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Come celebrate Cinco de Mayo with us at the Sheckler Foundation SKATE FOR A CAUSE event this Saturday 10am-5pm to raise awareness for children with autism and their families.



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Anyone familiar with contemporary motor racing, of nearly any kind, knows the name Boris Said. His shock of curly dark brown hair, signature goatee and his success in so many forms of motorsport have made him a household name in households where racing is spoken.

In his 25-year career as a race car driver, Said has competed in the United States, Europe and Australia in everything from off road races to stock cars, prototypes and sports sedans in sprint and endurance racing. Beginning in 1988 as the Sports Car Club of America’s Rookie of the Year, Said went on to win Showroom Stock GT at the Runoffs for three consecutive years. Those successes led him from the ranks of amateur to professional racing driver, and to this day, Said is the only American driver to have won the 24 Hours of the Nurburgring.

In addition to his successes in Europe, Said has competed in the SCCA Trans Am series, IMSA in which he won 15 races, including the 1997 and 1998 Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona and the 1998 12 Hours of Sebring. Said also began racing in the NASCAR series in 1997 with the then-titled Craftsman Truck Series. His experience in sports racing led other NASCAR teams to employ him as a driving coach to other Sprint Cup drivers when the tour visited road courses such as Infineon and Watkins Glen.

In addition to co-owning K1 Speed karting centers and running his BMW dealership in Murrieta, Calif., Said still maintains a racing schedule on three continents. Clearly, he isn’t slowing down. caught up with him by phone.


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2 LIMITED TIME OFFER: Allen Berg Racing Schools 2 Hour Driver Program

Special 2-hour Formula Car Driver Program at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, CA.

Date: Thursday, May 3rd, 2012
Offer expires Friday, March 30th, 2012


When you purchase the program you will be emailed a confirmation number and a list of available time slots to register for.

Whether you’re looking for a once in a lifetime experience, or you’re a driving enthusiast in search of critique, Allen Berg Racing School offers world class instruction featuring direct consultation with former Formula 1 driver, Allen Berg.

ABRS uses state-of-the-art race cars to provide exceptional programs at classic motorsports venues from Western Canada to California. Whether you are seeking an unforgettable experience for your next corporate event, starting a racing career, or looking for a new adventure, our professional instructors and proven curriculum will provide the fundamentals that will allow you to drive our racecars to the limit. No matter the reason for the need, Allen Berg Racing Schools is the place where racing dreams are made and expectations are met.

K1 Speed is offering a special Driving Program in ABRS’ immaculately prepared Formula race cars–lapping around Auto Club Speedway road circuit led by one of our experienced instructors. Normally students would need to spend over $1700 in order to drive the Formula cars. But K1 Speed has worked a deal with ABRS to offer a special Two-Hour Driving Program for the low price of $300.

Listed below is what is included in the deal:
• 25 minute session in our authentic immaculately prepared Formula race cars –lapping around Auto Club Speedway road circuit led by one of our experienced instructors.
• 20 minute ride along track orientation session in road car with Instructor – an opportunity for the guest to learn the track layout, driving lines, curves, which gear to use, braking points – all explained clearly by one of our instructors
• 20 minute classroom session – outlining the operation and controls of the race car, how to enter and exit the race car, how to shift gears.
• Photo with race car (static) posted to Flicker
• On board video free of charge
• ABRS K1 Gift Bag – gift items and materials provided by ABRS and its sponsor partners
• ABRS Certificate of completion
• Optional on board camera video of each students session – a feature normally only offered in our 1, 2 and 3 day programs
• Optional Photo Plaque – each student standing beside or sitting in race car in their suit and helmet
• $200 off of any ABRS 1, 2 or 3 day program purchased within 90 days of ABRS K1 events

• All guests must be capable of driving a manual transmission.
• Minimum / maximum height restriction 5’0” – 6’6”
• Maximum weight 260 lbs
• Students would participate under terms and conditions as listed on ABRS website
• All guests and spectators will sign track liability waiver upon entering premises.
• Participants will be required to complete and sign damage liability form
• ABRS will offer an optional reduced insurance liability policy (fee of $100), reducing student’s maximum exposure from $4500 to $500.
• Programs operate rain or shine – courses are only delayed if ABRS determines extreme rain causes conditions to become a safety hazard (however ACS is excellent for track drainage and the possibility for this during our months of operation are extremely remote)

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Fans eagerly gathered for the first 2012 Austin Grand Prix Downtown Watch Party on Sunday afternoon to kick off the season with the 2012 Formula 1 Qantas Australian Grand Prix.

One of Austin’s most iconic downtown restaurants, Z’Tejas Southwestern Grill, welcomed F1 fans from Austin, Dallas, San Francisco, New York, Kansas City, DC, London, Germany and beyond. Fan enjoyed the delicious brunch buffet of southwestern and Tex-Mex fare, including an item I can’t seem to find anywhere outside of Austin – Migas. Migas are eggs scrambled with tortilla chip strips, japanelos, salsa fresca and cheese – delicious! The location was ideal, the staff attentive and friendly, and the food and service, world-class. Thank you Z’Tejas!

In the multi-level private house fans had multiple options for enjoying the race – including a downstairs viewing room with a 10′ high-def screen and 60″ LCD complete with heart-pumping sound system. Upstairs, guest had the option to stay indoors or venture to the outdoor patio and enjoy the perfect Austin weather while still keeping up with the action on a large LCD screen nearby. Special thanks to IES for outfitting Z’Tejas into a rivaling F1 media center!

Our fans were lucky to be some of the first in Austin to meet the crew from K1 Speed – the nation’s largest indoor kart racing chain that runs on high performance, zero-emission European electric karts. In just a few short weeks, Austin’s own K1 Speed loction will open and our 15 lucky K1 Speed gift card winners will be able to put them to good use. On Sunday fans were able to check out one of their karts on display and hop on in. Everyone is excited about this new venue and we’ll be sure to keep you up to date on their grand opening. I must admit, I can’t wait to get out there and take one for a spin…Thank you K1 Speed!

We’ll continue to share the F1 excitement with friends and fans throughout downtown Austin this season. We’ve chosen a handful of races to host watch parties, with China being the next race on the calendar on April 15. Stay tuned for more details.

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K1 Speed, the largest indoor karting company in the United States, is teaming up with Skip Barber and professional racecar driver Patricio Jourdain for a challenging, rewarding, and completely unique racing series. The K1 ProWest GP series will provide amateurs and novices alike an opportunity to reach the next rung on the ladder of their racing careers. Many of the top drivers in the world began their careers in karts before stepping onto advanced driving schools and feeder racing leagues, and the ProWest GP series will provide just such an opportunity for three lucky and worthy participants.

K1 Speed hosts Challenge GP racing leagues at each of its indoor karting centers, located nationwide from California to Florida. These leagues typically consist of six local races run over the course of half a year, with prizes awarded to top drivers at the conclusion of the series. These racing leagues have proven extremely popular; so popular that K1 Speed decided to take the next step. Unlike the Challenge GP series, which is local and exclusive to each track, the ProWest GP series will take place at seven of K1 Speed’s indoor karting centers spanning a greater part of the Western United States, from Northern California to Phoenix, Arizona. Quite simply, the ProWest GP series is far grander in scale than anything ever offered by K1 Speed or any other indoor karting company in the United States!

A racing series that is larger in scale requires more skilled and experienced competitors and a truly grand, “grand” prize.

To reward the winners of the ProWest GP series, K1 Speed has teamed up with Skip Barber, the most reputable and well-respected racing school in the United States. The Top 3 finishers – first, second, and third place – in the ProWest GP series will each receive a three-day Formula racing school at Skip Barber, valued at $4,400! This school is not simply an incredible opportunity to drive open-wheel racecars on the track and enhance one’s skills with professional tutelage – it could have the potential to be a stepping stone to a permanent career in racing. For aspiring racecar drivers, the opportunity speaks for itself. The winners will also receive Nomex racing gloves and boots from K1 Race Gear, a GoPro camera and sunglasses by Gatorz. Prizes will be awarded to the top 10 finishers.

To ensure that the level of competition is befitting the quality and stature of the race series, K1 Speed is also teaming up with professional racecar driver Patricio Jourdain. At each of the eight events, Patricio Jourdain will be providing professional feedback so that the competitors can fine-tune their lines, braking points, and throttle inputs to maximize their lap times and defend their position while on track. Drivers will also be asked to pass certain basic criteria. As K1 Speed and Skip Barber are expecting the best of the best to participate – from veteran indoor karters to professional shifter kart racers – drivers are required to be 16 years of age or older, have previous racing experience, or have participated in the Challenge GP or a K1 Speed racing class. Races will be run with K1 Speed’s all-electric indoor karts.

K1 Pro West GP Series Event Details.

While the Challenge GP is run twice yearly and consists of six events, the K1 Speed ProWest GP by Patricio Jourdain will consist of eight events and be run alongside the Formula One season. The first event takes place in April, 2012 at K1 Speed Carlsbad in San Diego County, CA, and the season concludes at K1 Speed Irvine in Orange County, CA in November, 2012. At each event, a 105 percent rule will be in place, similar to that of the 107 percent rule in Formula One. If a driver fails to set a fast lap within 105 percent of the fastest lap during a race, he or she will be unable to continue at that event. However, only a participant’s top 6 events are counted, so if one (or even two) events are missed or a person performs poorly, there is still every chance of earning a season victory.

Each event will consist of four separate track sessions: a 14 lap practice session to aquaint oneself with the track, two 14 lap qualifying sessions, and a 16 lap final race with grid start based on qualifying results. As in Formula One, points will be awarded based on finishing position, and these points (excluding the worst two results) will be tallied up at the end of the season to determine the Top 3.

To register for this event, contact your local K1 Speed indoor karting center or you can secure your seat by registering on-line. Participants will receive exclusive K1 Speed ProWest GP-branded gloves, head sock, and t-shirt, as well as 16 race credits ($320 value) that can be used at any K1 Speed facility. At each of the eight race, lunch will be provided ($80 value). The events will take place at the following K1 Speed karting centers: Carlsbad, Anaheim, Torrance, Santa Clara, Irvine (twice), Ontario, and Phoenix. Racers are responsible for travel and accomodation expenses.

The K1 Speed ProWest GP Series by Patricio Jourdain is unlike any other indoor karting series in America. In association with GoPro Camera, Gatorz Sunglasses, K1 Race Gear, and Skip Barber Racing School, K1 Speed invites karters from across the country to compete to win a three-day Formula driving school and the title of ProWest GP champion!

Detailed information on the event can be downloaded here.

Series Fee Includes:

  • Entry to each race event, including lunch!
  • 16 Race Credits that may be used at any K1 facility.
  • Annual Pro License.
  • K1 Pro West GP branded gloves, head sock and t-shirt.
  • Grand Prix Format: Practice, Qual 1, Qual 2, Final.
  • 14 Lap Practice, 14 Lap Qual 1, 14 Lap Qual 2, 16 Lap Race.
  • Prizes will be awarded to the Top 10 points leaders at the end of the series.

Grand Prize:

  • A 3-day Formula Racing School at Skip Barber – a $4,400 retail value!
  • K1 Race Gear Equipment
  • Go Pro Camera
  • Gatorz Sunglasses

Reserve your Seat Today!