Peyton lead everyone around on lap 1. Right at Start/Finish in turn 1 Micheal was bumped by the pack and was sent 4 spots back. By the third lap Ayden made his way up to the front with Hayden following close behind. Peyton and Jovy ran bumper to bumper for most of the race with Peyton holding on to third. Ayden lead to the finish with Hayden finishing 2nd 2 kart lengths behind.
Another fantastic finish at K1 Speed Santa Clara for the Challenge GP. Racing was good and clean. Ray Martin started 1st pace and finished in 1st holding the lead for the entire race. James Martinez dropped back from 2nd to 3rd. Jonathan Sarceda came from 7th to 2nd.
Look for the second GP Challenge of the season to be even better August 5th!
K1 Speed in Santa Clara, California held its final round of their Challenge GP Race Series this past Sunday, with a full house of drivers all after a podium finish and a number of drivers after the points championship. Double qualifying rounds would see Jonathan Sarceda grab the pole position with a single lap time of 22.790 seconds, setting the pace for the rest of the field who would fall in just a few tenths off his pace.
The nights main would be an intense race with Jonathan leading the field into turn one with Ryan Cougill and Geon McKenzie giving chase and immediately putting pressure on the lead positions. Unfortunately Ryan and Geon would get into each other in a corner battling for second and both drivers would drop out of the top three. Tat gave Scott Levin and Rick Kane a chance to jump up from their fourth and fifth place starting positions, with Scott taking over second and Rich into third. Ryan Cougill would work his way back into fourth to finish out his night with Geon down in seventh. The rest of the field would shuffle around a bit but no other drivers were able to catch up to the leaders. The checkered flag would come out and Jonathan Sarceda would go on for the win with Scott Levin taking second and Ryan Cougill rounding out the top three.
The overall championship would be determined by this final round of racing and Ryan Cougill would end up taking the overall win for the series with Rick Kane in second and Nelson Rosa would take third in the overall standings. Congratulations to our winners and be on the look out for the schedule to be posted for the second half of the season which will include new track layout for most locations and the addition of the Austin, Texas and the league will also be returning back to our Seattle Washington location as well!
Get ready Santa Clara, California residents – the best indoor kart racers in Northern California will be on hand this Sunday at K1 Speed for the final round of the Challenge GP Race league. The technical race-course layout has been challenging all season long and this final round of racing will be the most exciting with drivers chasing after the overall points championship which will be awarded at this final round. Come out this Sunday June 17th at 6:30 PM for sign-ups with qualifying beginning at 7:00 PM, entry fee is $50 per driver – BE THERE
K1 Speed in Santa Clara, California played host to the best in indoor kart racing this past Sunday, with the K1 Speed Challenge GP race series, as round five was on the agenda for the Nor-Cal location. With the points championship on the line and just two races left in the championship, drivers are going to be in a tight race for a top podium spot and a chance at the being one of the top three in the overall standings. Qualifying began with a tight battle between a number of drivers as a mix of new and returning drivers made for a great battle on track for the top qualifier position. Ryan Cougil would post the best single lap time of 22.290 to qualify in pole position for the nights A-Main.
The B-main drivers would start off the nights racing with Scott Levin leading the field into turn one on the green flag rolling start. The field would run tight to each other for a number of laps with no one making any major position changes until mid way through the race where Robert Brunelli and Richard Xiang would swap positions in the back of the field. The rest of the drivers would remain in their respective qualifying positions and with the checkered flag showing it would be Scott Levin going wire to wire for the win, with Jason Verbet in second and Andrew Phan round out the top three.
Closing out the night the A-Main drivers would take the track and quickly line up for the green flag rolling start with pole setter Ryan Cougil leading the field into turn one. Ryan would have his work cut out for him as second and third place qualifier Rick Kane and Jonathan Sarceda would quickly battle with each other in the first few corners of the track. Unfortunately Jonathan would spin and fall to the back of the field allowing fourth place qualifier Roddy Balanga to move up to third. The rest of the field would settle in as the lap wound down and with the checkered flag showing it would be Ryan Cougil going wire to wire for the win, followed by Rick Kane in second and Roddy Balanga would round out the top three.
With just one more race in the first half of the 2012 race series driver4s will all be gunning for the championship title at the last race on June 17th. Come out and race with the best indoor kart racers in Northern California with K1 Speed in Santa Clara, California.
Northern California has some of the best drivers in indoor kart racing coming together this Sunday at K1 Speed in Santa Clara, California for the Challenge GP Race Series. This fifth race, in the six race series, will feature double qualifying rounds, a reverse ran track layout, and a great battle in the overall points championship as drivers will be taking a shot at a podium finish and a chance to move up in position in the overall championship standings. Come join us this Sunday May 20th at 6:30 PM for sign-ups, with qualifying beginning at 7:00 PM. Entry fee is $50.00 per driver – BE THERE!
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K1 Speed in Santa Clara is the place to race with the growing popularity of the Junior/Youth Challenge GP race league for young racers of the bay area. The top young indoor kart racers were at it again this past week creating a very full field of drivers in the Junior class (drivers 4′-4’10″). Famous Rhodes has been dominating the class over the last few months having landed another pole position this past week for the nights A-Main.
With the main set the drivers would set up for the standing start and drag race down into turn one when the green flag was thrown. Famous would take advantage of his pole position start and get out in front of the rest of the field quickly and put some distance between himself and the rest of the field. The rest of the field would try to play catch up and towards the end second and third place qualifiers Peyton Sias and Jovy Levin had regained some ground to tighten up the top three for the last lap. Famous would hold them off and take the win, with Peyton Sias taking second and Jovy would hang onto third to cap off the top three on the podium.
With the final race set for June it will be a race to the end for the overall points championship. Come join us June 5th for the final round of racing action for the first half of the 2012 Junior/Youth Challenge GP Race League, as the final race will be set up in full Grand-Prix race format with a practice round, a qualifying round and corresponding main event rounds.See you in June!
K1 Speed has taken over the bay area of Northern California as the top producer of competitive indoor kart racers with K1 Speed located in Santa Clara, California. The Challenge GP Race Series rolled into the fast paced concrete surfaced facility this past Sunday, with a number of the top indoor kart racers from the area all making a run for a podium finish, and a chance at the overall points championship. The double qualifying format would set the fields, with Ryan Cougil taking the pole position with a qualifying lap time of 22.290 seconds followed by Robert Nieves in second with a single lap time of 22.406, and Roddy Balanga would qualify third with a 22.585. The rest of the drivers would fall in place behind them by just a few tenths making for a tight couple of field to make up the main events for the night.
B-Main drivers would kick things off and show they had just as much driving skill as the other participants with first time GP participant Jonathan Sarceda leading the field from pole on the green flag rolling start into turn one. He would take advantage of the open track early on and put some distance between himself and the rest of the field. That left second, third, and fourth place qualifiers Alex Jacobsen, Nelson Rosa and Geon McKenzie in a tight battle with the rest of the field in tow. Alex would have an unfortunate spin out allowing over half the field to get by before he was able to get things pointed in the right direction and get moving again Geon McKenzie would make a move on Nelson Rosa to move up into the second, which dropped the Nelson to third. The rest of the field would shuffle around a bit but made for some clean driving to the end. With the checkered flag out Jonathan Sarceda would take the win, with Geon McKenzie taking second and Nelson Rosa was able to hold onto third.
The A-Main would close out the night with pole setter Ryan Cougill taking the green flag on the rolling start with the rest of the field close behind headed into turn one. Third place qualifier Roddy Balanga would get the jump on second place qualifier Robert Nieves to take over second place early in the race and pressure Ryan for the duration of the main event. Robert would slip down to fourth but have a great battle with Scott Levin for third for a number of laps but could seem to fin the opening he needed to make up the position. The rest of the field would stay in the respective qualifying positions, and with the checkered flag showing the top four remained pretty close to each other as they came across the start/finish line. Ryan Cougill would take the win just edging out Roddy Balanga, Scott Levin would hold onto third with Robert Nieves just about half a kart away in fourth.
With round four in the books its going to be a close race to the end, and with the championship points on the line multiple drivers who are all in the points chase are after a top spot on the podium as these final races wind down. Come out to our next race May 20th and see what the race action is all about with the best indoor kart racing facility in the bay area with K1 Speed in Santa Clara, California.