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cb 11 K1 Speed Carlsbad Challenge GP Results

K1 Speed in North San Diego County held the 5th round of its Challenge GP series this past Sunday with a number of new and returning drivers all after a podium finish to help their chances in the championship points chase. The double qualifying round format gave racers multiple opportunities to post a fast lap and grab the pole position for the main events. Robby Stanovich was in house and seemed to be in a world of his own setting a lap record for the week of 26.538 seconds in qualifying. The rest of the drivers would fall in line behind Stanovich and the fields were set for the night.

B-Main action would get out on track first and the green flag rolling start had Jonathan Dimock leading the field into turn one with the rest of the field close behind. The field would thin out a bit in the next few turns for but the group would freight-train around for a number of laps staying within a couple of seconds of each-other as the laps wound down. The checkered flag came out and Jonathan Dimock would take the win with Greg Muender in second and Bryan Ma closing out the top three.

The A-Main drivers would close out the night with Robby on pole to lead the group into turn one on the rolling start. Stanovich was in a world of his own immediately pulling from the field and setting a track record of 26.221. As Stanovich pulled away early in clean air, the rest of the field would battle for position back and forth, looking for the quickest way around the track and a way to catch Stanovich. With the checkered flag showing at the starters podium Stanovich would go on to take the win, followed by California Lightning Sprints driver Jon Simms, followed by Olivia Ma in third.

With just one race to go in the 2011 Challenge GP Race season the top drivers in the points chase are headed into what will be one of the biggest points battles to date. Come out next month December 18th for the final round of racing, and to see who will be crowned the overall points champion for K1 Speed Carlsbad.

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Torrance K1 Speed Go Kart Track K1 Speed Torrance Challenge GP November 27th

K1 Speed in Los Angeles, California will be hosting round five of their Challenge GP race series this coming Sunday November 27th at the Torrance location. The highly technical, concrete layout pushes drivers to use all of their ability to run a fast lap and capture the pole position for the main events. The championship points chase is also on the line as drivers will be working to grab as much points as possible in the chase. Come out this Sunday and join in on all the race action – sign-ups will begin at 630PM and qualifying will start at 7PM. Entry fee is $50 per driver.

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Carlsbad K1 Speed Go Kart Track K1 Speed Carlsbad Challenge GP November 20th

Get ready San Diego! K1 Speed in Carlsbad, California has round five of their Challenge GP Race series this coming Sunday November 20th, and this wont be a race you’ll want to miss. With the points championship coming down to the wire for the north-county location, the fast paced track layout is sure to bring out some of the best in indoor kart racing in So-Cal. The top five over all points leaders are going to have their work cut out for them as anyone of them are perfectly capable of making a podium appearance in this weekends event. Sign-ups will begin at 630PM and qualifying will begin at 7PM – entry fee is $50 per driver …see you there!

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IMG 2990 K1 Speed Ontario Challenge GP Results

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The Inland Empire was busy all weekend with kart racing action at K1 Speed in Ontario, California as the best in indoor kart racing in the San Bernardino area were on hand for round five of the Challenge GP race series. A number of new faces were on hand to take on the Super-Track layout configuration, which made for some great on track battles between the new and veteran drivers. Khalifia Alasiri, who at one point in time was a well known competitor in the So-Cal arena, made an appearance to take on the challenging track layout along with points leader Robby Stanovich. Khalifa put on quite a display of driving skill and bested the field with a fast lap of 51.191 seconds to take the pole position. Stanovich was having an off night having qualified mid-pack in 6th putting himself in a tough starting spot.

With the field set the group went out on track for the main with Khalifia leading into turn one on the green flag rolling start. The field would freight train around the first few turns but was no match for Khalifa’s experience as he was able to pull away within the first to laps to give himself a comfortable lead. Stanovich starting using some of his newly acquired outdoor kart racing skills to move through the field and pick off drivers on each lap to make his way up into second. Jonathon Dimock would work quickly to not allow anyone else around him after Robby found his way around him in the closing laps to hold in third. Khalifa went on to take the win followed by Robby in second and Jonathan would round out the podium to finish out the evening.

There is just one race to go till the close out the season at K1 Speed in Ontario California, with the championship points chase between the top five drivers coming down to the final race it is going to be a great final round. Come out December 11th for the final round where we will also be awarding the top three drivers of the season from the K1 Speed Inland Empire location.

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ftl K1 Speed South Florida Challenge GP Results

K1 Speed in South Florida held round five of their Challenge GP race series this past Sunday to a large crowd of of both new and returning drivers. There is a broad range of talent in the South Florida region that put on a great display of driving skill on the concrete surfaced Super-Track configuration each month, all of which are very capable of making a podium appearance and a run for the overall points championship. Michael Apuzzo would be the man of the evening with a fast lap of 44.260 seconds to take the pole position for the A-Main.

With qualifying out of the way the drivers would come out on track for the respective mains. B-Main drivers were out on track first and it was a straight forward race with no position changes throughout the duration of the race. The checkered flag came out and Charles Abbott would take the win followed by Anthony Ospino and Rodney William rounded out the podium finishers.

A-Main drivers would close out the night with pole setter Michael Apuzzo leading the field into turn one on the green flag rolling start. Michael would maintain a slight lead over the field with the drivers in the back of the field making position changes back and forth. Michael remained out in front for the duration of the race and would go on to take the win with Jason Drescher in second and Pedro Lopez taking the final spot on the podium.
With the overall points chase on the line the top drivers will have their work cut out for them in the final race in

December, and an over all champion for the 2011 race season will be crowned. This will be one race not to miss out on, with the range of talent that shows up to K1 Speed in Hollywood, Florida. Come check out all the race action for yourself on December 4th!

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Ontario K1 Speed Go Kart Track K1 Speed Ontario Challenge GP November 13th

K1 Speed in Ontario, California will be hosting round five of their Challenge GP race series this coming Sunday November 13th on their well known Super-Track configuration. The best indoor kart racing facility in the Inland Empire is winding down the last half of their race series and the race for the championship is in full swing as driver are looking to do everything they can to get to the top spot on the podium. Come in this Sunday at 630PM for sign-ups with qualifying beginning at 7PM. Entry Fee is $50 per driver!

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phoenix K1 Speed Phoenix Challenge GP November 13th

Get ready for the best in indoor kart racing action in the Southwest – with K1 Speed in Phoenix Arizona, hosting their 5th round of their Challenge GP Race series this coming Sunday November 13th. The highly technical concrete surfaced single track layout has been a challenging and fast course layout all race season as multiple drivers have all made a run for a podium appearance. With just 2 races to go in the championship the top spots are still up fro grabs and this series will come down to the final few races before a champion will be awarded. Come out this Sunday at 630PM for sign-ups, with qualifying beginning at 7PM. Entry fee is just $50 per driver!

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a main K1 Speed Irvine Challenge GP Results

K1 Speed in Irvine, California hosted the 5th round of the Challenge GP Race Series this past Sunday to start the final rounds of racing between November and December to wrap up the 2011 Challenge GP Race Series. A number of talented drivers were on hand, all taking a shot at a pole position start for the A-Main. Robby Stanovich once again showed he was the man to beat as this young driver would put down a fast lap of 41.314 seconds to set the fields for the nights main events.

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The B-Main drivers would be out on track first with Trevor Buongiorno putting on a show for the crowd holding the lead for the entire race and taking the top spot on the podium. William Cole who finished in second pressured Trevor for a lead change on a number of occasions but was unable to find his way around and had to settle for second. Jonathan Dimock improved over his last outing rounding out the top three with his respectable third place finish.

A-Main drivers would close out the nights racing action with young driver Robby Stanovich leading the field into turn one on the green flag with a number of drivers sitting right behind him looking to find their way around each-other. Stanovich in his usual form held clean lines throughout the race and would go wire-to-wire for the win. Edward Bergenholtz would have a great battle with KC Cook for second, with KC eventually finding a way around Bergenholtz to take the position away. KC would go on to take second and Edward would close out the top three on the podium.

With just one race to go in this Challenge GP Race series in the OC the top five drivers all sit in positions to challenge one another for an overall change int he championship points standings. This will be a great final race in December, and not one you will want to miss. Come check out all the race action December 4th and watch the best in indoor kart racing in the Irvine/OC area!

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Irvine K1 Speed Go Kart Track K1 Speed Irvine Challenge GP Sunday November 6th

November kicks off round five of the Challenge GP race series and K1 Speed in Irvine, California will be hosting the first race for the So-Cal based locations this month, on the well-known Super-Track configuration. The OC location has seen a number of new and returning faces for the second half of the 2011 race season and the race for the points championship is in full swing as drivers have just a couple of event left to capture as many points as possible to win the overall championship. Last week well known points leader Robby Stanovich was beaten at his own game at the K1 Torrance facility, showing that anyone has the ability to make a podium appearance against this tough competitor. Sign-ups will begin at 630PM Sunday night November 6th and qualifying will begin at 7PM. Entry fee is $55 per driver. See you there!

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florida K1 Speed South Florida Challenge GP Sunday November 6th

Get ready South Florida – K1 Speed in Fort Lauderdale will be hosting round five of their Challenge GP Race series this coming Sunday November 6th. Competition has been great over the last few months and the entries have shown record numbers for this highly technical Super-Track configuration. The points chase will come down to the last race, and with just two races left to go in the season this is one race you wont want to miss. Sign-ups will begin at 630PM with qualifying beginning at 7PM. Entry fee is $55 per driver. See you this Sunday!

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