K1 Speed Announces Outdoor Karting Expansion with New Venue
Rocky Moran Jr. designed circuit to break Southern California ground in 2018
Since 2003, K1 Speed has led the innovation and development of indoor electric kart racing, constantly challenging the status quo to ensure a karting experience like no other. In 2018, K1 Speed will be continuing to push the envelope for what a karting venue can be with the announcement of K1 Circuit.
Three years in the making, K1 Circuit will mark an exciting departure from the indoor karting experience presently offered in over 40 locations around the world, and will soon be the best outdoor karting venue in the United States.
When the doors open later in 2018, racers will be treated to a mecca of outdoor kart racing. Designed by pro racing driver Rocky Moran, Jr., the 1.1-mi. configurable outdoor track promises banked turns, thrilling elevation changes, all with the foothills of Southern California as the backdrop.
The main building will be a 14,000-sq. ft. two-story state-of-art structure that features a K1 Race Gear store, a Paddock Lounge café with a beautiful expansive deck overlooking the track, and meeting spaces. Additional structures will serve as garages and storage spaces, while a scoring tower will be installed to display the current running order on track.
The karts utilized on the track will also differ from those found at K1 Speed. With a longer track and more opportunity for safe run-off territories, an all-new electric pro-kart will safely propel drivers to over 75mph.
One of K1 Circuit’s main goals is to fully realize the potential of starting motor racing careers from junior racing through to adulthood, and with the introduction of K1 Speed’s inaugural World Championship in addition to several training programs, K1 is sure to continue to groom/promote many extremely talented young racers into the future.
“We’re continuously working hard to evolve our racing experience that has made K1 Speed the pinnacle of electric karting,” says founder and CEO David Danglard. “With our new additions for 2018, we’re incredibly confident that we’ll remain at the forefront of the electric karting industry – which is the future of kart racing.”
More information about K1 Circuit will be provided in early 2018, so be sure to look out for our future press releases in the weeks and months to come for these exciting announcements.