K1 Speed in Northern California has the best in indoor kart racing with the Challenge GP Race Series coming to the Santa Clara location for the second round of the first half of the 2012 race series. The all new facility hosts a number of talented drivers each week and the Challenge GP Race series gives you the best in kart racing competition all at one facility. The unique concrete surfaced facility is fast with some great technical sections to challenge drivers abilities. Double qualifying format combined with corresponding main event rounds will place drivers according to their best single lap time. Come out this Sunday at 6:30 PM for sign-ups with qualifying beginning at 7:00 PM. Entry fee is just $50 per person. See you there!
Calling all racers in So-Cal – K1 Speed in North San Diego County is hosting the second round of the Challenge GP race series this coming Sunday on the fastest single track layout in the region. The reverse-ran layout has been a challenge for drivers to find the fast line as the track has more technical features with this configuration. The overall points chase is starting to heat up as drivers will all be making a run for a podium finish. Come out this Sunday February 19th at 6:30 PM for sign-ups with qualifying beginning at 7:00 PM. Double qualifying format with corresponding main event rounds will place drivers by the single best lap time in the fields. Entry fee is just $50 per driver! See you Sunday!
The best indoor kart racing center in the Southwest is going to be the place to be this Sunday with K1 Speed in Phoenix, Arizona with round II of the Challenge GP Race series coming to the fastest concrete surfaced indoor kart facility in Arizona. The race for the points championship is in full swing with drivers all battling for a top spot on the podium.
Come in this Sunday February 12th for sign-ups at 6:30 PM with qualifying beginning at 7:00 PM. Entry fee is $50 per driver – BE THERE!
Round two of the K1 Speed Challenge GP Race Series comes this weekend to the Inland Empire of Southern California at K1 Speed in Ontario, California right in the heart of the San Bernardino County. The best in indoor kart racing will be competing on the well known Super-Track configuration, running IN REVERSE! The reverse-ran layout creates an all new track for drivers to race on and an all new set of challenges around each corner.
Come out this Sunday February 12th at 6:30 PM for sign-ups with qualifying beginning at 7:00 PM. Entry fee is $50 per driver – BE THERE
ATTENTION FLORIDA RACERS! K1 Speed in Hollywood Florida is hosting round II of the Challenge GP Race series this coming Sunday to their concrete surfaced Super-Track layout which is going to be RUN IN REVERSE! The all new configuration gives drivers a fun challenging new track to compete on.
Sign-ups will begin at 6:30 PM and qualifying will begin at 7:00 PM. Entry fee is $55 per driver – SEE YOU SUNDAY!
K1 Speed in Irvine, California will be the place to race this Sunday with Round II of the Challenge GP Race Series rolling into the Orange County location this Sunday February 12th. Drivers will be running on the Super-Track configuration IN REVERSE giving competitors an all new track layout to conquer! The race for the points championship is on and drivers are all after a podium finish.
Come out this Sunday February 12th at 6:30 PM for sign-ups with qualifying beginning at 7:00 PM. Entry fee is $55 per driver.
K1 Speed in Los Angeles, California capped off the start of the 2012 Challenge GP Race Series this past Sunday to a large crowd of the top indoor kart racers from the L.A. area all looking to start off the new year with a race win. The concrete surfaced layout offers a unique challenge for drivers, in addition to the track layout being ran in reverse for the first half of the 2012 race series this would be a great race for everyone in attendance. Long time K1 Challenge GP competitor Paul Ciralli would grab the pole position after double qualifying rounds with a 25.671 lap time which would set the pace for the fields for the nights main events.
C-Main drivers would start off the final rounds for the evening with a number of new faces making up the field. Madison Higgins would lead the group for the green flag rolling start into turn one and never look back to go on for the win. Second place finished Jay Kubota would hold his position from Kaitlyn Rossi who kept good pace but would finish out the race in third to end her evening on the podium.
The B-main was a bit more of a rough race for competitors as it would take a bit of skill to hold your position. Nicholas Rebeil would hang onto the number one spot to take the win with the rest of the field in tow all battling it out for a podium finish. Benjamin Morse would grab second and David Comstock rounded out the top three on the podium in third respectfully.
Closing out the night was the A-Main with pole setter Paul Ciralli leading the field into turn one. Right from the start Paul would put some distance on the rest of the field and hang on to take the over all win for the night. That would leave Steve Wetterau in second, and Kc Cook in third who made a great run from the back of the back, he might have made up a couple of more spots if he had a bit more time.
With the first round of racing in the books, the race is on for the overall points championship with drivers all making a run for a podium finish. This 6 race once a month series is going to be the place to race in Los Angeles this year. Come out to our next race February 26th and see what the Challenge GP Race series is all about
ATTENTION JUNIOR AND TEEN RACERS! The K1 Speed Junior League Challenge GP race series is back in full swing for 2012 with more participating locations and a more full schedule. We’ve made some changes for this years series as it mirrors much of the Challenge GP race series for the adults at the various locations. Starting February 7th, the season will kick off with seven K1 Speed locations participating in the first half of the series. Each race of the season will be on the first Tuesday of each month with sign-ups beginning at 530PM and qualifying racing to begin at 6PM. Drivers will be grouped according to size – anyone that is under 4′ to 4’9″ will be in the junior sized karts, anyone that is 4’10″ and over will be in the adult sized karts. Both groups will be held on the same night but on track at different times. The series main races will be Mini Grand Prix style races with a 1 race qualifier for the best lap time, and a 1 race main event to determine the overall winner based on position.
Entry fee per driver is $40 per event, and we are going to be awarding points for the overall points championship based on the finishing order of each driver in the main which will go to the points championship. The season is a couple of weeks away so get ready to come out and race starting February 7th at one of the participating locations in Southern California, the South-West, in Nor-Cal, or at our South Florida location!
K1 Speed in Torrance California will be starting off their 2012 race season this weekend January 29th on its technical and unique concrete surfaced layout. The 2012 season will feature a reverse run layout for drivers to try an conquer and find a way to post a fast lap and qualify for the over-all pole position for the start of the series. This well known Los Angeles based location hosts the best in indoor kart racing with a number of drivers from various forms of racing typically in attendance at this specific location. Come out this Sunday January 29th at 630PM for sign-ups with qualifying beginning at 7PM. Entry fee is $50 per driver – BE THERE !
K1 Speed in Northern California hosted the first round of its Challenge GP race series this past Sunday with a number of the top indoor kart racers from the Santa Clara area for the debut event. The course design proved to be a fast paced layout with with Nelson Rosa taking the pole position with a 21.924 second single lap time setting the pace for the nights main events.
With the dust settled after some fast qualifying rounds the B-Main would be out on track first to close out the night. Shawn Thompson would start on pole with local karting champion Max Gaxiola and local dirt kart champion Geon MacKenzie sitting just behind him to put on a great show for the spectators. Thompson would take advantage of the clear track early on and maintain his position for the duration of the race. Max would retire early in the race, which let local K1 driver John Fong move into second and Bill Belfield into third. The checkered flag would come out and the drivers would finish with Shawn Thompson taking the win, John Fong would hang onto second and Bill Belfield maintained his position in third to round out the top three.
A-Main drivers would be out on track next with pole setter Nelson Rosa leading the field for the green flag rolling start. There would be a great battle between Nelson and Steve Hoshi, along with Matthew Smith getting into the mix to make things interesting. Nelson would end up putting some distance between himself and Steve but Hoshi would end up having to work to maintain his position in second place with Matthew Smith, Eric Brockway, and Robert Nieves charging hard for the front. Half way through the main Robert would make his move and find himself up into third place with Josh Dunn coming from the back of the field and into fourth. Matthew Smith would end up losing a few positions after getting sideways out of the corner only to hold onto fifth once he got the kart collected, allowing Eric Brockway to take over second. With the checkered flag out It would be Nelson Rosa taking the win with Eric Brockway holding onto second and Robert Nieves closing out the top three in third.
With a great kick off to the inaugural race for the 2012 series for the K1 Speed Santa Clara location it will only grow in popularity from here as drivers all make a run for the podium and a shot at the overall points championship. Come out to our next race on February 19th for round II and see what the Challenge GP race series is all about.