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2020 Teen Cup Schedule
Registration starts at 5:30 pm. Racing begins promptly at 6:00pm.
No late registrations after start of racing.
A minimum of 3 participants is required to run each event. Be advised that if there are 13 or more racers the event time will be dramatically increased due to expanded race heats. Racers are only allowed to race in 1 league.
(MIAMI FEBRUARY 11TH)
(AUSTIN MARCH 10TH)
*Subject to change.
- Free membership (a $7.00 value!)
- 9-Mini grand prix races (12 lap qualifier/12 position race)
- 1-Final end of season Grand Prix (12 lap practice/12 lap qualifier/12 position race)
- Prizes and awards at the end of the season
Teen Cup Series: The Perfect Introduction to Competitive Racing for Teenagers
Many professional drivers have begun their careers by racing go-karts during their childhood and teen years. But for years, the only way to see if a teen is good at racing was to do it the hard way. This meant buying/maintaining an expensive go kart, purchasing costly racing gear like helmets, suits, gloves, and boots, knowing how to set up a kart, paying track fees, buying wear/tear items like tires constantly, finding a way to transport everything to the track, the list goes on. And what if the teen’s no good? Suddenly, the parent is left with thousands and thousands of dollars’ worth of equipment that they no longer need. That’s quite an expensive risk to take.
Play it smart instead. If you or your teen wants to know how to start racing competitively, then check out our Teen Cup.
Our Teen Cup is an accessible and affordable monthly racing series that occurs the first Tuesday of every month – February to November – every year at every K1 Speed location*. There’s no need to buy a ton of expensive equipment, either. We’ll provide everything your teen needs to hit the track and show us what they’ve got. You’ve just got to supply the teen.
There’s no obligation, either. Try enrolling your teen in a Teen Cup and see how it goes! If they don’t enjoy it or do well, you don’t have to keep going. If they enjoyed it but need some improvement, come back next month!
If your teen sticks out an entire 10-month season, you’ll be surprised by their progress. Each month, your teen will be able to compare their racing results, including lap times, with their prior results. This will allow them to gauge their performance and see how they’ve improved. Of course, some Arrive & Drive racing in-between rounds is always recommended for practice.
The Teen Cup Race Format
Each Teen Cup event provides two thrilling race sessions for your teen: a qualifying race and a final race for position.
The qualifying race pits your teen against the clock to produce their best lap time possible. Racers are then ranked by their fastest lap times and will start the following race from that position. So, if your teen sets the third fastest time, they will start the final race in third position.
The final race is a race for position, so they’ll be competing against one another directly, not the clock. They have to make clean passes and keep people behind them if they wish to do well.
In November, the final Teen Cup event of the year expands this race format to include a practice session in the beginning. This is just for the teen to warm up, set some baseline laps, and get ready for the qualifying session that follows.
Every racer scores points depending on where they’ve finished the final race of the event. An additional point is awarded to the race who scores pole position – the fastest lap in qualifying. The top three racers with the most points at the end of the year receives cool prizes and awesome trophies.
How Can My Teen Enroll in the Next Teen Cup Event?
Enrolling in the Teen Cup is easy! Simply call up your location or visit in person and our cashier will be happy to add your teen’s name to the list.
So, what are you waiting for? Enter your teen in our next Teen Cup event and start their competitive racing career today!