What a start to season 2 of the 2013 Carlsbad Challenge grand Prix! There were a few new GP racers this month who all did great. After our second round of qualifying, local racer Paige Kaufman narrowly edged out Brandon walsh by 0.03 seconds with a fastest qualifying lap of 24.747 seconds. This qualifying intensity surely carried on to the final position race and proved to be nothing short of exciting for 16 long laps. The race proved to be a battle for the 2nd and 3rd podium positions. Several critical position changes took place early, leaving top qualifiers scrambling to regain position. In the end, racer Brandon Walsh, known for his ability to run crazy fast laps rounded out the podium in 3rd. Benjamin plant, who proved he can hang with the best, kept the heat on for 16 laps to claim a second place podium finish. And last but certainly not least, Paige Kaufman, this month’s only female competitor proved she has what it takes to beat some of San Diego’s best racers. Paige held a commanding lead for the majority of the race and proceeded to make her mark here at K1 Carlsbad by taking 1st position in race number 1 of the season 2 Challenge Grand Prix here in Carlsbad, California.