K1 Speed in Phoenix Arizona hosted its third round of its Junior Challenge GP Race League this past Tuesday night to a number of young racers all capable of making a podium appearance. The Junior group of drivers (ages 5-8 in the Jr. Karts) saw top qualifier Alexander Lynch set the pace for the rest of the field, taking the pole position with a 32.262 single lap time. The older group of drivers (ages 9-13) saw a great performance by Drew Anderson winning the pole position for the main with a 31.47 single lap time.
Main event action would put the younger Junior drivers out on track first with, with a number of position changes throughout the race making for an exciting race. Pole setter Alexander would fall back a couple of positions giving up his position to hard charger Wil Bowker who would take the checkered flag to win the race Jarrett Anderson would take second and Kelly Kazmiercak would round out the top three on the podium in the class
The older group of drivers would take the track next with Drew Anderson on pole for the start. He was able to hang on to the lead position for the first few laps but would eventually be passed by Chris Tabares who came from a 4th place starting position and worked his way through the field. The rest of the field would battle back and forth for position and by the time the checkered flag came out Chris Tabares was still out in front to take the win. Drew Anderson would finish out his night in second and Cahlei Schildts would finish out the night in third.
This was a great showing for all drivers involved and the final race for the 2011 Jr. and Teen Challenge GP race season is coming in October where drivers will be in a 3 – race format with a practice round, qualifying round and main event round to set the pace. Come out and see the best in indoor kart racing in the Southwest with K1 Speed in Phoenix, Arizona.
The K1 Speed Junior and Teen Challenge GP Race League is gearing up for round three this coming Tuesday, September 6th. With the series at the half way point for all participating locations, the on-track position battles have become a lot of fun to watch as the younger drivers have become more accustom to competitive driving. Come out to one of the many participating K1 Speed locations – Anaheim, Carlsbad, Ontario, Torrance, Phoenix, or South Florida with your young racer and see what the Junior league is all about.
Six year old Alex Lynch set a K1 Speed Record last week by setting the quickest lap times at all but one K1 Speed Location that offers Kid Kart racing. “Operation K1 Domination” began at one of the latest locations in the Southwest at K1 Speed in Phoenix, Arizona, and made its way west to Southern California to dominate the area locations. Along the way Alex set 3 new overall track records in a kid kart, and broke the 6-year-old record at each location he visited, all in just 7 days!
Alex’s next trip will hopefully be to the K1 Speed in South Florida to attempt to break the lap record in the South East. Congrats to Alex and his accomplishment – look out for this kid at future Challenge GP Race events and Junior/ Teen Challenge GP race events.
If you have a young racer, bring them out to one of the many K1 Speed locations that offer arrive and drive racing for kids and teens.
K1 Speed’s Inland Empire location hosted their Junior league Challenge GP race last week to a number of local racers from the San Bernardino area. Qualifying was a close battle between a number of drivers with Garrison Calkins coming out on top, grabbing the pole position with a 31.88 second lap. He was followed by Billy Piper who qualified second with a fast lap of 33.22 seconds. Jordan Brown and Ryan Villega would battle back and forth in qualifying as well for starting positions in the main making for some great spectator action.
With the field set Garrison would take the green flag on pole in Formula 1 fashion and lead the racers into the first turn. The group would come out all pointed in the right direction and everyone would find themselves chasing Garrison has he put down laps slowly pulling away from the rest of the field. Billy Piper would have to defend his position against the hard charging Jordan Brown and Ryan Villega. Billy was able to hold him off, and the field would finish in the same positions they qualified in with Garrison taking the win, Billy in Second and Jordan rounding out the top three in third.
With just 2 more rounds left in the Junior league competition the race for the overall points champion is going to come down to the wire and create some great racing action for everyone involved. Come out in September and check out the Junior league Challenge GP race series at the best indoor kart racing facility in San Bernardino with K1 Speed in Ontario California.
With the K1 Speed Junior and Teen Challenge GP race league under way for the second half of 2011, K1 Speed’s San Diego location is one of the hosting facilities in the Southern California Region giving younger racers the chance to compete in competitive kart racing. The well known Carlsbad facility has one of the faster track designs which drivers really enjoy as they turn a fast lap or two in the electric race karts.
This past Tuesday evening, a number of young drivers participated in the popular series, as the field of Jr. drivers (4′-4’10″) would be in attendance and being the main show for the night. The field would have a smooth qualifying session which lead into the Formula 1 style main event start. Brayden Stansel would go on to take the win by the time the checkered flag came out with Daniel Shifron taking second and Kelly Chau rounding out the top three.
This was a great night of participation for all, and the growing popularity of the this series fills up the fields quickly with a number of very capable young racers. Come out and participate in the next event which is scheduled for September 6th at various locations.
K1 Speed in Carson, California is the place to race for younger drivers looking to give kart racing a try in Los Angeles. The growing Junior/Teen Challenge GP league which held its second round to the second half of the 2011 series this past Tuesday hosted a number of drivers at the K1 Torrance facility. With two sets of groups splitting the drivers up by height Junior class drivers are 4′-4’10″, and teen drivers fall in the 4’10″ and up category giving everyone a chance to compete with others of the same skill level and age range.
The Junior drivers would see clean driving all evening with Max Barnett taking the overall feature win for this class. He was followed by Chase Calero in second and rounding out the podium was Mathieu Ishida in third. The Teen group of drivers was no acceptation to the clean driving with Henry Morse showing his dominance by taking the class win. Rees Barnett would finish closely in second place and Gavin Shanofsky would round out the top three of the field in third.
The growing popularity of the Jr League is gaining popularity quickly and is a great way to get younger races to experience competitive kart racing. Come out to the next event which is scheduled September 6th and check out the K1 Speed Jr League Challenge GP race series.
Get ready Junior and Teen racers! The K1 Speed Jr. Challenge GP race league has round II coming next week August 2nd to the various So-Cal and Southwest locations. Younger drivers will have the chance to compete in the growing race series that has seen more and more new faces coming out over the last few months to create an extremely popular race series which have given multiple drivers the chance at competitive kart racing in the K1 indoor kart centers. Many of the locations have changed their track layouts as well giving racers a chance to compete on an all new challenging race course and make a run at a podium appearance. The Mini GP race format which incorporates a single qualifying race session and corresponding main event rounds gives everyone a chance at finishing at the top! Entry fee is only $40 per driver.
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