K1 Speed in Phoenix Arizona hosted its third round of its Junior Challenge GP Race League this past Tuesday night to a number of young racers all capable of making a podium appearance. The Junior group of drivers (ages 5-8 in the Jr. Karts) saw top qualifier Alexander Lynch set the pace for the rest of the field, taking the pole position with a 32.262 single lap time. The older group of drivers (ages 9-13) saw a great performance by Drew Anderson winning the pole position for the main with a 31.47 single lap time.
Main event action would put the younger Junior drivers out on track first with, with a number of position changes throughout the race making for an exciting race. Pole setter Alexander would fall back a couple of positions giving up his position to hard charger Wil Bowker who would take the checkered flag to win the race Jarrett Anderson would take second and Kelly Kazmiercak would round out the top three on the podium in the class
The older group of drivers would take the track next with Drew Anderson on pole for the start. He was able to hang on to the lead position for the first few laps but would eventually be passed by Chris Tabares who came from a 4th place starting position and worked his way through the field. The rest of the field would battle back and forth for position and by the time the checkered flag came out Chris Tabares was still out in front to take the win. Drew Anderson would finish out his night in second and Cahlei Schildts would finish out the night in third.
This was a great showing for all drivers involved and the final race for the 2011 Jr. and Teen Challenge GP race season is coming in October where drivers will be in a 3 – race format with a practice round, qualifying round and main event round to set the pace. Come out and see the best in indoor kart racing in the Southwest with K1 Speed in Phoenix, Arizona.
September marks the half way point for the Challenge GP Race series for the second half of 2011 and the K1 Speed Phoenix location is looking down the barrel of what is to come. This Sunday drivers will all be aiming for the pole position on the unique concrete surface layout. The technical course is a fun challenging layout that drivers have enjoyed throughout the year. Come out this Sunday September 11th at 630PM for sign-ups, with qualifying beginning at 7PM. Entry fee is just $50 per driver
The Inland Empire is hot with kart racing action as K1 Speed in Ontario, California hosts round III of their Challenge GP Race Series marking the half way point for the race to the championship! Drivers will competing on the well know Super Track configuration which combines both indoor layouts creating a highly challenging but fast race course. Come out this Sunday September 11th at 630PM for sign-ups, qualifying is set to start at 7PM. Entry fee is just $50 per driver.
K1 Speed in the heart of the OC hosted round three of their Challenge GP race series over the Labor Day weekend to a number of drivers all in the chase for the championship. The Super-Track configuration for the Irvine location combines both track configurations giving drivers a fun and challenging course configuration to race on. Double qualifying rounds saw well known Robby Stanovich earn himself another pole position start for the A-Main. Robbie’s recent outdoor experience has extended his driving skills as he is starting to take what he has learned on the outdoor tracks and apply them to the indoor racing series at K1 Speed.
With the fields set, the B-Main drivers would be out on track first with long time veteran driver Kirk Meese showing people how to get things done coming from a 4th place starting positions and working his way to the front thanks to a slight bobble by Brice Maltby after making contact by Mike Buongiorno allowing Kirk to slip by. Kirk would go on tot take the checkered flag with Brice taking second and Tommy Parry would round out the top three on the podium as he found his way past Mike in the closing laps.
Closing out the night would be the A-Main drivers with Robby Stanovich on pole, leading the field into turn one and he immediately began to pull away giving himself a healthy lead by lap 2. This left Nicholas Rebeil and Trevor Buongiorno to battle it out for second and third. Hard charger award should go to Royce Mohler for this one as he worked his way from a back of the pack starting position up to fourth by the time the checkered flag came out. Robby would go on to take the win, with Nicholas taking second and Trevor rounding out the top three.
With the half way point in the books the chase for the overall championship is going to be a battle as everyone is aiming for the top spot on the podium. With 3 more races to go for the Irvine location there is still a good chance anyone could make a podium appearance and move up in the over-all points chase. Keep an eye out for the next race in October and come out and join in on the fun.
K1 Speed in South Florida hosted another packed Challenge GP Race series night this past Sunday with 50+ drivers in attendance all looking to make a run at the podium. Indoor kart racing is huge in the South East and K1 Speed in Hollywood, Florida is the place to be for serious competition. Taking the overall pole was Jean Hoy with a great performance and out qualifying everyone with a stellar performance.
Main events were all action packed as spectators got a great show all night with multiple new drivers mixed in with some of the veterans. Davis Yahn would be the D-Main winner, with his best lap coming in at 45.264 seconds. The C-main winner would be Kevin Philips who held off a hard charging group in the main, his quickest lap in the main was a solid 45.590 seconds. B-Main race winner would be Alvaro Tarazona setting a fast lap of 46.726 seconds on the concrete surfaced layout. Jean Hoy would go on to take the win in the A-Main to finish out the nigh on a high note after winning the overall pole position and earning an additional 2 points in the overall points chase.
Drivers from all over come out for the best in indoor kart racing competition with K1 Speed in South Florida, just 20 minutes south of Fort Lauderdale, and about 15 minutes north of Hollywood – the best in the South East come to K1 Speed for the quickest in indoor kart racing action. With the half way point now wrapped up for K1 Speed in Florida the top drivers are all looking at the final races in the coming months and the race for the chase to the championship. Come out next month and check out all the non-stop race action with K1 Speed in South Florida
K1 Speed in Hollywood, Florida is getting ready for round III of their Challenge GP race series this coming Sunday September 4th to the concrete surfaced Super-Track layout. A record setting 80+ drivers were in attendance for the South Florida Inaugural event and this one is sure to be just as big if not bigger. The Super-Track layout which combines both indoor tracks is the largest of its kinda to serve the North Beach, Hollywood, and Fort Lauderdale area. Kart racers from all over have experienced the all new European style indoor kart racing facility putting K1 Speed on the map in one of the countries top kart racing arenas! Sign ups will begin at 6:30 PM and qualifying will start at 7:00 PM, entry fee is only $55 per driver.
K1 Speed in Irvine, California will start off the half way point for the 2nd half of the 2011 Challenge GP series with their well know Super-Track configuration this coming Sunday September 4th. The well known OC location has been hosting a number of very fast and capable drivers that all have the chance at making a podium appearance. The race for the chase to the overall points championship is in full swing, as drivers have all began to push themselves harder to make for some exciting racing at the various centers. Come out this Sunday for round III – with sign-ups at 8:30 AM and qualifying to start at 9:00 AM. Entry fee is just $55 per driver.
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