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Summer Camp for Indoor Go Kart in Toronto Racing

UPDATE: March 2016.

This year, GPK opens 4 Camp Dates for Super Summer Camp!

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Combine racing go kart in Toronto with summer camp for kids and you get a whole new way for your kids to have summer fun with Grand Prix Kartways’ Junior Summer Camp. Especially for kids ages 10 and older, GPK summer camp is a full week of go kart racing Toronto style with professional instruction on go karting, track time, and lots of other activities. There are two GPK camp weeks — July 16-20 and August 13-17, with camp days Monday through Friday each week from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm.

GPK Camp is a fun and safe way for kids to learn the rules and techniques of go karting in Toronto. Our all-electric go karts are environmentally friendly and remotely controlled to limit their speed. GPK has a realistic go karting Toronto track that is been called one of the best anywhere, with karts that look just like Formula 100 models. Camp participants will get in-class and on-track instruction that emphasizes safe driving and teaches them skills like cornering and passing. They will learn how a go kart works, and all about the sport of go kart racing. Outfitted with authentic safety gear, your kids will take to the track for the experience of a lifetime.

But GPK Summer Camp isn’t just about go kart in Toronto. Along with on-track fun, participants will be busy with lots of other summer fun activities as well. They will watch movies, have scavenger hunts and do fun arts and crafts projects. There will also be something for everyone with lots of other indoor and outdoor sports activities. GPK Summer Camp participants will also have full access to our new Kinected Interactive Gaming Center with great video games, and slot car racing at the best place for indoor kart racing in Toronto.

Starting at 8:30 in the morning, GPK Camp includes a healthy lunch and afternoon snack each day plus lots of beverages to keep campers hydrated. Our deli counter will also be open for additional snacks for purchase.

Sign up for GPK Summer Camp for the best summer go kart in Toronto for kids 10 and older — now while there is still space available.  There are discounts for attending more than one week, and for families with more than one child attending. Give us a call, check our website or look for us on Facebook for more information, requirements and registration.


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How to Pass on an Indoor Go Kart Track

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Knowing how to pass on an indoor go kart track takes skill and practice. Passing the driver up ahead is the key to winning the race. But you have to know how to do it. It needs to be smooth and efficient. And it takes concentration – and a few tricks.

In fact, the best trick to passing on an indoor go kart track starts before the race. Walk around the indoor go kart track and watch a race to look for places that are best for passing. Think about how you would approach those spots of vulnerability. Mentally envision how you would drive through that area a couple times. Then you’ll have a plan before you get in the kart.

Now once you’re in your indoor go kart — stay focused on the road ahead, and be aware of the karts around you. It will keep you safe, and will help you avoid slowing down, getting stuck behind another kart, or even worse – passed up yourself.

When you come up behind an indoor go kart that you want to pass, pay attention to the gap between your karts, and look for signs that the driver is starting to struggle. That may give you an opportunity to get past them.

The best place to pass another kart is in a corner of an indoor go kart track. You want to make sure your kart is on the inside of the track as you corner. This might mean braking gently to slow down just a little before you get to the corner. Look for an opportunity when the car ahead of you starts to drift wide through a turn and make your move toward the inside. Make sure the other driver sees you so he doesn’t turn into you as you’re passing. If you are not at least level with the other go karter before they start turning, back off. Otherwise, you may cause an accident. And if things start to go bad, don’t dive into the corner to avoid an accident. Ease up and try again at another opportunity.

Once you’ve gotten between the indoor go kart track and the car you want to pass, it’s all about acceleration. By positioning yourself inside, you will have a straighter line to follow to get out of the turn. Make sure you start to accelerate before the other kart comes out of the corner and picks up speed. Once you’ve passed them, drive straight and smooth to put as much distance between behind you as possible. Keep doing this until you are the one in front of the pack – and across the finish line.

The best way to win an indoor go kart race is to practice! Come try out your passing strategy at GPK today!

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Cornering in a Toronto Indoor Go Kart

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Cornering requires a special technique when driving a Toronto Go Kart

Some indoor go kart drivers in Toronto say that races are won in the corners. It’s easy to drive on the straightaways. But learning how to take the corners on an indoor go kart track takes some technique and practice. And taking an indoor go kart through a corner is nothing like driving an automobile on the road.

The difference between an indoor go kart and an automobile’s cornering ability is in something called a ” differential.” In an automobile, each wheel can rotate at a different speed. But an indoor go kart’s wheels all rotate at the same speed. So when it goes around a corner, the inside wheels travels less distance than the outside ones. Since those inside wheels can’t adjust and rotate slower like the ones on a street car, the indoor Toronto go kart has to be designed to lift the rear tire off the ground when it takes a curve.

What is the key to Cornering with an Toronto indoor go kart

The key to cornering well in an indoor go kart is all about choosing your line and knowing when to brake and accelerate. When you take a corner, your goal is to flatten out the curve. You do this by driving in an outside-inside-outside pattern. Approach the corner on the outside of the track, then shorten the distance around the corner by getting your indoor go kart as close to the inside of the corner as possible. Then you can straighten out toward the outside of the track on your way out of the turn.

Be sure to approach the corner at a comfortable speed. You will need to be able to accelerate once we’re into the curve, so hold back a little. But not too much – if you brake too hard or go into the corner too slow, you will find yourself fighting the kart and you may hit the wall.

Your body position is important too. As you approach the corner, lean your body away from the inside of the turn. And make sure you’re sitting well back in the seat – it will help the rear wheels slide a little more.

Keep the motion of your indoor go kart steady by turning swiftly but smoothly without jerking on the steering wheel. That will just reduce your speed and mess up your handling. If you do need to brake, ease onto them slowly – don’t slam them or you’re going to end up in the wall.

Now come try it out on a real Toronto indoor go kart track at Grand Prix Kartways today! And bring your friends. They will be amazed at how well you corner!

We have illustrated this further through a video. Check it out below.

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Rain does not bother us with Go Karting in Toronto!

It’s April. What are you going to do on a rainy day? There’s a great alternative to the kids zoning out in front of the television. And an great way to end the whining “There’s nothing to do…” Indoor go karting in Toronto style is the best way to spend a rainy day. And the best place for indoor go karting in Toronto?  GP Kartways!

The GP Kartways indoor go karting track is protected from the weather so you can race anytime. It also uses all-electric go karts so it is safe and environmentally friendly. No fumes, less noise, More fun!

GP Kartways 47,000 square foot facility includes the highest rated track in the area a 600-foot straightaway – the longest in indoor go karting Toronto. It includes hairpin turns, chicanes, short, medium, and long turns so your kids will feel like they are at a real race. It even has an authentic atmosphere. GP Kartways built its raceway to look like a real city track, lined with panoramic views, grass infields, lamp posts, fountains and street signs. There is even a realistic looking grandstand mural with thousands of cheering fans.

There is something for everyone at GPK. Children 10-years old and 48” (122 cm) tall can participate in the indoor go karting in GP Kartways junior karts. For adult karts you must be 52″ (132 cm) tall and 16 years of age. But – if you have little ones who are not yet ready for indoor go karting, there are lots of other things for them to do.

A six-lane slot car track lets you have race fun without getting behind the wheel. And in GP Kartways new Kinected Interactive Centre, anyone can get take to the track in a race simulators. There are also billiard tables, foozeball, air hockey, bubble hockey, and Xbox 360 console stations with all the latest games.

All that fun is sure to work up an appetite. But you won’t have to go out in the rain to feed the crew – GPK’s Trackside Café has fast food, snacks and beverages the whole family will enjoy.

You can also do a little shopping at GPK – we offer a full line of merchandise including racing caps, shirts, jackets, and custom helmets, along with rare model cars.

Is the weather forecast calling for rain? Don’t worry – spend your day at GP Kartways! Come out and see for yourself today.

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