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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

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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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The Skip Barber Karting Scholarship Shootout is the largest and single most important event for karters transitioning into race cars. Past winners of Shoot-out awards include A.J. Allmendinger, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Ricky Taylor, Jonathan Goring, Joel Miller, and 2010 Skip Barber National drivers Spencer Pigot and Felix Serralles. Scholarships are courtesy of Skip Barber Racing School, MAZDASPEED Motorsports Development and the FIA Motor Sport Safety Development Fund. The Skip Barber Karting Scholarship Shootout is a critical component of the MAZDASPEED Motorsports Development ladder: a fully integrated motorsports ladder comprised of the Skip Barber Racing School Summer and Winter Series, USF2000, and Star Mazda.

Karting Scholarship Shootout Awards:

1st place: Full Season in the Skip Barber Racing School Mazda 2012-2013 Winter or 2013 Summer Series
2nd place: $25,000 Race Series Scholarship
3rd place: $20,000 Race Series Scholarship
4th place: $15,000 Race Series Scholarship
5th place: $10,000 Race Series Scholarship
** All scholarships funds are spread out over each race event throughout the course of the 2012 season, and cannot be applied to only a few select events.

Available 3 Day Racing Schools for driver eligilibility into the Karting Shootout:
- August 29 – August 31, Road Atlanta
- September 24 – September 26, Sebring International Raceway
- September 24 – September 26, Lime Rock Park

Minimum eligibility:
1. Current outdoor and indoor karting experience
2. Skip Barber Racing School 3 Day Racing School, or two Advanced Activity days prior to Shootout.

Maximum eligibility:
1. No professional racing experience.
2. No Skip Barber Racing School racing experience
3. Participants must be at least 13 years old and cannot be more than 25 years old at the date of the shootout.
4. Maximum of 12 advanced activity days (not racing) from the 2011 to 2012 Skip Barber Karting Scholarship Shootout.



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This summer, three women will be looking for love on the new relationship series “3,” which premiered with a special 90-minute episode on Sunday, July 22 (9:00 – 10:30 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

The inaugural cast of “3″ will consist of 29-year-old entrepreneur April Francis, 34-year-old pharmaceutical sales rep Rachel Harley and 24-year-old model Libby Lopez. The series is hosted by Alex Miranda.

“3″ is a new relationship series in which three single women of different ages, life experiences and backgrounds meet for the first time with a common goal – to find true love. During their journey, the women meet nearly 100 men before they begin to narrow down their suitors. As they search for a partner, they share their lives and emotionally support one another during the dating and decision making process.

Watch Joe take April out to K1 Speed Austin – CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE VIDEO
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Catch the next “3″ on Sunday’s at 9pm ET on CBS.

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Indoor Kart Racing Lets You Enjoy Racing & AC

Kart racing can get your adrenalin pumping as you dash down the straightaways and negotiate hair pin turns. But this is no fun if the Summer sun is beating down on you and you’re choking on the fumes and dust of your fellow drivers. Well science has come to the rescue. K1 Speed has replaced the karts’ gasoline engines with powerful electric motors which makes things quieter and eliminates the fumes. And since there are no fumes you can bring the whole course indoors and enjoy racing in air-conditioned comfort. K1 Speed has setup shop in Austin in a huge warehouse area on McHale Court just south of the Intersection of Burnet Road and Braker Lane.