K1 Speed in Phoenix, Arizona brings you the best in indoor kart racing competition with the K1 Speed Challenge GP Race Series hosting their fourth round of competition this past Sunday to a number of returning drivers and a few new faces including former Carlsbad GP competitor Krystal Wright who was taking on a concrete racing surface for the first time. Qualifying was the Swane-show, with brothers Keaton and Logan going back and forth with each-other looking for a fast line on the technical course. Logan would eventually come out on top taking the pole position with a fast-lap of 29.422.
Main event race action started with a green flag rolling start, with Logan leading the field into turn 1. It would be long before brother Keaton would find a hole and make his way underneath Logan to take the lead. While the Swayne brothers battled back and forth with each-other, the rest of the field was working to play catch up. One driver in particular Roman Madrigal would make a strong run from his 9th place starting position and moving his way up to fifth, with one particular move which got him around three karts in one corner. The checkered flag cam out and Keaton was able to hang onto his lead, with Logan remaining in second and Gunnar Peterson taking a respectable third.
With just 2 races to go there is a tight battle in the Southwest for the overall points championship and drivers are looking to the end of 2011 and who will be on top of the podium in the coming months. There is a good chance for a number of drivers to make a run at the overall points chase as well, making for a great run to the finish of this season. Come out and check out K1 Speed in Phoenix, Arizona and see what the race action is all about.