Come celebrate Cinco de Mayo with us at the Sheckler Foundation SKATE FOR A CAUSE event this Saturday 10am-5pm to raise awareness for children with autism and their families.
SKATE FOR A CAUSE RAISES ALMOST $87,000 FOR A.SKATE
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Anyone familiar with contemporary motor racing, of nearly any kind, knows the name Boris Said. His shock of curly dark brown hair, signature goatee and his success in so many forms of motorsport have made him a household name in households where racing is spoken.
In his 25-year career as a race car driver, Said has competed in the United States, Europe and Australia in everything from off road races to stock cars, prototypes and sports sedans in sprint and endurance racing. Beginning in 1988 as the Sports Car Club of America’s Rookie of the Year, Said went on to win Showroom Stock GT at the Runoffs for three consecutive years. Those successes led him from the ranks of amateur to professional racing driver, and to this day, Said is the only American driver to have won the 24 Hours of the Nurburgring.
In addition to his successes in Europe, Said has competed in the SCCA Trans Am series, IMSA in which he won 15 races, including the 1997 and 1998 Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona and the 1998 12 Hours of Sebring. Said also began racing in the NASCAR series in 1997 with the then-titled Craftsman Truck Series. His experience in sports racing led other NASCAR teams to employ him as a driving coach to other Sprint Cup drivers when the tour visited road courses such as Infineon and Watkins Glen.
In addition to co-owning K1 Speed karting centers and running his BMW dealership in Murrieta, Calif., Said still maintains a racing schedule on three continents. Clearly, he isn’t slowing down.
TrackHQ.com caught up with him by phone.
We are happy to announce that K1 Speed will be participating in this years SPOCOM at the Anaheim Convention Center | August 4, 2012. Stop by the K1 Speed booth for info, discounts & photos!
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The Inland Empire is the place to race with K1 Speed in Ontario California, hosting round four of their Challenge GP race series this past Sunday to a number of drivers making for a good mix of new and returning faces to make up the nights main events. Jumping right into the qualifying sessions Chris Singleton was fast from the start posting a single lap time of 51.478 second on the reverse-ran super-track configuration to set the pace for the main events. First time racer to the series Justin Simpson would take the second overall qualifying position putting himself into the A-Main with a 52.246, with Wesley Thu qualifying third with a 52.526.
The B-Main would be out on track first and it would be a close battle right from the drop of the green flag on the rolling start between the top three as they kept nose to tail with each other after they got them selves settled in. Immediately after the green flag was dropped Derek Finley would be passed by third place qualifier David Gutierrez, with Robert Hernandez in tow to take over second dropping Derek back to third on the main straight. The top three would go back and forth with the rest of the field playing catch-up. With just one lap to go, David and Robert were running within a few inches of each other, Robert tried to find a way around but David closed the door on him not letting him by. David Gutierrez would go on to take the win, with Robert Hernandez taking second, and Derek Finley would round out the top three on the podium.
Closing out the night were the A-Main drivers with Chris Singleton taking advantage of grabbing the pole earlier in the night by putting over five kart lengths on the field at the drop of the green flag on the rolling start style format. Second place qualifier Justin Simpson would eventually reel him in and start to pressure Chris in the corners to make a mistake, but Singletons experience was able to hold him off. Wesley Thu would make a move into second getting around Justin on the back straight a few laps later but Justin was able to slip right by along with Patty Kuykendall to move into third. Justin was able to catch back up to Chris and the rest of the top four would follow. No one was able to find a clean way around another by the time the checkered flag came out. Chris Singleton would go wire to wire for the win with Justin Simpson holding onto second and Patty Kuykendall would cap off the top three on the podium.
With just two more races left in the season, it will be a close race to the finish with the top drivers in the over all points standings all within striking distance of each other. Come out to our next race May 13th and check out the best indoor kart racing competition in San Bernardino with K1 Speed in Ontario, California.
The best in indoor kart racing action can be found in the Inland Empire in Southern California with K1 Speed in Ontario California hosting their fourth round of their Challenge GP Race series the Sunday April 15th. The best of the best in San Bernardino will be battling it out on our well known super-track configuration layout which is being ran IN REVERSE during the first half of the 2012 race series. The points championship is a close battle and drivers are all going after a podium finish and a chance at the top spot in the championship points standings. Come join us this Sunday April 15th for sign-ups at 6:30 PM with qualifying beginning at 7:00 PM. Entry fee is $50 per driver – BE THERE!