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Each year on the third Monday of February, the nation honors founding father George Washington’s Birthday. Celebrate with us at your local K1 Speed center!

We are open an hour early today so grab the kids or you buds and get racing!

Locations:
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First open public Super Track night is being held Thursday, Feb. 20th from 5pm-10pm!

Walk-ins and seasoned Challenge GP veterans alike will test their skills on the Super Track at K1 Speed Irvine.

You don’t want to miss out!

*junior racing will not be available this night during 5pm-10pm

K1 Speed
17221 Von Karman Ave,
Irvine, CA 92614
Phone: (949) 250-0242

Irvine FIRST OPEN PUBLIC SUPER TRACK NIGHT AT K1 SPEED IRVINE!

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CHALLENGE YOUR SWEETHEART WITH THE GIFT OF SPEED!

Have more fun this Valentine’s Day by giving the gift of speed! K1 Speed gift cards make it easier than ever to get your racing sweetie what they really want. Gift cards are available in several denominations and are good at all locations nationwide!

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12310175015 24cfc3e312 b Bucky Lasek and K1 Speed reaching new heights in 2014
February, 5, 2014, Irvine, CA, USA – K1 Speed is proud to announce, Bucky Lasek, as a K1 Speed ambassador. Fans and racers alike will have an exclusive opportunity to meet and race with Bucky Lasek, currently racing in Global RallyCross and competing in X Games, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014 at K1 Speed San Diego. Bucky will also be making appearances throughout the year including the 2014 X Games in Austin, Texas.

The Special Event, hosted at the K1 Speed in San Diego, is free of charge to the public and will begin at 12pm PST – Bucky will be accompanied by local professional skateboarders; Jamie Thomas, Joey Brezinski and Josh Kalis and race legend Boris Said. Watch them take on our newest track to see who the best racer in San Diego is. Driver slots will be available on a first come first served basis, and are booked upon arriving at the center the day of.

Race enthusiasts will have the opportunity to test their skills against Bucky Lasek and friends throughout 2014. Bucky will post on social media which K1 Speed center he is racing nationwide.

David and Susan Danglard, K1 Speed owners: “Bucky has been our customer for years at our first center in Carlsbad, California. He is an exceptional driver and races often at our Southern California centers with friends and family. We’ve had the pleasure of hosting his birthday parties and MAN-datory nights with fellow professional drivers like Top Gear USA host and K1 Speed friend, Tanner Foust.”

“As an ambassador for K1 Speed, we feel Bucky is a true representation of our core values. Bucky has shown that hard work and dedication can put you in the position to excel not only in actions sports but motorsports as well. We’re very excited to host Bucky at our special event at K1 Speed San Diego on February 9th; race fans will have a very unique opportunity to meet and race with a professional driver – an experience that doesn’t come around often.”

Bucky Lasek, (professional driver and skateboarder): “I can’t tell you how stoked I am to be recognized as a brand ambassador for K1 Speed. I’ve been an avid fan and racer outside of the skateboard world for some time now. K1 is where I go to stay polished and fulfil my adrenaline needs.”

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NOTES FOR EDITORS

About K1 Speed
Founded in 2003, K1 Speed America’s Premier Kart Racing company. With kart racing centers in California, Washington, Arizona, Texas, Illinois, Florida and several more facilities planned for the near future, K1 Speed brings the thrill and excitement of indoor karting to a large audience.

Indoor karting has grown into a large industry over the last several years, not only within California, but across the nation. K1 Speed was one of the first companies to bring electric karts and indoor go kart tracks to Southern California, and since the first location opened in Carlsbad in 2003, there has been an explosion in the market.

The premise behind the creation of K1 Speed was to offer enthusiasts and amateurs alike an authentic and genuine racing experience in a safe, comfortable, accessible and perhaps most importantly, unique environment. Utilizing advanced European electric karts and indoor asphalt tracks, K1 Speed quickly developed a reputation as being fun and exciting, and growth has been continuous since the doors were first opened. 2014 K1 Speed is celebrating 10 years of karting excitement.

For more information on K1 Speed visit www.k1speed.com.

About Bucky Lasek
Bucky Lasek had a dazzling year on his skateboard, winning a staggering four X Games gold medals — one at each of the 2013 X Games Venues including international stops in Brazil, Barcelona and Munich. The 19-time X Games Skateboard Vert medalist (including 10 gold) began his journey into racing on a shifter kart at his local track. Bucky was also awarded the 2013 Global RallyCross (GRC) Sportsmanship Award at the season finale in Las Vegas.

He began his private and competitive driving training at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah, and continued perfecting his technique at the prestigious Skip Barber Racing and Tim O’Neil’s Rally schools. In 2009, he began competing in the MMRP Mustang Challenge Series where he consistently placed in the top two in every race. Bucky also recently competed in a handful of Porsche Cup races, winning his class on multiple occasions. He also began an intensive rally training regimen at the Dirt Fish Rally School in Snoqualmie, Washington, where he honed his all-wheel-drive skills at the wheel of Subaru WRX STI rally cars.

Bucky’s legendary status as a professional athlete in action sports mixed with his passion and driving skills behind the wheel continue to keep him hungry for competition; moving forward, Bucky is fully committed to both skateboarding and competitive RallyCross driving in the coming years.

For more information on Bucky Lasek visit www.buckylasek81.com.

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cross country rally day four Cross Country Rally: Across the Finish Line
(February 2, 2014) At 7:30am today, two Tesla Model S sedans rolled quietly to a stop outside New York’s City Hall to set a record speed time for an electric vehicle crossing the United States. The team had just driven the two cars across the U.S. while relying only on Superchargers for energy. Not only did the Cross Country Rally team manage the trip from Los Angeles to New York City in just 76 and a half hours, it also recorded the lowest charge time for an electric vehicle traveling across the country – a feat that is now being assessed for recognition as a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS achievement.

After three days of enduring blizzards, a blinding sand storm, freezing temperatures, and driving rain, the Cross Country Rally came to its conclusion on a surprisingly mild New York morning. The crew of 15 drivers, many of whom had seldom slept over the past few days, was treated to the sight of Manhattan’s skyscrapers slowly emerging through the fog as the two Model S sedans crossed the Brooklyn Bridge. The cars were driven over the finish line by Tesla staffers Sara Eslinger and Jalpa Patel. Tesla CTO JB Straubel was on board for the final leg from Newark, Delaware, to New York City, where the team was greeted by CEO Elon Musk after crossing the finish line.

Superchargers, which are free to use for Model S owners, are situated in more than 85 locations worldwide, with many more due to come online in the next couple of years. Aside from not costing users a cent, Superchargers are also faster than regular charging: they replenish half a charge in as little as 20 minutes. Father-daughter combination John and Jill Glenney were quick to claim the mantle of “first electric car drive across America using only Superchargers,” completing the cross country drive last week as Tesla energized the final stations along the route.

Throughout the journey, Tesla’s rally team was privileged to meet fans from around the country at Superchargers in Worthington, MN, Macedonia, OH, and Newark, DE, among others. These fans brought firm handshakes, warm smiles, hot coffee, and a fierce pride in their vehicles. The team reciprocated by handing out T-shirts and mingling with each crowd. The Tesla team was comprised of Tesla employees who were directly involved with the construction, operation, and deployment of the Superchargers – a rapidly expanding network that is a crucial part of the company’s mission to accelerate the transition to sustainable transportation.

Trip meter per car: 3,464.5 miles
Total energy: 1,197.8 kWh

By Hamish McKenzie, Lead Writer

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Irvine, CA January 17, 2014 – The nation’s largest go-kart company, K1 Speed, will cut the ribbon to their second San Diego facility Monday January 27th at 5pm, and celebrate a special event Sunday February 9th from 12pm-5pm. This location pays a special homage to the karting chain, which opened with their first facility in nearby Carlsbad 10 years ago.

“We couldn’t be more thrilled to kick off 2014, and our 10th year of business, with a trip back to San Diego County,” says Susan Danglard, co-founder of K1 Speed, “We’ve opened 18 centers since first breaking ground in Carlsbad, and it’s been a wonderful journey. We look forward to many more facilities and years of K1 to come.”

Residents of “America’s Finest City” will now be able to enjoy the thrill of indoor karting closer to the city center. The company’s new downtown location in Barrio Logan—situated near the historic Gaslamp Quarter and the bustling East Village—will be uniquely equipped, unlike any in the company’s history, to accommodate walk-in guests and groups looking to spend a night out on the town.

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arrow Ribbon Cutting & Special Event // K1 Speed San Diego Monday, January 27th at 4:30pm

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arrow Ribbon Cutting & Special Event // K1 Speed San Diego Sunday, February 9th from 12pm-5pm

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K1 Speed
1709 Main St.
San Diego, CA 92107
(619) 241-4740

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About K1 Speed:
Founded in 2003, K1 Speed is the premier karting company in America. With kart racing centers in San Diego, Los Angeles, Santa Clara, Sacramento, San Francisco, Seattle, the Inland Empire, Fort Lauderdale, Phoenix, Austin, Houston and several more facilities planned for the near future, K1 Speed brings the thrill and excitement of indoor karting to a large audience. Offering highly-advanced and environmentally-friendly electric karts as well as large indoor entertainment venues that feature authentic racing memorabilia, pit cafes, meeting rooms and pool tables, K1 Speed is a great place to visit with family and friends or to host a corporate event or party.

To speak with a K1 representative, please contact Ashton Stronks (ashton@theidagency.com) or Victor Carrillo (victor@theidagency.com), 213.802.0863

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1000017 10201445612405690 2053584998 n Special Screening of Nitro Circus: The Movie
On Friday, January 24, Red Bull will be hosting a social screening of Nitro Circus: The Movie at iconic concert and event venue, The Yost Theater to kick off the final leg of The Nitro Circus Live North American Tour, ending at the Honda Center on Sunday, January 26. Nitro Circus: The Movie is an action-packed film featuring the world’s greatest freestyle motocross rider, Travis Pastrana, and his crew of highly skilled and adrenaline-addicted athlete buddies. Pastrana and his friends push the limits with the most dangerous stunts in the world of action sports. Whether they are trying to back flip a bike over a 60 story-high-building or land a death-defying jump while playing Angry Birds, Travis and his gang are going for it. High Risk. High Octane. No Safety Nets Allowed.

The event is complimentary and is open to adults 18 and over. To RSVP, please email EventRSVP8@gmail.com. A confirmation email will be returned to those that RSVP.

Follow @redbullLAX on Twitter and Instagram: @redbullLAX for more information.

Event Details:
Special Screening of Nitro Circus: The Movie
307 N Spurgeon St, Santa Ana, CA 92701
Friday, January 24 from 6pm – 10pm

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Kick off the New Year with a rally from Orange County to Santa Barbara. Join Life In Sixth Gear (LSG) crew for the Northern Invasion on January 18th. Don’t get left in the dust.

REGISTER NOW!

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 Travis Pastranas Nitro Circus Live at K1 Speed!
Nitro Circus Live is coming to Orange County for one performance only and K1 Speed is the place to race for the chaos!

Join Chris Haffey, Dusty Wygle, Kurt Nicoll, Jarryd McNeil and Nate Adams from Nitro Circus for some electric motorcycle mayhem!

Race over TODAY to K1 Speed Irvine and Anaheim to ENTER TO WIN a chance to race Team Nitro Circus on December 18th at K1 Speed Anaheim!

The winner of the race will receive VIP tickets to see Nitro Circus Live at Honda Center on January 26th!

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CLICK HERE TO ENTER ONLINE

EVENT:

Wed. December 18, 2013

7pm – 10pm

K1 Speed
1000 N Edward Ct.
Anaheim, CA 92806
(714) 632-6999

Anaheim Travis Pastranas Nitro Circus Live at K1 Speed!

Honda Center, Anaheim, CA
Sun, Jan 26, 2014 06:00 PM
BUY TICKETS HERE

Nitro Circus founder, ringleader and world-class athlete Travis Pastrana will bring Nitro Circus Live (www.nitrocircuslive.com) – the action sports spectacle that has become a worldwide hit – to Honda Center for the first time on January 26, 2014. Nitro Circus Live showcases over 40 of the world’s best action sports athletes performing daring and often record-breaking tricks in freestyle motocross, BMX and skateboarding, along with heart-stopping stunts on unique contraptions rarely attempted outside of the Nitro Circus family. Featuring the stars of Nitro Circus’ hit MTV2 show and Nitro Circus 3D film, the tour is headed up by Pastrana, a 10-time X Games gold medalist in Freestyle Motocross who has also become a fixture on the NASCAR, Supercross and rally racing circuits.

“This tour is the biggest and most audacious action sports production ever staged,” says Pastrana. “This is truly an exciting, adrenaline-charged, live action sports show featuring an insane group of athletes who push each other to new extremes every single show.”

Originally a small DVD series filmed in Pastrana’s Maryland backyard, Nitro Circus grew into a successful MTV show with over 46 million U.S. viewers and broadcast in 60 countries worldwide. The next step was Nitro Circus Live, which has captured the imagination of fans worldwide with a string of sell-out shows and record-breaking crowds across Europe, Australia and New Zealand. “I’m so pumped we can finally bring this home for fans to enjoy,” says Pastrana.

Nitro Circus Live’s fully choreographed action sports spectacular combines big stunts and outrageous feats on an array of contraptions launched off Nitro Circus Live’s multi-million dollar set and famous 50-ft. Nitro Gigant-A-Ramp. “Fans can expect to see everything from kids’ trikes, snow skis, tandem bikes and razor scooters to shopping carts, a Barbie car and even a cooler launched with skill off the Gigant-A-Ramp,” says Pastrana. “The live show also features spectacular choreographed freestyle motocross riding, including the outrageous ‘Nitro Bomb’ with 20 riders back-flipping in the air at the same time.”

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 Formula Es electric powered race car takes its first test laps
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.

BY RICHARD LAWLER

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