K1 Speed E-World Championship

  • All qualifiers invited to compete in national championship (K1NG of Speed-style) to determine their country’s champion. 
  • National Champions invited to participate in the K1 Speed World Championship finale held at Irvine.
  • World Championship format is Challenge GP-style and includes a representative driver from every country that possesses a K1 Speed location. 
  • K1 Speed World Champion to receive $15,000 cash prize!

With over 40 locations across the world and growing, K1 Speed has solidified itself as the ultimate electric indoor karting experience in the industry. This success has led to an incredible expansion with K1 Speed’s International Franchise Program, which has created K1 Speed locations in Mexico, Canada, South Korea, China, France, and Puerto Rico with more to come. This worldwide expansion has influenced K1 Speed’s decision to ramp up the K1RS points competition and take our internal competition to new heights.


In 2020, one exceptionally talented racer will be crowned K1 Speed World Champion. In 2018, Peyton Phillips from Austin, Texas won the inaugural championship. Antonio Arias from Puerto Rico finished runner-up, and Daniel Demaras from Toronto, Canada secured third.


To qualify, each racer will need to be at least 14 years of age and possess at least 4,000 K1RS points by the end of the year (every racer starts with 1200 points at the beginning of the calendar year). Each qualifier will be invited to participate in their country’s championship – to be held at one of the country’s locations.

The US Championship will be at the company’s global headquarters in Irvine, CA. The competition will be held as a K1NG of Speed-style format that will determine who the fastest racer is.


The final event the following day will include the US Champion versus our champions from the other countries that host a K1 Speed location.  The challenge will be a tournament of three different Southern California K1 Speed tracks, each done as a Challenge GP race. The racer with the highest points at the end of the competition will become World Champion!


The top three finishers of the e-World Championship will be awarded with incredible cash prizes: $15,000 for first place, $7,500 for second place, and $3,500 for third place. In addition to the cash, other amazing prizes will be rewarded.


“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 to earn points and practice for the opportunity to partake in this amazing international competition, the largest of its kind and with the biggest money purse to win!

2020 Competition Dates Coming Soon


  • Participants must be at least 14 years of age
  • Participants must possess at least 4,000 K1RS points by end of year
  • All qualified racers are invited to the United States Championship at Irvine to compete for the title of US Champion.
  • US Champion will compete against other National Champions for the World Championship in a tournament of three different K1 Speed locations in Southern California.
  • Cash Prizes: $15,000 for World Champion, $7,500 for runner-up, $3,500 for third place
  • All racers are responsible for their own travel expenses. Complementary meals will be provided to racers during competition.


For any questions, please email [email protected].

**NOTE: This page has been updated. There will not be any city/state champions for the 2019-20 Championship. We wanted every qualified driver to have an equal chance at securing the United States Championship title. We apologize for any confusion or inconvenience as a result.