Theo Mechain and Garrett Foss came in to the final round seperated by just four points, and as the two had traded wins all season no one really knew what would happen. When it came time to race, mainly those who were fighting for points and prizes had shown, and as qualifying came to a close it was actually RJ Napitupulu who would come away with the fastest time of 16.704 and take the bonus points. The main event however, was surprisingly mellow considering. The main event win would go to Garrett Foss who led from wire to wire, Napitupulu was on his bumper and applying pressure for the duration of the race, but was never quite able to find the room to get by and would take home 2nd. Behind them, Dana Glenn and Theo Mechain battled back and forth late with Mechain eventually able to edge out Dana for 3rd. The win would give Garrett Foss the championship, but it was not without a season long fight. Theo Mechain would snag 2nd overall in points, coming from a rather large gap at one point, to nearly being able to win it all. Surely he will be a contender in the coming seasons. Last years champ, Dana Glenn would take 3rd overall in points after missing a couple rounds due to other commitments, which is still a great finish. Thanks to everyone who came out and raced with us for season one of 2013. It was a good one!
This was an intense race between PHX regular Mikey Krescanko and Cole Loftsgard with only the podium finish on their mind. As the green flag goes Mikey was off to a good start battling it out with Cole. It was a neck to neck battle between the two, till lap the last 2 laps when Mikey pull away from Cole. Mikey was able to protect his position till the checked flag.
Robert Kane won the overall champion for the first leg of the season with 34 points, followed by Cole Loftsgard with 20 points and Mikey Krescanko for third with 12 points.
Season 1 is in the books with Justyn Cox in 1st followed by Garett Peterson in 2nd and Mario Castellanos in 3rd place.
We look forward to seeing everyone for season 2.
Season points leader Sasha Rigaud won the qualifier and went on to win the final and season. Tim Dobbs made a come back starting in 7th position to take fourth and nearly passed Douglas Friar on the last lap for the third place.
We look forward to seeing everyone back for Season 2!
The season ending Main Event was fast and clean. With a possible 4 racers in contention for the season’s overall points championship, Reese Williams did all he could do by winning the race at hand. He put up the best lap time in the qualifiers to take the poll and from there he never looked back. He beat last month’s GP winner Sean Gosset by a narrow 1.623 sec margin, followed by Darrin Wicken, who took home the 3rd place honors. The overall points leader coming into last nights event, Ted Smith, did just enough to win the GP Overall Points Championship by only 2 points!! Sean Gosset finished 2nd overall, followed by Timmy Palmer, Ignacio Martinez and Reese Williams.
We look forward to next season’s GP starting next month. Stay tuned for details.
In the first qualifier Scott Borgia locks in his 1st place spot right from the start with Jonathan close behind. The top 3 in this race were Scott, Jonathan, and Nick.
The racers took off with a competitive energy. In the third lap Scott took a strong lead being the first to get in the 23s but he was closely followed by Jonathan and Roddy. With only 7 laps left Nick takes third place from Jonathan. It was a very close race with all the top 4 racers getting times within the 23s. The race ended with Scott in first, Roddy in second, Nick in third, and Jonathan in fourth.
In the final Scott quickly secures a strong lead. A newcomer to the league, Alex Velasco, raced smart and tailed Scott, but he was closely followed by Jonathan and Roddy. With only four laps left Alex takes the lead from Scott by swiftly passing him on a turn. In the last two laps Jonathan passed Scott, maneuvering himself into second. With only seconds left in the race Roddy took third. Surprise newcomer Alex took first in the last race of this season with Jonathan and Roddy taking second and third place. It was an exciting race that proved that the with enough skill, thought and luck, the final can be anyone’s race.
Season 1 of the Challenge GP at K1 Speed San Francisco is in the books. Mike was the top qualifier and really proved himself in the final race. He was on the 5th place on the 1st qualifer, 2nd place on the 2nd qualifier. On the 3rd lap of the final race, it was looking like he was going to get passed by Tom Flanders, but he was able to remain in the 1st position. At the final turn, Mike race his left hand and said “Yes” i did it!!! knowing that these race was only his 2nd time visit here in K1. We had a great turnout for the new season with Leo Montero taking 1st followed by Rick Kane in 2nd and Tom Flanders in 3rd.
We look forward to seeing new faces and more racers return for the second season.
We had a very exciting 6th and final race for Carlsbad’s 1st Challenge GP season. There were moves that were made in this race that stunted some driver’s final points totals and helped others climb ahead of the competition. Brandon Walsh qualified with the fastest time and was able to start and finish in the top spot because of this. The battle for 2nd and 3rd lasted the entire race between Charles, Benjamin and Paige following closely behind. In the first half of the heat KC was spun out sending him from 4th all the way back to 7th. He impressively was able to climb back up a couple spots and secure a 5th place finish. Although he came in 5th for this race, the points he accumulated gave him just the nudge he needed to win overall for season 1′s Challenge GP.
Jonathan quickly took the lead in the first qualifier followed closely by James and Scott. In the fourth lap Jonathan was passed by James. Roddy was close behind in fourth place. With only 6 laps left Brian took fourth place from Roddy and Jonathan took first place from James. In Lap 13 Scott took first place and the race finished up with Scott in first Jonathan in second and Brian in third.
It wasn’t until about the third lap that everyone finally started settling into their places. Scott, Roddy, and James quickly took first second and third closely followed by Kevin in fourth. With only three laps left Roddy is the first and only racer in this qualifier to hit a 23, taking the lead from Scott. The race finished with Roddy coming in first, Scott in Second, and James in third.
The top four lineup for the final race was Roddy, Scott, Jonathan, and James. As they took off Roddy was spun out before completing his first lap. That left Scott in the lead trailed by Jonathan and James. With nine laps left James passed Jonathan. Roddy who had been put in last place after the spin out was not going to settle for that and passes Richard to take seventh place with only three laps left. It was an exciting and close race that left Scott in first, James in second, and Jonathan in third.