K1 Speed Seattle – Challenge GP Round 1 Results
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The first race of the second K1 Speed Seattle 2009 Challenge GP series was – in a word – amazing! From the number of participants, to the individual driving styles seen on the track, and the camaraderie amongst the competitors seen off of the track – the drivers were closely analyzing each other’s races – this past weekend’s Challenge GP race at K1 Speed Seattle was quite simply one of our best to date!
The final race of the event started out like many races have in the past; Sean Naslund took the pole position ahead of Randy Olivarez in second, followed closely by Javier Cantu-Lucero who started on the second row from the third position. This starting order was reminiscent of last season’s starts, but the field was larger and more diverse than others have been in the past. Polo Carpio, a new face and welcome addition to the Challenge GP series, started from the fourth position on the grid ahead of David Freiboth, a veteran from the first series, who qualified in the fifth spot.
In past events at our Seattle / Redmond indoor track, most of the position battles took place between 2nd and 3rd or 3rd and 4th place