K1 Speed in Torrance California hosted the fourth round of their Challenge GP race series this past Sunday with a good mix of new drivers to battle for a top spot on the podium with the returning points leaders. Robby Stanovich was the man to beat after the dust settled from the double qualifying rounds, posting a fast lap of 25.613 seconds to grab the pole position for the nights main event.
With the field set drivers were out on track to close out the night, Stanovich would lead the group into turn one and had a battle on his hands as KC Cook stayed right on him for the first part of the race. The rest of the field would settle in and stay in the respective qualifying positions for the duration of the race. Meanwhile Stanovich and Cook would battle it out for the lead, KC actually found a way to pass Stanovich and he would hang on for the win. Robby would settle for second and Jay Kubota would close out the top three on the podium in third.
With the season quickly coming to an end drivers are all still in the points chase for the overall champion for the second half of the season. With Stanovich on top he has to maintain his front running position in order to take the overall points championship. With the points chase getting close it will come down to the last couple of events before the champion will be determined. Check out the schedule for the rest of the 2011 race season and come out to the best indoor kart racing action in Southern California!
K1 Speed in Los Angeles county is looking at round four of its Challenge GP race series this coming Sunday October 23rd. Drivers will be looking to the find the fast lap on the unique concrete surfaced facility which has proven to be a challenge for the second half of the 2011 race season. Double qualifying rounds and corresponding main event rounds. Entry fee is $50 per driver! come out and take on the K1 Speed Challenge GP race series in Torrance, California
K1 Speed in Carlsbad, California hosted the 4th round of their Challenge GP race series this past Sunday with a number of new faces on hand to take on the fast paced San Diego track layout. With the San Diego Series winding down drivers at the top of the points standings are all focusing on the podium and doing everything they can to find the highest possible position and capture the most points in the standings. One driver in particular who seems to be unstoppable has been young driver Robby Stanovich, which in the second half of the Challenge GP race series put himself atop the podium 15 times and making him the driver to beat. Robby would go on to capture another pole position start here in Carlsbad with a fast lap of 26.906 seconds which was nearly half a second faster than the second place qualifier.
The field was set for the nights main event, and Robby would lead the field into turn one for the green flag rolling start and start his charge on the track which gave him a couple of kart lengths over the rest of the field by turn three. With the rest of the drivers battling for position, Stanovich would take advantage of getting out in clean air early on that would give California Lightning Sprints driver Jon Simms who was sitting in second, a battle with the Jared Buccola and Justin Tolman, both of which are in the overall points battle for the Carlsbad location. Some of the drivers in the back of the field would make their way up a few positions including first timer Christopher Fraser, who came from eleventh to 8th to finish out the night. James Kelsey was another first timer to watch out for as he started the main in seventh and would just miss the podium by one position by the time the checkered flag came out. With the laps winding down Robby Stanovich would be out in a comfortable lead and go on to take the win, Followed by Justin Tolman in second and Jared Buccola in third to round out the top three. Simms would drop back to fifth on the closing laps after driving a hard race.
Just two races are left in the season for the Carlsbad Challenge GP race series many drivers are looking for a way to somehow catch Robby Stanovich. His driving skills are defiantly rewarding him nicely, not only with the K1 Speed Challenge GP Race series but also in the outdoor kart racing arena as well as he helped Team Spectrum make a podium appearance just the day prior in the Machismo 500 in Las Vegas, Nevada at the famous Bull Ring race track.
Check out the schedule for the remaining races this season and come out to the next K1 Speed Challenge GP series event and see if you have what it takes to race the best in the indoor kart racing arena.
South Florida is the home to a number of very talented kart drivers, and with K1 Speed hosting the Challenge GP race series, there is no exception to that statement. Round four came last week for the Hollywood Florida location with many talented drivers making a run for the podium and for the overall points championship. With double qualifying rounds, drivers are given a number of chances to post a fast lap for the top qualifying position.
Once qualifying was in the books drivers rolled out on track for the nights main event with the B Main drivers coming out first. Kevin Phillips was able to move quickly, coming from a fifth place starting position to make his way up to first, because of some mistakes made by other drivers. He will be one to watch in the future for sure. That left Alejandro Simon and Henry Zelaya to battle it out for second and third. By the time the checkered flag came out, Kevin was hanging onto a comfortable lead, Alejandro would take second and Henry rounded out the top three.
A-Main race action closed out the night and this was a great race for the spectators on hand, with Jason Dresher taking an early lead which eventually turned into a 3-kart lead by mid race. A number of experienced drivers made up the field for this, and the battle for second and third between Rodney Williams who was trailing Charles Abbott was great, as Rodney hung right on Charles back bumper waiting to make his move. Rodney eventually found his way under Charles to take over the second position and the top three would finish their night with Jason up front, Rodney taking second and Charles hanging onto third holding off a full field of drivers to maintain his position.
This was a great night of racing for all and with just a couple of months to go there is a big push to the end of the season and the chase to the championship as drivers are looking for that top spot on the podium. Come out to the K1 Speed South Florida location and check out all the race action for yourself!
K1 Speed in Phoenix, Arizona brings you the best in indoor kart racing competition with the K1 Speed Challenge GP Race Series hosting their fourth round of competition this past Sunday to a number of returning drivers and a few new faces including former Carlsbad GP competitor Krystal Wright who was taking on a concrete racing surface for the first time. Qualifying was the Swane-show, with brothers Keaton and Logan going back and forth with each-other looking for a fast line on the technical course. Logan would eventually come out on top taking the pole position with a fast-lap of 29.422.
Main event race action started with a green flag rolling start, with Logan leading the field into turn 1. It would be long before brother Keaton would find a hole and make his way underneath Logan to take the lead. While the Swayne brothers battled back and forth with each-other, the rest of the field was working to play catch up. One driver in particular Roman Madrigal would make a strong run from his 9th place starting position and moving his way up to fifth, with one particular move which got him around three karts in one corner. The checkered flag cam out and Keaton was able to hang onto his lead, with Logan remaining in second and Gunnar Peterson taking a respectable third.
With just 2 races to go there is a tight battle in the Southwest for the overall points championship and drivers are looking to the end of 2011 and who will be on top of the podium in the coming months. There is a good chance for a number of drivers to make a run at the overall points chase as well, making for a great run to the finish of this season. Come out and check out K1 Speed in Phoenix, Arizona and see what the race action is all about.
K1 Speed in North San Diego County is hosting round IV of the Challenge GP Race Series this coming Sunday October 16th on their high-speed indoor asphalt facility. The well known Carlsbad location has brought the top drivers from San Diego and Orange County to the best in indoor kart racing for some great on-track battles for the second half of the 2011 race season with multiple talented drivers making podium appearences throughout the season. Sign-ups will begin at 630pm with qualifying beginning at 7pm. Double qualifying rounds and corresponding main event rounds will place drivers accordingly. Entry fee is just $50 per driver.
K1 Speed’s Inland Empire location in Ontario, California hosted their 4th round of their Challenge GP race series this past Sunday with a number of returning faces along with a few new ones thrown in the mix to shake things up a bit. Familiar front-runner Robby Stanovich would take the pole position with a 51.806 single lap time to set the pace for the field. The rest of the group would fall in line and after two rounds of qualifying the main was set to close out the night.
The green flag rolling start kept everyone in freight-train style fashion into turn one, with Stanovich putting a slight edge over the field that were hot on his bumper. The field would remain in their qualifying order through-out a majority of the race with Robby out in front. With just a couple of laps left, second place qualifier Bryce Raygor had found his way up to the back bumper of Stanovich and began to put some pressure on him. Robby was able to maintain a defensive line and hold onto the win with Bryce hanging onto second place with Justin Daughtery taking a respectable third place finish for his first appearance in the San Bernardino area K1 GP.
With a quick and straight forward race, drivers are looking to the home-stretch, and the final rounds in the coming months. The points battles and the chase to the championship will come down to the final rounds for many locations. Come out and join in on the action with the K1 Speed Challenge GP Race Series!
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.
Be sure to keep on eye out for an announced race series schedule which will also be available by clicking here
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.