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K1 Speed E-World Championship

All K1 Speed World Championship details are subject to change. Check this webpage frequently for any updates. 

Next Steps for the 2024 K1 Speed Championships:

Emails have been sent to our Top 3 State Champ finishers regarding information. If you have not received an email yet and finished in the Top 3 of your State Championship, please check your spam or junk folders. If you still don’t see an email, then please reach out to [email protected]. Communication will be handled via email moving forward until the championship events.

The 5 Steps to the 2025 K1 Speed E-World Championship

Step 1: Compete in One of Three Leagues

two kids driving go karts with text reading "k1 speed challenge gp junior"
two teens driving go karts with text reading "k1 speed challenge gp teen"
two adults driving go karts with text reading "k1 speed challenge gp adult"

First, you’re going to need to enter as many of our league races as you can during the course of the year. We have three different leagues you can join depending on your age: Adult Challenge GP for drivers 18 years and older who are 4’10” or taller,  Teen Challenge GP (formerly Teen Cup) for drivers 4’10” or taller and 13-17 years old, and Junior Challenge GP (formerly Junior League) for kids 48″ or taller up to 12 years old. 

 

How to Sign Up for a League:

 

Signing up for our league races couldn’t be any easier! Simply sign up at your local K1 Speed center the night of the event, a half-hour before the racing begins. For more information about our leagues, including event dates, pricing, format, and more, click one of the buttons below.

Step 2: Finish the League in the Top 3

 

Whoever finishes in the TOP THREE in the 2023 Adult Challenge GPTeen Challenge GP, and Junior Challenge GP final standings will progress to the State Championships. The winner of the Challenge GP season will be named the City Champion!

  • For example, the top 3 finishers for Austin’s Adult Challenge GP will move on to the Texas State Championship, while the winner of the Austin Adult Challenge GP will be crowned the Austin City Champion. The top 3 Junior Challenge GP finishers in Boston will progress to the Massachusetts State Championship and the winner of the Boston Junior Challenge GP will become the Junior Boston City Champion! 

Step 3: 2025 State Championship

 

The Top 3 from each Challenge GP class in 2024 will then progress to the 2025 State Championship, where they will compete against the Top 3s from other centers within their State at a location TBD (if the state only has one location, the championship will be held at that one location). The winner will be crowned the State Champion while the runner-up and third-place finisher will join the State Champion in the National ChampionshipsParticipation in the State Championship is mandatory if you wish to progress to the National Championships. 

Date: TBA

Race Fee: $TBA

  • Using the same example, the Top 3 Adult Austin finishers will compete against the Top 3 Adult San Antonio finishers, Top 3 Adult Houston finishers, and Top 3 Adult Dallas finishers at a center in Texas to be randomly decided.
  • The Top 3 from each class in Boston will compete against each other again at K1 Speed Boston for the Massachusetts State Championship. 

Step 4: 2025 National Championship

 

The Top 3 finishers at the State Championship from each class and from each state will be invited to the National Championships. The Teen and Adult National Championships will be held at K1 Circuit in 2025 the day before the World Championship event. The Junior National Championship’s location is TBD.

Date: TBA

Race Fee: $TBA

  • The Adult Texas Champs will compete against the Adult California Champs, Adult Florida Champs, Adult Colorado Champs, etc. Same for Teen Champs and Junior Champs. 

 

The Top 3 finishers from each class of the National Championship will go on to compete in the World Championship as representatives of the United States, and the winner will be crowned the K1 Speed United States Champion! 

Step 5: The World Championship

 

In the World Championship at K1 Circuit, the three Adult and three Teens will compete against the other National Champions in their respective classes for the title of World Champion. The three Junior US Champions will compete against the other Junior National Champions at a location TBD. 

 

  • The 3 Teen U.S. Champions will compete against the 3 Teen Mexico Champions, 3 Teen Canadian Champions, 3 Teen Puerto Rico Champions, 3 Teen France Champions etc. for the title of Teen World Champion. 

 

In the end, we will crown one Junior World Champion, one Teen Champion, and one Adult World Champion!

the flow chart for the k1 speed world championship

“With the introduction and popularity of electric racing series around the world, I’m ecstatic that K1 Speed has an international series of its own,” says K1’s CEO. “The K1 Speed World Championship is the first international electric karting championship in the country, and we already cannot wait to see the best of K1 Speed compete against each other during the championship finale.”

 

Those interested should start racing at their nearest location’s racing leagues for the opportunity to partake in this amazing international competition, the largest of its kind and with the biggest money purse to win!

Requirements

  • Participants must not be an employee of K1 Speed, or the relative of an employee at K1 Speed at any time during the qualifying year.
  • Participants must place in the Top 3 at the end of the 2024 Adult Challenge GP, Teen Challenge GP, or Junior Challenge GP to move on to the 2025 State Championships. The winner of each Challenge GP class becomes the City Champion.
  • The Top 3 from each center in a state progress to the State Championships. Participation in the State Championship is mandatory for all racers if they wish to progress to the National Championships. The Top 3 of the State Championships will move on to the National Championship, while the winner will earn the title of State Champion.
  • State Champion Top 3s from U.S. to Compete Against Each Other in National Championship
  • Teen & Adult National Championships to take place at K1 Circuit in Winchester, California in 2025
  • Top 3 National Champions from Teen and Adults to compete in World Championships at K1 Circuit against other National Champions.
  • The Junior National Championships and Junior World Championship will take place at a location TBD.
  • All racers are responsible for their own travel, accommodation, and race expenses.
  • There is a race fee for State Championships and National Championships.
  • No substitute or alternate racers – if a racer chooses not to progress to the next round, they will not be replaced by another racer.

 

For any questions, please email [email protected].

Watch the Highlights from the 2023 Event!

In 2023, the K1 Speed e-World Championship returned! Read the recap and watch the video below!