Round 4 of the Challenge GP Race Series for K1 Speed located right in the heart of the OC in Irvine California, was held this past Sunday hosting a large group of indoor kart racers all looking to take the top spot on the podium. With a number of new faces on hand all working to lay down a fast lap in qualifying, the battle for the overall pole position would be close all throughout the qualifying sessions. Khalifa Alasiri would take the number one qualifying spot for the night with a 42.270 second lap time on the Super-Track layout giving him the ideal starting position for the A Main.
The C main would start off the night of final rounds with a lot of new faces on hand all looking to put themselves on the podium for the night. Sergei Maffei stole the show going wire to wire from the rolling green flag start to take the checkered flag and the C main win. He was followed by Kirk Feldkamp finishing out the night in second place and Chris Weiland would wind out the top three finishing in third.
B main race action was up next and they seemed to have the smoothest driving session of the night. Pole sitter John Perry proved to be unstoppable as he immediately pulled away from the pack and never looked back. Kirk Messe was out to show what he can really do, and worked his way up to second place finish by the time the checkered flag dropped picking just the right moments to make his passes on unsuspecting drivers. A new face on the podium was Drew Hagestad who worked his way into third and made a solid stand to remain there till the checkered flag dropped.
Some of the most aggressive driving to date seemed to be the best way to describe the A Main as drivers traded positions back and forth with each other. Overall pole position winner Kahlifia Alasiri stood his ground and was able to take the overall win for the night. Toby Rodriguez would take second place for the night after accidentally putting Edward Bergenholtz into the wall on the last lap. Ed was able to recover quickly enough to take third rounding out the top three on the podium. Jonathan Wright had an unfortunate race incident trying to make a move going 3 wide into a 2 lane corner and ended up into a barrier and ultimately finishing out the rest of the night watching from the bleachers. The rest of the group had so many position changes back and forth with each other we lost count of how many drivers mid pack went up and down in position.
With round 4 in the books and just 2 races remaining for the 2010 season at K1 Speed in Irvine the points battle is still close. Our Super-Track configuration is the largest and best indoor kart racing facility in Orange County California, giving Irvine residents some of the toughest competition to race against.
Come out to participate in round 5 November 7th and see if you have what it takes to get yourself on the podium.
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