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We want to see your best face that get’s you pumped to race at K1 Speed! Whether it’s serious like you are about to hit pedal to the metal like you have never done before or just plain goofy from the promising thrill of racing at almost 45 MPH, we want to see what you got!

Contestants will have from October 9th – November 5th to submit photos before voting is enabled. Photos can still be submitted after voting begins. Voting begins on December 1st at 8AM Pacific Time. Any contest questions or inquires can be answered via K1 Speed’s Facebook page or contacting K1 Speed at socialmedia@k1speed.com.

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1st Place prize, 1 winner: Mini Grand Prix for 8 people ($400 value) and 8 K1 Speed shirts
2nd Place prize, 2 winners: Free race for you and 3 friends ($80 value)
3rd Place prize, 3 winners: $20 K1 Speed gift card

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Travis%20Pastrana%20with%20Sebastien%20Loeb THIS IS HOW TRAVIS PASTRANA DOES THE X GAMES AT K1 SPEED!
Travis Pastrana was rudely sent out of the X Games last summer when Andy Scott shunted him from behind during a qualifying round for the RallyCross event. Until that moment, the world had been looking forward to a meeting between Travis and eight-time (and soon to be nine-time) World Rally Champion Sebastien Loeb, whose Citroen WRC team had specially shipped a car from France.

Now in a new episode of the YouTube series, ‘On Pace With Pastrana,’ we get to see the X Games as Travis experienced it. In part one below, Travis meets his idol, Loeb, and the two go head-to-head in go-karts at K1 Speed Torrance. Afterward, Travis and wife Lyn-Z take in the Moto X Step-Up and Best Trick competitions. Check it out…

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A ONE-DAY All Inclusive GP Experience! Air-Express is the ONLY non-stop same day turn-key solution for the Austin GP. The program is available from New York, Los Angeles, and Miami throughout the race weekend.

Go to www.racelandadventure.com/air-express for more information.


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8033196384 2cbc5eb316 c Week 1 Results: Red Bull Kart Fight/ TEXAS
Red Bull Kart Fight night 1 in Texas is in the books! What a great turnout in both Austin and Houston locations. We saw a lot of familiar faces out there vying for a chance to win a trip to the Formula 1 Grand Prix of the Americas in Austin, TX.

Check out the TOP 10 fastest times from Thursday, September 20th at the following K1 Speed Texas Centers.

K1 Speed Austin
1 Anthony T Nguyen 25.914
2 Jason Young 26.183
3 Chase Owen 26.218
4 Chris Splendoria 26.228
5 Brian Medeiros 26.300
6 John Medeiros 26.371
7 Ignacio Martinez 26.395
8 Jake Young 26.415
9 Logan Werstler 26.572
10 Corey Daniels 26.631

K1 Speed Houston
1 Mark Summerlin 23.139
2 Travis Love-Rabe 23.325
3 Axel Norvell 23.343
4 Justin Krause 23.616
5 Andrew Yu 23.737
6 Jourdan Ferguson 24.013
7 Bob Evans 24.158
8 Richard Blakey 24.252
9 Ethan Yager 24.292
10 Glenn Snedden 24.594

Anyone between the ages of 13 and 35 can participate and could have the opportunity to defend the national colors at the world final.

Date and Time
September 20 through October 11

Qualifying Sessions
September 20 — 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
September 27 — 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
October 4 — 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
October 11 — 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

K1 Speed Austin
2500 McHale Ct,
Austin, TX 78758
(512) 271-5475

K1 Speed Houston
14900 NW Freeway
Houston, TX 77040
(281) 674 8012

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376916 10151056899383002 733559579 n Semi Finals: Red Bull Kart Fight/SoCal
After a long four weeks of intense racing here in Southern California, we have our Top 25 racers for the Semi-Finals! The Top 5 racers from each SoCal location are invited to the Semi-Finals at K1 Speed Anaheim. Top 2 racers from the Semi-Finals will be flown to Austin, TX for the Nationals.*

K1 Speed Marketing will send a formal invitation to the following racers below via email or phone inviting you to the Semi-Finals next Wednesday, September 26th. Thanks everyone who participated in the Red Bull Kart Fight! We look forward to making this an annual event, see you in 2013.


What – Red Bull Kart Fight – Semi-Finals

When – Wednesday, September 26th from 6pm-10pm

Where – K1 Speed Anaheim – 1000 North Edward Court Anaheim, CA 92806

Anaheim Semi Finals: Red Bull Kart Fight/SoCal

Who –

K1 Speed Carlsbad
Josh Krauss – 24.73
Andrew Lemons 24.732
Charles Eichlin 24.742
Jared Buccola – 24.96
Kyle Hazen – 25.03

K1 Speed Irvine
Track 1:
Keith Covey – 23.412
Elvis Castaneda – 23.504
Toby Robles – 23.559
Track 2:
Kc Cook – 21.296
Steve Boniface – 21.363

K1 Speed Anaheim
Spencer Mayeda – 27.038
Nicholi Gray – 27.248
James Cullen – 27.472
Lawrence Yiang – 27.572
Logan Calvin – 27.581

K1 Speed Torrance
Robby Stanovich – 26.091
Barrett Mitchell – 26.334
Jared Ewing – 26.564
Ken Stewart – 26.574
Evan Karp – 26.667
Jack Jones III – 26.673

K1 Speed Ontario
Aaron Downs – 24.42
Ricky Johnson – 24.89
Jason Gardner – 25.120
Christopher Morales – 25.154
Ash Minguez – 25.200

*Per Red Bull, Red Bull Kart Fight qualifying ages are 13-35

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1 large K1 Speed’s Newest Indoor Karting Center Now Open in San Francisco!
The largest indoor karting company in the United States is opening its newest track in the heart of San Francisco.

K1 Speed operates indoor go-kart tracks throughout the country, from the Southwest to Southern Florida and the Pacific Northwest.

The company’s newest facility is scheduled to open this week in San Francisco, the City by the Bay, and will be one of several in Northern California – the others being Santa Clara and Sacramento. Open to the public seven days a week and available for private rentals and parties, K1 Speed’s San Francisco center is a world-class entertainment venue that is designed not only to please motoring enthusiasts, but people of all ages and from all walks of life. Company co-owner Boris Said is a professional racecar driver with years of experience in all forms of motorsport, and his input allows the company to create an experience that will satisfy even the most ardent racing fan.

So what makes K1 Speed unique? Why choose K1 Speed for your go-karting adventures instead of the local amusement park or miniature golf course? Quite simply, K1 Speed has revolutionized go-kart racing in the United States through the introduction of two unique elements:

Indoor Go-kart Tracks – With indoor kart tracks, K1 Speed provides individuals with an opportunity to race every day of the year, regardless of, as the saying goes, rain, sleet, or snow. Residents of San Francisco know all too well that cold temperatures, heavy fog, and sudden rain showers can make planning outdoor events somewhat of a guessing game. By isolating racing activities indoors, K1 Speed can eliminate these variables and operate year-long. In places such as Seattle and Arizona, where temperature extremes on both ends are common, the reprieve provided by a fully enclosed space is welcomed by K1 Speed’s enthusiastic customer base. In San Francisco, the company is confident that the reception will be similar; an umbrella and several layers of clothing won’t be necessary items for a trip to the go-kart track anymore!

All-electric European Karts – Traditional go-kart venues rely on old, anemic, heavy, and cumbersome gas-powered karts. With frames that have seen years of abuse, bald tires, spot welds in several locations in an attempt to fix frame cracks, and motivation coming from underpowered lawn mower engines, these karts often fail to inspire both thrills and confidence. The karts at K1 Speed are several generations beyond these antiquated machines; they are designed in Europe – the heart of professional karting – and are powered by high-performance, zero-emission electric motors that produce 20hp. With instant torque available at all speeds, the karts at K1 Speed can reach speeds approaching 45mph. With that amount of speed on hand, however, the karts must be able to turn and stop properly as well. This is handled through racing slick tires, advanced chassis design, and a hydraulic brake on the rear axle. The karts at K1 Speed are the environmentally-friendly choice for high-speed thrills, and the company has built its success on their prowess.

If you feel the need for speed or are an adrenaline junky looking to satiate your need for excitement, indoor go-kart racing at K1 Speed San Francisco is for you. The company’s most popular race format is its Arrive & Drive races, which allow racers of all ages* to compete in 14-lap heats against the clock, any day of the week, any time of day. Simply show up, register, and queue up for your race! Helmets and training are provided.

For special events and parties, K1 Speed is happy to offer party packages, private room rentals, corporate packages, and even facility rentals. And for those looking to take on the sport of go-kart racing full-time, K1 Speed hosts the Challenge GP karting league, which attracts some of the best karters in the area; with your track and go-kart provided for you, there is no racing league in the country that’s more affordable!

*Please inquire about height requirements and other excluding factors.

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sbrs logo drive better white Skip Barber Racing School Karting Scholarship Shootout
The Skip Barber Karting Scholarship Shootout is the largest and single most important event for karters transitioning into race cars. Past winners of Shoot-out awards include A.J. Allmendinger, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Ricky Taylor, Jonathan Goring, Joel Miller, and 2010 Skip Barber National drivers Spencer Pigot and Felix Serralles. Scholarships are courtesy of Skip Barber Racing School, MAZDASPEED Motorsports Development and the FIA Motor Sport Safety Development Fund. The Skip Barber Karting Scholarship Shootout is a critical component of the MAZDASPEED Motorsports Development ladder: a fully integrated motorsports ladder comprised of the Skip Barber Racing School Summer and Winter Series, USF2000, and Star Mazda.

Karting Scholarship Shootout Awards:

1st place: Full Season in the Skip Barber Racing School Mazda 2012-2013 Winter or 2013 Summer Series
2nd place: $25,000 Race Series Scholarship
3rd place: $20,000 Race Series Scholarship
4th place: $15,000 Race Series Scholarship
5th place: $10,000 Race Series Scholarship
** All scholarships funds are spread out over each race event throughout the course of the 2012 season, and cannot be applied to only a few select events.

Available 3 Day Racing Schools for driver eligilibility into the Karting Shootout:
- August 29 – August 31, Road Atlanta
- September 24 – September 26, Sebring International Raceway
- September 24 – September 26, Lime Rock Park

Minimum eligibility:
1. Current outdoor and indoor karting experience
2. Skip Barber Racing School 3 Day Racing School, or two Advanced Activity days prior to Shootout.

Maximum eligibility:
1. No professional racing experience.
2. No Skip Barber Racing School racing experience
3. Participants must be at least 13 years old and cannot be more than 25 years old at the date of the shootout.
4. Maximum of 12 advanced activity days (not racing) from the 2011 to 2012 Skip Barber Karting Scholarship Shootout.



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