The second round of the Challenge GP series is rounding the corner to the half way point for the 6 month race for the chase to the championship. K1 Speed in Irvine, California held their second race this previous Sunday, hosting to a packed house full of racers all going after that top podium spot. Double qualifying rounds stayed smooth and consistent as drivers have started to get used to the reverse Super-Track layout and become accustomed to where the fast line is and what it takes to post a fast lap. After a dominating performance at K1 Speed in Torrance, Robby Stanovich made an appearance for this GP, and ran away from the pack taking the top qualifier position with a single lap time of 41.986 seconds to take the pole position for the A Main.
B main competitors would start off the main event rounds for the night, with a number of new faces taking to the track. In a clean race with 0 incidents Ernie Fixmer would be the the driver to catch, as he was able to get out to the front early and pull away from everyone in tow. Jason Foreman and Zachary Schwendenman would make a hard charge for the front but were unable to catch Ernie and would finish in 2nd and 3rd to round out the top three on the podium.
Making for an impressive race, the A Main was one to watch as pole sitter Robby Stanovich would take the green flag and run away from everyone but the second lap. With over a 1/2 track lead come lap five over the entire field this young driver is definitely one to keep an eye out for in upcoming GP’s. Veteran GP participants Edward Bergenholtz and David Messimer would battle back and forth with each-other, but Ed would edge out David for second, and Messimer would take third respectively.
With round II in the books and the half way mark for the season next month the overall points battle is starting the spread out a bit with new drivers giving chase to the veterans of the Irvine GP series. There is still a chance for anyone at make a run at the points championship with the top 5 drivers just separated out by a few points making an exciting chase for the overall points leader.
Keep an eye out for upcoming Challenge GP’s as our events are open to drivers of all skill levels and gives people the chance to participate int he best indoor kart racing in the OC with K1 Speed in Irvine California.
Are you ready So. Cal. Junior and Teen racers? With just a week to go before the start of the Junior race league there is no better way to become involved with youth kart racing than with K1 Speed! Affordable indoor electric kart racing is a safe way for future racers to experience the thrill of auto racing and take that first step towards outdoor kart racing and future racing endeavors. With two 4-race seasons for 2011, this points series is set up just like our adult Challenge GP series that is held at various K1 Speed locations.
Get ready racers! K1 Speed in Ontario California is hosting round 2 of their first 2011 Challenge GP race series this coming Sunday on their Super Track layout. This fun and high-speed track design combines both track 1 and track 2 configurations to create the largest indoor race track in the Inland Empire. The points chase is just heating up as drivers are all within 2 points of each other.
Come out Sunday evening February 13th at 6:30pm for sign-ups. Cost is just $50 per driver which gives you 2 qualifying rounds and a main event round. Everyone is grouped according to their best single qualifying lap time giving drivers of all abilities the chance to race with others of similar skill levels. Join in to see why the best in indoor kart racing in San Bernardino can only be found at K1 Speed!
K1 Speed in Torrance, California kicked off their first 2011 Challenge GP race series this past Sunday on their unique etched concrete racing surface. With the track being run in reverse for this race series, drivers were forced to learn an all new line around the track, and to be competitive they had to learn it fast or be left behind. Qualifying would be a smooth battle between drivers and, after double qualifying rounds, Matthew Widner grabbed pole position with a fast lap of 27.268 seconds.
B-main finalists would start off the night of final rounds with David Comstock leading the group around for the green flag rolling start. David would run away from the pack right off the bat, lapping the back two drivers to take the win. The battle for 2nd and 3rd was the race to watch as 4th place qualifier Derek Esquibel made his way around two other drivers to finish second with 3rd place qualifier Sean Brazeau trying to hold off Derek’s charge to the front. Sean would remain in third to finish out his night and round out the podium in the B-main.
The A-main race action closed out the evening, with overall top qualifier Matthew Widner sitting on pole leading the group around for the rolling start. The racers would freight train into turn one and it wasn’t long before Matthew found himself fighting off Robby Stanovich who came from the 4th qualifying position and made a charge to the front. Robby would get past Matthew to take the lead and never look back, going on to take the checkered flag for the win and Matthew would have to settle for second to finish his night. Steve Jasinski who qualified in 2nd could only watch as Robby got around him and Matthew and he dropped down into third to finish out his night and wrap up the top three in the A-Main.
Round 1 is now in the books for all locations and the points totals are in. With multiple races left in the 2011 season there is still plenty of time for just about any of driver to take the top podium spot and the overall points championship. The race for the chase is on and its up to you to come out and take on the best in exciting indoor kart racing in Los Angeles.
Round 2 starts this coming Sunday to K1 Speed in Irvine, California and it’s open to any and all drivers – just $55 to enter and race against the best indoor kart racers in OC! Come out and see if you have what it takes to race and win against the best.
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Get ready junior and teen racers, the K1 Speed junior/teen Challenge GP race league starts in just 1 month! With three K1 Speed locations to choose from, the first part of the 2011 race series with K1 Speed’s indoor high performance electric karts give young racers a chance to experience the thrill of competition, and take that first step into motorsports. Many professionals have taken this path over the years and it’s led them to the top ranks of racing including NASCAR, Grand-Am Series, American Le Mans competition and Sports Car Club of America (SCCA).
K1 Speed’s Jr League will begin in March of 2011, it will take place once a month, on the first Tuesday of every month, and ends in October 2011. The cost is just $40 per driver per race to enter which gives junior and teen drivers a 14 lap qualifying round and a 16 lap main event round. Participants of all skills levels a chance at making an appearance on the podium. The final race of the season will be a 12 lap practice race, a 14 lap qualifying race and a 16 lap main event round.
Ask the front counter staff at our Anaheim, Ontario, or Carlsbad locations for details, or check out the Junior League Page on our website for more information.
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL SUNDAY FEBRUARY 20TH DUE TO THE SUPER BOWL.
This Sunday February 6th, the first round of qualifying for round 2 of the Challenge GP Race Series for K1 Speed in Irvine, California starts at 7PM. The reverse-run Super Track configuration is fast and creates an all new driving line for competitors to race. The points battle for the overall champion is already heating up with the top 10 drivers all within 2 points of each other. With 2 qualifying rounds and corresponding main event rounds – drivers of all skill levels are encouraged to compete. Cost is just $55 per driver, sign-ups will begin at 6:30pm.
Come out and race the best indoor kart racers in Southern California at K1 Speed in Irvine – right in the heart of OC!
Coming this Sunday to K1 Speed in Torrance, California – Round 1 of 2011 of the Challenge GP race series will begin at our Los Angeles-based facility. With a unique etched concrete track surface and professionally designed layout that will be run in reverse, this tight technical course creates a different driving experience, as racers will need to remain focused to put down consistent fast laps to take the pole position and to ultimately emerge victorious.
If you want to race with the best indoor kart racers in L.A., come out to K1 Speed in the heart of Carson, California and take on our challenging course. Sign-ups will begin at 6:30 pm and racing will begin at 7:00 pm cost is only $50 per driver.
K1 Speed Carlsbad in north San Diego, hosted the first round of their Challenge GP race series to kick off the 2011 race season this past weekend. The reverse-run layout would prove to be a new challenge for everyone in attendance with a different driving line for everyone to learn, along with a full fleet of new kart chassis to even the playing field. The first two rounds of qualifying were smooth and straightforward. Johnny Miller surprised the group by posting a fast lap of 29.575 seconds to take the pole position for the main event over last years overall points champion Matt Merrill.
Closing out the night, the drivers would take a green flag on a rolling start led by pole sitter Johnny Miller and freight train down into turn one where Matt Merrill would duck underneath Johnny to take the lead. The rest of the group would follow each other around for 3 laps before any other position changes were made. Local resident Jon Simms would drop back a bit out of his 7th place starting position but eventually made his way back up through the field by the checkered flag to take 4th for the evening. Kirk Meese, who competed at CalSpeed Karting’s 4 hour enduro at Auto Club Raceway the day prior and took the 3rd place podium spot with his team on Saturday, would start in 4th for the K1 Speed Carlsbad Challenge GP and moved up into 3rd around Ivan Maric by the time the checkered flag dropped. Unfortunately for Ivan, he dropped back a few positions and was unable to recover. Matt and Johnny would battle back and forth but when it was time for the checkered flag it was Matt sitting in the right position to take the top spot on the podium and Johnny would have to settle for a 2nd place finish to round out the evening.
With the 1st round of the K1 Speed Carlsbad Challenge GP in the books the race for the chase to the overall points championship is well underway. The points battle looks to be tight all season as even the veteran drivers will have to learn a different track layout, and with everyone running tight qualifying times the rest of the season won’t be something to miss. Come out to the next race February 20th and see if you have what it takes to race with the best indoor kart racers in San Diego at K1 Speed in Carlsbad, California.
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COMING THIS SUNDAY TO SAN DIEGO K1 Speed Carlsbad is hosting round 1 of its Challenge GP Series which will be running on the track IN REVERSE! Think you know the layout at Carlsbad like the back of your hand, wait until you run it in reverse! With the course layout run in this direction it will create an all new racing experience for drivers and the points are reset back to 0 at the start so everyone is on a even playing field for the first round of 2011.
Come out this Sunday to the best indoor kart racing facility in North San Diego and compete with our newest fleet of indoor electric karts on our high speed layout. Sign-ups start at 6:30pm and racing will begin at 7:00pm. Cost per person is just $50.
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K1 Speed in San Bernardino held round 1 of its Challenge GP race series this previous Sunday on its reverse ran Super Track layout in Ontario, California. With the points back to 0 everyone was working on qualifying for that pole position spot to grab the extra bonus points for their efforts. After 2 smooth rounds of qualifying Jonathan Wright would take the top starting position for the nights main event with a fast lap of 55.624 seconds.
Going into the main, the drivers would have a green flag rolling start with Jonathan having his work cut out for him with David Comstock and Tyler Pope sitting right on his back bumper in 2nd and 3rd. Tyler was definitely on a mission as he set his sights on getting around David and eventually Jonathan for the lead. Two laps into the main Tyler found his way around David and set up to get around Jonathan. Jonathan and Tyler would battle back and forth giving each other using over-under moves getting around one another with David putting himself in there and add to the fight for the lead. Tyler would end up coming out on top and started to pull away from Jonathan and go on to take the win. Jonathan would hold onto second with the hard charging David Comstock sticking to him to round out the top 3 at the drop of the checkered flag.
Round 1 went off great and with 2 other locations holding their first rounds of competition in the coming weeks it looks like 2011 is going to be a great year for indoor kart racing. Don’t miss your opportunity to participate in the best indoor karting competition with K1 Speed’s various locations.
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