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Join us Sunday, August 31st for the ProKart West Challenge presented by K&N Filters, Falken Tire, Mothers Polish, Red Bull, Exotics Racing and olloclip. We are challenging the best racers in Southern California for a special format of racing. We are utilizing track 1 and the supertrack to test your skills against the best. Podium winners will receive CA$H PRIZE$ and Prize Packages from our sponsors. Space is limited so you don’t want to miss out on this!

Click the button to sign-up online and reserve your spot!

When
Sunday, August 31, 2014
7pm – 9pm

Where
K1 Speed Irvine – 17221 Von Karman Ave. Irvine, CA 92614

Irvine ProKart West Challenge

Format
Qualifier (1) – track 1
Qualifier (2) – track 1
Irvine T1 ProKart West Challenge
Final – SuperTrack
Irvine ST ProKart West Challenge

Registration – $50 per person
14 lap qualifier (1), 14 lap qualifier (2), 7 lap final

Event details
- There will be two qualifying rounds consisting of 14 laps each. Your single fastest lap time from both qualifiers on each track will be used to determine your position in the final heat
- Final race will consist of a 7 Lap position race on the SuperTrack
- Final race will be a Rolling start
- There will only be ONE rolling start! No Restarts
- Everyone who registers receives a wristband
- Wristband gets you a race spot, food and drink
- Reserve your spot online or walk-ins available prior to race start
- Event open to the public ages 16+

Prizes
1st place – $250 check and Sponsors Prize Package from K&N Filters, Falken Tire, Mothers Polish, Exotics Racing and olloclip ($1000+ in sponsor prizes)

2nd place – $100 check and Sponsors Prize Package from K&N Filters, Falken Tire, Mothers Polish, Exotics Racing and olloclip ($1000+ in sponsor prizes)

3rd place – $50 check and Sponsors Prize Package from K&N Filters, Falken Tire, Mothers Polish, Exotics Racing and olloclip ($1000+ in sponsor prizes)

Rules
The “ProKart West Challenge” is open to the public 16+ ages. Employees of K1 Speed and parent companies are not eligible to participate in the challenge. Participation in the Challenge constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules (“Official Rules”). VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW.
The prizes to be awarded from the Challenge are as follows: Winners are solely responsible for any and all federal, national, state, provincial and local taxes, if any, that apply to prizes.

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Improve your times with Patricio Jourdain at our Karting Academy. Sign up TODAY! Spots are filling up fast.

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Adult Class – August 2nd, 2014 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Adult Class – August 3rd, 2014 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM

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Junior Class – August 30th, 2014 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Adult Class – August 31st, 2014 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM

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arrow August Karting Academy // Seattle and Santa Clara Our go kart classes – we offer a race class for beginners and a racing class for advanced competitors – are a great way to learn more about karting and motorsport. If you would like to get involved with the sport of karting or are interested in improving your lap times with more advanced racing techniques, we would be happy to help. Karting is our passion at K1 Speed, and we are intimately familiar with the workings of our 20hp electric karts and the ins-and-outs of proper racing technique. If you are looking for an affordable race class, then our go kart racing class is for you! Please feel free to contact K1 Speed today for more information or to schedule a reservation.

  • New techniques taught
  • More track time
  • Over 1000 drivers attended in the past 2 years

arrow August Karting Academy // Seattle and Santa Clara Karting Academy Details

The Racing School is split in to 2 categories based on age and height requirements. The JUNIOR CLASS is for kids 6 to 11 years of age with a minimum height of 48″ and must have some karting experience. 10 seats available per class. The ADULT CLASS is for adults age 12 and up with a minimum height requirement of 4′ 10″ (58″), 20 seats available per class.

arrow August Karting Academy // Seattle and Santa Clara About Patricio Jourdain

Professional Racing Career:

  • 2013 Skullcandy Team Nissan Driver
  • NASCAR Racing
  • Stock Car National Champion Mexico
  • Formula Renault USA
  • Formula BMW Europe
  • Ford Trailer Truck Series
  • Touring Cars
  • Karting
  • Formula Barber Dodge Series USA

Training & Coaching:

  • Toyota Driving School
  • Porsche Driving Experience
  • Audi
  • Seat Racing
  • Pirelli Driving School
  • General Motors
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Police Car Testing for Mexican Government

K1 Speed Racing School Includes:

  • Driver Welcome
  • Track Session 1 – Track Walk-Through and Racing Concepts
  • Track Session 2 – Follow Instructor
  • Evaluation 1 – Group Feedback
  • Track Session 3 – Simulate Rolling Start
  • Evaluation 2 – Individual Feedback
  • Track Session 4 – Race Mode
  • Awards

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 Go kart racing spot in Medley pumps up the adrenaline
Isabella Garcia spent her 12th birthday racing her brother, Jorge Garcia Jr., 10, and her cousin, Leila Rodriguez, 9, down the tracks at the new K-1 Speed in Miami. She chose to spend her birthday racing after her brother told her about a birthday party he went to at the K-1 Speed in Hollywood.

“It was really fun,” said Isabella. “This place is awesome.”

The Miami K-1 Speed, which opened last month, is the 22nd facility nationwide for the indoor go-kart racing company. The first one opened in Carlsbad, California, in 2003. The company wants to grow to 40 locations nationwide.

“The idea of opening a location in Miami was thought of by the owners in 2011,” said Ken Allday, general manager of K-1 Speed Miami. “It took time to find the right location.”

After three years of searching, K-1 Speed Miami has a home at 8600 NW South River Dr. in Medley.

Allday hopes the 41,000-square-foot warehouse will soon steal the title as K-1’s No. 1 location in the nation.

“The one in [Hollywood] is the No. 1 location in the nation for K-1 Speed,” he said. “About 70 percent of the customers that go to that location are from Miami.”

First-time racers must register, sign a safety waiver and pay a $6 annual license fee, along with paying the racing costs.

Each race around the tracks is 14 laps for adults and 12 laps for junior racers. One 14-lap race costs $19.99. There are different deals for the number of races you buy. Racers drive 20-horsepower electric carts that can reach speeds approaching 45 mph.

Before racers step into a go-kart, they are briefed on the rules of the track. Since safety is the main concern, every racer needs to know how to operate the vehicle and what each flag means when it is waved, said Allday.

One flag indicates when the race is done, another that a racer is bumping the gutters too much, and another for when a racer isn’t following the rules and must stop.

When racers don’t follow the rules after a warning, they will not be allowed to continue racing.

Christopher Carricaburu, 23, and Alexander Tarin, 24, heard about the Miami location through word of mouth from friends almost two months ago. They knew about the Hollywood location, on Stirling Road just west of Interstate 95, but never visited because they didn’t want to drive that far.

Their trip to K-1 Speed Miami was the first time either had raced go-karts.

“I can’t say anything else but the adrenaline,” said Tarin. “It is relaxing after.”

BY EMILY LLERENA
SOUTH FLORIDA NEWS SERVICE

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14521305016 0ed72a1eec Indoor Karting Comes to the Mile High City
K1 Speed, the largest go-kart racing company in the United States, set to open newest location in Denver, Colorado.

Irvine, CA July 1, 2014 – K1 Speed is the largest karting company in the country, with dozens of locations throughout the United States, from South Florida to the Pacific Northwest. Since its founding in 2003, K1 Speed has hosted hundreds of thousands of racers at its karting centers. This success has helped drive unprecedented growth in the last two years, and the company shows no signs of slowing down. The latest K1 Speed facility will be opened in the Mile-High City, situated in Highlands Ranch and Littleton – Denver, Colorado.

Karting Uniquely Suited for Denver’s Climate
K1 Speed and Denver make such a great pair that it’s a wonder Denver wasn’t host to the first K1 Speed location! Why? Well, it comes down to a couple of factors:

Weather – Denver is known for weather that runs the gamut of conditions, from searing heat to blistering cold. There’s a saying in Colorado; “If you don’t like the weather, wait five minutes.” And yet, for individuals eager to race at K1 Speed, the weather will be the last of their concerns, as each and every K1 Speed facility in entirely enclosed.
Altitude – Anyone who has ever been to the Mile High City knows that the altitude can play tricks on your body. Even walking up a flight of stairs can leave you out of breath.

This same lack of oxygen that affects people also affects engines, especially small engines like those used in go-karts. At K1 Speed, however, this altitude won’t play a role, as the company exclusively uses all-electric go-karts for superior performance.

Put simply, the elements at play that make go-kart racing and Denver strange bedfellows have been accounted for. In fact, K1 Speed Denver will be open seven days a week, 364 days a year, regardless of weather conditions. And racers will never experience a lack of power due to altitude! The karts at K1 Speed Denver – a mile up – are just as quick as they are at K1 Speed Miami!

Race Day or Night, Rain or Shine – No Reservations Required
Racers at K1 Speed have a number of options. One of the most popular is K1 Speed’s Arrive & Drive races. Individuals can join an Arrive & Drive race on a first-come, first-served basis, no reservation required. Up to 12 competitors at a time – friends, family and strangers alike – compete in a 14-lap race against the clock. The winner of the race is not who crosses the finish line first, but rather who manages to set the fastest lap within the allotted number of laps. By crowning a winner based on time rather than position, the Arrive & Drive race eliminates variables which could work in one person’s favor at the cost of another’s, such as starting position or defensive driving from other competitors.
The company also offers a number of race packages which can be reserved, perfect for parties of 8 or more people. These packages, which include reserved race times and exclusive use of the track during heats, are great for birthday and bachelor parties, corporate events, team building exercises, and special occasions. To further tailor these events around each party’s needs, K1 Speed also offers private room rentals and catering options. No matter a group’s needs or wishes, K1 Speed will work tirelessly to help make sure the experience is a pleasant and memorable one.

A New Standard for Karting in the Mile-High City
With electric karts and professionally designed indoor go-kart tracks, K1 Speed Denver will set the new standard for karting in the Mile-High City. Residents who are interested in racing at K1 Speed Denver can visit the Highlands Ranch location between 11AM and 10PM, Monday through Saturday, and until 8PM on Sundays. Adult drivers must be at least 58” tall while junior racers must be at least 48” tall.

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K1 Speed
8034 Midway Dr.
Littleton, CO 80125
(720) 726-1264

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SupersRecapFeatured BUCKY LASEK BREAKS THROUGH AT X GAMES AUSTIN
It took 16 Red Bull Global Rallycross starts, but Bucky Lasek finally cracked the podium for Subaru Rally Team USA at X Games Austin on Saturday. Red Bull GRC’s Kristen Kenney caught up with the skateboarding legend, now only the second driver to win both motorized and non-motorized event medals at X Games.

Bucky Lasek, Driver, #81 Subaru Rally Team USA WRX STI: “It was intense. That was the hardest fought medal that I’ve ever had to work for—I had a lot of bad luck in the first heat, I went from second to fifth because of a bad racing incident from behind. I fought from the back of the pack for the rest of the day, and I don’t know how many hours I was in the car—I think I stepped out once just to get in front of a fan. I got back in the car, started the first final, and I didn’t have a clutch. So I pumped my clutch, got a good start, and when the red flag came I had no clutch for the second restart. So I just pushed launch control, put it in neutral, dumped it in first gear and it was on from there. Then I just started reeling people in.”

GRC – X Games Austin Results

1. Scott Speed, #77 Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross Polo
2. Bucky Lasek, #81 Subaru Rally Team USA WRX STI
3. Nelson Piquet Jr., #07 SH Racing Rallycross Ford Fiesta ST

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Bucky Lasek earned the first podium finish of his Red Bull GRC career at X Games Austin, as well as the 20th medal of his X Games career. He is now only the second athlete in X Games history to have won medals in both motorized and non-motorized events, after Dave Mirra did so in 2008. Lasek’s runner-up finish also marked the third medal for Subaru Rally Team USA in the Red Bull GRC era (2011-present). via Chris Leone

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Start your engines everyone. Just in time for the summer there’s a cool spot for you and the kids can have some fun. Put the pedal to the metal as Roxanne Vargas, NBC 6 South Florida “6 in the Mix” visits the all new K1 Speed in Miami.

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Watch “6 in the Mix,” NBC 6 South Florida’s Lifestyle and Entertainment Show hosted by Roxanne Vargas, weekdays at 11:30 a.m.

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K1 Speed Miami
8600 NW South River Dr,
Medley, FL 33166

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Phone: (786) 838-0612

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Phone: (855) 517 7333
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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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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
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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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tony and leo 1013 mdn Indy 500 Champ Tony Kanaan on Go Karting, Triathlons, and Raising a Racer
Reigning Indy 500 champ Tony Kanaan made news over the weekend by signing with Chip Ganassi Racing for the 2014 IndyCar season. We caught up with Kanaan to talk go-karting, triathlons, and raising a kid to be a racing driver.

Q
Although you’re an IndyCar driver, you still love go-karting. How does karting compare to your day job?

A
Well, there are two things. We don’t drive the race cars as much as we used to because of the costs. In IndyCar especially, they have limited testing. The best workout for a race car driver is to drive, and it’s go-karting that gives you that. So, that’s No. 1. As far as reflexes and reaction, karting is the quickest thing you have in racing, to be honest. It’s even quicker than an IndyCar, because it’s so short and so little. [And] that’s what I grew up doing, you know? It’s like a hobby. It’s something that I did since I was a kid, and it’s fun and relaxing for me. Now I can go back to the go-kart track and don’t have the pressure that I used to have as a kid.

Q
Tell me about your kid. Is he passionate about racing? Do you think he wants to pursue it in the future?

A
Right now, if you ask him, yes. He grew up around racing, he thinks racing is cool, he thinks it’s cool to have a helmet with the same [design] as me, and so he wants to do it. I started when I was 8, and he’s 6 right now. I think as a parent, you’ve got to guide your kid for what he wants to do, and give him some guidance. If that’s what he wants to do when he grows up, I’m going to explain to him the pros and the cons, how hard it’s going to be for him, with the last name that he’s going to have, because it’s inevitable that people are going to compare. I kind of feel bad for him at times about that, but who knows? He might be a lot better than his dad.

But I’m not the kind of parent that’s going to push him just because it’s what I do. It’s what he wants to do, you know? He’s going to have choices and if that’s what he wants to do, I know exactly how to do it, so I’m going to tell him, like my dad told me, “Okay, this is what you want?” “Well, then this is how it’s going to get done.”

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