Stop by K1 Speed Austin Saturday, September 14th from 10am-11am to watch and listen to Jon, Les and Jonathan talk about motorsports and professional driver, Bryan Sellers, about the ALMS meet & greet with Team Falken Tire!
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Thanks to everyone who came out to the Skullcandy Team Nissan Meet & Greet. Patricio Jourdain and Lara Tallman took on the best of the best from K1 Speed Santa Clara. Robert Nieves took 1st place as he smoked the competition at his home track.
Giving local Speed junkies an opportunity to race with Patricio Jourdain and members of the Skullcandy Team Nissan Continental Sports Car Challenge Grand Prix Team, K1 Speed Santa Clara’s thrill zone was elevated a notch on September 5.
Approximately two-dozen locals battled it out side-by-side, with some of the local ringers often besting Jourdain. The Mexico City native has competed in NASCAR Stock Cars, Formula Renault USA, Formula BMW Europe, Ford Trailer Truck series, touring cars, and Karts with a number of championships, and wins at varying levels and series.
During the event, in which multiple races were competed throughout the evening and Robert Nieves boasted the fastest lap time, a 22.826 mark, besting many of the track regulars such as Ed Duggan, Roddy Balanga and James Laeno – many who compete in the track’s Grand Prix racing series. Balanga was the series’ most recent winner and won a pair of tickets to the Continental Tire Sports Car festival, held at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca September 7-8.
In addition competing against professional racecar drivers, autographs and photo opportunities were available for guests. Jourdain and the Skullcandy Team Nissan Racing Team were in the area for the Sports Car festival at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Featuring straight-from-the-showroom American muscle cars and the hottest imports, the GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge routinely features some of the largest fields anywhere in the world. – Robert Haugh (Santa Clara Weekly)
Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge:
“So unfortunately we didn’t finish the weekend as we wanted at Laguna Seca, although we finished the race, we ended up 21st out of 32 cars. My teammate Izzy did a great job at the beginning of the race and he gave me a good car overall for the remaining of the race. But once we putted new tires in the front the car lost balance and I had massive oversteer coming into the corners and at the end a combination of that and understeer coming out of them, so it was very hard to keep speed up, we had to be very gentle going through the corners. So LIME ROCK is next, we have our mind set on that and it ll be a much better race!” – Patricio Jourdain
Watch the Skittles Smile commercial now playing nationally on television. The Skittles commercial was filmed at K1 Speed Torrance.
French the Rainbow. Taste the Rainbow. #SkittlesGrin
RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA (July 31st, 2013) – Starting September 1st to October 31st, Falken Tire will be running its 3rd national consumer rebate for the year entitled “Rake in the Savings”. During the promotion, consumers will have the opportunity to earn a $100 rebate when purchasing a set of four WILDPEAK H/T tires, $60 when purchasing a set of four AZENIS PT722 tires, $50 when purchasing a set of four ZIEX ZE912 tires, $50 when purchasing a set of four ZIEX S/TZ05 tires, $50 when purchasing a set of four WILDPEAK A/T tires, and $80 when purchasing a set of AZENIS FK453 or AZENIS FK453CC tires.
“The Fall season marks the end of Summer and a time which children go back to school”, stated Andrew Hoit, Falken’s VP of Marketing. “The consumer rebate program helps put extra cash in customer pockets, during a time which traditionally can be very expensive for parents.”
To further compliment the Rake in the Savings Rebate Promotion, Falken’s “Fanatic” Associate Dealer Program will be tripling the cash payout on all WILDPEAK H/T tires, for the 3rd quarter. Dealers participating in the Fanatic program will earn up to $10.50 on the WILDPEAK H/T per tire depending on their qualifying level at the time of purchase.
The ZIEX ZE912 will be part of the Rake in the Savings promotion, and consumers will continue to have the opportunity to earn $50 cash back when purchasing a set of four ZE912s until December 31st.
For USA Consumers:
www.falken.rapid-rebates.com/consumer/USA (for USA consumers to register their rebate)
www.falken.rapid-rebates.com/status/usa (for USA consumers to check the status of their rebates)
For CANADIAN Consumers:
www.falken.rapid-rebates.com/consumer/CAN (for USA consumers to register their rebate)
www.falken.rapid-rebates.com/status/can (for USA consumers to check the status of their rebates)
Watch a sneak peek of the new season of Top Gear, premiering on the History Channel Tuesday, September 3 at 9/8c.
K1 Speed friends Tanner Foust, Rutledge Wood and Adam Ferrara are at it again!
It’s easy to downplay the wild success Rovio’s enjoyed with the Angry Birds games like no one is interested when in reality people continue to play and buy everything related to the franchise like there’s no tomorrow. It’s also OK not to admit you’re a fan of the series and still be interested in an Angry Birds-themed kart racing game the Finnish developer’s been working on.
Created in partnership with Austrian energy drink powerhouse Red Bull, Angry Birds Go is much like a few other racing games Red Bull has previously endorsed, though we’re of course expecting something of a twist here…
Check out the teaser.
Apart from this teaser video, Rovio has shared little information about the game’s mechanics, availability and price. Developers on their part say they’re “almost ready to share a release date and gameplay trailer” so stay tuned.
Rovio teased the game in June with a website showing a bird dashing down a pathway.
“Something new is coming,” reads the website. By Christian Zibreg
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
Getaway is the gritty, heart-pounding action thriller from Warner Bros. Pictures and Dark Castle Entertainment in which former race car driver Brent Magna (Ethan Hawke) is pitted against the clock. Desperately trying to save the life of his kidnapped wife, Brent commandeers a custom Shelby Cobra Mustang, taking it and its unwitting owner (Selena Gomez) on a high-speed race against time, at the command of the mysterious villain holding his wife hostage.
Visit participating K1 Speed Centers and pick up Getaway items while supplies last! Don’t forget to see Getaway in theaters Friday, August 30, 2013.