K1 Speed is proud to be the HEADLINER SPONSOR! The Coach House is excited to welcome, “OC BANDSTAND!” OC Bandstand provides an opportunity for teen bands to showcase their music live onstage at the Coach House Concert Theatre in front of over 500 people. Bands will perform during a day of good music, great food and receive prizes from our spotlight sponsors, including K1 Speed. Thanks to our presenting sponsor, MasterDrive of Orange County
Saturday, July 14, 2012
11:00 AM to 2:00 PM (PT)
The Coach House
33157 Camino Capistrano
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
The Inland Empire indoor karting scene is one of the most popular regions in Southern California, with K1 Speed in Ontario, California holding the final round of the Challenge GP Race series this past Sunday to a packed house full of drivers all after a podium finish. Qualifying would see points leader Chris Singleton take the pole position for the nights A-Main with a 50.910 second lap time on the reverse-ran super-track configuration.
Starting off the night the B-Main drivers would see Adam Hixon on pole to lead the field into turn one on the green flag rolling start. He would hold on to the lead for the first couple of laps but would lose the spot to Michael Dozier who moved up from his third place starting position. Adam wasn’t going to give up the position easily and both drivers got together in a hairpin corner which dropped them back a few positions other drivers in the field got by. Nolan Wolack would take over the lead and build up a comfortable gap between himself and the rest of the field. With the checkered flag out Nolan Wolack would take the win Garry Dowse would take second and Naji Muwanas would cap off the top three in the main.
Closing out the night was the A-Main field with Chris Singleton leading the field into turn one on the rolling start. Chris would hold the field back until he saw green and would maintain his lead through the first turn in the tightly packed group of drivers. Bob Hyman would stay right on the back bumper of Chris’s kart for the entire first lap as if they two karts were joined together. Meanwhile Paul Ciralli was making his way though the field coming from from his fifth place starting position and making his way into third by the end of the first lap. By the end of lap two he was challenging Chris for the lead, getting to the inside of Chris just enough through a corner to put a nose on him and attempt a pass. Chris wasn’t able to hold the outside line and Paul would get around to take over the lead from Chris. Paul would put some distance between himself and the rest of the field and go on to take the win, followed by Bob Hyman in second and Travis Yates would take third.
The overall championship points would come down to this final race with Chris Singleton taking the overall win, with Travis Yates taking second overall and Patty Kuykendall taking third. Congratulations to our overall winners for the first half of the 2012 race season. Drivers will have just about about a month before the start of the second half of the season, with an all new track configuration in the works, giving drivers a new challenging race course to compete on. Keep an eye out for the updated schedule due to be posted int eh coming weeks.
Southern California’s Inland Empire is the place to go for indoor kart racing this weekend with K1 Speed in Ontario, California hosting the final round of the Challenge GP Race Series this coming Sunday at the top indoor kart racing facility in San Bernardino. The points championship is on the line and the top drivers are all in the hunt for the pole position and a top spot on the podium and a chance at a top three finish in championship points standings. Come out this Sunday June 10th at 6:30 PM for sign-ups with qualifying beginning at 7:00 PM – SEE YOU THIS SUNDAY!
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.