K1 Speed in Northern California hosted the first round of its Challenge GP race series this past Sunday with a number of the top indoor kart racers from the Santa Clara area for the debut event. The course design proved to be a fast paced layout with with Nelson Rosa taking the pole position with a 21.924 second single lap time setting the pace for the nights main events.
With the dust settled after some fast qualifying rounds the B-Main would be out on track first to close out the night. Shawn Thompson would start on pole with local karting champion Max Gaxiola and local dirt kart champion Geon MacKenzie sitting just behind him to put on a great show for the spectators. Thompson would take advantage of the clear track early on and maintain his position for the duration of the race. Max would retire early in the race, which let local K1 driver John Fong move into second and Bill Belfield into third. The checkered flag would come out and the drivers would finish with Shawn Thompson taking the win, John Fong would hang onto second and Bill Belfield maintained his position in third to round out the top three.
A-Main drivers would be out on track next with pole setter Nelson Rosa leading the field for the green flag rolling start. There would be a great battle between Nelson and Steve Hoshi, along with Matthew Smith getting into the mix to make things interesting. Nelson would end up putting some distance between himself and Steve but Hoshi would end up having to work to maintain his position in second place with Matthew Smith, Eric Brockway, and Robert Nieves charging hard for the front. Half way through the main Robert would make his move and find himself up into third place with Josh Dunn coming from the back of the field and into fourth. Matthew Smith would end up losing a few positions after getting sideways out of the corner only to hold onto fifth once he got the kart collected, allowing Eric Brockway to take over second. With the checkered flag out It would be Nelson Rosa taking the win with Eric Brockway holding onto second and Robert Nieves closing out the top three in third.
With a great kick off to the inaugural race for the 2012 series for the K1 Speed Santa Clara location it will only grow in popularity from here as drivers all make a run for the podium and a shot at the overall points championship. Come out to our next race on February 19th for round II and see what the Challenge GP race series is all about.
The Bay Area is the place to race this Sunday with K1 Speed in Santa Clara! The all new facility will be hosting their first race for the Challenge GP Race series of the 2012 race season on the unique concrete surfaced layout, which will be ran IN REVERSE. Drivers will have an all new set of challenges to face with the new course layout, which will put everyone on an even playing field for the start of this series. The all new facility located just outside of San Jose and Silicone Valley will host this race series once a month to drivers looking to compete in the best in indoor kart racing competition.
Sign-ups will begin at 6:30 PM with qualifying starting at 7:00 PM. Double qualifying rounds will place drivers according to their best qualifying lap time for the corresponding main event rounds. Entry fee is just $50 per driver.
Today marks a monumental stage for K1 Speed Santa Clara. It was the Official Ribbon Cutting as Mayor, Jamie Matthews and staff were present, as well as Steve Van Dorn the CEO & President of Santa Clara Chamber of Commerce. They are very excited for the future of K1 Speed Santa Clara and feel it will be a good fit for the County.
K1 Speed in Santa Clara successfully held its Grand Opening over the weekend with local radio station Wild 94.9 broadcasting live from the new Northern California Bay Area location. K1 Speed’s newest state-of-the-art kart racing center in the San Jose, Sunnyvale, Silicon Valley and Palo Alto area, is the first location to offer the brand-new European designed 20hp electric karts, which can reach speeds of 45mph! Santa Clara also features one of the largest indoor racing facilities in the Nor-Cal area with 2 long straight-aways for drivers to reach top speed.
With the center now open, come out and take on the all new K1 Speed kart racing location 7 days a week with karts from both adult and junior sized drivers!
Get ready Northern California- K1 Speed Santa Clara has officially opened its doors and will be ready for a weekend of racing. Today is a significant day for K1 Speed, as it marks the day that Northern California gets its very first K1 Speed electric indoor go karting race track. K1 Speed Santa Clara is the newest state-of-the-art kart racing center in the San Jose, Sunnyvale, Silicon Valley and Palo Alto area. Not only is this a revealing of K1 Speed’s new center, but it will be the first location to offer the brand-new European designed 20hp electric karts, which can reach speeds of 45mph!
K1 Speed Santa Clara will be featuring a 65,000 square ft. facility and will have the longest single track of all of the K1 Speed indoor kart racing centers. Come with your family and friends as there will be up to 52 karts. Junior racers are invited as well as their is no age requirement, instead our racers must meet our 4 foot minimum height requirement.
Come and check out the hottest and best electric indoor kart racing in Northern California with K1 Speed in Santa Clara!
K1 Speed Santa Clara
2925 Mead Avenue
Santa Clara, CA 95051
Phone: (408) 338-0579
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Close your visors and hit the accelerator, K1 Speed is ready to introduce their brand-new European designed electric karts. Your chance to test your adrenaline in these newly redesigned eco-friendly electric karts that will debut exclusively at K1 Speed Santa Clara in less than two months. Both adults and juniors have the opportunity of being the first to experience the excitement of racing these brand new high-performance karts. The all-new design is packed full of features that improve the karts safety and performance, allowing veteran and novice racers to take full advantage of these cutting edge 20 HP karts capable of reaching speeds of 45 MPH… Are you ready?
K1 Speed indoor kart racing is gearing up to start the races in Santa Clara, CA. After growing successfully nationwide and having many centers throughout Southern California, K1 Speed is pleased to announce its’ 1st Northern California location. K1 Speed Santa Clara will be the Silicon Valley’s first ever electric indoor kart racing center. Featuring 65,000 sq. ft. of space, K1 Speed Santa Clara will be by far the longest single track of all K1 Speed indoor kart racing centers and will have up to 52 karts.
Expecting to open late September of 2011, both junior and adult racers will have the chance to experience the thrill of racing K1 Speed’s entirely new European style designed karts. Take a sneak peak of its’ latest expansion as September gets closer. After all, it’s right around the corner. Pictures and further information will be posted soon!