This past weekend, at the IndyCar Iowa Corn 250, the all-time pose position record held by Will Power was increased by two. Sounds impossible, but Power took pole for both the Saturday and Sunday races, increasing the record to 70.

Power’s Penske teammate Josef Newgarden took wins in both races (some are calling him ‘King of the Corn’) but Power piloted the No. 12 Verizon car to the podium, finishing P2 in the Sunday race.

Unfortunately, the Demaras Racing team couldn’t watch their favourite racer Will Power’s race, as the entire Demaras family had travelled to sunny southern California. where Daniel Demaras was competing in his second consecutive K1 Speed e-World Championship.

Demaras has already moved on from kart racing, after capturing back-to-back karting championships in 2020 and 2021. But the K1 event had been delayed for several years, and Daniel wasn’t going to miss one more opportunity to compete.

Daniel’s racing pursuits started at K1 Speed, and now that he races in the F1200 series, Demaras always competes with the No. 12, in honour of Will Power. In a curious case of six degrees of separation, Will Power is now the owner of a K1 Speed!

The K1 Speed Nashville location is the first of its kind in the state of Tennessee, situated along the East Bank waterfront less than a mile from Nissan Stadium.

“Karting is one of the best forms of motorsports I have competed in. It’s where every IndyCar and F1 driver started their careers. I still race karts to this day, so I’m extremely excited to bring K1 Speed to Nashville.”

IndyCar driver Will Power

Power is one of the greatest IndyCar drivers of all time. He’s collected two IndyCar championships and 41 wins, including the 2018 Indianapolis 500, Several items from Power’s personal collection are showcased at K1 Speed Nashville, including the 2006 Champ Car from Power’s “Rookie of the Year” season.

The road to racing starts in karts, and the road to the K1 Speed e-World Championship starts at your local K1 Speed kart track. The two in Toronto may not have the notoriety of Will Power’s name attached to them, but they are world-class facilities designed to keep visitors engaged, both on and off the track,

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