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2020 E-World Championship Postponed


Due to the recent travel ban, our international competitors can no longer attend our World Championship. So, in the interest of fair competition, we are postponing the United States Championship and e-World Championship final that was to be held March 26, 2020.


We are tentatively targeting sometime in summer to now host the championship, with the date to be determined.


Like other event/motorsport organizers, we had been following our county’s Public Health Department guidelines. They have not been recommending cancellation or postponement of any public event, as the risk in Orange County is low. However, due to the travel ban, we cannot deny our international racers with the opportunity to win the championship.


Since this whole event is a time of celebration and for racers to meet with our extended international K1 Speed family, the US Championship will run on the rescheduled date as well.


Once again, we regretfully take this action, but given the recent development, we had no choice but to move the date. We appreciate everyone’s understanding – this is new territory for all of us.


As a result of the postponement, you can expect an even bigger and better event than it would’ve already been.

With 2019 in the books, we now have a complete list of qualifiers for the second K1 Speed e-World Championship! These individuals have earned at least 4,000 K1RS points over the course of last year, are at least 14 years of age, and are not an employee at K1 Speed.


A total of 73 amazing racers qualified for the United States Championship. This year’s competition should be considerably more intense than last year’s competition. Last year, we had knockout events that narrowed our qualifiers down to State Champions. These 12 State Champions then competed for the US Championship.


This time, however,  we’re inviting ALL qualified racers to compete for the United States title – not just a dozen racers. So we’re expecting racers from all over the country to fly out for their shot at representing the US in the K1 Speed e-World Championship final.


Here’s the list of qualifiers categorized by the K1 Speed location they race at:

United States Qualifiers


(Names in bold have confirmed their attendance at the US Championship)


Sanjaya Vatuk

Isabelle Tarr

Pavel Laur

Kyle Von Bergen



Vincent Azua

Devin Trone

Amber Garcia

David Ramirez

Musa Qahoush



DJ Kelley



Bhanu Yedla

Mike Taylor

James Pavenko



Peyton Phillips

Jessica Castillo

Noah Murphy



Aiden Mawhinney


Buffalo Grove:

Brendan Radzely

Cody Powers

Steve Marlovitz



Travis Bice



Spencer Stilwell

Samuel Watson

Michael Salyer

Ryan Case


Nandini Breggin



Jim Yasueda

Jon Katayanagi

Tyjai Buford

Owen Lewis


Ft. Lauderdale:

Clive Uston

Martin Joo



Cameron Dominguez

Don Crass

Connor Martin

Ellis Vance



Johnny Combs



Sean O’Hearn

Orlando Rodrigues

Evan Talley

Mike Mokler

Jerome Snyder

Mattia Chemolli

Dominic Schwartz

Michael Steiner

Nathan Thompson



Tim Hellum



David Dupree

Chris Heaney


Brian Timmons

David Southard

Kurtis Johnston

Patrick Gray



Niki Pladson

Malcolm Francisco

Casey Cox


Santa Clara:

Marcelo Navarrete

Pedro Martinez Del Rio


San Diego:

Toshi Gibson

Michael Hunck

Ian Brady

Aiden Bridge

Scott Bush


San Francisco:

Daniel Davis

Adam Hammer

Jeffrie Canilao

Will D’Elia



Kenny McCoy



Denis Shakhovskii

Jafar Albaqir

Craig Robertson

Alfonso Dominguez

Nathan Quella

Davit Grigoryan

US Championship/World Championship Finals

All qualified racers have been invited to this year’s US Championship event on (DATE TBD). We’ll use a unique track layout to eliminate any home track advantage. The winner of this important race will become the United States representative in the K1 Speed e-World Championship finals that evening. Spectators are encouraged to visit and see the best from around the country AND world!


The World Championship final will see the US representative race wheel-to-wheel with the fastest racers from our international franchise countries: Mexico, Canada, South Korea, China, France, and Puerto Rico for the title of K1 Speed’s second World Champion and the winner of the $15,000 Grand Prize – the biggest award of its kind! And remember, second place receives an impressive $7,500, and third place will receive $3,500 – plenty of big money up for grabs!


Here are the qualifiers from around the world:

Qualified International Racers


Daniel Demaras



Terry Gao


Victor Rueda, Sr



Dharen Jaravel

Puerto Rico

Antonio Arias


South Korea

Cha Yudeog

Start Qualifying for the 2020/1 K1 Speed E-World Championship!

If you haven’t started collecting K1RS points for the 2021 K1 Speed E-World Championship, now is the time! You’ve got nearly a whole year to collect the 4,000 points needed.


Next year’s event promises to be even bigger. The international competition will also become more difficult next year as several more countries will join our international franchise and produce some amazing racers.


So whether you’re one of these qualifiers, or someone interested in participating in next year’s championship, start hitting your local track for practice and points!


Who are you rooting for in the e-World Championship? Let us know in the comments section below!

  • david southard

    what is the buy in for king of speed. for qualifying racers

    • Staff Writer

      Hey David! There’s no buy-in for qualifiers – all of your championship racing is free. If you choose to practice the day before, that will just be at our usual Arrive & Drive rate and you can use any race credits you have on your account.

  • Bert Johnston

    Matt Mcmurry has been in some your youtube videos that were taken at Irvine. Do you think he will come to the race?

    • Staff Writer

      We’re inviting him as a guest, so cross your fingers!

  • Justin Taylor

    im willing to join for the champion ship

    • Staff Writer

      That’s great to hear, Justin! You’ll need to be at least 14 years of age and try to collect 4,000 points by the end of the year to be considered for next year’s championship! Hope we’ll see you in 2021!

  • david southard

    will the king of speed finish thursday on the 26th. how many races will the winner run to be us champ. what is time frame for us winner if they become over all winner.

    • Staff Writer

      Hello again, David! Yes, the King of Speed will finish that Thursday and a US Champion will be crowned. We’re not sure how long or how many races this will take, as we’re still waiting on RSVPs from qualified racers such as yourself. Once the RSVP cutoff date passes, we should have a better estimate of races/time, but it still just depends on how quickly we’re able to get through everybody. The US champion is looking at a full day of racing, from 11 in the morning until the evening. Make sure you have the endurance for it!

  • david southard

    its the what if. if i dont rsvp by deadline what then

  • Nathan Garcia

    Any plans to cancel/reschedule World Championship? South Korea and China contestants?

    • Staff Writer

      Hello Nathan! Everything’s still moving forward as planned for March 26th. Our contestant from China lives in Vancouver, B.C. part of the year, which is where he is now. From the beginning, South Korea was an outside chance, and will remain that way.

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