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8033196384 2cbc5eb316 c Week 1 Results: Red Bull Kart Fight/ TEXAS
Red Bull Kart Fight night 1 in Texas is in the books! What a great turnout in both Austin and Houston locations. We saw a lot of familiar faces out there vying for a chance to win a trip to the Formula 1 Grand Prix of the Americas in Austin, TX.

Check out the TOP 10 fastest times from Thursday, September 20th at the following K1 Speed Texas Centers.

K1 Speed Austin
1 Anthony T Nguyen 25.914
2 Jason Young 26.183
3 Chase Owen 26.218
4 Chris Splendoria 26.228
5 Brian Medeiros 26.300
6 John Medeiros 26.371
7 Ignacio Martinez 26.395
8 Jake Young 26.415
9 Logan Werstler 26.572
10 Corey Daniels 26.631

K1 Speed Houston
1 Mark Summerlin 23.139
2 Travis Love-Rabe 23.325
3 Axel Norvell 23.343
4 Justin Krause 23.616
5 Andrew Yu 23.737
6 Jourdan Ferguson 24.013
7 Bob Evans 24.158
8 Richard Blakey 24.252
9 Ethan Yager 24.292
10 Glenn Snedden 24.594

Anyone between the ages of 13 and 35 can participate and could have the opportunity to defend the national colors at the world final.

Date and Time
September 20 through October 11

Qualifying Sessions
September 20 — 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
September 27 — 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
October 4 — 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
October 11 — 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

K1 Speed Austin
2500 McHale Ct,
Austin, TX 78758
(512) 271-5475

K1 Speed Houston
14900 NW Freeway
Houston, TX 77040
(281) 674 8012


376916 10151056899383002 733559579 n Semi Finals: Red Bull Kart Fight/SoCal
After a long four weeks of intense racing here in Southern California, we have our Top 25 racers for the Semi-Finals! The Top 5 racers from each SoCal location are invited to the Semi-Finals at K1 Speed Anaheim. Top 2 racers from the Semi-Finals will be flown to Austin, TX for the Nationals.*

K1 Speed Marketing will send a formal invitation to the following racers below via email or phone inviting you to the Semi-Finals next Wednesday, September 26th. Thanks everyone who participated in the Red Bull Kart Fight! We look forward to making this an annual event, see you in 2013.


What – Red Bull Kart Fight – Semi-Finals

When – Wednesday, September 26th from 6pm-10pm

Where – K1 Speed Anaheim – 1000 North Edward Court Anaheim, CA 92806

Anaheim Semi Finals: Red Bull Kart Fight/SoCal

Who –

K1 Speed Carlsbad
Josh Krauss – 24.73
Andrew Lemons 24.732
Charles Eichlin 24.742
Jared Buccola – 24.96
Kyle Hazen – 25.03

K1 Speed Irvine
Track 1:
Keith Covey – 23.412
Elvis Castaneda – 23.504
Toby Robles – 23.559
Track 2:
Kc Cook – 21.296
Steve Boniface – 21.363

K1 Speed Anaheim
Spencer Mayeda – 27.038
Nicholi Gray – 27.248
James Cullen – 27.472
Lawrence Yiang – 27.572
Logan Calvin – 27.581

K1 Speed Torrance
Robby Stanovich – 26.091
Barrett Mitchell – 26.334
Jared Ewing – 26.564
Ken Stewart – 26.574
Evan Karp – 26.667
Jack Jones III – 26.673

K1 Speed Ontario
Aaron Downs – 24.42
Ricky Johnson – 24.89
Jason Gardner – 25.120
Christopher Morales – 25.154
Ash Minguez – 25.200

*Per Red Bull, Red Bull Kart Fight qualifying ages are 13-35


376916 10151056899383002 733559579 n Week 4 Results: Red Bull Kart Fight/SoCal
Red Bull Kart Fight night 4 is in the books. Semi-Final at K1 Speed Anaheim is Wednesday, September 26th from 7pm-9pm. Stop by and cheer for your favorite K1 racer. Top 2 racers from the Semi-Finals will be flown to Austin,TX for the Nationals.

Wednesday, September 26 from 7pm-9pm
Top 5 racers from each SoCal center will be invited to the semi-finals at K1 Speed Anaheim
We will announce the invited racers Friday, September 21st.

Check out the results from Wednesday, September 19th battle at K1 Speed SoCal Centers.

K1 Speed Carlsbad
1. John Krauss 25.081
2. Andrew Lemons 25.212
3. Louis Pilloni 25.468
4. Matt Merrill 25.519
5. Justin Siu 25.578
6. Dennis Hester 25.581
7. Charles Eichlin 25.606
8. Kevin Martin 25.613
9. Justin Mayall 25.648
10. Jake McCulloh 25.705

K1 Speed Irvine
1.Toby Robles – 23.559
2.Taylor Hays – 23.618
3.Faisal Qaisi – 23.876
4.Samuel Malapas – 23.919
5.Kai-Hung Chuang – 23.988
6.Troy Navarro – 24.035
7.Alexander Wong – 24.118
8.Frankie Ho – 24.166
9.Dallin Davidson – 24.325
10.Jorge Dangond – 24367

K1 Speed Anaheim
1. Nicholi Gray – 27.248
2. Toby Robles – 27.298
3. John Kimbrell – 27.388
4. Lawrence Yiang – 27.581
5. Dennis Kimbrell – 27.728
6. Kevin Mitchell – 27.823
7. Ryan Tsuha- 27.840
8. Eric Slivkoff – 27.844
9. Richard Cooper – 27.873
10. Shun Fujinami – 27.942

K1 Speed Torrance
1. Timothy Tran – 26.219
2. Barrett Mitchell – 26.334
3. Ken Stewart – 26.601
4. Alan Lau – 26.818
5. Michael Martin – 26.820
6. TylerBryant – 26.859
7. Pritesh Patel – 27.213
8. Christopher Bactad – 27.466
9. Changler Cannon – 27.468
10. Josh Munro – 27.487

K1 Speed Ontario
1. Aaron Downs – 24.423
2. Kc Cook – 24.424
3. Christopher Morales – 25.154
4. Ash Minguez – 25.200
5. Jeremy Wood – 25.235
6. David Brizuela – 25.249
7. Rick Brogden – 25.414
8. Derek Esquibel – 25.615
9. Jason Arias – 25.919
10. Alex Alvarado- 26.087


1 large K1 Speed’s Newest Indoor Karting Center Now Open in San Francisco!
The largest indoor karting company in the United States is opening its newest track in the heart of San Francisco.

K1 Speed operates indoor go-kart tracks throughout the country, from the Southwest to Southern Florida and the Pacific Northwest.

The company’s newest facility is scheduled to open this week in San Francisco, the City by the Bay, and will be one of several in Northern California – the others being Santa Clara and Sacramento. Open to the public seven days a week and available for private rentals and parties, K1 Speed’s San Francisco center is a world-class entertainment venue that is designed not only to please motoring enthusiasts, but people of all ages and from all walks of life. Company co-owner Boris Said is a professional racecar driver with years of experience in all forms of motorsport, and his input allows the company to create an experience that will satisfy even the most ardent racing fan.

So what makes K1 Speed unique? Why choose K1 Speed for your go-karting adventures instead of the local amusement park or miniature golf course? Quite simply, K1 Speed has revolutionized go-kart racing in the United States through the introduction of two unique elements:

Indoor Go-kart Tracks – With indoor kart tracks, K1 Speed provides individuals with an opportunity to race every day of the year, regardless of, as the saying goes, rain, sleet, or snow. Residents of San Francisco know all too well that cold temperatures, heavy fog, and sudden rain showers can make planning outdoor events somewhat of a guessing game. By isolating racing activities indoors, K1 Speed can eliminate these variables and operate year-long. In places such as Seattle and Arizona, where temperature extremes on both ends are common, the reprieve provided by a fully enclosed space is welcomed by K1 Speed’s enthusiastic customer base. In San Francisco, the company is confident that the reception will be similar; an umbrella and several layers of clothing won’t be necessary items for a trip to the go-kart track anymore!

All-electric European Karts – Traditional go-kart venues rely on old, anemic, heavy, and cumbersome gas-powered karts. With frames that have seen years of abuse, bald tires, spot welds in several locations in an attempt to fix frame cracks, and motivation coming from underpowered lawn mower engines, these karts often fail to inspire both thrills and confidence. The karts at K1 Speed are several generations beyond these antiquated machines; they are designed in Europe – the heart of professional karting – and are powered by high-performance, zero-emission electric motors that produce 20hp. With instant torque available at all speeds, the karts at K1 Speed can reach speeds approaching 45mph. With that amount of speed on hand, however, the karts must be able to turn and stop properly as well. This is handled through racing slick tires, advanced chassis design, and a hydraulic brake on the rear axle. The karts at K1 Speed are the environmentally-friendly choice for high-speed thrills, and the company has built its success on their prowess.

If you feel the need for speed or are an adrenaline junky looking to satiate your need for excitement, indoor go-kart racing at K1 Speed San Francisco is for you. The company’s most popular race format is its Arrive & Drive races, which allow racers of all ages* to compete in 14-lap heats against the clock, any day of the week, any time of day. Simply show up, register, and queue up for your race! Helmets and training are provided.

For special events and parties, K1 Speed is happy to offer party packages, private room rentals, corporate packages, and even facility rentals. And for those looking to take on the sport of go-kart racing full-time, K1 Speed hosts the Challenge GP karting league, which attracts some of the best karters in the area; with your track and go-kart provided for you, there is no racing league in the country that’s more affordable!

*Please inquire about height requirements and other excluding factors.

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