K1 Speed Irvine Challenge GP Results for January 8th
11 January 2012
Southern California indoor kart racing kicked off the 2012 race season at K1 Speed in Irvine, California located right in the heart of the OC. The best in So-Cal indoor kart racing was in attendance to take on the well known Super-Track configuration which is set up to run in the reverse configuration for the start of the 2012 race series. After double qualifying rounds Nicholas Haye would come out with the top qualifier position with a fast lap of 42.269 seconds on the reverse configuration layout and setting the field for the nights main events.
The night would start off with the D-Main qualifiers out on track first which as made up of a group of alot of new people to the Challenge GP Race Series. The top three would be the battle to watch with Paul Dickerson, Joshua Shamassian, and Carl Walls who hosts the CIRKL series through multiple indoor kart racing locations in Southern California. With the rest of the field in tow, all they could do was watch as the top three pulled away from the field. When the checkered flag came out it would be Paul taking the win with Joshua in second and Carl rounding out the top three.
C-Main drivers were out on track next with a field of new drivers to the Challenge GP race series. A few veterans made up the front of the field and they were able to get out and away from traffic early on. The drivers would all remain in the respective qualifying positions, and when the checkered flag came out it would be Chris Wielogorski out front to take the win with Joe Xie in second and Andy Anderson closing out the top three on the podium.
The B-Main would be out on track next which was a good mix of returning drivers from previous years. With everyone swapping positions back and forth this ended up being a pretty exciting race. Jonathan Vitolo who was sporting a custom chrome painted helmet stood out nicely when he took the win, Trevor Buongiorno would take second place showing that even a younger driver can put the heat on some of the more veterans in the field. Royce Mohler would close out the top three in the main.
Finish out the night the A-Main drivers would take to the track with pole setter Nicholas Haye taking advantage of the clear track early on and go wire to wire for the win. Jason Foreman and Nicholas Rebeil would finish second and third to cap off the night and the top three on the podium.
With round one in the books, the race is on for the overall points championship at the top indoor kart racing facility in Orange County. Some of the best indoor kart racers are right here in so-cal and definitely put on an impressing driving display on track. Come out to our next event and see what its like to take on the best in indoor kart racing.