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
K1 Speed in Los Angeles, California wrapped up its Junior League Challenge GP Race Series last week with a number of young drivers in both the Jr. (4′-4’10″) and Teen (4’10″ and up) race groups. The Jr. group would see a great final race with Max Marnett taking the win, followed by Nigel Fuentes, and Thomas Mathew taking third. The teen group of drivers put on a great display of competitive racing as well with Henry Morse taking the top spot on the podium, followed by Kristen Sos, and Michael Tomota taking the final spot on the podium in third.
With the season in the books, be on the look out for new thing to come for the 2012 Junior/Teen Challenge GP race series. The new race schedule and participating area locations can be found here.
In an unprecedented night of racing K1 Speed’s Southwest location in Phoenix, Arizona wrapped up their Junior and Teen Challenge GP Race league this past week with a growing number of participants on hand to take a shot at the podium. The Junior group which consists of drivers in the smaller kid friendly karts (4′ 10″ and under) saw Alexander Lynch grab the pole position after qualifying with a 32.509 second lap he was just able to edge out Wil Bowker who qualified in second with a 32.538 second lap. The teen group which races in the larger adult sized karts (kids 4′ 10″ and taller) had a great qualifying round with Drew Anderson on pole with a single fast lap of 31.607 seconds, which put him almost half a second faster over the the rest of the field.
The Jr. finalists would be out on track first for the evenings main event with Alexander on pole and tracking the Formula 1 style standing start and leading the field into turn one. Alexander would get out into clean air early on and go unchallenged for the duration of the race. The put second place qualifier Wil Bowker in a position battle with Parker Dahlgren who qualified third. Parker found a way around Wil and moved up a spot which dropped Wil back to third where he would stay on Parker’s back bumper. The rest of the field would not make any position changes and finish out their night in their respective qualifying positions. Alexander would go on to take the win, followed by Parker with Wil rounding out the top three on the podium for the class.
The evening would finish out with the taller kids taking to the track with Drew sitting on pole and leading the field into turn one for the Formula-1 style standing start. Drew front running position wouldn’t last very long as he gave up a few spots to some other hard charging drivers and was unable to recover any positions back. The driver to watch was Cahlei Schildts, who came from a 5th place starting position to move into the first place position an lead the entire field for the finale laps. Second place qualifier Thein Duong, would hang onto his second place qualifying position only allowing one driver to get by – Cahlei Schildts. Third place qualifier Jory Boon dropped back a couple of positions as well giving up the spot to Kenneth Tobler who worked his way up from a sixth place starting position. The field would come to the checkered flag with Cahlei taking the win, Thein in second and Kenneth rounding out the top three.
This was a great final for K1 Speed in Phoenix, Arizona for the 2011 Junior League Challenge GP race series for the our Southwest location. Be on the lookout for the 2012 race season schedule to be announce in the coming months!
Attention all Junior and Teen Racers! The K1 Speed Junior League wraps up its final race of the 2011 season Tuesday Night at select K1 Speed locations throughout the Southwest and Florida. With various locations available for drivers to participate at, this gives our younger racers a chance to compete in all out indoor kart racing competition. The final will be a full Gran-Prix style format with a 12 lap practice race, 14 lap qualifier and a 16 lap final main event! Entry fee is just $40 per driver – sign-ups will begin at 630PM and the practice rounds/qualifying rounds will begin at 7PM. Come out this Tuesday night and check out the Junior Race league!
K1 Speed in Anaheim,California – the origionators of the Junior Challenge GP race league, kicked off round III earlier this week with a number of returning faces all looking for some close racing action. The young talented racers that come out for this premier event once a month put on quite a show for all involved.
In the Youth league (in the adult karts) Bryce Raygor has become quaite well known in the series and put a stong qualifying lap together, giving him the pole postion with a 28.858 second lap time. In the race he matched this blistering pace but so did his competitors. While there wasn’t much passing, all racers showed great technique and patience in looking for their opportunities. Bryce Raygor took the win with Trevor Buongiorno taking 2nd and Blake Haupt exhibiting a great drive to put him on the podium in 3rd and even further up the points ladder.
The Junior league drivers (in the jr. karts) saw Christian Timple take the pole position with a fast lap of 34.213 single lap pace, which also set the field for the main, and just edging out Tyler Thayer-Pham with a 34.288. Durning the main, there were a number of heated battles but ultimately Christian held onto the win with Tyler attempting a pass on the last turn. The podium was rounded up with Grant Michael moving up a position to 3rd.
With just one race left for the Junior/Teen Challenge GP race league the race for the overall points championship is going to be close between the carious centers. Come out the first week in October and come see what this highly regarding race series is all about
K1 Speed in North San Diego hosted a number of young drivers this past week in their third round of the Junior League Challenge GP Race series. The popularity of the dedicated Jr. race league, has gained momentum in the past month with more talented young drivers coming out to make a run for a podium appearance. Qualifying would be straight forward with everyone showing their skills early in the heats.
With the fields set drivers would come out on track for their mains with the B-Main group starting first. Drivers were lined up in a Formula 1 style format and given the green flag to drag race each-other into turn one. Everyone would come out unscathed and the race to the checkered flag was on. With some position changes back and forth between the drivers the exciting race would finish out with Dylan Pierce taking the win, followed by Aidan Middleton in second and Gavin Solarez taking third.
A-Main drivers would close out the night with another group of talented young drivers that would take the green flag in another Formula-1 style start. Drivers would battle back and forth for the duration of the race, and when the checkered flag came out it would be David Ireland in the lead followed by Julian Gray, and Michael Lischin to round out the top three.
With the dust settled and the last Junior League Challenge GP Race set for the first week of October, there is still plenty of chances for any capable driver to come out and make a run for the checkered flag with K1 Speed!