“If you’re stumped for something fun, exciting and a little different to do, I would highly recommend heading over to K1 Speed. My daughter just turned 9 and wanted to do something new and adventurous on her birthday; wise for her age, she knew that driving at top speeds around an indoor race track was NOT just for boys or grown-ups. It sounded like it would be a blast. Guess what? It was! Just check out the video below…
My four little girlies were revved up and ready for some action as they suited up and were strapped into their electric race karts. The birthday girl’s heart was pounding and she was grinning ear-to-ear. The girls chattered away and squealed with delight as they jumped up and down ready to head to the track.
The track itself is pretty big with lots of twists and turns to help authenticate the racing experience. We lucked out and arrived early enough on a weekday that the girls had the whole track to themselves and were able to race against only each other.
The junior racers are allowed 12 laps for their race. Each lap is timed and shows up on flatscreen monitors around the track. Plus, there’s a huge wall display showing the place and lap times of each racer. It was all very exciting for them! As they whizzed by me as fast as their bravery would allow them to go, they couldn’t contain their smiles and even managed a wave during their drive-by.
After each race, they ran up to the desk to grab their score sheets for proof of who came in 1st place. Three races at 12 laps each seemed just enough to satisfy their demand for adventure and make for a ridiculously happy birthday celebration which will not soon be forgotten. In fact, they were already planning our next trip to K1 Speed before we even made it back in to the car for our (way less adventurous) ride home.
We live in North Orange County, so the nearest K1 Speed for us is in Anaheim at 1000 N. Edward Ct., Anaheim. You can check out their website at K1Speed.com for a list of all of their locations throughout SoCal, as well as information about costs, group discounts, parties, and any other information that you may need.”
Freddie Wong and Brandon Laatsch break down one of their funnest shoots shot by shot, Real Life Mario Kart! shot at K1 Speed Anaheim. They received hundreds of requests for the return of the commentaries and podcasts. You can tweet Freddie and Brandon at: @BrandonJLa and @fwong
DO YOU WANT TO SEE A SEQUEL?!?!?
freddiew : Real Life Mario Kart!
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This spring the Sheckler Foundation launched the Be The Change project. The social network was activated, hundreds of people submitted their plans to Be The Change in their community and they nominated four causes to be voted on by you. The Native American Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe won the 1st Be The Change online call to action, and received the most votes for their plans to build a skatepark on their reservation in Washington State.
Join us and watch the S’Klallam Tribe BTC Skatepark Episode 1 as we document the journey on how the Sheckler Foundation is partnering with the S’Klallam tribe and members of their community to see this skatepark built!!!
Attention Race Fans! Visit the LA Auto Show and stop by the K1 Speed booth in Kentia Hall. Come see the K1 Girls for special discounts that are redeemable at all K1 Speed Kart Racing Locations. After the show stop by our nearest Southern California centers including Torrance, Irvine, Anaheim, Ontario and Carlsbad. Race at one of the best indoor race tracks featuring Eco-friendly electric karts in the nation.
Located at the Los Angeles Convention Center, the show runs from November 30-December 9, 2012, This is where Automobile Manufacturers give us a glimpse into their worlds of design and creation.
These elite manufacturers come to Los Angeles to showcase their newest visions of what automobiles are, can, and should be. Anything you can think of will be there from Karts to Concepts.
This is like Christmas come early to any car enthusiast. Don’t forget to pick up some K1 gift cards for the racer in your life!
Also, we have a special guest at our booth this year. Teen Road to Safety will be displaying their custom Ford Mustang Police Car! For more information visit TeenRoadtoSafety.com.
K1 Speed Locations – CLICK HERE
LA AUTO SHOW HOURS
Weekdays: 11am – 10pm
Saturdays: 9am – 10pm
Sundays: 9am – 8pm
The show entrance closes one hour prior to the show closing.
Save $4 on Opening Day
Save $2 off weekday tickets
Los Angeles Convention Center
1201 S. Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 741-1151, ext. 3
K1 Speed Will Be Closed Thanksgiving Day So That Our Employees Can Be With Their Families. We Will Be Open For Normal Business Hours On Friday, November 23rd at 11 am.
From all of us at K1 Speed…Have a Happy Thanksgiving!