Go Cart Grand Prix Recap
Powder Dogs K1 Indoor Go Cart Grand Prix
Saturday, November 12th at 7 pm.
We had 8 racers. 1st place- Mike Nelson,
2nd place- Steven Nelson, 3rd place- Rick Pasturczak
The Powder Dogs Grand Prix consisted of two 12 lap practice rounds, and then a final 16 lap race.
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 thatís 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.
Below is a photo of the participants. Dave is shy and Mike has rabbit ears.
A group photo on left and top three winners on right from a previous outing. Dan is really proud of himself!