Welcome to K1 Speed   Click to listen highlighted text! Welcome to K1 Speed


Our go kart classes – we offer a race class for beginners and a racing class for advanced competitors – are a great way to learn more about karting and motorsport. If you would like to get involved with the sport of karting or are interested in improving your lap times with more advanced racing techniques, we would be happy to help. Karting is our passion at K1 Speed, and we are intimately familiar with the workings of our 20hp electric karts and the ins-and-outs of proper racing technique. If you are looking for an affordable race class, then our go kart racing class is for you! Please feel free to contact K1 Speed today for more information or to schedule a reservation.

  • New techniques taught
  • More track time
  • Over 2500 drivers attended in the past 4 years



The Racing School is split in to 2 categories based on age and height requirements. The JUNIOR CLASS is for kids 6 to 11 years of age with a minimum height of 48″ and must have some karting experience. 10 seats available per class. The ADULT CLASS is for adults age 12 and up with a minimum height requirement of 4′ 10″ (58″), 20 seats available per class.



Professional Racing Career:

  • 2013 Skullcandy Team Nissan Driver
  • NASCAR Racing
  • Stock Car National Champion Mexico
  • Formula Renault USA
  • Formula BMW Europe
  • Ford Trailer Truck Series
  • Touring Cars
  • Karting
  • Formula Barber Dodge Series USA
Training & Coaching:


  • Toyota Driving School
  • Porsche Driving Experience
  • Audi
  • Seat Racing
  • Pirelli Driving School
  • General Motors
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Police Car Testing for Mexican Government
(If under 18 years of age.)



  • Drivers Welcome / Racing Concepts
  • Track Session 1 – Warm Up
  • Track Walk Through
  • Track Session 2 – Follow Instructor
  • Evaluation 1 – Group Feedback
  • Track Session 3 – Practice Session
  • Evaluation 2 – Individual Feedback
  • Track Session 4 – Final Practice (Adults only)
  • Awards


All for just $109.99



JUNIORS – Some karting experience required (Prior outdoor karting or motocross experience or a minimum of 3 races at K1 Speed or any other indoor karting facility).


Patricio Jourdain


K1 Speed Anaheim
Junior Class – January 14, 2017 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM – SOLD OUT!
Adult Class – January 15, 2017 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM

K1 Speed Houston
Junior Class – January 21, 2017 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM – SOLD OUT!
Adult Class – January 22, 2107 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM
K1 Speed Santa Clara
Junior Class – February 11, 2017 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM – SOLD OUT!
Adult Class – February 12, 2017 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM
K1 Speed Addison
Junior Class – February 25, 2017 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM - SOLD OUT!
Adult Class – February 26, 2017 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM
K1 Speed Carlsbad
Junior Class – April 1, 2017 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM - SOLD OUT!
Adult Class – April 2, 2017 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM
K1 Speed Arlington
Junior Class – April 22, 2017 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM - SOLD OUT!
Adult Class – April 23, 2017 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM
K1 Speed Indianapolis
Junior Class – May 6, 2017 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Adult Class – May 7, 2017 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM
K1 Speed Ontario
Junior Class – May 20, 2017 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Adult Class – May 21, 2017 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM
K1 Speed Sacramento
Junior Class – June 10, 2017 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Adult Class – June 11, 2017 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM
K1 Speed Irvine
Junior Class – July 8, 2017 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM - SOLD OUT!
Adult Class – July 9, 2017 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM - SOLD OUT!
K1 Speed Irvine – 2nd Class Added!
Junior Class – July 29, 2017 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM - SOLD OUT!
Adult Class – July 30, 2017 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM
K1 Speed Boston
Junior Class – August 5, 2017 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Adult Class – August 6, 2017 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM
K1 Speed Denver
Junior Class – August 12, 2017 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Adult Class – August 13, 2017 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM
K1 Speed San Francisco
Junior Class – September 16, 2017 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Adult Class – September 17, 2017 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM
K1 Speed Orlando
Junior Class – September 23, 2017 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Adult Class – September 24, 2017 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM
K1 Speed Austin
Junior Class – October 14, 2017 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Adult Class – October 15, 2017 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM
K1 Speed Buffalo Grove
Junior Class – October 28, 2017 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Adult Class – October 29, 2017 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM
K1 Speed San Diego
Junior Class – November 18, 2017 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Adult Class – November 19, 2017 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM
K1 Speed Ft. Lauderdale
Junior Class – December 2, 2017 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Adult Class – December 3, 2017 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM
K1 Speed Torrance
Junior Class – December 9, 2017 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Adult Class – December 10, 2017 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Jorge Cevallos


Rotax World Finals representing team Mexico
2011 – Skip Barber Shootout
2012 – Escuderia Telmex Young Driver
2013 – British Formula Renault race winner
2014 – FIA Young Driver Excellence Academy select
2016 – Mazda Road to Indy driver


I would like to say thank you Patricio. My son joined the K1 speed junior league last year and got first one time all of last year. Then he did your junior class this year in Sacramento. And wow, what a difference. My son has gone from getting third or so in qualifying and the race to dominating both. Since your class he has got the pole on 2 out of the 3 races and won all three.! I don’t know what kind of magic dust you sprinkle on these kids but its working. Keep up the good work and Dylan will be seeing you in the adult class soon. Thank you again.
A very, very good trading session at addison today! you were an excellent instructor and have a wealth of experience! the class was well planned and ran perfectly. you and the staff ran a very efficient and perfectly executed program; congratulations. I really enjoyed it and learned s lot. it will help me running at buffalo grove as well as auto crossing and road course racing with my classic 67 Camaro!
I am thinking Of signing up for the big buffalo grove October event!
Hi Patricio,
Thank you again for a fantastic session today. It was a lot of fun and I appreciated how clearly you articulated everything. I found the track walk and concepts about weight transfer and braking especially helpful. I lowered my previous best time by almost a full second and am excited to get back out there to practice what we learned!
We apologize for being late to the Academy on Saturday. It is obvious that you take the training seriously and it is a great lesson to the kids. I assure you that our son is hearing the unfortunate message we sent by being late. Hopefully it does not occur the next time as we will be signing up for the San Francisco event in September. The program truly exceeded our expectations and our son enjoyed every minute of it!!
Thanks again for making room for us.
Santa Clara
Dear Patricio, this is Keaton from the class you held in Santa Clara. I just wanted to write you back to say thanks for the awesome experience I had during the class and how much you helped us all better ourselves, us all showing good sportsmanship and laughs together. I hope to follow your footsteps and achieve my dream to race like you have done. During the summer I want to get into a more competitive karting at Sonoma Raceway and see where I go from there!
Santa Clara
Leanne and I wanted to thank you so much for your time and dedication in the Karting Academy over this past weekend at the Irvine K1 Speed location.
Rehn had a great time and learned so much. That is definitely a day he will remember and learn from for years to come. It is great to see his quick improvement and attention to technical details that revolve around Karting, and racing in general.
We just wanted to let you know that you left a VERY positive and lasting impression on a great your man in Rehn.
THANK YOU and hope to see you on the circuit again someday soon.
Any additional advice, feedback, or comments are always welcomed.
Patricio, I can't thank you enough! My boys Marcus & Matt talked about their experience the entire ride home, and they’re already asking about taking the next time in Anaheim. The personalized attention and individualized instruction were a more than I expected. I would HIGHLY recommend your class to anyone! Thanks again!
I wanted to take a moment to praise the Kart Academy at K1Speed. This was a fantastic experience from the very start. Patricio graciously welcomed drivers as we came in. He had a positive and cheerful attitude that added to the classroom environment. The school setup was very efficiently organized, from the welcome to the final race. I was able to drop my laptime by almost a full second! I was able to take away knowledge to further improve my time!
San Francisco
Patricio,Our son, Ellis, was in your kids class at K1 Speed in Houston a few months ago. He is loving go karting and gets to practice a little, but not as often as he would like.

Your class was so much fun for him, and he learned so much. He talks about getting his apex right all the time, and has gotten much faster. He was just getting started when he took the class.

On Spring Break last week, we were in Austin, and we took him to K1Speed there twice. On the second trip, he had a couple of races where he was the only car on the track.

In fact, he trimmed nearly 10 seconds off his times while we were in Austin. More than that, he had one lap that, we were told, broke the Junior record for the Austin track: 27.891! He ran sub 30 laps the whole time for about three races. Compare that with the 40s and upper 30s he did during the class!

He is very proud, and we thought you'd like to know. He wants to be an F1 driver when he grows up.

Thanks again from all of us!

The three of us had a wonderful time at your facility during the Patrico Jordain class. Patrico is as talented as an instructor as he is a racer.

Thanks for putting on the class,

I just wanted to thank you for the great job you did with the junior clinic last Saturday. Ethan had a great time, learned a lot and hasn’t stopped talking about it.
Good luck in your racing, be safe and we’ll be watching.
Hey, Patricio. I ended up coming to your course this morning (the 16th) with a friend and we both had a great time. I just wanted to say that your teaching today has totally improved my indoor karting experience. My first best lap in that circuit today was 24.253, and with your tips and some practice, I clocked a 22.965 in a later race (first place out of ten!).
I noticed on some documentation that there were both “introductory and advanced courses.” I was wondering when an advanced course was taking place next and I was also wondering if you were the instructor in the advanced class. I would definitely like to attend.
Thanks for the information, and thanks for today!

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