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Challenge GP Header K1 Speed Ontario Challenge Grand Prix this Sunday February 12th

Round two of the K1 Speed Challenge GP Race Series comes this weekend to the Inland Empire of Southern California at K1 Speed in Ontario, California right in the heart of the San Bernardino County. The best in indoor kart racing will be competing on the well known Super-Track configuration, running IN REVERSE! The reverse-ran layout creates an all new track for drivers to race on and an all new set of challenges around each corner.

Come out this Sunday February 12th at 6:30 PM for sign-ups with qualifying beginning at 7:00 PM. Entry fee is $50 per driver – BE THERE

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Challenge GP Header K1 Speed South Florida Challenge Grand Prix this Sunday February 12th

ATTENTION FLORIDA RACERS! K1 Speed in Hollywood Florida is hosting round II of the Challenge GP Race series this coming Sunday to their concrete surfaced Super-Track layout which is going to be RUN IN REVERSE! The all new configuration gives drivers a fun challenging new track to compete on.

Sign-ups will begin at 6:30 PM and qualifying will begin at 7:00 PM. Entry fee is $55 per driver – SEE YOU SUNDAY!

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Challenge GP Header K1 Speed Irvine Challenge Grand Prix this Sunday February 12th

K1 Speed in Irvine, California will be the place to race this Sunday with Round II of the Challenge GP Race Series rolling into the Orange County location this Sunday February 12th. Drivers will be running on the Super-Track configuration IN REVERSE giving competitors an all new track layout to conquer! The race for the points championship is on and drivers are all after a podium finish.

Come out this Sunday February 12th at 6:30 PM for sign-ups with qualifying beginning at 7:00 PM. Entry fee is $55 per driver.

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A main K1 Speed Torrance Challenge GP Results January 29th

K1 Speed in Los Angeles, California capped off the start of the 2012 Challenge GP Race Series this past Sunday to a large crowd of the top indoor kart racers from the L.A. area all looking to start off the new year with a race win. The concrete surfaced layout offers a unique challenge for drivers, in addition to the track layout being ran in reverse for the first half of the 2012 race series this would be a great race for everyone in attendance. Long time K1 Challenge GP competitor Paul Ciralli would grab the pole position after double qualifying rounds with a 25.671 lap time which would set the pace for the fields for the nights main events.

C main K1 Speed Torrance Challenge GP Results January 29th

C-Main drivers would start off the final rounds for the evening with a number of new faces making up the field. Madison Higgins would lead the group for the green flag rolling start into turn one and never look back to go on for the win. Second place finished Jay Kubota would hold his position from Kaitlyn Rossi who kept good pace but would finish out the race in third to end her evening on the podium.

B main K1 Speed Torrance Challenge GP Results January 29th

The B-main was a bit more of a rough race for competitors as it would take a bit of skill to hold your position. Nicholas Rebeil would hang onto the number one spot to take the win with the rest of the field in tow all battling it out for a podium finish. Benjamin Morse would grab second and David Comstock rounded out the top three on the podium in third respectfully.

Closing out the night was the A-Main with pole setter Paul Ciralli leading the field into turn one. Right from the start Paul would put some distance on the rest of the field and hang on to take the over all win for the night. That would leave Steve Wetterau in second, and Kc Cook in third who made a great run from the back of the back, he might have made up a couple of more spots if he had a bit more time.

With the first round of racing in the books, the race is on for the overall points championship with drivers all making a run for a podium finish. This 6 race once a month series is going to be the place to race in Los Angeles this year. Come out to our next race February 26th and see what the Challenge GP Race series is all about

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Junior League 2 K1 Speed Junior League Challenge GP Race Series

ATTENTION JUNIOR AND TEEN RACERS! The K1 Speed Junior League Challenge GP race series is back in full swing for 2012 with more participating locations and a more full schedule. We’ve made some changes for this years series as it mirrors much of the Challenge GP race series for the adults at the various locations. Starting February 7th, the season will kick off with seven K1 Speed locations participating in the first half of the series. Each race of the season will be on the first Tuesday of each month with sign-ups beginning at 530PM and qualifying racing to begin at 6PM. Drivers will be grouped according to size – anyone that is under 4′ to 4’9″ will be in the junior sized karts, anyone that is 4’10″ and over will be in the adult sized karts. Both groups will be held on the same night but on track at different times. The series main races will be Mini Grand Prix style races with a 1 race qualifier for the best lap time, and a 1 race main event to determine the overall winner based on position.

Entry fee per driver is $40 per event, and we are going to be awarding points for the overall points championship based on the finishing order of each driver in the main which will go to the points championship. The season is a couple of weeks away so get ready to come out and race starting February 7th at one of the participating locations in Southern California, the South-West, in Nor-Cal, or at our South Florida location!

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Challenge GP Header K1 Speed Torrance Challenge GP Sunday January 29th

K1 Speed in Torrance California will be starting off their 2012 race season this weekend January 29th on its technical and unique concrete surfaced layout. The 2012 season will feature a reverse run layout for drivers to try an conquer and find a way to post a fast lap and qualify for the over-all pole position for the start of the series. This well known Los Angeles based location hosts the best in indoor kart racing with a number of drivers from various forms of racing typically in attendance at this specific location. Come out this Sunday January 29th at 630PM for sign-ups with qualifying beginning at 7PM. Entry fee is $50 per driver – BE THERE !

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Santa ClaraGP group K1 Speed Santa Clara Challenge GP Results January 22nd

K1 Speed in Northern California hosted the first round of its Challenge GP race series this past Sunday with a number of the top indoor kart racers from the Santa Clara area for the debut event. The course design proved to be a fast paced layout with with Nelson Rosa taking the pole position with a 21.924 second single lap time setting the pace for the nights main events.

With the dust settled after some fast qualifying rounds the B-Main would be out on track first to close out the night. Shawn Thompson would start on pole with local karting champion Max Gaxiola and local dirt kart champion Geon MacKenzie sitting just behind him to put on a great show for the spectators. Thompson would take advantage of the clear track early on and maintain his position for the duration of the race. Max would retire early in the race, which let local K1 driver John Fong move into second and Bill Belfield into third. The checkered flag would come out and the drivers would finish with Shawn Thompson taking the win, John Fong would hang onto second and Bill Belfield maintained his position in third to round out the top three.

A-Main drivers would be out on track next with pole setter Nelson Rosa leading the field for the green flag rolling start. There would be a great battle between Nelson and Steve Hoshi, along with Matthew Smith getting into the mix to make things interesting. Nelson would end up putting some distance between himself and Steve but Hoshi would end up having to work to maintain his position in second place with Matthew Smith, Eric Brockway, and Robert Nieves charging hard for the front. Half way through the main Robert would make his move and find himself up into third place with Josh Dunn coming from the back of the field and into fourth. Matthew Smith would end up losing a few positions after getting sideways out of the corner only to hold onto fifth once he got the kart collected, allowing Eric Brockway to take over second. With the checkered flag out It would be Nelson Rosa taking the win with Eric Brockway holding onto second and Robert Nieves closing out the top three in third.

With a great kick off to the inaugural race for the 2012 series for the K1 Speed Santa Clara location it will only grow in popularity from here as drivers all make a run for the podium and a shot at the overall points championship. Come out to our next race on February 19th for round II and see what the Challenge GP race series is all about.

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SAM 1392 K1 Speed Carlsbad Challenge GP Results January 22nd

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.

SAM 1391 K1 Speed Carlsbad Challenge GP Results January 22nd

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.

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IMG 3293 K1 Speed Ontario Challenge GP Results January 15th

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.

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Challenge GP Header K1 Speed Carlsbad Challenge GP Sunday January 22nd

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!

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