“If you’re stumped for something fun, exciting and a little different to do, I would highly recommend heading over to K1 Speed. My daughter just turned 9 and wanted to do something new and adventurous on her birthday; wise for her age, she knew that driving at top speeds around an indoor race track was NOT just for boys or grown-ups. It sounded like it would be a blast. Guess what? It was! Just check out the video below…
My four little girlies were revved up and ready for some action as they suited up and were strapped into their electric race karts. The birthday girl’s heart was pounding and she was grinning ear-to-ear. The girls chattered away and squealed with delight as they jumped up and down ready to head to the track.
The track itself is pretty big with lots of twists and turns to help authenticate the racing experience. We lucked out and arrived early enough on a weekday that the girls had the whole track to themselves and were able to race against only each other.
The junior racers are allowed 12 laps for their race. Each lap is timed and shows up on flatscreen monitors around the track. Plus, there’s a huge wall display showing the place and lap times of each racer. It was all very exciting for them! As they whizzed by me as fast as their bravery would allow them to go, they couldn’t contain their smiles and even managed a wave during their drive-by.
After each race, they ran up to the desk to grab their score sheets for proof of who came in 1st place. Three races at 12 laps each seemed just enough to satisfy their demand for adventure and make for a ridiculously happy birthday celebration which will not soon be forgotten. In fact, they were already planning our next trip to K1 Speed before we even made it back in to the car for our (way less adventurous) ride home.
We live in North Orange County, so the nearest K1 Speed for us is in Anaheim at 1000 N. Edward Ct., Anaheim. You can check out their website at K1Speed.com for a list of all of their locations throughout SoCal, as well as information about costs, group discounts, parties, and any other information that you may need.”
Freddie Wong and Brandon Laatsch break down one of their funnest shoots shot by shot, Real Life Mario Kart! shot at K1 Speed Anaheim. They received hundreds of requests for the return of the commentaries and podcasts. You can tweet Freddie and Brandon at: @BrandonJLa and @fwong
DO YOU WANT TO SEE A SEQUEL?!?!?
freddiew : Real Life Mario Kart!
FreddieW YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/freddiew
This spring the Sheckler Foundation launched the Be The Change project. The social network was activated, hundreds of people submitted their plans to Be The Change in their community and they nominated four causes to be voted on by you. The Native American Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe won the 1st Be The Change online call to action, and received the most votes for their plans to build a skatepark on their reservation in Washington State.
Join us and watch the S’Klallam Tribe BTC Skatepark Episode 1 as we document the journey on how the Sheckler Foundation is partnering with the S’Klallam tribe and members of their community to see this skatepark built!!!
Irvine, CA (November 16, 2012) K1 Speed, Inc., the largest operator of Indoor Kart Racing facilities throughout the US, announces the acquisition of Race Place Motorsports, Inc. (RPM Indoor Kart Racing) an industry leader in Sacramento, California. As we welcome the RPM Sacramento location, we believe this first class location will provide a great new expansion opportunity for K1 Speed.
As part of K1 Speed’s continuing expansion, this acquisition will be the 13th location nationwide and the 3rd in Northern California for K1. The Sacramento location will be switching from gas powered go-karts to highly advanced and environmentally friendly electric karts.
RPM in Sacramento has been an industry leader for the past 10 years and is passionate about the same things as K1 Speed. Offering a world-class facility with great customer service and attention to detail should provide an easy transition for K1 Speed.
The acquisition is scheduled to close on December 1, 2012 and is subject to customary closing conditions.
About K1 Speed
Found in 2003, K1 Speed is one of the premier karting companies in America. With 12 kart racing centers in San Diego, Los Angeles, Santa Clara, San Francisco, Seattle, the Inland Empire, Fort Lauderdale, Houston, Austin and Phoenix with several more facilities planned for the near future, K1 Speed brings the thrill and excitement of indoor karting to a large audience. Offering highly-advanced and environmentally-friendly electric karts as well as large indoor entertainment venues that feature authentic racing memorabilia, pit cafes, meeting rooms and pool tables, K1 Speed is a great place to visit with family and friends or to host a corporate event or party. If you’re interested in experiencing the latest technology in kart racing, visit one of nationwide karting centers today!
About RPM Indoor Kart Racing
RPM Indoor Kart Racing was also founded in 2003 and has provided nearly ten years of racing excitement to the Sacramento area. The Sacramento location is arguably one of the finest Indoor Kart Racing facilities in the US. With 74,000 square feet it offers two race tracks, spacious lobby areas and an upstairs Sky Box providing food service with floor to ceiling angled glass to sit back and view all of the racing action. RPM has 5 meeting rooms for private parties or corporate meetings. The Speed Shop retails store offers the latest styles from Oakley, SPY, Alpinestars, FOX, DC Shoes, GoPro and many more brands. A Subway sandwich shop is also located inside on the first floor. RPM also has a great collection of racing memorabilia featuring racecars, helmets and racing suits. Twenty foot high glass walls provide great viewing areas from anywhere in the facility.
K1 Speed Inc.
(949) 250-0242 ext. 3008
K1 Speed Sacramento
3130 Bradshaw Road,
Sacramento, CA 95827
Phone: (916) 368-7223
K1 Speed is giving you the opportunity to prove you are the fastest racer. The top 3 finishers could win tickets to the 2012 Austin GP, or a grand prize of a ride in a Formula GP Experience Jordan F1™ 3-seat race car – a $999.00 Value!
We have our Austin #2 WINNERS!!!
FORMULA GP EXPERIENCE GP PACKAGE – A thrilling ride in a Jordan F1, 3-seat formula race car at Austin Driveway, November 12, 2012.
2 TICKETS TO THE AUSTIN FORMULA 1 GP, NOV. 16-18, 2012. Tickets are for Turn 1 Grand Stands, and are good Saturday.
1 TICKET TO THE AUSTIN FORMULA 1 GP, NOV. 16-18, 2012. Ticket is for Turn 1 Grand Stands, and is good for Saturday.
*For drivers 16 years of age or older. Parent or guardian to sign waiver for first place winner if under the age of 18. First place winners to be maximum height 6’-4”, 250 lbs in order to receive free Formula GP Experience ride package. For more information on grand prize package, please visit www.formulagpexperience.com.
Instagram is a fast, beautiful and fun way to share your photos with friends and family.
Snap a picture, choose a filter to transform its look and feel, then post to Instagram. Share to Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr too – it’s as easy as pie. It’s photo sharing, reinvented.
Oh yeah, did we mention it’s free?
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Episode 6 – KEVJUMBA challenges pro skater and legend Tony Hawk to go kart racing at K1 Speed Carlsbad with extra rules. Watch and see who has the advantage on these four wheels.
YOMYOMF Network’s new comedy webseries “KEVJUMBA TAKES ALL” where YouTube sensation KevJumba fearlessly duels celebrities in difficult, wacky, and hilarious competitions.
WATCH EVERY CHALLENGE HERE!
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Original music composed by Jonathan Wandag
Visual effects by Defy Agency
“KEVJUMBA TAKES ALL” airs on the YOMYOMF Network Weds. nights at 8PM EST
The YOMYOMF Network is based on the pop culture blog, You Offend Me You Offend My Family, founded by director JUSTIN LIN (BETTER LUCK TOMORROW, FAST FIVE). Other partners include top YouTube personalities RYAN HIGA, KEVJUMBA and CHESTER SEE. Check out the channel and subscribe at http://www.youtube.com/yomyomf
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Halloween is just around the corner! Win a FREE RACE by being the best dressed at K1 Speed on Halloween! Put on your best costume, come in to any of our locations between Noon and 10PM on October 31st and ask to sign in at the front desk for our Halloween contest. You will be notified by email if you won!*
*Please no masks are allowed on the track during your race.
Here’s a great example! Donkey Kong, Mario, Luigi and Peach made an appearance at K1 Speed Carlsbad.
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