The sounds of live country cover songs and bachelorette shrieks are common for Nashville, but K1 brings a whole new element of sound to music city - the screeching tires of all-electric go karts, imported from Italy. K1 Speed is the world’s largest indoor go kart racing operator, and they opened a location in Nashville earlier this year. The facility is the first of its kind in the state of Tennessee, situated along the East Bank waterfront less than a mile from Nissan Stadium.
Founded in 2003, K1 Speed promises the fastest all-electric go karts imported from Italy, safe track barriers, plus a professionally designed indoor circuit. Visitors can also enjoy arcade games or food and drinks in the Paddock Lounge.
Will Power, partner of K1 Speed Nashville, is one of the greatest IndyCar drivers of all time. He’s collected two world championships and 68 pole positions, surpassing Mario Andretti for the most of all time. He’s also racked up 41 wins, including the 2018 Indy 500 and 94 podiums. Several items from Power’s personal collection are showcased at K1 Speed Nashville in celebration of their partnership, including the 2006 Champ Car from Power’s "Rookie of the Year" season.
"Karting is one of the best forms of motorsports I have competed in," says Will Power. "It's where every IndyCar and F1 driver started their careers. I still race karts to this day, so I'm extremely excited to bring K1 Speed to Nashville."
Forget about the lawn mower-powered go-karts of your youth! K1's European-style 100% electric karts set the brand apart from competitors. These high-performance machines produce tremendous torque and horsepower from advanced electric motors. These zero-emission karts outperform their gas-powered counterparts while being better for the environment, quieter, and arguably, easier to drive. Racers need not worry about stalling the engine or dropping out of the power band in a tight corner – the electric motors produce maximum torque at all speeds.
The world-class entertainment venue is designed to keep visitors engaged, both on and off the track, It's available for corporate functions and other groups, plus catering options, private room rentals, and custom race packages.
"I am incredibly excited to open this amazing center," says Founder/CEO David Danglard. "Not only am I proud to join the great Music City with its amazing culture and heritage, but to have a legendary driver like Will Power as a partner, it's simply a dream come true."