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Spice Up Your Holidays, Racing Go Karts in Toronto

Spice Up Your Holidays, Racing Go Karts Toronto

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When you think of the holidays, you probably think snow, spending time with family, and of course fun. And what could be more fun than racing go karts in Toronto at high speeds around the Grand Prix Kartways racetrack? Whether your kids have time off for the holidays, or cold weather is keeping them at home, your kids might be spending more time than usual indoors. While it’s a great opportunity to let them do homework or chores, you could take the opportunity to plan an excitement filled trip to Grand Prix Kartways instead! Family comes first, and the holidays are all about spending quality time with the ones you love, and go karts in Toronto racing is an activity that everyone in the family can enjoy.

Holiday Activity You Won’t Forget

Looking for a great family activity to lighten up the hard work that goes into holiday preparations? The holidays are all about fun with family so why not take a break, relax, and show you’re family and friend’s you’ve still got it when you race them on our F1 style go kart racetrack! You don’t have to win to have a blast, win or lose; you’re still participating in the fastest indoor competitive sport around, and spending quality time with the people you love. Bring your family, your friends, or take time out for yourself and sneak away for a race! Adults and kids of all ages can enjoy our Ferrari Go Karts, Junior Karts for kids 10-14, Mini Grid slot car racetrack, Kinected Activity Centre, food venues and more! Visit us once for an excitement filled race and you’re sure to want to come back for more! In fact, you might have even found your newest family tradition, right here at Grand Prix Kartways!

A Learning Experience They Won’t Forget

Racing go karts in Toronto is an excitement filled adventure, but some educational institutions actually classify go kart racing as an educational activity. Why? Because your kids can learn important motor vehicle skills like handling a vehicle, steering, passing, and of course, road courtesy.  Essentially, you can have a blast with your family while giving them a learning experience that they can take home.

The Perfect Present

Know a racing fan in need of that perfect gift? This year, instead of buying yet another racing game, why not give them a taste of the real thing when you purchase a gift card to GPK in the denomination of your choice? Grand Prix Kartways offers fast, safe family fun for all ages, anyone can enjoy it, and the gift cards can be used at any time.

Holiday fun is about more than dressing up the house or having an excellently cooked meal; it’s about enjoying quality time with your family and friends, and making every minute count. Grand Prix Kartways offers you and your family and excitement filled experience you won’t soon forget.


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Upcoming GPK Race League for Toronto Karting Enthusiasts

Upcoming GPK Race League for Toronto Karting Enthusiasts

Does competitive racing get your engine revving? If you love to win, live for seeing your name up on the leaderboard or most importantly, love to race, then we’ve got great news for you. Toronto karting enthusiasts can now enroll in the Race League at GPK to participate in our weekly racing championships. Races will be held every Tuesday from October 16th to December 18th right at the Grand Prix Kartways racetrack! Think you’ve got what it takes to compete against the best in a professional style race, come down and sign up.

Toronto Karting Racing League

Authentic F1 Style Races

If you’ve ever dreamed of going on a real racing circuit, now’s your chance to get involved in a one of a kind authentic racing experience. GPK’s Toronto karting league offers 100% genuine F1 style racing experience to all. We pull out all the stops and you’ll feel like you’re in an authentic race when you experience our classic time trials, F1 styles standing grid starts for Championship finals and a genuine F1 points system. You’re racing experience will be the same as any professional racer would get at a real racing championship!

No speed to fast? If you think you’ve got what it takes to push your speed limits to the max and race at lightning speeds, the GPK Race League is for you! Race league members have exclusive access to our Legendary Speed 1, the fastest legally allowable Toronto karting speed in the province.

Free To Join

With authentic racing rules, weekly championships and plenty of perks for our Race League members, you’d think it might be expensive to join, but it’s not. In fact, our Toronto karting league is 100% free to join! Sign up at any time before the championships are over and have free access to our weekly championship races.

Choose to pay per race for maximum participation flexibility and enjoy a discount when you bring a group. For hardcore racers and new for 2012, we’re offering pre-purchased ‘speed paks’ of 16 or 20 races for up to 32% in savings! Pre-purchase your speed pak before October and you’ll receive a special gift with your purchase.

Toronto Karting Fun At GPK

Each week, the race league night will start out with a qualifier session to determine whether or not you’ve got what it takes to race at the top speeds at GPK.  Then, compete in two separate first to cross the finish line championship style races, with authentic F1 style rules and flags. Weekly prizes are awarded in different categories and the whole championship culminates in a series ending grand championship followed by a racers banquet where we reward points-leaders, give out prizes, and crown the ‘kings of karting’.

Racing at GPK has never been quite so exciting! Interested in joining the championship? Visit us at GPK on a race night, join a qualifier and prove you’ve got what it takes to be the best.

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GPK’s Top Racers for Kart Racing in Toronto

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Do you love go karting in Toronto? If you’re competitive and love to race, then you’ll love us. Stop by Grand Prix Kartways in Toronto and you can try your racing skills against our top racers.

Go karting in Toronto is fast and fun, and we know you want to win. That’s why we keep a leaderboard up to show off some of our best go kart Toronto racers! If you win, you could see your name up on the leaderboard the same day, and your race results as soon as you finish the race!

Love a bit of friendly competition? We do too! We encourage our kart racers to rev up their engines and race to win, as long as you follow the rules. Best of all, we offer some pretty competitive perks for our winners.

First, if you win your kart racing in Toronto experience at GPK, we’ll let you take your picture on our ‘Winners Platform’.

If you scored high enough, we’ll put you up on our daily leaderboard! Our weekly and monthly leaderboards are updated as well, meaning you could see yourself up on a site for a month, or if you scored high enough, on our all-time best racers list!

Want to know what it takes to make it to the top of the leaderboard? Here’s a quick look at the winning indoor kart racing in Toronto stats. The average racer goes around our track once (one lap) in about 40 seconds (that’s 10-14 laps per race). Our top-of-the-leaderboard racers score around 23-22 seconds per lap! That’s almost 20 laps per race!

If you think your fast enough, or want to practice to try and get on the leaderboard, you can drop by GPK at any time to try your hand at kart racing in Toronto.

Another competitive perk we have for our go karting Toronto racers is RPM points. And we’re not talking about revolutions per minute; we’re talking about Racing Performance Measurement. Our very own ‘good behavior’ rewards system that we use to encourage racers to drive well, and to win as much as possible.

RPM points are given out for racing often, racing well, following the rules, and of course, winning! See, we want you to win!

You can trade in RPM points for cool prizes like a GPK logo suit, or just keep them to show off to your friends.

Think you have what it takes to beat our top scores and get on the leaderboards? Or want to try earning RPM points? Come out to GPK to get in on the excitement of kart racing in Toronto!


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Toronto Go Karting Signals at GPK

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If you’ve raced at GPK’s Toronto go kart track, you have seen the checkered flag waving as a car crosses the finish line in a big race. When you race at GPK, you’ll see the checkered flag as well as other flags. Here are the flags used in Toronto go kart racing and what each one signifies:


Green Flag – The Toronto go kart race starts with a green flag. Green means GO! The track marshal will wait until all drivers are secured in their go karts with seat belts fastened and helmets on before he or she give the go signal with the green flag.


Yellow Flag – Just like a yellow traffic light, when you see a yellow flag on a Toronto go kart track, slow down. It may mean there has been an accident. When you see the yellow flag, pass any stopped go karts with caution. When the yellow flag is up, rules say you may not overtake another kart.


Blue Flag – A blue flag on the track lets you know there are faster karts coming up on you. If a Toronto go kart track marshal waves a blue flag, yield the track to the faster karts. Otherwise, you may cause an accident.


Red Flag – If you see a Toronto go kart track marshal wave a red flag, stop immediately. This means there is an accident or other problem on the track. Drive your kart to the side of the track or to the nearest track marshal. If there is an emergency on the track, we want you to be safe, and you don’t want to be part of it.


Black with White Circle Flag – This is a flag you don’t want to see on a Toronto go kart track, but if you do, you need to pay careful attention. If something is wrong with your kart, or your clothing, or you are getting a warning, the track marshal will point a black flag with a white circle at you. When you see this, drive to the pits right away.


Solid Black Flag – You never want to see a black flag. A black flag signals that you have been disqualified. Horseplay, ignoring track rules or disobeying the track marshal will get you black flagged.  If the black flag is pointed at you, get to the pits immediately. At GPK, you may be asked to leave the race, or the facility if you don’t follow the rules.


Checkered Flag – The flag everyone wants to see is the checkered flag when they race at a Toronto go kart track. You can learn more about it here. Cross the finish line first and take a victory lap!


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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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