K1 Speed Seattle
Adult Class – August 2nd, 2014 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Adult Class – August 3rd, 2014 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM
K1 Speed Santa Clara
Junior Class – August 30th, 2014 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Adult Class – August 31st, 2014 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Our go kart classes – we offer a race class for beginners and a racing class for advanced competitors – are a great way to learn more about karting and motorsport. If you would like to get involved with the sport of karting or are interested in improving your lap times with more advanced racing techniques, we would be happy to help. Karting is our passion at K1 Speed, and we are intimately familiar with the workings of our 20hp electric karts and the ins-and-outs of proper racing technique. If you are looking for an affordable race class, then our go kart racing class is for you! Please feel free to contact K1 Speed today for more information or to schedule a reservation.
- New techniques taught
- More track time
- Over 1000 drivers attended in the past 2 years
Karting Academy Details
The Racing School is split in to 2 categories based on age and height requirements. The JUNIOR CLASS is for kids 6 to 11 years of age with a minimum height of 48″ and must have some karting experience. 10 seats available per class. The ADULT CLASS is for adults age 12 and up with a minimum height requirement of 4′ 10″ (58″), 20 seats available per class.
About Patricio Jourdain
Professional Racing Career:
- 2013 Skullcandy Team Nissan Driver
- NASCAR Racing
- Stock Car National Champion Mexico
- Formula Renault USA
- Formula BMW Europe
- Ford Trailer Truck Series
- Touring Cars
- Formula Barber Dodge Series USA
Training & Coaching:
- Toyota Driving School
- Porsche Driving Experience
- Seat Racing
- Pirelli Driving School
- General Motors
- Ford Motor Company
- Police Car Testing for Mexican Government
K1 Speed Racing School Includes:
- Driver Welcome
- Track Session 1 – Track Walk-Through and Racing Concepts
- Track Session 2 – Follow Instructor
- Evaluation 1 – Group Feedback
- Track Session 3 – Simulate Rolling Start
- Evaluation 2 – Individual Feedback
- Track Session 4 – Race Mode
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Carlsbad, CA 92011
Do you love a good old fashioned night race? Don’t miss the NASCAR Nationwide Series EnjoyIllinois.com 300 night race, on Saturday, July 19, 2014! Stop by Champions Park and visit the K1 Speed booth, Friday and Saturday, for discount races and prizes.
Take photos and get autographs with JD Motorsports driver Jeffrey Earnhardt Sat. July 19th at 5pm at the K1 Speed booth in Champions Park!
Chicagoland Speedway – 500 Speedway Blvd, Joliet, IL 60433
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GoRacing Magazine caught up with Andretti Autosport IndyCar driver James Hinchcliffe who pilots the #27 United Fiber & Data Honda in the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series. We talked about all things racing, from his career in karting to IndyCar and if the Mayor of Hinchtown had any aspirations to jump over into Formula 1.
(GoRacingMagazine) Hi James, thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to talk to GoRacing Magazine. You started your racing career in karting, how old were you when you got started and how did you get involved in the sport?
(James Hinchcliffe) I started racing karts at nine. My dad had taken up vintage racing the year before and we had met a guy whose son raced karts. He invited us out to a go kart race one weekend, and that was it. I was hooked.
(GRM) You join an impressive list of drivers from Canada; The Villeneuve Family, Greg Moore, Paul Tracy among others, who did you look up to as a kid?
(JH) In different ways I looked up to all of them. Jacques was really the first driver I ever cheered for. PT was winning races and the championship when I was really starting to take my career seriously, so I followed him closely, too. But there’s no doubt that Greg was my guy. On track and off I had such a respect for him.
(GRM) I always wonder about car numbers and if they hold any significance to the driver. Does #27 have a significance to you?
(JH) It does, even though I didn’t pick it! I was given the number by the team who owned it in Indycar racing. But to me, the 27 is Gilles Villeneuve in his Ferrari, it’s Jacques winning the 500, it’s Dario taking his first title and 500 in the same year. That number has a great history and I’m honoured to wear it.
(GRM) Among numerous podium finishes, you have also won the Greg Moore Legacy Award and the Tony Renna Rising Star Award, how do those accomplishments differ than race wins?
(JH) They differ because a trophy in a race is an acknowledgement of what you can do, but these awards are a reflection of who you are. There is a big difference between being a great driver and a great man. Very few are both. Greg and Tony were both. So to be recognized in that light is hugely rewarding and very humbling.
(GRM) You are partnered with Speed Group (speed-group.us), offering drivers and teams a wide range of services from Coaching to Social Media and Marketing. Can you tell us a bit more about Speed Group and your involvement?
(JH) Speed Group is the culmination of an idea that Toni Calderon, David Martinez and myself came up with 6 years ago. We basically wanted to create a one stop shop for drivers who want to make a career in racing. This is something I wish was around when I was coming up to help me, advise me, point me in the right direction. Toni, David and I all have different skill sets and different experiences through years in racing that when combined can really help a driver with every aspect of their career.
(GRM) We see a lot of driver’s crossing over to other series (ie. Kurt Busch ran the Indy 500 this year). Do you have any aspirations to move to Formula 1?
(JH) Honestly, no. I would love to drive the cars, have a proper test day, but I love racing Indycars. My career is here. It would be too difficult and too late to attempt a move now. I’ll never say never, but it’s definitely not something I am chasing.
(GRM) Getting back to karting, what was your biggest kart race win?
(JH) Tough question! This is going to sound weird, but I didn’t win a lot of big karting races. I won a bunch of races, but none of the crown jewel events. Part of the problem was I didn’t do as much karting as a lot of the kids I was racing against at the time. My parents put a lot of emphasis on school and I couldn’t take that kind of time off.
(GRM) During your karting career, did you have most of your racing sponsorship come to you, or did you have to go out and seek sponsorship?
(JH) We had to go out and find every penny. Sponsorship doesn’t come to you. Ever. You have to work hard and be better at finding it than other guys. It’s as much a race off the track as it is on it.
(GRM) Can you share with our GoRacing Magazine readers and those making their way thru the karting ranks any words of wisdom or advice?
(JH) It’s simple; work harder and don’t give up! It sounds cheesy and cliché but it’s true. This is a tough sport and a tough business but those that keep pounding and putting in the effort, on track and off, are the ones that will eventually get the breaks.
Thank you again, and best of luck this season!
Check out James Hinchcliffe’s website and all that is going on in HinchTown at http://www.hinchtown.com
Isabella Garcia spent her 12th birthday racing her brother, Jorge Garcia Jr., 10, and her cousin, Leila Rodriguez, 9, down the tracks at the new K-1 Speed in Miami. She chose to spend her birthday racing after her brother told her about a birthday party he went to at the K-1 Speed in Hollywood.
“It was really fun,” said Isabella. “This place is awesome.”
The Miami K-1 Speed, which opened last month, is the 22nd facility nationwide for the indoor go-kart racing company. The first one opened in Carlsbad, California, in 2003. The company wants to grow to 40 locations nationwide.
“The idea of opening a location in Miami was thought of by the owners in 2011,” said Ken Allday, general manager of K-1 Speed Miami. “It took time to find the right location.”
After three years of searching, K-1 Speed Miami has a home at 8600 NW South River Dr. in Medley.
Allday hopes the 41,000-square-foot warehouse will soon steal the title as K-1’s No. 1 location in the nation.
“The one in [Hollywood] is the No. 1 location in the nation for K-1 Speed,” he said. “About 70 percent of the customers that go to that location are from Miami.”
First-time racers must register, sign a safety waiver and pay a $6 annual license fee, along with paying the racing costs.
Each race around the tracks is 14 laps for adults and 12 laps for junior racers. One 14-lap race costs $19.99. There are different deals for the number of races you buy. Racers drive 20-horsepower electric carts that can reach speeds approaching 45 mph.
Before racers step into a go-kart, they are briefed on the rules of the track. Since safety is the main concern, every racer needs to know how to operate the vehicle and what each flag means when it is waved, said Allday.
One flag indicates when the race is done, another that a racer is bumping the gutters too much, and another for when a racer isn’t following the rules and must stop.
When racers don’t follow the rules after a warning, they will not be allowed to continue racing.
Christopher Carricaburu, 23, and Alexander Tarin, 24, heard about the Miami location through word of mouth from friends almost two months ago. They knew about the Hollywood location, on Stirling Road just west of Interstate 95, but never visited because they didn’t want to drive that far.
Their trip to K-1 Speed Miami was the first time either had raced go-karts.
“I can’t say anything else but the adrenaline,” said Tarin. “It is relaxing after.”
BY EMILY LLERENA
SOUTH FLORIDA NEWS SERVICE