Why Dads Love Go-Karting on Father’s Day
Father’s Day is coming up fast and if you’re still looking for something to do for the dad or father figure in your life, look no further than K1 Speed.
Dads love going to K1 Speed with their kids for some friendly intra-family competition. First, they’ll be able to drive our all-electric go-karts that can reach speeds of up to 45 miles per hour. Anybody can appreciate the rush that gives you when you’re just inches off the ground! Second, fathers love spending time with their family, and K1 Speed is the perfect spot for that! Anybody 4’10” or taller can race with Dad out on our track! If a child is shorter than that height requirement, but at least 48”, they can race separately and root for dad when he’s racing! Whoever is faster can always give pointers too for a rewarding yet thrilling bonding experience.
If you can’t make it out to K1 Speed that day, give the gift of go-karting to dad! Our gift cards make excellent presents for the father who has a need for speed. And from now until the end of the month, you’ll get a FREE gift card with the purchase of a gift card.
We can’t wait to see all the fathers that make it out to K1 Speed on Sunday, June 17th! To find the K1 Speed closest to you, visit our locations page.
For a little inspiration, check out our top three father/child duos from the world of motorsport.
John, Courtney, Ashley, and Brittany Force
As far as successful racing offspring goes, few can match the success drag racer John Force has achieved with his daughters Brittany, Courtney, and Ashley. John is one of the most successful drag racers of all time, with 148 wins, 16 championships, and 20 championships as a team owner. Daughter Brittany won the Top Fuel championship in 2017 (first woman to do so since Shirley Muldowney), Courtney has numerous wins and finished third in the Funny Car championship last year, and Ashley became the first woman to win a Funny Car race in 2008.
Damon and Graham Hill
When Damon Hill won the F1 World Championship in 1996, he became the first driver to win a F1 championship like their father. Graham Hill won the championship twice, in ’62 and ’68. However, Damon has more F1 wins to his name, with 22 wins to Graham’s 14 (though, in all fairness, there were substantially less races in a season during Graham’s era, so less opportunity to win more). The Hills remained the only parent/child F1 champions until Nico Rosberg joined father Keke as a champion, 20 years after Damon’s accomplishment.
Dale Earnhardt, Sr. & Jr.
While maybe not the most successful father-son duo in NASCAR (that honor would have to go to Lee and Richard Petty), the Earnhardts definitely have to be the most popular father-son duo in recent series history. Senior won the cup championship a record-tying seven times (tied with Richard Petty and Jimmie Johnson), and scored a whopping 76 Cup victories before fate intervened. Junior never did win the Cup title, but he did claim an impressive 26 Cup wins during his career.
Which father/child racing duo is your favorite from the world of motorsport? Let us know in the comments section below!