Torrance’s Challenge GP show-cased some great driving by some talented racers. We start off with Austin Farr taking the pole with his best qualifing lap of 26.808 sec. Right behind Austin in the race field was Craig Robertson and Puneet Khattar. At the beginning of the first couple of laps Craig tried to position himself to take a shoot at passing first place leader Austin. His risky moving on turn 5 put him into the wall and the race field passed him by. Austin continued to stretch out his lead and took a commanding 1st place win. Puneet and Andrew Buckler made up second and third place.
Another fun and exciting Gp Event was held in Torrance On Sunday. It was great to see old and new faces with a total of 8 racers in attendance. Joseph Cheong grabbed the pole position with his fastest qualifying lap of 26.849 seconds. New face: Austin Farr was right behind him with the second best qualifiying time of the night. In the final race both Joesph & Austin showed off some of there presition racing skills. !st, 2nd, and 3rd place was bumper-to-bumper to the very end. Joseph held onto 1st, followed by Austin and Andrew. Very fun race to watch. We hope to see everyone out again next month!
Race over to K1 Speed Torrance starting Saturday, March 16th for a special G.I. Joe Retaliation promotion. Racers will have a chance to win VIP advance screening tickets to see the movie with friends and receive movie promo items (while supplies last).
Special advanced screening tickets for
Wednesday, March 27th – 7:30pm
AMC Burbank 16
125 E. Palm Ave.
Burbank, CA 91502
K1 Speed Torrance
19038 S Vermont Ave
Gardena, CA 90248
Watch the G.I. Joe: Retaliation trailer now! In theaters March 29, 2013.
Synopsis: A follow-up to the 2009 release of G.I. JOE: THE RISE OF COBRA, which grossed over $300M worldwide, Paramount Pictures, MGM and Skydance Productions, in association with HASBRO, commenced the di Bonaventura production of G.I. JOE: RETALIATION.
In this sequel, the G.I. Joes are not only fighting their mortal enemy Cobra; they are forced to contend with threats from within the government that jeopardize their very existence. The film stars D.J. Cotrona, Byung-hun Lee, Adrianne Palicki, Ray Park, Jonathan Pryce, Ray Stevenson, Channing Tatum with Bruce Willis and Dwayne Johnson. Directed by Jon M. Chu, and produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Brian Goldner, from a screenplay by Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick based on Hasbro’s G.I. Joe® characters.
Sunday’s main event was filled with suspense, excitement, and a high level of competitive racing. Most notable between Craig Robertson and Timothy Tran. Timothy Tran grabbed the pole position with his fast lap of 27.108. However, after a second re-start because of some confusion on the part of Timothy’s mis-understanding of what a rolling start means. Second place Craig was able to take advantage of Timothy’s over cautiousness and blow right by him at the start of the race and took a commanding lead and finished first in tonights race. Second and third place went to fresh new faces of Puneet Khattar and Eric Duke respectively.
Alexander Phillips takes the GP 2 this time around fighting off Puneet Khattar and GP 1 winner Austin Farr. Farr keeps his lead over Khattar by only 4 points with Craig Robertson in 3rd with 12 points.
We’re looking forward to next month’s GP. Who will take it this time?!