Co-owner of K1 Speed, Boris Said, and more than 70 champions from all kinds of racing backgrounds are coming together this weekend. More than 25 countries represented. And over 2,000 miles of high-speed action. Whether you come for the thrill of seeing the world’s best drivers compete or just want to have a blast in the iconic carnival atmosphere, the Rolex 24 At Daytona has been adding to its world-class legacy for more than five decades.
The Rolex 24 at Daytona 2013 GT Field. Two yellow BMW’s front and center!
Driver lineup: Boris Said, Bill Auberlen, Billy Johnson, Michael Marsal, Will Turner and Andy Priaulx.
#94 BMW E92 M3 GT
#97 BMW E92 M3 GS
Boris Said’s name will be familiar to any North American racing fan, from road racing to NASCAR. That’s because he is one of the most verstile racers in the world – competing in multiple racing series and a wide variety of cars. Said has been driving in select events for Turner Motorsport since 2005. He co-drove the entire 2006 Grand-Am Cup GS season with that year’s Champion Anders Hainer, in a Turner BMW E46 M3. In 2005, he was the overall winner of the 24 Hours of the Nurburgring – the first American to do so. Said will be bolstering the Turner team’s already stellar 2012 Rolex 24 line-up, aiming to add the GT class victory to his two previous Daytona 24 Hour wins. Said will also be driving the #97 with Michael Marsal for the full 2012 Continental Tire series season.
KLOS / NHRA Warm Up Party
Saturday, February 9, 2013
12pm – 2pm
K1 Speed Irvine
17221 Von Karman Ave,
Irvine, CA 92614
O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Winternationals presented by Super Start Batteries
Thursday, February 14-17th
Auto Club Raceway at Pomona
2780 Fairplex Drive
Pomona, CA 91768
Every February since 1961, fans have flocked to Southern California for one of drag racing’s grandest traditions: The unveiling of new cars, drivers, teams, and sponsorships at the season opener, where teams hope to use the season kickoff as a springboard in their pursuit of a spot in the Countdown to Championship at the fabled Pomona facility known for its outstanding traction, smooth surface, and record performances.
How to Get There: The track is about 25 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. From Interstate 10 east, exit Fairplex Drive or White Avenue and go north; follow signs to Fairplex. From I-10 west, exit Fairplex Drive and go north. The track is about 1 mile north of the interstate. Arrow Highway provides access from the north.
Visit K1 Speed at this years Houston Auto Show, January 23-29, 2013, at Reliant Center. K1 Speed booth is located at space #189 across from CAMP JEEP. Haven’t been to one of our centers yet?! Get the full K1 Speed experience at our booth then visit us off the Northwest freeway and W. Sam Houston Tollway. Conveniently located minutes away from downtown Houston.
January 23 – 27, 2013
Wednesday – Sunday
Wed thru Friday Noon – 9:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 9:30 pm
Sunday 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
One Reliant Park
Houston, TX 77054
The largest city in Texas, Houston is home to NASA, the Astros, the Rockets, and fittingly, America’s largest indoor karting company – K1 Speed. Our nationwide entertainment venues offer world-class indoor go kart racing, and our Houston karting center is no different. To satiate the needs of motorsport fans of all kinds, from racing veterans to hobbyists and novices, our centers feature 20hp electric karts. Racing with friends and family in these high-performance machines is an adrenaline pumping experience, and make a visit to K1 Speed unforgettable!
Befitting the great state of Texas, our indoor kart tracks are among the largest in the country. K1 Speed Houston features more than 50,000 sq.ft. of space, and is the first all-electric karting center in the city. Needless to say, K1 Speed Houston provides an experience that is truly unique. Individuals can experience authentic, wheel-to-wheel racing and speeds of nearly 45mph! When not racing, you can browse through our large collection of racing memorabilia, watch real time data from the on-track action or sporting events on our plasma screen televisions, and view our amazing art work celebrating the world of motorsport.
K1 Speed Houston
14900 Northwest Fwy,
Houston, TX 77040
Phone: (281) 674 8012
The ten fastest kart drivers in the country assembled at the Dallas Karting Complex last year for the Red Bull Kart Fight U.S. National Final. Thousands of amateur kart drivers submitted times at local qualifying complexes, K1 Speed SoCal and Texas locations, with the top drivers earning a trip to Texas to go head-to-head to determine who would represent the USA at the Red Bull Kart Fight World Final in Bologna, Italy, on December 8th and 9th.
K1 Speed was well represented in the kart fight including; Kc Cook, Charles Eichlin, and Anthony Nguyen. After the final, Red Bull treated the guys to a great experience at the Circuit of the Americas for F1 weekend. They got to see some of their favorite Formula One drivers up close at the new Austin track. Congrats to Kc, Charles and Anthony on making it to the Finals. We look forward to 2013 on hosting another Red Bull Kart Fight.
“Even though I wanted to win, of course, it doesn’t really matter, I just love racing,” said 5th place finalist Kc Cook, 21. “I’m just happy I got to come to Texas, compete at the nice Dallas Karting Complex, and I get to go to my first Formula 1 race tomorrow. Huge thanks to Red Bull!”
1 – Jesse Woodyard
2 – Sebastian Guerra-Mondragon
3 – Jonathon Horgas
4 – Derek Scott Jr
5 – Kc Cook
K1 Speed Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony!
K1 Speed, an indoor go-kart racing company that offers environmentally-friendly electric karts as well as several large indoor entertainment venues, that feature authentic racing memorabilia, pit cafes, meeting rooms and pool tables, held their grand opening and Ribbon Cutting ceremony on Thursday, January 17, 2013.
The K1 Speed team, headed by Manager, Uli Perez, was on hand to welcome guests, along with refreshments being provided by the Red Bull Wings Team. Metro Chamber members and several Ambassadors were in attendance, including: Tim Frazier of Liquid Capital, Ben Prater of Colliers International, Pat Cantwell of Clear Channel Outdoor and Tom Bone of ISU Insurance Services, as well as Metro Chamber staff members, Phil MacDougall, Senior Vice President of Sales and Membership Services and Member Services Coordinator, Taryn Grows.
You may reach K1 Speed at 916-368-7223 or visit them at 3130 Bradshaw Road, Sacramento CA, 95827 or visit their website at www.k1speed.com
-article via Metro Chamber
KLBJ-FM – The Rock of Austin – Dale, Bob, & Matt are off to the races again! Come out to K1 Speed Indoor Go Kart Racing Thursday from 6-8pm to try and beat The Dudley & Bob Morning Show’s race times. Enjoy some Rudy’s BBQ, and grab some sweet KLBJ swag!
WHERE – 2500 Mc Hale Court Austin
WHEN – Thursday, January 24, 2013
WHO – KLBJ-FM /The Dudley & Bob – Morning Show
TIME – 6-8pm
EVENT SITE – CLICK HERE
K1 Speed Austin
2500 McHale Ct,
Austin, TX 78758
Phone: (512) 271-5475
450 Main – Justin Barcia wins it! Ryan Villopoto takes second! Davi Millsaps third. Yoshimura Suzuki’s James Stewart ended the night in seventh followed by Red Bull KTM’s Ryan Dungey in eighth. Dungey had a difficult night, getting off the start in 16th. He was able to charge through much of the pack, but time ran out before he could make up enough time to earn a top-five finish. Ryan still has his sights on this week’s race at A2 with a podium finish last time he was in Anaheim. Ryan sits atop the standings in 5th place, 33 points.
250 Main – Eli Tomac was out front and cruising. The defending 250 West Champion won in consecutive races! Second place goes to Kenny Roczen – as he got past Martin Davalos! Davalos finishes third! Ken sits atop the standings in 2nd place, 44 points.
Ken Roczen said “I messed up on the start, although a pretty good race overall. I’m happy – but if you want to win the championship you can’t make little mistakes like I did at the start. I want to thank the fans for coming out, and look forward to seeing you all next week in Anaheim!”
See you all this week at A2 for another great race!
Don’t forget to Enter to Win Supercross tickets on Facebook at select K1 Speed locations.
What a great to start to the 2013 Supercross season at Angels Stadium. Ryan Dungey (Red Bull/KTM) recovered from a small, late race crash to move past Justin Barcia who was in third. Barcia appeared confident in podium position through the early laps, but late in the contest he too went down. Prior to Barcia’s trouble Dungey had struggled to find a line past the premier-class rookie, but took full advantage once Bam Bam went down for the final step on the rostrum.
“I am excited to get on the podium at this race,” remarked Dungey. “It is a long series and it is good to get a podium finish at the first round to get us off on a right start. Last year, we had a great race at the second round of the series and I am looking forward to going to Phoenix next week and hopefully moving up on the podium.”
Don’t forget to ENTER TO WIN Supercross tickets at select locations
K1 Speed Torrance
K1 Speed Irvine
K1 Speed Ontario
K1 Speed Seattle
K1 Speed Houston
K1 Speed Carlsbad
K1 Speed San Francisco
K1 Speed Santa Clara
K1 Speed Phoenix
K1 Speed Anaheim
GREAT FOOD AND BEER, LIVE PERFORMANCE BY THE LEGENDARY FISHBONE AND MORE!
K1 Speed Indoor Kart Racing will be on-site with K1 girls and show kart. They will be passing out discounts, photo op with kart & girls and you can enter to win some great K1 prizes!
Date: January 19, 2013 at 12:00 PM
Location: Mountain High West Stage
Come rock out to a live performance from FISHBONE!
Del Amo Motorsports presents Supercross Autograph Night! Meet your favorite riders including James Stewart, Ryan Villipoto, Jake Weimer, Justin Brayton and many more! Stop by the K1 Speed booth for special discounts and raffle prizes.
January 18, 2013 – 6pm-8pm
Del Amo Motorsports
2500 Marine Ave
Redondo Beach, CA 90278
Visit K1 Speed Torrance just minutes south on the 405 freeway from Del Amo Motorsports!