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ATTENTION K1 RACERS! – Come to K1 Speed located in Carlsbad, California this Sunday September 19th for Round III of our Challenge GP Race Series. This points battle is starting to heat up, and this is one race you wont want to miss. This marks the half-way point for our six race series.

Sign-ups will begin at 630pm Sunday evening and racing will begin at 7pm.

Cost is $50 per driver, for 2 qualifying rounds and one main event round.

Check out the rules and upcoming dates for all locations

It was a smooth night of racing at K1 Speed Ontario this past Sunday during the Challenge GP Race. Round three, in the six race series kicked off the night with qualifying, and Jonathan Wright taking the overall pole position with a 53.80 second lap. Tyler Pope held onto the second overall qualifying position with a 54.00 second lap, and Matt Shane took the third qualifying spot with a 54.32 second lap.

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B Main race action would start off the main events of the night with Jesse Silva leading the group for the green flag rolling start followed by Justin Daugherty and Derek Donaldson holding onto the third starting position. Jesse would maintain his lead for the entire race going un-challenged to take the win. Justin and Derek were not as lucky, falling back to mid pack and unable to recover. Tyler Deal would work his way up to second place at the drop of the checkered flag followed by Matthew Yoakum to round out the top three on the podium.

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The A Main would close out the night with most of the racing action happening right at the drop of the green flag, as Tyler Pope who was qualified in second, timed the start just right and got to the inside of Jonathan Wright who was on pole and never looked back as he took the lead. Tyler would run away from the group and take the top spot on the podium. Jonathan unfortunately dropped back to fourth to finish out the night. Third place qualifier Matt Shane would remain in third place, as he was passed by John Perry who would take second place.

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This was a great night, and this marked the half way point for this six race series. The points championship is still up for grabs and anyone could take the top spot by December. Come out and take a chance on our Super-Track layout, with the best in indoor kart racing in the Inland Empire.

Be sure to stay on top of our schedule as our next race is October 10th, you can also follow our schedule online here

ATTENTION K1 RACERS! – Come to K1 Speed in Seattle Washington this Sunday September 12th for Round II of our Challenge GP Race Series. This points battle is starting to heat up, and this is one race you wont want to miss. Sign-ups will begin at 630pm Sunday evening and racing will begin at 7pm.

Cost is $50 per driver, for 2 qualifying rounds and one main event round.

Check out the rules and upcoming dates for all locations here

Come to K1 Speed in Ontario California this Sunday September 12th for Round III of our Challenge GP Race Series. This marks the half way point for our Super-Track configuration layout and the points battle is close. Sign-ups will begin at 630pm Sunday evening and racing will begin at 7pm.

Cost is $50 per driver, for 2 qualifing rounds and one main event round.

Check out the rules and upcoming dates for all locations here

K1 Speed held its third round of its Challenge GP race series this past Sunday, with a packed house of drivers on hand all vying for the top spot on the podium, this was a great event. Qualifying would keep on an even keel, as the lottery system was used for deciding what drivers would be in what kart. Drivers pulled a number from a hat and the corresponding number determined what starting position drivers had for the qualifying rounds. With the random draw system being used this put the drivers abilities to the test. Khalifa Alasiri would take the over all pole position with a 41.967 second single lap time on the Super-track configuration layout. The Super-track configuration only gives drivers 7 laps to lay down a good qualifying time so drivers were pushed further to take the karts to their limits.

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A main race action would start the main events for the night, and once again Khalifa Alasiri would take the first place at the checkered flag with an unbeatable show stopping race. He drove away from the rest of the pack, with Toby Rodriguez running a good second behind him. Khalifa was unstoppable today so kudos to him. Young man Connor O’brein is a force to be reckon with, with an 3rd place finish. Watch out champs, a new kids in town. Familiar faces John Tanaka finished a respectable 6th place, and Kirk Meese got bumped into to the 10th position after a hard fought race to get up into the top 5.

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The B main drivers closed out the night with a heart stopping event as Jon Simms and Steven Bordeaux finishing 1 and 2, after a good battle back and forth. It’s good to see Steven in the podium spot. Steven has been racing with us for some time now and looks like his patience is paying off on the Super-Track layout. A new face to the scene and a young driver Danny Molineda, would finish out in third. There was an intense battle with Brad Drew and Steven Jasinski hot on his bumper the entire race. Danny had no other choice but to defend his line. A nail biter till the end with Danny inching his past Brad Drew to take the 3rd place position. Great racing!!

This was a great night of racing for all, don’t miss out on round IV October 3rd!

K1 Speed in Torrance California, held its second Challenge GP race this past Sunday playing host to a packed house full of drivers, all looking for that number one podium spot. Qualifying remained straight forward as the usual faces took to the concrete surfaced track an showed their driving abilities are just as good on the slick track as they are on asphalt. John Tanaka would take the overall pole position for the night posting a 26.642 second lap time. He was followed by Edward Bergenholtz posting a 26.644 second lap time and Tyler Pope would close out the top 3 qualifiers with a 26.88 second lap.

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The C Main drivers would start out the main events of the evening, with Jon Fitzsimmons on pole for the rolling start. Jon brought the group around followed closely by Ryan Widner in second, and Christopher Burrows in third. Jon would pull away at the start and the pack would separate out early leaving Ryan and Christopher comfortably in their qualifying positions. At the checkered flag Jon would take the win, followed by Ryan and Christopher staying in their qualifying positions respectively in second and third.

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B main race action saw many familiar faces including Khalifa Alasiri who was on pole with a 26.885 second lap, just missing the A main by a few thousandths of a second. Brandon Cruz was just behind Khalifa in second and Tyler Bryant was qualified in third. The green flag would come down and Khalifa would run away from the pack in his usual fashion. The battle for second and third was pretty amazing to watch. Brandon would drop down to 5th and was unable to regain any positions, Tyler moved up into second position and Paul Ciralli would come from a 7th place starting position, to work his way up to third. The podium would see Khalifa in the top spot with Tyler and Paul in second and third to finish out the B main for the night.

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A main race action would start with John Tanaka leading the group around for the green flag rolling start and would go unchallenged for 16 laps to take the overall win for the night. Edward Bergenholtz, who has really started to come up on his kart racing game, would finish in second in the same position he qualified in, and Tyler Pope would do the same finishing in third.

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This was a great night of racing for all involved, the concrete surface creates a different and unique racing experience for drivers looking for a new challenge around each corner. Come into our Carson based location and see what this facility has to offer.

Don’t miss out on round III coming September 26th.

Coming this Sunday August 29th to K1 Speed in Torrance, right in the heart of Los Angeles is Round II of the Challenge GP Race series for the second half of 2010. The concrete surfaced layout of our Torrance location offers a unique challenging course for drivers to compete on. The points series is just starting to heat up and its any ones game for who will be the overall points leader.

Sign ups start at 630pm and racing will start at 7pm. Cost is $50 that’s a $10 off regular Grand Prix pricing per person to compete, and it is open to drivers 18 years of age and older.

See the schedule for all Challenge GP events here

K1 Speed Carlsbad held round two of its Challenge GP Race series this past Sunday. A packed house full of some of San Diego’s top indoor kart drivers with a good mix of Los Angeles racers were all chasing after the top qualifying spot in the A Main. It wasn’t until round 2 when the drivers really started to get into their groove, and Shawn Walker would be the man of the evening, posting a very fast 27.825 second single lap time, almost breaking the current lap record of 27.80 seconds. The rest of the group kept qualifying pretty straight forward and most of the racing action came down to the main events.

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The B Main would start off the night with new comer to the GP series Justin Cope on pole followed by local resident Jon Simms and Stephen Robertson in third. Justin brought the group around for the green flag rolling start and was able to hang on to the lead for the first couple of laps but it was long before Jon and Stephen were able to find a more consistent way around the track, Justin would end up getting sideways out of the hair pin corner and that’s where Jon was able to make his move and take over the lead and he never looked back. Stephen followed Jon’s line and got around Justin and the rest of the pack stayed in tow working to try to catch the top 3 but it wasn’t going to happen. Jon would take the win followed by Stephen in second and Justin would finish out in third.

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A Main drivers took to the track with pole sitter Shawn Walker leading the group and when the green flag dropped it wasn’t long before everyone was freight training with each other all trying to find some room to pass on the driver in front of them. Eventually something had to give and a few drivers found them selves getting ping-ponged between each other. The group would spread out a bit, but unfortunately for Shawn he had lost a number of positions and dropped to the back. Thomas Litton was right there to take advantage followed by Matt Merrill with Jordan Robertson making his way through the field. Shawn was able to get his kart swapped out since it was starting to slow down, but it was too late and he had to settle for finishing in the back of the pack after the re-start. It looked as though Matt may be able to hold pace with Thomas, but Thomas seemed to have the fast line dialed and he pulled away from Matt finding a quicker way through some of the more technical sections. Thomas would end up coming out on top, followed by Matt Merrill in second. Jordan ended up dropping back a few spots after doing some rubbing with Kirk Messse. Kirk and Jordan seem to have a magnetic attraction when they are racing close cause both of them seem to get into trouble when they get within a few feet of each other. Justin Davenport would wind up in third with the hard charging David Messimer following closely in 4th.

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K1 Speed in Carlsbad offers the best indoor kart racing in San Diego with our technical track layout offering multiple spots to pass around the course, drivers are finding the good line and getting faster each week.

Don’t miss out on our next Challenge GP race at K1 Carlsbad September 19th and join in on the racing action.

K1 Speed in Ontario ran the latest installment of our standard direction, Super-track Challenge GP this past Sunday. Qualifying remained straight forward, as up and comer Tyler Pope held on for a second straight month to his first place throne, finishing in first after qualifying in with a time of: 54.29. Trailing Tyler by tenths of a second for the entire night was Jonathan Wright who placed second, after qualifying with a time of: 54.47. The heated competition came in the fight for that 3rd spot on the podium. Joon Maeng qualified in third with a time of 54.81, followed closely by Matt Shane and John Perry. Matt lost position early, and John and Joon battled fiercely for that 3rd place trophy, but a clutch move by John Perry during the 5th lap landed him in the 3rd place spot, and he held on to finish out the top 3.

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Congratulations to our top 3 finishers and to all of our competitors for a great event!

Don’t miss round 3 coming September 12th, our Super-track configuration is the most challenging technical indoor kart track in the Inland Empire, giving racers the best competition in the area.

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K1 Speed in Seattle Washington hosted round one of their Challenge GP Race series last Sunday. The season opener brought on new challenges with the recent track changes, making drivers work for the number one qualifying spot. Luke Hopton took the top qualifying spot with a 17.347 second lap time, he was followed by Thomas Kraft with a 17.72 second lap time. Saundra Price took the third qualifying position with a 17.936 second lap time.

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The main event for the night was pretty straight laced. The green flag rolling start brought the drivers down the main straight away in freight train fashion and it would stay that way the entire race with Luke taking the win followed by Thomas and Saundra finishing in the same positions they qualified in.

The season opener is just the beginning of this six race series, and will five more rounds to go this could be any ones game for the overall points leader.

Don’t miss round II on September 12th, which drivers will be battling it out again for the top spot on the podium.

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