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11950298935 40a7c1f499 b 2014 YOUTH KART RACING LEAGUE
If you feel that your pre-teen is the next Michael Schumacher or Danica Patrick, then our youth kart racing league is for you! Our Junior League is designed for children who are 4′ to 4’9″ in height and our Youth League is designed for children who are 4’10″ and up, both leagues are held on the same night. (Once a Jr. Driver has advanced and participated in one Adult Challenge G.P. race they can no longer participate in any Junior League event.) K1 Speed junior kart racing league provides children with invaluable lessons not only on racing, but sportsmanship and camaraderie as well. We believe that our youth kart league is a great way to spend time with your son or daughter, and can serve as a wonderful learning experience for both parents and their children! If you would like your son or daughter to become involved in youth kart racing, reserve a spot for your child in our racing league today, as space is limited!

Learn More about Our Youth Racing League
We believe that there is no better way to become involved with youth kart racing then with our youth racing league! The five month series is affordable, safe and accessible, and is intended to serve as an introduction to racing. As the youth kart racing league season progresses, drivers are able to use the experience to continuously improve their performance, and our timing system provides objective results which can be compared to previous races. We are proud of our youth kart league and are confident that you will not be disappointed with it!

During the series, each driver will participate in a Mini Grand Prix format race, consisting of a qualifying session to determine the starting order and a race for position. In the final round of the season drivers will compete in a full Grand Prix format race, which includes a practice session, qualifying session and 16 lap final. Our 12 round racing league series provides participants with the opportunity to experience the thrill of wheel-to-wheel racing, allows for extensive seat time, and even rewards top finishers with prizes and trophies – needless to say, we highly recommend it!

$40 PER RACE EVENT – 2 x FIVE RACE SEASONS

INCLUDES:

  • FREE T-SHIRT AT INITIAL REGISTRATION (First race of the season.)
  • FREE RACING LICENSE ( A $6.00 VALUE)
  • DISCOUNTED RACING FOR JR. LEAGUE MEMBERS TO PRACTICE ($15.00 A RACE)
  • 4-MINI GRAND PRIX RACES (12 LAP QUALIFIER/12 POSITION RACE)
  • 1-FINAL GRAND PRIX RACES (12 LAP PRACTICE/12 LAP QUALIFIER/12 POSITION RACE)
  • PRIZES AND AWARDS AT THE END OF EACH SEASON
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    SEASON 1*

    February 4 – Mini GP
    March 4 – Mini GP
    April 8 – Mini GP
    May 6 – Mini GP
    June 3 – Grand Prix Final

    SEASON 2*

    July 8 – Mini GP
    August 5 – Mini GP
    September 9 – Mini GP
    October 7 – Mini GP
    November 4 – Grand Prix Final

    *Dates subject to change.
    (Registration at 5:30PM race starts at 6:00PM)

    A minimum of 3 participants is required to run each event. Be advised that if there are 13 or more racers the event time will be dramatically increased due to expanded race heats.

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    11930647124 5c69bbcbcb b Americas Largest Indoor Karting Chain Expands Into Media
    K1 Speed, Inc., the largest operator of indoor karting centers in the United States, has purchased the longest-running karting publication in the country, GoRacing Magazine.

    Irvine, CA Friday, January 10, 2014 – With the purchase of GoRacing Magazine, K1 Speed Inc., the largest operator of indoor karting centers in the country, further expands its influence on the sport of kart racing. The company is with each passing year becoming a bigger name within the industry: it operates nearly two dozen indoor karting centers nationwide; offers a full line of karting apparel and gear through the company’s K1 Race Gear brand; and has plans for outdoor kart tracks in the near future. By purchasing GoRacing Magazine, a publication that has been serving the karting community for 18 years, K1 Speed aims to help further facilitate the sport’s growth in this country and beyond.

    A Future Focused on Content
    Under new direction, GoRacing Magazine will cover the sport of karting not only in America, but Europe as well. As Europe can be considered the current breeding ground of the sport’s elite, it only makes sense to include such coverage. Readers can expect to find routine updates on these subjects, thanks to a number of different partnerships that the company is currently pursuing with European press agencies. Additionally, both outdoor and indoor karting will find a home in the new GoRacing Magazine.

    This new approach – covering all facets of the sport and not simply top-level competition – will provide a number of unique opportunities for advertisers while helping create engaging content for readers. Put simply, the new GoRacing Magazine will be better-rounded, more comprehensive, and more enjoyable to read, while catering to a larger audience. The new aim for the publication will be greater accessibility by covering a greater degree of topics. Ultimately, professional CIK racers and hobbyists should both be able to find something of interest.

    The Ultimate Guardianship
    What makes this partnership such an ideal match is that K1 Speed is uniquely equipped to help bring GoRacing Magazine back to the forefront. It has the financial resources necessary to produce a robust publication and with more than 3.5 million customers in its database, a large potential readership as well. From an economic standpoint, K1 Speed possesses both the drive and assets needed to foster growth.

    In a more general sense, there is perhaps no more appropriate conservator for America’s longest-running karting publication than K1 Speed. The company has done tremendous work since its founding in 2003 to promote the sport of karting within the United States. Its centers have attracted literally millions of racers and the company hosts annual racing competitions – the Challenge GP race league – that routinely see a large and reliable turnout. By purchasing GoRacing Magazine, the company will be able to further its mission of promoting the sport in the United States.

    The current digital version of the magazine can be reached at www.goracingmagazine.com, but readers can expect big changes in the very near future. Among these changes is better coverage of race events, a greater number of features on racing culture and history, and helpful information on how to become involved in the sport. Novice and veteran racers alike will find that their magazine of choice is better than ever.

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    1506710 1449663368589942 1574300533 n Happy New Year! K1 Speed San Diego Now Open!
    It’s official! K1 Speed San Diego is now open ringing in the new year! Experience the latest in karting excitement with our new center in San Diego! Conveniently located just 2 blocks south of the Convention Center and Petco Park.

    This is the first K1 Speed center in Southern California with the latest Storm Karts and Protex barriers.

    K1 Speed San Diego
    1709 Main St
    San Diego, CA 92101
    Full center opening times
    Phone: (619) 241-4740

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    FormulaEGetty Leonardo DiCaprio and Other Big Names Back Electric Car Racing
    Leonardo DiCaprio is the latest big name to back an electric-car racing association meant to merge the interests of NASCAR fans and the environmentally concerned.

    DiCaprio has entered the fray in a combined effort with Monaco-based Venturi Automobiles. Together, they’re backing the 10th team that will participate in the first season of the Formula E car-racing championship. Richard Branson’s Virgin Racing team will also participate, as will as entrants from Audi and Andretti Autosport.

    DiCaprio announced his participation, as well as some of the motivation behind Formula E, via Twitter:

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    #cleanenergy cars are key to our planet’s future. Proud to be part @VenturiCars first #FormulaE Grand Prix team http://t.co/fELEnT7H2W

    While DiCaprio and others may see Formula E as a way to help integrate electric cars into the mainstream, the association is not just a do-gooder publicity stunt. It’s organized and sanctioned by the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile, which also oversees Formula 1 and the World Rally Championship.

    There’s another cool twist: Instead of taking place on the oval tracks that American race fans are accustomed to seeing, all Formula E races will take place on temporary street courses.

    Forumla E’s inaugural season will begin September 2014 and continue until June 2015. It will consist of 10 races scattered across the globe. The first race is scheduled for Sept. 13, 2014 in Beijing. Subsequent races will take place in Putrajaya, Malaysia; Rio de Janeiro; Punta del Este, Uruguay; Buenos Aires; Los Angeles; Miami; Monte Carlo and Berlin. The season’s final competition will be on June 27, 2015 in London.

    You can learn more about Formula E by visiting its official website. by Sam Laird

    11242238424 0868e8701e o Give the Gift of Speed!
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    The K1 Speed gift card can be redeemed at any K1 Speed location. Visit www.K1SPEED.com for details. Prices are per person, per gift card and cannot be split.

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