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Our go kart classes – we offer a race class for beginners and a racing class for advanced competitors – are a great way to learn more about karting and motorsport. If you would like to get involved with the sport of karting or are interested in improving your lap times with more advanced racing techniques, we would be happy to help. Karting is our passion at K1 Speed, and we are intimately familiar with the workings of our 20hp electric karts and the ins-and-outs of proper racing technique. If you are looking for an affordable race class, then our go kart racing class is for you! Please feel free to contact K1 Speed today for more information or to schedule a reservation.

Racing School Details
The Racing School is split in to 2 categories based on age and height requirements. The JUNIOR CLASS is for kids 6 to 11 years of age with a minimum height of 48″ and must have some karting experience. 10 seats available per class. The ADULT CLASS is for adults age 12 and up with a minimum height requirement of 4′ 10″ (58″) 12 seats available per class.

Racing School Schedule:

Seattle Location
Adult Class – June 23rd 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Adult Class – June 24th 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM

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Saturday, June 16, 2012 – NTC Park at Liberty Station

Road Runner Sports, 5553 Copley Drive, San Diego, CA 92111
Wednesday, June 13 from 2:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, June 14 from 11:00a.m.-4:00 p.m.

DAY OF EVENT – NTC Park at Liberty Station
Registration begins at 7am; Start time: 8:25am Run, 8:30am Walk

Come join the Philip Rivers 5K presented by EDCO benefiting The Rivers of Hope Foundation! The Third Annual Philip Rivers 5K presented by EDCO will take place June 16th, 2012 at NTC Park at Liberty Station. This event will be fun for the whole family that will include food, drinks, and fun for everyone. Visit the K1 Speed booth and receive discounts and photo ops with K1 girls and kart. By registering for this event you will receive an all-inclusive package including:

  • Opportunity to walk/ run along the water in NTC Park at Liberty Station in Point Loma
  • Hand-signed Philip Rivers football card to the first 1,500
  • Gaglione Brothers sandwich voucher
  • SportClips haircut voucher*
  • Capriott’s sandwich voucher
  • Commemorative Philip Rivers 5K t-shirt
  • Race gift bag with amenities from 5K sponsors

    The entire family is invited to join the fun post-race party which includes:

  • Live music
  • Complimentary food court – Gaglione Brother’s, Capriotti’s, Slater’s 50/50, Wings n’ Things, Simple Nutrition, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Noodles & Company and Papa Johns will provide an array of food samples for you to enjoy
  • Kids Fun Zone – touch down to fun inside the Kids Fun Zone featuring
    bounce houses provided by L.B. Jumpers Express
    games and activities provided by Kid Ventures
  • Autograph booth presented by Novatel Wireless – featuring current/ former Chargers players and local celebrities**
  • Awards Ceremony – prizes include

    Overall Winners

  • 1st place (Men’s and Women’s) – Commemorative medal, two tickets to SeaWorld, Sunglasses from Red Star World Wear and prizes from RoadRunner Sports
  • 2nd place (Men’s and Women’s) – Commemorative medal, two tickets to SeaWorld, Sunglasses from Red Star World Wear and prizes from RoadRunner Sports
  • 3rd place (Men’s and Women’s) – Commemorative medal, two tickets to SeaWorld, Sunglasses from Red Star World Wear and prizes from RoadRunner Sports
  • Age Group Winners
    1st place in each age division will receive a Commemorative medal and two tickets to SeaWorld

    *Certain restrictions may apply.
    **Please note: Celebrities will be available for autographs following the race. No memorabilia is permitted on the property nor will it be signed. Philip Rivers will not be signing autographs at the booth.


    Grab your Dad or Grad and head to Main St in Downtown Huntington Beach to join the fun at the 5th Annual Chili At the Beach on Father’s Day Weekend! Visit the K1 Speed booth in front of Huntington Surf and Sport.

    Saturday, June 16, 2012
    11:00 am – 6:00 pm
    Downtown Main St.

    The Main event features the Annual Chili Cook Off with Chili & Salsa Teams competing for awards in three categories:
    Best Tasting
    Most Creative Chili Name
    Most Enthusiastic Team

    Featured Attractions

  • Marketplace with 60 vendors displaying products, activities and gifts for men
  • Musical Entertainment on two stages and roving street performers
  • Children’s Activities with kid’s rides, games and entertainment
  • Downtown boutiques and restaurants galore!!
  • Beer Garden on The Strand(5th St)
  • Attendance is free. Chili tasting tickets range from $5-$23

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    Spend some quality time with Dad this Father’s Day. Take him to any K1 Speed and get 3 races for only $40! BUY 2 RACES, GET 1 FREE. That a savings of $20!

    To find a K1 Speed center near you CLICK HERE


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    K1 Speed, Inc., the largest indoor karting company in the country, is breaking ground on its newest location in San Francisco.

    Irvine, California (June 6, 2012) – With the opening of its newest center scheduled for August 2012 in San Francisco, K1 Speed – the largest indoor karting company in the United States – is introducing the adrenaline-pumping thrills of karting to a whole new audience. Founded in Southern California in 2003, the company is finally set to take over Northern California, with no less than four locations planned for the area, including Santa Clara now open, San Francisco, Pleasanton and Sacramento. Its San Francisco location is built with the community in mind – from zero-emission electric karts to energy efficient lighting, the center is built to have a small environmental impact – and should provide a unique and exciting new place for residents to unwind and have fun.

    The K1 Speed Difference – All-electric Karting
    K1 Speed redefined what karting is when it was founded almost 10 years ago. With poorly maintained outdoor tracks littering the country, often at amusement parks right alongside miniature golf courses, the sport of go-kart racing had lost its luster in the United States. K1 Speed sought to change that and it took a page out of Europe’s approach to karting to do so. K1 Speed’s tracks are professionally designed and are built indoors, allowing for racing every day of the year in any weather. The tracks are also designed with safety in mind; as opposed to spare tires jutting out of the ground, K1 Speed utilizes TecPro safety barriers. Perhaps the biggest distinguishing feature, however, are K1 Speed’s karts.

    Unlike outdoor kart tracks, which have anemic, poorly maintained, gas-powered karts that are loud, noxious, and heavy, K1 Speed utilizes zero-emission, all-electric European karts. Built in the same style of the world championship kart chassis that Formula One drivers learn their trade in, K1 Speed’s karts provide genuine thrills and an authentic racing experience. In fact, they can reach speeds approaching 45mph on the company’s ¼ mile indoor tracks! The machines have superb handling, braking, and response and are about as close as you can get to driving a formula car without having a Super License. For people who have never raced at K1 Speed before, the difference between its karts and the go-karts of old is striking, and must be experienced firsthand to appreciate.

    Racing Packages – Public and Private Racing Available
    With the exception of private closures, K1 Speed is open to the public 365 days a year. In San Francisco, where rain, wind, and cloud cover are always a possibility, residents can satiate their adrenaline needs without worry of inclement weather. In fact, they don’t even need a reservation or appointment. The company’s Arrive & Drive race program – a 14-lap race against the clock with up to 12 karts on track at a time – is a popular option that is easily affordable and accessible for racers of all skill levels. Individuals can buy one race or a package of three, and can even buy gift cards for friends and family.

    If racing with a party of 8 or more people, you may be interested in K1 Speed’s racing packages. With a variety of packages to choose from, including the company’s popular Grand Prix challenge, budget-friendly Mini Grand Prix, and the ultimate Le Mans Endurance event, you’re sure to find a package that suits your needs, whether you’re a novice or veteran racer. These race packages are perfect for birthday parties, bachelor parties, team building exercises, and corporate events, and provide groups with reserved race times and exclusive use of the track during their heats.

    Unique Indoor Karting Centers
    K1 Speed prides itself on operating world-class entertainment venues, not simply indoor go-kart tracks. Each of the dozen centers currently open or in development feature museum-quality collections of racing memorabilia, artwork, and genuine racecars, as well as spacious lounges that are outfitted with plasma screen televisions, leather couches, club-like lighting, and Pit Café snack bars. Unlike traditional go-kart tracks, where your off-track experience is an afterthought, K1 Speed wants you to have as much fun off of the track as you do on the track. So visit K1 Speed’s newest center, opening in the San Francisco market!