Get ready Junior and Teen Racers! The third round of the K1 Speed Jr. Race League is TONIGHT! K1 Speed Carlsbad, Ontario, Torrance, and Anaheim are all hosting this league event on May 3rd for drivers in each area. Sign-ups will begin at 6:30 PM and racing will start at 7:00 PM, entry fee is just $40 per driver. All drivers will be matched against each other per the height requirements, meaning teen drivers will be in our adult karts and younger drivers will be in the junior-sized karts (in relation to the 48″ height rule).
Our Jr. Race League follows the same guidelines as our Challenge GP race series that happens weekly at various K1 Speed locations throughout SoCal and the Southwest. Drivers are awarded points for their finishing position and an overall champion is announced at the end of the race series. The top three finishers in each race are also awarded medals for their winning efforts.
Come out tonight and see what the Jr. Race League is all about!
Come out this Thursday to the hottest indoor kart racing facility in San Bernardino and see if you can handle the K1 Speed Enduro! With 85 laps of kart racing action and mandatory pit stops, race strategy is a mix of on-track and pit performance creating the ultimate kart racing experience! Sign-ups will begin at 6:30 PM and racing will start at 7:00 PM. Only nine drivers will compete at a time and a separate group will be fielded, if needed, so everyone can join in. Don’t miss your chance to come out and give this a shot – Challenge yourself and the competitors in an hour of perpetual indoor kart racing excitement…. see you there!
K1 Speed in Ontario, California played host to a number of participants as the Kyle Busch Foundation staged a celebrity event this past weekend while the NASCAR Nationwide and Sprint Cup series rolled into Auto Club Raceway just down the road in Fontana, California. Kyle teamed up with the 2009 Formula Drift Champion Chris Forsberg and their main sponsor NOS Energy Drink, who donated $10,000 to the charity, it would be an evening of kart racing that would be unforgettable for the lucky few that got to witness this special event.
Joining Kyle and Chris on track were, among others, William Fichtner (Actor-Prison Break), Kimberly Leemans (model), Holli Ugalde (winning chef from Hell’s Kitchen), Josh Barnett (MMA fighter), and Gilbert Gonzalez, Jr. (American Idol). Kyle would go on to win the race in commanding fashion, he followed up this event with a win on Saturday in the Nationwide series race and with a strong run and third place finish in the Sprint Cup Race on Sunday at California Speedway.
Everyone had a great time during this charity event and K1 Speed would like to thank Kyle Busch, Chris Forsberg and NOS for allowing the best indoor kart racing facility in the Inland Empire to host the night’s festivities for the Kyle Busch Foundation.
K1 Speed in Irvine, California was visited by some of the Rockstar Energy Drinks celebrities this past week for an all out Super-Track battle to determine who was the best of the best in the world of indoor kart racing. Professional skateboarders Buckey Lasek and Rune Glifberg who frequent various K1 locations, were joined by professional car driver and TV host Tanner Foust, along with other friends of theirs, all taking on our electric racing karts to their limits and working to out-do one another posting some very fast laps on our large indoor layout.
As the entire group went back and forth all trying to post a fast lap to take the pole for the main event in their Mini Gran-Prix race Bucky and Tanner who both have years of racing experience seemed to have a dominating presence over the other drivers. Not to allow himself to be out done, Rune Glifberg ended up taking the win in the final race showing he’s got just as much ability in a kart as he does on a skateboard.
Everyone in the group had a great time at the best indoor kart racing facility in the OC. Everyone at K1 Speed is looking forward to seeing these guys back in again sometime soon!
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Finishing out 2010, the top 50 K1 RS Score drivers all gathered at our facility in Irvine, California for an all out battle for the top dog of the night. Points leader Emilio Garcia III who spent a good portion of time on Friday at our Torrance facility, working to stay on top would be awarded with the overall RS Score Championship for his racing efforts all year long. Jon Simms who worked furiously for the last week of December to catch Emilio would finish out in second and Jesse Silva would round out the top three overall RS Champions in third.
The rest of the top 10 of the year is as follows:
4th Orlando Rodrigues
5th Barry Wright
6th Thomas Cortes
7th Gary Culbertson
8th Robby Stanovich
9th Alex Rodrigues
10th Khalifa Alasiri
Congratulations to all of our top 50 drivers for making 2010 an exciting race to the end of the season for the overall RS Score Championship. So far 2011 has started off strong, and we are looking forward to see who comes out on top at the end of the year.
Come out to your favorite K1 Speed location and race as often as possible with our indoor electric racing karts, and see if you have what it takes to be the top driver of the year for 2011.
Kicking off the new year right at K1 Speed Seattle, Geordan Rosario stopped into our Redmond location to make a fast lap or two this past Sunday and successfully beat the single lap track record with a 17.577 lap time. The previous track record was sitting at 17.753 seconds, which seemed almost unbeatable as it took a year before it was broken.
Congratulations to Geordan and his driving ability, lets see how long this track record will stand. Think you have what it takes to come race the best indoor electric racing karts in Seattle? Come in to K1 Speed Seattle and see if you can beat Geordan’s lap record!
New for 2011 K1 Speed in North San Diego has an all new fleet of electric racing karts! This new kart design features an adjustable seat to accommodate more participants, and an all new chassis design which creates more responsive kart control. The karts also feature a different body layout and a newly designed front bumper feature that will give drivers a safer racing kart.
Come in and experience an all new racing kart with K1 Speed in Carlsbad, California and see if you can post a fast lap of the week!
K1 Speed introduces zero-emission, European electric go karts to the Greater Phoenix, Arizona area with the opening of its Eighth public indoor karting center.
Irvine, CA January 3rd, 2011 — After years of success in the Southern California and Pacific Northwest markets, K1 Speed – the nation’s largest indoor go kart racing company – is launching its newest location in Phoenix, Arizona, bringing the thrill and excitement of electric indoor karting to a whole new group of enthusiasts. The 50,000 sq. ft. indoor kart racing facility – which is the company’s first in Arizona – features a professionally designed racetrack, high performance electric karts that are capable of 45mph, and a large collection of authentic racing memorabilia. Adhering to the same standards that the previous six centers have been built to, K1 Speed Phoenix is intended to be a world-class entertainment venue.
Like K1 Speed’s facilities in Southern California and Washington State, K1 Speed Phoenix will allow novice and veteran drivers alike (as well as children who meet the 48″ height requirement) to experience an authentic racing atmosphere. The center’s large indoor kart track features a challenging combination of long straights and hairpin turns, providing racers with a variety of opportunities to test their mettle. When not on the track, racers can take advantage of the spacious lobby, which features a video game area, Pit Cafe, official racing memorabilia (such as race suits, helmets and race cars), and comfortable seating areas with club-like lighting, large projection screens and plasma televisions.
New racers to the Phoenix location will have their performance analyzed by the live K1 Speed Race Scoring timing system, which is integrated with every K1 Speed location. Racers will be able to see first-hand how their performance stacks up against the more than 1000,000 racers who have competed at other K1 Speed locations. The scoring system provides valuable data on lap times and overall rank, and is a great tool for individuals who want to track their performance and progress on return visits.
In addition to indoor kart racing, K1 Speed Phoenix also has on-site meeting rooms, which can be rented for corporate events, team building exercises, product launches, private parties or seminars. Featuring state-of-the-art audio / visual systems which include 110″ projection screens, DVD players, and Wi-Fi Internet access, the meeting rooms have everything that a company would need to host a business meeting or presentation, making K1 Speed a unique alternative to traditional meeting venues. Catering services are also available and race packages can be included with room rentals for an unforgettable, morale-building experience.
Susan Danglard, co-owner and Marketing Director for K1 Speed, believes that the company provides a unique experience in the marketplace because it is the eco-friendly AND user-friendly choice for indoor entertainment. “Our European race karts perform solely on electricity, which eliminates the toxic emissions produced by gas-powered engines,” Susan states. She feels this technology is good not only for the environment, but also for the customer, as the centers do not have to vent exhaust gases out of the building. K1 Speed Phoenix incorporates energy efficient lighting and more sustainable business practices as well to help eliminate waste and reduce costs.
K1 Speed Phoenix is conveniently located for residents of the Greater Phoenix area, including those living in Phoenix, Glendale, Tempe, Scottsdale, Peoria, Mesa, Chandler, Buckeye and Avondale. For more information, visit www.K1Speed.com.
About K1 Speed:
K1 Speed was founded in 2003 and is the nation’s largest indoor kart racing chain. Each K1 Speed facility boasts 50,000-90,000 sq. ft. of space, and features real road courses, meeting rooms, snack bars and spacious lobbies with genuine racing memorabilia. Visitors can take advantage of a variety of different race packages to race against their friends or the clock. K1 Speed can accommodate 10 to 500 guests and offers a unique venue for corporate functions, team building events, birthday parties, bachelor parties or other private ceremonies.
Phoenix track layout:
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To help celebrate the Holiday Season we’re offering FREE GROUND SHIPPING on all products storewide at K1 RaceGear for a limited time only*, so hurry and secure those holiday gifts and save. Just enter the coupon code ‘FREESHIP’ at checkout or mention it to our sales staff if ordering by phone.
Looking for that perfect gift this holiday season for the race fan, or automotive enthusiast in your family? K1 Speed and K1 Race Gear is your one stop shop for all your holiday needs. Each K1 Speed location has an assortment of karting and auto racing accessories, along with various types of auto art, that will fulfill that holiday wish list this season.
Looking for the perfect stocking stuffer for that racing enthusiast – get them a K1 Gift Card! They are available in various dollar amounts, giving racers a chance to come in and race in our high speed indoor electric racing karts, which can be purchased at any K1 Speed location at our front counter.
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Hurry, the holiday season will be over before you know it.
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*Offer expires 12/20/10
RedBull is at it again for the New Year. Their No Limits 2010 Show will feature seven time winter X Game medalist and champion snocross racer, Levi Levallee. RedBull and Levi are planning on making his polaris snowmobile grow wings for this record breaking attempt. The event is to be held at the Embarcadero Marina Park in the port of San Diego Bay. Levi’s jump will take him over a 300-foot water gap to a landing ramp located on small island at the entrance to the marina. K1 Speed was stoked to have this extraordinary athlete come in and participate at our K1 Speed Ontario location to race some karts and blow off some steam before his upcoming jump. Levi joins a short list of athletes (Robbie Maddison 2007, Rys Milen 2008, Travis Pastrana 2009) who have been asked by RedBull to join in their No Limits new years eve show on ESPN. They have all pushed their mental, physical, and technical limits in order to break records. We wish Levi all the luck for his upcoming endeavor.