K1 Speed in Phoenix Arizona hosted its third round of its Junior Challenge GP Race League this past Tuesday night to a number of young racers all capable of making a podium appearance. The Junior group of drivers (ages 5-8 in the Jr. Karts) saw top qualifier Alexander Lynch set the pace for the rest of the field, taking the pole position with a 32.262 single lap time. The older group of drivers (ages 9-13) saw a great performance by Drew Anderson winning the pole position for the main with a 31.47 single lap time.
Main event action would put the younger Junior drivers out on track first with, with a number of position changes throughout the race making for an exciting race. Pole setter Alexander would fall back a couple of positions giving up his position to hard charger Wil Bowker who would take the checkered flag to win the race Jarrett Anderson would take second and Kelly Kazmiercak would round out the top three on the podium in the class
The older group of drivers would take the track next with Drew Anderson on pole for the start. He was able to hang on to the lead position for the first few laps but would eventually be passed by Chris Tabares who came from a 4th place starting position and worked his way through the field. The rest of the field would battle back and forth for position and by the time the checkered flag came out Chris Tabares was still out in front to take the win. Drew Anderson would finish out his night in second and Cahlei Schildts would finish out the night in third.
This was a great showing for all drivers involved and the final race for the 2011 Jr. and Teen Challenge GP race season is coming in October where drivers will be in a 3 – race format with a practice round, qualifying round and main event round to set the pace. Come out and see the best in indoor kart racing in the Southwest with K1 Speed in Phoenix, Arizona.