K1 Speed Unveils its Sixth Indoor Kart Racing Center in Torrance, California

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After much anticipation, K1 Speed is opening its first indoor racetrack in Los Angeles County with European, zero-emission electric karts and a live telemetry system.

Our European race karts perform solely on electricity, eliminating the toxic emissions produced by gas-powered karts

K1 Speed - the nation's largest indoor kart racing chain - is opening its sixth location in Torrance, California. The 50,000 sq. ft. indoor racetrack will be the first K1 Speed facility in Los Angeles County, and will be located just minutes off of the 405 freeway near LAX.

The Torrance facility will be the fifth K1 Speed location in Southern California, joining Carlsbad, Irvine, Anaheim and Ontario. K1 Speed also operates a facility in Redmond, Washington which serves the Pacific Northwest.

K1 Speed Torrance offers two meeting rooms on-location equipped with state-of-the-art audio and visual entertainment systems, 110" projection screens, Wi-Fi Internet access, tables, chairs and linens. The meeting rooms can accommodate up to 45 guests, and are well-suited to host corporate events, product launches, and private parties. A variety of catering services are also available to meet customer's needs.

K1 Speed has built its reputation on indoor karting though, and like other K1 Speed locations, Torrance will feature a professionally-designed indoor go kart track that features both long straights and hairpin turns. While customers are waiting to race, they can relax in the spacious lobby which has comfortable seating, club-like lighting, and large projection screen and plasma televisions. Racers can also take advantage of the on-site video arcades or grab a snack at the Pit Café. Official racing memorabilia is also be on display, including racing suits, helmets and even authentic race cars.

To enhance the racing experience, K1 Speed utilizes a live telemetry system that allows new racers to compare their performance statistics against the more than 650,000 racers who have previously raced at other K1 Speed locations.

What truly sets K1 Speed apart from the competition though is their use of fully electric karts, making K1 Speed the eco-friendly choice for indoor entertainment. "Our European race karts perform solely on electricity, eliminating the toxic emissions produced by gas-powered karts," says Susan Graver, Co-owner and Marketing Director for K1 Speed. This commitment to low-impact technologies goes beyond the karts though; all of their indoor racetracks are equipped with energy efficient lighting and corporate headquarters is working to implement more sustainable business practices.

K1 Speed Torrance is located 15 minutes from Beverly Hills and five minutes from the beach cities of Los Angeles. The location is within close proximity of the 405 freeway and many corporate offices.

For more information, visit http://www.K1Speed.com.

About K1 Speed:
Since 2003, K1 Speed has become the nation's largest indoor kart racing chain, with five locations and plans for many more in the near future. Their unique, high performance, zero-emission European electric karts and state-of-the-art live scoring system were among the first in the industry. Each facility boasts 60,000-90,000 sq. ft. of pure racing entertainment on a real road course. K1 Speed can accommodate 10 to 800 guests and is available for corporate functions, team building events, birthday parties, bachelor parties, or Arrive and Drive racing.

Contact:
Susan Graver
Marketing Director
K1 Speed
17221 Von Karman Ave.
Irvine, CA 92614
http://www.K1Speed.com
Ph: 949.250.0242, ext. 303
Fax: 949.250.0614

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