In early 2020, the 2nd annual K1 Speed electric kart World Championship will take place in Irvine, California. With 40+ K1 Speed locations locations around the world including Canada, Mexico, South Korea, China, Panama and Kuwait, each country is entitled to send a representative to the World Championship to fight for glory.
How does one become a national representative?
“Each K1 Speed center will determine their “Center Champion” which will be determined by an elimination-style tournament called “The K1NG of Speed”. To qualify, each racer will need to be a minimum of 14 years of age and to possess at least 4,000 K1RS points by the end of the year. Each Center Champion will then be invited to participate at the K1 Speed World Championship finale hosted by the all-new K1 Circuit in Southern California.”
Excluding junior racers under 14 who cannot qualify for the World Championship, Daniel Demaras was the only Canadian racer to surpass 4,000 K1RS points in 2018, and he reached that same plateau in October 2019.
But Daniel is going to face tough competition this year … from his father! In the final weekend of the year, Chris Demaras reached 4,434 K1RS points, setting up a battle between father and son for the golden ticket to California in 2020!