After qualifying in first position Chris Tabares was leading the youth race by 8 car lengths going into lap 13 where he was beginning to catch lap traffic. Coming out of turn 4 in lap 13 Cahlei Schlidts final had caught his tail, by the time they were through turn 5, Cahlei had made her move and taken over the lead from Chris. The podium finish was Cahlei Schlidts in 1st, Chris Tabares in 2nd, and Marcus Finks in 3rd.
What a great turnout for the Junior League here in PHX. We had 13 participants with a few first time league participants as well. Cale Kazmierczak took the pole after qualifying with Alison Hansen in 2nd and Alexander Lynch in 3rd position. It didn’t take long for the craziness to begin. We had a Texas start along with one driver spinning out another basically taking all 3 individuals right out of the running for the podium. This made it a 3 person race. Cale and Alison were out to big leads and held there positions right through the finish line to end up in 1st and 2nd position. Kylan Faubion, younger brother of our Adult GP winner Alec finished up.
The top qualifier in K1 Speed Phoenix Challenge GP event was Alec Faubion with a 24.715, followed up by Sean Grimes and Hector Montero. All 3 of these racers were first time GP racers here in PHX. In the final event Alec jumped out to a big lead after taking the pole. In lap 2 Cole Loftsgard jumped from 4th position, into 3rd and Hector took over the 2 spot. In turn 1 of lap 7, Cole took the inside on Hector and moved into 2nd position but was having trouble in some lap traffic closing the gap on Alec the leader. With 3 laps to go, Alec started feeling some of the affects of the lap traffic and Cole closed the gap to less than a car length. Heading into turn 3 with less than 2 laps to go, Gary Every blew a tire which caused Alec to catch him in turn 4 and force him outside. Cole chose the inside of Gary and chose wisely. Cole jumped into first position heading into the final turn with 1 lap to go. Cole ended up holding Alec off and it finished Cole Loftsgard, Alec Faubion, and Hector Montero in that order.
Jr.- Alexander stayed out front the entire race gaining a substanstial lead. Allison Hansen spun out in turn 1 collecting Kylan Faubion in the crash on lap 2 of the race. She raced her way up 2 positions to make the podium with a 3rd place finish. Alex Nguyen made his first league appearance after racing here 30 time to finish 4th. Emily Hansen held off Kylan who made an attempt to pass her on every turn. Everyone spent the majority of the race learning the new track layout and where to pass
Alexander Lynch was the fastest qualifier with a 28.065 which is the new Jr. Kart track record.
Youth- This race finished in the same starting order. Chris Tabares began picking up a gap over Cahlei after the hit lap traffic on lap 8. Collin and Nick was there first league and are signing up for lessons to prepare for the August 7th event.
Chris Tabares was the fastest qualifier with a 24.460. In the final he got a 24.350 which was the new track record for the center until a race that took place a little later this evening.
The best in indoor kart racing in the Southwest can be found at K1 Speed in Phoenix, Arizona with their second Team Endurance event coming Sunday July, 29th to the highly popular facility. Teams of 2-5 drivers will be competing in a tag team style racing with a few different twists to make things more challenging for drivers. Strategy and speed will both be the key to success to winning. Drivers will have a quick 10 lap qualifier to set the field, and 90 minutes of continuous racing to go after the checkered flag!
Early registration is open – cost is $175.00 PER TEAM for early registration, and $225.00 the day of. Come out Sunday July 29th at 6:30 PM for registration with qualifying beginning at 7:00 PM. There is an 11 team limit for this Enduro Race – so
per-registration in highly encouraged. SEE YOU SUNDAY!
K1 Speed Phoenix
2425 South 21st Street
Phoenix, AZ 85034
Phone: (602) 275-5278