K1 Speed in North San Diego held round one of their 2012 Challenge GP Race series this past Sunday to a packed house of talented drivers all looking for a podium appearance. The reverse ran course proved to bring new challenges as drivers were seeing this course layout for the first time putting everyone on an even playing field. Kyle Wicka would end up taking the pole position with a fast lap of 27.102 seconds to set the pace for the field for the nights main events.
The B-Main drivers would start off the nights main events with pole setter Christina Castro leading the field into turn one, but she would unfortunately spin out and drop back to 6th and eventually fall back to 8th. The race to watch was between the top three with Tyler Sterkel leading the field followed by Neil Nombrado and Troy Van Houten in third. the group would stick nose to tail until the last lap when Neil would find his way around Tyler and go on to take the win. Tyler would hang onto second and Troy Van Houten would cap off the top three on the podium in third.
A-Main drivers would close out the night with pole setter Kyle Wicka leading the group into turn one and hang onto the lead for a few turns when he would spin in turn three but maintain his lead and all drivers somehow maintained their positions as well. Heading into turn 6 Kyle was unlucky again and spun out dropping down a number of positions to seventh but he would fight his way back up to fourth on the last lap to close out his night. That would put Austin Barnes and Justin Tolman in a fight for the lead for the last 5 laps of the race, Justin would make a run on the last lap and got the door closed on him and he was unable to better his position. Austin would go on to take the win, Justin would hang onto second and Chip Graham would close out the top three in third.
With round one in the books it will be a race for the overall points championship with multiple capable drivers aiming for a podium finish and a chance at extra bonus points through making the top qualifying position. Come out February 19th for the second round of the K1 Speed Carlsbad Challenge GP Race series and take on the top indoor kart racers from San Diego.
K1 Speed in Ontario, California hosted the best indoor kart racers in the Inland Empire this past Sunday for round 1 of their Challenge GP race series to a large crowd of drivers all very capable of making a run for a podium finish. The revers ran Super-Track layout proved to be a challenge as the new direction put all drivers on a learning curve for the season first race. After double qualifying rounds, Travis Yates would take the pole position, with a fast lap of 52.359 seconds to set the fields for the nights main events.
B-Main drivers would be out on track first, which was a very competitive race with most drivers keeping pace within a couple of seconds of each-other for the entire race. The spectators had quite a show from this field with a number of clean passes going on between the drivers. Cameron Baker would be the one to take the checkered flag for the win followed by Erik Hurtado in second and Mike Buongiorno would round out the top three on the podium.
The night would close out with the A-Main drivers on track which was another exciting and close race for the drivers. Everyone qualified within the top 10 positions all were within 1 second of each other showing there was a lot of driving talent in the field. Travis Yates would make a run for the lead early on taking the green flag from the pole position, but made a mistake on lap for and gave up the position to Chris Singleton for the lead. Chris never looked back and took advantage of the open track to make a run for the checkered flag. Bryce Raygor also found his way around Travis moving into second and began to catch up to Chris towards the end. With the checkered flag out Chris Singleton would go on to take the win followed by Bryce Raygor sitting just 3 tenths off of Chris’s back bumper. Travis would onto to a respectable third place to round out the top three on the podium. Trevor Buongiorno and Patty Kuykendall would finish a very close fourth and fifth as well just behind Travis, making for the top 5 drivers all finishing within 1 second of each-other from 1st to 5th place.
With a great kick off to the 2012 race season the San Bernardio location is going to have a great 1st half, with a number of drivers all looking to make a run for the overall points championship and the amount of growing talent in attendance in the Inland Empire, K1 Speed in Ontario California is going to be the place to race this season. Come out for our next event February 12 and check out all the action for yourself.
K1 Speed in North San Diego will be kicking off the 2012 race season this Sunday with its well know high-speed course layout IN REVERSE! The reverson run layout will make for an all new set of challenges for drivers to over-come which will even the playing field quite a bit, as all drivers will be seeing the track for the first time this Sunday. The points are back to 0 for everyone as well, giving multiple drivers a chance for a run at the points championship.
Come out this Sunday January 22nd at 6:30 PM for sign-ups with qualifying beginning at 7:00 PM. Entry fee is just $50 per driver – BE THERE!
The Bay Area is the place to race this Sunday with K1 Speed in Santa Clara! The all new facility will be hosting their first race for the Challenge GP Race series of the 2012 race season on the unique concrete surfaced layout, which will be ran IN REVERSE. Drivers will have an all new set of challenges to face with the new course layout, which will put everyone on an even playing field for the start of this series. The all new facility located just outside of San Jose and Silicone Valley will host this race series once a month to drivers looking to compete in the best in indoor kart racing competition.
Sign-ups will begin at 6:30 PM with qualifying starting at 7:00 PM. Double qualifying rounds will place drivers according to their best qualifying lap time for the corresponding main event rounds. Entry fee is just $50 per driver.
K1 Speed in Phoenix, Arizona hosted the first race of the 2012 Challenge GP race series bringing the best in indoor kart racing competition in the Southwest to the technical concrete race surface. The reverse ran layout for the first half of the season proved to be a challenging and fast layout as no one driver had more of an advantage than another. Double qualifying rounds would place Zach Sawyers in pole position, and set the pace for the field for the nights main event.
With the drivers set to go the main event would close out the nights race action with a green flag rolling start to get things going. Zach would lead the field into turn one and have a battle on his hands with second place qualifier Jye Barton who would find his way around Zach on lap 5 and never look back. Jye would take advantage of an open race track and run away from the rest of the drivers and hold a comfortable lead. Zach would end up dropping back to 4th place falling of the pace a bit allowing Matt Campbell to move into second and Riley Sawyers to move into third. With the checkered flag showing on the track marshals main podium, Jye would go onto to take the win with a 6 second lead over second place finisher Matt Campbell. Riley Sawyers would round out the top three from the main in third.
With the first round in the books the race is on for the points championship as drivers will have 5 more chances to make a run for a podium appearance and a shot at the overall championship. Come out to our next race happening February 12th for round II and take on the best indoor kart competition
The best indoor kart racing action in the Southwest can be found at K1 Speed in Phoenix Arizona this weekend with the kick off to the 2012 Challenge GP race series coming to the South Phoenix area K1 Speed location this Sunday January 15th. Driver will take to the unique concrete surfaced facility with will be RAN IN THE REVERSE CONFIGURATION for the start of the 2012 race series. Drivers will have double qualifying rounds and corresponding main event rounds to go after the top spots on the podium and the overall points championship. Come out this Sunday at 630PM for sign-ups with qualifying to begin at 7PM. Entry fee is just$50 per driver. SEE YOU SUNDAY!
The Inland Empire is the place to race this weekend with K1 Speed in Ontario California, right in the heart of San Bernardino county with the kick off to the 2012 Challenge GP Race this coming Sunday! The well know Super-Track configuration will be ran IN REVERSE for the first half of the 2012 race series which will give drivers an all new track layout to conquer. With double qualifying rounds, corresponding main event rounds and the points set back to 0 for all drivers, it will be a mad dash do run a fast lap and qualify for pole position on the technical course. Come out this Sunday January 15th at 630PM for sign-ups with qualifying beginning at 7PM. Entry fee is $50 per driver. BE THERE!
Southern California indoor kart racing kicked off the 2012 race season at K1 Speed in Irvine, California located right in the heart of the OC. The best in So-Cal indoor kart racing was in attendance to take on the well known Super-Track configuration which is set up to run in the reverse configuration for the start of the 2012 race series. After double qualifying rounds Nicholas Haye would come out with the top qualifier position with a fast lap of 42.269 seconds on the reverse configuration layout and setting the field for the nights main events.
The night would start off with the D-Main qualifiers out on track first which as made up of a group of alot of new people to the Challenge GP Race Series. The top three would be the battle to watch with Paul Dickerson, Joshua Shamassian, and Carl Walls who hosts the CIRKL series through multiple indoor kart racing locations in Southern California. With the rest of the field in tow, all they could do was watch as the top three pulled away from the field. When the checkered flag came out it would be Paul taking the win with Joshua in second and Carl rounding out the top three.
C-Main drivers were out on track next with a field of new drivers to the Challenge GP race series. A few veterans made up the front of the field and they were able to get out and away from traffic early on. The drivers would all remain in the respective qualifying positions, and when the checkered flag came out it would be Chris Wielogorski out front to take the win with Joe Xie in second and Andy Anderson closing out the top three on the podium.
The B-Main would be out on track next which was a good mix of returning drivers from previous years. With everyone swapping positions back and forth this ended up being a pretty exciting race. Jonathan Vitolo who was sporting a custom chrome painted helmet stood out nicely when he took the win, Trevor Buongiorno would take second place showing that even a younger driver can put the heat on some of the more veterans in the field. Royce Mohler would close out the top three in the main.
Finish out the night the A-Main drivers would take to the track with pole setter Nicholas Haye taking advantage of the clear track early on and go wire to wire for the win. Jason Foreman and Nicholas Rebeil would finish second and third to cap off the night and the top three on the podium.
With round one in the books, the race is on for the overall points championship at the top indoor kart racing facility in Orange County. Some of the best indoor kart racers are right here in so-cal and definitely put on an impressing driving display on track. Come out to our next event and see what its like to take on the best in indoor kart racing.
K1 Speed in South Florida began the 2012 Challenge GP race series season this past Sunday to a large crowd of drivers, which was a mix of veteran attendees and a number of first timers to the race series. The night would prove to be a great beginning to the 6 month long series as drivers took to the Super-Track configuration which is being ran in reverse for the series. After double qualifying rounds Dario Echeverry would be the one to grab the pole position besting 51 other drivers in attendance with a fast lap of 43.850 seconds. He was followed closely by another resident K1 Speed customer 11 year old Anthony Ospino who settled in with a 43.869 second lap time.
Main event rounds would close out the night with the D Main starting off the nights action. A full filed of 14 drivers would take the green flag rolling start with pole setter Phillip Riggs taking advantage of an empty track early on and running away from the field. Jessy Walker was a full 9 second behind in second place battling it out with Krysten Riordan who was less than five hundredths of a second off Jessy’s back bumper. When the checkered flag came out Phillip had maintained a comfortable lead to take the win with Jessy taking second and Krysten rounding out the top three in the field
C-Main drivers would be out on track next which stayed pretty mellow with the drivers staying in the qualifying positions for the duration of the race. Rubin Hernandez Jr would go wire to wire for the win followed by Nelso Silva in second and Marcus Motes would close out the top three on the podium respectfully.
The B-Main drivers would put on a bit more of a show as a number of the regulars were mixed in with some new talent in this field. Main event favored Michael Jacks was unfortunately wrapped up in a small race incident on track which dropped him out of the lead and allowed Jose Mendana Jr. to take the win. He was followed by Zach Hughes who took second and Quenni King would finish out the top three on the podium from the B-Main.
Closing out the night were the top qualifiers in the A-Main with every ones qualifying lap under 46 seconds – this would be a fast race. Local Super-Track guru Michael Apuzzo who won a majority of the races last season would work his way into first place after pole setter Dario Echeverry fell off the pace a bit from his pole position qualifying spot. Charles Abbott who took second place in the 2011 final race repeated his performance here to take second place again to start of his 2012 race season and Dario Echeverry round out his night in a respectable third place position to close out the podium.
This was a great kick off to the 2012 race season and with a number of race to go there is plenty of time for drivers to find them selves on the podium and score them selves the 2 extra top qualifying bonus points and make a run for the overall points championship.
Get ready South Florida, K1 Speed in Hollywood, Florida kicks off 2012 with the Challenge GP race season on their Super-Track Configuration IN REVERSE! The all new track configuration will create a new set of challenges for all drivers heading into the 2012 race season on the concrete surfaced facility. The points have been reset back to 0 and it will be a race to the finish with drivers all looking for the pole position bonus points and top spots on the podium to start off the new year. Come out this Sunday January 8th, for sign-ups starting at 6:30 PM and qualifying to begin at 7:00 PM. Entry fee is $55 per driver – see you there!