K1 SPEED TO BRING ELECTRIC KART RACING TO TOYOTA GRAND PRIX OF LONG BEACH

01 April 2015

America’s premier indoor karting company is set to open an outdoor kart track during the 41st Annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.

LONG BEACH, Calif. (April 1, 2015) – K1 Speed will again offer all-electric kart racing to race enthusiasts from all walks of life at the April 17-19 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.

 

The 2015 Grand Prix will feature the cars and stars of the Verizon IndyCar Series and TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, as well as the Pro/Celebrity Race, Formula Drift, Pirelli World Challenge Championships, SPEED Energy Off-Road Series and Indy Lights.

 

Since K1 Speed has existed it has been involved in some capacity with the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Now after 12 years working together it’s only right for the Grand Prix to play host to K1 Speed’s first-ever outdoor kart track. K1 Speed was founded in Southern California and has played an integral role in introducing the sport of electric karting to the United States.

 

The temporary outdoor track during Round 3 of the Verizon IndyCar Series will be situated atop the parking garage nestled in between the Long Beach Convention Center and Long Beach Arena off Seaside Way. With world-class racing roaring around the streets of Long Beach, race spectators will be able to hop in K1 Speed’s high-performance, all-electric go-karts for 8-lap heats. Fans can also visit the K1 Speed booth in the Lifestyle Expo where they will have a chance to enter to win prizes, purchase discounted races and pose with show kart and K1 models.

 

Spectators who are interested in kart racing can visit the track at any time throughout the three-day race weekend. One race will cost $12 and two races $20. Racers must be 4’10” and above. Though Arrive & Drive races at K1 Speed’s more than two dozen indoor centers typically last 14 laps, demand is expected to be high during the race weekend. By shortening the race, K1 Speed aims to make certain that everyone who wants to race can, without having to wait too long.

 

For more information about K1 Speed, visit K1Speed.com.

 

Fans can select and pay for their 2015 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach seats, parking and paddock passes online at gplb.com. Ticket orders can also be placed by calling the toll-free ticket hotline, (888) 827-7333.  Also featured on gplb.com is the latest Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach news, downloadable ticket brochure and racetrack information, photos and ongoing announcements of special race week activities.

 

Ticket prices range from $30 for a Friday General Admission ticket to $135 for a three-day ticket that includes Sat./Sun. reserved seating in grandstand upper levels.  Pre-paid parking packages are also available, along with handicapped seating, Verizon IndyCar Paddock passes, Super Photo tickets and a wide variety of Hospitality Club packages.

 

Fans can also follow the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on Facebook at GrandPrixLB,  Twitter @ToyotaGPLB and Instagram at ToyotaGPLB.

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