Carlsbad City Council rejects request for permit at K1 Speed go-kart racing track

Posted at 12:40 PM, Aug 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-23 15:40:44-04

CARLSBAD, Calif. (KGTV) - The Carlsbad City Council Tuesday denied a request by the owner of a go-kart race track for a permit to serve alcohol on the premisis.

David Danglard, the owner of K1 Speed, had asked the Council for a permit to sell liquor. The Carlsbad location was his first track, and Danglard has 34 others.

10News found a liquor menu on K1's Chicago website, complete with everything from wine and beer to hard liquor.

Many parents were concerned that having alcohol served at the track would change the environment, especially with many kids visiting frequently visiting the location.

Danglard said the two Chicago locations were used as a test pilot for the past four years without any issues. He added no liquor would be served before racing, and drinking and driving would not be allowed. A wristband would be given with a straight message: Don't drink and drive.

The North Coastal Prevention Coalition fought the proposal, and results from its online survey showed 70 percent of people do not support alcohol at K1.

The Carlsbad Planning Commission approved the liquor permit 7-2 prior to the City Council rejecting it in a final vote.