Jeff Gordon may be fun to watch when he’s racing in NASCAR, but it’s a little less fun when he’s burning rubber behind the wheel of your car — and you don’t know it’s him.
In a new Pepsi spot, Gordon puts on an elaborate disguise (facial hair, wrinkles) and shows up at a car dealership to “test drive” what appears to be a Chevy Camaro with an unsuspecting car salesman. He plays the role of a timid driver at first, saying he’s never driven a car with so much power, but once he gets in the drivers seat, he guns it.
At first, the salesman tells Gordon to “ease off just a little bit,” but as the drive continues he start cursing and screaming for his life. At one point, he even says, “You’re an idiot, I’m going to kill you.” Gordon captures it all from a pair of glasses with a camera attached — not unlike Google Glass. By the end of the ride, the salesman is ready to call the cops before Gordon reveals that it was all just a prank.
It’s likely the dealership was in on the joke, but based on his terrified reactions, the car salesman definitely was not.
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Enjoy this special offer from K1 Speed. San Diegans visit your nearest K1 Speed in Carlsbad today!
K1 Speed Carlsbad
6212 Corte Del Abeto
Carlsbad, CA 92011
Great preview on arguably the largest karting event in the world. Notice the K1 Race Gear team USA suits in the video. K1 Race Gear is an official sponsor of Team USA. Also featured in the video is K1 Race Gear sponsored driver Alan Rudolph.
IRVINE, CA – K1 Speed, the premier indoor karting companies in America, has announced a two-year marketing partnership with Falken Tire, a manufacturer of high performance on- and off-road tires.
Through the new cross-promotional effort, both Falken and K1 Speed will be featured at specific events and through mutual social media outlets.
“We feel Falken has a very similar fan base that complements K1 Speed’s brand,” stated Nick Fousekis, Falken Director of Motorsports Marketing and Events. “Our partnership will tie in with K1 Speed’s strong consumer awareness and customer loyalty, and we’ll have Falken Tire branding at all locations nationwide through banner placement and tire/wheel displays in conjunction with our mutual partner, HRE Wheels.”
In addition, Team Falken drivers from both American Le Mans Series and Formula Drift will make special appearances at K1 Speed locations around the country.
“We are delighted to welcome the Falken Tire partnership,” said K1 Speed Marketing Specialist Andrew Palos. “From coast to coast, K1 Speed is the premier indoor kart racing company and Falken Tire has developed a strong leadership role in both motorsports and among consumers, so it’s only fitting to unite with the best.”
“This promotional partnership is certainly a win-win for both brands,” added Fousekis. “Through our aggressive social media efforts and our team of talented drivers, Falken can help promote the excitement of karting at K1 Speed locations across the U.S., while at the same time boost our own brand recognition and awareness to an overlapping, yet unique K1 Speed customer base through promotions and special events at each facility.”
About K1 Speed:
K1 Speed was founded in 2003 and is the nation’s largest indoor kart racing chain. Each facility boasts 50,000-90,000 sq. ft. of space which feature real road courses, meeting rooms, snack bars, and spacious lobbies with genuine racing memorabilia. Visitors can take advantage of a variety of different race packages to race against their friends or the clock. K1 Speed can accommodate 10 to 800 guests and offers a unique venue for corporate functions, team building events, birthday parties, bachelor parties, or other private ceremonies.
We are pleased to announce that K1 Speed and K1 Race Gear’s Richard Zimmerman, Dustin Maddison and Patricio Jourdain are participating in this year’s 2013 Sport Kart Grand Nationals. The trio of drivers will be carrying the K1 Speed / K1 RaceGear banner at the 2013 Grands. Jourdain, lead driving instructor for K1 Speed, is the first driver representing Mexico on the 2013 Grid.
2013 Sport Kart Grand Nationals
JUNE 21st – 23rd, 2013
100 Drivers | 3 Days | 1 Champion
CalSpeed Kart Track
Auto Club Speedway
9300 Cherry Ave
Fontana, CA 92335
Richard Zimmerman [M]: Oceanside, Ca – K1 Speed
Dustin Maddison: Oceanside, Ca – K1 Speed
Patricio Jourdain: Mexico City, Mexico – K1 Speed
VISIT WWW.SPORTKARTUSA.COM FOR MORE INFO!
Need to gear up for the 2013 Sport Kart Grand Nationals this June?
K1 RaceGear and SportKart USA have teamed up to bring you a fantastic offer on the freshest gear in the sport!
INTRODUCTION TO OPEN WHEEL RACING – ONLY $169.00!
Thursday, March 7th, 2013
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Here’s your chance to slip down into a stiff carbon fiber chassis and look out at four eye-ball high racing slicks. This is the real deal, just you, your fast little formula car and the twisting road course Auto Club Speedway: mano a mano, one on one, just as you’ve dreamed it for years…
- 2 Hour Program
- 20 Minute Classroom Session
- 15 Minute Instructor Driven Track Orientation
- 15 Minute Car Introduction
- 15 Minute Car Fitment
- 15 Minute Driving Session in Formula Racecar
- Photo of you with your Racecar!
Allen Berg Racing Schools’ newest location at Auto Club Speedway now offers a streamlined way for racing fans of all ages to personally experience the excitement of driving real carbon fiber formula cars on the twists and turns of a challenging 14-turn road course.
But top rolling stock and a great road course aren’t really enough. At ABRS top driving instructors are the real key to a great experience. These are the pros who will guide you through the process of beginning to master the touch and techniques that everyone admires in the best of the best.
The good news is that the pros at Allen Berg Racing Schools have put together an introductory course that will take you through the process in less time than you think, using teaching method and equipment all designed and honed for the purpose of making every minute of your time at ABRS a true learning experience.
From the track orientation laps with the instructor, to pulling your 6-point harness down tight to take to the track all alone in your racer, you’ll be learning. Most of us have never driven using a 5-speed sequential transmission: pull the handle back 5 times and you’re in first. Flick that same lever 5 times under full throttle and each gear pulls like first … Hit the racing disc brakes hard, really hard, and find yourself “falling” forward into the harness, shoved ahead by some giant hand … Now hit the gas and snap your light, lithe racer up through the gears about as fast as you can shift.
Yeah … this is not a simulation; this is the real thing, side loads that would spin many sportscars, and the pure driving control enjoyment of straight sensory input direct from four fat slicks to the tiny F1-style steering yoke.
And, if this introduction is not enough and you need more you’ll get a $100 discount off of the price of a full one, two, or three-day program purchase within 90 days of the participant’s introductory experience.
This is true world class racing training, even if you don’t plan a pro career in the top ranks, you’ll watch TV races with a totally different set of eyes … You’ve done something that only a special driving fans few will for themselves.
Highly recommend for a thrilling experience. This team is well organized, knowledgeable and they actually care about the quality of your visit. The equipment is all in good shape and they take their time with you to assure everything is right. Allen Berg is very hands-on. This should go on your MUST LIST.
- Joel Grady
Allen- I attended Fast Track on Oct 3,2012 and want to thank you for an outstanding experience and congratulate you for having put together such a superlative team of friendly, helpful and knowledgeable people. And you, the “main guy”, there to greet and instruct everyone! Don’t see how it could have been better! So many friends thought I was crazy to do this at my age (64), I can’t wait to show them the video . THANKS again, Mark
- Mark Andrews
Enter to Win a Mt. High Lift ticket and Beginner Package at participating K1 Speed locations. A total of four packages will be up for grabs! If you’re deciding to hit the slopes this season come by K1 Speed today!
Visit K1 Speed Ontario and Anaheim Saturday, February 9th thru Sunday, February 17th for your chance to win!!!
Winners will be announced the week of February 18th.
Mt. High Lift Ticket:
Good for an Adult Day (Up to 8-Hours)
*Holidays: December 22-31, 2012. January 1-6, 19-21, February 16-18, 2013. Dates are subject to change without notice.
Good for a ski or snowboard beginner package. Package includes a 1 hour and 45 minutes group lesson, rentals and a lower mountain 8 hour ticket.
Check the Mt. High website for operating days and hours.
K1 Speed locations: