A few months ago we got our first look at the Spark-Renault SRT_01E Formula E teams will be racing next year, and just recently, that car hit a test track in France for the first time to see how it held up. Spark Racing president Frédéric Vasseur reported things went well, with the car turning about 40 laps over two days of testing at La Ferté Gaucher without taking a sip of fuel. The video after the break captures a few clips from the laps — running on a smaller 50kW battery, just 25 percent of the 270hp-equivalent power race-ready cars will have — and while we’ll need to adjust to the lack of noise, perhaps its impressive torque and handling can make up for it. More tests are planned before the first race in Beijing next September as the team pushes its mileage up bit by bit before running a full race simulation.
If you plan on heading over to the LA Auto Show don’t forget to stop by KENTIA HALL and visit the K1 Speed booth! Say hi to the K1 girls and get special show discount pricing on gift cards. Give the Gift of Speed this Holiday Season!
LA Auto Show
Los Angeles Convention Center
NOVEMBER 22 – DECEMBER 1, 2013
So fast that it’s scary! The guys and ghouls of Life In Sixth Gear are celebrating Halloween with a Costume Cruise on October 26th. Sport your spooky get-up and join the SoCal car enthusiast community in a devilish ride.
When? Saturday, October 26th @ 6am
Where? Meeting at Irvine Spectrum – Target Parking Lot
What’s the deal? We will meeting at the Irvine Spectrum (Target parking lot) and rolling into cars & coffee dressed in your favorite costume. We will then be doing a local cruise for roughly 1 hour around Orange County and ending at the Auld Dubliner Restaurant in Tustin for lunch. Then head over to K1 Speed Irvine just down the street for some costume crazy karting fun!
17221 Von Karman Ave.
Irvine, CA 92614
Radio Disney Chicago is hitting the track for a party lap on Oct. 26th!
Crank up the volume and challenge your friends for prizes.
Oct. 26, 2013
K1 Speed Addison
2381 W Army Trail Road,
Addison, IL 60101
Phone: (630) 433-3700
On the heels of the IndyCar World Championships this weekend at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, CA. Team Penske Racing and K1 Speed have teamed up to give fans one last chance to see the Verizon Team Penske No.12 IndyCar Show Car up close and personal for the last time in 2013.
The Penske Racing No.12 Chevy powered Dallara DW12 will be on display at K1 Speed Buffalo Grove from Noon- 4PM on Sunday October 20th.
301 Hastings Dr
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
Phone: (847) 941-9400
Ready for some INDYCAR racing! TOP racers with the Fastest Lap this Thursday, October 17th will be entered into a drawing to WIN a pair of tickets to the MAVTV 500 this Saturday at K1 Speed Ontario!
Fastest Laps starting 10/17 from 12pm-10pm at K1 Speed Ontario will be eligible from Track 1 and Track 2. Winners will be notified on 10/18. Tickets courtesy of Auto Club Speedway. Winners will pick up tickets at K1 Speed Ontario.
K1 Speed Ontario
5350 East Ontario Mills Pkwy.
Ontario, CA 91764
Phone: (909) 980-0286
Radio Disney Los Angeles is hitting the track for a party lap on Oct. 19th!
Crank up the volume and challenge your friends for prizes.
Oct. 19, 2013
K1 Speed Ontario
5350 East Ontario Mills Pkwy,
Ontario, CA 91764
Phone: (909) 980-0286
K1 Speed and Alexander Rossi are proud to collaborate on an open event in Austin, Texas on 13th November 2013. Fans and racers alike will have the exclusive opportunity to meet with Alexander Rossi, currently America’s only Formula 1 driver, ahead of the American Grand Prix in Austin, Texas, and meet the young star who is leading the way for an American presence in Formula 1.
Aspiring drivers will have the opportunity to test their skills against the Caterham F1 Team Reserve Driver, after Alexander sets a hot lap in the karts on track, and a competition will be run to win exclusive Caterham F1 Team merchandise, signed by Alexander himself.
The event, hosted at the K1 Speed in Austin, is free of charge to the public and will begin at 19:00 – chargeable driving slots are available on a first come first served basis, and are booked upon arriving at the center.
David and Susan Danglard, K1 Speed owners:
“At K1 Speed we are teaching racers to follow their dream of becoming a professional driver like Alexander Rossi through our Racing School and Challenge Grand Prix Leagues. At a young age most racers receive their first taste of speed when they step into a go kart and one of our main goals at K1 Speed is to provide this unique experience for all ages.
“As an ambassador for K1 Speed, we feel Alexander is a true representation of our core values. Alexander has shown that hard work and dedication can put you in the position to become the next American in Formula 1. He has proven to have the drive and passion to inspire American motorsport enthusiasts to strive to be the very best. We’re very excited to host Alexander at our event in Austin on the 13th November; race fans will have a very unique opportunity to meet and race with a professional driver – an experience that doesn’t come around often.”
Alexander Rossi, Caterham F1 Team Reserve Driver:
“I’m absolutely delighted to be taking part in the event with K1 Speed and will truly welcome to opportunity to meet motorsport enthusiasts from around the country in a setting that could not be more perfect for upcoming and passionate drivers. K1 Speed have done a fantastic job of encouraging motorsport within America and making it much more accessible for amateurs and young prospects alike.
“I’ve karted at various venues for K1 Speed, and as an ambassador I am proud to help encourage the passion for motorsport that is so prevalent in America. With the upcoming USA Grand Prix, the event on the 13th November will be the perfect opportunity to bring Formula 1 a little closer to the wider public in America, allowing those with a real love for motorsport the chance to come and experience a taste of where it all begins.”
During the event, Alexander Rossi will be available for short media opportunities – to book your slot, please contact; Tom Webb, Caterham F1 Communications at; email@example.com
About Alexander Rossi
Alexander Rossi is currently the only American Formula 1 driver and is currently with Caterham F1 Team, based in Oxfordshire, United Kingdom. For 2013 Alexander has been competing for the team’s GP2 team, EQ8 Caterham Racing, resulting in two podiums despite a late start to the season. Alexander also partakes in the Formula 1 team’s Friday Free Practice sessions, and Young Driver Test, where he gains valuable experience behind the wheel of the current Formula 1 car, while also helping the team develop the car for the season and the future.
From 171 Formula car starts, 21-year old Alexander has: 38 wins, 67 podiums,
34 poles and current win percentage of 22.22%
• 2013 Caterham Racing GP2 Championship Driver
• 2013 Caterham F1 Team Official Reserve Driver
• 2012 Caterham F1 Team Official Test Driver
• 2012 World Series by Renualt – 11th Overall
• 2011 World Series by Renault – 3rd Overall and Rookie Champion
• 2011 AirAsia Team Lotus Driver Development Program
• 2011 FIA Institute Young Driver Excellence Academy
• 2010 ART Grand Prix GP3 – 4th Overall Championship
• 2009 BMW Sauber F1 Testing – F1 Superlicense Qualifications
• 2009 GP2 Asia / Meritus Racing and Ocean Racing – 9th Overall, 3 Top 5 Finishes
• 2009 International Formula Master Championship / ISR Racing – 4th Overall and Rookie Champion
• 2008 Formula BMW World Champion, 1st Place
• 2008 Formula BMW Americas 1st Champion, 10 wins
• 2007 Formula BMW Americas 3rd Overall, 3 wins
• 2006 Skip Barber National Series, 3rd Overall, 4 wins
• 2006 Skip Barber Western Regional Series, 1st Champion
For more information on Alexander, please visit www.alexanderrossi.com or catch up with him on his official social media platforms:
The Irwindale Speedway is known as the “House of Drift.” The legendary drifting venue gave drifting in the U.S it’s roots and is often referred to as the “birthplace” of American drifting.
The Formula DRIFT Championship will be decided at this final event of the season and drivers will battle one last time to earn the coveted title of Formula DRIFT champion. The track is the home track for most of the drivers and each year the competition grows more intense. The infamous course is challenging and exciting utilizing part of the short oval track and many inside turns.
Daigo Saito took home the championship and 1st place in the event while Justin Pawlak won the Tires.com Triple Crown bonus award. Come watch as the drivers go all out and put it all on the line one last time for a chance to become the new Formula DRIFT champion.
October 11 – 12
500 Speedway Drive
Irwindale, CA 91706
DRIFTSTREAM: Live Broadcast – www.formulad.com/live
Come by the K1 Speed booth for giveaways and discount races in the vendor village.
K1 Speed, the largest operator of public indoor karting centers in the country, is opening its newest location in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, in Arlington.
Irvine, CA October, 1, 2013 – The newest karting track in Arlington (located roughly equidistant between Dallas and Forth Worth) is not your ordinary go-kart track. Perhaps most strikingly, it’s located entirely inside, allowing for racing rain or shine, day or night. It also features a professionally-designed course layout and high-performance electric karts. Needless to say, though everything may appear similar on a superficial level, the track represents a new approach to go-karting. Take everything that you think you know about go-kart racing and throw it out the window because K1 Speed is committed to changing your perception.
Indoor Go-kart Racing – The K1 Speed Way
Since its founding in 2003, K1 Speed has revolutionized what individuals expect out of a go-karting experience. Gone are the anemic, heavy, slow-witted gas-powered karts of your youth; in their place are high-performance, zero-emission, environmentally friendly electric karts that are cleaner, quieter, and perhaps most importantly, faster. The poorly maintained tracks and outdoor seating areas have been replaced with spacious lounges, leather couches, plasma screen televisions, snack bars, and museum-quality collections of authentic racing memorabilia. The very traits that K1 Speed has built its reputation on, and that have allowed it to grow into the largest karting company in the country – all-electric go-karts, professionally designed race tracks, year-round racing, and an unparalleled attention to detail – are all present in the company’s newest location, K1 Speed Dallas.
Residents of Dallas, Forth Worth, and Arlington can visit K1 Speed seven days a week and experience the thrill of indoor go-kart racing for themselves, no reservations required. With the latest state-of-the-art, all-electric karts (designed and built in Europe), K1 Speed is able to satisfy the demands and needs of even the most ardent driving enthusiasts. The company promises an adrenaline-pumping experience that is second to none; yet, due to their tractable nature, the company’s electric karts are easy to drive and suitable for racers of all skill levels and experience. Racers who want to experience the thrill of wheel-to-wheel racing need only show up – K1 Speed handles the rest!
Catering to Racers’ Every Need – Planning Private Parties and More
In addition to offering public races in the form of their Arrive & Drive racing option, K1 Speed Dallas can also accommodate private events. The company has a number of private racing packages that are designed for groups of 8 or more people, making them perfect for birthday parties, bachelor and bachelorette parties, team building exercises, company functions, and more. And to ensure that large groups are properly provided for, K1 Speed Dallas also has a number of private room rentals available, as well as catering options. There is an option designed to meet every need, all of which are centered around the company’s most unique and lasting product: high-performance indoor go-kart racing.
K1 Speed Dallas is conveniently located in Arlington, roughly equal distance from Fort Worth and Dallas, and is situated across from Six Flags Over Texas. Residents of Arlington, West Prairie, Dallas, Forth Worth and surrounding communities can contact K1 Speed Dallas with any questions. Individuals looking to experience indoor karting are also encouraged to show up for an Arrive & Drive race at any time.
For Corporate Inquiries, Private Parties & Birthdays
Phone: (855) 517 7333
Email: Group Reservation