Irvine, CA (November 16, 2012) K1 Speed, Inc., the largest operator of Indoor Kart Racing facilities throughout the US, announces the acquisition of Race Place Motorsports, Inc. (RPM Indoor Kart Racing) an industry leader in Sacramento, California. As we welcome the RPM Sacramento location, we believe this first class location will provide a great new expansion opportunity for K1 Speed.
As part of K1 Speed’s continuing expansion, this acquisition will be the 13th location nationwide and the 3rd in Northern California for K1. The Sacramento location will be switching from gas powered go-karts to highly advanced and environmentally friendly electric karts.
RPM in Sacramento has been an industry leader for the past 10 years and is passionate about the same things as K1 Speed. Offering a world-class facility with great customer service and attention to detail should provide an easy transition for K1 Speed.
The acquisition is scheduled to close on December 1, 2012 and is subject to customary closing conditions.
About K1 Speed
Found in 2003, K1 Speed is one of the premier karting companies in America. With 12 kart racing centers in San Diego, Los Angeles, Santa Clara, San Francisco, Seattle, the Inland Empire, Fort Lauderdale, Houston, Austin and Phoenix with 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. If you’re interested in experiencing the latest technology in kart racing, visit one of nationwide karting centers today!
About RPM Indoor Kart Racing
RPM Indoor Kart Racing was also founded in 2003 and has provided nearly ten years of racing excitement to the Sacramento area. The Sacramento location is arguably one of the finest Indoor Kart Racing facilities in the US. With 74,000 square feet it offers two race tracks, spacious lobby areas and an upstairs Sky Box providing food service with floor to ceiling angled glass to sit back and view all of the racing action. RPM has 5 meeting rooms for private parties or corporate meetings. The Speed Shop retails store offers the latest styles from Oakley, SPY, Alpinestars, FOX, DC Shoes, GoPro and many more brands. A Subway sandwich shop is also located inside on the first floor. RPM also has a great collection of racing memorabilia featuring racecars, helmets and racing suits. Twenty foot high glass walls provide great viewing areas from anywhere in the facility.
K1 Speed Inc.
(949) 250-0242 ext. 3008
K1 Speed Sacramento
3130 Bradshaw Road,
Sacramento, CA 95827
Phone: (916) 368-7223
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“I finally had a chance to visit the shop where all the work is being done on ”The Streamliner”. What a project, visiting the shop where the Cyclone Team Steam Streamliner is being put together is like a trip to a science fair.
I decided to produce another article. This time with the addition of pictures on the progress, so you the steam enthusiast can get a view on the project.
As I was there, Nelson Hoyos showed me how the body for The Streamliner is being fabricated. First, the team has to draw up the plans for the design. Then the design has to be cast in these huge moldings.
These moldings have to be made from scratch. The center section molding was just being finished as I visited the shop.
The cover for the center section where The Greenhouse or cock pitt for the driver will be was the last piece if the outer fiberglass shell to be molded. Except for the under carriage witch is mostly flat and smooth and will be added last when the suspension and final pieces to the roll cage are installed.
Nelson and Harry Schoell were on hand to try and explain to me the inner workings of The Cyclone power plant. It was very interesting, but I must be honest with you. I grew up around race cars and worked on a pitt crew since the age of 8, my father was a mechanic.
When it comes to The Cyclone Steam engine, you can take a lifetime of knowledge and throw it out the window. The Cyclone is so simple yet so confusing to any regular mechanic.
There is almost a mile of tubing inside the Cyclone. That is very different from anything I have ever worked on.
Harry Schoell is a genius. I have added some of the first pictures of The Cyclone power plant to this article with the inventor.
Now on to the suspension. Nelson explained to me the two front wheels
will not be side by side like your conventional car is. The will be one on front of the other and will steer as one. This suspension has been designed to handle high speeds as Nelson and Harry prepare to break the world steam speed record. The rear wheels will be side by side for stability.
The Greenhouse or cock pit for The Streamliner was amazing. I had a chance to sit in the drivers seat. Now grant you, I am just a little bigger than Nelson Hoyos, but it was like being placed behind the wheel of a jet fighter and it wasn’t even finished.
Enjoy the updated pictures and stay tuned to www.racingnutsmotorsports.com for all and any updates on the progress of Cyclone Team Steam USA.” – Steve Christensen
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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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…