K1 Speed’s original indoor karting location in Carlsbad, California was recently featured on the hit Speed Channel television show Drag Race High. In its second season, the show chronicles rival high schools’ auto shop programs as they attempt to build a competitive drag car from scratch. At the end of the season, the schools face off against each other in a climatic drag race to determine which class is the winner. The program is packed full of drama and racing action, and it was our pleasure to be a part of it.
This season, the show is following two rival high schools in San Diego County – El Camino High School and Ramona High School – as they aim to build the ultimate drag car. The auto shop students from each school visited K1 Speed Carlsbad in the midst of their builds to experience the thrill of indoor karting, satiate their appetite for adrenaline, and intimidate their competition a bit! During the course of the day, both El Camino and Ramona High had students qualify with very respectable times in the low 30 second range around our indoor kart track, placing them on the front of the grid for the final battle. In the final race to determine the winner, the students did not disappoint; the final grand prix was an action-packed 16 laps with students from both schools racing bumper-to-bumper while they fought for position. In the end though, it was Phil Wenzel of El Camino High School who took the win. It was an honor to be a part of Drag Race High and we wish both teams the best of luck in the future!