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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!

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    Come join us at the Official Pre-Party for VidCon 2012: Go Karts and Food Trucks at K1 Speed indoor kart racing in Anaheim!

    Tubefilter and Big Frame are taking over the racetrack for the official VidCon kickoff party. Drop in, hang out, and race with some of the biggest names on YouTube!

    RSVP here: tubefilter.com/speed

    Enjoy discounted racing during the event! You won’t want to miss out!

    Official Pre-Party of VidCon 2012
    Go Karts and Food Trucks
    Hosted by Tubefilter and Big Frame

    Wednesday, June 27, 2012
    7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

    K1 Speed – Anaheim
    1000 North Edward Ct
    Anaheim, CA 92806

    We’ll have food trucks, KogiBBQ, The Burnt Truck, Dogzilla and Archie’s Ice Cream confirmed (updates to come) as well as other surprises. Here’s a video from DeStorm Power to get you in the mood:

    RSVP at tubefilter.com/speed before tickets run out!

    VidCon Schedule:

    Wednesday – Official VidCon Pre-Party at K1 Speed Anaheim
    Thursday – Industry Day – June 28, 2012 (Held at the Anaheim Hilton)
    Friday – VidCon Day 1 – June 29, 2012
    Saturday – VidCon Day 2 – June 30, 2012
    Sunday- Disney Day – July 1, 2012

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    Join us Thursday, June 7th from 6pm-9pm for K1 Speed Austin’s Grand Opening Celebration. Enjoy live entertainment and racing! Keep an eye out for Red Bull handing out FREE energy drinks! Local vendors in attendance: The Austin Grand Prix, Formula Expo, Fiat of Austin, Wahoo’s Fish Taco and many more! Portion of the proceeds go to the LIVESTRONG Foundation.

    K1 Speed Austin
    2500 McHale Court Ste. C
    Austin, TX 78758

    Located in North Austin just south of THE DOMAIN off Burnet Rd and McHale Court.

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