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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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