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K1 Speed Ontario Challenge GP Round 1

20 July 2010

K1 Speed Ontario kicked off the second half of its Challenge GP series for 2010 last Sunday with an all new Super-Track layout that created new challenges for drivers as they took on the technical layout. Everyone also starts fresh with 0 points at the start of this race so this is going to get interesting. Qualifying would run pretty straight forward with 15 year old Tyler Pope taking the overall pole and setting the track record with a 54.01 second lap time. Ronald Nault qualified second and he was followed by Matt Shane in third.

The main would start with Tyler bringing the group around on a rolling start for the green flag, and they would all freight train into turn one together. The group would come out unscathed and follow each-other around for a couple of laps with Tyler eventually pulling away from the group and he would go wire to wire unchallenged by the other drivers to take the win. Ronald battled back and forth with Matt for second and third till mid race when Matt came out of a corner a bit too hot, and had to work to collect the kart and keep it from coming around on him, and all e could do was watch as Ronald pulled away. Ronald would hold onto second place on the podium and Matt would stay in third to round out the top three finishers.

This was a great start to the season and its only the start – don’t miss out on round II next month on August 15th. Come in and race in the best indoor kart racing facility in the Inland Empire.

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