K1 Speed in Ontario, California had a stellar night this past Sunday with a packed house full of drivers all going after a podium finish in the fifth round of the Challenge GP Race Series for the San Bernardino area location. A strong mix of new and returning faces would make up the run groups including some veteran drivers to thrown their hat in the ring for the nights event. Double qualifying rounds would see veteran driver Khalifa Alasiri on top with a fast lap of 51.138 seconds on the reverse-ran Super-Track configuration; not bad for someone that has taken a 6 month break from racing the in series. The rest of the drivers would fall in line just a few tenths off the pace of Alasiri, to set the fields for the main events.
B-Main drivers with a full field of drivers would take the rolling start, green-flag first to get the nights main events going with Logan Manus on pole to lead the field into turn one. Manus, took a commanding lead from the start. Dale Burk settled into second place for the first 6 laps until the field started to catch him slowly but surely and then the battles begun. Alton Edenfield who started 6th on the grid, was charging through the field, passing a kart a lap and was quick to go after Dale who was still in second. Wesley Thu was also there in the mix waiting for others to make mistakes so he could capitalize on it. Once the field got to Dale’s bumper, Alton made the move and took the second spot, with Wesley close behind to fill the third spot. David Gutierrez got shuffled around a little and wasn’t so lucky and ended up losing a few spots. With the checkered flag out Logan Manus would go wire to wire for the win, with Alton Endenfield in second, and Wesley Thu would round out the top three in third.
Closing out the night the A-Main drivers would take to the track with top qualifier Khalifia Alasiri out in front to lead the field into turn one. Khalifia would capitalize on an open track in front of him early on and quickly laid down the quickest lap of the night with a 50.984 second lap time on the second lap to open some distance between himself and the rest of the field. Current points leader Chris Singleton, was doing all that he could to move through the field so he would stay on top of the points championship points chase. Singleton was able to make a clean pass and continue on without losing any time to Evan Sumpter. After another lap had passed, Chris was on Evan’s bumper and found a way around on the long back straightaway and out broke Evan into the hairpin. Chris would be about 4 seconds behind Khalifa, and would come extremely close to catching him right at the end. “If I had another lap I would have caught him,” stated Chris. While all of the action was going on in the middle of the field with Chris, Adam Hixon was on the move as well making his way up through the field from his seventh place starting position, settling into fourth behind Bryce Raygor in third. With the checkered flag out Khalifia Alasiri would take the win followed by Chris Singleton in second and Bryce Raygor would round out the top three.
With just one more race to go drivers will be in a strong hunt for the overall points championship in the final race on June 10th. Come out to the best indoor kart racing facility in the Inland Empire with K1 Speed in Ontario, California, and come see what the fun is all about.
Get ready Inland Empire, K1 Speed in Ontario California is hosting round five of their six race series this coming Sunday on their highly popular Super-Track configuration which is set up to be ran in reverse for this race series. Drivers are in a tight points battle for the overall championship and its going to take the final two races before a champion will be decided. Come out this Sunday May 13th to the San Bernardino location and come see where the best in indoor kart racing goes, with the K1 Speed Challenge GP Race Series. Sign-ups begin at 630PM and qualifying starts at 7PM. Entry fee is $50.00 per driver – BE THERE
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The Inland Empire hosts the best in indoor kart racing for the future racers out there with the K1 Speed Junior/Youth Challenge GP Race league rolling into the well known center this past Tuesday night with a number of drivers all capable of grabbing a spot on the podium. Drivers actually began arriving a bit early to warm up and prep for qualifying and it showed as the on track battle for pole position was tight. Kasey Gills would end up taking the top qualifier spot with a fast lap of 30.98 seconds and setting an extremely fast pace for the rest of the field to follow.
With the field set for the main drivers were lined up for the standing start to take the green flag and it would be a familiar looking drag race into turn one as the field stayed tight with each other through the corner. Adam Klumpp would find a hole and squeeze past pole setter Kasey Gills just after the corner to take over the lead. The field would shuffle back and forth a bit as the drivers found ways around each other and swap positions back and forth. Kasey would take the lead back from Adam on lap 4 only to give it back to Adam a couple of laps later in the hair pin section of the track. Casey would drop back a bit off the pace, allowing Richard Ramirez, and Devin Rees who where in battles on their own, get by and take over the second and third positions while Casey went to fourth. The checkered flag would come out and Adam Klumpp would take the win with Richard Ramirez taking second and Devin Rees would hang onto third with Casey close behind in fourth.
With the final race coming in June it will be a race to the end as the drivers are all in a close hunt for the overall points championship. Come out to the final on June 5th and come see what the best in indoor kart racing has for the young racer in your family with K1 Speed in Ontario, California – right in the heart of San Bernardino, California.