It was a packed weekend at K1 Speed in Irvine, California with the K1 Speed Challenge GP Race league on hand this past Sunday for round five of this six race series. All of the top drivers in So-Cal seemed to be on hand as a good mix of both indoor and outdoor arrive and drive racers made up the run groups for the nights main events. With double qualifying round on the reverse-ran super track layout it would be a hard fought battle till the final lap times were posted. KC Cook has been doing quite well lately having taken the pole for the nights A-Main with a 41.765 single lap time.
With the mains set to go it would be the D-Main out on track first to start off the nights race action with a number of new comers to the race series making up the field of drivers. Right from the green flag rolling start the race action would begin with Peter Suon getting caught sleeping and three drivers would get around him before turn one. Peter won’t be letting that happen again. The front runners Bryce Allen and Daniel Su would immediately take advantage of getting out in front of the rest of the field and put some distance between themselves and the rest of the pack. Ryan Keeley would sit in third keeping pace with Bryce and Daniel but was unable to move close enough to take away any positions. The checkered flag would come out with Bryce Allen taking the win, Daniel Su would take second and Ryan Keeley would round out the top three.
C-Main drivers would be out on track next and this would be another great race as many of the drivers were very evenly matched across the board, after their qualifying lap times were all within just a couple of tenths of each other. Pole setter Paul Moran and second place qualifier Bob Hyman would battle back and forth with Bob putting pressure on Paul for a good duration of the race but Paul was able to hold his position. Christopher Gorman would show Bob a front bumper but was unable to keep up with the pace of the two front runners. With the checkered flag out on the race stewards podium Paul Moran would go on for the win, Bob Hyman would take third and Christopher Gorman would hold onto a respectable third place finish.
The B-Main race looked to be like something you would see as a possible A-Main with a number of veteran drivers making up the field. This would be another race between the front runners as right from the drop of the green Shane Geivet and Jake Hardy were quick to drag race into turn one with the rest of the field holding tight with each other just a couple of tenths off the pace. The field would spread out a bit as Shane and Jake would go back and forth with each other. Jake put solid pressure on Shane but he was unable to find a way around to take over the lead and ran out of laps before he could make his move. The checkered flag would come out and at the start/finish line and Shane Gievet would take the win, followed by Jake Hardy in second and Michael Dozier would cap off the top three on the podium.
Closing out the night would be the A-Main drivers and this was going to be a tight race with both indoor and out door karters making up the field, including a number of veteran K1 Challenge GP participants from the past coming out for some Sunday fun. Pole setter KC Cook had his work cut out for him with the veterans in the group but he would make quick work of them and pull a hole 2 seconds away from the entire group by the first lap. The race to watch would be with second place qualifier John Tanaka and third place qualifier Nicholas Haye with Nicholas Rebeil and Kirk Meese in there as well. The four drivers would all stick pretty close to each other, and Nicholas Haye would do a great job holing back the hard chargers which gave Tanaka some breathing room to move away from the battle going on behind him. Drivers would settle into their spots pretty solidly and the checkered flag would go to KC Cook for the win, with John Tanaka taking second and Nicholas Haye rounding out the top three.
There is just one race to go for the K1 Speed Irvine Challenge GP Race series and you know the best in the O.C. are all going to be on hand for the championship event to cap off the first half of 2012. The points battle will be a close one as drivers in the top part of the field all have a chance to take one of the top three overall spots. Come join us on June 3rd for the final round and see what the Challenge GP is all about.
The best in indoor kart racing in the Southwest will be headed to K1 Speed in Phoenix, Arizona this Sunday May 13, as round five of the six race series will be coming to the well known technical concrete course layout. This high-speed track has really be the talk of the top drivers as a fun and challenging course layout, especially with the reverse-ran configuration making for an even more challenging course configuration. The overall points championship for the first half of 2012 is on the line and you can be sure to find some great racing action from all of the top drivers in the series. Sign-ups will begin at 630PM with qualifying starting at 7PM, entry fee is just $50 per driver. SEE YOU THIS SUNDAY!
Get ready Inland Empire, K1 Speed in Ontario California is hosting round five of their six race series this coming Sunday on their highly popular Super-Track configuration which is set up to be ran in reverse for this race series. Drivers are in a tight points battle for the overall championship and its going to take the final two races before a champion will be decided. Come out this Sunday May 13th to the San Bernardino location and come see where the best in indoor kart racing goes, with the K1 Speed Challenge GP Race Series. Sign-ups begin at 630PM and qualifying starts at 7PM. Entry fee is $50.00 per driver – BE THERE
K1 Speed in Santa Clara is the place to race with the growing popularity of the Junior/Youth Challenge GP race league for young racers of the bay area. The top young indoor kart racers were at it again this past week creating a very full field of drivers in the Junior class (drivers 4′-4’10″). Famous Rhodes has been dominating the class over the last few months having landed another pole position this past week for the nights A-Main.
With the main set the drivers would set up for the standing start and drag race down into turn one when the green flag was thrown. Famous would take advantage of his pole position start and get out in front of the rest of the field quickly and put some distance between himself and the rest of the field. The rest of the field would try to play catch up and towards the end second and third place qualifiers Peyton Sias and Jovy Levin had regained some ground to tighten up the top three for the last lap. Famous would hold them off and take the win, with Peyton Sias taking second and Jovy would hang onto third to cap off the top three on the podium.
With the final race set for June it will be a race to the end for the overall points championship. Come join us June 5th for the final round of racing action for the first half of the 2012 Junior/Youth Challenge GP Race League, as the final race will be set up in full Grand-Prix race format with a practice round, a qualifying round and corresponding main event rounds.See you in June!
The Inland Empire hosts the best in indoor kart racing for the future racers out there with the K1 Speed Junior/Youth Challenge GP Race league rolling into the well known center this past Tuesday night with a number of drivers all capable of grabbing a spot on the podium. Drivers actually began arriving a bit early to warm up and prep for qualifying and it showed as the on track battle for pole position was tight. Kasey Gills would end up taking the top qualifier spot with a fast lap of 30.98 seconds and setting an extremely fast pace for the rest of the field to follow.
With the field set for the main drivers were lined up for the standing start to take the green flag and it would be a familiar looking drag race into turn one as the field stayed tight with each other through the corner. Adam Klumpp would find a hole and squeeze past pole setter Kasey Gills just after the corner to take over the lead. The field would shuffle back and forth a bit as the drivers found ways around each other and swap positions back and forth. Kasey would take the lead back from Adam on lap 4 only to give it back to Adam a couple of laps later in the hair pin section of the track. Casey would drop back a bit off the pace, allowing Richard Ramirez, and Devin Rees who where in battles on their own, get by and take over the second and third positions while Casey went to fourth. The checkered flag would come out and Adam Klumpp would take the win with Richard Ramirez taking second and Devin Rees would hang onto third with Casey close behind in fourth.
With the final race coming in June it will be a race to the end as the drivers are all in a close hunt for the overall points championship. Come out to the final on June 5th and come see what the best in indoor kart racing has for the young racer in your family with K1 Speed in Ontario, California – right in the heart of San Bernardino, California.
K1 Speed in Los Angeles, California held round four of their Challenge GP Race series this past Sunday with a packed house full of drivers all chasing after the points championship and a shot at a podium finish. The unique concrete surfaced layout is always been known as a technical course layout, creating a challenging round of racing for all drivers in attendance. Double qualifying rounds on the reverse run track layout gave drivers plenty of opportunities to lay down a fast lap and grab the pole position for the nights A-Main. Tony Robles would take the top qualifier spot with a single lap time of 25.688 seconds to set the pace for fields for the nights main events.
C-main drivers would take the the track first for the green flag rolling start with a number of new faces making up the field. It would be a tight race right from the start, pole setter Tim Bryant would lead the field for the beginning laps but dropped back to third giving up the lead to Steve Branson, with Kenny Hicks moving up to second. The rest of the field would stay in their respective qualifying positions for the duration of the race, with a lot of clean driving done by all. With the checkered flag out on the flag stand Steve Branson would hold on for the win, Kenny Hicks would take second and Tim Bryant was able to round out the top three in third.
The B-Main race would be a bit more of a challenge, at the drop of the green it was an immediate drag race into turn one with drivers holding tight to each other causing a couple of people to get pin-balled in the middle of the field. Benjamin Morse would get the worst of it loosing the line in turn two at the half way mark and dropping back to the back of the field and left to play catch-up. The rest of the field would remain pretty tight to the checkered flag, with Nicholas Rebeil taking the win, Michale Arnold would take second and Paul Ciralli would cap off the top three in third.
Closing out the night the A-Main drivers would take to the track with over-all pole setter Tony Robles leading the field on the green flag rolling start into turn one. This would be another tight race as drivers were unable to find a way around each other forcing the field to spread out a bit. Kc Cook eventually found his way from fourth to third and that would be the only position change for the duration of the race. Tony Robles would end up going wire to wire to take the win with Tyler Bryant taking second and Kc Cook would close out the top three on the podium in third.
With just two races left in the K1 Speed Challenge GP Race Series for the Torrance location the points championship is starting to heat up, with a number of the top drivers all capable of moving up in the points chase depending on how they finish in the next two races. Come join us May 27th for round five and join in on the fun of the K1 Speed Challenge GP Race League.
Get ready South Florida – K1 Speed in Hollywood, Florida has round five of the Challenge GP Race series rolling into the center this Sunday May 6th as the best in indoor kart racing will be coming together and chasing after the overall points championship at the next to last race for the first half of 2012. The championship points chase is a tight battle between many of the drivers in this series making for a close race to the end. Come join us this Sunday at 6:30 PM for sign-ups with qualifying beginning at 7:00 PM. Entry fee is $55 per driver – BE THERE!
Round five of the K1 Speed Challenge GP is right around the corner as K1 Speed in Irvine, California will kick off the next to last rounds of racing in this highly coveted series. The super-track layout will be running in reverse for this race, and it has proven to be a fun and challenging course layout for everyone that has participated. The championship points chase is a close battle between the front runners with a number of drivers all within striking distance of grabbing a podium position and a chance at the overall points championship. Come out this Sunday May 6th to watch or race with the best in the OC with sign-ups at 6:30 PM and qualifying beginning at 7:00 PM. Entry fee is $55 per driver – SEE YOU THIS SUNDAY!
The best in indoor kart racing were at K1 Speed in Carlsbad California this past weekend for round four of the Challenge GP Race Series with a large group of drivers on hand. A good mix of new and returning faces would make up the nights main events and creating some great racing action for all involved. Double qualifying rounds on the reverse-ran track layout proved to be challenging for some, Kyle Wicka was able to find a fast line early on and lay down a 26.647 second single lap time to take the pole position for the A-Main. The rest of the drivers would fall in behind Kyle creating three tight main event fields.
The C-Main drivers would start off the nights racing, with a number of new drivers making up the group and some close racing action would follow as varying driver talents were quickly shown from the rolling start style format. The race to watch was for second, third, and fourth positions as Shane Macfarlane would hold off Brad Handley, who had Michael Caldwell sticking pretty close to him after Brad passed Michale on lap eight to take over third. The checkered flag seem to come out as quick as the race got started and Tom McGinn would take the win with Shane MacFarlane in second and Brad Handley would cap off the top three on the podium.
B-Main for the night was a intense battle right from the start with drivers remaining tight to each other right from the start into turn one on the green flag rolling start. Tyler Johnson would find his way through traffic as multiple position changes were made by everyone Tyler found himself running up front after 3 laps and would pull away from the rest of the field. Once the drivers got settled in and thinned out a bit the group would hold in their position to the end with Tyler Johnson taking the win, followed by Dustin Schechter in second and Christopher Fraser would round out the top three in third.
Closing out the nights racing were the A-Main drivers consisting of a number of tough competitors that were all capable of a podium finish. Right from the start it was a battle as pole setter Kyle Wicka found after getting passed on the first lap by Ian Enz for the lead. Charles Eichlin would use his multiple experiences on track to make a move to take over second place from his third place starting position on lap two. Ian would pull away from the field taking advantage of the open track putting some distance between himself and the rest of the field. The drivers would settle in and separate out a bit to take the checkered flag, Ian Enz would cross the start finish/line first followed by Charles Eichlin in second and Austin Barnes would take third.
With round four set and done for K1 Speed in North San Diego, just two more races remain for the Carlsbad location. Drivers are in a hard charging fight in the overall points championship making for a close battle between the top drivers in the series at this location. Come out to our next race May 20th and see what the fun is all about!
K1 Speed has taken over the bay area of Northern California as the top producer of competitive indoor kart racers with K1 Speed located in Santa Clara, California. The Challenge GP Race Series rolled into the fast paced concrete surfaced facility this past Sunday, with a number of the top indoor kart racers from the area all making a run for a podium finish, and a chance at the overall points championship. The double qualifying format would set the fields, with Ryan Cougil taking the pole position with a qualifying lap time of 22.290 seconds followed by Robert Nieves in second with a single lap time of 22.406, and Roddy Balanga would qualify third with a 22.585. The rest of the drivers would fall in place behind them by just a few tenths making for a tight couple of field to make up the main events for the night.
B-Main drivers would kick things off and show they had just as much driving skill as the other participants with first time GP participant Jonathan Sarceda leading the field from pole on the green flag rolling start into turn one. He would take advantage of the open track early on and put some distance between himself and the rest of the field. That left second, third, and fourth place qualifiers Alex Jacobsen, Nelson Rosa and Geon McKenzie in a tight battle with the rest of the field in tow. Alex would have an unfortunate spin out allowing over half the field to get by before he was able to get things pointed in the right direction and get moving again Geon McKenzie would make a move on Nelson Rosa to move up into the second, which dropped the Nelson to third. The rest of the field would shuffle around a bit but made for some clean driving to the end. With the checkered flag out Jonathan Sarceda would take the win, with Geon McKenzie taking second and Nelson Rosa was able to hold onto third.
The A-Main would close out the night with pole setter Ryan Cougill taking the green flag on the rolling start with the rest of the field close behind headed into turn one. Third place qualifier Roddy Balanga would get the jump on second place qualifier Robert Nieves to take over second place early in the race and pressure Ryan for the duration of the main event. Robert would slip down to fourth but have a great battle with Scott Levin for third for a number of laps but could seem to fin the opening he needed to make up the position. The rest of the field would stay in the respective qualifying positions, and with the checkered flag showing the top four remained pretty close to each other as they came across the start/finish line. Ryan Cougill would take the win just edging out Roddy Balanga, Scott Levin would hold onto third with Robert Nieves just about half a kart away in fourth.
With round four in the books its going to be a close race to the end, and with the championship points on the line multiple drivers who are all in the points chase are after a top spot on the podium as these final races wind down. Come out to our next race May 20th and see what the race action is all about with the best indoor kart racing facility in the bay area with K1 Speed in Santa Clara, California.