Track Records Tumble Across USA During K1NG of Speed Events
14 September 2018
NEW TRACK RECORDS
Some of our locations’ best racers and record holders were out in force last night so they could earn the title of K1NG, and as a result, the existing track records came crashing down at a number of our centers, and at several centers (Indianapolis, Buffalo Grove, and Ontario), the record was broken multiple times throughout the event, making it a spectacle for anybody watching on the sidelines.
Buffalo Grove: P. Bajorski, 18.117
Indianapolis: J. Vaughn, 24.627
Torrance: H. Morse, 27.648
Ontario: E. Sumpter, 24.562
Kingston: B. Leary, 19.429
Many drivers were able to smash their personal best lap times, even if it didn’t result in a new track record. At our Kingston center, all 14 participants were able to post personal best lap times!
Some of the margins for these wins were sooo close. In Indianapolis, where the track record was broken no less than three times (!!), Jalen Vaughn beat the second-place finisher by just two-thousandths of a second (.002)! In Kapolei, Jared Tactay snatched the crown from the current track record holder, Thomas Merriman, by just under a tenth of a second (.098)! In Concord, Johnny Dressler was crowned K1NG by a mere five-hundredths (.049)!
Racers loved the close competition that the K1NG of Speed format provides: everyone drives the same kart as their rival, so the machinery is the same, so the driver truly makes the difference in this competition.
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP PRACTICE
This was also great practice for those looking to participate in the K1 Speed World Championship. If there’s more than one driver with 4,000 points at a center, we’ll be hosting a K1NG of Speed event JUST for those qualifiers to determine who the Center Champion will be.
Congrats to all our new K1NGs out there – long may you reign!