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Junior League Championships Decided Tonight During Finals!

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This evening, some of our nation’s most promising young racers are fighting for a Junior League championship title at K1 Speed locations across the country. After 9 rounds of intense wheel-to-wheel racing, there are many JL titles that are down to the wire, with only a handful points separating first, second, and (in a couple cases) even third place, guaranteeing an exciting showdown tonight. There are also several ties for the championship heading into tonight’s finale, so pressure will be on these youngsters to grab that trophy at the end of the day.


Close Junior League Championships


Here’s where some of the most exciting Junior League championships are taking place tonight at 6pm:



Just 2 points between Jimmy Parke and Cole McAndrew for the title.



Only 3 points separate first, second, and third with Paul Cuthbertson, Jack Ireland, and Alexander Jack respectively.


Santa Clara

Christian Barnes and Jakeb Rodgers are tied for first, with Derek Dimandja breathing down their neck just 2 points behind in second for another three-way shootout.



Just a single point difference between Brendan Mertz and Thamer Ali for ultimate bragging rights.


Buffalo Grove

Dillon Jones and Acen Dramaliev are separated by 2 points for the championship.



Tyler Curione and Madison Huneycutt are embroiled in a tight 6-point battle for first, in a championship that has awarded up to 27 points for a race win.



There’s nothing between Alex Greene and Nicholas Ryan – whoever finishes in front of the other will walk home with the championship trophy.


Grand Prix Format for the Finale


Unlike the previous nine races which ran in a Mini Grand Prix format (12 lap qualifier, 12 lap position race), this finale is extra special as it’s run as a full Grand Prix. This means every racer will complete a 12-lap practice session ahead of the qualifying and final races. It’s going to be intense!


It’s Not Too Late to Join!


If your child hasn’t raced in any of our Junior League events, you can still join the battle tonight and enjoy close competition against some the fastest kids in town. Registration begins at 5:30pm this evening, and only costs $40 to enter. Compared with buying your own kart, maintaining that kart, and paying for gear, track rental fees, etc., this is an absolute bargain if you want to get your child involved in competitive racing.


It’s only a matter of time before the next IndyCar, NASCAR, IMSA, or Formula 1 World Champion says that their racing career all began by racing Junior League events at K1 Speed.


To check availability, call your local center now!



Good luck to all the racers competing today, and congratulations in advance to the winners of the 2018 Junior League Championship!


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