Getting into the spirit of things this past Sunday the crew from K1 Speed in Irvine California got into costume celebrating the holiday and putting on a bit of a show for customers that came in throughout the day. K1 Speeds Irvine location in the middle of the OC hosts double racing layouts for customers to enjoy any time of the year. Stop in and take a shot at posting the quickest lap time of the week on either track with our indoor electric racing karts and come expirence the best indoor kart racing facility in Orange County.
Everyone at K1 hopes all of their customers had a safe and fun Halloween this year ….
Team K1 Race Gear has returned with a top 10 finish in the Machismo 500 karting enduro that was held at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada this past weekend, competing against some of the best enduro kart racers in the country. The weekend started off strong, as team drivers Kelson Penn, Jacob Pearlman, Orlando Rodrigues, and son Alex Rodrigues worked to find the fast line around the temporary course layout Friday afternoon. Saturday afternoon gave drivers a 30 minute qualifying session, with everyone looking to find ways to shave a few tenths of a second off their lap times and grab the pole position for the start of the race later that evening. Kelson Penn would set the second quickest pace of the session giving Team K1 Race Gear an ideal starting spot later that evening.
After qualifying the kart was gone through closely to insure it would hold up to 500 miles of racing, tires were swapped for fresh rubber and the fuel tank was refilled, giving the team the most miles from the first tank of fuel before pit and driver change strategy would come into play. The race strategy was working in their favor, until Alex Rodrigues had a race incident that resulted in a broken tie rod which side lined the team while repairs were made, dropping them back to 15th overall. Once the repairs were made, the team was back on track but had their work cut out for them as they night pressed on, while they worked to move up into the field. By the time the checkered flag had dropped early Sunday morning Team K1 Race Gear had worked their way back up to 6th overall for a solid finish to their race weekend.
K1 Race Gear offers everything you need as the one stop shop for kart and auto racing safety gear, and they offer a large selection of kart racing support equipment through their web-store www.k1racegear.com . Check them out for all of your kart racing and auto racing safety needs.
Take a few laps around the track and see what the drivers were seeing on the fast paced course -
Shane Geivet was the man of the hour at K1 Speed in Anaheim the other night as he hit the coveted 1000th race mark. Shane is an avid K1 Speed enthusiast as he participates in the K1 Challenge Grand Prix events at various locations in Southern California. The Anaheim location in northern Orange County is a fun technical asphalt layout that combines tight turns with fast sweepers making for a fun challenging course.
Everyone at K1 would like to congratulate Shane on his racing accomplishment and look forward to see him setting fast laps again soon at one of our many locations.
Check out Playboy Play Mate Holly Madison in her custom auto racing suit provided by K1 Race Gear that she wore as the official starter for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race in Las Vegas this past weekend. Holly’s suit is a great example of what K1 Race Gear offers to fellow racing enthusiast’s that are looking for a more personalized touch for their auto or kart racing needs. If you would like to have a custom suit designed specifically for you for the 2011 race season contact the staff at K1 Race Gear or visit their web site at www.k1racegear.com
Boris Said doesn’t know the meaning of the word quit. As he proved this past weekend while competing in Montreal. After stepping out of the Marsh Racing Rolex Grand-Am Series #31 Corvette after qualifying on pole Friday, and finishing 9th in class Saturday, he jumped into the RAB Racing #9 Ford Fusion sponsored by Zaxby’s Real Chicken, and qualified the team for the 5th starting position just behind Carl Edwards for Sundays NASCAR Nationwide Napa 200 Race.
The race began with pole sitter Marcus Ambrose dominating the field but was forced onto pit road for an extended amount of time to replace a faulty battery. Carl Edwards would take over the lead but broke a track bar during a caution lap and had to make an unscheduled pit stop giving up the lead position. Right at the drop of the next green flag, there was an immediate yellow leaving the top 4 drivers making a mad dash to the start/finish line for position, running nearly four wide creating a fight for the lead between Robby Gordon, Max Papis, Brad Keselowski, and Boris Said. After the chaos the top 5 would look like this Robby Gordon, Boris Said, Max Papis, Jacques Villeneuve, and Brad Keselowski. After just one lap of being under green another caution came out and ultimately a red flag would come out stopping the race for 13 minutes. Unfortunately for Robby Gordon he ran out of fuel after the re-start as the drivers were looking at a green white checkered situation.
Once the drivers got rolling and Robby Gordon dropped back, and it was a three car battle for the lead with Max Papis, Boris Said and Jacques Villeneuve. Boris would pass Max and hold him off for half a lap when Jacques started to make a run on the runner up position. Max would use a cross-over method to take back the second spot from Villeneuve and take a run at Boris ultimately getting underneath Boris to take the lead with just one lap to go.
Boris using his long time road racing skills saw an opening on the last corner before the final straight and got back under neath Papis and it was literally a drag race down the front straight for both drivers. Boris would literally inch by Papis in one of the closest NASCAR Nationwide races to date, to come out on top to win the NASCAR Nationwide Napa 200 in Montreal on the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.
Everyone at K1 would like to congratulate Boris on his amazing driving feat as this is his first win this year.
You can keep up with RAB Racing and where Boris will be racing next on their website