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Congrats to the International K1RS Points Leaders from 2019!

picture of trophies for the top 3 k1rs points leaders from 2019

It’s been another fantastic year of racing at K1 Speed! The competition was considerably tougher to get into the Top 50 this year, since we now include our international racers. A big round of applause to everyone who made into the elite group of 50 racers from around the world! That’s a lot of racing and a lot of fastest laps/beaten opponents!

THE 2019 TOP 5 NATIONWIDE K1RS POINTS LEADERS

#1: Denis Shakhovskii | Torrance | 28,950 points

 

Denis Shakhovskii, who races all over Southern California, is a newcomer to K1 Speed’s Top 50 this year, and man, did he enter with a bang! Denis ended Zachary Francavilla’s 2-year reign as K1RS Champion, outscored second place by an incredible 10,000 points and has set top times all over Southern California. He should be a hard one to beat during our United States Championship this March. Congrats, Denis!

 

Denis will receive:

    • 1st Place Trophy
    • $1,250
    • 20 Free Races
    • Exclusive 2019 K1RS Top 50 Hat

 

#2: Vincent Azua | Anaheim | 18,420 points

 

Vincent Azua, who races at Anaheim, is no stranger to the K1RS Top 50. Last year he finished 47th and really stepped up to clinch “best of the rest” honors this year. He’s another one to look out for during our United States Championship later this year. Congrats, Vincent!

 

Vincent will receive:

  • 2nd Place Trophy
  • $950
  • 15 Free Races
  • Exclusive 2019 K1RS Top 50 Hat

 

#3: Jim Yasueda | Dublin | 16,754 points

 

Jim Yasueda, who races out of our Dublin location, is another K1RS Top 50 regular. In 2018, he finished just outside the Top 5 when he finished in 6th position. This year, he had the bit between his teeth and made sure his name finished in Top 3. Congrats, Jim! Hope to see you in Irvine for the Championship!

 

Jim will receive:

  • 3rd Place Trophy
  • $750
  • 10 Free Races
  • Exclusive 2019 K1RS Top 50 Hat

 

#4: Spencer Stilwell | Concord | 12,550 points

 

Spencer Stilwell, who races out of Concord, is once again a Top 50 racer at K1 Speed. Last year he was in our Top 10. This year, he’s moved up into the Top 5. If his last two years at K1 Speed are any indication, he’s one to watch for K1RS Top 3 in 2020.  Congrats, Spencer! Hope we’ll see you again in California for the US Championship!

 

Spencer will receive:

  • $400
  • 5 Free Races
  • Exclusive 2019 K1RS Top 50 Hat

 

#5: Devin Trone | Anaheim | 12,158 points

 

Devin Trone, who races out of Anaheim, is also a newcomer to the Top 50 – like fellow Anaheim racer Denis Shakhovskii. And like Denis, Devin shined in his debut appearance. It was a close competition with Spencer, but he can be proud to finish in the Top 5. Congrats, Devin!

 

Devin will receive:

  • $250
  • 5 Free Races
  • Exclusive 2019 K1RS Top 50 Hat

 

Congratulations to all our Top 5 once again, and if you happen to see any of these racers at their local K1 Speed take a moment and congratulate them. Then ask them for some tips.

The Complete 2019 International K1RS Top 50

The international Top 50 who will have their names on a plaque in every location, and will receive an exclusive 2019 Top 50 hat. And if any of these racers are American plus 14 years of age or older, they have also qualified to compete in California in our United States Championship – part of the K1 Speed e World Championship – as all of them have more than 4,000 points.

  1. Denis Shakhovskii | Torrance | 28,950 points
  2. Vincent Azua | Anaheim | 18,420 points
  3. Jim Yasueda | Dublin | 16,754 points
  4. Spencer Stilwell | Concord | 12,550 points
  5. Devin Trone | Anaheim | 12,158 points
  6. Bhanu Yedla | Atlanta | 12,116 points
  7. Toshi Gibson| San Diego | 11,368 points
  8. Sean O’Hearn | Irvine | 10,184 points
  9. Jon Katayanagi | Dublin | 9,670 points
  10. David Dupree | Orlando | 9,514 points
  11. Orlando Rodrigues | Irvine | 9,444 points
  12. Marcelo Navarrete | Santa Clara | 8,702 points
  13. Daniel Davis | San Francisco | 8,692 points
  14. Mike Taylor | Atlanta | 7,904 points
  15. Clive Uston | Ft Lauderdale | 7,360 points
  16. Sean Hingorani | Irvine | 7,086 points
  17. Evan Talley | Irvine | 7,068 points
  18. Amber Garcia | Anaheim | 6,740 points
  19. Tyjai Buford | Dublin | 6,692 points
  20. Cameron Dominguez | Houston | 6,670 points
  21. Niki Pladson | Sacramento | 6,258 points
  22. David Ramirez | Anaheim | 6,242 points
  23. Musa Qahoush | Anaheim | 6,058 points
  24. James Pavenko | Atlanta | 6,032 points
  25. Daniel Demaras | Toronto | 6,030 points
  26. Kenny McCoy | Seattle | 6,006 points
  27. Sanjaya Vatuk | Addison | 5,798 points
  28. Chris Heaney | Orlando | 5,752 points
  29. Samuel Watson | Concord | 5,642 points
  30. Aiden Mawhinney | Boston | 5,532 points
  31. Nandini Breggin | Denver | 5,508 points
  32. Jessica Castillo | Austin | 5,506 points
  33. Mike Mokler | Irvine | 5,426 points
  34. Christopher Youtsey | Indianapolis | 5,382 points
  35. Malcolm Francisco | Sacramento | 5,334 points
  36. Michael Hunck | San Diego | 5,206 points
  37. Michael Hardesty | Carlsbad | 5,194 points
  38. Santiago Ramirez | Toronto | 5,172 points
  39. Don Crass | Houston | 5,106 points
  40. Jerome Snyder | Irvine | 5,090 points
  41. Brian Timmons | Portland | 5,082 points
  42. Adam Hammer | San Francisco | 5,064 points
  43. Cody Powers | Buffalo Grove | 4,968 points
  44. Michael Salyer | Concord | 4,866 points
  45. Zackary Wentland | Indianapolis | 4,844 points
  46. Hector Nevares | Puerto Rico | 4,802 points
  47. Martin Joo | Ft Lauderdale | 4,766 points
  48. Alec Harvey | Salt Lake City | 4,726 points
  49. Austin Olmstead | Austin | 4,700 points
  50. Mattia Chemolli | Irvine | 4,670 points

Start Earning Those 2020 K1RS Points!

Now it’s time to begin the 2020 K1RS season! Will Denis claim the number one spot yet again (note: he’s already number 1 with over 2,500 points!)? Will YOU  be the one to unseat him? It’s time to go racing and score those points – let’s see what you’ve all got!

Comments
  • Mike Taylor

    Will challengers be held to running in just adult or junior races this year? Marketing has already says that racer would be allowed to flip flop for one year when they can move up to adult races.

    • Staff Writer

      Hello, Mike! Yes, what you said pertains to our Challenge GP/Junior League races. For Arrive & Drive racing, racers can race in either Junior or Adult karts as long as they meet and our safety requirements. Hope this clears things up!

  • Chris Demaras

    Hey K1 Speed. Don’t you think it’s time for the “International Leaderboard”? With locations in Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, South Korea, China, and France now open (and locations in 3 more countries opening soon) that National Leaderboard just doesn’t recognize the efforts of racers in 9 of 10 countries with K1 Speed locations. There;’s Canadians who would have been in the Top 100 last year, who are already in your Top 20 this year…but not listed on your leaderboard. It’s just un-America not to recognize individual achievement!

    • Staff Writer

      Chris, not a bad idea! Hmm.. we’ll look into that! Thanks for the suggestion!

  • Mario Macias

    Are K1RS Points reset every year? I noticed that on my first visit of 2019, I had lost all previous points and was re-set at 1200. I organize a monthly event at Addison with my car club and noticed that we were all re-set in January. I’m just trying to get some clarity.

    • Staff Writer

      Mario, yes everybody’s K1RS points resets back to 1200 at the start of every year. Let’s see how many you can accumulate in 2019 – see you all at the track!

  • Chris Demaras

    Looks like you’ve got 3 international competitors in the Top 50. Daniel (25th) and Santiago (38th) from Canada as well as Hector (16th) from Puerto Rico. Impressive to see how well the new locations have performed. I think it makes this Top 50 all the more impressive to know that it’s a worldwide points competition now.

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