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GrandPrix Kartways (North York)

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It’s a brat race out there

As I was checking the GrandPrix Slot Car Raceway, I realized it was located within the go-kart place GrandPrix Kartways so I got to visit it as well. I really liked the look of it, with cool murals in the background, and a long counter for people to watch the races. This is a great advantage for young sibling not tall enough to drive (the minimum height to drive a kart at GrandPrix Kartways is 52 inches, despite what they mention on their website, and they don’t have double karts). I observed all kinds of people racing on these tracks: families, couples, retired men. It was quite funny to see teens casually doubling their clueless mothers (OK, it’s clich? but it happened a lot!). The young ones (minimum 52 inches, remember?) are given junior go-karts and they will race in junior race sessions involving no more than 4 junior karts. Up to 8 karts can compete in the Senior race sessions for bigger go-karts. Arrive early if there’s more than 2 drivers in your group; they’ll give you a timed ticket.

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