K1 Speed Electric 80 MPH Race Karts

My grandson races at K1 Speed Electric Karts and is on the Teen League in Canton Ohio. If he places in the top 3 in his league . He gets to go to National Championship Course in California. The Karts are the same Maker of the karts he runs … EXCEPT they are there racing version… Here is some videos of them . Thoughts… 3 videos…

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Here is there Race Kart. Just page down to see all the details… Race Kart - OTL Electro Kart

looks somewhere around TaG performance with insanely hard tires?

I think I’d be a little disappointed in a racing kart that has that amount of push, but there’s enough power to have fun.

I want! That looks great.

I watched a bit and I really like it. It’s fast and it seems brutal.

I did race a Sodi Sport with a Rotax Max Evo and rental tyres, it is not that bad tbf

I lol’d at the first video and passing under waving yellow

EDIT : The karts seems really poorly set up. Lots of understeer, even for hard tyres. Doesn’t look like fun

They were brand new Karts last year for the Championship . The 2023 group from Canton go down in April… My grandson is in the 2024 season. Here is the youtube channel for the Canton Ohio K1 speed. They live stream there races… https://www.youtube.com/@competitionkarting

How long are the races ? Looks like 10min max ?

TBF mon Cher Tanguy… I had a race where the E karts were a bit too much for some drivers. All that low end power means people will spin, putting down instant power in strange corners, we had a really messy race recently and I think the souped up karts were too much speed/grunt for some drivers.

The races in K1 Speed in Canton Ohio are 12 laps Teen league 16 laps Adult league Regular Arrive & Drive 12 laps

Hey, look, more footage from the Big Rock Candy Mountain!

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I’m guessing depression era… hobo song

One evening as the sun went down
And the jungle fire was burning
Down the track came a hobo hikin’
And he said, "Boys, I’m not turning
I’m headed for a land that’s far away
Beside the crystal fountains
So come with me, we’ll go and see
The Big Rock Candy Mountains

"In The Big Rock Candy Mountains
There’s a land that’s fair and bright
Where the handouts grow on bushes
And you sleep out every night
Where the boxcars all are empty
And the sun shines every day
On the birds and the bees and the cigarette trees
The lemonade springs where the bluebird sings
In The Big Rock Candy Mountains

"In The Big Rock Candy Mountains
All the cops have wooden legs
And the bulldogs all have rubber teeth
And the hens lay soft-boiled eggs
The farmers’ trees are full of fruit
And the barns are full of hay
Oh I’m bound to go where there ain’t no snow
Where the rain don’t fall, the wind don’t blow
In The Big Rock Candy Mountains

"In The Big Rock Candy Mountains
You never change your socks
And the little streams of alcohol
Come a-trickling down the rocks
The brakemen have to tip their hats
And the railroad bulls are blind
There’s a lake of stew and of whiskey, too
You can paddle all around 'em in a big canoe
In The Big Rock Candy Mountains

"In The Big Rock Candy Mountains
The jails are made of tin
And you can walk right out again
As soon as you are in
There ain’t no short-handle shovels
No axes, saws or picks
I’m a-goin’ to stay where you sleep all day
Where they hung the jerk that invented work
In The Big Rock Candy Mountains

“I’ll see you all this comin’ fall
In the Big Rock Candy Mountains”

Oh I got it … HaHa…

Exactly. In the Big Rock Candy Mountains all our troubles go away. When can we go there?

I spent a lot of time there… it sucks (alcoholism)
It’s a mirage… the real Candy Mountain is racing
(But that can fuck up relationships too so careful how addicted you get😂)

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I didn’t think to go that deep with the analogy - K1 is a track that would solve a LOT of problems in SoCal karting and I just wish it would open sometime soon!

Last I saw it was waiting on a fire inspection to be completed?

The Coen brothers took a crack at this… sorta

What, they gonna set it on fire to make sure?