The best in indoor kart racing will be on hand this Sunday for the championship battle at K1 Speed in Carlsbad, California to cap off the first half of the 2012 regional Challenge GP Race League. San Diego’s finest will be battling it out on the high-speed indoor asphalt track which will be ran in the reverse configuration before the track design change for the second half of the series. The points championship is on the line and this will be one event you wont want to miss.
Come join us this Sunday June 17th at 6:30 PM for sign-ups with qualifying rounds beginning at 7:00 PM, entry fee is $50 per driver – BE THERE!
K1 Speed in the heart of Orange County hosted the final round of the Challenge GP Race Series this past weekend to a packed house full of drivers all after the championship points standings. A number of veteran drivers would make of the field of the top indoor kart racers along with a large number of new comers to the series all looking to take on the best indoor kart racers in So-Cal. With double qualifying rounds it would be a tight battle for the top qualifier position with KC Cook showing his driving skills early in the rounds to take the pole position with a 41.526 second single lap time to get him there.
With the fields set for the mains it would be the drivers in the C-Main out first for the green flag rolling start. Justin Couto showed impressive driving skill right from the start and was able to quickly put some distance between himself and the rest of the field and eventually going on for the win. There would be a good battle between second place finisher Justin Swartenberger and third place finisher Hans-Peter Klett showing they will be contenders in the second half of 2012.
B-Main drivers would be out on track next and this would be a good mix of drivers, with the front runners setting the pace early on to get things going. Elie Shine would make things look easy, going wire to wire for the win and would have been a contender in the overall championship if it wasn’t for a single missed race keep him out of contention. Chris Gaumer and Russ McGrane had a good battle going till the end taking second and third respectfully. New comer to the series Elvis Castaneda had a strong showing as well finishing sixth for his first time out.
Closing out the night, the A-Main drivers always put on a great show and with the championship points on the line this would be a close race. Pole setter KC Cook somehow grabbed a very large margin off the rest of the field on the drop of the green flag giving himself a 5 kart lead right from the start. This left the championship points battle between the two Nicks, with Nicholas Haye and Nicholas Rebeil looking like a 2-car freight train for most of the race. The rest of the field were in their own tight battle of their own including last years dominating indoor kart champ Robby Stanovich who has been taking a break from racing outdoor karts and having some fun back in his roots of kart racing with the Challenge GP Race series.KC cook would go on to the easy win followed my Nicholas Haye in second and Nicholas Rebeil rounding out the top three.
With the checkered flag dropped the overall champions would take their spot on the podiums to claim the title for the first half of the 2012 Challenge GP Race series. Nicholas Haye would be the top driver of the series taking first overall with Nicholas Rebeil taking second and Jason Foreman would round out the top three on the podium for the series.
With the first half of 2012 coming to an end be on the look out for the series schedule to be released shortly for the second of 2012 in the coming weeks!
Southern California’s Inland Empire is the place to go for indoor kart racing this weekend with K1 Speed in Ontario, California hosting the final round of the Challenge GP Race Series this coming Sunday at the top indoor kart racing facility in San Bernardino. The points championship is on the line and the top drivers are all in the hunt for the pole position and a top spot on the podium and a chance at a top three finish in championship points standings. Come out this Sunday June 10th at 6:30 PM for sign-ups with qualifying beginning at 7:00 PM – SEE YOU THIS SUNDAY!
The southwest indoor karting scene is going to be busy this coming weekend as K1 Speed in Phoenix, Arizona is hosting the final round of the first half of the Challenge GP Race Series this Sunday June 10th. The points championship is on the line and every driver will be after the top qualifying position and a chance at a podium finish and a shot at the top driver in the points standings. The best indoor kart racing drivers are expected to be on hand and this is one race you don’t want to miss. Come out this Sunday at 6:30 PM for sign-ups with qualifying beginning at 7:00 PM – BE THERE!
K1 Speed in Torrance, California hosted round five of their Challenge GP Race Series this past Sunday on a busy holiday weekend, with a number of drivers on hand all going after a podium finish. Some veteran drivers were also on hand to make things interesting. One notable driver on hand was Robby Stanovich who dominated last season, and has been driving in the local outdoor karting series through the Los Angeles Karting Championship and showed he still is a tough contender in arrive and drive racing posting the quickest lap time in qualifying to land in pole position for the nights A-Main with a 25.322 second lap time on the concrete surface layout. The rest of the field would fall in place with a few drivers keeping up with Stanovich’s pace in the later qualifying sessions but were unable to best his lap times.
With the mains set, the B-Main would be out on track first for the green flag rolling start. The field would aggressively make their way around track and would finally settle into their race positions by lap 4 as the field begin to spread out a bit. Jay Kabota would have an unfortunate incident on track which took him out of a top 3 finishing spot down to seventh place before he was able to recover. The laps would wind down and once the checkered flag had come out Michael Arnold would take home the win, followed by Darryl McCrary who would his way up early in the race to take the position. New comer Wills Weimer would round out the top three on the podium in third.
Closing out the night would be the A-Main with Robby Stanovich on pole leading the field into turn one. This would be a pretty tight race with drivers not willing to give up their positions easily. Once drivers settled in there looked to be no chance to catch Stanovich as he would have some distance between himself and the rest of the field to give himself a comfortable lead. With the checkered flag out, Robby Stanovich would take the win, KC Cook would take second, and Emilio Garcia III would cap off the top three respectfully, as the field seemed to all finish in their qualifying positions.
With just one race to go in the series it will come down to the final round at the end of June before ad overall champion will be determined for the Carson, California Location. Come out to our final race on June24th and see what the fun is all about with the K1 Speed Challenge GP Race League.
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GET READY RACERS! June marks finals time for the K1 Speed Challenge GP Race series as the first half of the 2012 will be winding down this month across the country. K1 Speed in Hollywood Florida will help start off the final rounds action this coming Sunday June 3rd. This will be one epic indoor kart battle with the best indoor kart racers all chasing after a podium finish and a top spot in the championship points standings. This final race will also determine the overall champion for the first half of the year! Come out this Sunday June 3rd at 6:30 PM for sign-ups with qualifying beginning at 7:00 PM. Entry fee is $55 per driver – BE THERE
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SUNDAY SUNDAY SUNDAY – K1 Speed in Irvine, California kicks off the final rounds for the Challenge GP Race Series in Southern California, with the Super-Track configuration which will be set up to run IN REVERSE! This unique course design has kept drivers on their toes all season and you can be sure to see everyone’s A-Game this coming Sunday as the overall champion will be determined at this race! Come out June 3rd and join us for sign-ups at 6:30 PM with qualifying beginning at 7:00 PM. Entry Fee is $55 per driver – SEE YOU THIS SUNDAY!
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K1 Speed in North San Diego hosted round five of the Challenge GP Race series this past Sunday with a number of new faces on hand to mix it up with the veterans. Double qualifying rounds gave drivers multiple chances to past the quickest single lap time possible on the reverse ran track layout which the veteran drivers would have a close battle with each other making for some tight racing all around. Kyle Wicka would come out on top posting a 26.814 second lap time to grab the pole position for the nights A-Main feature.
The B-main would start off the nights racing with the drop of the green flag on the rolling start style format it would be a drag race into turn one with everyone coming out clean. The field would freight train around with a number of position changes made within the first few corners as the field would settle in. The top three would eventually pull away and have their own battle while the rest of the pack would swap positions back and forth through the middle of the pack. Once the drivers spread out a bit the laps would wind down with the top three at the start finish line going to Dustin Schechter for the win, followed by Tyler Johnson in second, and Kevin Spring would cap off the top three on the podium.
Closing out the night would be the A-Main field, who would take the green flag on the rolling start with pole setter Kyle Wicka leading the field into turn one. This would be a great battle as some of the middle of the pack qualifiers would make a jump at the start to gain position in the first few corners. Once the field settled in the group would spread out a bit and it became a battle of who could post the quickest lap time. Top qualifier Kyle Wicka would put some good distance on the rest of the field setting some very fast lap times on the revers ran track layout. With the checkered flag showing it would be Kyle Wicka taking the win, followed by new comer Andrew Lemons in second and Austin Barnes would round out the top three to end the night.
With just one race left in the first half of the 2012 race series the championship points standing will come down to the final race in June. This will be an event you won’t want to miss as the quickest and best drivers from So-Cal will be in attendance for the final match race before we switch the track layout! Come join us on June 17th and take on this impressive field of drivers.
K1 Speed in Santa Clara, California played host to the best in indoor kart racing this past Sunday, with the K1 Speed Challenge GP race series, as round five was on the agenda for the Nor-Cal location. With the points championship on the line and just two races left in the championship, drivers are going to be in a tight race for a top podium spot and a chance at the being one of the top three in the overall standings. Qualifying began with a tight battle between a number of drivers as a mix of new and returning drivers made for a great battle on track for the top qualifier position. Ryan Cougil would post the best single lap time of 22.290 to qualify in pole position for the nights A-Main.
The B-main drivers would start off the nights racing with Scott Levin leading the field into turn one on the green flag rolling start. The field would run tight to each other for a number of laps with no one making any major position changes until mid way through the race where Robert Brunelli and Richard Xiang would swap positions in the back of the field. The rest of the drivers would remain in their respective qualifying positions and with the checkered flag showing it would be Scott Levin going wire to wire for the win, with Jason Verbet in second and Andrew Phan round out the top three.
Closing out the night the A-Main drivers would take the track and quickly line up for the green flag rolling start with pole setter Ryan Cougil leading the field into turn one. Ryan would have his work cut out for him as second and third place qualifier Rick Kane and Jonathan Sarceda would quickly battle with each other in the first few corners of the track. Unfortunately Jonathan would spin and fall to the back of the field allowing fourth place qualifier Roddy Balanga to move up to third. The rest of the field would settle in as the lap wound down and with the checkered flag showing it would be Ryan Cougil going wire to wire for the win, followed by Rick Kane in second and Roddy Balanga would round out the top three.
With just one more race in the first half of the 2012 race series driver4s will all be gunning for the championship title at the last race on June 17th. Come out and race with the best indoor kart racers in Northern California with K1 Speed in Santa Clara, California.
SUNDAY SUNDAY SUNDAY – K1 Speed in Torrance, California has round five of the Challenge GP Race series coming to the Los Angeles area this Sunday May 27th! Come in and take on the best in indoor kart racing action with our technical layout which is being ran in the reverse configuration. The overall points championship is on the line and it will be a close battle between the drivers who are all in the hunt for the top spot on the podium.
Come out this Sunday May 27th at 6:30 PM for sign-ups, with qualifying beginning at 7:00 PM. Entry fee is just $50 per driver – BE THERE!