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.
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.
The best in indoor kart racing in Northern California are coming together this Sunday for round four of the K1 Speed Challenge GP Race Series at the Santa Clara location to battle it out for a spot on the podium and a shot at the overall points series championship. The top drivers in the series are all in a close battle for the overall winner for the first half of the 2012 race series, and it will be a race to the finish on the reverse-ran course layout. Come out this Sunday for sign-ups at 6:30 PM with qualifying at 7:00 PM, entry fee is just $50.00 per driver – SEE YOU THIS SUNDAY!
The place to race in Nor-Cal is K1 Speed in Santa Clara, California as the Junior/Youth Challenge GP race league headed into the fourth race of the season this past Tuesday, with a packed house of young drivers all very capable of taking a spot on the podium. Qualifying remained straight forward with two groups of drivers making up the Junior class of drivers (kids 4′-4’10″). A single race format gave competitors just 12 laps to post their quickest single lap time in order to grab the pole position for the nights main events. Jovy Levin would be the one to beat, posting the quickest overall lap time and setting the pace for the fields.
B-Main race action would start off the night and right from the drop of the green flag drivers would drag race into turn one. Everyone came out of the corner clean, making for a tight field and very competitive driving. Joey Iest would make the biggest move having come from his fourth place qualifying position up the the front to take over the lead 4 laps into the main, he would put some distance between him self on and the rest of the field at that point and never look back. The checkered flag would come out with Joey Iest taking the win, Mateusz Pabis dropped back to second after being passed by Joey for a respectable finish, and Devin Sivira would round out the top three on the podium.
Closing out the night would be the A-Main drivers and it would be another drag race into turn one, led by pole setter Jovy Levin. Levin would take advantage of an open track early on and find himself putting distance on the rest of the field as each lap counted down to give himself a comfortable lead. Second place qualifier Famous Rhodes II would be were all the action was, as he would lead a tight group of 5 other drivers that would freight train around the race track for a good duration of the race, with the rest of the field in tow trying to make up as much track position as possible to catch the leaders. The field would stay pretty consistent for the entire race, Jovy Levin would be shown the checkered flag first to take the win, followed by Famous Rhodes II taking second and Peyton Sias would make the right moves to land himself a third place finish.
Just two more races to go in the Junior/Youth Challenge GP Race series for the Santa Clara location, and a number of the top drivers in the overall points chase are looking to see who will come out on top. It will be a race to the finish to determine the overall winner. Join us on May 1st for the fifth race of the season and come out to the best indoor kart racing facility in Northern California with K1 Speed in Santa Clara!
The Junior/Youth league is heads into round three next week April 3rd, for all young racers out there looking for a competitive indoor race series. K1 Speed offers the best in indoor kart racing and is one of the only indoor kart racing facilities that offers a full indoor championship race series for young drivers. Kids will be grouped according to height as all young racers that are between 4′ and 4’10″ will be in kid karts and all kids 4’10″ and taller will be in the adult karts. The run groups are not run together, only with other karts from the same class of drivers. With multiple locations offering a chance to compete in this highly sought after race series there is most likely a K1 Speed location near year that will be hosting a race. Come out to your favorite K1 Speed location April 3rd at 530PM for sign ups with qualifying beginning at 6PM. Entry fee is just $40 per driver! Dont miss your chance to come race with the best in indoor kart racing in Southern and Northern California, Phoenix Arizona, or in South Florida – SEE YOU THERE!
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