Its that time again as the K1 Speed Junior League Race Series will be heading to round two next week March 6th at multiple K1 Speed locations. The very popular Junior/Youth league is geared towards the younger generation of indoor kart racers and preps them for the next step heading into the world of competitive kart racing. Entry fee is just $40.00 per driver per event and races are ran with the Mini GP style format with a single qualifying race that will place drivers in their starting positions according to their best single lap time. Drivers will be placed by height requirements in either the Junior or Adult karts. This is an all run event and open to all skill levels and experiences, some come out to your favorite K1 Speed location March 6th and see what the Junior/Youth race league is all about!
Get ready racers, K1 Speed in South Florida is hosting round three of the Challenge GP race series on their famed Super-Track configuration this coming Sunday March 4th IN REVERSE! Round three will mark the half way point for this first half of the 2012 race series and many of Florida’s top indoor kart drivers will be on hand, chasing after the championship points hunt. With the level of talent for indoor kart racing in Florida this will be one race not to miss. Sign-ups will begin this Sunday at 6:30 PM with qualifying beginning at 7:00 PM. Entry fee is $55 per driver – BE THERE!
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ATTENTION FLORIDA RACERS! K1 Speed in Hollywood Florida is hosting round II of the Challenge GP Race series this coming Sunday to their concrete surfaced Super-Track layout which is going to be RUN IN REVERSE! The all new configuration gives drivers a fun challenging new track to compete on.
Sign-ups will begin at 6:30 PM and qualifying will begin at 7:00 PM. Entry fee is $55 per driver – SEE YOU SUNDAY!
K1 Speed in South Florida began the 2012 Challenge GP race series season this past Sunday to a large crowd of drivers, which was a mix of veteran attendees and a number of first timers to the race series. The night would prove to be a great beginning to the 6 month long series as drivers took to the Super-Track configuration which is being ran in reverse for the series. After double qualifying rounds Dario Echeverry would be the one to grab the pole position besting 51 other drivers in attendance with a fast lap of 43.850 seconds. He was followed closely by another resident K1 Speed customer 11 year old Anthony Ospino who settled in with a 43.869 second lap time.
Main event rounds would close out the night with the D Main starting off the nights action. A full filed of 14 drivers would take the green flag rolling start with pole setter Phillip Riggs taking advantage of an empty track early on and running away from the field. Jessy Walker was a full 9 second behind in second place battling it out with Krysten Riordan who was less than five hundredths of a second off Jessy’s back bumper. When the checkered flag came out Phillip had maintained a comfortable lead to take the win with Jessy taking second and Krysten rounding out the top three in the field
C-Main drivers would be out on track next which stayed pretty mellow with the drivers staying in the qualifying positions for the duration of the race. Rubin Hernandez Jr would go wire to wire for the win followed by Nelso Silva in second and Marcus Motes would close out the top three on the podium respectfully.
The B-Main drivers would put on a bit more of a show as a number of the regulars were mixed in with some new talent in this field. Main event favored Michael Jacks was unfortunately wrapped up in a small race incident on track which dropped him out of the lead and allowed Jose Mendana Jr. to take the win. He was followed by Zach Hughes who took second and Quenni King would finish out the top three on the podium from the B-Main.
Closing out the night were the top qualifiers in the A-Main with every ones qualifying lap under 46 seconds – this would be a fast race. Local Super-Track guru Michael Apuzzo who won a majority of the races last season would work his way into first place after pole setter Dario Echeverry fell off the pace a bit from his pole position qualifying spot. Charles Abbott who took second place in the 2011 final race repeated his performance here to take second place again to start of his 2012 race season and Dario Echeverry round out his night in a respectable third place position to close out the podium.
This was a great kick off to the 2012 race season and with a number of race to go there is plenty of time for drivers to find them selves on the podium and score them selves the 2 extra top qualifying bonus points and make a run for the overall points championship.
Get ready South Florida, K1 Speed in Hollywood, Florida kicks off 2012 with the Challenge GP race season on their Super-Track Configuration IN REVERSE! The all new track configuration will create a new set of challenges for all drivers heading into the 2012 race season on the concrete surfaced facility. The points have been reset back to 0 and it will be a race to the finish with drivers all looking for the pole position bonus points and top spots on the podium to start off the new year. Come out this Sunday January 8th, for sign-ups starting at 6:30 PM and qualifying to begin at 7:00 PM. Entry fee is $55 per driver – see you there!
The 2011 Challenge GP race series for K1 Speed in Hollywood, Florida wraps up this coming Sunday December 4th at the only concrete surfaced Super-Track configuration in the country! The points battle will come down to this final event with the top 10 drivers all within striking distance of each-other for the overall points championship! Sign-ups will begin at 630pm and qualifying will begin at 7PM with double qualifying rounds for everyone to take a shot at the pole position for the nights main event. Entry fee is $55 per driver.
K1 Speed in South Florida held round five of their Challenge GP race series this past Sunday to a large crowd of of both new and returning drivers. There is a broad range of talent in the South Florida region that put on a great display of driving skill on the concrete surfaced Super-Track configuration each month, all of which are very capable of making a podium appearance and a run for the overall points championship. Michael Apuzzo would be the man of the evening with a fast lap of 44.260 seconds to take the pole position for the A-Main.
With qualifying out of the way the drivers would come out on track for the respective mains. B-Main drivers were out on track first and it was a straight forward race with no position changes throughout the duration of the race. The checkered flag came out and Charles Abbott would take the win followed by Anthony Ospino and Rodney William rounded out the podium finishers.
A-Main drivers would close out the night with pole setter Michael Apuzzo leading the field into turn one on the green flag rolling start. Michael would maintain a slight lead over the field with the drivers in the back of the field making position changes back and forth. Michael remained out in front for the duration of the race and would go on to take the win with Jason Drescher in second and Pedro Lopez taking the final spot on the podium.
With the overall points chase on the line the top drivers will have their work cut out for them in the final race in
December, and an over all champion for the 2011 race season will be crowned. This will be one race not to miss out on, with the range of talent that shows up to K1 Speed in Hollywood, Florida. Come check out all the race action for yourself on December 4th!
Get ready South Florida – K1 Speed in Fort Lauderdale will be hosting round five of their Challenge GP Race series this coming Sunday November 6th. Competition has been great over the last few months and the entries have shown record numbers for this highly technical Super-Track configuration. The points chase will come down to the last race, and with just two races left to go in the season this is one race you wont want to miss. Sign-ups will begin at 630PM with qualifying beginning at 7PM. Entry fee is $55 per driver. See you this Sunday!
South Florida is the home to a number of very talented kart drivers, and with K1 Speed hosting the Challenge GP race series, there is no exception to that statement. Round four came last week for the Hollywood Florida location with many talented drivers making a run for the podium and for the overall points championship. With double qualifying rounds, drivers are given a number of chances to post a fast lap for the top qualifying position.
Once qualifying was in the books drivers rolled out on track for the nights main event with the B Main drivers coming out first. Kevin Phillips was able to move quickly, coming from a fifth place starting position to make his way up to first, because of some mistakes made by other drivers. He will be one to watch in the future for sure. That left Alejandro Simon and Henry Zelaya to battle it out for second and third. By the time the checkered flag came out, Kevin was hanging onto a comfortable lead, Alejandro would take second and Henry rounded out the top three.
A-Main race action closed out the night and this was a great race for the spectators on hand, with Jason Dresher taking an early lead which eventually turned into a 3-kart lead by mid race. A number of experienced drivers made up the field for this, and the battle for second and third between Rodney Williams who was trailing Charles Abbott was great, as Rodney hung right on Charles back bumper waiting to make his move. Rodney eventually found his way under Charles to take over the second position and the top three would finish their night with Jason up front, Rodney taking second and Charles hanging onto third holding off a full field of drivers to maintain his position.
This was a great night of racing for all and with just a couple of months to go there is a big push to the end of the season and the chase to the championship as drivers are looking for that top spot on the podium. Come out to the K1 Speed South Florida location and check out all the race action for yourself!