Mazfest returned to Autoclub Raceway this year to a number of Mazda Motorsports and Tuner enthusiasts and K1 Speed was on hand for all the fun. K1 Speed teamed up with Kevin Madsen our K1 Speed Anaheim Facility Manager and of Madsen Motorsports with a large booth presentation and discount coupons throughout the day. Madsen Motorsports gave ride-a-longs throughout the day to a number of people on California Speedways “Roval” which is a combination of the NASCAR Oval and the interior road-coarse of the facility. Check out the photo from the day courtesy of Madsen Motorsports on their FaceBook Page.
K1 Speed indoor kart racing is gearing up to start the races in Santa Clara, CA. After growing successfully nationwide and having many centers throughout Southern California, K1 Speed is pleased to announce its’ 1st Northern California location. K1 Speed Santa Clara will be the Silicon Valley’s first ever electric indoor kart racing center. Featuring 65,000 sq. ft. of space, K1 Speed Santa Clara will be by far the longest single track of all K1 Speed indoor kart racing centers and will have up to 52 karts.
Expecting to open late September of 2011, both junior and adult racers will have the chance to experience the thrill of racing K1 Speed’s entirely new European style designed karts. Take a sneak peak of its’ latest expansion as September gets closer. After all, it’s right around the corner. Pictures and further information will be posted soon!
K1 Speed in Phoenix, Arizona is growing rapidly, especially with its Junior and Teen Challenge GP race league, which is geared towards the younger racers. Taking the ever popular program that began at K1 Speed in Anaheim and bringing it to the Southwests best indoor kart racing facility has grown as rapidly as the facility itself as the place to go if you want to get into kart racing.
This past Tuesday was no exception with a number of younger drivers on hand to battle it out for that top podium spot. The groups were split by height and age range with the younger drivers (between 4 foot and 4 foot 10″) taking to the smaller kid karts for the first round of qualifying. The younger drivers have quickly picked up on where the fast lines are and it has made for some tight racing. Alexander Lynch would take the pole position posting a fast lap of 33.092 seconds to set the field. The taller drivers would be in the adult karts (4′-10″ and up) would be out on track next for their qualifying round. Another fast paced group of drivers would see Cahlei Schildts taking the pole and setting the field with a 32.439 second lap.
Main event rounds would be even more exciting with the Junior group on track first with Alexander leading the field into turn one. He would stay out in front for the duration of the race going wire to wire for the win. Second place qualifier Ryan Soper would follow suit, staying in second place and holding off the rest of the field to take the second podium spot. Third place qualifier Jarret Anderson wasn’t so lucky, has he dropped back a few positions and wasn’t able to recover. The would create a battle between a number of drivers with Parker Dahlgren and Kelly Kazmierczak making their way through the field. They both got around Evan McCamman, placing Parker on the final podium spot in third and Kelly in fourth respectfully.
The Teen drivers would close out the nights main events with Cahlei on pole and leading the field into turn one. Second place qualifier Drew Anderson would find his was around Cahlei to take over the lead and hold off the field to take the win. Cahlei would remain in second place for the remainder of the race to finish out the night. Third place qualifier Chris Tabares would drop back giving up positions to a number of drivers which left the door open to sixth place qualifier Austin Miller who moved up into third to round out the top three on the podium.
This was a great night for all participants, and the list of drivers keeps growing – come out next month with your younger racer and see what the Jr League Challenge GP is all about.
Teen Road To Safety Classes & On-street Drivers Training.
Classroom drivers education at K1 Speed Carlsbad location
August 8th through 11th – classes are 10am to 3pm
4 classes must be completed for your drivers education certificate
Why choose Teen Road to Safety?
We offer the best-qualified defensive driving course in Southern California. Teen Road to Safety goes above and beyond the state requirements to deliver a powerful and concentrated teen driver education program designed to give teenage drivers the skills they need to drive defensively and safely in all road conditions and situations.
All our driving instructors are either current or retired law enforcement officers. We teach students all the latest safe-driving techniques, along with California-specific traffic laws that will prepare them for a lifetime of safe and courteous driving.
We’re the best at what we do!
With our classroom sessions, behind-the-wheel training, and advanced driving skills program combined as a whole package, our course is rated #1 in California by the NDII (National Driving Instructors Institute).
What we offer at a glance:
- Classroom courses at K1 Speed Carlsbad
- Start Out Right online courses
- Behind-the-wheel training
- Advanced driver training
K1 Speed in Carlsbad, California is hosting kids camp this week in association with the YMCA to kick off the summer of 2011. All week long kids from various local YMCA centers will be in attendance in the early morning driving both our adult and junior sized electric racing karts on our indoor track and expirencing competitive kart racing action, as they learn about how to make a fast lap or two in the various driving sessions.
If you are intrested in having your kid join the fun this summer contact you local area YMCA and inquire how they can get involved with the K1 Speed program.
Come out to K1 Speed in Torrance, California June 18th and 19th to race and help the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America. K1 Speed will be donating $5 for every race purchased to help the foundation. K1 Speed’s Torrance facility features a unique concrete etched race surface and K1 Speeds european-style electric indoor racing karts that give people of all skill levels and experience the thrill of indoor kart racing. Our Los Angeles based facility will be open both days from 11:00 am to 11:00 pm giving fans of K1 Speed plenty of time to come out and race on our challenging race course. Don’t miss out on your opportunity to come out and participate and help the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation.
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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