Irvine, CA January 17, 2014 – The nation’s largest go-kart company, K1 Speed, will cut the ribbon to their second San Diego facility Monday January 27th at 5pm, and celebrate a special event Sunday February 9th from 12pm-5pm. This location pays a special homage to the karting chain, which opened with their first facility in nearby Carlsbad 10 years ago.
“We couldn’t be more thrilled to kick off 2014, and our 10th year of business, with a trip back to San Diego County,” says Susan Danglard, co-founder of K1 Speed, “We’ve opened 18 centers since first breaking ground in Carlsbad, and it’s been a wonderful journey. We look forward to many more facilities and years of K1 to come.”
Residents of “America’s Finest City” will now be able to enjoy the thrill of indoor karting closer to the city center. The company’s new downtown location in Barrio Logan—situated near the historic Gaslamp Quarter and the bustling East Village—will be uniquely equipped, unlike any in the company’s history, to accommodate walk-in guests and groups looking to spend a night out on the town.
Ribbon Cutting – San Diego Chamber of Commerce
Monday, January 27th at 4:30pm
Sunday, February 9th from 12pm-5pm
1709 Main St.
San Diego, CA 92107
About K1 Speed:
Founded in 2003, K1 Speed is the premier karting company in America. With kart racing centers in San Diego, Los Angeles, Santa Clara, Sacramento, San Francisco, Seattle, the Inland Empire, Fort Lauderdale, Phoenix, Austin, Houston and several more facilities planned for the near future, K1 Speed brings the thrill and excitement of indoor karting to a large audience. Offering highly-advanced and environmentally-friendly electric karts as well as large indoor entertainment venues that feature authentic racing memorabilia, pit cafes, meeting rooms and pool tables, K1 Speed is a great place to visit with family and friends or to host a corporate event or party.
Heather Ford, reporter for FOX 5 San Diego, stopped by our newest center for a few laps.
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony conducted by the San Diego Chamber of Commerce will be on Monday, January 27th at 5pm.
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
February 4 – Mini GP
March 4 – Mini GP
April 8 – Mini GP
May 6 – Mini GP
June 3 – Grand Prix Final
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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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.
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