We are pleased to announce that children will once again be able to learn the fundamentals of kart racing at K1 Speed, as we are reintroducing junior karts to our indoor karting centers in Southern California! If you have a son or daughter who has always wanted to experience the thrill of go kart racing but were unable to meet the height requirement for our adult karts, or you would like to have your son or daughter become involved in an exciting sport, we are pleased to offer the latest generation of junior karts with improved safety and performance. We invite you to bring your child to any of the three K1 Speed locations which have been initially selected for our junior kart program: K1 Speed Carlsbad, K1 Speed Anaheim and K1 Speed Ontario. Our first location to receive junior karts will be K1 Speed Carlsbad in the third week of January 2010, followed by Ontario and Anaheim shortly thereafter, so get your son or daughter ready to go racing!
When K1 Speed was founded in 2003, we offered one-on-one training to children ages 5-10 and provided them with the tools and education that they needed to become involved with the sport of go kart racing. As we expanded out of the San Diego region into Los Angeles, Orange County, Seattle and the Inland Empire however, we temporarily halted our junior karts program to focus on new center development. After numerous inquiries and requests from our loyal customer base though, we have decided to once again offer junior karts for children between 48″ (4 ft) and 58″ (4ft 10in) in height! Our junior karts will initially only be available in the Southern California area, but we have hopes of expanding the program to meet the needs of our customers.
Many of our clients who originally took part in our junior kart program have since pursued motorsports on a full-time basis, becoming involved in SCCA auto racing and outdoor karting series such as the Rotax MAX Challenge. Not only are our junior karts a great deal of fun for children 5-10 years of age, but they are a great way to introduce your son or daughter to the sport of karting as well. Great racing drivers like Danica Patrick and Formula One legend Michael Schumacher started out in karts before moving on to the top echelons of motorsport, and with our available one-on-one training and extensive selection of youth kart racing gear, your child can do the same! Put your son or daughter in the driver’s seat for an experience that they will never forget – it could just change their life!