K1 Speed Austin Challenge GP 5 2K13 – Season 1
Say it aint so! Ignacio Martinez did not win GP #5….he did not even make it into the Main Event! Sean Gossett has improved every event this season and he claimed his first GP win and pair of tickets to the V8 Supercars at COTA in two weeks!! Sean bested a stacked field that included most all of the best racers at the Austin location since the doors have opened exactly 1 year ago. The race for the next 2 podium spots was where all the excitement was! Matt Hammock, Ted Smith and Reese Williams battled the entire race. Matt Hammock barley held off charging Ted Smith to take the second spot on the podium. Ted Smith could not find a way to pass, even though he set the track record with a blazing 26.616, and had to settle for 3rd. Ted extended his season points lead and looks to be in great position to win GP Season 2! Sean, Ignacio and Timmy palmer will all have something to say next month at the GP finale. See you all there!
We are used to Ignacio Martinez winning everything he enters. It is old news saying that he finished first overall and took home top honors. We have never seen him anywhere but 1st place overall in any event he has entered!! That all changed in GP #5! Ignacio failed to make the Main Event and took his frustrations out on the B-Main field. Ignacio finished 1st, followed by Chris Smith and Edward Galvis.