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.
Attention all K1 Speed race fans coming this Sunday to Los Angeles – Round IV of the Challenge GP Race series will be at K1 Speed in Torrance California. The points battles are still close with 3 races left in 2010, the top spot is still up for grabs as the countdown for the overall champion at each location heats up. Sign-ups will begin at 630pm and racing will start at 7pm. Pricing is just $50 per person for 2 rounds of qualifying and a final main event round.
Check out the location info for K1 Speed in Torrance here -
Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and keep up to date on all K1 Speed events at all locations
Round four is in the books for K1 Speed Carlsbad as drivers took to San Diego’s top indoor kart racing facility looking to conquer the colder track conditions that have given new challenges to drivers over the past couple of weeks. Qualifying rounds remained smooth as drivers looked for the proper line. Right off the bat Jordan Robertson would lay down the fast lap of the night in the first qualifying session with a 28.352 second lap time to take the over all pole position. The other drivers were astounded as this young driver showed the crowd that there is still some speed to be found in these karts when the proper line is driven. Matt Merrill seemed to find a fast line as well but it wasn’t until the second qualifying session when he posted a 28.673 second lap time. Local resident Jon Simms, who has been working for the past three weeks to find the best way around the track posted a 28.779 second lap time to round out the top three overall qualifiers for the night.
B Main racing action would start out the main events for the evening, with a mixed group of returning racers along with some new faces to the Challenge GP series. Kirk Messe was on pole for the rolling green flag start followed by Johnny Miller with Stephen Robertson qualified in third. Kirk and Johnny would run away from the pack after three laps and they had their own battle back and forth. Kirk would lead for most of the race with Johnny sitting right on his back bumper. Kirk would get slightly sideways coming out of the hair-pin corner with 2 laps to go and Johnny would slip underneath, but his lead wouldn’t last long. Kirk found a hole and made a over-under move sticking the nose of his kart to the inside of Johnny, putting himself back in the lead with just one lap to go. Kirk held on to take first and Johnny would end up in second literally right on Kirks back bumper. The second battle going on was for third, as Stephen was going back and fourth with fifth and sixth place qualifiers Jared Thomas and Waylen Quarles. As this was going on seventh place qualifier Ricardo Macedo had a front row seat for all the action and half way through the race would begin making his move around the other drivers to the front. By the time the checkered flag dropped he had worked his way up to third, dropping Stephen down to fourth, with Jared and Waylen freight training behind Stephen as they all crossed the finish line together.
The A main would close out the night with a tight group of drivers freight training themselves down the front straight on the green flag rolling start. Pole sitter Jordan Robertson would have his work cut out for him with Matt Merrill and Jon Simms sitting off Jordan’s back bumper for a majority of the race. The group stayed in their qualifying order with just a few laps left when Matt would get by Jordan on the front straight. Jon Simms would follow Matt’s lead but he wouldn’t remain in second for long as he went too wide with just 2 laps to go and got sideways collecting Chip Graham and Connor Booth, allowing Jordan to to pull away with Justin Tolman and Ivan Maric in tow. Justin would catch and pass Jordan with one lap to go and all Jordan had to do was run a tight protective line to remain in third. With one corner to go Ivan, dove to the inside of Jordan as he came off a bit too wide, giving Ivan just enough room to slip by on the front straight with a crowd of on lookers cheering at the pass that awarded Ivan a third place finish, as he came from the back of the pack where he started in seventh at the start of the race.
This was a great night for all that attended, and with just a couple of races left to go in the season for the North San Diego location, the overall points leaders for the season is going to come down to the last couple of events. With the best indoor kart racing competition offered in San Diego, K1 Speed Carlsbad is the place to go to get your high speed racing fix.
Come out to our next event November 21st and take on the challenging track configuration with our electric racing karts. Check out the rules and race dates here -
Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and stay on top of all upcoming K1 Speed events
Attention all K1 Speed race fans coming this Sunday to San Diego – Round IV of the Challenge GP Race series will be at K1 Speed in Carlsbad California. The points battles are still close with 3 races left in 2010, the top spot is still up for grabs as the countdown for the overall champion at each location heats up. Sign-ups will begin at 630pm and racing will start at 7pm. Pricing is just $50 per person for 2 rounds of qualifying and a final main event round.
K1 Speed in San Bernardino held the fourth round of its Challenge GP race series this past Sunday with a few new faces in attendance to mix things up a bit in the point chase for the season. Qualifying was a straight forward on the Super-Track configuration with Tyler Pope taking the pole position for the main with a 54.581 second lap time. He was followed by Matt Shane who ran a 55.365 second lap, and rounding out the top three qualifying positions was John Perry who was able to qualify within 5 tenths of a second from Matt running a 55.811 second lap time.
The single main event session of the night would be a full one, with Tyler bringing the pack around for the green flag rolling start. He would go wire to wire taking the checkered flag and posting fast lap times consistently enough to not worry about the other drivers making repeated efforts to catch him. Second place qualifier Matt Shane would fall back to third as he was passed by Nicholas Sima who made an early move on Matt to take second. Third place qualifier John Perry would fall back a position as well finishing out the night in fourth.
With round four in the books, the points chase is going to come down to the last couple of rounds giving an equal opportunity to the top 5 drivers in points contention to take the top overall spot at the end of the series in December. Don’t miss out on all the race action with the best indoor kart racing facility in the Inland Empire at K1 SPeed Ontario.
Follow us online with our Facebook page and keep up to date with all upcoming events
Attention all K1 Speed race fans coming this Sunday to the Inland Empire AND Redmond Washington – Round IV of the Challenge GP Race series will be at K1 Speed in Ontario and K1 Speed in Seattle. The points battles are still close with 3 races left in 2010, the top spot is still up for grabs as the countdown for the overall champion at each location heats up. Sign-ups at either location will begin at 630pm and racing will start at 7pm. Pricing is just $50 per person for 2 rounds of qualifying and a final main event round.
For K1 Speed Ontario location and direction info follow this link
For K1 Speed located in Seattle location info and directions follow this link
Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and keep up to date on all K1 Speed events at all locations
Round 4 of the Challenge GP Race Series for K1 Speed located right in the heart of the OC in Irvine California, was held this past Sunday hosting a large group of indoor kart racers all looking to take the top spot on the podium. With a number of new faces on hand all working to lay down a fast lap in qualifying, the battle for the overall pole position would be close all throughout the qualifying sessions. Khalifa Alasiri would take the number one qualifying spot for the night with a 42.270 second lap time on the Super-Track layout giving him the ideal starting position for the A Main.
The C main would start off the night of final rounds with a lot of new faces on hand all looking to put themselves on the podium for the night. Sergei Maffei stole the show going wire to wire from the rolling green flag start to take the checkered flag and the C main win. He was followed by Kirk Feldkamp finishing out the night in second place and Chris Weiland would wind out the top three finishing in third.
B main race action was up next and they seemed to have the smoothest driving session of the night. Pole sitter John Perry proved to be unstoppable as he immediately pulled away from the pack and never looked back. Kirk Messe was out to show what he can really do, and worked his way up to second place finish by the time the checkered flag dropped picking just the right moments to make his passes on unsuspecting drivers. A new face on the podium was Drew Hagestad who worked his way into third and made a solid stand to remain there till the checkered flag dropped.
Some of the most aggressive driving to date seemed to be the best way to describe the A Main as drivers traded positions back and forth with each other. Overall pole position winner Kahlifia Alasiri stood his ground and was able to take the overall win for the night. Toby Rodriguez would take second place for the night after accidentally putting Edward Bergenholtz into the wall on the last lap. Ed was able to recover quickly enough to take third rounding out the top three on the podium. Jonathan Wright had an unfortunate race incident trying to make a move going 3 wide into a 2 lane corner and ended up into a barrier and ultimately finishing out the rest of the night watching from the bleachers. The rest of the group had so many position changes back and forth with each other we lost count of how many drivers mid pack went up and down in position.
With round 4 in the books and just 2 races remaining for the 2010 season at K1 Speed in Irvine the points battle is still close. Our Super-Track configuration is the largest and best indoor kart racing facility in Orange County California, giving Irvine residents some of the toughest competition to race against.
Come out to participate in round 5 November 7th and see if you have what it takes to get yourself on the podium.
Check out all the Challenge GP rules and upcoming race dates here
Follow all upcoming events on our Facebook Page
K1 Speed in Torrance California, hosted their third Challenge GP race of the six race series this past Sunday to a full group of racing enthusiasts. The unique concrete racing surface requires drivers to remain on top of their game if they want to be able to stay competitive with this fast paced group of drivers. Qualifying stayed consistent as Michael Arnold would take the overall pole position with a single lap time of 26.641 seconds over Matthew Widner who qualified second with a 26.756 second lap time. Well known GP Participant John Tanaka qualified third for the A main with a 26.787 just a hundredths of a second off Matt’s pace.
The B main would start off the main events for the night with Ken Stewart starting on pole, followed by Paul Ciralli and Josh Smith. The rolling start saw Ken walk away from the group quickly and he never looked back, taking the win in this feature. Paul was unable to gain any ground on Ken but he thankfully did not give up any either to the other drivers remaining in second and finishing the same way he qualified respectfully. Josh Smith would follow Ciralli’s lead but was unable to keep up with Paul’s driving abilities, finishing out the night in third to round out the top three on the podium.
A main racing action had the same results practically with the pole sitter Michael Arnold going wire to wire taking the checkered flag for the win. Matthew Widner remained in his second place starting position and worked all 16 laps to keep anyone from passing him, rewarding him with a second place finish to end his night. John Tanaka would do the same, starting in third for the main and finishing in his same position as he started to cap of the top three finishers. Most of the race battles were mid-field as seventh place qualifier John Perry would take all 16 laps to work his way up to a 4th place finish overall, coming within a few tenths of a second from catching John.
Come out to Round IV of the Challenge GP series for K1 Speed Torrance October 24th and join in on all the racing action. See all official rules and race dates for each location on our main web page.
Stay on top of all K1 Speed events by becoming a fan on Facebook