Powder Dog skiers and snowboarders

Go Cart Racing


K1 Cart Race

Chair Person: Mike Nelson

WHEN: Saturday November 9, 2019


WHERE: K1 Speed 301 Hastings Dr, in Buffalo Grove. Just north of Lake Cook Rd
COST: $ 60.00

This is event is for those who race the carts and for those who just want to watch.
This will be a Grand Prix which includes one practice race, one qualifying race and the actual race. Time at the track is about 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Afterward the group will go out to eat. In the past we have gone to Lou Malnatis, Twin Peaks or Fridays.


Past Carting Events
WHEN: Saturday, October 28, 2017
WHEN: Saturday, November 12, 2016
WHEN: Saturday, September 19, 2015
WHEN: Saturday, May 2011
WHERE: K1 Speed
COST: $65

Indoor go carting is becoming more and more popular every year. Because the track is inside, you can kart all season. These are not ordinary go karts. These carts can exceed 35 mph and require you to brake when going into the turns or you will crash into the wall. A neck brace and helmet is needed due to the braking and bumping that goes on

At K1 Speed, every single one of their tracks is professionally designed and built so people can race regardless of the weather. Though this may not make much of a difference in Southern California, as you know, weather in Chicago can have a mind of its own! What separates K1 Speed apart from the competition is their high-performance, all-electric go-karts. When put side-by-side with the anemic, heavy, lawn mower-powered karts of your youth, there is simply no comparison. K1 karts are designed in Europe, the heartland of modern kart design, and are powered by environmentally friendly, zero-emission electric motors. With maximum torque available from 0 rpm and the equivalent of 20hp, their karts can achieve a top speed approaching 45mph in mere seconds. The performance is enough to push you back in your seat under acceleration, and extracting the maximum performance from these karts takes some talent. However, with power that’s adjustable based on the needs of the driver, the karts are accessible to individuals of all skill sets and experience, from novices to veteran racers.

2017 Go Cart recap:
We had Powder Dogs cart racing at K1 racing in Buffalo Grove. This is becoming an annual event and fills up almost every time. If you have photos from this event please send them to the webmaster.

These Powder Dogs had a great time go carting.

2016 Go Cart recap:
We had 8 racers. 1st place- Mike Nelson, 2nd place- Steven Nelson, 3rd place- Rick Pasturczak. Other Powder Dogs racers were Dave Clark, Dan Chapala, Jennifer Heimos and some friends.

The Powder Dogs Grand Prix consisted of two 12 lap practice rounds, and then a final 16 lap race.

These Powder Dogs had a great go carting.

2015 Go Cart recap:
The Powder Dogs had their own Grand Prix race. The Grand Prix consist of a 12 lap practice round, 14 lap qualifying, and then the final 16 lap race. We had 10 racers.

Group photo and top three winners shown here.

These Powder Dogs had a great go carting. Stay at the Plaza Hotel in Wausua Wisconsin The wolf river rapids are a fun feature of the rafting trip

2011 Go Cart recap:
The 2011 go cart was held prior to K1 taking over when it was Chicago Indoor Racing. CIR had gas powered cars and racers had to wear the fire proof suits.

These Powder Dogs had a great go carting. Stay at the Plaza Hotel in Wausua Wisconsin

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