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Track Records Tumble Across USA During K1NG of Speed Events

14 September 2018

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Last night we held our K1NG of Speed event at our US centers, and we were thrilled with how many of you came out to claim the crown. This was the first K1NG of Speed competition for many of our centers, so we’re extremely happy that you all were just as excited as we were that it was coming to your center.



Some of our locations’ best racers and record holders were out in force last night so they could earn the title of K1NG, and as a result, the existing track records came crashing down at a number of our centers, and at several centers (Indianapolis, Buffalo Grove, and Ontario), the record was broken multiple times throughout the event, making it a spectacle for anybody watching on the sidelines.

Here’s are the new lap records at those centers:


Buffalo Grove: P. Bajorski, 18.117


Indianapolis: J. Vaughn, 24.627


Torrance: H. Morse, 27.648


Ontario: E. Sumpter, 24.562


Kingston: B. Leary, 19.429


Many drivers were able to smash their personal best lap times, even if it didn’t result in a new track record. At our Kingston center, all 14 participants were able to post personal best lap times!



Some of the margins for these wins were sooo close. In Indianapolis, where the track record was broken no less than three times (!!), Jalen Vaughn beat the second-place finisher by just two-thousandths of a second (.002)! In Kapolei, Jared Tactay snatched the crown from the current track record holder, Thomas Merriman, by just under a tenth of a second (.098)! In Concord, Johnny Dressler was crowned K1NG by a mere five-hundredths (.049)!


Racers loved the close competition that the K1NG of Speed format provides: everyone drives the same kart as their rival, so the machinery is the same, so the driver truly makes the difference in this competition.



This was also great practice for those looking to participate in the K1 Speed World Championship. If there’s more than one driver with 4,000 points at a center, we’ll be hosting a K1NG of Speed event JUST for those qualifiers to determine who the Center Champion will be.

Did you miss out on this event and want it to return? Or perhaps you participated but want to do it again ASAP? Let us know in the comments section below, and you just might see it come back!


Congrats to all our new K1NGs out there – long may you reign!


  • Martin joo

    Had a blast at king of speed in ft Lauderdale, since announced a month ago. I would come in and do 2 to 3 practice runs every Saturday night leading to the event, Not only did this event give me something to practice for but it also gave me opportunity to race against other top level drivers. All the practice runs definitely showed that night not only did I make it to the top 6, I also beat my own time.

    Definitely recommend hosting more events like these.

    Sincerely Martin J

  • Jonathan Chavez

    Please bring it back to Dublin CA, Thanks

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