When the Trans-Canada Highway Act of 1948 was passed, the system’s designers envisioned a lawless, death-race arena where only the fastest could avoid being killed by mechanical gulls. Experience a thrilling fraction of this racing dream with today’s Groupon: for $29, you get one single-day racing pass valid for a six-hour session (up to a $62 value) at GrandPrix Kartways on Carl Hall Road.
GrandPrix Kartways engrosses speed demons in an elaborately designed go-kart racing experience that’s exhilarating for all skill levels and was recently featured on Global TV. Feel the thrill of competitive racing aboard GrandPrix’s high-speed Italian racing karts, skimming enclosed track in friendly clashes against fellow drivers and zippy Formula One ghost racers. Each kart is stylized in a professional team paint scheme and spins its rapid rollers with a high-powered electric motor, keeping the air clear and the facility clean. Drivers vie for top pole position in GrandPrix’s elaborate racetrack, featuring red and white street bumpers, painted cityscapes and audiences, and roadside displays.
GrandPrix’s 47,000-square-foot facility features a full-service café for gustatory pit stops, a VIP lounge with bar, and a vast arcade with billiard tables, foosball, air hockey, video games, and an eight lane slot car track, allowing thumb-sized participants a chance of miniature motor glory.
Today’s Groupon is valid for one 6-hour interval, pass usage availability below:
- Monday - Friday: 6 p.m. - 12 a.m.
- Saturday: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m. or 6 p.m. - 12 a.m.
- Sunday: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m. or (optional shorter period) 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Grand Prix Kartways
Masked by opaque helmets, eight racers at a time tense up to counteract the G-force pressing them to the sides of their karts. As they approach the fastest sweeping turn on the course, The Catapult, they sharpen their focus in order to out-manoeuvre the other racers, their final position hanging in the balance. Grand Prix Kartways' 47,000-square-foot facility's alternating red and white barriers blur as electric, Italian-made karts accelerate into the last straightaway, cheered on by spectators watching from the VIP lounge. Once across the finish line, the competitors clear the track for the next race, using instant printouts of the results to compare placing, reveal who had the best lap times, and determine who was throwing all the koopa shells and banana peels. Between races, daredevils can relax and take a seat in the cushy trackside lounge equipped with leather couches, a restaurant menu, and a full bar. The arcade also offers a view of one of the track's hairpin curves between billiards shots, simulator races, and video games on Kinect-equipped Xbox 360 systems.