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Championship: City & State Champions Announced!

bracket after state championships and with some world racers

Last weekend was action-packed at K1 Speed locations across the United States as qualified World Championship racers competed at their local K1 Speed to become their city’s champion. The competition was done in a Challenge GP format: one practice session, two qualifying sessions, and a final race for position among the location’s best.

 

In California, Texas, and Illinois, those City Champions went on to compete for the State Championship. Races were run as a Challenge GP race in a reverse track layout in order to help diminish any advantage to the one racer who regularly races at that location.

 

Here’s a list of all the racers who came out on top by weekend’s end.

 

Our City Champions and State Champions:

 

ARIZONA:

 

Phoenix / Arizona State Champion: Thomas Lyons

 

 

CALIFORNIA:

 

Anaheim Champion: Vince Azua

 

Carlsbad Champion: Charles Eichlin

 

Dublin Champion: Tyjai Buford

 

Irvine Champion: Craig Vasquez

 

Sacramento Champion: Malcolm Francisco

 

Santa Clara Champion: Giovanni Shadd

 

San Francisco Champion: Will Delia

 

San Diego Champion: Aiden Bridge

 

Torrance Champion: Craig Robertson

 

California State Champion: Charles Eichlin

 

 

COLORADO:

 

Denver/Colorado State Champion: Shane Lambert

 

 

FLORIDA:

 

Ft. Lauderdale/Florida State Champion: Clive Uston

 

 

GEORGIA:

 

Atlanta / Georgia State Champion: Curtis Cantrell

 

 

HAWAII:

 

Kapolei/Hawaii State Champion: Demetrius Hines

 

 

ILLINOIS:

 

Addison Champion: Kyle Von Bergen

 

Buffalo Grove Champion: Nicolas Ryan

 

Illinois State Champion: Nicolas Ryan

 

 

MASSACHUSETTS:

 

Kingston/Massachusetts State Champion: Sanjaya Vatuk

 

  

NEW YORK:

 

Poughkeepsie/New York State Champion: Brendan Radzely

 

 

NORTH CAROLINA:

 

Concord/North Carolina Champion: Spencer Stillwell

 

 

TEXAS:

 

Austin Champion: Peyton Phillips

 

Houston Champion: Don Crass

 

Dallas Champion: Nicholas Raab

 

San Antonio Champion: Jacob Stey

 

Texas State Champion: Peyton Phillips

 

 

UTAH:

 

Salt Lake City/Utah State Champion: Jeff Panelley

 

 

WASHINGTON:

 

Seattle/Washington State Championship: Kenny McCoy

 

 

Congratulations to all of our City and State Champions! There were some crazy battles out there and certainly some moments of drama.

 

We can’t wait to see how our State Champions will fare in the US Championship at K1 Speed Irvine on Friday, March 22nd at 5pm! If you’re in Southern California, find out for yourself! Our location will be open to the public and will be free for spectators to watch!

 

Who are you rooting for? Send them a message of encouragement by leaving a comment below!

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  • Frustrated Racer

    Funny how 2 people get into the Championships from Illinois out other locations – from what I have been told are closed ????

    MASSACHUSETTS:
    Kingston/Massachusetts State Champion: Sanjaya Vatuk

    NEW YORK:
    Poughkeepsie/New York State Champion: Brendan Radzely

    • Staff Writer

      Frustrated Racer, these locations were open for all of 2018, so there can be qualified racers from these locations for this year’s competition.

      It’s true that these two racers race in Illinois, but they also raced at these locations throughout the year. Hope this clears things up!

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