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K1 Speed Expands to Oregon With New Portland Center


World's premier indoor electric go-karting company, K1 Speed, expands into Oregon with the anticipated opening of K1 Speed Portland this fall. In addition to state-of-the-art go-karting, the center will feature an on-site restaurant, arcade, meeting spaces, and more.

IRVINE, Calif. (PRWEB) August 16, 2018

K1 Speed, the world's premier indoor go-karting chain, is happy to announce today its first location in Oregon – K1 Speed, Portland!

K1 Speed Portland bridges the gap for northwestern racers in the Beaver State, as they previously would've had to drive down to California for our Sacramento location, or up to Washington for our Seattle/Redmond location – not a quick trip. Portland has been on K1 Speed's radar for quite some time now, so the company is excited to finally open a center in town that Oregonians are going to love.

Located in Hillsboro, just a half hour from downtown Portland, this new K1 Speed center will additionally serve the communities of Beaverton, Cornelius, and Forest Grove, while still close enough to residents in Vancouver, Washington who will no longer have to make the trek to Redmond to satisfy their need for speed.

When it opens later this year, K1 Speed Portland will feature an 11-turn road-course inspired track that is guaranteed to challenge both seasoned racers and unexperienced beginners alike. Like all new K1 Speed locations, Portland will also house the latest all-electric Storm and Junior go-karts imported directly from Italy. These go-karts are capable of reaching speeds of up to 45 miles per hour, making them among the fastest indoor go-karts available today. State-of-the-art Protex barriers will line the circuit, ensuring the safest protection is offered to our visitors.

Off-track, an arcade complete with pool tables will keep racers entertained in between races, so the fun will never end. Our on-site sophisticated Paddock Lounge will serve a wide variety of appetizing food options, and refreshing beverages for racers of all ages, allowing racers to refuel before, in-between, or after. A museum-quality collection of motorsport memorabilia will be on display throughout the center for fans of the sport to discover.

Having an event at K1 Speed is always a very memorable experience for all ages, and this location will prove to be no exception. K1 Speed Portland will include two meeting rooms that will be perfect for hosting a variety of events; from birthday and bachelor(ette) parties, to company functions and corporate events.

K1 Speed Portland will become the company's 40th location to open since it was founded in Southern California fifteen years ago. K1 Speed also enjoys an immensely successful international franchise program that sees seven locations in Mexico, South Korea, Canada and China, with more to open soon in Puerto Rico, Italy, and France and the United Arab Emirates. A recently announced US franchise opportunity has received tremendous interest and is on track to open many more K1 Speed centers across the country.

More information - including the official grand opening date for K1 Speed Portland - will become available soon, so be sure to keep your eyes out for our future releases.

Founded in 2003, K1 Speed is the United States' largest indoor kart racing operator with 40 centers across the globe that offer a unique upscale entertainment concept for casual consumers, racing enthusiasts and corporate or group events. K1 Speed is the first choice for anyone who wants to experience genuine racing in state-of-the-art European electric karts that are eco-friendly, and safety oriented while providing superior performance to traditional gas karts.

Each K1 Speed location is designed as a large entertainment venue with professionally-designed tracks and cutting-edge décor showcasing authentic racing memorabilia along with ample seating and viewing areas, spacious lobbies, meeting rooms and a place to eat and drink.

K1 Speed recently started their International Franchise Program, and has already enjoyed success in South Korea, Canada, Puerto Rico, China, and Mexico, with France, Italy, and other countries lined up to follow.

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