Save the Date! K1 Speed is bringing the thrill of NASCAR to our fans. Visit K1 Speed Buffalo Grove and Addison Sunday, September 8th to participate in the KART CHALLENGE presented by Chicagoland Speedway. Race in Grand Prix style format for a chance to win tickets to the CHASE WEEKEND!
// Registration //
Sunday, September 8th
6:30pm – Races start at 7pm
Participants must be 18+
// Race Format //
Grand Prix Style: Qualifying, Qualifying, Final
// Entry Fee//
// Prize //
First place winner at each center will receive a Ticket Package courtesy of Chicagoland Speedway. Prize includes 2 race tickets and 2 pit and infield fan zone experience passes for Friday, September 13, 2013.
// K1 Speed Centers //
301 Hastings Dr.
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
The American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón is a pillar of the world’s premier sports car racing series. With its multi-class racing among exotic and technically advanced prototypes and legendary GT sports cars like Porsche, Ferrari, Corvette, BMW and SRT Viper, the Series gives fans non-stop action on track and an open and friendly paddock, while providing manufacturers with a real-life laboratory to push the limits of automotive innovation and technology.
Saddle up this Sunday, September 1, 2013 for the Challenge Grand Prix. Few lucky racers will be selected to race at K1 Speed Austin with Team Falken Tire drivers Wolf Henzler and Bryan Sellers!
// Meet & Greet //
ALMS Team Falken Tire drivers, Wolf Henzler and Bryan Sellers. Autographs and photo opps available during the event.
// Contest //
Winners of the Challenge GP in Austin, Houston and San Antonio on September 1st will be selected to race on Team Wolf & Team Bryan. Fasted p1 racer will receive a pair of tickets to the ALMS race!
K1 Speed Austin
2500 McHale Ct.
Austin, TX 78758
Phone: (512) 271-5475
// Race //
Circuit of the Americas
September 19-21 2013
// Team Details //
After a highly successful effort in 2012, Team Falken Tire and Walker Racing return for another competitive season in the 2013 American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón with 2013-spec Porsche 911 GT3 RSR. … Racing a Porsche in 2011, the team took its first victory at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Challenge when Falken’s rain tires expertly outperformed all other manufacturers in heavy rain conditions. … Bryan Sellers and factory driver Wolf Henzler drove the team to victory twice in the 2011 season and also earned four additional top-five finishes in nine events. … At the end of the season, Team Falken Tire was awarded the “For the Fans” award as the organization with the biggest impact on ALMS and sports car racing in 2011. … Falken boasts wide selection of high-performance consumer and racing tires and recently claimed the 2011 Formula Drift championship with Team Falken veteran Daijiro “Dai” Yoshihara, driving the Discount Tire/Falken Tire Nissan 240SX. … Falken Tire continues to introduce new tires for multiple purposes that fit the needs of its customers. Falken Tire focuses on high performance, using innovation and technology gleaned from both the laboratory and the racetrack.
K1 Speed and Skullcandy Team Nissan are beyond stoked on the newest addition to the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge Team— Patricio Jourdain.
Congratulate Patricio and meet Skullcandy Team Nissan drivers Thursday, September 5th at 7pm. Stop by for autographs, photos and a chance to race with professional Grand-Am drivers.
// Contest //
Winner of the Challenge GP at K1 Speed Santa Clara on September 1st will receive a pair of tickets to the Grand-Am race at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca! It doesn’t stop there…watch the race and hangout with the Skullcandy Team Nissan in the paddock.
// Race //
September 7-8, 2013
TYPE:2.238-mile, 11-turn road course
ADDRESS:1021 Monterey-Salinas Highway Monterey, CA 93908
Visit the K1 Speed tent in the paddock for discounts and giveaways during the Grand-Am race
The Orange County Mustang Club presents The 5th Annual Surf City Garage Car Show!
Bigger and better than ever, this is a car show you won’t want to miss! Experience the thrills of the NASCAR® racing experience in our full-size NASCAR® simulators, plus check out tons of demos, giveaways and fun entertainment for the whole family. Stop by the K1 Speed booth for discounts and giveaways!
The 5th annual Surf City Garage open house and car show will be open to all makes, models and years of American muscle cars; trucks; sports cars; hot rods; classics and customs. Surf City Garage museum tours – come see one of the largest private collections of American muscle cars in the state. Rare opportunity – not normally open to the public! Goodie bags for all car show entrants; live band; vendor booths; food vendors; huge raffle; 50/50 drawing to benefit Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA); trophies. Portion of proceeds of food sales to benefit Orangewood Children’s Home. Admission for spectators is free.
Sunday, August 25, 2013
10am – 3pm
Surf City Garage
5872 Engineer Drive
Huntington Beach, CA 92649
Think you have what it takes to beat a professional race car driver?!
Head over to K1 Speed Irvine now through Sunday, August 18, 2013 and race Track 2.
All racers that beat Conor Daly’s fastest lap of // 21.171 // will be put into a drawing to win a K1 Speed Prize Package!
*Winner will be notified within 24 hours
K1 Speed Irvine
17221 Von Karman Ave,
Irvine, CA 92614
Phone: (949) 250-0242
Conor Daly, a second generation race driver, is the son of professional race car driver Derek Daly (who reached the pinnacle of the sport, competing in Formula One and Indy Cars for well over a decade), and his Mom, Beth, who won a Novice Jet Ski World title in 1990.
Conor’s career started racing go-karts as a 10 year-old. In 2005, He won 19 races, two championships and was elected “Junior Driver of the Year” by Kart Racers of America.
In 2006 he won three World Karting Association National events including the jewel of the WKA season, the Grand Nationals in South Bend, Indiana.
Towards the end of the season, and on age waivers (he was just 14 years old), he became the youngest driver in the country to win a “senior” Pro kart race when he won the Pro Invitational race at the TaG World Championships at Newcastle Motorsports Park, Indiana. Conor Flag
In 2007, driving for the factory Top Kart team, Conor won the Stars of Karting TaG East championship having dominated the penultimate rounds In Schwano Wisconsin where he scored 2 pole positions, four fastest race laps and a first and second place in the finals. He finished off his season with five consecutive pole positions. In 2007 he also won three Skip Barber Regional races including a win in Moroso Park, Florida on his debut in the series.
In 2008, Conor concentrated on race cars and had an outstanding season winning the Skip Barber National Championship (five wins) and the Ontario Formula Ford 1600 Rookie of Year (five wins). During his European debut he won prestigious Walter Hayes Formula Ford 1600 Trophy in Silverstone, England representing Team USA. Along the way he set three new lap records in Canada, and scored ten pole positions in three different classes.
In 2009, as a member of the Mazdaspeed driver development system, Conor finished 3rd in the Star Mazda championship presented by Goodyear. He was the youngest winner of the season scoring his maiden championship win at the 4th round of the championship in May at the New Jersey Motorsports park.
In 2010, Conor had a record setting year as he swept the Formula Star Mazda championship presented by Goodyear with seven wins (record), nine pole positions (record) and twelve podium finishes (record), most laps led (record), largest winning points margin in 23 year history of championship. What a season.
In 2011, Conor competed in the European Formula One support series, GP3, driving for Carlin. He also competed in five Firestone Indy Lights races, driving for Sam Schmidt Motorsports, winning the Grand Prix of Long Beach.
For 2012, Conor has signed with Lotus GP to contest the Formula One support series, GP3. Conor won in Barcelona on the opening weekend of the championship.
Formula One came calling after Conor’s Spanish win as Sahara Force India invited Conor to drive their Formula One car during an aero data mapping session in England.
In 2013 Conor’s primary program will be GP3 with ART Grand Prix. He also made his Indy 500 debut driving for the legend, AJ Foyt. Early in the season he raced GP2 in Malaysia where he finished 7th while setting second fastest race lap to the race winner.
Primary sponsors for 2013: VBrick, Ravilla, Delavaco, Callcap, Merchant Services LTD, Tom Lange Company and Modspace. He is also supported by Alpinestars, St Vincent Sports Performance and Aspin Group.
For the 2nd year – 5&A Dime and Green Flash Brewing Co. will co-host of the 4th Annual Motor Union car show. The entire parking lot, Tasting Room, and Brewery Cellar will serve as the ultimate showroom for a mish mosh of over 150 of the coolest cars around including everything classics, domestics, drift cars, imports and other rare and custom cars. For the second year there will be a custom beer brewed for the event by Green Flash. There will also be a raffle of items from all sponsors including a set of custom HRE wheels from San Diego’s premier wheel manufactures HRE. Spectators can spend the day enjoying the delicious food from local vendors, delicious beer from Green Flash, apparel, cars and games. Stop by the K1 Speed booth for discounts and prizes!
Green Flash Brewing Co. | 6550 Mira Mesa Blvd | San Diego, CA 92121
EVENT WILL TAKE OVER THE ENTIRE BREWERY (INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR) INCLUDING PARKING LOT, TASTING ROOM AND CELLAR…
Sunday August 18th, 2013 | 11am – 6pm
ADMISSION IS FREE TO PUBLIC –
For Vehicle Registration: http://themotorunion.com/
About Motor Union
The idea to make a new kind of car show began with the 5&A Dime crew sitting around with a bunch of friends. Those friends just so happened to have really nice cars. With the brand and clothing boutique “5&ADime” in full throttle, the original idea was to create brand awareness by sponsoring their friend’s rides.
What would one day turn into The Motor Union began with daily driver meet ups in front of the shop on the corner of 8th & G in downtown San Diego. Before they knew it, 5&A Dime was hosting its first unofficial car show, and it was as unofficial as it gets. They saved space on 8th Ave. not with permits, but by blocking off parts of the street with red cones. It was guerrilla, but it got the job done.
What started as a casual meet up of friends has grown into a unique event that is held once a year bringing together more than 3,000 people!
Moving into car culture was a natural progression for 5&A Dime since they had daily conversations with customers about cars. They wanted to break the stereotype of traditional car shows and bring something unique to the table. Making a car into an extension of yourself is a positive hobby and lifestyle, this is the vision…
Motor Union is more than a car show.
It is a fusion of men’s apparel and car culture, thus bringing a creative style to the event.
It is a mishmash of all cars, bringing together different lifestyles.
It is unique, held at exotic venue locations.
And it will always be free of charge!
This is what Motor Union is. This is what we want to maintain. We hope to share our culture and expand our community with others that visit our fair city.
Expansion is inevitable.
Let’s grow this Motor Union together!
About 5&A Dime
5&A Dime is a, San Diego based, men’s lifestyle clothing company that was started in 2005 by a brother and sister team (Jay & Darcie). The store is located in the heart of San Diego’s East Village and features an early Americana aesthetic while focusing on clothing based in the skate, art, music, and car cultures. Three years ago Jay decided to create The Motor Union with the goal of unifying the car community, much in the way that 5&A Dime unifies people across various lifestyles.
About Green Flash Brewing Co.
Green Flash Brewing Co., is located in San Diego, California, and was founded in 2002 by Mike and Lisa Hinkley. Brewmaster, Chuck Silva, leads brewing operations. Green Flash is an award-winning brewer of fine, hand-crafted ales, and specializes in brewing assertive and distinctive beers, such as the nationally acclaimed West Coast I.P.A.: an award-winning beer whose wide acceptance has helped define a category. Green Flash brews ten styles of beer regularly, on draught and in bottles as well as a growing lineup of seasonal and special offerings, including several barrel-aged beers, throughout the year. Please visit the Green Flash website www.greenflashbrew.com for more information.
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Doors are open right now! Come test your skills on our new track layout at K1 Speed Carlsbad!
K1 Speed Carlsbad
6212 Corte Del Abeto
Carlsbad, CA 92011
Phone: (760) 929-2225
86FEST is the Largest Gathering of Scion FR-S, Subaru BRZ, and AE86 Toyota Corolla GT-S, Sprinter Trueno, Corolla Levin and RWD Toyota Enthusiasts in North America! Join us Sunday in the Vendor Village and Enter to Win prizes and giveaways!
Saturday, August 10th: 86FEST Dynamic Driving Academy
Sunday, August 11th: AUTOCROSS, CAR SHOW, MUSIC, GIRLS, FORMULA D DRIVER SIGNING, VENDOR VILLAGE
9300 Cherry Ave.
Fontana, California 92335
K1 Speed Ontario is just minutes away from the track. Race on over and get your fix after 86FEST!
K1 Speed Ontario
5350 East Ontario Mills Pkwy,
Ontario, CA 91764
Phone: (909) 980-0286
We’re very excited to see VidCon grow each and every year. Thanks to all of our friends at Rocket Jump, Machinima, Maker Studios, Big Frame, etc. for making 2013 great! See you next year.
Here’s the latest video from last night’s event.
We are proud to announce the official ribbon cutting ceremony of K1 Speed San Antonio. With locations in Houston and Austin, K1 Speed has introduced the sport of indoor go-kart racing to people throughout Texas. With our San Antonio karting center, we’ve now brought the sport to Southwest Texas as well. If you’ve never been to a K1 Speed center before, forget everything that you think you know about go-kart racing. At K1 Speed, we offer a truly unique – and thrilling – experience. Gone are the anemic, heavy, unreliable, gas-spewing karts of your youth. In their place are state-of-the-art, high-performance, zero-emission electric karts that offer unparalleled performance – performance that is in the reach of nearly anyone yet potent enough that extracting all of it requires skill, dedication, and practice.
Ribbon cutting with San Antonio Chamber of Commerce
Friday, July 26th at 5pm
K1 Speed San Antonio
6955 NW Loop 410
San Antonio, TX 60101