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Torrance K1 Speed Go Kart Track K1 Speed Torrance Challenge GP May 29th

Coming this Sunday to K1 Speed in Torrance, California – Round 5 of the Challenge GP Race series will be held at the best indoor kart racing facility in Los Angeles. The unique etched concrete racing surface is a real drivers’ track as it has a challenging course layout that is currently being run in the reverse configuration for this 6-race series. The overall points battle for the season championship is close with the top 10 drivers all in the hunt for a podium finish that will help them jump up the standings in the points chase.

Come out this Sunday, May 29th for sign-ups beginning at 6:30 PM with the first round of qualifying at 7:00 PM – entry fee is just $50 per driver. Cap off a full day of enjoying what promises to be fantastic F1, IRL & NASCAR racing with some track time of your own!

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ont 5 K1 Speed Ontario Challenge GP Results

K1 Speed’s indoor electric karting center in San Bernardino wrapped up Round 5 of its Challenge GP race series this past weekend with a strong group of drivers all after the top podium spot. With the points chase for the overall championship still on the line, this 5th race surely set the pace for what’s to come in the final round next month. Qualifying remained straightforward as drivers have found the fast line around the exciting Super Track configuration that’s being run in the reverse direction for this series. Vincent Burke was the man of the evening taking the pole position for the main with a fast lap of 55.762 seconds. The rest of the group would follow in tow, just missing his quickest lap time by a few tenths of a second.

The drivers took to the track for the main event and Vincent would lead the pack into turn one for the rolling start in true freight train fashion. He quickly had everyone on his back bumper. Unfortunately for him, he wasn’t in the lead long as Ryan Rich found a way around him and took off with the lead. Out in clean air, Ryan would pull away from the pack as he had ample room to make clean laps. Vincent dropped back to second and then had a racing incident that got him tangled up in a corner and he dropped back a few more positions, leaving him to chase people down with only a small number of laps remaining. Ryan would go on to take the win, Vincent found his way back into second place and Ron Rich would round out the podium in 3rd.

With just one race left in the first half of 2011 Challenge GP schedule, it has shaped up to be a good challenge for the overall points championship that’s hanging on the outcome of the final race next month. So, come out to K1 Speed in Ontario, California on June 12th and take on the best indoor kart racers in the Inland Empire.

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Carlsbad K1 Speed Go Kart Track K1 Speed Carlsbad Challenge GP Sunday May 22nd

K1 Speed in Carlsbad, California looks to Round 5 this weekend for its Challenge GP Race series that’s moving towards wrapping up the first half of 2011. Our North San Diego location will offer a fun and challenging reverse-run track layout that is fast and technical. The course has been a blast for drivers of all skill levels and driving abilities that have attended previous events. The overall points championship is close and this Sunday could be the weekend that we see changes at the top of the series’ points standings. Sign-ups will begin at 6:30 PM on Sunday, May 22nd with qualifying starting at 7:00 PM. Entry fee is $50 per driver.

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Ontario K1 Speed Go Kart Track K1 Speed Ontario Challenge GP Sunday May 15th

Round 5 is here and K1 Speed Ontario is the place to be this Sunday, May 15th for their Challenge GP race series. The points battle is close as the top drivers all have a shot at taking the overall points championship. The best indoor kart racing facility in the Inland Empire offers the largest indoor racing venue with their Super Track configuration, which is being run in reverse for this six race series so drivers have an all new challenging and fun layout to conquer.

Sign-up start at 6:30 PM and qualifying will begin at 7:00 PM. Come out this Sunday to K1 Speed’s San Bernardino location in Ontario, California and take on this Challenge GP race series. Entry fee is just $50 per driver.

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Phoenix K1 Speed Phoenix Challenge GP Sunday May 15th

Coming this Sunday to the Southwest – premier indoor kart racing at K1 Speed in Phoenix, Arizona with Round 3 of their Challenge GP in this 4 race series. The reverse track configuration is still proving to be a bit of a challenge as drivers get used to the track direction change in this series. With just 2 races left, the points battle for the overall championship is getting close and it could be anyone’s guess as to who will take the top honors on the podium.

Come out Sunday, May 15th at 6:30 PM for sign-ups with qualifying beginning at 7:00 PM – a double qualifying round format with corresponding main event rounds give drivers of all skill levels the chance at earning a podium spot. Entry fee is just $50 per driver.

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junior K1 Speed Challenge GP Junior League Tonight

Get ready Junior and Teen Racers! The third round of the K1 Speed Jr. Race League is TONIGHT! K1 Speed Carlsbad, Ontario, Torrance, and Anaheim are all hosting this league event on May 3rd for drivers in each area. Sign-ups will begin at 6:30 PM and racing will start at 7:00 PM, entry fee is just $40 per driver. All drivers will be matched against each other per the height requirements, meaning teen drivers will be in our adult karts and younger drivers will be in the junior-sized karts (in relation to the 48″ height rule).

Our Jr. Race League follows the same guidelines as our Challenge GP race series that happens weekly at various K1 Speed locations throughout SoCal and the Southwest. Drivers are awarded points for their finishing position and an overall champion is announced at the end of the race series. The top three finishers in each race are also awarded medals for their winning efforts.

Come out tonight and see what the Jr. Race League is all about!

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Irvine K1 Speed Go Kart Track K1 Speed Irvine Challenge GP May 1st

K1 Speed will kick off Round 5 of the Challenge GP race series this coming Sunday at K1 Speed Irvine, California in the heart of OC. Both tracks are combined to create a Super Track configuration which is currently being run in the reverse direction, giving racers a fast and challenging course that has attracted a large number of competitors all season. Sign-ups will begin at 6:30 PM this coming Sunday May 1st, with the first round of qualifying starting at 7:00 PM. Entry fee is just $55 per driver.

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Torrance K1 Speed Go Kart Track K1 Speed Torrance Challenge GP April 24th

Coming this Sunday to K1 Speed in Los Angeles County – Round 4 of the Challenge GP race series for K1 Speed in Torrance California. The unique etched concrete-surfaced race facility is running the track layout in reverse, creating a challenging race course for drivers of all skill levels to compete. Racing will include double qualifying rounds to find the fast line around the track and corresponding main event rounds. Anyone has a chance at a podium finish!

Sign-ups will begin at 6:30 PM Sunday evening April 24th and qualifying will begin at 7:00 PM – entry fee is just $50 per driver.

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Carlsbad K1 Speed Go Kart Track K1 Speed Carlsbad Challenge GP Sunday April 17th

Coming this Sunday to K1 Speed in Carlsbad, California – Round 4 of the Challenge GP indoor kart racing series. The top San Diego drivers are all making a charge for the overall points lead and this is one race you won’t want to miss! The challenging track configuration will be run in the reverse direction which has proven to be a fast, fun layout since competitors have found there are a two different driving lines on the track making it one of the most competitive courses around. A double qualifying rounds format with corresponding main event rounds give drivers of all skill levels the ability to join in and compete for the win. Come out this Sunday, April 17th to see what this series is all about and to get in on the action – sign ups will begin at 6:30 PM, qualifying will start at 7:00 PM and the entry fee is just $50 per driver. See you on the track!

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ont 4 11 K1 Speed Ontario Challenge GP Results

K1 Speed in Ontario, California had Round 4 of its Challenge GP Race series this past Sunday, hosting a number of talented drivers that were all looking for that top-three finish on the podium by winning and leading on the exciting the Super Track layout. With the points chase winding down for this season, the drivers all wanted to best one another for the bonus qualifying points right from the start. Paul Ciralli was the night’s spoiler, taking the top qualifier position with a fast lap of 56.099 seconds, giving him pole position for the night’s A-Main. The remaining drivers were not going to give up easily, though, as they all fell within a few tenths of a second of each others’ lap times to make for a tight field going into the main.

Paul would take the green flag rolling start and be challenged early on by Tyler Pope who then dropped back a bit by the second lap only to get pressured by Tyler Rich who was sitting in third just off his back bumper. On the next lap Rich got a little too close to Pope which resulted in Pope spinning out and dropping back a number a positions before he could get his kart pointed in the right direction. Pope ultimately set out on a mission to catch up setting the quickest lap time 55.890 seconds in the main but had fallen back too far from Rich and was unable to gain any ground in his quest for that number two spot. Paul would go on to win the race, Tyler Rich finished second and Tyler Pope would round out the top three on the podium.

There are just a few remaining events left in this Challenge GP season at a local K1 Speed center near you so be sure to take a look at the schedule by clicking the link below. Find out when and where you can join in the competition and fun of the next Challenge GP Race! See you on the track!

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