Professional race-car drivers have long been gathering in teahouses and bowling alleys to devise an eco-friendly manner of racing. Today’s Groupon reconciles this dilemma with four Arrive & Drive races (up to an $80 value) and a pair of annual race licenses for two people (a $12 value) at K1 Speed. This deal is good at all four of K1 Speed's LA-area locations (see sidebar). Some locations even have multiple tracks, featuring different layouts and challenges, so test-drive all four locations or master just one.
With top-of-the-line European-designed electric karts and miles of extra-fast fastcrete concrete and asphalt, racers can embrace an inner speed demon without fear of pedestrian casualties, a depleted ozone, or trips to eternal speed-heck. Housing some of the largest indoor go-kart racing in the state, K1 Speed delivers high speeds without the fear of repugnant oil stains with a distinctly fuel-y odor. Going electric is cleaner, safer, and makes a fearless lead foot seem the slightest bit more sophisticated. Be sure to peruse K1's rules and safety information before heading to the track.
K1 Speed uses a ProScore system to gauge your skills against your aggressive other half, friends, or other racers in the neighborhood. Indoor go-karting offers all the enlightenment of real-life racing with the charm of low-emissions technology and the safety of state-required safety measures. Sate your speed demon with a bowlful of racing topped with fresh tire tracks and paired with a tall glass of ice-cold rubber smell.
A day at the electric-car racetrack is the perfect way to make new friends, become a renaissance person, or display your ultra-competitive streak to a group of high-school students who follow you around after mistaking you for Kelsey Grammer. K1 Speed also hosts a number of private events and parties, so check online for closures ahead of time to ensure a smooth racing experience.
Today's Groupon is valid for one or two people over multiple visits.
Six Yelpers give an average of four stars to the Ontario location, and many more give four to the Irvine and Anaheim locations and 4.5 to Gardena. Citysearchers give a 3.5 average to the Irvine location.
- I checked out the Irvine location recently and was thrilled to see that the integrity of the company continued at other locations. Staff was amazing, memorabilia was fun to look at, and the location was clean and inviting. – socalracer, Citysearch
- 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
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.