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Let's Ride Leave Your Boredom in the Dust at K1 Speed Life's too short for boring activities. Why waste your time lobbing bowling balls down an alley, playing mini-golf out in the hot Miami sun, or waiting hours for a minute-long roller coaster ride when there's something else that'll genuinely get your heart racing. Experience something genuinely thrilling – try authentic go kart racing at K1 Speed. K1 Speed is the world's premier indoor go-karting destination that has provided unforgettable experiences to nearly 10 million racers over the last 16 years – from inexperienced children to international racing champions. Since the company's launch in 2003, K1 Speed has seen itself grow from a single center in Southern California to over 40 locations worldwide – for a reason. Visit K1 Speed once and you'll see why this company has experienced so much growth and interest over the years. The locations themselves are immaculate and well-maintained. Genuine museum-quality motorsport memorabilia surround you: real racecars in the lobby, a selection of racing hoods, doors and other automotive artifacts up on the walls, and racing suits worn by famous drivers are displayed throughout. All of K1 Speed's go-karts are 100% electric, so there's none of the noxious fumes most commonly found at gas-powered karting centers, nor do you need to worry about the incessant droning noise of lawn mower engines – these electric motors are much quieter and sound like the future. And unlike gas engines which reach maximum power over a distance, these electric karts get to maximum power instantly –providing a much faster experience. The teen/adult karts, for anyone who is 4'10" or taller, rocket you to speeds of up to 45 miles per hour. Though when you're just inches off the ground, it feels like you're doing 100. When you're finished racing, every racer receives a timesheet with a breakdown of your lap times in comparison with your on-track opponents, producing instant bragging rights. Children who are at least four feet tall – or 48 inches - can ride in K1 Speed's Junior Karts which go half the speed but offer the same thrills as the adult version. If your child doesn't meet that minimum height requirement, they'll be able to enjoy other off-track activities such as pool tables, foosball, or a video games arcade. Most K1 Speed locations feature an on-site café, where snack foods such as pizza and hot dogs can be enjoyed alongside refreshing beverages to keep yourself refueled between race sessions. There's no reservation required to race – simply arrive and drive! Just choose how many 14-lap race sessions you want, and you'll be placed into the next available racing session. K1 Speed provides the headsock and helmet – you provide the talent. Many choose K1 Speed for birthday parties, bachelor or bachelorette parties, corporate events, and company functions. These events are available for parties of eight or more people, and you'll receive a reserved time, will get to race privately with your group, and other exclusive perks. Booking a party at K1 Speed is as simple as it gets: just call 1-855-517-7333 and a representative will guide you through the entire process. No matter where you live in the Sunshine State, there's a K1 Speed near you: here in Miami (at the intersection of Palmetto Expressway and Route 27), in Ft Lauderdale (near I-95 and Stirling Rd), or in Orlando (near Beachline Expressway and Florida's Turnpike). So, get ready for an exhilarating experience that will show you why K1 Speed has become the industry standard for what a go- karting venue should be. Just don't be surprised if you become addicted to its speed. ML For more information about K1 Speed, visit

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