Great preview on arguably the largest karting event in the world. Notice the K1 Race Gear team USA suits in the video. K1 Race Gear is an official sponsor of Team USA. Also featured in the video is K1 Race Gear sponsored driver Alan Rudolph.
“It’s called The Great American Race but it’s the race the entire world bears witness to. Because no race has the guaranteed power to elevate careers and change lives, generation after generation, like the DAYTONA 500 does.
It doesn’t matter if it’s from the driver’s seat or a grandstand seat – being a part of the DAYTONA 500 is the thrill of a lifetime.”
Watch the Daytona 500 at any K1 Speed location Sunday, February 24, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.
History in the making – Danica Patrick made NASCAR history by winning the pole for the 55th annual Daytona 500. Patrick turned a fast lap of 196.434 mph around the 2.5-mile tri-oval to become the first woman to win a pole for a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event.
IRVINE, CA – K1 Speed, the premier indoor karting companies in America, has announced a two-year marketing partnership with Falken Tire, a manufacturer of high performance on- and off-road tires.
Through the new cross-promotional effort, both Falken and K1 Speed will be featured at specific events and through mutual social media outlets.
“We feel Falken has a very similar fan base that complements K1 Speed’s brand,” stated Nick Fousekis, Falken Director of Motorsports Marketing and Events. “Our partnership will tie in with K1 Speed’s strong consumer awareness and customer loyalty, and we’ll have Falken Tire branding at all locations nationwide through banner placement and tire/wheel displays in conjunction with our mutual partner, HRE Wheels.”
In addition, Team Falken drivers from both American Le Mans Series and Formula Drift will make special appearances at K1 Speed locations around the country.
“We are delighted to welcome the Falken Tire partnership,” said K1 Speed Marketing Specialist Andrew Palos. “From coast to coast, K1 Speed is the premier indoor kart racing company and Falken Tire has developed a strong leadership role in both motorsports and among consumers, so it’s only fitting to unite with the best.”
“This promotional partnership is certainly a win-win for both brands,” added Fousekis. “Through our aggressive social media efforts and our team of talented drivers, Falken can help promote the excitement of karting at K1 Speed locations across the U.S., while at the same time boost our own brand recognition and awareness to an overlapping, yet unique K1 Speed customer base through promotions and special events at each facility.”
About K1 Speed:
K1 Speed was founded in 2003 and is the nation’s largest indoor kart racing chain. Each facility boasts 50,000-90,000 sq. ft. of space which feature real road courses, meeting rooms, snack bars, and spacious lobbies with genuine racing memorabilia. Visitors can take advantage of a variety of different race packages to race against their friends or the clock. K1 Speed can accommodate 10 to 800 guests and offers a unique venue for corporate functions, team building events, birthday parties, bachelor parties, or other private ceremonies.
We are pleased to announce that K1 Speed and K1 Race Gear’s Richard Zimmerman, Dustin Maddison and Patricio Jourdain are participating in this year’s 2013 Sport Kart Grand Nationals. The trio of drivers will be carrying the K1 Speed / K1 RaceGear banner at the 2013 Grands. Jourdain, lead driving instructor for K1 Speed, is the first driver representing Mexico on the 2013 Grid.
2013 Sport Kart Grand Nationals
JUNE 21st – 23rd, 2013
100 Drivers | 3 Days | 1 Champion
CalSpeed Kart Track
Auto Club Speedway
9300 Cherry Ave
Fontana, CA 92335
Richard Zimmerman [M]: Oceanside, Ca – K1 Speed
Dustin Maddison: Oceanside, Ca – K1 Speed
Patricio Jourdain: Mexico City, Mexico – K1 Speed
VISIT WWW.SPORTKARTUSA.COM FOR MORE INFO!
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“My friends and family were actually really supportive of my racing through all of the adversity that I came through as a kid, and racing was a way for me to get around a lot of things that were distracting me,” Cantu-Lucero said. “A lot of kids my age are abusing drugs and alcohol. Racing is a way for me to keep myself away from that and stay focused on what I am passionate about.”
“I think it’s a great way for to progress a young driver like myself to the top of INDYCAR.”
Qualifying for the next Skip Barber Racing School INDYCAR Academy is simple: the finalists have to graduate from one Skip Barber 3-Day Formula Car Racing School and an Advanced 2-Day Racing School in 2013 and apply (see the application). Individuals must meet the following criteria to be nominated for the Skip Barber INDYCAR Academy:
- No Professional Racing Experience
- No Karting Experience
In the Skip Barber Racing Series, competitors race for an opportunity to climb to the top of the motorsports ladder through a sponsored advancement up the Mazda Road to Indy.
The final points total read as follows:
Andres Gomes: 330.88
Connor Clifford: 321.50
Javier Cantu-Lucero: 312.88
Michai Stephens: 303.00
David Alpert: 302.00