The Challenge GP Junior/Youth race league rolled into K1 Speed’s North San Diego location this past Tuesday with a number of young racers on hand to take on the best in indoor kart racing. With the K1 Speed Carlsbad location known for their high-speed layouts, this was going to be a great night of competition for the drivers on hand. The single race qualifying format gave drivers 12 laps to put down their quickest single best lap time. Miles Duncan would take the top honors with a 33.04 second lap time to grab the pole position and set the pace for the rest of the field.
Once qualifying was done the young racers would be set on the grid in true Formula-1 style fashion for a standing start format. Once the green flag came up the entire field made a hard charge for the first corner making for some tight racing between the young competitors proving that even the younger racers are just as capable as the adults at making competitive lap times. The field would mostly stay in the qualifying positions aside from the pole setter who had a mid race incident which forced him to the back of the field to which he was unable to recover. The field would be shown the checkered flag with Shaun Deniston taking the win, followed by Dray Irizarry in second and Blake Lieber rounding out the top three in third.
With a great race in the books for the K1 Speed location in Carlsbad, California drivers will be looking to the rest of the season with just two races to go and a chance at the overall points championship on the line, just about any driver could wind up the overall winner of the Challenge GP Junior/Youth race series at the San Diego location. Come out to our next race April 3rd and let your young racer compete with the best indoor kart drivers at K1 Speed Carlsbad!