K1 Speed in Anaheim which is the forefront of the Jr League race series held the second round of their Jr/Teen Challenge GP race league this past Tuesday with a number of returning faces on hand to make a run to the front. The run group were split according the drivers height, with the Junior drivers (4′-4’10″) and the Youth/Teen group (4’10″ and up) creating some exciting racing across the board for all competitors. Qualifying was straight forward with new comer Jake Black putting on a show out qualifying the entire field by a few tenths of a second with a fast lap of 34.044 seconds in the kids karts. The Youth/Teen group would see returning racer Alizae Arbona, who has been practicing lately make a run for the front out qualifying the field with a 29.103 second lap running a full 2 tenths of a second quicker than the next competitor
With the fields set for the night the Jr. drivers would be out on track first, with a Formula 1 style start drivers would drag race into turn 1 and all come out un-scathed. In true Sebastian Vettle style, pole setter Jake Black would go wire to wire for the win putting a significant gap on the rest of the field while doing so. Hard charger Tyler Thayer-Pham would come from the back of the field to work his way up to second place by the time the checkered flag came out. Grant Michael would take the final podium spot in third holding off Christian Timple just long enough to hang onto the position.
Youth/Teen drivers would close out the night with Alizae Arbona showing her increasing skills holding off a full field of drivers. Alizae would go on to take the win holding off Trevor Boungiorno who placed second and Dan Bailey who finished the night in third to round out the top three.
There are just two more races to go till the end of the Jr League season for 2011 with multiple locations participating there is sure to be a K1 Speed location near you that is hosting an event. Check with your favorite K1 Speed location and find out when the next Jr. League race is!