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“Kart Racing Newbies”
Review of K1 Speed Ontario

K1 Speed Ontario
Ranked #7 of 22 things to do in Ontario
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Owner description: The premise behind the creation of K1 Speed was to offer enthusiasts and amateurs alike an authentic and genuine racing experience in a safe, comfortable, accessible and perhaps most importantly, unique environment. Utilizing advanced European electric karts and indoor asphalt tracks, K1 Speed quickly developed a reputation as being fun and exciting, and our growth has been continuous since we first opened our doors. In addition to our Arrive and Drive racing option, which allows individuals to visit our indoor karting centers anytime and experience the thrill of racing, we also offer racing leagues and a variety of packages for corporate events and group parties, which have proven quite popular. To meet the needs of customers and kart racing enthusiasts who demand more, we also have a Pro Shop - K1 Race Gear - which carries everything that a karter might need to compete at the track. At K1 Speed, our goal is to be synonymous with karting, and we think that we are on our way!
Reviewed 23 November 2016

We visited K1 Speed as a group--most of us with very little Kart racing experience. The visit was part of a college class project, and involved talking to staff, taking pictures, as well as driving in a few races. The initial impression was that the karts might not go fast enough to be fun--but we were wrong! The karts definitely went "fast enough". One of the members of our team even got first place in one of his races! The racing statistics made for more competition with yourself and with friends--and made Kart racing a little addictive for the over achievers in our group.

Staff at the facility were helpful, friendly, and informative. They walked us through the options and what's available on site. We also learned about "parties" as being a way to enjoy Kart racing with friends. Alejandra was particularly patient with my questions--thank you, Alejandra.

The team talked a bit about how the experience and facility might be improved. Kart racing is a fun, exciting activity--there might be some simple things to make the environment reflect the fun. Suggestions include adding more clear, exciting announcements that highlight individuals or teams, music, contests, themes. I realize that our single visit may not have demonstrated the all of the activities of the raceway.

All in all, it was a fun time and we will return to race again!

Thank Creativegirl53
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Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

They are awesome! I am in the GP and the series is ran great! I love all of the staff. They are professional and friendly!

Thank Gable S
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Reviewed 24 August 2016

A birthday surprise for my husband turned into a few hours of friendly competition! We arrived at an off peek time signed in and was called to race right away. The first race we had some issues with a few carts that stopped working and had to be replaced. But once that was all settled up, there was nothing but racing!

Thank desertturtl
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Reviewed 19 March 2016

Came here with friends to have some fun!! Have to sign your life away before proceeding, and now I know why. During the second lap, my car sped up to about 75 miles per hour per management. There was no stopping the race car, no matter how hard I was pushing on the brake. The guys/workers in the middle control your speed and somehow sped me up instead of slowed me down. Could not control the car and ended up hitting the rail! Almost went all the way through it!! I was injured badly! My entire neck was bruised, my face was cut. They have no experience in first aid. They could have seriously injured me further had I not been a first responder! All I got was incessant apologies and my money back! I would never go there again. Stay AWAY!

5  Thank juliejohnson2016
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Reviewed 13 August 2015

We went to K1 with another family and I can say everyone in our group of 10 from age 15 to 55 had a great time! My only area that was not great was the employees, they could be friendlier but they were not rude just disinterested.Other than that a lot of fun!

Thank Lauriepaz
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