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.
Coming this Sunday to the Southwest’s best indoor kart racing facility – Round II of the K1 Speed Challenge GP Race Series at K1 Speed in Phoenix Arizona. With drivers coming from all over including Glendale, Scottsdale and Phoenix this is going to be a big event. The points battle is one as the race for the overall championship for the second half of the 2011 race season is in full swing. Come out Sunday night August 14th at 6:30 PM for sign-ups with qualifying starting at 7:00 PM. Entry fee is just $50 per driver
The dust has settled and round two of the K1 Speed Challenge GP race series for the K1 Speed Irvine location is in the books. A large number of drivers were on hand to compete on the popular Super-Track configuration which combines both track-1, and track-2 to create one large layout giving the OC the biggest indoor layout to compete on. Qualifying was fast and exciting with a number of new younger faces in the mix to give the veterans a run for their money. Robby Stanovich was again the man to beat with a pole positions qualifying time of 41.614 seconds to set the pace and fields for the nights main events. Multiple drivers would follow suit sitting within a few hundredths of Robbie’s qualifying time which made for some tight fields.
Main event action for the night would start off with the C-Main drivers taking the green flag, rolling start style format which was a mix of veteran drivers and new drivers which created a fun field to watch. Mike Buongirono would start off on pole, but it wasn’t long before he was pressured by California Lightning Sprint car driver and long time K1 Speed customer Jon Simms for position with Thor Herbst in third sticking to Jon’s back bumper. Thor found his way into the lead by the third lap but it didn’t last as he was passed by Simms on lap 4. Thor would drop back to third to pole setter Mike Buongirono who was able to get on pace and make a move to the inside of Thor. Once the front runners were settled in the checkered flag was out and it was Simms in front, Mike would take second and Thor rounded out the top three in third
B-Main drivers were on track next with a number of new young faces in the mix one of which was 13 year old Noah Gragson who was on pole for the start. The green flag was dropped and the field would freight-train into turn one, the field remained tight and eventually Noah dropped back to second on the third lap to Nicolas Rebeil who had qualified in second for the main. The rest of the field would stay pretty tight in their positions, and once the checkered flag was out the top three would see Nicholas Rebeil in first, Michael Tekstra in second, with Royce Mohler in third. Unfortunately Noah fell off the pace a bit and had dropped back a number of positions and was unable to recover.
Rounding out the night was the A-Main drivers with many of the usual faces running up front to set the field. Robby Stonovich has been giving a lot of the veteran drivers a good run and this race was no different, sitting on the pole for this race he would take the green flag on the rolling start and set the pace going into turn one. KC Cook stuck to Robbie’s back bumper waiting for him to make a mistake so he could capitalize and move to the front, but Robby wasn’t going to give him an inch and would instead start to pull away by the third lap. Edward Bergenholtz who started in 5th was able to make some early moves and make his way into third and eventually caught up to KC just before the checkered flag. Robby would go onto to take the win, with KC holding in second and Edward would hang onto third to round out the top three.
With the second round now in place the points battle is going to start to heat up. Right now Robby Stanovich seems to be hold a few points lead over the rest of the drivers for the Irvine location, but also has a strong presence in other K1 Speed locations through out Southern California. There are still plenty of races left in the 2011 season and there is still plenty of chances for other drivers to take a win.
With the K1 Speed Junior and Teen Challenge GP race league under way for the second half of 2011, K1 Speed’s San Diego location is one of the hosting facilities in the Southern California Region giving younger racers the chance to compete in competitive kart racing. The well known Carlsbad facility has one of the faster track designs which drivers really enjoy as they turn a fast lap or two in the electric race karts.
This past Tuesday evening, a number of young drivers participated in the popular series, as the field of Jr. drivers (4′-4’10″) would be in attendance and being the main show for the night. The field would have a smooth qualifying session which lead into the Formula 1 style main event start. Brayden Stansel would go on to take the win by the time the checkered flag came out with Daniel Shifron taking second and Kelly Chau rounding out the top three.
This was a great night of participation for all, and the growing popularity of the this series fills up the fields quickly with a number of very capable young racers. Come out and participate in the next event which is scheduled for September 6th at various locations.
K1 Speed in Carson, California is the place to race for younger drivers looking to give kart racing a try in Los Angeles. The growing Junior/Teen Challenge GP league which held its second round to the second half of the 2011 series this past Tuesday hosted a number of drivers at the K1 Torrance facility. With two sets of groups splitting the drivers up by height Junior class drivers are 4′-4’10″, and teen drivers fall in the 4’10″ and up category giving everyone a chance to compete with others of the same skill level and age range.
The Junior drivers would see clean driving all evening with Max Barnett taking the overall feature win for this class. He was followed by Chase Calero in second and rounding out the podium was Mathieu Ishida in third. The Teen group of drivers was no acceptation to the clean driving with Henry Morse showing his dominance by taking the class win. Rees Barnett would finish closely in second place and Gavin Shanofsky would round out the top three of the field in third.
The growing popularity of the Jr League is gaining popularity quickly and is a great way to get younger races to experience competitive kart racing. Come out to the next event which is scheduled September 6th and check out the K1 Speed Jr League Challenge GP race series.