The final round of the 2009 Ontario Reverse Challenge GP season was held this past Sunday, and there was a tight battle for the championship! Going into the race, John Tanaka led Taylor Hays by only 3 points, so the outcome would determine the entire championship. After the qualifying rounds were complete, Taylor ended up with the pole position after setting an impressive lap time of 54.95 seconds, followed closely by John Tanaka with a lap time of 55.06 seconds. Needless to say, everyone had their eyes on John and Taylor to see who would come out on top!
The B main event race was held prior to the Final, and the competitors put on a great show; in fact, many of the racers were newcomers to the super track format! Despite the efforts of our new racers, nobody could match the performance of John Carroll, who dominated the event and pulled away from the competition by almost 5 seconds! Chris Weaver finished in Second place and Travis Silvester brought home the bronze in Third. We were impressed by John Carroll’s performance, and expect to see him compete in some A main races in the future!
The A main event turned out to be a spectacular race with wheel-to-wheel action throughout. Everyone got off to a great start and the race was incident-free through to the checkered flag, despite each competitor driving with an intensity that was worthy of the season’s final event!
Taylor Hays never looked back after starting on pole, and was able to take the win without any real challenges by John Tanaka, who finished in Second ahead of Alton Arnold III. Taylor started out the final event behind Tanaka in points though, so even though John finished behind Taylor (by only 0.8 seconds), he was able to take home the Ontario championship trophy with a points total of 125. Taylor Hays finished the season in Second with 123 points, and Alton Arnold III and Paul Ciralli tied for Third, with 108 points each.
If you would like to compete in our K1 Speed Challenge GP competition, our new season will be on the 2nd Sunday of every month, starting July 12th, and will feature a brand new track layout! We look forward to seeing new faces!