Our most recent opening brings K1 Speed electric indoor kart racing excitement to the mid-west! K1 Speed is please to announce the opening of the Buffalo Grove, IL center, just 35 miles northwest of Chicago.
In addition to two tracks, the Buffalo Grove facility boasts a number of meeting rooms and the very first K1 Speed facility with a full restaurant and bar – the Sky Box Bar and Grill!
With this latest addition, K1 Speed brings world class entertainment, corporate meeting facilities and racing excitement to the Chicago area.
K1 Speed | Buffalo Grove
301 Hastings Dr
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
Phone: (847) 941-9400
Join us for Fan Appreciation Night this Saturday, April 27th when the Ducks take on the Phoenix Coyotes at 7:00 p.m.
All fans in attendance will receive a FREE 2012-13 Anaheim Ducks Team Photo AND a 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs decal! Fans will have several opportunities to win great prizes throughout the evening including game-used jerseys off the backs of your Anaheim Ducks players after the game! Ducks Car Flags will also be on sale for only $5 so make sure you stop by one of the kiosks during the game to pick yours up!
Fans will have an opportunity to win FREE Race Passes courtesy of K1 Speed. Announcer will pick the LUCKY ROW that will WIN a FREE RACE! See you at the game and Go Ducks!
Mayor Villaraigosa officially welcomed the FIA Formula E Championship to Los Angeles today, Earth Day, becoming one of 10 global cities to host the world’s first fully-electric Formula E race, commencing in 2014.
Formula E is a new FIA championship that brings electric vehicle racing to the people, as city centres around the world play host to an electric energy World Championship designed to promote interest and investment in electric vehicles and sustainable motoring.
Los Angeles was selected to host one of the races by Championship promoters Formula E Holdings in part due to its robust and burgeoning electric vehicle infrastructure, in particular Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s (LADWP) Electric Vehicle Program. Additional cities already chosen to host races include Miami; London and Rome in Europe; Beijing and Putrajaya in Asia; and, Buenos Aires and Rio de Janiero in South America, with two locations to be announced.
“By hosting Formula E Championship races here, we ensure our place as a leader in the charge to generate awareness for electric vehicles and their benefits,” Mayor Villaraigosa said. “By selecting Los Angeles as the site of their Championship races, Formula E Holdings brings international attention to our City’s electric vehicle infrastructure programs and increased tourism revenue to our City.”
To date, the City has made significant advancements to prepare for and encourage the wider use of electric vehicles. Los Angeles has upgraded or installed 121 public electric vehicle charging stations, streamlined the permitting process necessary to upgrade electrical panels in homes and businesses, and issued rebates for in-home electric charger equipment and installation fees as part of their ‘Charge Up LA’ program.
“We are very thankful to the Mayor and the authorities for the enthusiastic welcome they have given our Championship and are honoured to have Los Angeles on board to host Formula E and share our passion for promoting sustainable motoring,” said Alejandro Agag, CEO of Formula E Holdings. “Los Angeles’ iconic landmarks provide a perfect backdrop to bring to life the excitement of Formula E racing, while at the same time, inspiring people to believe in the electric vehicle for their own personal use. The LA race is also going to have a real positive impact on the City by creating many new job opportunities together with considerable amounts in visitor spending and of course a great sense of community pride.”
The Los Angeles Formula E race is planned to take place on city streets in downtown LA although a number of routes are still being considered. Ten teams with two drivers each will participate in the races, which last approximately one hour using fully electric cars capable of reaching speeds of more than 140mph (220kph) with zero emissions.
“Los Angeles is the car capital of the world, and it’s fast becoming the EV capital of the world,” Ron Nichols, LADWP General Manager, added. “We are very excited to have the Formula E Championship here and to showcase the city’s achievements in expanding EV charging infrastructure and promoting EV use among our customers.”
As part of the event, crowds were treated to a display along Hope Street of the Formula E car adorned in an American flag design and driven by ex-Formula 1 racer and official Formula E test driver Lucas di Grassi.
Formula DRIFT presented by GoPro begins the tenth season of competition with Round 1: Streets of Long Beach. Daijiro Yoshihara in the America’s Tire / Falken Tire Nissan S13 takes the victory and leads the championship points chase.
Round 1: Streets of Long Beach started off the tenth season of Formula DRIFT presented by GoPro to a sell out crowd. Fans were treated to a vendor village, Slammed Society car show, a display of vehicles from the Targa Trophy and a skateboard demo from the Action Sports Kids Foundation of Long Beach. Click here to read more…
Round 1: Streets of Long Beach Event Results
1. Yoshihara, Daijiro America’s Tire / Falken Tire Nissan S13
2. Gittin Jr., Vaughn Monster Energy / Nitto Ford Mustang
3. Forsberg, Chris NOS Energy Drink / Hankook Nissan 370Z
Think you have what it takes to race against professional Drift and ALMS drivers?! The Falken Tire Motosports Team will be at K1 Speed Torrance Sunday, April 21st from 10am-1pm! Five lucky Fast Lap winners will have the chance to race against Falken Tire Motorsports Team. Meet & greet drivers and autograph session to follow so get to Torrance early!
Sunday, April 21, 2013
10am – 1pm
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
10AM: Doors Open
10:30AM: Raffel for FREE Races
11AM-11:30AM: Team Falken meet and greet and autograph session
11:30AM: Racing begins
12:45AM: Awards ceremony
Congrats to the Fast Lap Winners:
With kids off for Spring Break, now is the perfect time to come and try out the new Junior karts at the Irvine K1 Speed center. K1 Speed Irvine can now handle Adults and Junior Racers 48″ and up.
Race over to K1 Speed Irvine tomorrow and bring the whole family!
For more information about Junior Karting CLICK HERE
K1 Speed Irvine
17221 Von Karman Ave,
Irvine, CA 92614
Phone: (949) 250-0242