Pictured here: Emanuele Pirro, an Italian former Formula One driver and five time Le Mans 24 hour winner. Ken Dobson, currently competing in the American Le Mans Series in running in the PR1 Motorsports LMPC #52 car. Ramana Lagemann, an American rally car driver, who started his professional career driving for Subaru of America in 2002. He is an SCCA ProRally and Rally American winner.
Drivers and friends had a great time racing the two tracks at K1 Speed Ontario.
We had another great turnout in Ontario for the Challenge GP for April, with 14 racers ready to compete for the win. There were the usual regulars that were atop the leader board after qualifying, with Bryce Raygor taking pole position with a 46.624 second lap. The next competitor was almost a full second behind him with a 47.516 by Robert Hernandez and Noah Stein qualifying third with a 47.547.
The A Main was packed with racers ready to make a move on the competitor right in front of them. Bryce took them to the green flag with Robert not allowing Bryce to break away like he normally does. Robert stayed on his bumper, just hoping Bryce would make a mistake. This also allowed fourth place starting Michael Eshleman to take the third position and also have time to catch up to the lead pack. Michael made some daring moves into a couple corners but couldn’t make the pass cleanly, so he wisely backed off and continued to try. Bryce was able to hold on to the victory but not by much, with Robert in a close second, only. 467 behind and Michael in third, only .819 behind. Christopher Morales finished in fourth and Tyler Walker rounded out the top 5.
With four races in the books for the season, there are only 2 races left before we crown the champion for the Ontario Challenge GP. We look forward to seeing more of you try out the best adult racing league in the Inland Empire next month on May 5th!
Ontario’s March Junior league proved to be very exciting this month. With top qualifier Seth McDonald at 1st position, Luc Mayer and Tucker Turner at 2nd and 3rd our race begins at the drop of the green flag. Tightly packed for the first four laps all of the racers hold strong to their positions and maneuver the track very well. Midway through the race Tucker makes a pass on Luc then Seth and tucker pull ahead nearly 15 seconds ahead of the rest of the pack. Yet just as intense of a race remains between Luc, Dylan, and Dominic as they fight for position making temporary passes through the turns and fall back in position by the next lap. On the final leg of the race, the back three hold their positions very well creating distance between their followers through the checkered flag. Meanwhile at the front of the pack Seth and Tucker are head to head. With a few unsuccessful attempts at passing Seth, Tucker’s perseverance pays off by 12th lap! Passing Seth on the final turn of the track, Tucker was able to maintain first place for the last few laps as he passes the checkered flag.
All of our participants displayed incredible driving ability and sportsmanship and combined to make a very competitive March installment. Much thanks to our drivers for their participation, and a greatly anticipated April Junior GP awaits!
February 5th – Mini GP (except Phoenix)
February 12th – Phoenix Only!
March 5th – Mini GP
April 2nd – Mini GP
May 7th – Mini GP
June 4th – Grand Prix Final
We had another good turnout for the Supertrack Challenge GP Sunday night, with 15 participants. It was a packed field, with a lot of newcomers to the Challenge GP, ready to make a name for themselves. The qualifying rounds went very smooth, with Bryce Raygor coming out on top with a blistering fast lap of 47.250 on the reverse Supertrack.
The A Main was set, as 15 racers were ready to duke it out on the track to get the trophy at the end of the night. Bryce would take the green flag and instantly was able to gap Nicholas by a few kart lengths so he couldn’t make any early moves. The battle for second through fifth was becoming exciting, as they were all nose to tail, waiting for each other to make a mistake and capitalize. Both Christopher Morales and Robert Hernandez found a spot early on the third lap and were able to both get by Nicholas Sima. Meanwhile, Bryce had continued to lay down fast laps and was able to pull away by over 6 seconds to take the victory. Christopher Morales came in second, Robert Hernandez in third, Patrick Rebmann in fourth, and Noah Stein rounded out the top five.
We look forward to seeing more and more newcomers to the Challenge GP in Ontario. The next scheduled GP will be on April 7th at 7pm. Please make sure to show up 15 minutes early for registration.
We had an amazing turnout for the Challenge GP Sunday night, with 19 participants! Qualifying had the usual suspects up at the front of the board, with Bryce Raygor setting the fast lap for qualifying with a 47.967!
The B Main was set with Noah Stein on pole and John Carroll right on his back bumper to start the race. Noah was able to get a gap John just enough where John wasn’t able to make any moves to take the lead. John stayed poised and just patiently stayed close behind, waiting for Noah to make a mistake. Noah ended up being mistake free during the B Main and claimed the victory! John Carroll finished 2nd and newcomer Aaron Stewart finished in third after starting from 6th spot.
The A Main had Bryce Raygor starting from pole with a hungry RJ Stearns ready to make him work for every second he was in the lead. Bryce was able to set some blistering laps the first few laps and was able to gap RJ by a pretty good margin. Bryce continued to set fast laps and was able to bring home the 1st place trophy for the A Main. RJ finished in 2nd spot, with Matthew Yoakum close behind. Don Diego Veloria finished in the fourth spot and hard charger Mike Marino finished in 5th after starting from 9th place on the grid.
It was a great night of racing Sunday night and hope to see an even bigger field next race on March 3rd in Ontario!