The Inland Empire is where all the hot racing action was this past weekend with the Challenge GP race at K1 Speed in Ontario, California on Sunday. San Bernardino residents largely made up the group of indoor kart racers that took to the Super Track layout which is being run in reverse for this 6 race series. This being the halfway point in the series, many of the drivers have become acclimated to the track design and are quickly finding the fast way around the track. One such driver is Tyler Pope who put own a fast lap of 55.949 seconds to land him on the pole position for the main event.
With both rounds of qualifying in the books, drivers headed out on track for the night’s main event. Tyler would lead the group around for the green flag rolling start and get out into a comfortable lead early on. Jonathan Burke, who is usually a contender for the top fell, back early on and was unable to recover finishing out his night at the bottom of the field. Vincent Burke could only watch as Tyler pulled away and he would have his own battle with Cameron Glendenning, who was right on Vincent’s back bumper looking to make a move to get around him. The rest of the pack would file in behind them in freight train style for a few moments but would spread out a bit as the race got deeper into the laps. By the checkered flag, Tyler was sitting comfortably in front uncontested with over a 14 second lead over the other drivers to take the win. Vincent had held onto second place with a 4 second lead over third place finisher Cameron Glendenning who would round out the top 3 for the evening.
Next month’s Challenge GP race at K1 Speed in Ontario, California will find the drivers in a close chase for the overall points champion. The top drivers are all separated by just a few points and it is still anyone’s shot at who will be the overall winner. Come out next month and check out the best indoor kart racing in the Inland Empire and see what the Challenge GP series is all about.