February, 5, 2014, Irvine, CA, USA – K1 Speed is proud to announce, Bucky Lasek, as a K1 Speed ambassador. Fans and racers alike will have an exclusive opportunity to meet and race with Bucky Lasek, currently racing in Global RallyCross and competing in X Games, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014 at K1 Speed San Diego. Bucky will also be making appearances throughout the year including the 2014 X Games in Austin, Texas.
The Special Event, hosted at the K1 Speed in San Diego, is free of charge to the public and will begin at 12pm PST – Bucky will be accompanied by local professional skateboarders; Jamie Thomas, Joey Brezinski and Josh Kalis and race legend Boris Said. Watch them take on our newest track to see who the best racer in San Diego is. Driver slots will be available on a first come first served basis, and are booked upon arriving at the center the day of.
Race enthusiasts will have the opportunity to test their skills against Bucky Lasek and friends throughout 2014. Bucky will post on social media which K1 Speed center he is racing nationwide.
David and Susan Danglard, K1 Speed owners: “Bucky has been our customer for years at our first center in Carlsbad, California. He is an exceptional driver and races often at our Southern California centers with friends and family. We’ve had the pleasure of hosting his birthday parties and MAN-datory nights with fellow professional drivers like Top Gear USA host and K1 Speed friend, Tanner Foust.”
“As an ambassador for K1 Speed, we feel Bucky is a true representation of our core values. Bucky has shown that hard work and dedication can put you in the position to excel not only in actions sports but motorsports as well. We’re very excited to host Bucky at our special event at K1 Speed San Diego on February 9th; race fans will have a very unique opportunity to meet and race with a professional driver – an experience that doesn’t come around often.”
Bucky Lasek, (professional driver and skateboarder): “I can’t tell you how stoked I am to be recognized as a brand ambassador for K1 Speed. I’ve been an avid fan and racer outside of the skateboard world for some time now. K1 is where I go to stay polished and fulfil my adrenaline needs.”
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About K1 Speed
Founded in 2003, K1 Speed America’s Premier Kart Racing company. With kart racing centers in California, Washington, Arizona, Texas, Illinois, Florida and several more facilities planned for the near future, K1 Speed brings the thrill and excitement of indoor karting to a large audience.
Indoor karting has grown into a large industry over the last several years, not only within California, but across the nation. K1 Speed was one of the first companies to bring electric karts and indoor go kart tracks to Southern California, and since the first location opened in Carlsbad in 2003, there has been an explosion in the market.
The premise behind the creation of K1 Speed was to offer enthusiasts and amateurs alike an authentic and genuine racing experience in a safe, comfortable, accessible and perhaps most importantly, unique environment. Utilizing advanced European electric karts and indoor asphalt tracks, K1 Speed quickly developed a reputation as being fun and exciting, and growth has been continuous since the doors were first opened. 2014 K1 Speed is celebrating 10 years of karting excitement.
For more information on K1 Speed visit www.k1speed.com.
About Bucky Lasek
Bucky Lasek had a dazzling year on his skateboard, winning a staggering four X Games gold medals — one at each of the 2013 X Games Venues including international stops in Brazil, Barcelona and Munich. The 19-time X Games Skateboard Vert medalist (including 10 gold) began his journey into racing on a shifter kart at his local track. Bucky was also awarded the 2013 Global RallyCross (GRC) Sportsmanship Award at the season finale in Las Vegas.
He began his private and competitive driving training at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah, and continued perfecting his technique at the prestigious Skip Barber Racing and Tim O’Neil’s Rally schools. In 2009, he began competing in the MMRP Mustang Challenge Series where he consistently placed in the top two in every race. Bucky also recently competed in a handful of Porsche Cup races, winning his class on multiple occasions. He also began an intensive rally training regimen at the Dirt Fish Rally School in Snoqualmie, Washington, where he honed his all-wheel-drive skills at the wheel of Subaru WRX STI rally cars.
Bucky’s legendary status as a professional athlete in action sports mixed with his passion and driving skills behind the wheel continue to keep him hungry for competition; moving forward, Bucky is fully committed to both skateboarding and competitive RallyCross driving in the coming years.
For more information on Bucky Lasek visit www.buckylasek81.com.
Irvine, CA January 17, 2014 – The nation’s largest go-kart company, K1 Speed, will cut the ribbon to their second San Diego facility Monday January 27th at 5pm, and celebrate a special event Sunday February 9th from 12pm-5pm. This location pays a special homage to the karting chain, which opened with their first facility in nearby Carlsbad 10 years ago.
“We couldn’t be more thrilled to kick off 2014, and our 10th year of business, with a trip back to San Diego County,” says Susan Danglard, co-founder of K1 Speed, “We’ve opened 18 centers since first breaking ground in Carlsbad, and it’s been a wonderful journey. We look forward to many more facilities and years of K1 to come.”
Residents of “America’s Finest City” will now be able to enjoy the thrill of indoor karting closer to the city center. The company’s new downtown location in Barrio Logan—situated near the historic Gaslamp Quarter and the bustling East Village—will be uniquely equipped, unlike any in the company’s history, to accommodate walk-in guests and groups looking to spend a night out on the town.
Ribbon Cutting – San Diego Chamber of Commerce
Monday, January 27th at 4:30pm
Sunday, February 9th from 12pm-5pm
1709 Main St.
San Diego, CA 92107
About K1 Speed:
Founded in 2003, K1 Speed is the premier karting company in America. With kart racing centers in San Diego, Los Angeles, Santa Clara, Sacramento, San Francisco, Seattle, the Inland Empire, Fort Lauderdale, Phoenix, Austin, Houston and 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.
Heather Ford, reporter for FOX 5 San Diego, stopped by our newest center for a few laps.
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony conducted by the San Diego Chamber of Commerce will be on Monday, January 27th at 5pm.
It’s official! K1 Speed San Diego is now open ringing in the new year! Experience the latest in karting excitement with our new center in San Diego! Conveniently located just 2 blocks south of the Convention Center and Petco Park.
This is the first K1 Speed center in Southern California with the latest Storm Karts and Protex barriers.
K1 Speed San Diego
1709 Main St
San Diego, CA 92101
Full center opening times
Phone: (619) 241-4740
Irvine, CA – December 6, 2013 – In 2003, K1 Speed – the largest operator of indoor go-kart tracks in the country – opened its first facility in the seaside town of Carlsbad, California, located just north of San Diego. In the ten years since, the company has enjoyed a meteoric rise; it now presides over 18 locations, situated throughout the United States from Florida, Illinois, Texas, Arizona, Washington to California. With the opening of its newest location in downtown San Diego, the company returns to its birthplace. It was in San Diego that K1 Speed first laid its roots, and it is only fitting that the company returns.
Residents of “America’s Finest City” will now be able to enjoy the thrill of indoor karting closer to the city center. With the company’s new downtown location, situated near the historic Gaslamp Quarter and the bustling East Village, K1 Speed is taking step towards embedding itself in the minds of not only enthusiasts, but the general populace as well. The facility will be uniquely equipped, unlike any in the company’s history, to accommodate walk-in guests and groups looking to spend a night out on the town.
Rewriting the Rules Since 2003 – Indoor Go-kart Racing the K1 Speed Way
If your last karting experience was at your local miniature golf course or one of those dirty and dusty outdoor tracks on the fringes of the city, you aren’t likely to find K1 Speed’s new downtown San Diego indoor karting center terribly familiar. And the company likes it that way. This is because K1 Speed’s approach to karting is completely fresh, and has rewritten what is expected in the industry.
How is K1 Speed different? For starters, the anemic, gas-powered karts are out; in their place sit high-performance, zero-emission electric karts capable of speeds approaching 45mph. The cracking asphalt and tire barriers are gone too, replaced with smooth asphalt and concrete, protected by a roof 365 days a year. The picnic tables too have been replaced; instead, you’ll find comfortable black leather couches and plasma televisions. This philosophy, that karting is not merely a gimmick but rather a genuinely thrilling experience, is what K1 Speed has built its reputation – and success – on and its newest center reflects this.
San Diego residents, who have for years been making the half-hour drive up north to Carlsbad, will find a world-class entertainment venue when K1 Speed opens its new downtown center. Inside, veteran and amateur racers alike will find an experience that is designed to satiate even the most ardent adrenaline junkie. The karts offer performance that is far superior to that of their traditional counterparts (powered by lackluster lawn mower engines), and with advanced timing and live telemetry, racers can take an active role in keeping track of their performance while on track – as well as that of their competitors. This is no passive racing environment.
The racing experience, which is overseen by co-owner and successful race car driver Boris Said, is intended to be second-to-none; and yet, the company has made it accessible to racers of all ages and backgrounds. Racers simply need meet basic height and mobility requirements to race – K1 Speed provides the rest.
Private Parties, Special Events, and More
In line with its goal of building not just go-kart tracks but world-class entertainment venues, K1 Speed offers a number of different racing packages that are tailor-made for groups looking to host unique and exciting parties. The company can host parties for groups of eight persons to 100 or more, and has a wealth of experience helping plan bachelor and bachelorette parties, birthday parties, corporate events, product launches, and team building exercises. In addition to unique racing packages, K1 Speed also offers private meeting rooms and catering options to meet groups’ needs. The company’s newest location in downtown San Diego will be the place to host a party in the city.
K1 Speed San Diego is conveniently located in the heart of the city, near the Gaslamp Quarter and East Village. Just 15 minutes from SeaWorld, five minutes from the San Diego Zoo, and 30 minutes or less from North and South County, residents from throughout the city can experience the thrill of indoor karting at any time, day or night. The center is open seven days a week and no reservations are required.
For Corporate Inquiries, Private Parties & Birthdays
Phone: (855) 517 7333
Email: Group Reservation