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Go Karting in Toronto | Improve Your Lap Time at GPK

At GPK, we want you to make the most of your go karting in Toronto experience. Especially if you’re looking to release your inner Mario Andretti!

The need for speed

Go Karting in Toronto

Go Karting in Toronto

Improving your lap time is a question of sufficient practice. At GPK, we’d like to offer you a series of tips and suggestions on how to decrease your lap times, and make your fun level increase! Follow these, and in no time you’ll be sure to leave your competition in the dust!

Tips and Suggestions

Indoor karting is all about momentum, speed, and making the right choices. Get to know the track and your kart. Learn to anticipate your movements and those of your fellow racers. Being patient and taking advantage of these opportunities will be the key to your performance.

So be prepared to think your way to the head of the pack!

Sit correctly. Sit back in the seat and avoid leaning towards the wheel or bouncing the kart by jumping up in the seat. Doing this has a negative effect on your acceleration. Also, shifting about moves the centre of gravity, which risks upsetting your handling and slowing you down; especially during those tight corners.

Momentum is the name of the game. Remember, go karts are not drag racers. A quick lap time comes from keeping up your go kart’s momentum, not from stopping and starting.

Smooth as silk.  Go easy on the brakes and the throttle pedals. Tap them as opposed to stabbing them. Don’t yank the steering wheel from side to side. The more you do this while driving, the more speed you’ll lose! The key here is to apply just the slightest of touches.

Hold the wheel correctly. Keep your hands on where 9 and 3 appear on a clock face. Doing so improves your handling of the kart, and prepares you for the upcoming turns.

You go where you look. Simply focus your eyes down the track, and your hands will take you where your eyes are looking.

Know the track! Learning the track is the number one way to improve your lap times. Take a session or two to learn each and every corner. Build your speed slowly each time and concentrate on finding the racing line.

Find the racing line! What does this mean? Remember the following: outside, inside, outside. When you come to a turn, start at the outside edge of the track, clip the apex on the very inside of the corner, and then allow your momentum to take you back to the outside of the track on the exit of the corner.

Go go go go go! Exit the bend like a sling-shot! Accelerating out of a corner carries more speed down the next straightaway. But be prepared for the next turn.

Know where you are. You’re not the only one out there on the track. Be conscious of other drivers as you attempt to pass them.

Avoid the barriers and other karts. This may seem like common sense, but when you hit another kart or a barrier, not only does it slow you down; you may inflict harm to the other driver.

Go Karting in Toronto

Go Karting in Toronto

Patience. Even if you’re just going a tiny bit slower than your opponents, traveling on the correct racing line will get you ahead of them over the course of a race. Remember, your best chance at making a move and passing the competition will be determined by how well you negotiate your turns.

Lead the way to the checkered flag!

Before long, you will be the one your friends are chasing on the racetrack of go karting in Toronto. Come back often and we think you’ll get so good you’ll even surprise yourself. At GPK we look forward to watching you master our track and climb up the leaderboards!

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Go Karting in Toronto Can Help You Bond with Your Teenagers

Go Karting in Toronto

Go Karting in Toronto Can Help You Bond with Your Teenagers

Feeling like you never have the time to make time for the family? If you’re living life in the fast lane, you might be missing out on what’s important, but that doesn’t mean you have to keep missing out!

Your family is the most important thing, and you can show them that by spending quality time with them. Unfortunately, the older your kids get, the less they’re going to be interested in boring ‘family stuff’.

But instead of trying to keep up with the latest teen trends and TV shows, why not kick it up a notch and come out to GPK for go karting in Toronto instead!  Surprise your kids with how cool you really are and take that fast track lifestyle to where it matters most, the racetrack!

Whether your kids are young or old, all teenagers or younger kids too, you can have fun as a family. Enjoy the heart pounding exhilaration of racing around our F1 style racetrack, show them you’ve still got it as you win the race, or meet a whole new side of your teen when they take home first place.

You can race, and bond, with your teens on racetrack by participating in the fastest competitive sport on the planet!

Enjoy the comfort of our sleek lounge and restaurant area, enjoy the Mini Grid where you can participate in slot car racing or send your smaller kids out for a race around our Junior Racetrack! Whether you’re playing with slots, picking up souvenirs from our retail centre or playing as a family at our dazzling Kinected Interactive Centre, you’re sure to have a blast.

Here at GPK, we’ve got something for everyone, from Grandpa all the way down to your youngest child! We’ve got a play area for kids three and up, Junior Karts for ages 10-14 and real, and live Ferrari Go Karts for ages 14+.

What could be more fun, more exciting or a better surprise for your kids than to take them Go Karting in Toronto? Have a blast and make your kids, and your, day!

Our Go Karts are safe, fun and family friendly. You can show up to have a great time at any time. Best of all, you get a discount for racing with a group! You can save money too!

If you’re looking for a great family activity to help you bond with your kids, look no further than go kart racing in Toronto at Grand Prix Kartways!


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