I didn’t think much of the question—I can run a marathon in heels higher than the ones I was wearing when I walked into K1 Speed Austin. And I’d been in a go-kart before… how hard could it be? The answer, as it turned out, was K1 racing was hard enough for me to have to ask for help putting my helmet on, but not so hard that I had to curse my favorite boots.
I’m not exactly a speed demon; I’m more of a car-dancer which is probably the product of growing up in a city where ‘driving’ primarily consists of stop-and-go traffic on I-35. Naturally, getting behind the wheel of a K1 Speed European-style 20hp electric kart made me a bit nervous. With top speeds up to 45 mph, and a track with turns tighter than a Herve Leger bandage dress, this is definitely more thrilling than the amusement park go-karts I was expecting.
This Monday (Feb 15th), K1 Speed is hosting a special event, The Pirelli World Challenge Driver Shootout. Some lucky fans will be able to race with their favorite pro drivers and there will also be a meet and greet!
Today’s prize is an opportunity to see the holiday lights in Austin like you’ve never seen them before! Take a ride in a helicopter and see what all the lights look like from hundreds of feet above the city!
It’s also special because the evening helicopter tours only fly for the holiday light tours and on Valentine’s weekend, so this is a rare treat.
Today’s winner will receive a Holiday Lights Santa Short Tour for two people.
27 days until kickoff! If you can’t wait that long to get a glimpse at the Longhorns, today is your lucky day!
Texas Athletics invites fans to the 2015 Texas Football Fan Day on Sunday, Aug. 9 at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. The day’s activities start at 9:45 a.m. with an open practice. This is the first opportunity for fans to get a glimpse of the Longhorns before the season opener vs. Notre Dame in South Bend.
Beginning at noon, fans will have an opportunity for photo ops with some of Texas’ greatest traditions: BEVO XIV, Smokey the Cannon, Texas Cheer and Pom, Hook ‘Em, AirHorn, and the world’s largest Hook ‘Em inflatable (weather permitting).
Following practice, fans are encouraged to head to the Red McCombs Red Zone for autographs from the 2015 Texas Football team and assistant coaches. Photos with Coach Strong will be taken by Texas Athletics personnel; fans will be given information on how to download the FREE photos online. Autographs will start at 1:30 p.m. and conclude at 3:30 p.m.
Special 18″x24″ commemorative posters to be used for autographs will be provided to fans (Limit one poster per person). As a reminder, posters featuring student-athlete autographs may not be sold per NCAA rules. No outside items (including footballs, T-shirts, tickets, etc.) may be brought in for autographs. Photos with players and assistant coaches are also not permitted.
All autographs and activities are FREE and on a first-come, first-served basis. Large crowds are expected so please prepare accordingly. Fans may access the Red McCombs Red Zone following the conclusion of the open practice at noon.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
9 a.m.: Gates (1, 7, 27, 28, 32) on the east and west sides open. Stadium map
9:45 a.m.: Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium
1:30-3:30 p.m.: Red McCombs Red Zone (enter Gates 14 and 16 following practice) Fan Day map
Autographs with Texas Football players and assistant coaches
If you’re looking to stamp your “Official Texan” tour card, attending a stock car race should definitely be on your list.
The KVET 250 revs up this Saturday at Central Texas Speedway, and we’re PUMPED about it. We visited the track last week to race go-karts and in doing so, we got the opportunity to checkout the raceway. They’ve got ample parking, a full bar (that overlooks the pit area), and a track that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
Watch the best drivers in the South battle door-to-door, bumper-to-bumper this weekend at Central Texas Speedway. Use promo code RACE365 to get 50% OFF any online race ticket. Kids 12 and under get in FREE! Redeem the code by clicking the button below:
T-minus 14 days until Morgan Wade, Silver Medalist, 2014 Austin X-Games BMX Big Air winner and Friends roll into town for this years games in Austin, and thanks to H-E-B and AXE you have a chance to check out the experience first hand!
Do you have the AXE confidence? You know that fresh feeling AXE gives you, making you feel like you can conquer the world, get that girl’s phone number, or in this case, eat sandwiches in the pouring rain?
Local sandwich shop owner and BMX champ, Aaron Ross doesn’t let anything get between him and a grilled cheese. Armed with AXE, he’s confident and ready for anything.
With the AXE confidence you can do anything, even attend X Games Austin. Here’s the rundown on how you can rub elbows with X Games medalist, Morgan Wade and other athletes. On the day of the event (May 30th & May 31st – Austin) purchase any AXE product at the H-E-B stores of the event (shown below) and show your receipt to have your picture taken with the athletes and be entered to win tickets to X Games. It’s that simple.
You could win: A 3-Day Experience Pass (worth $109) that includes one wristband good for all 3 days to gain access to the COTA grounds, festival and live music, including the new Infield Super Stage. First come, first served viewing of BMX Dirt, BMX and Skate Vert, Moto X Enduro X, Speed and Style and Quarterpipe, Off-Road Truck Racing, Major League Gaming and BMX, Skate and Big Air Doubles. There will be two winners per store event. There will also be chances to win merchandise like t-shirts and hats.
May 30 (4:00 – 6:00) – 6900 Brodie Ln. Austin, TX 78745 May 31 (1:00 – 3:00) – 500 Canyon Ridge Dr. Austin, TX 78753
To learn more about the event, watch styling videos and redeem $2.00 off digital coupon, visit the H-E-B Dare To Do Website.
Trifecta is back at it again this year, celebrating the running of the derby! Enjoy mint juleps on the patio then step inside to watch the races on one of their six big screens.
$10 gets you into the party and also includes complimentary appetizers and an official Kentucky Derby signature glass.
Trifecta offers 99+ bourbons (yes, many from Kentucky), making it the perfect place to celebrate in style. Speaking of style, they encourage attendants to “dress to impress,” with big hats and seersucker suits!
We’re giving away ten FREE tickets to the event, enter below!
If you’re not playing soccer acting as a real life “bubble boy” you’re doing it wrong. This game started in New Zealand and has made it’s way all the way to Austin, Texas.
No soccer skills required. All you have to do is be ready to suit up in the massive bubble and run around!
Let’s all file this one under something you need to do once in your life!
To get the best rates, grab a bunch of friends and reserve for a group (groups start at 12 people or more). They do everything from meet ups, birthdays, celebrations with friends, corporate events and more!
Tonight Texas will take on Arkansas in the AdvoCare Bowl in Houston, Texas. The game is sold out but there will be plenty of places to watch around town.
This will be your last opportunity to see Texas play this year. For those that missed the controversy this weekend, the Arkansas head coach was photographed giving the “Horns Down” sign while shaking Charlie Strong’s hand. Needless to say some Texas fans are up in arms about this whole ordeal and are defiantly out for a win today!
The ultimate 5k fun run, Neon Dash, is coming to The Travis County Expo Center on September 13th! Prices increase tomorrow, so be sure to hop on this one ASAP and use the coupon code: 365 for $5.00 off the ticket price.
Here are all the details from the folks at Neon Dash:
Our night time 5k Fun Run will have you Walking, Running or Dancing through our course while we cover you in vibrant Neon Colors from head to toe! NEW IN 2014- we’ve added a FOAM ZONE!
Now you can get covered with Neon AND run through a giant bog of glowing FOAM! This glowing color fest will surely energize and pump you up with exhilarating music from our multiple Glow Zones™ while you conquer this electric 5k in style.
Join thousands as you cross the Finish Line into the After Dash Bash™, filled with performers, music, refreshments, Neon Colors, Foam, and tons of Ultra Violet Blacklight festivities! This charity run allows you to give back while taking away glowing memories created along this epic 5k course.
Every participant becomes part of the show as they glimmer and glow the night away in this one of a kind extravaganza! You’ve never experienced anything like this!
In addition to the $5.00 off code, we’re also giving away tickets for two to the dash!! Just tag who you would bring with you on the 365 Facebook or Instagram page to be entered to win!