We are proud to announce the official ribbon cutting ceremony of K1 Speed San Antonio. With locations in Houston and Austin, K1 Speed has introduced the sport of indoor go-kart racing to people throughout Texas. With our San Antonio karting center, we’ve now brought the sport to Southwest Texas as well. If you’ve never been to a K1 Speed center before, forget everything that you think you know about go-kart racing. At K1 Speed, we offer a truly unique – and thrilling – experience. Gone are the anemic, heavy, unreliable, gas-spewing karts of your youth. In their place are state-of-the-art, high-performance, zero-emission electric karts that offer unparalleled performance – performance that is in the reach of nearly anyone yet potent enough that extracting all of it requires skill, dedication, and practice.
Ribbon cutting with San Antonio Chamber of Commerce
Friday, July 26th at 5pm
K1 Speed San Antonio
6955 NW Loop 410
San Antonio, TX 60101
Irvine, CA July 23, 2013 – With more than a dozen centers located nationwide, K1 Speed is the largest indoor go-kart racing company in the United States. The company’s newest location is NOW OPEN in San Antonio, Texas, making it the third facility to call the Lone Star state home, behind Houston and Austin. The facility, like its peers, features tens of thousands of square feet of entertainment space, including a professionally designed indoor race track, spacious lobby complete with a museum-quality collection of authentic racing memorabilia, Pit Cafe snack bar, private rooms, and video arcade. The real draw, however, is the karting. With the opening of its San Antonio track, K1 Speed is introducing all-electric, indoor kart racing to Southwest Texas.
Indoor Go-kart Racing – Open to the Public Since 2003
K1 Speed was founded nearly ten years ago, and since that time has revolutionized go-kart racing in America. Traditional go-kart venues were typically outside, poorly maintained, and made use of anemic gas-powered karts that were slow to maneuver around a track and quick to pollute. The opening of the first K1 Speed location brought with it a paradigm shift to the industry: all-electric go-karts, professionally designed race tracks, indoor venues that allow for year-round racing, and an attention to detail that was sorely lacking from outdoor tracks. This new approach quickly caught the attention of enthusiasts in Southern California, and the company has been expanding throughout the country ever since.
Residents of San Antonio and surrounding areas can try their hand at indoor go-kart racing seven days a week, without a reservation. At K1 Speed, racers are furnished with helmets, provided instruction on proper track etiquette and how to operate the karts, and carefully monitored at all times. The electric motors in K1 Speed’s fleet of karts can be controlled remotely, and if necessary, can even be shut off or modulated to ensure a safe driving environment for everyone. That being said, despite their performance (they can reach speeds approaching 45mph and can do so in a matter of seconds), the karts at K1 Speed are manageable and easy to drive. The company prides itself on providing a thrilling experience for racers of all skill levels – novice or experienced.
Private Parties, Special Events, and More
With K1 Speed’s Arrive & Drive package, individuals can come in any day of the week with friends, family, and strangers alike and race against the clock in a 14-lap battle. However, K1 Speed San Antonio also offers private reservations, race packages, and room rentals for groups looking to host private functions. These private packages are ideal for birthday parties, bachelor and bachelorette parties, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, team-building exercises, corporate events, and other special functions. K1 Speed is a popular destination for parties and now residents of San Antonio can take advantage of the atmosphere that K1 Speed has to offer.
K1 Speed San Antonio is conveniently located in the heart of the city, just fifteen minutes from the River Walk and in close proximity to SeaWorld. Residents of Leon Valley, Alamo Heights, and surrounding communities can contact K1 Speed San Antonio with any questions or simply show up for an Arrive & Drive race.
K1 Speed San Antonio
6955 NW Loop 410
San Antonio, TX 78238
Phone: (210) 802-0802
We have a special surprise for you this season using K1 Speed go-karts. As you may of seen in the trailer our karts were used in a Mario Kart style Battle Arena in an episode. We’re very excited to work with Freddie again and look forward to this season.
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The thrill of all-electric indoor go-kart racing has come to Chicago. The nation’s largest indoor karting company, K1 Speed, has opened its doors in America’s “Second City” and with it, introducing its trademark style of racing to a whole new group of enthusiasts. As one of the most populous cities in America, and one that is subject to sever weather for months at a time, Chicago is a natural fit for the sport of indoor go-kart racing. It is currently both underserved and an ideal location for indoor kart racing.
Unlike outdoor karting tracks, which are subject to weather, K1 Speed’s racing centers are open every day of the year. Rain or shine, scorching heat or blistering cold, people can get away from it all and satiate their need for speed at K1 Speed’s newest track. This unique approach to year-round racing has allowed K1 Speed to bring the sport of kart racing to the masses. And yet, thanks to the company’s dedication to providing a genuine racing experience, it is still able to deliver a racing environment that will please even ardent enthusiast.
The K1 Speed Experience
K1 Speed has been at the forefront of the indoor karting industry since first opening its doors in the town of Carlsbad – near San Diego, California – in 2003. The company rethought karting as a sport and as a recreational activity, seeking to provide solutions to the two biggest problems typical of traditional karting venues; the karts and the track. The solutions as K1 Speed saw it were simple: rethink the karts and rethink the tracks.
The most defining aspect of K1 Speed, and perhaps the one aspect that has allowed it to become the largest karting chain in the country, is its high-performance, all-electric, zero-emission go-karts. These machines are capable of speeds approaching 45mph on the company’s indoor tracks, and can accelerate to top speed almost instantly thanks to their torque-rich electric motors; all without noxious gas fumes or loud engines. Individuals accustomed to driving a 6.5-hp, lawn mower-powered go-kart are sure to be impressed with these 20-hp, electrically driven machines. Put simply, the difference is night and day.
Racing at K1 Speed Chicago
Though K1 Speed Chicago will be situated near Buffalo Grove and Addison, residents from throughout the area will be able to enjoy the thrill of wheel-to-wheel racing, thanks to K1 Speed’s popular Arrive & Drive race format. Individuals are grouped on a first-come, first-served basis – there are no reservations or previous experience required to race at K1 Speed. One only needs to be able to safely operate the kart’s pedals and steering wheels and meet the height requirements. With the Arrive & Drive race format, up to 12 racers at a time will hit the track in a 14-lap race against the clock. While sharing the track, racers will have to vie with each other to set the fastest lap time, as the fastest lap will determine the winner!
Every event at K1 Speed is a unique occasion. Buffalo Grove features 86,000 square feet of meeting & event space that can accommodate up to 400 guests comfortably, offering a multitude of options for your event. Two indoor track layouts, a mezzanine level with floor to ceiling windows overlooking the tracks, a video arcade area with an array of games, Sky Box Bar & Grill with a full service restaurant and two private dining areas and four party rooms with seating up to 120 guests.
The versatility of the 105,000 square foot location includes almost everything you could possibly need. With General Session space and meeting room designed to hold up to 300 guests and up to 7 traditional breakout spaces and countless non-traditional options. Two indoor track layouts, a video arcade area with an array of games, Sky Box Bar & Grill with a full service restaurant, three private dining areas, multiple bars an numerous party rooms to comfortably accommodate all of your guests.
K1 Speed is happy to accommodate groups and parties. To do so, it offers several race packages, which afford groups reserved race times, exclusive use of the track during races, and standing-start races for position. Though racing against the clock is fun, it’s more fun to race against a friend in a battle to cross the finish line first! No matter which option individuals choose, they will be rewarded with a genuine racing experience that has been tailored to satisfy everyone from novices to veteran racers alike. This is the K1 Speed experience.
301 Hastings Dr.
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
Phone: (847) 941-9400
2381 W. Army Trail Rd.
Addison, IL 60101
Phone: (630) 433-3700
K1 Speed Sacramento
3130 Bradshaw Road,
Sacramento, CA 95827
Phone: (916) 368-7223
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