With 4 of 6 rounds complete, the competition is heating up in our Irvine Challenge GP series as drivers vie for the coveted championship. John Tanaka’s points lead was eroded away this weekend as Taylor Hays finished the A Main in first place in a drama-free event. Taylor finished a good 1 or 2 seconds ahead of 2nd place finisher Jared Buccola, who is somewhat of a new face at our Irvine facility. Having raced at our other Southern California karting centers in the past, Jared Buccola decided to see if he could make his mark in Irvine, and finishing on the podium with the Silver medal, the results seem pretty conclusive! The caliber of racing this weekend was such that Tody Rodriguez, no stranger to 1st place finishes, was bumped back to the 3rd place position. Despite not finishing on top of the podium, Toby gladly accepted his 3rd place finish. All in all, there was great racing in our main event.
In the B Main, Eric Wang – a longtime competitor and impressive racer – finished in 1st place ahead of Steven Robertson and Brad Drew, who finished in 2nd and 3rd place. There were also some new faces in our B Main event, including Jorge and Javier Rivera. We look forward to seeing them compete in the future! Our next K1 Speed Irvine Challenge GP event is May 17th – come on out and race against the best of the best!