With 2018 in the books, the list of qualifiers for the first K1 Speed E-World Championship is complete! A total of 71 racers qualified for the inaugural championship.

All State Champions will be invited to represent their state in the US Championship race on Friday, March 22 at 5pm at K1 Speed Irvine. The winner of this important race will become the United States representative in the K1 Speed World Championship finals the following day, Saturday, March 23.

But what about the “K1 Circuit” outdoor electric karting facility the World Championships were supposed to be run at? Well, it’s just not ready yet. Here’s K1 Speed’s statement…

While we tried our best to get K1 Circuit up and running by the time of this competition, the sheer size of the property has meant that zoning and permitting has taken a lot longer than anticipated. As a result, we’re throwing together an alternative that’s going to be a great challenge for all participants. All we can say is that everyone will meet at our Irvine headquarters at 9am that Saturday morning when the day’s itinerary will be announced.

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K1 Speed in Irvine, California

The World Championship finals will see the US representative race wheel-to-wheel with the fastest international racers from Mexico, South Korea, China, Puerto Rico and Canada’s own Daniel Demaras for the title of K1 Speed’s first World Champion. The winner will receive the $15,000 Grand Prize – the biggest award of its kind! Second place receives an impressive $7,500, and third place will receive $3,500 – plenty of big money up for grabs!

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