Goodbye, Speedway Raceway; Hello, K1 Speed
The bad news is Phoenicians who feel the need for speed lost a locally-owned business in the Speedway Raceway this year.
The good news is another go-kart track business has moved into the building - K1 Speed.
The massive yellow brick building can be prominently seen from Interstate 10 in central Phoenix, near Buckeye Road, but Sohren said the traffic needed to sustain the place just wasn't there.
Looking into one lounge area from another.
There are several advantages to electric karts; in addition to being better for the environment than gas karts, they're also really quiet. K1's electric karts are 20 horsepower, and can reach speeds up to 45 miles per hour.
How many sitting areas have a door from a race car?
This is already a popular afternoon hangout for families. Kids can compete in "junior races" while their parents can hang in the lounge areas. The lounge area closest to the front door includes arcade games, a pool table, mannequins dressed in full race car suits and helmets, and a series of racing paintings.
The lounge area closest to the track includes race car chairs, end tables made from tires, and pristine leather couches. There's also a race car on display, from professional race car drive (and K1 Speed co-owner) Boris Said.
Said drove this car in the NASCAR Napa Auto Parts 200 and the Circuit Gilles Villenueve in Canada.
The track inside K1 Speed
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