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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!!!


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Attention Race Fans! Visit the LA Auto Show and stop by the K1 Speed booth in Kentia Hall. Come see the K1 Girls for special discounts that are redeemable at all K1 Speed Kart Racing Locations. After the show stop by our nearest Southern California centers including Torrance, Irvine, Anaheim, Ontario and Carlsbad. Race at one of the best indoor race tracks featuring Eco-friendly electric karts in the nation.

Located at the Los Angeles Convention Center, the show runs from November 30-December 9, 2012, This is where Automobile Manufacturers give us a glimpse into their worlds of design and creation.

These elite manufacturers come to Los Angeles to showcase their newest visions of what automobiles are, can, and should be. Anything you can think of will be there from Karts to Concepts.

This is like Christmas come early to any car enthusiast. Don’t forget to pick up some K1 gift cards for the racer in your life!

Also, we have a special guest at our booth this year. Teen Road to Safety will be displaying their custom Ford Mustang Police Car! For more information visit

K1 Speed Locations – CLICK HERE

Weekdays: 11am – 10pm
Saturdays: 9am – 10pm
Sundays: 9am – 8pm

The show entrance closes one hour prior to the show closing.

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Los Angeles Convention Center
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(213) 741-1151, ext. 3

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K1 Speed Will Be Closed Thanksgiving Day So That Our Employees Can Be With Their Families. We Will Be Open For Normal Business Hours On Friday, November 23rd at 11 am.

From all of us at K1 Speed…Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Hours K1 Speed will be closed on Thanksgiving Day


 Recap: Grand Prix of the Americas

AUSTIN, Texas (Nov. 18, 2012) – Lewis Hamilton has won back-to-back races in the United States – but they came five years apart after the Englishman took victory for McLaren Mercedes in the inaugural United States Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas™.

Hamilton, race winner at Indianapolis in 2007 for the same team, said: “What a great feeling to win the first Grand Prix here back in the States! I won last time here as well so I’m massively proud.”

Starting from the front row of the 24-car grid, Hamilton, 27, passed polewinner Sebastian Vettel’s Red Bull on lap 42 of 56 with a clean move at the end of the DRS zone into Turn 12.

It was his fourth win of 2012, the 21st of his Formula 1 career – and a highlight in his own eyes. “That was my best win, guys!” yelled a delighted Hamilton to his pit crew, whom he leaves at the end of this season. “That was wicked!”

With Vettel second, the title fight continues to the last race in Brazil as Fernando Alonso’s Ferrari again fought through the field for the final podium position. Vettel now leads by 13 points with 25 more on offer next Sunday. While the German grumbled about traffic in the crucial moments of his fight with Hamilton, he was quick to see the positives.

“All weekend has been incredible for the whole Formula 1 paddock,” he said. “As Lewis said, the last race here, he won it; it was my first race in Formula 1 here in the United States and to come back and have so much support – so many fans at the signing session yesterday, it was absolutely crazy! – and a full house, it was really nice today to race in front of the fans.”

Alonso started seventh after teammate Felipe Massa took a late five-place penalty but the Spaniard rocketed through to fourth by the end of the opening lap. His race then ebbed and flowed with the pit stops, finally sealing third place when Jenson Button’s McLaren pitted on lap 35 after an extended first stint on Pirelli’s hard compound tires.

“Losing three points maybe was not in our thoughts Friday night after practice,” said Alonso, “so we are really happy again to have a very good Sunday and be still in the championship.”

Earlier Button, who started from 12th position, refused to yield when Michael Schumacher’s Mercedes squeezed him into Turn 1 on lap 10, the Englishman competing a clean overtake to launch a fine drive through the field that ended with fifth position behind Massa.

Next up were the Lotus Renaults of Kimi Raikkonen and Romain Grosjean, who recovered from an early spin, with the Force India of Nico Hulkenberg in 8th. The last two points-scoring places went to Williams pair Pastor Maldonado and Bruno Senna, who almost took each other out with just four laps to go.

In a clean, absorbing race there were only two retirements. The first was Jean-Eric Vergne in the Toro Rosso, the second was Vettel’s Red Bull teammate Mark Webber. The Australian was running third when he fell victim to another apparent alternator failure, a gremlin that has plagued the Renault-engined team this season.

Despite that, Vettel’s 18 points were more than enough to secure a third straight constructors’ title for Red Bull, who now have 440 points to Ferrari’s 367 and cannot be caught in Brazil.

article via Circuit of the Americas


Thank you to all that came out to the official F1B Tweetup on Saturday evening from 7-10PM at the K1 Speed Austin.

Conor Daly
We were joined by America’s GP3 driver, Conor Daly, to find out more about his 2012 season. We found out what he’s been up to and why he’s been in 9 countries in just 19 days. There was an open session which allowed fans to ask Conor questions about his year and future aspirations…they include Formula One.

Would you like to know what it’s like being an American driver in a European racing series? How difficult it is to race against the world’s finest young drivers and win? Saturday was your chance to meet one of America’s best talent in years.

Derek Daly
Derek Daly personifies what it is to persevere from iron ore mining to Formula One racer. Derek is an inspiration to all of us and has written the definitive book on what it means to race and to win. If you’ve never had the opportunity to hear Derek speak, he is a must see/hear. Derek joined us for a very special engagement and I know you will love hearing his take on F1 and racing.

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