Travis Pastrana was rudely sent out of the X Games last summer when Andy Scott shunted him from behind during a qualifying round for the RallyCross event. Until that moment, the world had been looking forward to a meeting between Travis and eight-time (and soon to be nine-time) World Rally Champion Sebastien Loeb, whose Citroen WRC team had specially shipped a car from France.
Now in a new episode of the YouTube series, ‘On Pace With Pastrana,’ we get to see the X Games as Travis experienced it. In part one below, Travis meets his idol, Loeb, and the two go head-to-head in go-karts at K1 Speed Torrance. Afterward, Travis and wife Lyn-Z take in the Moto X Step-Up and Best Trick competitions. Check it out…
Our second leg in our Junior league saw a reduction in racers, but two new, first time drivers, so that is exciting as we try and establish something for our youth to do after school. Andres Lacayo, a regular here at K1 FTL. In our qualifying heat, Portis Thompkins took the pole with a fast lap time of 25.19. Andres again won the A Main with a very fast lap time of 23.4 seconds, beating his personal best by .8 of a second. Kamari Felton was only .2 of a second behind Andres as they cross the finish line in what was almost a photo finish! It gets more exciting every month! Great job Andres!!
Jul 10th – Mini GP
Aug 7th – Mini GP
Sep 4th – Mini GP
Oct 2nd – Mini GP
Nov 6th – Grand Prix Final
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We had our very first Junior League FT Lauderdale style today, 4 September, with a modest turn out of six racers. Andres Lacayo, an experienced racer and frequent visitor here at K1 Ft Laud, won both the qualifier and A Main with a consistent time of 29.2 seconds. There was a real battle for second between Stephen and Sean Murname and Portis Thompkins – all coming within a second of each other, with Stephen edging out Portis, and Sean taking fourth. There was a lot of positive to build on for the next race in October. We expect to see even more racers then!!
K1 Speed and The Racing Nuts Show are inviting all race fans to come out to K1 Speed Friday, August 24th at 8:00pm to watch the new documentary on Hialeah Speedway on WLRN Channel 17 in the media center at 2950 Stirling Road in Hollywood, Fla. The documentary is hosted and narrated by Steven Brack. Former race car drivers from the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s all the way up to the final days of Hialeah Speedway will be on hand. Just after the screening, The Racing Nuts Show will start at 9:00pm covering all the different series of motor sports from across the world of racing. Also, some one on one’s with former Hialeah Speedway racers. Everyone is invited, come to the Daytona room and enjoy a blast from the past with The Racing Nuts.
The Puerto Rican reggaeton duo, Angel y Khriz, visited K1 Speed South Florida to shoot a segment for DUB Latino on mun2. Check your local listings.
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Opening of Season 2 at K1 Speed South Florida went off without a hitch. Both heat’s were close with one racer on the B main that pull out due to the heat. Like they say, “If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen”. The A main finish with the same positions as they start it. Close passing opportunities, but no one was able to gain a position.
Look for the second GP Challenge of the season to be even better August 5th!
GET READY RACERS! June marks finals time for the K1 Speed Challenge GP Race series as the first half of the 2012 will be winding down this month across the country. K1 Speed in Hollywood Florida will help start off the final rounds action this coming Sunday June 3rd. This will be one epic indoor kart battle with the best indoor kart racers all chasing after a podium finish and a top spot in the championship points standings. This final race will also determine the overall champion for the first half of the year! Come out this Sunday June 3rd at 6:30 PM for sign-ups with qualifying beginning at 7:00 PM. Entry fee is $55 per driver – BE THERE
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K1 Speed in South Florida hosted the next to last round of their Challenge GP Race Series this past Sunday with another packed house full of drivers all chasing after a podium finish. Double qualifying rounds would give drivers multiple chances to put down the quickest lap possible and grab the pole position for the nights A-Main. When the dust cleared Michael Apuzzo would take the top qualifier position for the nights A-Main.
The C-Main drivers would start off the nights racing and would see the most action on track with a number of positions changes made throughout the race. The most notable would be last place starter Kaila Fives who worked from the rear of the field all the way up to the front to take the win. Pole setter Alexander Burkhardt would drop to second and Billy Fives would round out the top three on the podium.
B-Main drivers were out on track next for the green flag rolling start and it would be a drag race into turn one as drivers would freight-train with each other for the first few corners. The field would spread out a bit and everyone stayed in the same position as their respectable qualifying spots. The laps would wind down and at the start/finish line Raphael Burkhardt would go wire to wire for the win, followed by Bryant Garcia in second, and Jim Page would cap off the top three on the podium.
Closing out the night would be the A-Main drivers taking the green flag rolling start, with overall top qualifier Michael Apuzzo leading the field into turn one. This would be a full field of talented indoor drivers and it showed as the group held tight to each other for the first few laps. The field would spread thin and drivers would remain in their respectable qualifying positions till the checkered flag was thrown. Michael Apuzzo would go wire to wire for the win followed by Charles Abbott in second and Raul Leoni would take third.
With just one race left to go in the first half of the 2012 Challenge GP Race Season, and the top drivers in the points chase all withing striking distance of each other, it will be a race to the finish for the overall championship. Come join us in June 3rd for the final round of the first half of the 2012 race series and come see what the fun is all about.