The K1 Speed Junior and Teen Challenge GP Race League is gearing up for round three this coming Tuesday, September 6th. With the series at the half way point for all participating locations, the on-track position battles have become a lot of fun to watch as the younger drivers have become more accustom to competitive driving. Come out to one of the many participating K1 Speed locations – Anaheim, Carlsbad, Ontario, Torrance, Phoenix, or South Florida with your young racer and see what the Junior league is all about.
The second round of the K1 Speed Challenge GP Race series rolled into the Los Angeles K1 Speed Facility this past Sunday, with a mix of retuning faces along with a number of new drivers thrown into the group to take a shot at a podium appearance. Drivers would have double qualifying sessions to try to get on pole on Southern California’s only indoor concrete surfaced facility. In usual form current points leader Robby Stanovich set out the fast lap of the evening with a 25.045 second lap time to take the overall pole position for the A-Main later that evening.
B-Main drivers would be out on track first with Jake Hardy taking the green flag rolling start and leading the field into turn one. The group would freight train around the track for a couple of laps before spreading out and setting the pace. In what was a relatively clean race the field would all finish in their qualifying positions with Jake Hardy taking the win followed by Andre Davillae in second and Wayne Inouye rounding out the top three on the podium.
Closing out the night were the A-Main drivers, which had Robby Stanovich on pole for the green flag rolling start. He would lead the field into turn one and stay out in clean air and put some distance on himself and the rest of the field. The rest of the field would fall in line and stay in their qualifying positions throughout the race. The checkered flag would fall and Robby Stanovich would take the win, followed by Christopher Espinoza in second and Kc Cook would take third.
The half way point to the second part of the 2011 race season kicks off in September and the question on a number of drivers minds is who will catch Robby and his dominating performance on the track, as he currently is leading the points at all Southern California Challenge GP locations. Think you have a shot at a podium appearance – click here for the updated schedule
K1 Speed in Carlsbad, California hosted their second round of their Challenge GP Race series this past Sunday with a number of very fast drivers making up a fun night of racing. Many returning familiar faces made a run for the pole position early on with Robby Stanovich keeping to his usually form, qualifying on pole for the A-Main later in the evening with a fast lap of 27.249 seconds. The rest of the drivers would fall in place just a few tenths off the pace to create a tight field of drivers for the nights main events.
B-Main drivers were on track first with Danielle Taylor on pole for the green flag rolling start, and she held a commanding lead for a majority of the race. As drivers were playing catch-up Ivan Maric, who had a less than ideal qualifying run started in the back of pack and was making his way through traffic and a run at the front. Ivan found his way around Danielle and would take over the lead late in the race and go on to take the win over the rest of the field. Danielle would finish out her night in second and Julio Rodella rounded out the top three in third.
The A-Main drivers would close out the night with Robby Stanovich on pole for the start, leading the field into turn one in usual freight train fashion. Jared Buccola was close to Robby, but getting pressured by third and fourth place qualifiers Matt Merrill and Justin Tolman. Jared would unfortunately spin out late in the race and drop back to fifth where he would finish out his night. Robbby would maintain his position in the lead and go on for the win, leaving former Carlsbad points Champion Matt Merrill to finish second and Justin Tolman in third.
With the dust cleared and the second round in the books, the mid-way point for the second half of the 2011 race season is just around the corner. There are a number of drivers battling it out for the top spots on the podium and there is plenty of driving talent and races left for anyone to be able to make a podium appearance sometime in the season. Check out your local K1 Speed location for the next Challenge GP Race date OR
With the month of August coming to an end K1 Speed in Torrance, California looks to round II of the Challenge GP Race Series coming this Sunday August 28th. Robby Stanovich has been dominating throughout the Southern California region, and the unique concrete surfaced race facility which is known to put drivers skills to the test will certainly keep Robby and everyone else on their toes. The points battles for each individual locations are heating up as the race for the chase to the championship between the top drivers has been close. The Los Angeles area K1 will start sign-ups at 6:30 PM with double qualifying rounds beginning at 7:00 PM – entry fee is just $50 per driver. Come out to the best indoor kart racing competitn in L.A. with K1 Speed in Torrance, California.
K1 Speed in Hollywood Floria hosted the second round of its Challenge GP race series earlier in the month to another very large number of drivers that all battled it out for the top podium spots in the mains. Qualifying remained clean as drivers all worked to find the quick way around the unique concrete surfaced Super-Track layout, to lay down a fast lap to get the bonus points from a top qualifying time. Jean Hoy would show everyone her driving skills early in qualifying and would go unchallenged by laying down a 44.171 second lap time to take the top qualifying position for the A-Main later in the night.
The C-Main drivers would be out on track first with an a smooth bit of driving done by all. The green flag rolling start would see Alejandro Simon take the early lead from the pole position and lead the field into turn one. Everyone would come out without incident and it was a race to the finish as drivers all raced hard to make position changes throughout the race. Once the checkered flag came out Alejandro had put himself into a comfortable lead to take the win followed by Jeff Osgood in second and Kevin Phillips would round out the top three on the podium.
Next out on track was the B-Main drivers with a bit more action in this one with a lot more passing going on mid field for position. Mid way through the race Esteban Ferrara would try to make an aggressive inside move and ended up getting pinched into a corner and dropping back to the back of the field, which he was unable to recover from and make up position losses. The checkered flag came out and Robert Munoz would be in the right position to take the win, with Christopher Garcia in second followed by Christian Vanvurst in third.
A-Main race action closed out the night with over all pole setter Jean Hoy leading the field for the green flag rolling start. Jean would make a run early on and get out into clean air and put a good cushion between her and the rest of the field. Second place qualifier Jason Drescher would follow suit, driving very defensively to hold off third and fourth place drivers Micheal Apuzzo and Pedro Lopez, who were looking to find a way around Drescher and move up a few positions in the pack. Jean would go on to take the win with Jason holding in second. Michael held on to third to close out the night with the rest of the field following closely behind.
Now that the second round of racing is in the books, the points battle has heated up, a number of South Florida area kart racers are all aiming for the top podium spots and a chance to be the overall points champion at K1 Speed Florida. Come out to our next race on September 4th, 2011 for round III and come compete in the best indoor kart racing series in the Hollywood, North Beach, Fort Laurerdale area!
Round two of the K1 Speed Challenge GP race series for the Inland Empire location kicked this past Sunday to a number of drivers all chasing down the top spots on the podium for the overall championship. The CIRKL league was combined with this nights race to create some great battles for everyone in attendance. Qualifying would be a straight forward process with Robby Stanovich coming out on top, beating the track record and posting a fast lap of 50.808 seconds on the Ontario Super-Track course layout.
B-Main action would start off the nights main events with Emilio Garcia III on pole for the green flag rolling start. Emilio would pull away from the group early on, leaving the rest of the field to battle for position. Two laps into the race there was a small on track incident shifting drivers around a bit. The rest of the race was a clean run between all drivers with Emilio going on to take the win, Kirk Meese would finish out his night in second and John Perry would round out the top 3.
The A-Main drivers closed out the night with Robby Stanovich on pole, with new comer Bryce Raygor sticking to his back bumper. The rest of the field would stay relatively close to each-other until about mid way through when Gabriel Familathe ran out of room going into one of the chicanes which brought out the red flag. The race was re-started the field got moving again with Robby still maintaining his lead but the rest of the field was staying close behind. The checkered flag came out the Robby would go on to take the win with Bryce holding close in second. Tyler Pope would round out the top three followed closely by Darren Mercer and John Tanaka in 5th.
With the second round in the books for the San Bernardino location, drivers are looking to the next 4 races at K1 Speed in Ontario to see who will come out on top for the over all points champion. The Inland Empire location produces some extremely competitive drivers, all of which are very capable of visiting the podium sometime this year. Come out to round three schedule for September 11, 2011
K1 Speed in Phoenix Arizona hosted the second round of their Challenge GP race series this past Sunday, with a number of fast drivers all in the hunt for the overall points championship. The competition at the best indoor kart racing facility in the Southwest is some of the toughest in the league with drivers qualifying extremely close to each-other and posting very competitive lap times. Keaton Swane would post the fast lap of the night in qualifying to take the pole position for the start of the main with a 28.347 second lap time, just .041 off of the tracks single lap record.
After the double qualifying rounds the drivers would head out on track for the green flag rolling start with Keaton leading the field into turn one. The drivers would freight train with each-other for a couple of laps and eventually spread out a bit keeping pace with each-other pretty equally. Daryl Nance would fall of the pace a bit which dropped him back a few positions and he was unable to recover. The checkered flag came out and the top three would finish in the same positions they qualified in with Keaton Swane in first, Jay Kubota in second and Chaz Baca Jr rounding out the top three.
With the second round of racing completed and a long season of racing left for the second half of 2011 driver are looking at the top three drivers currently in the points standings and what they can do to catch them in the rankings. Come out for the next race scheduled for September 11, 2011 for round three at the Phoenix, Scottsdale, Glendale K1 Speed area location.
Round two for the K1 Speed Challenge GP race series for the second half of 2011 will be this Sunday August 21st for the North San Diego location. Known as one of the more high-speed locations in Southern California, the indoor asphalt surfaced facility has produced some very fast lap times in the recent weeks by multiple competitors. The overall points chase will be a battle between a number of drivers all looking for that top podium spot. Come out this Sunday at 630PM for sign-ups, with qualifying starting at 7PM. Entry fee is just $50 per driver.
K1 Speed’s Inland Empire location hosted their Junior league Challenge GP race last week to a number of local racers from the San Bernardino area. Qualifying was a close battle between a number of drivers with Garrison Calkins coming out on top, grabbing the pole position with a 31.88 second lap. He was followed by Billy Piper who qualified second with a fast lap of 33.22 seconds. Jordan Brown and Ryan Villega would battle back and forth in qualifying as well for starting positions in the main making for some great spectator action.
With the field set Garrison would take the green flag on pole in Formula 1 fashion and lead the racers into the first turn. The group would come out all pointed in the right direction and everyone would find themselves chasing Garrison has he put down laps slowly pulling away from the rest of the field. Billy Piper would have to defend his position against the hard charging Jordan Brown and Ryan Villega. Billy was able to hold him off, and the field would finish in the same positions they qualified in with Garrison taking the win, Billy in Second and Jordan rounding out the top three in third.
With just 2 more rounds left in the Junior league competition the race for the overall points champion is going to come down to the wire and create some great racing action for everyone involved. Come out in September and check out the Junior league Challenge GP race series at the best indoor kart racing facility in San Bernardino with K1 Speed in Ontario California.
Get ready Inland Empire! K1 Speed in Ontario, California is gearing up for this Sundays Super-Track Challenge GP race with Round II coming to the well known San Bernardino location. The Super-Track layout which has been changed for the second half of the 2011 race season has been a fun and challenging course for racers as they all look to find the fast way around the track. Come out this Sunday August 14th at 6:30 PM for sign-ups with qualifying due to start at 7:00 PM. Entry fee is just $50 per driver.