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2013-06-10 08:26:26

Novice and veteran drivers alike enjoy authentic racing experience with all-electric go-karts IRVINE, Calif., June 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- To commemorate its tenth anniversary (the original location was opened in Carlsbad, California in 2003), K1 Speed has opened its second location in the Chicago area. The new Addison karting center not only broadens the company's reach in the Midwest, but also represents a new milestone for the company; with K1 Speed Addison, there are now 17 K1...

2013-06-07 08:20:23

VALCOURT, QC, June 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - In 2013, BRP (TSX: DOO) celebrates 30 years of Rotax kart engines by bringing the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals to North America for the first time in its history. This year, the 2013 Grand Finals will take place November 13 to 16, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.A.--a world premiere and a new chapter in the 14-year history of the Rotax MAX Challenge. Some 300 participants are expected to attend. "Our 30-year story is inspired and...

2013-04-09 08:20:43

The nation's largest indoor karting chain is opening its newest racing center and entertainment complex in America's "Second City," Chicago. The new K1 Speed indoor racing facility will be situated near Buffalo Grove with an additional location to follow in Addison. IRVINE, Calif., April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The thrill of all-electric indoor go-kart racing is coming to Chicago. The nation's largest indoor karting company, K1 Speed, is opening its doors in America's "Second City"...

2012-11-16 08:20:36

IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- K1 Speed Inc., the largest operator of Indoor Kart Racing facilities throughout the U.S., announces the acquisition of Race Place Motorsports, Inc. (RPM Indoor Kart Racing), an industry leader in Sacramento, California. As K1 Speed welcomes the RPM Sacramento location, they believe this first-class location will provide a great new expansion opportunity for K1 Speed. As part of K1 Speed's continuing expansion, this acquisition will be the 13th...

2012-09-21 02:20:24

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- K1 Speed operates indoor go-kart tracks throughout the country, from the Southwest to Southern Florida and the Pacific Northwest. The company's newest facility is scheduled to open this week in San Francisco, the City by the Bay, and will be one of several in Northern California - the others being Santa Clara and Sacramento. Open to the public seven days a week and available for private rentals and parties, K1 Speed's San Francisco center is a...

2012-06-04 02:20:35

IRVINE, Calif., June 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With a dozen indoor karting centers currently in operation or under construction throughout the United States, K1 Speed is the largest indoor go-kart racing company in the country. With the opening of its newest center in Houston, Texas, the company is introducing the thrill and excitement of karting to a whole new audience. Founded in 2003, the company has built a reputation for thrills and excitement, and its newest center is sure to continue...

Mini-Electric Go-Kart Created By MIT Student
2012-05-10 04:11:11

Lee Rannals for RedOrbit.com A master's student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has built a miniature electric go-kart named "Chibikart" that can reach a theoretical top speed of 26 mph. Charles Guan worked on the vehicle for three weeks, finishing the 34" by 18" vehicle for a total of about $1750, according to a report by Gizmodo. He wrote on his blog about the process of building the Chibikart, giving plenty of photos and "to-do" instructions on how someone could...

2012-05-04 02:20:47

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...

2012-04-27 10:20:22

SYLMAR and THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., April 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- It is time to get behind the wheel and prove just how fast you are at MB2 Raceway's 2012 Indoor Karting Championship Series. The racing series starts May 2 and will take place every Wednesday at 6:00pm at both the Sylmar and Thousand Oaks locations. Each week the races are being hosted by a different corporate sponsor who will be on-site giving away awesome gifts and prizes for both racers and spectators and each week's...

2012-02-15 10:57:00

MADISON, Wis., Feb. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Level 5 Motorsports development driver Mason Daughters is getting quite an education in the karting ranks. With support from Scott Tucker and the Level 5 team, Daughters is enjoying a successful start to the 2012 season. Tucker, a five-time national driving champion and native of Leawood, Kansas, initiated the development project to provide assistance to young racers. Daughters, a 14-year-old from Polo, Missouri, continued his 2012...