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Funniest Toronto Go Karts Puns, Quotes & Jokes

Here, we bring you some of the funniest Toronto go karts puns, quotes, and jokes from across the globe. Which one is your favorite?
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Had enough of reading funny go-kart jokes?

Come on down to Grand Prix Kartways Toronto, and experience the fun, laughter, and magic for yourself. Go-karting is one of the most action-packed family friendly days out, so come down and indulge in some go-kart therapy!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Helmets, Your Protection in a Toronto Go-Karting Crash

Toronto Go-Karting 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.

We have a video on the Safety Features of a Go-Kart. Check it out!

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Helmets are compulsory when Go Karting in Toronto.

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.

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.

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Go-Kart crashes can happen anytime.

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

 

Learn more about Toronto Go-Karting Safety rules here.
Helmets with visors, such as the ones that we provide at our Go-Karting racetrack 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.

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

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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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These Toronto Indoor Go Karting Rules

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Fun is not optional here at GPK. But so are these rules.

They keep you and me safe.

The first thing you should know is that all race tracks, whether they are professional or for go karting in Toronto, have a zero tolerance policy about driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. At GPK, if we suspect you are under the influence, we will ask you to take a breathalyzer test. We want you to be able to think and drive, not drink and drive.

As for the track, here are the rules that we have adopted from professional racing, all aimed at keeping you and your friends safe while you are enjoying  indoor go karting in Toronto at Grnad Prix Kartways.

1) Helmets, Clothes & Hair

Helmets are mandatory. Professional race associations have set standards for the type of helmet that is the safest that involves specific materials used and measurements. The helmets at GPK are top-of-the-line and meet all these specifications. Keep your helmet on at all times until you are back on the checkered floor. And make sure that if you have long hair, it is tied up above your shoulders, and any loose clothing is secured. Your hands and feet need to stay in the kart at all times as well.

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2) Track Marshalls

The first thing you will notice when you race at GPK are the Track Marshals. They have the authority to keep things running smoothly on our indoor tracks. The marshals will brief you on track rules during the Pre-Race Orientation. When on the track, never get out of your go kart unless a track marshal tells you to.

3) No Horseplay

Now, we know you want to win. But… you can’t do that by reckless driving, horseplay or breaking rules. So don’t bump, block or cut off other drivers. Take some time to watch our videos about how to corner and pass safely and smoothly when you’re go karting on Toronto’s best indoor go karting track. And if you do see a black flag, drive your kart to the pit slowly. If you break the rules, marshals enforce a 5-second slow penalty. If you continue to break rules, you will be asked to leave, with no refund given.

The rules are there for your safety. And a safe race is a fun race for everyone. Come see just how fun following the rules can be at GPK today!

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Outdoor Vs Indoor Go Karting in Toronto: Which Is Better?

When Go-Karting in Toronto, which is better, outdoor or indoor?

Many new racers will be asking this question in their hunt for the greatest go-karting rush they can find. To truly know the answer for yourself, you will want to experience both at some point. It all comes down to personal preference really, but indoor karting does offer some notable advantages, especially for the recreational racer.

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The Weather

It may sound trivial at first, but the first major difference between the outdoor and indoor track is the weather exposure. Bad weather can lead at best to harsh driving conditions, and at worst can cause your big race to be cancelled.

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There is no way to guarantee the weather conditions at an outdoor track, so while some people find the wind in their face to be truly exhilarating, and some people might enjoy the challenge of handling the karts in these conditions, nobody really likes to be rained off!

 

At indoor go-karting tracks such as that in Grand Prix Kartways Toronto, the weather never affects the racing conditions, and we never have to call off the day. This means you can enjoy a dry track that is safer to drive on, and gives you a full speed thrill every time, without fail.

 

The Go-Karts

 

Where recreational go-karting is concerned, indoor karts tend to be faster. Outdoor karts are usually gas powered, and because of variable road conditions they have to run at slower speeds. At our race track in Toronto, our electric powered go-karts run at speeds of up to 85 KPH, faster than most outdoor karts allow. They also emit no harmful fumes, making them more ecologically friendly, and more friendly for everybody’s lungs too.

 

The design of these indoor go-karts is also different. One outer shell covers all of the mechanics. On outdoor karts, more of the motor is exposed, and the gas is flammable. The weight of an indoor kart is more evenly distributed, and they are less likely to flip. All in all, safety is greater during indoor karting.

Check out more videos on Electric Go-Karts here.

 

What Else?

 

Indoor go-karting centers are often much more accommodating than outdoor tracks, which offer limited facilities outside of the actual circuit itself. At our race track in Toronto, we also offer facilities such as a restaurant and bar, amusement arcade and entertainment centre, ample comfortable seating, and plenty of activities for children. This makes indoor karting in Toronto a more well-rounded, family-friendly experience.

 

Availability is also something to consider. You might want to choose your go-kart track based on what is close to your location. If you are looking for the leading, if not the best facility for go-karting in Toronto, visit Grand Prix Kartways today!

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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.

Watch our video on 8 Things to Know Before You Get in the Driver’s Seat

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.

Check out our video: Improve your Skills in Go Karting in Toronto with Race Diagnostics

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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Go Karting in Toronto | Single Rate Day Pass Option

Go Karting in Toronto

Go Karting in Toronto

At Grand Prix Kartways, there are many ways for you to enjoy go-karting. Whether you come alone or with a group of friends, there is no shortage of options to satisfy your need for speed!

Racing Packages

We have many options available for you. If you’re limited by time and can only squeeze in a quick race or two, your best bet would be to visit during public racing hours and “pay per race” by purchasing one of our single or double race packages.

However, if you truly want to make a night of it and enjoy a go karting in Toronto race until you drop, then you’ll want to know more about GPK’s single-rate day pass option.

Lap the track like at Le Mans

What if you’re looking for more than just a friendly race? Maybe you want to improve your overall driving skills? Practice decreasing your lap time? Or just enjoy the pull of gravity as you hug that tight corner? And all the while not worrying about the budget or looking at the clock?

Well, here at GPK we have created the ideal racing pass for you to enjoy.

GPK’s All Day Unlimited Racing Pass

This the perfect option for those looking to burn some rubber and push the pedal to the metal!

How does it work?

You simply pay one flat-rate entrance fee and then you can enjoy go karting in Toronto race as much as you can within the designated time period. It’s the perfect solution for those who like to burn rubber out on the track without burning a hole in their pocket!

Once you purchase the pass at our front desk, you are then able to book into your first 2 races. After you have completed these 2 races, check back in at our front desk and book into your next race.

It’s that simple!

And the race is on!

From here on in, you will book into one race at a time, and will need to complete that race before you can book into another. There are no limits to the number of races that you are permitted to participate in, so you can continue this process until you’ve lapped the track to your heart’s content!

All Day. Every Day.

The All-Day Unlimited Racing Pass is available for purchase 7 days a week. It is only for arrive-and-drive public racing. When purchasing an All-Day race pass, you will enjoy unlimited racing during the following time blocks:

Monday to Friday:
Available from 6pm until midnight.

Saturday:
Available from 12pm until 6pm.
Available from 6pm until midnight.

Sunday:
Available from 12pm until 6pm.
Available from 6pm until 10pm.

First come. First serve.

All races are scheduled on a first-come-first-serve basis. We suggest avoiding peak times so you can help maximize the number of races that you are able to participate in during your selected time block.

Burn some rubber and not your money!

Go Karting in Toronto

Go Karting in Toronto

Our All-Day Racing pass is so affordably priced, you only have to race 3 times to exceed the value of what you spent when compared against our regular 3-race package.

For example:

All Day Pass at a price of $57.85

Vs.

Three race package at a price of $60.18

After only your third race, you’re already saving money!

Can’t get enough?

So if you’re the type that just can’t get enough and hates to pass up on an amazing deal, the All-Day Unlimited Race Pass is one that you

won’t want to miss out on!

Here at GPK, we’re looking forward to seeing you out there lapping our track and go karting in Toronto till you drop!

 

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