There’s just one race to go this Sunday December 19th for the Challenge GP race series in Torrance California. The race for the chase of the overall points champion will come down to this final event with the top drivers all running within a few points of each other. Come out and race against the best indoor kart drivers in the Los Angeles area and see if you have what it takes to lay down a fast lap on our technical concrete layout.
Sign ups will begin at 630pm and racing will start at 7pm with double qualifying rounds for drivers to grab the overall pole position and corresponding main event rounds for drivers of all skill levels. Don’t miss your chance to participate in this final Challenge GP event for 2010!
SUNDAY SUNDAY SUNDAY – K1 Speed in Carlsbad California will be hosting its final Challenge GP Race for 2010. The points battle is going to come down to this final all out battle between the top drivers for the overall points champion as drivers are all separated by just a few points. Don’t miss out on your chance to participate in the best indoor kart racing competition San Diego has to offer.
Come out December 19th as sign ups will start at 630pm and racing will begin at 7pm, with 2 qualifying rounds and corresponding main event rounds for all skill levels of driving – don’t miss it!
The season is in the books, as K1 Speed in San Bernardino finished out its Challenge GP Race series this previous Sunday. With the overall points leader holding onto a good lead for the championship the 2nd, and 3rd overall points winner was a battle that would be determined after the final checkered flag of the main event. After two rounds of qualifying, John Tanaka grabbed the pole position for the main event with a fast lap of 55.598 seconds earning him 2 bonus points for his efforts on the Super-Track configuration.
The main event for the evening was straight forward with Tanaka leading the group for the green flag rolling start. Overall points leader Tyler Pope was right on Johns back bumper sitting in the second qualifying spot and new comer to the Challenge GP series Blue Feurt in third. At the start of the race John Tanaka would run away from Tyler spoiling his perfect winning streak season. Tyler would hold his position not allowing anyone around him, letting his second place finish give him the number one overall championship win. Blue Feurt held onto third place respectively to take the final podium spot for the main event.
The battle for the second and third place points championship between John Perry and Nicholas Sima would be close as the two went back and forth with each other looking to find a way to capture any additional points. John Perry would end up taking 4th in the main with Nicholas Sima in 5th creating a points tie between the two. Nicholas would be awarded the second in the championship points overall since he attended all 6 events and Tyler would take the third overall respectively.
K1 Speed Ontario will be changing the start time for the final race of the Challenge GP. The date will remain the same 12-12-2010. Sign ups will now be at 9:00 AM, Race starts at 9:30 AM. K1 Speed apologizes for the inconvenience and is looking forward to seeing all racers at the new start time.
K1 Speed in Ontario is wrapping up its Challenge GP Race Series this Sunday December 12th. The Super Track configuration offers some of the most challenging driving in the San Bernardino area with its ultra long straight-away section combined with some technical corners creating the absolute best karting experience in the Inland Empire area.
The overall points championship will be determined at this final event with the top 10 drivers all looking to take that number one spot on the podium.
Sign-ups start at 9:00AM. and racing starts at 9:30PM. Don’t miss out on your opportunity to race with some of the best indoor kart drivers in So-Cal.
The dust has settled and the results are in, K1 Speed in Irvine California wrapped up its Challenge GP race series for 2010 this past Sunday. If you weren’t in attendance you missed out, this was the race event of the season, with the overall points championship being determined at this final race. The top 5 drivers all had a battle on their hands to hold onto their position in the points standings and it was close.
Qualifying remained relatively straight forward and without incident, as drivers had 2 rounds of qualifying to take that top qualifying spot and earn the two bonus points that have been helping drivers get that slight edge over the rest of the competition. John Tanaka would be the top qualifier with a fast lap of 42.221 seconds, giving him an open race track for the start of the A Main.
C-main race action would kick off the main event rounds for the night. Sergei Maffei was on pole for the rolling start, to set the pace for the race. Just before the green flag dropped Niki Luna jumped the gun slightly, nearly spinning himself out taking him out of contention for a podium finish, but he was able to recover and finish 6th for the night. Sergei would keep his pace from the drop of the green flag earning himself the top spot on the podium. Tommy Kistler would take second place, followed by Rob Drew to round out the top 3. Sergei, Tommy, and Rob have all worked over this past season to grab podium finishes and this was a well deserved finish for the top three.
The B-main would be next on the Super-Track layout and it would be a bit of a battle as the drivers all worked to find that fast line around the track. At the half way mark, Kirk Meese would let the pack go by him, as the racing got to be a bit rough and he didn’t want to be part of the bumper car game that was going on behind him. Toby Rodriguez would end up taking the win followed by John Perry taking second just 0.9 tenths of a second behind Toby. Connor O’Brien was sitting in third and it wasn’t an easy task with the hard charging Bill Kreig sticking to Connor’s back bumper waiting for him to make an error and slip past him. Connor didn’t give up his position and Bill would have to settle for 4th and Connor would round out the top three podium finishers for the B Main.
The final main event for the night were the A-main qualifiers with TQ driver John Tanaka on pole. John would go completely unchallenged as he practically ran away from the pack on the first lap and going wire to wire taking the overall win for the night. Michael Tekstra who qualified second tried to keep pace with Tanaka but was unsuccessful, and had to settle for finishing the same way he started in the second finishing spot. New comer William Cruz seemed to come out of no where taking the third podium spot. William will definitely be one to watch in 2011 as he showed that he has the ability to give some of the other veteran drivers a good run for their money.
With the main events finished up for the night it was time to crown the overall points champion. John Tanaka would take the overall points championship for the second half of the Challenge GP Race Series at Irvine just keeping ahead of Toby Rodriguez thanks to some better qualifying rounds over Toby. Toby respectfully finished out the season in second place. Out of no where Jonathan Wright would end up taking the third overall finishing spot in the points championship passing Bill Kreig who was in third. Bills finish in the B-main helped Jonathan as well, as he finished in the A-main for this final event.
This was a great season for all that were involved, and we are looking forward to a new series in 2011. There are still a few final rounds to go at various K1 Locations around Southern California. If you want to be part of the best in indoor kart racing, check out the schedule for the remainder of the 2010 year and come in and participate.
It all comes down to this, K1 Speed in Irvine, California in the heart of the OC will be wrapping up its 2010 Challenge GP race series this Sunday December 5th! The overall points chase for the top 5 drivers will come down to this final event. Come out and join in on the best indoor kart racing competition in Southern California – sign ups start at 630PM and racing will start at 7PM. $50 gets you 2 qualifying rounds and qualified into the final rounds of the night. Don’t miss it!
K1 Speed in San Bernardino county held its fifth Challenge GP in its six race series this past Sunday. The drivers all had one goal in mind, out qualify the other and grab the bonus points to stay ahead of one another in the overall points chase.
After two rounds of qualifying, Tyler Pope was the man of the evening, taking the overall pole with a fast lap of 54.644 seconds on the Super Track configuration which combines both technical layouts at the Ontario facility creating a challenging, but fast course for the drivers to compete on.
The main event would start off clean with all drivers in a single file order for the green flag rolling start and it would be a seven lap battle for the drivers all chasing after Tyler to knock him from his position. Tyler was unstoppable as he would go wire to wire to take the main event win for the night. John Perry was sitting in second, followed by Nicholas Sima in third. With two laps to go Nicholas got his nose just to the inside of John as he tried to get underneath him entering a corner and John would end up with the short end of the deal and get spun around unintentionally. Nicholas would slip by John taking second for the night. Before John could get the kart collected and pointed in the right direction he was passed by Tyler Deal, to round out the top three finishers of the night.
The points battle is going to come down to the final race of the year with the top 5 drivers all remaining close in points to each other.
Don’t miss the season finale December 12th. Come out and watch or come out and participate in the best indoor kart racing series in the Inland Empire at K1 Speed in Ontario, California.
Check out the rest of this season race schedule between all K1 Speed locations.
November kicks off Round 5 for the K1 Speed Challenge GP Race Series, and our Irvine location was the first to hold their event. The overall points battle is still a back and forth contest between drivers as they are all looking to take the overall top position for the race series at our OC location.
Qualifying remained as straight forward as possible, with drivers spacing themselves apart on our Super Track layout to give themselves some room with our electric race karts to lay down a fast lap without getting held up by other racers. Khalifa Alasiri was in his usual form taking the overall pole position from the other drivers running faster laps and a faster average than any of the other drivers participating that night.
C Main racers would start of the main events for the evening and this was a tight one with returning racer Rob Drew driving like a man on a mission not allowing anyone to challenge him for the number one spot on the podium. He would go wire to wire taking a well deserved win after many months of competing in our Challenge GP events. Steve Frame would take second place followed closely by Brandon Hayes who took third. The rest of the drivers would run closely behind them having their own battles back and forth vying for the next best position over the driver in front of them.
The B Main drivers were a mix of returning competitors mixed in with some new faces creating some exciting moments between the drivers as they battled for the top spot on the podium. Jason Foreman would take the win followed closely by well known GP participant Paul Ciralli. Alton Arnold who hasn’t been to a Challenge GP race in a few months made an appearance tonight and would round out the top three for the B Main
Closing out the racing for the night was the A Main drivers with the usual faces sitting up front for the drop of the green flag. This would be a great race to finish out the night as the middle of the pack would swap positions with some very clean and fast racing between Kirk Messe, Sergei Maffel, and Michael Tekstra. They were no match for the overall winner of the night Khalifa Alasiri who seemed to run away from everyone in his usual form. Toby Rodriguez held on to second place when the checkered flag was waived and John Tanaka would round out the top 3 on the podium for the night.
This was a great race for all and there is just one round of racing left for the K1 Speed Irvine location. The points battle is going to come down to the final race for the top 5 drivers and is going to be a night you won’t want to miss.
Check out the race schedule for all K1 Speed Challenge GP Locations online here –
K1 Speed in Torrance California held its fourth round of its Challenge GP race series this past Sunday with a mixed group of drivers all looking for that top spot on the podium. Qualifying was quick and straight forward with Matthew Widner taking the overall pole position for the night. Alton Arnold III would qualify just behind him in second and Derek Esquibel would hold down the third qualifying position after the second qualifying round.
Main event action for the night would be a back and forth battle between the entire field as drivers all worked to put down fast laps and try to out do one another and make thee way up to first place by the time the checkered flag had dropped. Pole sitter Matthew Widner would give up his position to Alton Arnold III by mid race and Alton never looked back taking the win for the night. Matthew would remain in second for the remainder of the race. Derek Esquibel was unable to hold his qualifying position for long as John Tanaka would ass him to round out the top three. Derek’s night would get worse as he later spun out dropping back to sixth position to finish out his night.
The Challenge GP race series is winding down and there are just two races left at our unique concrete surfaced facility in Carson California. Drivers are quickly learning what it takes to tame the technical race course and the overall points battle may just come down to the final race to determine who the overall points series winner will be for our Los Angeles location.
Don’t miss out on the last two races of the 2010 season for K1 Speed Torrance, offering the best in indoor kart racing in LA this is one place that is worth giving a try if you have not already.