On Sunday night, March 29th, racers flocked to K1 Speed Ontario for the monthly running of the Super Track Challenge GP. This was the third round of the 2009 Challenge GP season, marking the half-way point, and the competitors couldn’t wait to get on the track. As always, many of our regular K1 Speed competitors showed up to defend their positions, but we were pleased to see that almost one-third of the field were newcomers.
The first position race went very cleanly, with tight battles taking place throughout the entire field. The winner of that event went to a Super Track first-timer, Andrew Peterson, followed closely by Chris Baker and Michael Moody. The final position race and the main event was a showing of pure domination by the one and only John Tanaka. Not only did John start on the pole position, but he absolutely destroyed the Ontario Super Track lap record of 55.04 seconds, with a blistering lap of 54.46! Tanaka looked like he was on cruise control the entire race, and he ended up finishing the race with a 6.65 second margin over second place Taylor Hays. Third place went to Khalifa Alasiri, fourth place was taken by Paul Ciralli and Alton Arnold III ended up rounding out the Top 5. Needless to say, the racing action was intense, and we can’t way to see how the season pans out! Amazingly, after 3 of 6 races, John Tanaka and Taylor Hays are tied for the top position, and Alton Arnold III is only five points behind – stay tuned to see how it turns out!
The next Ontario Super Track Challenge GP event is April 26 at 7:00pm – come give it a try and race against the best of the best!