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Race Competitively During Challenge GP!

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If you’re tired of beating the general public when you Arrive & Drive race at K1 Speed, then look into our next round of Challenge GP at all locations on Sunday, April 7 starting at 6:30pm!


Why Race in Challenge GP?


Challenge GP is a local kart racing series that usually brings out the experienced, die-hard racers that want to put themselves to the test against other racers that are passionate about karting. Plus, the final race is for position on the track – something you don’t typically do when you Arrive & Drive.


If you’ve ever thought about competing in motorsport, our Challenge GP series is a great way to get your feet wet and see if you’re up for the..well..challenge! We make it easy for you – you don’t have to buy the go-kart and pay for its maintenance, don’t have to buy a trailer, don’t have to purchase helmets, suits, boots, gloves, etc, don’t have to pay a host of track fees – just so you can race on the track with other people.


At K1 Speed, all you have to pay is $50 and we’ll provide the rest. We’ll provide the helmet, the go-karts, and the track so you can just arrive, register, and go wheel-to-wheel on the track.


How is Challenge GP Structured?


  • 14-Lap Qualifier 1
  • 14-Lap Qualifier 2
  • 16-Lap Final Race


Challenge GP mimics a real racing weekend, condensed in a single-evening format. You’ll experience two 14-lap qualifying sessions, providing you with a total of 28 laps for you to find that magic lap time. You’ll then line up on the grid for the final 16-lap race for position (two laps more than Arrive & Drive) based on the quickest time you set in either qualifying session. Once you’re grid up, the track master will wave the green flag and you’ll be off to battle your peers for the top step of the podium!


What will Challenge GP teach me?


When you participate in a Challenge GP race, you’ll learn racecraft. This means you’ll learn how to properly size up your opponent – waiting for that window where you can find a line past the driver in front of you. When not attacking, you may very well be defending. Defending during a race is different than trying to set a fastest lap – your whole goal here is to ensure a driver cannot get by you, so you’re going to want to take some unconventional lines. Sure, your lap times may be slower, but it’ll help keep your position, and that’s the most important thing when racing for position.



So start your competitive karting career Sunday, April 7 at 6:30pm at your local K1 Speed location and show us what you’ve got!



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