e-World Championship Racers Announced

Daniel Demaras and his father Chris Demaras have both qualified to represent Canada at the K1 Speed e-World Championship. Now, father and son must battle each other.

On Monday, January 27th, Daniel and Chris will compete in two heat races during the “Champions Night” at K1 Speed in Toronto. The winner will go on to California to race against the best from Mexico, South Korea, China, France, Puerto Rico and the USA.

Below is an excerpt from an article published on K1Speed.com on January 15, 2020.

With 2019 in the books, we now have a complete list of qualifiers for the second K1 Speed e-World Championship! These individuals have earned at least 4,000 K1RS points over the course of last year, are at least 14 years of age, and are not an employee/relative of an employee at K1 Speed.

A total of 73 amazing racers qualified for the United States Championship. This year’s competition should be considerably more intense than last year’s competition. Last year, we had knockout events that narrowed our qualifiers down to State Champions. These 12 State Champions then competed for the US Championship.

This time, however, we’re inviting ALL qualified racers to compete for the United States title – not just a dozen racers. So we’re expecting racers from all over the country to fly out for their shot at representing the US in the K1 Speed e-World Championship final.

Here’s the list of qualifiers categorized by the K1 Speed location they race at:

Addison:
Sanjaya Vatuk
Isabelle Tarr
Pavel Laur
Kyle Von Bergen

Anaheim:
Vincent Azua
Devin Trone
Amber Garcia
David Ramirez
Musa Qahoush

Arlington:
DJ Kelley

Atlanta:
Bhanu Yedla
Mike Taylor
James Pavenko

Austin:
Jessica Castillo
Austin Olmstead

Boston:
Aiden Mawhinney

Buffalo Grove:
Brendan Radzely
Cody Powers
Steve Marlovitz

Bend:
Travis Bice

Concord:
Spencer Stilwell
Samuel Watson
Michael Salyer
Ryan Case

Denver:
Nandini Breggin

Dublin:
Jim Yasueda
Jon Katayanagi
Tyjai Buford

Ft. Lauderdale:
Clive Uston
Martin Joo

Houston:
Cameron Dominguez
Don Crass
Connor Martin
Ellis Vance

Indianapolis:
Johnny Combs

Irvine:
Sean O’Hearn
Orlando Rodrigues
Evan Talley
Mike Mokler
Jerome Snyder
Mattia Chemolli
Dominic Schwartz
Michael Steiner
Nathan Thompson

Ontario:
Tim Hellum

Orlando:
David Dupree
Chris Heaney

Portland:
Brian Timmons
David Southard
Kurtis Johnston
Patrick Gray

Sacramento:
Niki Pladson
Malcolm Francisco
Casey Cox

Santa Clara:
Marcelo Navarrete
Pedro Martinez Del Rio

San Diego:
Toshi Gibson
Michael Hunck
Ian Brady
Sammy Sepulveda
Aiden Bridge
Scott Bush

San Francisco:
Daniel Davis
Adam Hammer
Jeffrie Canilao
Will Delia

Seattle:
Kenny McCoy

Torrance:
Denis Shakhovskii
Jafar Albaqir
Craig Robertson
Alfonso Dominguez
Nathan Quella
Davit Grigoryan


US Championship / World Championship Finals


All qualified racers have been invited to this year’s US Championship event on Thursday, March 26 at 11:00am at K1 Speed Irvine. We’ll use a unique track layout to eliminate any home track advantage. The winner of this important race will become the United States representative in the K1 Speed e-World Championship finals that evening. Spectators are encouraged to visit and see the best from around the country AND world!

The World Championship final will see the US representative race wheel-to-wheel with the fastest racers from our international franchise countries: Mexico, Canada, South Korea, China, France, and Puerto Rico for the title of K1 Speed’s second World Champion and the winner of the $15,000 Grand Prize – the biggest award of its kind! And remember, second place receives an impressive $7,500, and third place will receive $3,500 – plenty of big money up for grabs!

Here are the qualifiers from around the world:


Qualified International Racers


Canada (TBD)
Daniel Demaras
Chris Demaras

China
Terry Gao

Mexico
Victor Rueda, Sr

France
Thibault Millet-Barbé

Puerto Rico (TBD)
Hector Nevares
Chris Colon
Antonio Arias

South Korea
Cha Yudeog

So whether you’re one of these qualifiers, or someone interested in participating in next year’s championship, start hitting your local track for practice and points!

Who are you rooting for in the e-World Championship?

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