Visit K1 Speed at this years Houston Auto Show, January 23-29, 2013, at Reliant Center. K1 Speed booth is located at space #189 across from CAMP JEEP. Haven’t been to one of our centers yet?! Get the full K1 Speed experience at our booth then visit us off the Northwest freeway and W. Sam Houston Tollway. Conveniently located minutes away from downtown Houston.
January 23 – 27, 2013
Wednesday – Sunday
Wed thru Friday Noon – 9:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 9:30 pm
Sunday 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
One Reliant Park
Houston, TX 77054
The largest city in Texas, Houston is home to NASA, the Astros, the Rockets, and fittingly, America’s largest indoor karting company – K1 Speed. Our nationwide entertainment venues offer world-class indoor go kart racing, and our Houston karting center is no different. To satiate the needs of motorsport fans of all kinds, from racing veterans to hobbyists and novices, our centers feature 20hp electric karts. Racing with friends and family in these high-performance machines is an adrenaline pumping experience, and make a visit to K1 Speed unforgettable!
Befitting the great state of Texas, our indoor kart tracks are among the largest in the country. K1 Speed Houston features more than 50,000 sq.ft. of space, and is the first all-electric karting center in the city. Needless to say, K1 Speed Houston provides an experience that is truly unique. Individuals can experience authentic, wheel-to-wheel racing and speeds of nearly 45mph! When not racing, you can browse through our large collection of racing memorabilia, watch real time data from the on-track action or sporting events on our plasma screen televisions, and view our amazing art work celebrating the world of motorsport.
K1 Speed Houston
14900 Northwest Fwy,
Houston, TX 77040
Phone: (281) 674 8012
Sector111 unveiled the first US-built BAC Mono at Saturday’s Cars and Coffee in Irvine, California. The car was built from a knock-down kit, and Sectior111 says the company’s allocation of 2012 Mono units has completely sold out. It’s currently taking orders for 2013 models. The single-seat, street-legal racer tips the scales at a mere 1,190 pounds, and gets around your favorite track thanks to thrust from a 280-horsepower 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine worked up by the minds at Cosworth.
“The BAC Mono is a purist sports car that looks stunning in person,” stated Shinoo Mapleton, President of Sector111. “Cars&Coffee is a casual event attended by real car fanatics so I am excited to host the first USA unveiling with this crowd of enthusiasts.”
A little over a year ago, BAC announced it was partnering with Sector111 to bring its heathen machine to our shores, albeit in very low numbers. The company shipped just 12 knockdown kits to the states. Check out the BAC Mono video review from the UK below.
- photo credit: CNCPICS
The ten fastest kart drivers in the country assembled at the Dallas Karting Complex last year for the Red Bull Kart Fight U.S. National Final. Thousands of amateur kart drivers submitted times at local qualifying complexes, K1 Speed SoCal and Texas locations, with the top drivers earning a trip to Texas to go head-to-head to determine who would represent the USA at the Red Bull Kart Fight World Final in Bologna, Italy, on December 8th and 9th.
K1 Speed was well represented in the kart fight including; Kc Cook, Charles Eichlin, and Anthony Nguyen. After the final, Red Bull treated the guys to a great experience at the Circuit of the Americas for F1 weekend. They got to see some of their favorite Formula One drivers up close at the new Austin track. Congrats to Kc, Charles and Anthony on making it to the Finals. We look forward to 2013 on hosting another Red Bull Kart Fight.
“Even though I wanted to win, of course, it doesn’t really matter, I just love racing,” said 5th place finalist Kc Cook, 21. “I’m just happy I got to come to Texas, compete at the nice Dallas Karting Complex, and I get to go to my first Formula 1 race tomorrow. Huge thanks to Red Bull!”
1 – Jesse Woodyard
2 – Sebastian Guerra-Mondragon
3 – Jonathon Horgas
4 – Derek Scott Jr
5 – Kc Cook
Travis Pastrana, friend of K1 Speed, hadn’t been on a motorcycle for more than a year, since he crashed while attempting the insanely difficult freestyle motocross trick known as the TP7 during the 2011 X Games, crushing his foot so badly that he couldn’t get out of bed for an entire month.
That’s the reason the master suite of his Maryland home has two side-by-side king-sized beds. One is the regular bed that he shares with his wife, the pro skater Lyn-Z Adams Hawkins Pastrana, when the two are on the East Coast, and the other is the one he slept in during that torturous recuperation, when he couldn’t move and thus needed his own sprawl of mattress and linens. “Now that one’s just the dog house,” Pastrana joked, while fastening a sparkly gold vest that, along with a black top hat, completed a look meant to capture his role on the upcoming Nitro Circus Live tour of Europe: Ringmaster.
The incredible and often idiotic stunt competitions that he and his friends — most of them professional motocross and BMX riders but also skaters, skiers, wakeboarders, and fearless childhood pals — used to stage out back in his foam pit had grown into a popular series of Nitro Circus videos, and then into an even-more-popular MTV show, and then into a 3D movie, and finally into a major touring show that had almost sold out all of its 40 dates, grossing $40 million.
Pastrana is and will always be the beating heart of the Circus, the most famous of its stars and the guy whose foam pit (and gigantic balls) gave rise to the whole enterprise, but since the X Games crash he had taken a step back from the tour. One reason was his injury. But more than that it was because of what the injury reinforced: that he had to focus on his new day job — as a NASCAR driver racing for a team owned by legend Michael Waltrip. So while Pastrana was going to travel to Europe with the crew (which includes his wife, a world-class daredevil in her own right) for its first-ever tour of that continent, he would be doing no stunts himself.
In the waning days of September, Pastrana was enjoying a rare day at the 20-acre Maryland spread with his wife (most of their time is spent either on the road or at their California home), and it was going to be a short visit. Before taking off for Stockholm, where Nitro Live made its European debut, Pastrana flew to Vegas for his final auto races of the year — he was going to do a rally race and a truck-series race in the same day — and then back to Maryland for yet another surgery. This one would hopefully fix his problematic shoulder, which had been dislocated so many times that it popped out often and at inopportune times — in the middle of a race, for instance. This surgery would require him to spend a month in a sling and was, in theory, a permanent fix, he said, “at least until I knock it out again.” …read more here
Look for the Red Bulletin magazine’s next issue at your local K1 Speed!
FOX40 News reporter, Eric Rucker, takes a spin around the track at our newest center in Sacramento.
K1 Speed Sacramento
3130 Bradshaw Road,
Sacramento, CA 95827
Phone: (916) 368-7223