K1 Speed is the world’s largest chain of indoor go-kart tracks, and for many racers, karts is the starting line in their racing journey.

Daniel Demaras was at K1 Speed in Toronto on opening night, and in 2018, he qualified for the 1st ever K1 Speed e-World Championship in Irvine, California. Topping the K1RS Points Championship again in 2019, Daniel was invited to the (delayed) 2nd iteration World Championship at the new outdoor K1 Circuit in Winchester, California.

In July 2023, Demaras and family traveled to California for the competition, and K1 Speed Canada brought photographers and a film crew to document the event. Team Canada, including Daniel plus the 2021 and 2022 qualifiers, met up at K1 Speed in Irvine for some fun races in the electric, indoor karts where they all got their start.

Daniel is not nervous about public speaking (at all) and enjoyed being interviewed like an F1 driver. K1 Speed Canada’s marketing manager Jason coordinated interviews, B-roll, and on track action shots. He even mic’d up the racers to record their trash talk as they deftly maneuvered and muscled for rank

The process was very time consuming (especially in the middle of a California vacation) but when the final video is posted to K1 Speed social media channels in the coming weeks, it will definitely have been worth it!

As they speed to the finish, the flags go down. The fam gets up to get out of town. In two days, the trio from Team Canada will meet up in the desert near Winchester, California to race on the K1 Circuit for the championship.

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