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Our Top 9 Toronto Go Karting Facebook Pages


Like everything else in life, Toronto go karting is well represented on Facebook.

From fan groups to countless Toronto go karting companies, you can find many a Facebook page dedicated to go-karts. Even Toronto’s best indoor go-kart track has a Facebook page (but we’ll get to that later).

Here are nine pages, groups and topics you should follow: (Note that for page names, “go-kart” is spelled the way it appears on the various page titles, which is why sometimes it doesn’t have the hyphen.)

9 Must Follow Toronto Go Karting Facebook Pages | GPK | www.gokarttoronto.com

Go Kart Interest Page – This page allows you to show your interest in go-karting by simply liking the topic. If you love these fun, little machines, you can show all your Facebook friends by liking this topic page. Over 40,600 people on Facebook like the Go Kart topic page. Show your interest in go-karts to your friends by liking it.

9 Must Follow Toronto Go Karting Facebook Pages | GPK | www.gokarttoronto.com

Go-Karting Sport Page – Not just for people who are interested in go-karts in general, this page is for people who like the sport of go-kart racing. Whether you are a participant, a hopeful participant or a spectator, if you love professional go-kart racing, this topic page is for you. Nearly 200,000 people on Facebook like the topic of go-kart racing and why wouldn’t they like it? It’s an amazing and fun sport.

 

9 Must Follow Toronto Go Karting Facebook Pages | GPK | www.gokarttoronto.com

Go Kart Legends Group – The Go Kart Legends group is open to the public who want to share their stories and photos of go-kart racing legends. If you are a fan of go-kart racing, this is a good page to check out. The page description is “Real karters from the 80’s and 90’s.” It appears that most of the posts come from Australia, but people from other countries post, too. There are even people selling and buying parts on the page. Worth a look if you grew up in the ‘80s and ‘90s.

 

9 Must Follow Toronto Go Karting Facebook Pages | GPK | www.gokarttoronto.com

Go kart racing memes – Just for fun, this page brings together weird and wonderful memes, photos and videos about go-karts. For example, you can see a video of a go-kart going down a bobsled track on this page. (Don’t try that, by the way.) Or, you can see what Toronto go karting looks like racing on a sprint car track. Those little carts get awfully dirty racing in the dirt.

 

9 Must Follow Toronto Go Karting Facebook Pages | GPK | www.gokarttoronto.com

Go Kart Trading Post – A closed group, the Go Kart Trading Post is for anyone who has go-kart parts for sale or who wants to buy go-kart parts. If you’re in the market for go-kart parts, this is a great group to join.

 

9 Must Follow Toronto Go Karting Facebook Pages | GPK | www.gokarttoronto.com

#GoKarting – Not a page, per se, but this is the go-karting hashtag search results in Facebook. We know hashtags aren’t popular in Facebook, but people do use them and they fulfill their purpose when you click on them. For a variety of go-karting news, views and posts, check out #gokarting on Facebook.

 

9 Must Follow Toronto Go Karting Facebook Pages | GPK | www.gokarttoronto.com

Autoblog Canada – While it doesn’t specialize in go-karts, Autoblog Canada does post Toronto go karting related stories sometimes. If you like motorized vehicles of any kind and live in the Great White North, it’s worth checking this page out.

 

9 Must Follow Toronto Go Karting Facebook Pages | GPK | www.gokarttoronto.com

Go Kart Mozart – Okay, we admit that we’re reaching a little bit with this one. Go Kart Mozart is a band and we have no idea what they sound like, but they look like a fun group of people. The page isn’t updated all that often, but how could you not love a band named Go Kart Mozart?

 

9 Must Follow Toronto Go Karting Facebook Pages | GPK | www.gokarttoronto.com

GPK – We saved the best for last with the GPK Facebook page. This is by far the greatest go-kart related page on Facebook (although we might be a little biased). Keep up to date with everything happening at Toronto’s best indoor go karting track on our Facebook page. We’ve got comedy, drama, action, adventure, articles, videos, pics and tips.
If you’re on Facebook (and we know you are), check out these nine must-follow go-karting related pages, groups and topics. And when you’re done that, get off your phone or computer and come on down to GPK and do some serious Toronto go karting.

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6 Undeniable Reasons Toronto Go Karting is Hated

Here is a statement that pains us to say, but is unfortunately true: Some people in Toronto hate go karting.

How in the world someone could hate ripping around a track with a group of smiling friends or family without a care in the world is beyond us, but some people just plain don’t like it. Here are six potential reasons why people hate go-karting.

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It’s seen by some adults as a kid’s pastime

There’s no doubt that kids love go-karting and go-karts, which are basically miniature race cars, are well-suited to children. But, children’s love of go-karting can cause some adults to resent it because they see it as just something children do.

But, we can definitely tell you that adults have a blast when they step into that kart and go for a spin around the track. We’ve seen some hesitant adults break into huge smiles once they’ve tried it. Go-karts aren’t just for kids.

Some people find it boring

A lot of people love go-karting because it’s so different from what they’re used to when driving. Instead of driving their car or SUV through stop-and-go city traffic, they get to feel what it’s like in an open cockpit in a place where they can go as fast as the vehicle will allow (while still being completely safe) on a race track.

But, to someone who is used to driving a motorcycle or a dirt bike or something like that, a simple electric go-kart probably isn’t going to be particularly exciting or fun. That’s okay, though. People have fun in different ways and we love that we can provide people with a good time in a safe and fun environment. Plus, some of those thrill seekers got their first rush of adrenaline while in a go-kart at a young age, so we’re happy to have inspired them.

Reasons Why Toronto Go Karting is Hated | GPK | www.gokarttoronto.com
Reasons Why Toronto Go Karting is Hated | GPK | www.gokarttoronto.com

People think it’s unsafe

Accidents happen and when they happen on a professional go-kart racing circuit, they have the potential to be pretty brutal. People see that and/or read the stories about freak accidents happening at go-kart tracks involving people getting terribly injured (usually by clothing or hair getting caught in the moving parts of the vehicle) and they just assume go-karts are dangerous.

It’s true that go-karts have the potential to be unsafe, but racing go-karts are totally different than rental go-karts like we have at GPK. Our karts are safe and we take every precaution to avoid any kind of mishap. From our four point harnesses to our ability to electronically shut off all karts on the track simultaneously to our comprehensive staff training to our mandatory helmet rule, we take safety seriously at GPK.

People have had bad experiences due to corporate team building

We constantly tell people that go-karting is a great corporate team building exercise and we stand by that. Who wouldn’t want to come and do something fun rather than participating in some kind of silly boot camp?

We have to admit, though, that sometimes corporate team building exercises can be forced onto people who just don’t want to participate, whether they dislike their co-workers or they are just resentful for having to do something they didn’t have any say in or whatever. Sometimes people have a bad experience with a team building exercise regardless of what that exercise is. But, if everyone is on board, there is no denying that go-kart racing can bring a team closer together.

Reasons Why Toronto Go Karting is Hated | GPK | www.gokarttoronto.com
Reasons Why Toronto Go Karting is Hated | GPK | www.gokarttoronto.com

Really competitive people can take it overboard

We all have that one friend (or possibly two or three) that turns everything into a competition. If at least two people are doing the same thing, for that one ultra competitive person, it has to be about who does it faster, who gets more done, who can raise more money etc. A little competition can be a good thing, but when you take it overboard, it ruins it for everyone involved.

Most people won’t mind coming in last if they’ve had a good time while doing it and whoever comes in first is humble about it. At GPK, even though we do have races and keep track of who finishes where, the focus is always on the fun and not on who finished where.

Some Toronto go kart tracks are run poorly

Fortunately, this isn’t something we have to deal with at GPK, but some go-kart tracks have a less than stellar reputation and often that reputation is well-deserved. Whether it’s lax safety regulations or rude staff members, a poorly run track can sour a person’s perception of go-karting.

It’s a shame when that happens and if it has happened to you, we invite you to come to GPK so we can show you how a go-karting experience is supposed to be (spoiler: it’s supposed to be fun and awesome).

These are six reasons that people can end up doing what should be impossible; hating go-karting. Here at Toronto’s best indoor go-kart track, we like to make it our mission to ensure everyone has a stellar time while participating in one of the funnest activities around. So, if you know someone who has had a bad go-karting experience, bring them down to GPK and we’ll help turn their frowns upside down when it comes to go-karting.

Reasons Why Toronto Go Karting is Hated | GPK | www.gokarttoronto.com

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5 Misconceptions About Toronto Go Karts

Even something as simple as the humble Toronto go karts can have a whole host of misconceptions surrounding it. We just want to clear the air about some of these.

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1. Rental go-karts and racing Toronto go karts are the same thing

This misconception can go a couple of different ways. If you’re a parent who has seen a professional racing go-karts speeding around the track, you may think all go-karts are these powerful little machines that whip around corners at neck snapping speeds.

Or, if you are a go-kart racer and you tell someone that you’re a go-kart racer, you may get angry if they assume you just put-put around the track at a relatively low speed like the carts at many rental places.

But, the two types of go-karts are vastly different. Racing go-karts are direct descendents of open-wheeled Formula 1 cars and, as such, they can get up to pretty good speeds and require skill and practice to handle.

On the other hand, rental go-karts, while they go quickly enough to have a lot of fun, don’t come anywhere near the speeds the racing Toronto go karts can reach. Rental go-karts, like the ones at GPK, are meant for family fun and you don’t need any special training or skills to rip around the track on one.

But, if you spent an hour in one of our karts and then hopped into a real racing go-kart, you would notice a world of difference.

Check out our video on Toronto Go Karting Safety

2. Go-karts aren’t safe

Again, this depends on the type of go kart you are talking about. The racing go-karts, while they go fast, are equipped with all the safety equipment that a racing vehicle should have.

On the other hand, a backyard go-kart that some girl threw together using an old lawnmower engine and some discarded bike frames welded together will be decidedly less safe.

At GPK, our electric Toronto go karts are equipped with 4-point seat belts that keep you securely in the vehicle. Our padded steering wheels prevent injuries to the chest and head and all racers are mandated to wear helmets. On top of that, our indoor go-karting facility is equipped with a remote shut-off ability to slow down and shut off all engines in case of accidents or bottlenecking on the track.

So, while not all go-karts are created equally, we can definitely vouch for the ones at GPK. They’re as safe as a life jacket wrapped in a bulletproof vest strapped into a safety harness that is decorated with reflectors.

3. You can build a go-kart easily just using junk in your garage

Those backyard go-karts that we alluded to before do exist. Tinkerers like to see what they can build and how well their creations run. This goes back not just to people’s curiosity and love of building, but more specifically to the days of the old soap box derby racers (which are still around, actually).

While modern soapbox derby racers are sleek and you can purchase kits to help you build them out of materials like fibreglass, old-timey soapbox derby racers were built out of crates and whatever else a kid could toss together. Hence, people still believe that about motorized go-karts. A lawnmower engine, some wheels off a baby carriage, some wood, metal and wire and you’re good to go, right?

But, as any backyard engineer will tell you, there are many variables to consider, particularly weight. Just slapping things together will likely not get you going far, but with a little planning and some calculations and the right material, you can build a homemade go-kart that will run and even stay together.

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4. Go-karting is just for kids

According to a scientific formula we just made up, it has been proven beyond any reasonable doubt that adults love ripping around a racetrack just as much (and sometimes even way more) than kids do.

Racing Toronto go karts makes an excellent date, team building activity or birthday bash (for a child or adult), so whether you’re just a greenhorn at this whole life thing or you’re a seasoned veteran, you’ll have a blast on a go-kart track. In fact, at Maple Knoll Village retirement home, in Cincinnati, Ohio, a 91 year old resident became the oldest person to go indoor go-karting, according to the Maple Knoll website.

5. Go-karts and buggies are the same thing

While most people know that go-karts are made for driving around tracks on asphalt, there are still some people who equate go-karts with off road buggies (dune buggies and other off-road vehicles). These off-road vehicles have much larger tires and larger engines for driving on trails or over dunes. And while some go-karts, providing they have the appropriate tires, can be driven on trails, they are really designed for track use.

We hope that clears up any lingering misconceptions you may have about go-karts and go-karting. To fully appreciate these magnificent machines, come down to Toronto’s best indoor go kart track at GPK and do a few laps.

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5 Awesome Things You Get Out of Go Karting in Toronto

In truth, there are more than 5 awesome things you can benefit by racing on a Toronto Go Kart.

We will only give you 5 that have made an impact in our readers’ lives.

Toronto go kart racing is an activity that surely pumps up your adrenaline, stimulates your brain and strengthens bonds among peers and family. To be perfectly specific about it, here are what we identified as the top 5 awesome things you get out of Toronto go kart racing.


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Benefit #1: Brain Stimulation

Although most physical activities stimulate the brain, go karting in Toronto’s leading indoor raceway has a little bit more to give with its F1 style raceway. The experience is more realistic and more exhilarating than that of others.

Decision-making.

Racing demands a driver’s sound decision making ability by allowing the driver to create plans on how to finish ahead of the others. A good race driver would first and foremost assess the road he will have to trek, anticipating difficulties in some sections of the racetrack and formulating plans to ease through those. He will have to foresee that other racers are creating the same plans. How he will manage to zip away when a sharp turn bottlenecks, will really depend on what available options he has at that exact moment. He may take the turn freely without trouble if he is well ahead of the pack when he reaches the obstacle, or he may be sandwiched between aggressive drivers. That is where he will have to utilize his sound decision making skills taking into consideration the strength of his vehicle and weighing out its limitations.

Practice makes perfect,

as the saying goes. Trials and errors are analyzed and plans are modified to establish a course of action that works to attain objectives. It is common knowledge that many of our famous Nascar and Formula One or Honda Indy superstars started their careers zipping around the race track on a go kart. 

Reflexes

are put to the test when un-anticipated events happen during the race. That sends signals to the brain to heighten all the necessary senses and sharpen the driver’s reflexes. One factor that should be emphasized here as well, should be control over these reflexes. By definition, reflexes are nearly instantaneous, involuntary movement in response to a stimulus. It is done without thinking and automatically happens as a reaction. Some reflexes could be beneficial to you, some might not.  Learn how to control these reflexes.

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Benefit #2: Mastery of the Controls of a Toronto Go Kart

As the great Bruce Lee once said, in order to effectively use your weapon, you should become one with it. Well, there are no weapons in racing. But studying your go kart, its strengths and its limitations and compensating with it allows you to use it to its optimum potential. Humans are the most adaptable animals. We easily learn to adjust to the changing surroundings and the corresponding changes in its demands. That is why if there is a need to adjust to conform with the controls of the electric go kart, we can easily do just that. Thus, mastery of the controls is achieved in no time.

 

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Benefit #3: Fosters Healthy Competition

Racing is interactive and fun; and if used by companies as a team building tool, it creates camaraderie and team work among workers through healthy competition. That strengthens working relationships and stimulates workplace cooperation, making it easier for them achieve a singular objective.

 

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Benefit #4: Adrenaline Rush for A Healthier You

Physical activity, in moderate amounts, facilitates the release of Adrenaline, sometimes referred to as the super human hormone. It positively affects the body by increasing blood flow into the tissues and brain during the thrill of a race. That is why a driver feels a sudden flushing, a gush of heat flooding the whole body which leads to a sharper mind and a stronger heart. The feeling of heat is caused by the increased blood supply into the tissues as the blood vessels react to the Adrenaline hormone by dilating allowing more blood to pass through. Whoah! Too technical there! But you get the drift, right?

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Benefit #5: Builds Bonds Between Peers, Co-Workers or Family

The human body responds well to a stimulus that originates from someone whom he or she is bonded with. As mentioned earlier, that sense of belongingness and improved perception of self-worth develops into a sense of openness towards that other person. If you are a very busy father who barely has the time to spend with your kids, go karting is a perfect tool to re-establish that trusting relationship and encourage re-building of negative perceptions between you and your family member.

One reader once attested to the effectiveness of go karting as a tool to rebuild his relationship with his son. Not only did it open his son’s eyes to the fact that the father genuinely loves him. But it also enlightened the father of his shortcomings. Melodramatic huh? Before we received that comment, all of these things were just words that occupied our blog space. But then upon knowing that there was at least one, in the billions of people around the world, who was moved by our words and had went through a positive change in his life, writing writing suddenly had a purpose, a responsibility, almost like a movement.

Why don’t you give Grand Prix Kartways a call at (647) 496-5838 and book your race. You’ll never know what impact a simple Toronto go kart race can have in your life. Call us today.

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When Kids Are Too Young to Race on a Toronto Go Kart

Too Young for Go Karting in Toronto | Grand Prix Kartways | 647-496-5838

Kids below our minimum safety requirements can’t board Go Karts

Grand Prix Kartways has them covered

As we strictly adhere to the safety regulations of a Toronto go karting facility, kids that are less than 52 inches (130 cm) in height are prohibited from boarding any of our Junior karts. Instead, we provide activities that are equally exhilarating and unforgettable for your little tots. Introducing…

 

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GPK Kinected Interactive Center

Grand Prix Kartways has a plethora of dynamic entertainment experience that will keep your kids, even the big boys, immersed in total exhilaration.

Race Simulators

The token-driven race simulators can keep a child completely engrossed in his own racing world. The interactive computer game is so realistic even the bigger boys would want to test their driving skills on it.

Carrera Slot Car Raceway

And to give them an even more exhilarating experience, we have a 6-lane, 90-foot Carrera Slot Car raceway at the Mini Grid, a one of its kind in GTA, which is a must-try for any motorsport enthusiast.

The Mini Grid

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Mini Grid features a 6-lane, 90-foot slot car raceway

A retail center that showcases die cast model cars with model kits, a variety of children’s toy sets, DVDs and books and Canada’s largest selection of slot cars and slot car sets.

Brand New X-Box 360

Our new Xbox 360, which features Kinect technology, is a hot item in this section! Kinect Technology is a full-body gaming experience, outmoding the agile finger and thumb video gaming. It is gaming in real-life.

Other Activities

Air and bubble hockey, foozeball and billiard tables definitely complete a motorsport enthusiast’s day at Grand Prix Kartways.


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Trackside Café and Nitro Lounge

And when all the energy is spent, and the hunger pangs kick in, our Pit Zone Café have quick bites and refreshments that answer to that need. Our licensed luxury bar, the Nitro Zone Lounge, will surely beckon on to the big boys for a couple of ice cold drinks to beat the racing heat in a lush, full-serviced bar

Truly, there is no other facility that can throw your kids and your big boys into their own exciting world of exhilarating fun and unforgettable experience other than at GPK. Call us today at (647) 496-5838 and race to the finish with us!

 

 

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Toronto Go Karting: Best Birthday Ever!

These are the words that every parent wants to hear from their kids.

Well,  we can make that happen for you!

Toronto Go Karting – Simply Unforgettable

If you’re looking to throw an unforgettable birthday bash, you’ve come to the right place. Grand Prix Kartways  has over 47,000 sq ft of indoor space for you child to explore. We provide everything from race suits to racing helmets to make your kid’s Toronto Go Kart racing fantasies come true! Don’t worry we are taking every possible precaution to keep them safe.

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One of Toronto’s fastest electric Go-karts: The Italian-made EK-5N-DR

Our Karts

We offer state-of-the-art electric go-karts – the Italian made EK-5N-DR and EK-Mini Go-Karts that are the best available in the industry today. Our race team stylized go-karts are fast, safe, and environmentally friendly!


Our Packages

Our mission at Grand Prix Kartways is to create an unforgettable Toronto go karting experience. We have a diverse array of packages for you to choose from. They are custom built to suit your needs and number of guests.

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Go-Karting Birthday Packages that are customizable to ensure an exhilarating and unforgettable Go Karting Party in Toronto

Go-Kart Racing

Time to push the pedal to the metal! You can choose from private race sessions, pre-reserved race times and a 2-for-1 gift certificate for each guest! We provide junior go-karts for children 10+ years of age and the minimum height of 50” (120 cm). Our senior go-karts are reserved for children 13+ years of age with 54” (130 cm) minimum height. We can offer private race sessions with up to 8 Senior Karts and 6 Junior Karts.

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Slot Car Racing

Who said the sidelines were boring? When go karting at GPK Toronto, you get to experience a different kind of exhilaration with our 90-foot long Carrera Slot Car Raceway – a one of a kind 6-lane slot car racetrack! Slot car racing enthusiasts can enjoy model car racing with their peers.

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GPK’s Mini Grid Slot Car Racing featuring a one-of-a-kind six-lane 90-foot long Carrera Slot Car raceway that is a “must-try” for any motorsport enthusiast!

You can even reserve a minimum of 30 minutes for your own private party. This includes free use of our rental cars and a staff person to conduct your race program!

 

Custom Services

Add a 3rd go-kart race to your package for only $13 per person more. We provide trophies with custom engraving. Even get your own custom video that chronicles the day’s festivities.

 

There’s a lot more you can do! Call us today at (647) 496-2888 and let’s start planning for a birthday your kid will never forget!

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How Helmets Protect You When Go Karting in Toronto

Check out our explainer video on safety. (<https://youtu.be/5kRXnW3z_nM>)

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Go karting in Toronto is fast, it is furious, and it is full of excitement at every bend.

With every twist and turn comes the thrill of the race, as you try hard to gauge the apex of a corner while maintaining a decent speed.

Safety is clearly important, and at GPK it is not something that we neglect. We make sure we provide the latest safety equipment, including top of the range helmets.

Helmets are worn to protect you when you crash. Obviously they are compulsory when Go Karting in Toronto, but you should also be sure to wear one whenever you ride a bike, motorcycle, or in any case that a collision or crash is possible. A helmet could well save your life.

How Do Helmets Work?

Helmets work in a very simple way. They contain a layer of high-quality crushable foam, which absorbs most of the impact of a crash. This saves your skull, and quite possibly your brain from being damaged in a collision. The foam also serves to reduce the rotational force that could cause neck damage or spine damage.

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We never allow anyone on a Go Kart without a helmet on.

 

The outer layer of the helmet is made from a hard plastic that is designed to skid easily across the surface, so that the impact is reduced to a less harmful skim, rather than a deep impact, or a painful jerk of the head in a particular direction.

 

As you may be beginning to realize, the simple protection that a helmet can provide is invaluable to your safety.

Remember… it is better not to crash in the first place so be sure to drive responsibly.

Helmets with visors, such as the ones that we provide at our Go Karting facility in Toronto, provide protection against debris, or any other scraps that could fly in your face when you are driving at high speeds. Your eyes and face are safe, as long as the visor is always kept down.

Is There Anything Else I Should Know About Helmet Safety?

It is important that your helmet fits well to your head, so that it is able to properly absorb shock, and it is also important that the strap is always well secured, so that the helmet never comes loose when you are flying around a hairpin.

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When Go Karting in Toronto, use helmets with visors like what we provide.

 

You should always ensure that the visor of the helmet is kept clean, to improve visibility. This will reduce the chance of a crash in the first place.

 

Remember, a helmet provides an extra layer of protection for the head and neck, but this is not an insurance that warrants a deliberate crash, or any sort of driving behavior that could promote one. Go Karting in Toronto is a non-contact sport, and deliberately dangerous driving is not encouraged here. We want everyone to have fun, in a safe environment.

 

Our Go Kart track in Toronto is designed with both thrills and safety in mind. Our Go-Karts are the very cutting edge in both handling and safety features, and we have a number of safety rules, as well as the highly trained staff that are always around to help. We take care of all of the helmet safety that you see mentioned here.

Call us today, for the best family-friendly Toronto Go-Kart day out imaginable.

 

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What are the Different Types of Toronto Go Kart

A Toronto Go Kart is a kind of blanket term for a small four wheeled vehicle.

So as you can imagine, there are quite a lot of different types out there, of all sorts of shapes and sizes. The type of go-kart used usually depends on the situation. A soap box derby kart is an unusual go-kart used for downhill racing, and powered only by gravity. They

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wouldn’t be much good on an indoor Go Karting track in Toronto.
Toronto Go Karting takes place at many levels; from the highly recreational, to the highly competitive. There are indoor tracks, outdoor tracks, and high speed road tracks, and there are Go-Karts designed for each situation.

Competitive Go-Karts

There are three main types of Toronto Go Kart used for highly competitive track racing. Sprint Karts are the most commonly used. They are fast and versatile, and can be raced on many different types of track.

 

The Oval Karts are designed specifically for turning tight corners in only one direction, and are therefore perfectly designed for oval tracks. The Enduro Karts are built with maximum speed in mind, and can reach heart racing speeds of up to 90 miles per hour. Racers lie flat to reduce air resistance. If you watch a major Karting event involving professionals, then you will see one of these three types of Kart.

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Indoor Go-Karting

There are many types of indoor go kart in Toronto, and again the type a track will have all depends on the purpose. 2-stroke engines, or low-powered electric engines, are used for amusement style karts, while more competitive and exciting tracks use 4-stroke gas engines, or high powered electric ones that deliver around 15 HP. Toronto’s indoor karts vary in size and class, and can feature any one of a number of engines made by major manufacturers such as Briggs & Stratton, Honda, and others.

Petrol ones leave a smoggy pollution and make an unbearable amount of noise, all of which would be contained in the warehouse for your children to breathe in.

For the indoor experience electric go-karts are much more preferable. Petrol ones leave a smoggy pollution and make an unbearable amount of noise, all of which would be contained in the warehouse for your children to breathe in. This used to be a problem, because earlier electric go-karts could not produce as much power and speed as their petrol rivals.

Fortunately, this is no longer an issue. The new electric go-karts are just as effective, if not more effective, and in some cases can deliver even more power and speed; all without creating pollution.

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What Go Karts Do We Use At Grand Prix Kartways?

At Grand Prix Kartways we are have to find the perfect balance between competition and recreation. We therefore needed a Go Kart that is fast and exhilarating, but which also handles great and has plenty of safety. We choose the Italian-made EK-5N-DR electric Go-Karts, along with the EK-Mini for the kids. The adult karts have top speeds of 85Kph, deliver 20 HP, and accelerate really fast! They also make for a much cleaner and more enjoyable environment than a gas-powered engine.
We believe this to be the best choice for indoor Go Karting in Toronto. If you want to find out for yourself what it is like to race the finest karts in Toronto, then come along to Grand Prix Kartways.

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Does Go Karting in Toronto While Young, Affect Driving Skills?

Go-Karting in Toronto is a fun activity enjoyed by people of all ages as a recreational activity.

But it simultaneously works to accelerate your children’s driving skills, and their overall confidence on the road. At a young age, nothing else will put them closer to the experience of real life driving than a bit of time racing around a Go Karting track in Toronto.
We know what you are thinking. Go Karting is very different to driving a real car on a busy road. Both the kart itself, and the driving conditions are very different. The rules of a track are different to the rules of the road, and the handling of a car is totally different. While this is true, there are still many ways in which Go Karting in Toronto can really help a young person to develop their skills.

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Grasp The Basics Of Driving

Many of the most basic and fundamental elements of driving are important in Go Karting in Toronto. Your child will learn how to steer using a wheel, and brake and accelerate using pedals, which they will have to switch between at the correct time. They will tackle corners, and deal with the traffic; the other drivers on the road. Aside from the handling of the kart, they are half way to driving an automatic car already!

 

Improve Reaction Times

In life we learn to crawl, and then to walk, and then to drive. With each stage comes a definite change in speed. When a young person experiences Go Karting in Toronto for the first time, they take the leap from walking to driving, and have to adapt their perceptions quickly. Reaction times are likely to improve, given that they will not be traveling at faster speeds, flying around corners, and reacting to other drivers.

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The Mental Mindset

The mental mindset required when go-karting in Toronto is very similar to the one needed to drive a car. Both require prolonged focus and intense concentration to drive safely. Even in the face of distractions, both internal and external, the driver must keep their eyes and minds firmly on the road. They must notice hazards and potential hazards, and be aware of mistakes of others on the road. All of this requires practice, and there is no safer or more fun environment for young people to do this than GP Kartways.

 

Confidence Abound!

Perhaps the most astonishing improvement that we see in young people here at GP Kartways, is the amount of confidence that they accumulate. The more they drive, the more they seem to thrive. This confidence is transferable not only to driving a car, but also to every other aspect of life.

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By the time youngsters come to take driving lessons, they will be so well accustomed to being behind a wheel that they will be ready to make the change. They will already have the self belief necessary to try, and the positive attitude necessary to succeed. All that will be required for them is that they adapt to the vehicle.

 

Race At GP Kartways

Grand Prix Kartways is the leading indoor go-karting facility in Toronto. We have all sorts of different events on every week, and we are proud to have created a family friendly experience that people of all ages can enjoy. Bring your young drivers down for a bit of practice! Contact us today!

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