Los Angeles, California – K1 Speed’s Torrance facility kicked off the second half of the 2011 race season this past week to a number of drivers making a run for the locations points championship. With the new track layout in place drivers would take a few laps to get used to the concrete surfaced facilities technical layout which puts drivers skills in check as Southern California’s tighter track course puts the racers abilities to test. Qualifying was fast and clean as a number of well known faces were mixed together to make up the fields. Robby Stanovich, who just won the previous week at K1 Speed in San Diego, would take the overall pole position for the evening which set the rest of the run groups for the main events.
With qualifying done and the fields set the B Main drivers would go out first with a number of well known faces to take to the track from the green flag rolling start format. The unique concrete surfaced facility adds to the race action as cornering abilities and on-track position plays a key role for drivers to make positions changes at the right time. By the time the checkered flag came out Jake Hardy would take the win, followed by Emilio Garcia III in second and Michael Arnold would round out the top three to close out the B Main.
A main drivers were on track next, with everyone gunning for Robby Stanovich who has had a run of wins over the past few months at the various K1 Speed locations through out Southern California, and he has recently started to transition to outdoor karting where his skills he has picked up have helped him in his racing with K1. Robby took his pole position starting position and seem to run away from the field to go wire to wire taking the win. That left the rest of the field to battle it out, and when the checkered flag came out it would be KC Cook in second and Matthew Widner in third to round out the top three on the podium.
The question now is, who can keep up with Robbies pace on track, with a few well know Challenge GP competitors missing from the action in some of these first races, and 5 more rounds of racing to go, there is still plenty of time for drivers to make a run for the points championship at the various locations. Come out to the next set of events scheduled for the month of August and take on the Challenge GP race series and see what the fun is all about.