The best in indoor kart racing action in the Southwest can be found at K1 Speed in Phoenix Arizona, as the Junior/Youth Challenge GP league rolled into the popular concrete surfaced facility this past Tuesday night with a number of drivers on hand to fill both run groups to make for a great fourth round of racing. The single race format qualifying session gives drivers 12 laps to post the single quickest lap time of their session to try and grab the pole position and set the pace for the fields. In the junior group (drivers 4′-4’10″) Jace Boon would grab the pole with a single fast lap of 32.131 seconds. In the Youth/Teen group (drivers 4’10″ and taller) Chris Tabares would set the fast time of 27.490 seconds to capture the pole position for the main.
To start off the nights main events the Junior group would get things started, taking the green flag from a standing start for their 14 lap main event. Right on the first lap there was a 7 kart pile up in turn 2 resulting in a restart for the field, which got things going a bit cleaner the second time around. On the restart Marcus Finks got under neath pole setter Jace Boon to take over the lead coming out of turn one and build a significant lead over the field as the laps wound down. Another notable driver was Thein Dong who fell back on the restart after getting sideways and moving from 6th up to third to battle for second over all with just a few laps remaining. The rest of the field would shuffle around a bit with a couple of drivers making aggressive moves to get to the front. The checkered flag would come out and Marcus Finks would go on to take the win. Jace Boon would hold onto second and Thein Dong would round out the top three in third.
The Youth/Teen group would close out the night with pole setter Chris Tabares taking the green flag and leading the field into turn one and immediately putting distance between himself and the rest of the field. That left third place qualifier Ian Morse in a battle for second place with Drew Anderson, Ian was able to find his was around Drew by lap 6 and the two would swap spots back and forth in the next few turns until Ian eventually pulled away. Cahlei Schildts would make her way up to third and the field would finish pretty spread out between the drivers. Chris Tabares would take the win followed by Ian Morse in second and Cahlei Schildts would close out the top three in third.
With just two more races left in the season it will be a race to the end as drivers all have a chance at a top podium spot in the the championship points standings. Come out May 1st and join us for the best indoor kart racing action for the younger racer in your family with K1 Speed in Phoenix Arizona.
K1 Speed in Anaheim, California hosted the fourth round of the Junior/Youth Challenge GP Race League this past Tuesday night with a number of drivers on hand all in the hunt for the overall points championship. Qualifying would be a single race format with drivers needing to post their best single lap time for their starting positions for the night mains. In the Junior class (drivers 4′-4’10″) Tyler Thayer-Pham would grab the pole position posting a 33.017 second lap time to set the pace for the field. The Youth/Teen group (drivers 4’10″ and up) would see Trevor Buongiorno on top with a lap time of 28.812 to grab the pole position in the group.
With the mains set, the field of Junior drivers would be out on track first and set up on the grid for their standing start. The field would drag race down into turn one and stay pretty tight to each other until Tyler spun out coming out of a corner letting second place qualifier Christian Timple to go by and take over the lead. Tyler would catch back up and re-gain the lead with 3 laps and put a quarter of a track distance between him a Christian. The checkered flag would come out and Tyler Thayer-Pham would go on to take the win, Christina Timple would remain in second and Cole Rodriguez would close out the top three in third.
The Youth/Teen group of drivers would close out the nights main events with Trevor Buongiorno on pole, who has been dominate in this series. Trevor would lead the field into turn one on at the drop of the green with Bryce Raygo and Katie Rose just behind him giving pressure into the corners. Bryce found his way around Trevor on lap 5 with a good over-under pass, while Katie dropped off the pace by a couple of seconds from the top two. By the time the checkered flag had come out Bryce Raygor had put some good distance between himself and the rest of the field to take the win, Trevor Buongiorno would settle for second and Katie Rossie would cap off the top three in third.
With just two more races left in the series, and a tight points battle for the top drivers in the series it will be a race to the end before an overall winner can be determined for the Orange County K1 Speed location. Come out to our next race May 1st, and come see what the Junior/Youth Challenge GP Race league is all about with K1 Speed in Anaheim, California.
K1 Speed in North San Diego held the third round of their Junior/Youth Challenge GP race series this past Tuesday evening with a number of drivers making up both the Junior (drivers 4′-4’10″) and Youth (drivers 4’10″ and taller) groups, giving some great competitive race action for all on hand. Qualifying would be a single race format giving drivers one race to post their single fastest lap time to place them on pole for the start of the mains. Abraham Costilla would grab the pole position for the Junior run group, and Shaun Deniston would take the pole position int he Youth/Teen group of drivers.
With the mains set the Youth/Teen drivers would go out on track first and set up in s standing start Formula-1 style fashion. With the green flag dropped the drivers would all head into turn 1 with Shaun Deniston holding onto the lead heading into turn 2. Shaun would put some distance between himself and the others to give him self some breathing room and left the rest of the drivers to battle it out for the remaining spots on the podium. As the laps wound down the field would stay in the respective qualifying positions to the checkered flag. The drivers would cross the start/finish line with Shaun Deniston taking the win, followed by Austin Lee in second, and Matt Wang would take third.
Junior drivers would close out the night with Abraham Costilla on pole to lead the field into the first turn on the start, with a number of drivers holding tight to their positions. Many of the drivers making up the field were making it difficult to allow other drivers pass running tight lines on the course and making for a close race for a number of racers. The group would remain in their qualifying positions throughout the duration of the race and finish with Abraham Costilla taking the win, followed by Bravden Stansel in second and Fiona Burns taking third.
With two more races to go, it will be a battle to the finish for the over all points championship as the top 5 drivers in the points chase can easily move up or down in overall position. Come out to our next race May 1st and come race with the best in indoor kart racing competition at K1 Speed in Carlsbad, California.
The Junior and Youth Challenge GP race league rolled into the Inland Empire last night to start off the 3rd round of the series for K1 Speed in Ontario California. A number of very competitive drivers were on hand to make a run for a podium position and a shot at the overall points championship. The single qualifying round would place Kasey Gills up front with a 31.72 second lap time which is extremely fast for the young group of drivers.
With the field set the group was set up on grid in true Formula-1 style fashion and given the green flag to run down into the first turn. Kasey would hold onto the lead coming out of turn one and it would be a tight race for the next few laps as the drivers all ran within a few tenths of a second of each other. Kasey would put some distance between himself and the rest of the field as the laps wound down leaving new comer Richard Ramirez and Tucker Turner to mix it up for second and third with Adam Klumpp sitting in fourth waiting to make his move. Tucker would make a small mistake and get sideways on turn 9 letting Richard get underneath him to move up in position and the field would remain in their spots till the checkered flag. Kasey Gills wold go wire to wire for the win, Richard Ramirez would hold in second and Tucker Turner would cap off the top three on the podium.
With just two races left in the Junior League Challenge GP series drivers are all after a podium finish and a shot at the overall championship for the San Bernardino Location. Come join us for the next race on May 1st, and take on the best in indoor kart racing in the Inland Empire with the Junior and Youth League Challenge GP race series.
The Junior/Youth league is heads into round three next week April 3rd, for all young racers out there looking for a competitive indoor race series. K1 Speed offers the best in indoor kart racing and is one of the only indoor kart racing facilities that offers a full indoor championship race series for young drivers. Kids will be grouped according to height as all young racers that are between 4′ and 4’10″ will be in kid karts and all kids 4’10″ and taller will be in the adult karts. The run groups are not run together, only with other karts from the same class of drivers. With multiple locations offering a chance to compete in this highly sought after race series there is most likely a K1 Speed location near year that will be hosting a race. Come out to your favorite K1 Speed location April 3rd at 530PM for sign ups with qualifying beginning at 6PM. Entry fee is just $40 per driver! Dont miss your chance to come race with the best in indoor kart racing in Southern and Northern California, Phoenix Arizona, or in South Florida – SEE YOU THERE!
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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!