Round 3 of the K1 Speed Challenge GP Series took place Sunday night in Sacramento without the series’ points leader Justyn Cox, but the 6-kart field put on a good show on Sacramento’s special reverse layout nonetheless. Last round’s winner Garett Peterson showcased his adaptability and continued his hot streak by taking pole position by a narrow 0.011 seconds over newcomer Robert Hawley with a lap at 30.067 seconds. His success in qualifying held up in the race as well, as Peterson would go on to find another six tenths of a second in his kart and storm away from the field on the standing start, never looking back. Mario Castellanos, in his third start, jumped to Hawley’s inside at the start to steal the spot and held on to take his maiden A-Main podium finish of the season. Hawley finished third, the last kart on the lead lap. With Peterson’s second straight victory, and absences by both Justyn Cox and third-placed driver Shawn Brisco, he takes the points lead heading into the downward swing of the season.