K1 Speed in Carlsbad,California wrapped up their Junior League Challenge GP Race Series last week with a number of drivers all looking for a shot at a podium appearance. The series has grown in popularity over the past few months between the various area locations hosting specific Junior League race events aimed towards the younger generation of racers. The overall winners from the evening were Julian Gray taking the win followed by Bryden Stansel in second and Dylan Pierce rounding out the top three. With the season now in the books young racers have some time to prep for 2012 and going after an all new points championship.
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K1 Speed in Los Angeles, California wrapped up its Junior League Challenge GP Race Series last week with a number of young drivers in both the Jr. (4′-4’10″) and Teen (4’10″ and up) race groups. The Jr. group would see a great final race with Max Marnett taking the win, followed by Nigel Fuentes, and Thomas Mathew taking third. The teen group of drivers put on a great display of competitive racing as well with Henry Morse taking the top spot on the podium, followed by Kristen Sos, and Michael Tomota taking the final spot on the podium in third.
With the season in the books, be on the look out for new thing to come for the 2012 Junior/Teen Challenge GP race series. The new race schedule and participating area locations can be found here.
K1 Speed in Los Angeles, California held its third round of their Challenge GP race series to close out the month of September last week a mix of new and returning competitors, all looking to take on the unique concrete surfaced layout at the K1 Speed Torrance facility. The tighter more technical track is a challenging course layout as both smooth driving and clean lines are the key to success for a fast lap. Robby Stanovich has been the kid to beat as this young fast driver has good control and puts his abilities to the track to produce lap times that seem to be un-catchable. Robby would once again win the pole position for the nights main event with a 25.532 second lap time setting the pace for the rest of the field for the night.
The main event would have a tight field of drivers all gunning for turn one as Robby lead the field for the green flag rolling start. KC Cook would be hot on Robby’s back bumper, with Trevor Buongiorno just a few clicks off in third with the rest of the field running just behind. The group would remain relatively tight with each-other, not allowing for any position changes for the duration of the race. The checkered flag would come out and Robby would take the win followed by KC in second and Trevor would finish out his night in third to close out the top three.
With the half way spot in the books for the Los Angeles area K1 Speed facility there is still time for drivers to take a shot at a podium finish and make a run for the chase to the championship for the K1 Speed Challenge GP series in Torrance California.
K1 Speed in Irvine, California hosted the 4th round of the Challenge GP race series to kick off the month of October this past Sunday to a number of very capable drivers all looking for a podium appearance. With the points chase for the overall champion a close race between the top 5 drivers it was any-ones ball game for who would come out on top. Robby Stanovich has been on fire for the past few months as he is currently leading the points chase at all Southern California K1 Speed locations that are hosting the Challenge GP race series. He was in the zone Sunday night as he grabbed another pole position start for the A-Main with a 41.928 second lap. The rest of the field would fall in closely behind and the mains were set for the night with all eyes on what would happen in the A-Main.
The B-Main would start off the nights final rounds with Tommy Parry on pole for the rolling start, and he would steal the show, putting on quite a display of driving technique fending off the hard charging Kirk Meese. Tommy and Kirk would battle back and forth, as Kirk put on his own display of driving looking to find a way around Kirk. Meanwhile the rest of the field had their own battle going on with new comer Chad Gores leading the rest of the field in third and gaining some ground on the top two. The checkered flag was out and Tommy would go on to take the win by one of the slightest margins every seen in a Challenge GP race as Kirk was in second just 2/100ths from Tommy’s kart. Chad would round out the top three on the podium to close out the B-main.
A-Main race action was up next with Robby Stanovich on pole leading the field for the green flag rolling start into turn one. The field would freight-train with each-other for a brief moment, and begin to spread out a bit with Robby immediately going to work and pulling away from the pack. With Robby out in clean air he was able to set a new single lap Super-Track configuration record with a 41.377 second lap, which also put himself in a good 10 second lead over the rest of the field. With Stanovich out front, the rest of the group would have to battle for second and third. KC Cook would hold onto second place for the duration of the main, using his outdoor racing skills to prove he can be a contender in the A-Main, with Bryce Maltby not far from KC. The rest of the field would hold their positions for the final 2 laps with Robby going on to take the win, KC hanging onto second and Bryce taking third.
With just 2 more races to go in the OC for the K1 Speed Challenge GP race series, the field is looking down the home stretch of the overall points chase and if someone will be able to catch Robby on the track. He has begun racing outdoors and his newly acquired skills have placed him atop many podiums in the Southern California indoor arena – he will be one to watch in the closing months of the 2011 Challenge GP Race Series.
K1 Speed in South Florida is looking to start off the month of October with round four of the Challenge GP Race Series on the expanded Super-Track concrete surfaced layout. The highly popular race series has had a large number of participants through the second half of the 2011 race season for the all new race facility bringing in a large number of talented drivers all capable of making podium appearances. Come out this Sunday October 2nd and take on the best indoor kart racers with K1 Speed in Hollywood Florida. Sign-ups will begin at 6:30 PM with racing starting at 7:00 pm. Entry fee is $55 per driver
Round four of the K1 Speed Challenge GP Race series comes to the OC this weekend, with K1 Speed in Irvine California starting off the month of October with their Challenge GP race this Sunday October 2nd. The championship points chase is going to be close and there are multiple drivers very capable of making a podium appearance. Drivers will be competing on the well known asphalt Super-Track layout which combines both indoor layouts to create one large one, giving drivers a very challenging but fun race course to compete on. Sign-ups will begin at 6:30 PM and racing will start at 7:00 PM with entry fee’s at just $55 per driver.
K1 Speed in North San Diego held the third round of the Challenge GP Race Series this past Sunday with a number of new and returning faces all taking aim at the top qualifying position and the two extra bonus points for the over-all championship points standings. Robby Stanovich was the man to beat posting a 27.273 second lap time to grab the pole position for the main. The rest of the field would fall in line just behind Stanovich qualifying just a few tenths of the pace he had set.
Once the field was set of the main the drivers would come out for single file roll start with Robby Leading the field into turn one. A few drivers would battle back and forth for position mid pack, Cristina Castro unfortunately spun out and dropped to the back and was unable to recover. Robby would run away from the pack and hold a solid lead with Jarred Buccola holing in second and Justin Tolman in third sitting just off Jared’s back bumper for most of the duration of the race. Jon Simms would hold out in fourth and was unable to better his qualifying position during the main. The checkered flag came out and Robby would take the win following by Jared Buccola who began gaining ground on Robby but was unable to catch him. Justin Tolman rounded out the top three on the podium with the rest of the field just a finishing just a few tenths off the pace of the leaders.
The points battle for the overall championship is starting to heat up at K1 Speed in Carlsbad, California. With just three races left in the season, there is still plenty of opportunity for anyone to make a podium finish and a run for the points championship. Come out the the next race October 16th and take on the best indoor kart racing facility in San Diego
Coming this Sunday to the K1 Speed facility in Los Angeles, California – round III for the Challenge GP race series, marking the half way point for the chase to the championship as drivers will take on the technical concrete course layout. The overall points battle is heating up as drivers are all looking to make a run for a podium finish and be a contender for the points championship at the end of the 2011 race season. Come out this SUNDAY MORNING at 8:30 AM for sign-ups with racing beginning at 9:00 AM. The start time has been changed due to another event going later that evening which is why they are starting this round in the morning. Entry fee is just $50 per driver.
K1 Speed’s Southwest location in Phoenix, Arizona hosted its third round of its Challenge GP race series this past weekend with a full field of drivers all taking aim at a podium finish. Points leader Keaton Swayne was looking to put some distance in the standings between him and the rest of the field, but he would have Logan Swayne to contend with in qualifying who just edged him out to take the pole position. With Logan setting the pace for the rest of the field this was going to be a tight battle between the top three drives in the main.
The green flag rolling start kept drivers driving skills in check as Logan lead going into turn one on the green flag with the rest of the field freight training behind. Logan could only keep Keaton at bay for so long before Keaton found his way past him and never looked back. Once Keaton was out in clean air, he ran away from the field while the rest of the field tried to play catch-up. The checkered flag came out and Keaton would go on to take the win, Logan would hold his position in seconds and Roman Madrigal would round out the top three.
With the half way point int he books, the points battle is starting to spread out a bit. With three races left in the ret of the 2011 race season for K1 Speed in Phoenix Arizona, a number of drivers are all looking to make a run at the podium and take a shot at the overall points chase for the second half of the season. The next race is scheduled for October 9th – come out and see what the K1 Speed Challenge GP race series is all about at the best indoor kart racing facility in the Southwest with K1 Speed!
K1 Speed’s Inland Empire location hosted the half way point of their Challenge GP race series this past weekend to a large field of drivers all making a run for a podium appearance. A number of new faces joined the mix and made for an exciting night of racing for everyone on hand. Qualifying would be smooth and straight forward, with points leader Robby Stanovich grabbing another pole position over a very tight field of drivers, just edging out Tyler Pope and Gabriel Familathe. With the field set the main event was looking to be a race to remember.
The main event would see Robby Stanovich lead the field into turn one on the green flag rolling start, with Tyler Pope almost in Robby’s transmission as he hung out just off Robby’s back bumper. Gabriel, had the best seat in the house, hanging back just a few kart lengths waiting for someone to make a mistake. Robby had his work cut out for him using every bit of the track to keep Tyler from passing him, Gabriel would get the nose of the kart in on Tyler a few times but was unable to find a clean way around and had to back off a bit. The rest of the field would have their own battles going back and forth as a number of drivers would swap positions for the duration of the race. Robby was able to hold on to first once the checkered flag came out with Tyler taking second, and Gabriel would round out the top three to the night.
With just 3 more races to go at K1 Speed in Ontario, it will be a race to the finish to crown the overall points champion for 2011. Come out to San Bernardino’s best indoor kart racing facility with K1 Speed in Ontario California and check out the race action for yourself!