The Ontario Challenge GP was this past Sunday night, with 8 fierce competitors ready to battle it out. Robert Hernandez was able to grab the pole position for the A Main, with a fast lap of 52.017. Qualifying was very smooth, with everyone putting in their all to post the fastest lap they could.
The Final started with Robert taking them down very slow for the start of the race and once the green flag flew, Robert never looked back and pulled away as soon as the rounded the first corner. The battle was on for the remaining seven positions, as all the competitors were nose to tail from 2nd to 8th. They continued to swap positions and really put on an exciting race for all the spectators in the building. After the 7 laps were complete, Robert took the checkered flag by 4.2 seconds over second place Daniel Murray. Sean Fite finished in third, Zackary St. Onge in forth, and Clay Trueman rounded out the top 5.
We look forward to seeing more new faces the next Challenge GP in Ontario on September 1st. Registration starts at 6:30pm and the racing starts at 7pm. See you next month!
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Sunday night was the first race of the new Challenge GP season in Ontario. We have a brand new track layout for the new season and had 18 racers come to try and start the season off with a win to start their championship battle. Qualifying had the usual regulars at the top of the board, with Bryce Raygor setting the fast lap for qualifying with a 50.171. Since we had such a large group for the first round of the season, the field was split in two for the final races.
The B Main started out with Chase Billings on the pole, who took the whole field very slow down for the rolling start to take the green flag. Clay Trueman, who started 4th, was able to time the start perfectly and got a great jump on third place, Sean Fite, and passed him cleanly into turn 1. The battles continued throughout the field, as Chase was on a mission to show he deserved to be at the top of the podium. After all 7 laps were complete, Chase took the checkered in first place by 5.3 seconds over second place Clay Trueman. Daniel Murray who started in fifth was able to claw himself up to 3rd place, with David Fancis Jr. in forth, and Sean Fite in fifth.
The A Main had a few new faces up towards the top of the lap chart, but Bryce was ready to take advantage of his top starting spot and show everyone why he finished towards the top of the points last season. Everyone started off very cleanly for the first lap or two and then the battles started to really show themselves, especially last year’s points champion, Robert Hernandez, who started 8th in the final, slowly worked his way up towards the front of the pack. There was no stopping Bryce, who pulled a pretty sizeable lead from the start of the race and was able to maintain that for the entire race. Bryce ended up taking the checkered with a 5 second lead over second place Evan Sumpter. Robert Hernandez was able to gain five positions throughout the race and ended up in third, Trevor Teerlink in forth, and Kyle Luna in fifth.
We look forward to seeing more new faces the next Ontario Challenge GP on August 4th. Remember you can always come and practice the Supertrack in Ontario on Monday’s! See you next month!
Our July Junior league begins the second season and sets the bar at an incredibly competitive level . With Seth at the pole and Luc and tucker eagerly waiting for their chance to make a pass as the green flag drops. All the racers are tightly packed for the first 5 laps, while Megan incredibly passes her way to fourth place all from the back in a matter of minutes. Positions remain till the 7th lap when tucker makes a very clean pass to first place on the last turn of the track. This pass is challenged at every turn following till the end of the race. Though Seth puts up a valiant effort he cannot make any successful passes to hold a position. A final push on the last lap brings Seth and tucker neck and neck as they approach the checkered line but tuckers able to squeak out the first by only 2 thousandths of a second!! Leaving Seth at the second position and Luc in third. This race determines the level of competition for the entire season and it proved to be an intense event. We appreciate everyone’s participation and congratulate Tucker, Seth and Luc at their podium finish.
1st: Tucker Turner – 14pts
2nd: Seth McDonald – 14pts
3rd: Luc Mayer – 10pts
4th: Megain Howell – 8pts
5th: Rowan Patterson – 6pts
6th: Christian McDonald – 4pts
7th: Wyatt Patterson – 2pts
July 2nd – Mini GP
August 6th – Mini GP
September 3rd – Mini GP
October 8th – Mini GP
November 5th – Grand Prix Final
Point totals are very close and anticipation is very high for the June installment of K1Speed Ontario’s Junior league challenge. As the season finale Grand Prix begins our racers are very focused on their goals for the evening. With an additional qualifier at hand the competition is that much more intense as all of our racers fight for the pole. Luc Mayer comes out as the top qualifier for the first qualifying round with a time of 28.45, yet qualifying is not over! Even more desperate for top times, all of the racers lower their qualifying times in the second round, but Tucker Turner takes the cake with an amazing qualifying time of 27.49!!! After a short break our racers are ready for the final! Qualifying first, second and third is Tucker, Megan, and Luc followed by Seth and Dylan in fourth and fifth. At the drop of the green flag all of our racers are literally bumper to bumper for the first few laps. By the 4th lap, Dylan starts to fall a few seconds behind do to very small maneuvering errors, but the rest of the pack remains tightly packed with no passing opportunities. The race is uneventful till the 7th lap when Megan has a very clean opportunity to make an outside pass on Tucker to advance to first place. Noticing the threat tucker swings wide to block the lane, in doing so he and Megan both loose speed and create a wide open path for Luc and Seth to pass on the inside. This fatal error brings tucker to third and Megan to fourth, meanwhile giving Luc and Seth a fighting chance at the first and second position! In the remaining laps Megan and Tucker battle each other while trying to close the gap between each other and the leaders. With 5 laps left, Seth does everything in his power to make a clean pass on Luc, yet Luc’s hard work holds strong through the finish line as he acquires his first Junior League Win! Following Luc, is Seth at Second and Tucker in Third as well as Megan and Dylan in fourth and fifth. A very exciting and eventful Season finale closes out a very exciting season for Ontario’s Junior League! Much appreciation to the participation and sportsmanship throughout the season!
With the final scores gathered our totals bring Luc to third place for the entire season with a total of 34 points! With a total of 44 points Tucker proudly holds the second position for the season. By a mere 2 pints Seth McDonald hold First place for the first season of 2013 with a total of 46 points! Congratulations to our season winners and K1Speed Ontario anticipates an exciting new season beginning in August!
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