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K1 Speed World Championship – Sept. Update

06 September 2018

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Nine months down, three to go to qualify for the inaugural K1 Speed World Championship. We’ll check and see how many more have qualified for this unique competition, but first let’s check out our awesome World Champ apparel again.


Get Your Swag to Match Your Championship Swagger

If you haven’t picked up your World Championship shirt and/or hat, make sure to do so! Nothing states your championship intentions clearer than proudly wearing one of these shirts during your next track day at K1 Speed.

k1 speed world championship hat
k1 speed world championship shirt back

4,000 points: The Qualified

Another 15 drivers have qualified for the WC since last month, which means a total of 45 drivers have the 4,000 points necessary to qualify for the WC. Another 3 locations join the 4,000 points: Redmond, Addison, and Torrance bringing the total to 19 centers.


San Diego | Atlanta | Santa Clara | Phoenix | Irvine | Concord | Santa Clara| Anaheim | Houston | Denver |Dublin | Sacramento | Kapolei | San Francisco | Ft Lauderdale | Austin | Torrance | Addison | Dallas



3,000 points: On the Cusp 

Another 30 drivers have at least 3,000 points, with three months left to play for in order to qualify. A further seven different locations host these drivers:


Carlsbad | Buffalo Grove | Arlington | Boston | San Antonio | Ontario | Indianapolis


Two Locations Inch Closer to Entering

Only five centers in the US do not have a center champ, but two centers are getting that much closer and we have faith they’ll join by the end of the year: Miami and Salt Lake City. Orlando, Poughkeepsie, and Kingston will need some dedicated racers in the next three months to represent their location in the championship.


Miami (2966) | Salt Lake City (2752) | Orlando | Kingston | Poughkeepsie


Don’t Miss Out

This means we should have at least 70 drivers from 26 (quite possibly 28) different US centers when the qualifying wraps up at the end of this year.


Three months is still plenty of time to make up ground if you’re looking to qualify for the World Championship. Remember, the eventual World Champion will win a staggering $15,000 – that’s more than some pro drivers make in a competition, and certainly the highest paying indoor karting championship in the world.


You know you have the speed, so visit your local K1 Speed center and rack up those points! Time is ticking, and you will not want to miss out on your chance at becoming the K1 Speed World Champion.

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