K1 Speed in South Florida hosted the next to last round of their Challenge GP Race Series this past Sunday with another packed house full of drivers all chasing after a podium finish. Double qualifying rounds would give drivers multiple chances to put down the quickest lap possible and grab the pole position for the nights A-Main. When the dust cleared Michael Apuzzo would take the top qualifier position for the nights A-Main.
The C-Main drivers would start off the nights racing and would see the most action on track with a number of positions changes made throughout the race. The most notable would be last place starter Kaila Fives who worked from the rear of the field all the way up to the front to take the win. Pole setter Alexander Burkhardt would drop to second and Billy Fives would round out the top three on the podium.
B-Main drivers were out on track next for the green flag rolling start and it would be a drag race into turn one as drivers would freight-train with each other for the first few corners. The field would spread out a bit and everyone stayed in the same position as their respectable qualifying spots. The laps would wind down and at the start/finish line Raphael Burkhardt would go wire to wire for the win, followed by Bryant Garcia in second, and Jim Page would cap off the top three on the podium.
Closing out the night would be the A-Main drivers taking the green flag rolling start, with overall top qualifier Michael Apuzzo leading the field into turn one. This would be a full field of talented indoor drivers and it showed as the group held tight to each other for the first few laps. The field would spread thin and drivers would remain in their respectable qualifying positions till the checkered flag was thrown. Michael Apuzzo would go wire to wire for the win followed by Charles Abbott in second and Raul Leoni would take third.
With just one race left to go in the first half of the 2012 Challenge GP Race Season, and the top drivers in the points chase all withing striking distance of each other, it will be a race to the finish for the overall championship. Come join us in June 3rd for the final round of the first half of the 2012 race series and come see what the fun is all about.