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Fast Wednesday: Set the Quickest Lap, Win Free Races

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We love a good kart racing competition here at K1 Speed. That’s why we’re bringing back an old favorite – Fast Wednesday at K1 Speed!

 

What is Fast Wednesday?

 

K1 Speed’s Fast Wednesday is a weekly fastest lap competition held at every indoor kart track* of ours that’s currently open.

 

Competition Break Down

 

The whole Wednesday will serve as an open time trial session. The driver who scores the fastest lap in our adult karts by the time we close up for the day will win. It’s as simple as that.

 

You can race anytime during our operating hours. If your location has two tracks, the competition will be held on Track 1.

 

If I Set the Fastest Lap, What Do I Win?

 

If you have the fastest lap of the day by the time we close, we’ll add TWO FREE RACES to your account that can be used during a future visit. This is a prize that is worth around $40 at most locations! If there’s a tie down to the thousandth (.001), you’ll both get the free races!

 

Can I Enter At More Than One Location?

 

Yes, you can try setting the fastest lap at as many locations as you like. HOWEVER, you can only win once per Wednesday. So if you have the fastest lap at two locations, we’ll give the prize to the racer in 2nd position at one of those locations.

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Who Can Participate?

 

Since this competition uses our adult karts, participating drivers must meet the requirements for those karts. This means a minimum height of 4’10” and you must safely reach the pedals and steering wheel.

 

When is Fast Wednesday?

 

Fast Wednesday at K1 Speed takes place every Wednesday*. Again, this is an all-day event, so you can set your lap time at any point during our normal operating hours.

 

Are YOU Fast Enough to Win?

 

Think you’re fast enough to win two free races? Show us what you’ve got next Wednesday!

*Excludes our Bend & Oxford locations

Comments
  • Frederick Nacapuy

    Is the contest free to enter or do we pay for race.

    • Staff Writer

      Hey Frederick! If you want to enter, you’ll have to pay to race or use any existing race credits you may have on your account. Hope we’ll see you on Wednesday!

  • Scott

    Hi
    I weigh 250 lbs I don’t think it’s far to race against a guy 150 lbs if you would have these competition race with a heavy weight group I’d race every time but to put all drivers in the same group isn’t far. You should have two classes any weight class and the heavy weight class over 200 pounds. I can out drive all those cats but my weight slows me down something to think about

    • Staff Writer

      Thanks for the suggestion, Scott! We actually ran our own test here where one of our guys who was over 230 pounds wore a 40lb weight vest, totaling 270 pounds. He still beat someone who weighed a little over 180 lbs (and that lighter person isn’t a slow driver). So large weight differences doesn’t always equal large lap deficits. Lighter drivers may have faster straight line speed but they suffer from a lack of traction in the corners, causing their kart to hop, skip, and lose momentum. Heavier drivers may sacrifice some top speed on the straights, but they have more traction through the corners. It all kind of balances itself out. For more, check out our story here: https://www.k1speed.com/blog/does-weight-make-a-difference-in-go-karting.html

  • Matt m

    Is the one in canton Ohio got confirmation yet to be built ??

    • Staff Writer

      There’s no further news to share at this time, but we’re excited to come to Ohio!

  • Nandini

    How often will this event take place?

    • Staff Writer

      Depends on how much you folks like it! If we get a great turnout for this, you could see it pop up again in the future!

  • Michael W

    Were you able to post the winners of this event? If so where can we find it? Thank!

    • Staff Writer

      Hey Michael! We posted the winners on this blog last Friday. If you don’t see it, try refreshing the page or clearing your cache. Thanks for your interest!

  • Alberto Martinez

    Hi, I received an Email with the promotion for Fast Wednesdays for the FEBRUARY 3, 2021. So I went and got the Fastest Lap for Miami, Medley Location, How and when will I be notified with the 2 races have been added to my account?

    • Staff Writer

      Hello Alberto! Thanks for participating in Fast Wednesday yesterday and congrats for setting the fastest time! You should be hearing from your Miami location regarding your free races. Feel free to give them a call if you don’t hear from them by the end of the week.

  • Robert Richardson

    Regarding above post about heavyweights and fairness. Im 220 lbs. And got the fastest lap this past Wednesday at the Ontario CA K1 and two free races added to my account. Cha Ching! Thanks K1. Scott you better find a faster line if you want to taste victory. Good luck.

    • Staff Writer

      Nice work, Robert! That’s how you do it. Just goes to show weight doesn’t affect lap times as much at K1 Speed. Hope we’ll see you again one of these Wednesdays!

  • Robert Richardson

    Thanks Scott.. Oh you’ll definitely see me again. I’m hunting the Track record. I’m still half a second off so I have my work ahead of me. Its mine I just have to some shaving to do. Thanks K1 for the thrill of competition motor sports.

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