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DSC01108 K1 Speed Santa Clara Challenge GP Race Results for April

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.

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04 15 12 GP Finishers K1 Speed Phoenix Challenge GP Results for April

The best in indoor karting in the Southwest were on hand at K1 Speed in Phoenix, Arizona this past Sunday for the fourth round of the Challenge GP Race Series. The top drivers in the overall championship standings are in a close battle for the number one spot and with just a few races left its going to be a race to the end. Double qualifying rounds saw Chris Sheehan post the fast laps of the night to grab the pole position for the main.

With the field set, drivers were given a 1/2 lap warm up before they would line up for the green flag rolling start format. Chris would lead heading into turn one but over estimated the corner and it allowed second place qualifier Gunnar Peterson to get under neath and pass Chris on the inside. Gunnar never looked back and put a few kart lengths between himself and the rest of the top three leaving the battle for second and third between Chris Sheehan and Austin Day who was pressuring Chris in various sections on the track looking for a way around. The drivers seemed to settle in after a number of laps and wouldn’t make any positions changes for the remainder of the race. Gunnar Peterson would go on to take the win, Chris Sheehan was able to hold onto second and Austin Day would round out the top three on the podium.

With round four now in the books drivers have just two races left in their season to make a run for the overall points championship, and with a number of drivers all within striking distance of each other the last couple of races are going to see some of the best driving in the Southwest as drivers battle it out. Come out to our next race May 13th and see what the fun is all about.

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IMG 3553 K1 Speed Ontario Challenge GP Results for April

The Inland Empire is the place to race with K1 Speed in Ontario California, hosting round four of their Challenge GP race series this past Sunday to a number of drivers making for a good mix of new and returning faces to make up the nights main events. Jumping right into the qualifying sessions Chris Singleton was fast from the start posting a single lap time of 51.478 second on the reverse-ran super-track configuration to set the pace for the main events. First time racer to the series Justin Simpson would take the second overall qualifying position putting himself into the A-Main with a 52.246, with Wesley Thu qualifying third with a 52.526.

The B-Main would be out on track first and it would be a close battle right from the drop of the green flag on the rolling start between the top three as they kept nose to tail with each other after they got them selves settled in. Immediately after the green flag was dropped Derek Finley would be passed by third place qualifier David Gutierrez, with Robert Hernandez in tow to take over second dropping Derek back to third on the main straight. The top three would go back and forth with the rest of the field playing catch-up. With just one lap to go, David and Robert were running within a few inches of each other, Robert tried to find a way around but David closed the door on him not letting him by. David Gutierrez would go on to take the win, with Robert Hernandez taking second, and Derek Finley would round out the top three on the podium.

Closing out the night were the A-Main drivers with Chris Singleton taking advantage of grabbing the pole earlier in the night by putting over five kart lengths on the field at the drop of the green flag on the rolling start style format. Second place qualifier Justin Simpson would eventually reel him in and start to pressure Chris in the corners to make a mistake, but Singletons experience was able to hold him off. Wesley Thu would make a move into second getting around Justin on the back straight a few laps later but Justin was able to slip right by along with Patty Kuykendall to move into third. Justin was able to catch back up to Chris and the rest of the top four would follow. No one was able to find a clean way around another by the time the checkered flag came out. Chris Singleton would go wire to wire for the win with Justin Simpson holding onto second and Patty Kuykendall would cap off the top three on the podium.

With just two more races left in the season, it will be a close race to the finish with the top drivers in the over all points standings all within striking distance of each other. Come out to our next race May 13th and check out the best indoor kart racing competition in San Bernardino with K1 Speed in Ontario, California.

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Challenge GP Header K1 Speed Santa Clara Challenge GP This Sunday April 22nd

The best in indoor kart racing in Northern California are coming together this Sunday for round four of the K1 Speed Challenge GP Race Series at the Santa Clara location to battle it out for a spot on the podium and a shot at the overall points series championship. The top drivers in the series are all in a close battle for the overall winner for the first half of the 2012 race series, and it will be a race to the finish on the reverse-ran course layout. Come out this Sunday for sign-ups at 6:30 PM with qualifying at 7:00 PM, entry fee is just $50.00 per driver – SEE YOU THIS SUNDAY!

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Challenge GP Header K1 Speed Carlsbad Challenge GP This Sunday April 22nd

Southern California indoor kart racing action is heating up as we head into Summer with K1 Speed in North San Diego hosting round four of their Challenge GP Race Series this coming Sunday April 22nd. The high-speed technical course layout is being ran IN REVERSE to create a challenging course layout for drivers to compete on. The overall points championship is a battle between a number of drivers all after the top podium spots and a shot at the overall series championship. Come out this Sunday to our Carlsbad, California location at 6:30 PM for sign-ups with qualifying beginning at 7:00 PM, entry fee is just $50.00 per driver – BE THERE!

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Challenge GP Header K1 Speed Ontario Challenge GP This Sunday April 15th

The best in indoor kart racing action can be found in the Inland Empire in Southern California with K1 Speed in Ontario California hosting their fourth round of their Challenge GP Race series the Sunday April 15th. The best of the best in San Bernardino will be battling it out on our well known super-track configuration layout which is being ran IN REVERSE during the first half of the 2012 race series. The points championship is a close battle and drivers are all going after a podium finish and a chance at the top spot in the championship points standings. Come join us this Sunday April 15th for sign-ups at 6:30 PM with qualifying beginning at 7:00 PM. Entry fee is $50 per driver – BE THERE!

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Challenge GP Header K1 Speed Phoenix Challenge GP This Sunday April 15th

The K1 Speed Challenge GP Race series heads into round four this weekend with K1 Speed in Phoenix, Arizona hosting this Sunday for the best indoor kart racing action in the Southwest. The large concrete surfaced track is ran IN REVERSE for this race series proving to be a fun and challenging course layout in the opposite direction. The overall points championship is on the line and drivers are all aiming for a podium finish, and the best possible finish in the overall standings. Come out this Sunday April 15th for sign-ups at 6:30 PM with qualifying at 7:00 PM. Entry fee is $50 per driver -BE THERE!

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DSC01030 K1 Speed Santa Clara Junior League Results for April

The place to race in Nor-Cal is K1 Speed in Santa Clara, California as the Junior/Youth Challenge GP race league headed into the fourth race of the season this past Tuesday, with a packed house of young drivers all very capable of taking a spot on the podium. Qualifying remained straight forward with two groups of drivers making up the Junior class of drivers (kids 4′-4’10″). A single race format gave competitors just 12 laps to post their quickest single lap time in order to grab the pole position for the nights main events. Jovy Levin would be the one to beat, posting the quickest overall lap time and setting the pace for the fields.

B-Main race action would start off the night and right from the drop of the green flag drivers would drag race into turn one. Everyone came out of the corner clean, making for a tight field and very competitive driving. Joey Iest would make the biggest move having come from his fourth place qualifying position up the the front to take over the lead 4 laps into the main, he would put some distance between him self on and the rest of the field at that point and never look back. The checkered flag would come out with Joey Iest taking the win, Mateusz Pabis dropped back to second after being passed by Joey for a respectable finish, and Devin Sivira would round out the top three on the podium.

Closing out the night would be the A-Main drivers and it would be another drag race into turn one, led by pole setter Jovy Levin. Levin would take advantage of an open track early on and find himself putting distance on the rest of the field as each lap counted down to give himself a comfortable lead. Second place qualifier Famous Rhodes II would be were all the action was, as he would lead a tight group of 5 other drivers that would freight train around the race track for a good duration of the race, with the rest of the field in tow trying to make up as much track position as possible to catch the leaders. The field would stay pretty consistent for the entire race, Jovy Levin would be shown the checkered flag first to take the win, followed by Famous Rhodes II taking second and Peyton Sias would make the right moves to land himself a third place finish.

Just two more races to go in the Junior/Youth Challenge GP Race series for the Santa Clara location, and a number of the top drivers in the overall points chase are looking to see who will come out on top. It will be a race to the finish to determine the overall winner. Join us on May 1st for the fifth race of the season and come out to the best indoor kart racing facility in Northern California with K1 Speed in Santa Clara!

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DSCN0650 K1 Speed Phoenix Junior League Results for April

The best in indoor kart racing action in the Southwest can be found at K1 Speed in Phoenix Arizona, as the Junior/Youth Challenge GP league rolled into the popular concrete surfaced facility this past Tuesday night with a number of drivers on hand to fill both run groups to make for a great fourth round of racing. The single race format qualifying session gives drivers 12 laps to post the single quickest lap time of their session to try and grab the pole position and set the pace for the fields. In the junior group (drivers 4′-4’10″) Jace Boon would grab the pole with a single fast lap of 32.131 seconds. In the Youth/Teen group (drivers 4’10″ and taller) Chris Tabares would set the fast time of 27.490 seconds to capture the pole position for the main.

To start off the nights main events the Junior group would get things started, taking the green flag from a standing start for their 14 lap main event. Right on the first lap there was a 7 kart pile up in turn 2 resulting in a restart for the field, which got things going a bit cleaner the second time around. On the restart Marcus Finks got under neath pole setter Jace Boon to take over the lead coming out of turn one and build a significant lead over the field as the laps wound down. Another notable driver was Thein Dong who fell back on the restart after getting sideways and moving from 6th up to third to battle for second over all with just a few laps remaining. The rest of the field would shuffle around a bit with a couple of drivers making aggressive moves to get to the front. The checkered flag would come out and Marcus Finks would go on to take the win. Jace Boon would hold onto second and Thein Dong would round out the top three in third.

The Youth/Teen group would close out the night with pole setter Chris Tabares taking the green flag and leading the field into turn one and immediately putting distance between himself and the rest of the field. That left third place qualifier Ian Morse in a battle for second place with Drew Anderson, Ian was able to find his was around Drew by lap 6 and the two would swap spots back and forth in the next few turns until Ian eventually pulled away. Cahlei Schildts would make her way up to third and the field would finish pretty spread out between the drivers. Chris Tabares would take the win followed by Ian Morse in second and Cahlei Schildts would close out the top three in third.

With just two more races left in the season it will be a race to the end as drivers all have a chance at a top podium spot in the the championship points standings. Come out May 1st and join us for the best indoor kart racing action for the younger racer in your family with K1 Speed in Phoenix Arizona.

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IMG 3526 K1 Speed Ontario Junior League Results for April

The Junior and Youth Challenge GP race league rolled into the Inland Empire last night to start off the 3rd round of the series for K1 Speed in Ontario California. A number of very competitive drivers were on hand to make a run for a podium position and a shot at the overall points championship. The single qualifying round would place Kasey Gills up front with a 31.72 second lap time which is extremely fast for the young group of drivers.

With the field set the group was set up on grid in true Formula-1 style fashion and given the green flag to run down into the first turn. Kasey would hold onto the lead coming out of turn one and it would be a tight race for the next few laps as the drivers all ran within a few tenths of a second of each other. Kasey would put some distance between himself and the rest of the field as the laps wound down leaving new comer Richard Ramirez and Tucker Turner to mix it up for second and third with Adam Klumpp sitting in fourth waiting to make his move. Tucker would make a small mistake and get sideways on turn 9 letting Richard get underneath him to move up in position and the field would remain in their spots till the checkered flag. Kasey Gills wold go wire to wire for the win, Richard Ramirez would hold in second and Tucker Turner would cap off the top three on the podium.

With just two races left in the Junior League Challenge GP series drivers are all after a podium finish and a shot at the overall championship for the San Bernardino Location. Come join us for the next race on May 1st, and take on the best in indoor kart racing in the Inland Empire with the Junior and Youth League Challenge GP race series.

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