2020 E-World Championship Postponed
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN 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)
Kyle Von Bergen
Pedro Martinez Del Rio
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
Victor Rueda, Sr
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!