In fact they are faster than gas powered karts, with immediate acceleration, greater torque, and 20HP versus 6.5HP to 9HP of their gas counterparts. GPK’s Italian engineered karts can reach speeds of up to 85 KPH, however it would be impossible to reach such speeds indoors at any facility.
How long can the electric karts last?
You can run full power for up to 30 minutes or more, although we limit usage to 10 minutes for more rapid recharging.
Does the power slow down during the race session as the battery drains?
A full 48v of power is continuously provided during the race sessions.
Is go karting dangerous?
Just like in any sport there are inherent risks. However, when you race at GPK you will see that we take precautions improve safety and minimize risk. From the karts we operate to the procedures we follow, you will quickly discover that go karting at GPK is not only exhilarating, but safe as well.
I am confused by the time versus laps sales techniques of different tracks in the GTA. Am I getting more or less at GPK?
The easiest comparison we can make is total miles you have actually driven for the money you have paid. For example, at GPK you can drive upwards of 4 miles with a single race fee (10 minute session), while some places sell 20 laps for $20 on shorter tracks netting you 2.5 miles, and so the comparisons reveal GPK to be a remarkable deal, for example:
GPK’s $20 Member race gets you 18 laps or 4.5 miles
Can I bring my own kart?
Sorry, we cannot permit any other karts on our track. Our karts have been inspected and approved by TSSA, and we do not allow gas engine karts in our clean, stink-free facility.
What forms of payment do you accept?
Yes, we do accept debit cards, Amex, Mastercard, and Visa. Of course, cash as well. No cheques though please.
What are the restrictions to race at GPK?
For adult karts you must be 58-60” tall and 13 years of age or above. Junior kart racers must be 50-52” tall and 9-10 years of age. The height restrictions exist for customer safety to ensure that they can properly reach and operate gas and brake pedals. The age restrictions can only be relaxed by a manager, and only if there is adequate proof that the child has racing experience. Go-karting takes a lot more energy than most people think, so our concern is also based on whether the child can endure an entire race session. Any time you race it is completely at your own risk. We strongly recommend that you do not race if you have a heart ailment, risk of stroke, epilepsy, bad back, are pregnant, or recently had surgery or a fractured bone. There may be many other conditions not listed here, and we recommend you consult your doctor if you are unsure.
Can I go on the track with my child?
If your child is big enough and skilled enough to race in an adult kart, then yes. If your child is in a junior kart, then no. We do not permit junior karts on the track at the same time as adult karts.
Do you have double-rider karts?
No, sorry we do not. All our karts are single rider karts.
Does GPK offer a “Family-Friendly” environment?
From the moment you walk through the doors, you will quickly see that a visit to GPK offers a fun and playful setting to share some laughs and bond with your children and loved ones. Whether you are big or small, young or old, there’s something for everyone at GPK!
What type of shoes should I wear to race?
This is a popular question for ladies and for the guys during the summer. You should wear flat soled shoes, i.e. no high heels, and they should be closed-toed. Sandals anfd flip-flops are not permitted.
What type of clothing is best?
Tight fitting clothing is best. No skirts, dresses, or extra baggy clothing please, to prevent them from getting caught up in steering system.
Can I wear my own helmet?
Yes, you can bring your own race helmet provided that it meets safety standards and has full facial protection including chin enclosure. We have the right to deem a helmet unsafe.
Can I wear my own race suit or gloves?
You are most welcome to bring your own racing gear, or buy some from our performance store. Please ensure that they are in good repair, otherwise they may not be permitted for use if they are deemed to be potentially hazardous due to rips, tears, or improper fit.