qualifying session was clean and free of incident, as each driver was doing their part to stay clear of other competitors as they tried to set the fast lap. In the end, the pole position was set by Paul Ciralli, with a very fast lap time of 29.53 seconds. Taylor Hays ended up qualifying in second position, 0.23 seconds behind Paul, and 0.30 seconds behind Taylor was David Messimer, rounding out the top 3.
The final 16-lap race was a close match between Paul Ciralli and Taylor Hays. At the beginning of the race, Paul managed to put some distance between himself and the rest of the field, but midway through, Taylor Hays started catching up and applying some pressure on Paul. As Paul and Taylor made their way around the track bumper-to-bumper, the excitement built among the spectators. Taylor was putting up a great fight, but in the end, he wasn’t able to make the pass, as Paul vigorously defended his position. The top 3 qualifiers ended up finishing the race in order, with Paul Ciralli taking 1st place, Taylor Hays finishing in 2nd, and David Messimer finishing in 3rd. We congratulate Paul, Taylor and David for their well-deserved podium finishes! Our next event in Anaheim will be our famous night race on April 29th – be sure to stay tuned for the results!