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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!