K1 Speed Austin Now Open
IRVINE, Calif., May 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — K1 Speed Austin – the first K1 Speed indoor karting center in the great state of Texas – is now open! With the launch of its Austin location, K1 Speed is introducing the thrills of all-electric indoor karting to a whole new group of enthusiasts. The fully air-conditioned track and lobby with over 60,000 sq. ft. features a professionally designed racetrack; high-performance, zero-emission electric karts capable of speeds approaching 45 mph; authentic racing memorabilia, including signed helmets, race suits, racecars, and artwork; a snack bar stocked with beverages and other refreshments; and spacious lobbies with plasma televisions, club-like lighting, and leather couches. K1 Speed’s indoor karting centers are built to be world-class entertainment venues and K1 Speed Austin is no exception. And for those Texas race fans outside of Austin, K1 Speed Houston is currently under construction and is scheduled to be launched in June 2012!
K1 Speed has expanded rapidly over the last several years because of one simple premise – providing almost anyone with the chance to experience authentic wheel-to-wheel racing action. The track is designed so that both kids and adults alike can race head-to-head in a controlled environment. The karts feature remote shutoff in the event of an on-track incident and the track is lined with energy-absorbing safety barriers to prevent injury. Though safety is first priority, K1 Speed also places an emphasis on fun. In between races, competitors can enjoy a snack or refreshment at the Pit Cafe, relax on leather couches while monitoring the lap times of their friends on the track, check out the collection of historical racecars, or unwind with a video game or air hockey match. These high-performance karts can provide quite a workout for first-time racers, so competitors often find a break welcome!
So how does one race at K1 Speed Austin?
First-time racers to K1 Speed Austin can race anytime without a reservation, thanks to the popular Arrive & Drive program. Consisting of a 14-lap race against the clock, it demands consistency and skill for best results, and allows participants to measure their performance against a database of more than 1.5 million K1 Speed competitors.
K1 Speed Austin also offers reservations for special events, birthday parties, bachelor and bachelorette parties, and team-building exercises. The facility has on-site meeting rooms featuring the entire amenities one would expect, including state-of-the-art audio/visual systems, projection screens, DVD players, televisions, and Wi-Fi Internet access. If you are looking to feed your group, there is a range of catering options that can also be selected from. For the ultimate experience, K1 Speed recommends that a race package be combined with a room rental and catering.
K1 Speed Austin is conveniently located for residents of the Greater Austin area, including Round Rock and San Marcos metropolitan area.
For more information, visit www.K1Speed.com
17221 Von Karman Ave.
Irvine, CA 92614
Ph: 949.250.0242, ext. 303
SOURCE K1 Speed, Inc.