K1 Speed in Irvine, California held round four of their Challenge GP Race series this past Sunday with a smaller than normal crowd. Some drivers in the top part of the points chase were able to take advantage of the early morning start and gain some ground on the championship points standings over the rest of the field. Nicholas Rebeil would end up taking the pole position with the single lap time of 41.574 seconds to set the pace for the field for the A-Main.
Drivers would take to the track for the days main event with a full field of drivers giving chase to pole setter Rebeil, as he lead the field into turn one and never looked back. Most of the race action would be between the middle of the pack drivers with Jake Hardy, Royce Mohler and Michael Dozier all battling it out for position. Rebeil and second place qualifier Jason Foreman put some distance over the rest of the field as the laps wound down, and put on a show themselves as the two drivers battled back and forth. With the checkered flag out Nicholas Rebeil would go on to take the win, followed by Jason in second and Jake hardy would cap off the top three on the podium in third.
With round four down and just two more races to go the top drivers are all in a good chase for the championship points standings with the top ten drivers all within striking distance of each other. Come join us May 6th for our next race and take on the best in indoor kart racing competition in Southern California with K1 Speed in Irvine California.
K1 Speed in Hollywood Florida has all of your racing action with the Challenge GP Race series coming to the South Florida location this Sunday evening for round four of the highly competitive race series. The Super-Track configuration is being ran IN REVERSE for the first half of the 2012 race series to create a challenging but fun course layout for all participating drivers. Come out this Sunday April 1st for sign-ups at 6:30 PM with qualifying at 7:00 PM. Entry fee is only $55 per driver – BE THERE!
The K1 Speed Challenge GP Race series rolls into Irvine California this coming Sunday MORNING on the well known Super-Track configuration layout which is being ran IN REVERSE for the for half of the 2012 race series! The challenging course layout has been a fun and technical course that has put the best indoor kart racers in Southern California into one of the most competitive race series in the region. With just 3 races left in the first half of the series drivers are making a big push to finish in the highest place possible to grab as many championship points needed to make a run at the top podium spots in the series championship! Come out this Sunday morning April 1st for sign-ups beginning at 8:30 AM and qualifying beginning at 9:00 AM – BE THERE!
The Junior/Youth league is heads into round three next week April 3rd, for all young racers out there looking for a competitive indoor race series. K1 Speed offers the best in indoor kart racing and is one of the only indoor kart racing facilities that offers a full indoor championship race series for young drivers. Kids will be grouped according to height as all young racers that are between 4′ and 4’10″ will be in kid karts and all kids 4’10″ and taller will be in the adult karts. The run groups are not run together, only with other karts from the same class of drivers. With multiple locations offering a chance to compete in this highly sought after race series there is most likely a K1 Speed location near year that will be hosting a race. Come out to your favorite K1 Speed location April 3rd at 530PM for sign ups with qualifying beginning at 6PM. Entry fee is just $40 per driver! Dont miss your chance to come race with the best in indoor kart racing in Southern and Northern California, Phoenix Arizona, or in South Florida – SEE YOU THERE!
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K1 Speed in Torrance, California hosted round three of their Challenge GP race series this past Sunday to a packed house of drivers which would make up 3 mains of racing after the qualifying rounds. Top qualifier spot would go to Christopher Espinoza for grabbing the pole position for the A-Main.
With qualifying done and the mains set the C-Main would be out on track first to start off the nights racing. Jared Brittain would lead the field into turn one on the green flag rolling start with a full field of first time Challenge GP participants in tow. The field would stay in their respective qualifying positions for the duration of the race with one exception of Ashley Lambert who would drop back a position towards the end. The checkered flag would come out and Jared Brittain would go on to take the win, followed by Bob Hyman in second and Shay Williams in third.
B-Main drivers would be out on track next with Tim Bryant leading the field into the first corner from pole position with a hard charging group staying right behind him through the first few turns. The B-Main drivers would consist of a mix of drivers from the regular Challenge GP series, regular arrive-and-drive customers, and a few new faces to make for a fun run group and a great race with multiple clean passes made throughout the duration of the race. One of the most notable performances was by Cory Siler who came from an 8th place starting position and worked his way up the field into 4th to finish out his night. A few drivers would drop back over the duration of the race, which gave people the opportunity to move up in position. With the checkered flag out it would be Vincent Burke taking the win, followed by Kris Hazarian in second and Steve Branson rounding out the top three on the podium.
Closing out the night the A-Main drivers would put on a great display of driving by all as the entire field was made up of experienced indoor kart racers, with the top 4 drivers in the field all posting 26 second lap times making it difficult for anyone to catch them. With pole setter Christopher Espinoza taking the green flag rolling start and leading down into turn one it wouldn’t be long before he was pressured for his position by multiple attempts from Toby Rodriguez, KC Cook, and John Tanaka. With the top 4 running their own race the rest of the field seemed to have their own battle going including Kirk Meese who started in 5th and tried to do everything he could to catch the front runners but found himself getting passed some some of the back of the field which included Paul Ciralli who would close out his night in 5th coming from 8th Michael Arnold who came from the back of the field in 11th to finish 6th and Shane Gaviet who moved from 9th to 7th, unfortunately Meese would have to settle for 9th. The checkered flag would come out and the top 4 would stay in their qualifying positions with Christopher Espinoza taking the overall win, Toby Rodriguez in second, and KC Cook remaining in third, with John Tanaka sitting just off Tanaka’s rear bumper.
With the third round of competition now in the books, and the half way mark for the first half of the 2012 race series reached, drivers have just 3 more races to go before the end of the season. The championship points series is going to be a race to the end with drivers needing to participate in all 6 rounds to have a shot at one of the top three overall championship spots at the end of the series. Come join us for round four April 29th with the best indoor kart racing facility in Los Angeles with K1 Speed in Torrance California.
Its that time again as the K1 Speed Junior League Race Series will be heading to round two next week March 6th at multiple K1 Speed locations. The very popular Junior/Youth league is geared towards the younger generation of indoor kart racers and preps them for the next step heading into the world of competitive kart racing. Entry fee is just $40.00 per driver per event and races are ran with the Mini GP style format with a single qualifying race that will place drivers in their starting positions according to their best single lap time. Drivers will be placed by height requirements in either the Junior or Adult karts. This is an all run event and open to all skill levels and experiences, some come out to your favorite K1 Speed location March 6th and see what the Junior/Youth race league is all about!
Get ready racers, K1 Speed in South Florida is hosting round three of the Challenge GP race series on their famed Super-Track configuration this coming Sunday March 4th IN REVERSE! Round three will mark the half way point for this first half of the 2012 race series and many of Florida’s top indoor kart drivers will be on hand, chasing after the championship points hunt. With the level of talent for indoor kart racing in Florida this will be one race not to miss. Sign-ups will begin this Sunday at 6:30 PM with qualifying beginning at 7:00 PM. Entry fee is $55 per driver – BE THERE!
Get ready Southern California, K1 Speed in Irvine California will host round three of their Challenge GP Race Series this coming Sunday with the top indoor kart drivers coming to the top indoor kart racing center right in the heart of the OC. Multiple drivers are all in the chase for the points championship, and this will be a race not to miss with the level of talent that will be on hand for this race. Sign-ups will begin at 6:30 PM this Sunday March 4th with qualifying beginning at 7:00 PM. Come out the take on the reverse-ran Super-Track configuration and see if you can take on the best in Southern California with K1 Speed in Irvine California – SEE YOU SUNDAY!
Los Angeles county has some of the best in indoor kart racing in Southern California and K1 Speed in Torrance, California played host to the top drivers this past Sunday with the second round of the Challenge GP Race Series. A large number of drivers on hand would make up the run groups and make for a challenging qualifying session with KC Cook taking top honors, grabbing the pole position for the A-Main with a 25.619 second single lap time. With the rest of the fields falling in just off of KC’s pace this would make for a tight set of run groups.
B-Main drivers would be out on track first with Jay Kubota getting out to an early lead over the rest of the field. That would leave second and third place to battle it out for a podium spot between Brandon Smith and Will Brown with the rest of the field close behind. Mid way through the race Danielle Taylor would spin and drop back a few positions but make her way back up through the field to finish out the night in sixth. The checkered flag would come out and Jay Kubota remained on top of the leader board for the win, followed by Brandon Smith who would take second and Will Brown would round out the top three in third.
The night would close out with the A-Main on track, with KC taking the green flag on the rolling-start style format from pole to lead the field into turn one. Henry Morse would be in a close second not making things easy for KC as he pressured him throughout the duration of the main. The rest of the field would line up in freight-train fashion after the first few turns and make for a run the front, and basically chasing after KC and Henry in first and second. Current Points leader Paul Ciralli would have a good battle with Tyler Bryant as they both put on a display of driving ability for the crowd on hand watching the action. With the checkered flag up on the main race marshals stand KC Cook would go on to take the win by just a kart length over second place finisher Henry Morse. Paul Ciralli would close out the top three finishing out his night in s respectable third place.
With the second round of the Challenge GP race series closing out the month of February and March being the mid-way point for the Challenge GP race series, drivers are looking to the overall points chase and making a strong push for a podium appearance. There are a number of talented drivers attending the Challenge GP race series in Southern California and many of them all have a shot at a points championship. Come out to our next race March 25th and take on the best in indoor kart racing in Los Angeles with K1 Speed in Torrance California!
K1 Speed in North San Diego County hosted their second round of their challenge GP race series this past weekend with a number of talented drivers on hand all chasing after a podium finish on the reverse-ran layout. Double qualifying rounds would set the pace for the mains with Justin Tolman taking the overall pole position for the night.
B-Main drivers would start off the night with Hector Cruz leading the field at the drop of the green flag on the rolling start, he would hold onto the lead for a majority of the race with 5 laps to go and the field all started to mix it up. Jeremy McGrath would make his way through the field forward up to the front on lap 9 but fall back a few positions to where he was unable to recover. Tyler Sterkel would take over the lead with Hector holding onto second with the rest of the field battling back and forth between 3rd 4th and 5th making for a great show for everyone on hand. The checkered flag came out with Tyler Sterkel taking the win, Hector Cruz Jr would hang onto second, and Christina Castro would wind up taking third.
The night would close out with the A-Main drivers taking the track with Justin Tolman on pole leading the field into turn one on the green flag rolling start. Justin’s Challenge GP experience allowed him to remain out front fir the entire race. Meanwhile the rest of the field remained pretty tight through out the duration of the event with a good battle mid-pack between Matt Merrill, Jon Simms, and Ian Enz who would all swap positions back and forth all looking for a way to put some distance on the rest of the field. With the checkered flag showing on the podium Justin Tolman would go on to take the win followed by Jared Buccola in second and Matt Merrill taking third to close out the top three.
With round two closed out drivers are looking to round three next month and a chance at a podium finish, along with a solid position in the overall points chase. This six race series will be at the half way point and the overall championship is going to heat up the closer we get to the final round of competition. Come out to K1 Speed in Carlsbad, California March 18 and check out the K1 Speed Challenge GP race series for the best in indoor kart racing.