opened May 1 in a 55,000-square-foot former furniture warehouse
that had closed amid the recession and slumping housing market.
business partners David Danglard and Susan Graver opened their
first K1 Speed track in 2003 in Carlsbad.
the pair and their other investors have been on a tear, opening
a total of six Southern California tracks, at a cost of about
$1.5 million per facility.
and Graver chose this path after giving up their previous business
selling vintage Levi's jeans wholesale.
we said, `We can do it, we can do something different,"' Graver
told me. "So six locations later, here we are."
to open a seventh track in January in San Diego.
is far from the best time to open a business. But Danglard said
the track represents to customers a short vacation from their