Denver, CO (24 September 2014) – The 2014 Verizon IndyCar series may be in the books, but that does not mean that driver Justin Wilson is now “off-duty.” In addition to keeping up his intensive physical training schedule and catching up on some family time, Wilson has a busy schedule of appearances and outings in the coming weeks as he continues to prepare for 2015.
This weekend, Wilson made a visit to the Circuit of the Americas for the combined IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship and World Endurance Championship race weekend and caught up not only with some of his friends in the IMSA paddock but also some former competitors from his rise up the European ranks in the star-studded WEC event.
While he still has duties off-track to fulfill, luckily they are often fun outings. On September 30th, Wilson will harken back to the beginning of his racing career as he attends a ribbon cutting event for the grand opening of K1 Speed, an indoor karting track in Denver, Colorado.
The track in Denver is the most recent addition to the network of 22 tracks nationwide, making K1 Speed the premiere indoor karting experience available in the US. The tracks use completely electric karts capable of reaching speeds up to 45mph on the tight indoor circuits, making it possible for almost anyone to meet their “need for speed.”
Originally from Sheffield, England, Wilson currently resides in Erie, Colorado, a little over half an hour north of Denver. Like many other drivers of the Verizon IndyCar series, Wilson began his racing career as a young boy in a kart and so karting maintains a special place in his heart and history.
“It’s cool that K1 is opening a track here in Colorado,” said Wilson. “I’m happy to get to be a part of it, it’s fun to do these kinds of things. I’ve raced at other K1 speed locations and it’s a lot of fun, these karts are great, so it is nice to have one so close to home never hurts!”
Wilson will be on hand for the ribbon cutting ceremony as a part of the grand opening for the facility which opened for business officially this September. For more information on the new K1 Speed facility, check out their website, http://www.k1speed.com/denver-location.html , and be sure to follow Justin Wilson on twitter (@justin_wilson) for updates throughout the offseason!