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.
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.
K1 Speed in South Florida held round four of the K1 Speed Challenge GP Race Series this past Sunday with a full mix of new and returning drivers all looking for a shot at the podium. With the recent driving school held by Patricio Jourdain the week before, many drivers were looking to make use of their newly acquired skills adding to the level of competition on the Super-Track configuration layout. Qualifying would be straight forward with Charles Abbott taking the pole position over the rest of the field.
The B Main drivers would be out on track first with Edgar Moyano leading the field from the pole position and holding off the field for a majority of the race. Drivers would shuffle back and forth a couple of positions for a number of laps, one driver Javier Bult, made up the most ground by coming from a fifth place starting position up to second just as the checkered flag dropped on the field. Edgar Moyano unfortunately dropped back a couple of spots on the last lap to a hard charging Jordan Robertson who made a move on the last lap to get around Edgar. With the checkered flag out on the podium Jordan would take the lead followed by Javier Bult in second and Edgar Moyano would close out his night in a respectable third.
Capping off the night were the A-Main drivers with veteran driver Charles Abbott leading the field from the pole position into turn one. With the field holding tight they would freight-train around with each-other for a couple of laps before settling in and drivers would start making position changes as the laps wound down. Unfortunately for Charles he would give up the lead on lap 6 to Rodney Williams who was making quick work of the field moving up to the front and Charles found himself dropping back to fourth to close out his night. The rest of the field remained in their qualifying positions with the checkered flag showing Rodney Williams would go on to take the win, followed by Anthony Ospino who held his ground their entire race, with Michael Apuzzo rounding out the top three on the podium.
With just two races to go in the K1 Speed Challenge GP Race series for the Hollywood Florida location, the race is on for the top 5 drivers in the hunt for the overall championship for the first half of the 2012 race season. Come out to our next race May 6th and take on the best indoor kart racing facility in South Florida with K1 Speed!
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!