On new year’s eve, Daniel Demaras made his last trip of the year to K1 Speed in Toronto. His goal was to surpass 6,000 K1RS points, and top the standings of Canadian K1 Speed locations. Those last few races elevated Daniel’s score to 6030 K1RS points, ranked 1st out of 316,983 competitors to have raced at the Canadian circuits.

At the top of the points chart with Daniel were his PRO karting teammate Santiago, and Daniel’s father Chris. These three racers practically lived at K1 Speed for the month of December, competing against any and all racers, sometimes racing ten times in an afternoon.

This week K1 Speed announced that Daniel, Santiago and Chris would be recognized as the TOP-3 K1RS POINTS earners in Canada for 2019. Monday, January 27th, 2020 will be the 2nd annual ‘Champions Appreciation Night’ since K1 Speed opened in Canada.

In 2018 the top three racers were Daniel Demaras (4614 points), Jason Wong (3354 points), and young Stefano Picerno (3166 points).

Daniel is proud to have the title of Top K1RS Points two years in a row, and hopes to represent Canada at the K1 Speed World Championships in California later in 2020. The email from K1 Speed Toronto is below.


Hey guys,

First off, on behalf of everyone here at K1 Speed Toronto, I wanted to thank you for making 2019 such an amazing and memorable year! From the introduction of Drift Nights, to the launch of our inaugural Race League series, the opening of our 2nd Canadian location in Montreal, and of course, seeing Canada make the podium at the World Championships … yes, 2019 was a phenomenal year! Your loyalty and support has been nothing short of tremendous, and its that passion that fuels us to deliver even better things for 2020!

On Monday January 27th 2020, K1 Speed Toronto will host our 2nd Annual K1RS Top 100 Champions Appreciation Night. The festivities will begin at 7pm, and we will be offering the first 50 racers to arrive a free race that night, as well as some delicious food and drinks for all. We will also have a very special podium ceremony recognizing our TOP 3 K1RS Points earners from 2019. And we would be remiss if we gathered all these great racers together and didn’t have a little fun with it. So in the spirit of friendly competition, we will be awarding the racer who posts the best lap time that night with a 10-race package!

We hope you can join us on Monday January 27th for what I’m sure will be an amazing evening of fun! If so, please RSVP to this email no later than Thursday January 23 and provide us with your full name and intention to participate.

Thanks again for all of your support, and we look forward to seeing you here on January 27th.

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