K1 Speed in Ontario, California held round II of its Challenge GP race series this past Sunday with a number of very capable drivers on hand all looking for a podium finish. Also on hand was the K.O.R.P.S. car show which put a number of people on hand to spectate the nights event. Qualifying would be fast, with Michael Chen taking the pole position on the reverse-direction Super-Track layout configuration with a 51.400 second lap time. The rest of the drivers would settle in just behind Michael to set the fields for the main events.
B Main drivers would go out on track first with Bob Hyman leading the field into turn one from pole. He was quickly pressured by Wesley Thu who found his way around Bob by late braking into the hair pin corner on lap one. Wesley got it it stick and he ran away from the rest of the field who were left to battle for second and third. Alton Endenfield would also find his way around Bob to move up into second, following Wesley to the inside forcing Bob wide. Bob held onto third until Kyle Hisey found his way around as well taking over third. The field would see the checkered flag with Wesley Thu holding a 7.5 second lead over the rest of the field. Alton Endenfield would hang onto second with Kyle Hisey rounding out the top three on the podium.
The night would close with the A-Main drivers on track which put on a show for the packed house of spectators on hand to watch the action. Michael Chen would lead the field into turn one on the green-flag rolling start but he was pressured quickly by Chris Singleton who got right up on Michael’s back bumper down the long back stretch. Chris would try and inside move going into the hairpin which forced Michael out wide and allowed some other drivers move down low as well and get around Chen. Travis Yates was fortunate enough to be in the right place at the right time and go from 4th to second in the same corner following Chris through the corner. Bryce Raygor would have a front row seat for the action which put him up into third and dropper Michael Chen down to forth once he was able to get going. The rest of the field would freight train with each-other to the start/finish line and spread out a bit after a couple of laps. The checkered flag came out and Chris Singleton would be on top to take the win followed by Travis Yates in second and Bryce Raygor would hang onto third.
With the second round of racing in the books the season is in full swing as drivers all work for a podium finish and to gap as many points as possible in the championship points chase. Next month will mark the half way spot for the first half of the 2012 race season. The overall points chase will more than likely come down to the final couple of events and make for some exciting racing action. Come out the the best in indoor kart racing in San Bernardino with K1 Speed’s Inland Empire location in Ontario, California March 11th and try the Challenge GP race series!