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2023 K1 Speed e-World Championship Recap!

karts enter the track at k1 circuit as part of the k1 speed world championship event

The K1 Speed e-World Championship Returns!

After a four-year break due to the pandemic, the K1 Speed e-World Championship returned recently during a private event held at K1 Circuit ahead of its opening (not open yet – still under construction!).


Braving 107-degree heat and a “green” track, racers pushed themselves to the limit for a chance to get the grand prize and title of K1 Speed’s second-ever e-World Champion.

The US Championship

peyton phillips, giovanni perez-d'amico and sean ohearn stand on the podium for the us champs at k1 circuit

The U.S. Championship was hotly contested, but it was the very first K1 Speed U.S. Champion, Peyton Phillips from Austin who successfully defended his title. Runner-up was Giovanni Perez-D’Amico from Phoenix and Sean O’Hearn from Irvine made up the third and final podium spot:


2023 United States Championship Top 3*


  1. Peyton Phillips
  2. Giovanni Perez-D’Amico
  3. Sean O’Hearn

The e-World Championship

Peyton Phillips, Sean OHearn, and Giovanni Perez-D'Amico stand on the podium as the top 3 of the 2023 k1 speed eworld championship

The e-World Championship saw the Americans compete against the best from K1 Speed Canada, K1 Speed Puerto Rico, and K1 Speed Mexico for a shot at the $20,000 grand prize.


Peyton Phillips qualified on pole for the main event and held on to the first position after the first lap. However, Sean O’Hearn didn’t make it easy for his compatriot and stayed glued to Phillips’ bumper for most of the 8-lap race. In the end, Peyton Phillips defended his title of K1 Speed e-World Champion yet again, with O’Hearn finishing second. Giovanni Perez-D’Amico made sure the United States swept the podium and finished in the third position.


2023 K1 Speed e-World Championship Top 3*


  1. Peyton Phillips
  2. Sean O’Hearn
  3. Giovanni Perez-D’Amico

B-Main Race

Rachel Hart, Armand Deligny and Cory Salerno stand on the podium at K1 Circuit

The U.S. Championship and World Championship weren’t the only races to be held, either. We also held a B-Main race for the Americans who didn’t make it through to the final U.S. Championship race. At the end, it was a full K1 Speed Canton sweep with Rachel Hart finishing first, Armand Deligny finishing second, and Cory Salerno finishing third:


B-Main Race Top 3*


  1. Rachel Hart
  2. Armand Deligny
  3. Cory Salerno

Highlights Video


Want to see the event in action? Watch a quick highlights video from the event below!

Don’t Miss Out – Qualify For Next Year!


Now that the e-World Championship is back, make sure you’re competing in your K1 Speed’s race leagues! As of 2023, our Challenge GP series for adults, teens, and juniors is the only way you can get to the championships moving forward.


The top 3 finishers of the Adult, Teen, and Junior Challenge GP standings at the end of the year will move on to the State Championships (where applicable) and National Championships for their shot at the e-World Championship event. Teens and Adults will compete at K1 Circuit for the National/World Championship, while Juniors will race at a location to be determined for their National / World Championships.


For more information, please visit our World Championship page by hitting the button below.


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