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K1 Speed

19038 S Vermont Ave, Gardena

$50 for a One-Year Racing License and Five High-Speed Races at K1 Speed ($106 Value)

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  • Four locations
  • Eco-friendly karts
  • Advanced scoring system

About This Deal

Jump to: Reviews | Detective Speed, P.I.

Professional racecar drivers have long gathered in teahouses and tapas restaurants to devise an eco-friendly approach to racing. Today’s Groupon finds a way: four Arrive & Drive races (a $80 value), one additional race on your birthday (a $20 value), and a one-year racing license (a $5.95 value) at K1 Speed, all for $50. This Groupon can be used on a day at the electric-car racetrack at K1 Speed's facilities in Irvine, Anaheim, Ontario, or Gardena.

Indoor go-karting combines the rush of real-life racing with the charm of low-emissions technology and the safety of state-required safety measures. With electric karts and 1/3 miles of fast concrete, K1 Speed lets you embrace your inner speed-demon without fear of pedestrian casualties, carbon emissions, or trips to speed-heck.

K1 Speed also uses a ProScore system to gauge your skills against friends, Nintendo characters, and imaginary racers who take the form of childhood enemies. So bring along a few of your greenest buddies and treat them to a tall glass of your own rubber.

Note: This Groupon can be used by one or two people; if the Groupon is split between two racers, the second person must pay for a second one-year license.


Citysearchers give K1 Speed in Irvine 3.5 stars, Insider Pagers give it three stars, and Yelpers give the Anaheim location four stars:

  • Very cool experience. I was a little scared at first but after a few laps got the hang of it. You are very safe with seat belt helmet and the carts are very safe too. Great event for groups. – Rabold10, Citysearch
  • Best indoor racing around. Very realistic racing pit atmosphere. Great staff. Family fun. A snack bar with plenty of goods and refreshments. a game room with some hot video games and air hockey. – cineguerrilla, Citysearch

Detective Speed, P.I.

This TV season, be sure to check out surefire hit, Detective Speed, P.I. This race-themed action-adventure stars JP McDale as professional racecar driver and amateur detective Thom Speed: He Drives Fast, He Loves Fast, He Solves Mysteries at a Reasonable Pace Considering Mystery Solving Is a Hobby. Here are the synopses of the first three episodes:

Episode One, “Fast As Speed”: Thom expects to win the Pepsi Very Berry Fruit-Flavored Carbonated Energy Beverage 500, but he doesn’t expect racing teammate Neal to turn up dead. Thom knows the racing scene in a way the police never could, so he investigates the only way he knows how: inelegantly. Along the way, he fights (and flirts!) with lady policewoman Alexandra.

Episode Two, “Mystery at 100 mph”: After placing third in the Virginia’s Best 5-Hour Energy Cigarette Night Race, Thom is called to a meeting with his unforgiving owner, Mr. Clement. When Thom arrives, Clement is dead, and instead of calling the police, Thom investigates on his own for a while before calling the police. By chance, Thom catches the real killer and the sexual tension between he and that lady cop drives America insane.

Episode Three, “Tire Tracks”: During a photo shoot for his sponsor, Budler Low Calorie Energy-cohol, Thom’s photographer turns up dead. Thom citizen-arrests his first suspect, then drives a race car to make love with attractive female law officer Alexandra. Eventually, Thom forgets about the photographer’s murder.

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Fine Print

Promotional value expires May 24, 2010. Amount paid never expires. May be used by 1 or 2 people, second person must pay $5.95 fee if split. Must be 4'10" or taller to race. First come first serve policy. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About K1 Speed

With hands gripped to the wheels of karts capable of cresting 45 miles per hour, up to 12 racers hum around the hairpin turns and straightaways of K1 Speed's indoor track during adrenaline-spiking sprints toward the podium. This brand of excitement can be found at all 27 locations, where racers eschew the fumes and inflammatory skywriting of gas kart exhaust for European, eco-friendly electric karts designed to instantly accelerate out of curves, which are bordered by safety barriers that absorb impacts.