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K1 Speed Torrance – First-Ever Challenge GP Race Results!

27 July 2009

We held our first
Challenge GP event at K1 Speed Torrance this weekend, and couldn’t be happier with how the event turned out! With our Torrance indoor karting center, we have been able to introduce our popular go kart racing league to the Los Angeles area, and judging by the turnout for the first event, the wait was long overdue! For our inaugural K1 Speed Torrance Challenge GP race, we had no fewer than 21 competitors come out to try their hand at indoor karting! Among the familiar faces, there were some new racers as well who put up a good fight against the more season veterans. Everyone had a great time, and we can’t wait to see how the rest of the season pans out!

In the B-Main event (which was determined based on qualifying times in the previous heats), there were several position changes throughout the race and the racing action was intense. As our new competitors got the hang of the track layout and learned where best to pass, the field started to thin out, but not before the spectators witnessed some exciting racing! The winner of the B-Main was Brandon Cruz, followed by Dylan Payette in 2nd and Jason Lucas in 3rd place. We expect to see these competitors hone their skills even more in the following races and make their way up to the A-Main!

The final event, the A-Main race, saw John Tanaka jump several positions from the grid and claw his way back up to 2nd place, but he could not muster the speed to pass Paul Ciralli, who would end up finishing the race in 1st place. Both were able to dispatch several competitors though to earn their positions, including Michael Martin, who started the race on the pole position after setting the fast lap (and then track record) during qualifying. Following Paul and John was a new competitor to the Challenge GP series, Josh Langsdale, who was able to finish in front of veteran racer Alton Arnold III to take the final place on the podium. All-in-all, it was a spectacular weekend of racing, and we can’t wait for the next event on August 23rd – join us at our Torrance location if you think you’re up for it!

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