K1 Speed World Championship Update + INCREASE in Prize Money!
It’s been six months since we first announced the K1 Speed World Championship, which means we’re halfway into collecting the necessary points required to qualify for the World Championship. We’ll check and see how many have qualified so far, but first, we have important news regarding our prize money.
Win Even More Money!
We’re excited to announce that the prize money awarded at the K1 Speed World Championship event has gone up! The K1 Speed World Champion will now receive $15,000 – that’s an increase of $5,000 over the original amount! Second place will now receive $7,500, an extra $2,500 than previously offered, and third place will earn $3,500 – up from $3,000. This makes the K1 Speed World Championship the largest indoor karting championship in the world with the biggest prize purse! So, let’s see now where you’re all standing.
Current Points Tally at the Halfway Mark
We currently have at least 26 drivers who already possess the minimum of 4,000 K1RS points needed to qualify for the K1NG of Speed event at their center. These drivers are from 13 different locations: San Diego, Santa Clara, Atlanta, Phoenix, Houston, Irvine, Dallas, Anaheim, Denver, Austin, Dublin, Concord, Kapolei, and Sacramento.
Another 30 different drivers are already halfway there with at least 3,000 K1RS points, including drivers from another eight locations: Indianapolis, Carlsbad, Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood, Buffalo Grove, Addison, Arlington, Redmond, and San Francisco – which means about two-thirds of our locations are on track to having a Center Champion on deck.
How to Earn Points
If you have less than 3,000 K1RS points, don’t worry! As you can see, it’s very possible to earn a lot of points in little time:
- Earn two points for each race you enter
- Earn two points for each racer you beat
- Earn two bonus points if you had the fastest lap in your race
- Earn two bonus points if you had the fastest lap average in your race
For more points, you’ve got to be fast! Come during the week and wait for a race with a fuller grid. If you were in a race group of ten people and you finished first, you’d earn two points for the race, 18 points for beating nine racers, two points for fastest lap, and two points for the fastest average lap, for a total of 24 points!
Get Your K1 Speed World Championship Merchandise
Be sure to pick up our all-new K1 Speed World Championship hat or shirt – now available at most centers and online! Nothing states your intentions of being a K1 World Champ more than rocking some championship swag!
Collect Those Points!
You’re not going to want to miss out on a chance at earning a spot on the grid at our World Championship event, so now is the time to start visiting your local K1 Speed to collect those K1RS points!
We’ll be sure to post frequent updates in the next half of the year to let you know how things are progressing.