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!
Attention all Junior and Teen Racers! The K1 Speed Junior League wraps up its final race of the 2011 season Tuesday Night at select K1 Speed locations throughout the Southwest and Florida. With various locations available for drivers to participate at, this gives our younger racers a chance to compete in all out indoor kart racing competition. The final will be a full Gran-Prix style format with a 12 lap practice race, 14 lap qualifier and a 16 lap final main event! Entry fee is just $40 per driver – sign-ups will begin at 630PM and the practice rounds/qualifying rounds will begin at 7PM. Come out this Tuesday night and check out the Junior Race league!
K1 Speed in South Florida is looking to start off the month of October with round four of the Challenge GP Race Series on the expanded Super-Track concrete surfaced layout. The highly popular race series has had a large number of participants through the second half of the 2011 race season for the all new race facility bringing in a large number of talented drivers all capable of making podium appearances. Come out this Sunday October 2nd and take on the best indoor kart racers with K1 Speed in Hollywood Florida. Sign-ups will begin at 6:30 PM with racing starting at 7:00 pm. Entry fee is $55 per driver
The two-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion and driver of the #14 Office Depot, Mobil 1 Chevrolet – Tony Stewart visited K1 Speed in Hollywood, Florida on Monday for a media day and to do a meet and greet with fans. Tony was in town for the filming of upcoming commercials for the Miami/Homestead Speedway race this coming November, and to take a few laps on our latest indoor kart racing facility. Some lucky fans and Homestead Speedway President Matt Becherer got a chance to race with Tony at our latest indoor kart racing facility and put down some pretty impressive laps. Tony has visited K1 Speed before, as he will sometimes pop into our K1 Speed location in Ontario, California when he is in town for the NASCAR race during the start of the season that is held at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California located just down the street from the facility.
Stewart is currently sitting 9th in NASCAR Sprint Cup points just ahead of Dale Earnhardt Jr., and will head to Chicagoland Speedway’s Tri-Oval this weekend for the kick-off of the Chase for the Sprint up Championship. Come out to any K1 Speed location this Sunday and check out all the race action on our multiple HD TV’s throughout the facility and watch Tony Stewart and his team make a run for the podium.
K1 Speed in South Florida hosted another packed Challenge GP Race series night this past Sunday with 50+ drivers in attendance all looking to make a run at the podium. Indoor kart racing is huge in the South East and K1 Speed in Hollywood, Florida is the place to be for serious competition. Taking the overall pole was Jean Hoy with a great performance and out qualifying everyone with a stellar performance.
Main events were all action packed as spectators got a great show all night with multiple new drivers mixed in with some of the veterans. Davis Yahn would be the D-Main winner, with his best lap coming in at 45.264 seconds. The C-main winner would be Kevin Philips who held off a hard charging group in the main, his quickest lap in the main was a solid 45.590 seconds. B-Main race winner would be Alvaro Tarazona setting a fast lap of 46.726 seconds on the concrete surfaced layout. Jean Hoy would go on to take the win in the A-Main to finish out the nigh on a high note after winning the overall pole position and earning an additional 2 points in the overall points chase.
Drivers from all over come out for the best in indoor kart racing competition with K1 Speed in South Florida, just 20 minutes south of Fort Lauderdale, and about 15 minutes north of Hollywood – the best in the South East come to K1 Speed for the quickest in indoor kart racing action. With the half way point now wrapped up for K1 Speed in Florida the top drivers are all looking at the final races in the coming months and the race for the chase to the championship. Come out next month and check out all the non-stop race action with K1 Speed in South Florida
K1 Speed in Hollywood, Florida is getting ready for round III of their Challenge GP race series this coming Sunday September 4th to the concrete surfaced Super-Track layout. A record setting 80+ drivers were in attendance for the South Florida Inaugural event and this one is sure to be just as big if not bigger. The Super-Track layout which combines both indoor tracks is the largest of its kinda to serve the North Beach, Hollywood, and Fort Lauderdale area. Kart racers from all over have experienced the all new European style indoor kart racing facility putting K1 Speed on the map in one of the countries top kart racing arenas! Sign ups will begin at 6:30 PM and qualifying will start at 7:00 PM, entry fee is only $55 per driver.
The K1 Speed Junior and Teen Challenge GP Race League is gearing up for round three this coming Tuesday, September 6th. With the series at the half way point for all participating locations, the on-track position battles have become a lot of fun to watch as the younger drivers have become more accustom to competitive driving. Come out to one of the many participating K1 Speed locations – Anaheim, Carlsbad, Ontario, Torrance, Phoenix, or South Florida with your young racer and see what the Junior league is all about.
Six year old Alex Lynch set a K1 Speed Record last week by setting the quickest lap times at all but one K1 Speed Location that offers Kid Kart racing. “Operation K1 Domination” began at one of the latest locations in the Southwest at K1 Speed in Phoenix, Arizona, and made its way west to Southern California to dominate the area locations. Along the way Alex set 3 new overall track records in a kid kart, and broke the 6-year-old record at each location he visited, all in just 7 days!
Alex’s next trip will hopefully be to the K1 Speed in South Florida to attempt to break the lap record in the South East. Congrats to Alex and his accomplishment – look out for this kid at future Challenge GP Race events and Junior/ Teen Challenge GP race events.
If you have a young racer, bring them out to one of the many K1 Speed locations that offer arrive and drive racing for kids and teens.
K1 Speed in Hollywood Floria hosted the second round of its Challenge GP race series earlier in the month to another very large number of drivers that all battled it out for the top podium spots in the mains. Qualifying remained clean as drivers all worked to find the quick way around the unique concrete surfaced Super-Track layout, to lay down a fast lap to get the bonus points from a top qualifying time. Jean Hoy would show everyone her driving skills early in qualifying and would go unchallenged by laying down a 44.171 second lap time to take the top qualifying position for the A-Main later in the night.
The C-Main drivers would be out on track first with an a smooth bit of driving done by all. The green flag rolling start would see Alejandro Simon take the early lead from the pole position and lead the field into turn one. Everyone would come out without incident and it was a race to the finish as drivers all raced hard to make position changes throughout the race. Once the checkered flag came out Alejandro had put himself into a comfortable lead to take the win followed by Jeff Osgood in second and Kevin Phillips would round out the top three on the podium.
Next out on track was the B-Main drivers with a bit more action in this one with a lot more passing going on mid field for position. Mid way through the race Esteban Ferrara would try to make an aggressive inside move and ended up getting pinched into a corner and dropping back to the back of the field, which he was unable to recover from and make up position losses. The checkered flag came out and Robert Munoz would be in the right position to take the win, with Christopher Garcia in second followed by Christian Vanvurst in third.
A-Main race action closed out the night with over all pole setter Jean Hoy leading the field for the green flag rolling start. Jean would make a run early on and get out into clean air and put a good cushion between her and the rest of the field. Second place qualifier Jason Drescher would follow suit, driving very defensively to hold off third and fourth place drivers Micheal Apuzzo and Pedro Lopez, who were looking to find a way around Drescher and move up a few positions in the pack. Jean would go on to take the win with Jason holding in second. Michael held on to third to close out the night with the rest of the field following closely behind.
Now that the second round of racing is in the books, the points battle has heated up, a number of South Florida area kart racers are all aiming for the top podium spots and a chance to be the overall points champion at K1 Speed Florida. Come out to our next race on September 4th, 2011 for round III and come compete in the best indoor kart racing series in the Hollywood, North Beach, Fort Laurerdale area!