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2015 Go Carting recap

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Indoor Go Carting

WHEN was it-
Saturday, September 19th, 2015
WHERE- K1 Speed, 301 Hastings Dr, in Buffalo Grove. Just north of Lake Cook Rd.

Chair Person- Mike Nelson


The Powder Dogs had their own Grand Prix race. The Grand Prix consist of a 12 lap practice round, 14 lap qualifying, and then the final 16 lap race. We had 10 racers.

At K1 Speed, every single one of their tracks is professionally designed and built so people can race regardless of the weather. Though this may not make much of a difference in Southern California, as you know, weather in Chicago can have a mind of its own! What separates K1 Speed apart from the competition is their high-performance, all-electric go-karts. When put side-by-side with the anemic, heavy, lawn mower-powered karts of your youth, there is simply no comparison. K1 karts are designed in Europe, the heartland of modern kart design, and are powered by environmentally friendly, zero-emission electric motors. With maximum torque available from 0 rpm and the equivalent of 20hp, their karts can achieve a top speed approaching 45mph in mere seconds. The performance is enough to push you back in your seat under acceleration, and extracting the maximum performance from these karts takes some talent. However, with power that’s adjustable based on the needs of the driver, the karts are accessible to individuals of all skill sets and experience, from novices to veteran racers.

Group photo on left, top three winners on right.

Photos from 2015 go carting