Round 3 of the K1 Speed indoor karting Enduro Challenge was held last week at our San Bernardino location, which hosted a full line-up of drivers that were all very capable of taking the checkered flag. The race began with a rolling start, instead of a Formula 1 style standing start, which follows more with our Challenge GP series of events that happen each week. From the green flag, racers quickly found the fast line on the challenging course and it was a pretty even race up to the first round of pit stops. The green flag pit stops to swap into fresh karts have proven to be the key to taking command of this style of racing. To no one’s surprise, David Messimer, who is an avid participant in enduro karting events in Southern California, was the man of the hour, utilizing his experience to lead most of the race. As David was able to find ways to slowly pull away from the pack, drivers began to spread out a bit as the race carried on. At the halfway mark, Evan Sumpter was forced to make an early kart change which dropped him back a few positions from a strong 2nd to 7th and he would finish out his night towards the tail end of the field. That moved Jason Boggs up to 2nd from 3rd and Blue Feurt up to 3rd from 4th with both giving chase to Messimer. By the time the checkered flag came out David had a comfortable lead giving him the win, Jason remained in second but 2 laps down from the lead lap, and Blue held onto third to round out the podium.
K1 Speed’s 85 lap enduro is quickly becoming popular among the Inland Empire karting crowd with drivers from all over making the trip to K1 Speed in Ontario each Thursday to participate. This week’s race will begin at 6:30 PM for sign ups and racing will start at 7:00 PM, entry fee is just $65 per driver. Come out and see if you can handle 85 laps of straight kart racing action at the best indoor karting facility in San Bernardino at K1 Speed in Ontario, California.