Donate any Amount For a Chance to Win Signed Ryan Sheckler Gear, and Donations Larger than $10 Automatically Get Sheckler Foundation Products!
December 12, 2012 (San Clemente, CA) – This holiday season, Ryan Sheckler’s Foundation is bringing people together to build a skatepark on the Port Gamble S’klallam reservation in Washington state, and they would like your help. Everyone that donates can enter to win a Ryan Sheckler prize pack, and any donation larger than $10 automatically gets a gift. Give and get: The gifts that donors automatically get include Be the Change Tech decks, the Plan B Sheckler Foundation collaboration skateboard deck or a limited-edition Ryan Sheckler Be the Change New Era hat.
All donations will help the Sheckler Foundation “Be the Change” by building a skatepark for the Port Gamble S’klallam tribe here: ShecklerFoundation.org.
To enter to win the Ryan Sheckler prize pack, make a donation in any amount, and then go to the Sheckler Foundation’s Facebook page to enter here:
K1 Speed Gift Cards are available on-line and at all K1 Speed locations.
Not only are they redeemable against racing but also at K1 Speed Pro-Shops
located in every center. Give the Gift of Speed this Holiday Season!
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!!!
Enjoy live entertainment and exhilarating racing! Keep an eye out for Wings Team handing out FREE Red Bull energy drinks! Local vendors (Red Bull, GoCar Tours, 99.7 NOW etc.) in attendance and catering for the first 50 customers to purchase a race!
Join Fernando this Thursday from 7p-9p at K1 Speed San Francisco. Come by for a shot at a pair of tickets to 99.7 [NOW!]’s Triple Ho Show 3.0!
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K1 Speed San Francisco
160 Beacon St.,
S. San Francisco, CA 94080
Phone: (650) 741-0215
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DIRECTIONS: Facing the 101 FWY at the intersection of the 101 and 380.
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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Travis Pastrana was rudely sent out of the X Games last summer when Andy Scott shunted him from behind during a qualifying round for the RallyCross event. Until that moment, the world had been looking forward to a meeting between Travis and eight-time (and soon to be nine-time) World Rally Champion Sebastien Loeb, whose Citroen WRC team had specially shipped a car from France.
Now in a new episode of the YouTube series, ‘On Pace With Pastrana,’ we get to see the X Games as Travis experienced it. In part one below, Travis meets his idol, Loeb, and the two go head-to-head in go-karts at K1 Speed Torrance. Afterward, Travis and wife Lyn-Z take in the Moto X Step-Up and Best Trick competitions. Check it out…
A ONE-DAY All Inclusive GP Experience! Air-Express is the ONLY non-stop same day turn-key solution for the Austin GP. The program is available from New York, Los Angeles, and Miami throughout the race weekend.
Go to www.racelandadventure.com/air-express for more information.
K1 Speed operates indoor go-kart tracks throughout the country, from the Southwest to Southern Florida and the Pacific Northwest.
The company’s newest facility is scheduled to open this week in San Francisco, the City by the Bay, and will be one of several in Northern California – the others being Santa Clara and Sacramento. Open to the public seven days a week and available for private rentals and parties, K1 Speed’s San Francisco center is a world-class entertainment venue that is designed not only to please motoring enthusiasts, but people of all ages and from all walks of life. Company co-owner Boris Said is a professional racecar driver with years of experience in all forms of motorsport, and his input allows the company to create an experience that will satisfy even the most ardent racing fan.
So what makes K1 Speed unique? Why choose K1 Speed for your go-karting adventures instead of the local amusement park or miniature golf course? Quite simply, K1 Speed has revolutionized go-kart racing in the United States through the introduction of two unique elements:
Indoor Go-kart Tracks – With indoor kart tracks, K1 Speed provides individuals with an opportunity to race every day of the year, regardless of, as the saying goes, rain, sleet, or snow. Residents of San Francisco know all too well that cold temperatures, heavy fog, and sudden rain showers can make planning outdoor events somewhat of a guessing game. By isolating racing activities indoors, K1 Speed can eliminate these variables and operate year-long. In places such as Seattle and Arizona, where temperature extremes on both ends are common, the reprieve provided by a fully enclosed space is welcomed by K1 Speed’s enthusiastic customer base. In San Francisco, the company is confident that the reception will be similar; an umbrella and several layers of clothing won’t be necessary items for a trip to the go-kart track anymore!
All-electric European Karts – Traditional go-kart venues rely on old, anemic, heavy, and cumbersome gas-powered karts. With frames that have seen years of abuse, bald tires, spot welds in several locations in an attempt to fix frame cracks, and motivation coming from underpowered lawn mower engines, these karts often fail to inspire both thrills and confidence. The karts at K1 Speed are several generations beyond these antiquated machines; they are designed in Europe – the heart of professional karting – and are powered by high-performance, zero-emission electric motors that produce 20hp. With instant torque available at all speeds, the karts at K1 Speed can reach speeds approaching 45mph. With that amount of speed on hand, however, the karts must be able to turn and stop properly as well. This is handled through racing slick tires, advanced chassis design, and a hydraulic brake on the rear axle. The karts at K1 Speed are the environmentally-friendly choice for high-speed thrills, and the company has built its success on their prowess.
If you feel the need for speed or are an adrenaline junky looking to satiate your need for excitement, indoor go-kart racing at K1 Speed San Francisco is for you. The company’s most popular race format is its Arrive & Drive races, which allow racers of all ages* to compete in 14-lap heats against the clock, any day of the week, any time of day. Simply show up, register, and queue up for your race! Helmets and training are provided.
For special events and parties, K1 Speed is happy to offer party packages, private room rentals, corporate packages, and even facility rentals. And for those looking to take on the sport of go-kart racing full-time, K1 Speed hosts the Challenge GP karting league, which attracts some of the best karters in the area; with your track and go-kart provided for you, there is no racing league in the country that’s more affordable!
*Please inquire about height requirements and other excluding factors.
K1 Speed, Inc., the largest indoor karting company in the country, is breaking ground on its newest location in San Francisco.
Irvine, California (June 6, 2012) – With the opening of its newest center scheduled for August 2012 in San Francisco, K1 Speed – the largest indoor karting company in the United States – is introducing the adrenaline-pumping thrills of karting to a whole new audience. Founded in Southern California in 2003, the company is finally set to take over Northern California, with no less than four locations planned for the area, including Santa Clara now open, San Francisco, Pleasanton and Sacramento. Its San Francisco location is built with the community in mind – from zero-emission electric karts to energy efficient lighting, the center is built to have a small environmental impact – and should provide a unique and exciting new place for residents to unwind and have fun.
The K1 Speed Difference – All-electric Karting
K1 Speed redefined what karting is when it was founded almost 10 years ago. With poorly maintained outdoor tracks littering the country, often at amusement parks right alongside miniature golf courses, the sport of go-kart racing had lost its luster in the United States. K1 Speed sought to change that and it took a page out of Europe’s approach to karting to do so. K1 Speed’s tracks are professionally designed and are built indoors, allowing for racing every day of the year in any weather. The tracks are also designed with safety in mind; as opposed to spare tires jutting out of the ground, K1 Speed utilizes TecPro safety barriers. Perhaps the biggest distinguishing feature, however, are K1 Speed’s karts.
Unlike outdoor kart tracks, which have anemic, poorly maintained, gas-powered karts that are loud, noxious, and heavy, K1 Speed utilizes zero-emission, all-electric European karts. Built in the same style of the world championship kart chassis that Formula One drivers learn their trade in, K1 Speed’s karts provide genuine thrills and an authentic racing experience. In fact, they can reach speeds approaching 45mph on the company’s ¼ mile indoor tracks! The machines have superb handling, braking, and response and are about as close as you can get to driving a formula car without having a Super License. For people who have never raced at K1 Speed before, the difference between its karts and the go-karts of old is striking, and must be experienced firsthand to appreciate.
Racing Packages – Public and Private Racing Available
With the exception of private closures, K1 Speed is open to the public 365 days a year. In San Francisco, where rain, wind, and cloud cover are always a possibility, residents can satiate their adrenaline needs without worry of inclement weather. In fact, they don’t even need a reservation or appointment. The company’s Arrive & Drive race program – a 14-lap race against the clock with up to 12 karts on track at a time – is a popular option that is easily affordable and accessible for racers of all skill levels. Individuals can buy one race or a package of three, and can even buy gift cards for friends and family.
If racing with a party of 8 or more people, you may be interested in K1 Speed’s racing packages. With a variety of packages to choose from, including the company’s popular Grand Prix challenge, budget-friendly Mini Grand Prix, and the ultimate Le Mans Endurance event, you’re sure to find a package that suits your needs, whether you’re a novice or veteran racer. These race packages are perfect for birthday parties, bachelor parties, team building exercises, and corporate events, and provide groups with reserved race times and exclusive use of the track during their heats.
Unique Indoor Karting Centers
K1 Speed prides itself on operating world-class entertainment venues, not simply indoor go-kart tracks. Each of the dozen centers currently open or in development feature museum-quality collections of racing memorabilia, artwork, and genuine racecars, as well as spacious lounges that are outfitted with plasma screen televisions, leather couches, club-like lighting, and Pit Café snack bars. Unlike traditional go-kart tracks, where your off-track experience is an afterthought, K1 Speed wants you to have as much fun off of the track as you do on the track. So visit K1 Speed’s newest center, opening in the San Francisco market!