The Challenge GP Junior/Youth race league rolled into K1 Speed’s North San Diego location this past Tuesday with a number of young racers on hand to take on the best in indoor kart racing. With the K1 Speed Carlsbad location known for their high-speed layouts, this was going to be a great night of competition for the drivers on hand. The single race qualifying format gave drivers 12 laps to put down their quickest single best lap time. Miles Duncan would take the top honors with a 33.04 second lap time to grab the pole position and set the pace for the rest of the field.
Once qualifying was done the young racers would be set on the grid in true Formula-1 style fashion for a standing start format. Once the green flag came up the entire field made a hard charge for the first corner making for some tight racing between the young competitors proving that even the younger racers are just as capable as the adults at making competitive lap times. The field would mostly stay in the qualifying positions aside from the pole setter who had a mid race incident which forced him to the back of the field to which he was unable to recover. The field would be shown the checkered flag with Shaun Deniston taking the win, followed by Dray Irizarry in second and Blake Lieber rounding out the top three in third.
With a great race in the books for the K1 Speed location in Carlsbad, California drivers will be looking to the rest of the season with just two races to go and a chance at the overall points championship on the line, just about any driver could wind up the overall winner of the Challenge GP Junior/Youth race series at the San Diego location. Come out to our next race April 3rd and let your young racer compete with the best indoor kart drivers at K1 Speed Carlsbad!
The best in indoor kart racing for young racers can be found in the bay-area with K1 Speed located in Santa Clara, California. A large number of young drivers were on hand this past Tuesday to fill up the Junior league run group with just a small number of drivers making up the youth division. Qualifying would be quick with the single race format setting up drivers for their main events by their single best lap time and set the fields for each class. In the Junior division (drivers 4′-4’10″) Jovy Levin would take the pole position over the rest of the field, while Tommy McCarthy would take the pole position in the youth league (drivers 4’10″ and bigger).
With the fields set the youth drivers would be out on track first for their main event to start off the evenings racing. With Tommy on pole he would lead the field into turn one at the drop of the green flag on the Formula-1 style standing start Curtis Reitmeir would be on Tommy’s back bumper quickly and would pressure McCarthy for the duration of the race. Both drivers put on a great battle back and forth and a slight wiggle coming out of a corner forced Tommy to lose momentum and allowed Curtis to find his way around. Curtis would hold off Tommy and go on to take the win with Curtis having to settle for second place.
The Junior division would close out the night with a bit large field of drivers on hand. Top qualifier Jovy Levin would get a great jump on the start and take advantage of getting into clean air early, but a couple of mishaps allowed a few drivers to get around him and he was moved back a few positions. Current points leader for the class Famous II Rhodes would make a great run coming from a sixth place starting position and working his way through the field to the front to take the lead. Peyton Sias and Wesley Cole had a great battle back and forth in the second and third place positions for the entire race putting on a great show for the spectators on hand. With the checkered flag coming out drivers made a push for a better position but would close out the night with where they stood. Famous II Rhodes would go on to take the win for the night with Peyton Sias in second and Wesley Cole would round out the top three on the podium.
With a great closing to the second round of the of the Junior/Youth Challenge GP Race league young racers will be looking to the last two races in the series and to make a run on the overall championship points standings. come out to our next race April 3rd and come race in the best indoor kart racing series for young drivers in Nor-Cal with K1 Speed in Santa Clara!
The Inland Empire in Southern California is the place for indoor kart racing action and K1 Speed in Ontario, California is right in the center of it all just a few minutes down the road for California Speedway in Fontana. With the Junior/Youth Challenge GP race series rolling into their second race of the season for the San Bernardino location this past Tuesday night, with a handful of young capable drivers all looking for a podium finish. Qualifying looked like a regular Challenge GP race with the younger drivers all sitting within about a second of each other once qualifying was done. Kasey Gills would take the top spot by qualifying on pole with a 31.593 second lap time which is and extremely fast lap time for the Ontario K1 Speed location.
With the field set for the final drivers would be set up on the grid for their standing start format and put on quite a display of driving skill. The field would remain tight till lap 7 when Tucker Turner would push wide coming out of the trun leaving the door open for the field to sneak by on the inside. The rest of the field would be in a tight battel with Tucker working to stay on the back bumper of Devin Rees but would have to settle for 5th to finish out his night. With the laps winding down Kasey Gills would see the checkered flag having gone wire to wire to take the win, followed by Adam Klumpp who came from a fourth place starting position to take second and Noah Martinez would close out the top three in third.
The half way point for the first have of the Junior/Youth Challenge GP race series is in the books for the K1 Speed Inland Empire location and the championship points battle is going to come down to the final rounds of racing. Join us on April 3rd for the third round of racing and come out and compete int eh best indoor kart racing competition with K1 Speed in Ontario, California.
The best in Junior and Youth racing were on hand at K1 Speed in Anaheim in North Orange County this last Tuesday for the second round of the Junior/Youth Challenge GP race series. The K1 Speed Anaheim location is the original location for the Junior league race series and the talent is unsurpassed as the young drivers up there really know how to lap down a fast lap or two. Multiple drivers would make up both the Junior (drivers 4′-4’10″) and Youth (drivers 4′ and up) fields to make for a great night of racing. In the Junior league, the qualifying pace would be set early on as Christina Timple showed his experience shine by taking the pole position for the nights main event with a 33.634 second lap time. The Youth class of drivers would see Trevor Buongiorno taking the pole position by over a second on the rest of the field with a single lap time of 28.49 seconds.
With the fields set, it would be the Junior drivers out on track first with a great battle between the top three drivers. Pole setter Christian Timple would have his work cut out for him early on as pressure from Tyler Thayer-Pham would get the best of him. Tyler would find as way around and move up into the lead half way through the race. Ryan Smith would sit back and wait for his chance to make a move up in position, but it never came as Christian would run a pretty tight line for the duration for the race not allowing Smith to sneak by. The checkered flag would come out and Tyler Thayer-Pham would take the win, Christian Timple would hang onto second and Ryan Smith would remain in third respectfully to cap off the top three in the class on the podium.
The night would close out with the youth drivers on track with a great run group, lead by top qualifier Trevor Buongiorno. Bryce Raygor would stay hot on Trevor’s back bumper pressuring him around the track looking for a chance to get bay and over take the lead. The rest of the field was in a battle all on their own with Kaitlyn Rossi hanging onto third over the rest of the field that were all looking for a fast line around the track in a effort to catch the top three. The checkered flag would come out and Trevor Buongiorno would go on to take the win with Bryce Raygor taking second, and Kaitlyn Rossi would hold out in third to round out the top three in class.
The dust has settled and the half way mark has passed for the Junior/Youth Challenge GP race league at K1 Speed in Anaheim California, and the championship points battle is starting to heat up. Drivers are all after a podium appearance and a chance to take an over all top spot in the championship points chase. Come out to our next race April 3rd and check out the best in indoor kart racing action for younger racers with K1 Speed in Anaheim, California!
Its that time again as the K1 Speed Junior League Race Series will be heading to round two next week March 6th at multiple K1 Speed locations. The very popular Junior/Youth league is geared towards the younger generation of indoor kart racers and preps them for the next step heading into the world of competitive kart racing. Entry fee is just $40.00 per driver per event and races are ran with the Mini GP style format with a single qualifying race that will place drivers in their starting positions according to their best single lap time. Drivers will be placed by height requirements in either the Junior or Adult karts. This is an all run event and open to all skill levels and experiences, some come out to your favorite K1 Speed location March 6th and see what the Junior/Youth race league is all about!
The Junior and Youth K1 Speed Challenge GP race series kicked off this week at a number of K1 Speed locations and the Inland Empire had a number of drivers on hand in the youth group to help start off their race season. Drivers were definitely excited to see the Junior league back in full swing this year and everyone showed their abilities to go after a podium finish. Qualifying was a single race format placing drivers in the main event according to their lap times. Kasey Gills would top the field with a fast lap of 33.028 to set up the main.
Drivers would line up for a Formula 1 standing start to finish out the night and Kasey would lead the field into turn one and the group would remain tight to turn three when 3rd place qualifier Devin Rees would spin and loose some ground to Kasey and 2nd place driver Tucker Turner who was sticking close to Kasey. Devin would regain some ground but it wouldn’t be enough to catch the front runners. Tucker would make a run from the front but unfortunately an aggressive move into a corner caused him to get sideways and Kasey would have a unchallenged run for the checkered flag. The Top three would finish out with Kasey Gills taking the win Tucker Turner was able to remain in second just edging out the charging Devin Rees who had caught up from a 20 second gap that he had from the spin he had at the beginning of the race.
This was a great start to the season and everyone had a great time. Come out to our next race on March 6th and come check out the San Bernardino’s ONLY Junior/Youth karting race series at K1 Speed in Ontario.
K1 Speed in Phoenix, Arizona is the place to race and the K1 Speed Junior/Youth Challenge GP race series is back for 2012 at the best indoor kart racing facility in the Southwest. A large number of drivers were on hand to start off the 2012 race season for both the Youth class (adult karts) and Junior class (kid karts) with a number of drivers showing they have what it takes to make a podium appearance. Qualifying would be a single race giving drivers the opportunity to post the best possible lap time for positions and set the fields for the nights main events. The top qualifiers would have their work cut out for them after the dust cleared with Jace Boon leading the field in the kid karts with a fast lap of 32.458 seconds and Ian Morse would grab the pole position in the Youth class with a lap time of 27.849 seconds setting the pace for the field.
The Junior class would be out on track first for their main event with Jace Boon on pole to lead the field into turn one on the Formula 1 style start. Alexander Lynch would follow closely to battle with Jace while the rest of the field fell in line to set the pace. Both drivers would take each-other out within a few turns leaving the door open for Jarrett Anderson and Cale Kamierczak to take over the top two spots and battle with each-other for the lead. Jarrett would get loose late in the race giving up the lead to Cale who swung wide to avoid Jarrett, Jarrett would end up dropping down to 8th to finish out his night. Cale would be followed by Marcus Finks who was moving up in the field to take over the second spot, meanwhile Alexander had recovered from his early race incident moving from 10th up to 4th. to finish out his night. The top three would end up being Cale Kamierczak taking the win followed by Marcus Finks in second with Jory Boon closing out the top three.
Youth class (adult karts) would finish out the night with most of the action happening between 2nd and 3rd place once the green flag dropped on the Formula 1 style standing start. Pole setter Ian Morse would get out into clean air early and take advantage of an open track to put some distance between him and the rest of the field. Meanwhile Drew Anderson who was in 2nd place and Cahlei Schildts in 3rd would put on a show for everyone to watch. The only other action would be Chris Tabares spending most of the race trying to move around drivers and making his way to third but spun out when he wasn’t able to make it stock and he would drop back to 5th to close out his night. The rest of the field would look like they were happy with where they were and the top three would finish out with Ian Morse taking the win with Drew Anderson finishing in second and Cahlei Schildts rounding out the top three on the podium.
With a great kick off to the 2012 race season for the Junior/Youth league in Phoenix, Arizona this is going to be the place to race this season for the younger generation of racers. Come out for our next race March 6th and see what the action is all about.
The originators of the K1 Speed Junior/Youth Challenge GP race series hosted round one this past week, starting off their 2012 race season for the young drivers at K1 Speed in Anaheim, California. A packed house would field both Junior (kid karts) and Youth (adult karts) for some great racing action for everyone on hand. With a single qualifying race setting the main events the fields would battle back and forth for the top qualifying spot. Christian Timple would edge out the field in the Junior class posting a 34.175 second lap time to take the pole position. Trevor Buongiorno would take the pole position in the Youth class with a single lap time of 28.66 seconds and set the pace for a fast field of young drivers.
The Junior drivers would be out on track first for their main event and stayed evenly paced for the full race. The top three drivers would finish out their night in the qualifying positions respectfully with Christina Timple going unchallenged for the win. He was followed by Tyler Thayer-Pham in second and Leonard Ploszaj would round out the top three to cap off the class.
Youth class drivers would close out the night and the race to watch was between the top two in the field, pole setter Trevor Buongiorno and Bryce Raygor. Trevor would end up going wire to wire for the win and Bryce sticking to him waiting to make his move but was unable to find the right time to get around Trevor. That placed third position driver Kaitlyn Rossi and fourth position Alizae Arbona in a tight battle for the remaining spot on the podium. Kaitlyn would end up rounding out the top three with Alizae sitting just off Kaitlyn’s back bumper.
This was a great kick off to the 2012 Junior/Youth league Challenge GP race series with more excitement to come as the season progresses. Our next race is March 6th, and is open to young drivers of all skill levels. Come out and check out some of the best young racing action in Orange County with K1 Speed in Anaheim, California.
ATTENTION JUNIOR AND TEEN RACERS! The K1 Speed Junior League Challenge GP race series is back in full swing for 2012 with more participating locations and a more full schedule. We’ve made some changes for this years series as it mirrors much of the Challenge GP race series for the adults at the various locations. Starting February 7th, the season will kick off with seven K1 Speed locations participating in the first half of the series. Each race of the season will be on the first Tuesday of each month with sign-ups beginning at 530PM and qualifying racing to begin at 6PM. Drivers will be grouped according to size – anyone that is under 4′ to 4’9″ will be in the junior sized karts, anyone that is 4’10″ and over will be in the adult sized karts. Both groups will be held on the same night but on track at different times. The series main races will be Mini Grand Prix style races with a 1 race qualifier for the best lap time, and a 1 race main event to determine the overall winner based on position.
Entry fee per driver is $40 per event, and we are going to be awarding points for the overall points championship based on the finishing order of each driver in the main which will go to the points championship. The season is a couple of weeks away so get ready to come out and race starting February 7th at one of the participating locations in Southern California, the South-West, in Nor-Cal, or at our South Florida location!
K1 Speed in Carlsbad,California wrapped up their Junior League Challenge GP Race Series last week with a number of drivers all looking for a shot at a podium appearance. The series has grown in popularity over the past few months between the various area locations hosting specific Junior League race events aimed towards the younger generation of racers. The overall winners from the evening were Julian Gray taking the win followed by Bryden Stansel in second and Dylan Pierce rounding out the top three. With the season now in the books young racers have some time to prep for 2012 and going after an all new points championship.
Be sure to keep on eye out for an announced race series schedule which will also be available by clicking here