FAQs

General Questions

Where is Goodwood Kartways?

Goodwood Kartways is located approximately 35min North of Toronto near the hamlet of Goodwood, Ontario, Canada.

What is Goodwood Kartways?

Situated on over 20 acres of rolling hills, the facility is one of the most fabled in Canadian motorsport and is a home base to thousands of karters who annually participate in a broad range of karting programs. Widely regarded as a premiere one-stop karting centre, Goodwood Kartways hosts events ranging from birthday parties with public rental karts to the Canadian National Karting Championships, and has been successfully doing so for nearly 50 years!

When is Goodwood Kartways open?

We are an outdoor seasonal facility. Our track is open from April-November weather permitting. During the operating season we are open 6 days a week, Monday through Sunday and closed on all Tuesdays.

What is a Kart?

They have no suspension, are about 180cm long, 125cm wide, and weigh approximately 150 lbs. minus the driver. Engines vary from 5 to over 30 horsepower, depending upon the class. Competitive karts are for track use only – never on the street or an unsafe area.

 

Regardless of age, experience, budget or aspirations, there is a karting class for you. TRAK can accommodate your needs whether you are looking for a legitimate and sophisticated training ground to move into other forms of professional motorsports, or simply exploring the sport for recreational purposes.

 

Our formal classes begin at the novice stage (age 8) and generally run in 3-year age groupings until “senior” status is reached (age 15+). Classes are then separated by weight and equipment regulations designed to equal the playing field, while controlling the costs.

 

Our schedule runs from March to October and includes but is not limited to a fourteen race point’s series. Each event is organized with our primary goal of providing an enjoyable environment. Qualifying races, heat races, endurance events, even night racing are all examples of different formats that TRAK utilizes to create a challenging and unique championship for our members to enjoy.

 

Through our dedicated team of volunteers and generous sponsorship contributions from many different establishments, TRAK is committed to working hard at offering an affordable activity for your whole family to enjoy. The Toronto Racing Association of Karters invites you to join us for the ride of a lifetime!

How fast do the karts go?

Depending on your needs we have a few options. Our concession karts are open to the Public and governed below 40km/hr.  These karts are open to walk-in customers and designed for recreational use. Our Arrive and Drive karts are capable of 75km/hr. These karts are also open to the public but access is limited to members only. We also sell karts capable of 120km/hr on our track.

What forms of payment are excepted?

We accept Visa, M/C, debit and Cash

Can I buy a go-kart from Goodwood Kartways?

We have a full inventory of New and Used Racing karts. From beginner karts to the most advance we can build the perfect kart for you.

Public Karting

Is there a height restriction?

Drivers must be at least 52 inches to drive on t heir own. For riders under this height requirement, double-seater karts are available where the child can be accompanied by an adult.

Can a child drive the double seater?

You must 16 years of age or older in order to drive the double seater. Any child under 16 yrs of age or below the required height must ride as a passenger.

How fast are the concession karts?

In accordance with TSSA regulations, our concession karts are governed at 36 km/hr.

How long does it take to complete one lap of the circuit?

Goodwood Kartways is just under a kilometer long. It will take approximately 1 minute to complete one lap around the circuit.

When are public karting hours?

Public Karting is available during all regular business hours outside of any pre-booked events. Please see our ‘Calendar’ for detailed availability.

How does pricing work? Do you offer group packages?

Pricing is based on time. Tickets can be purchased individually or as a group. Group packages are available for groups of three or more drivers. With group packages, riders buy a block of minutes and split them up between the group.

Can I have my Party at Goodwood Kartways?

Goodwood Kartways hosts hundreds of parties every summer. From kids b-day parties to camp outings, sports teams to church groups we can accommodate. Let us help you plan the entire outing.

What are the clothing requirements?

Riders are asked to dress appropriately for the weather. Closed toe shoes are mandatory.

Are helmets provided?

Approved helmets are provided and built into the ticket price. Riders can use their own helmets only if safety standards are satisfied.

Arrive & Drive | CRKC

What is the Arrive and Drive program?

The Arrive and Drive program also known as the Canadian Rookie Karting Championship, is a house league program designed for rookies and/or beginners of all ages where everything is provided from the High Performance Racing Kart, to licensing and training, tires, fuel, crash damage and even the required safety equipment. Membership is required.

What does the Membership include?

In order to drive the High Performance karts, Membership is mandatory. Membership includes access to the High Performance Karts, license and training and use of the approved racing equipment.

What are the age requirements to join the racing league?

We offer 3 divisions of racing. Youth (7-12) Teen (12-18) Adult (19+)

How fast are the go karts?

Our High Performance Arrive and Drive karts are capable of speeds up to 75km/hr.

What are the fees associated with the program?

In order to participate, Members must purchase their Annual Membership ($149.99). Once a member, participants can enter any race offered on the schedule. Each race event is $60.00. This will includes the use of the high performance kart, safety equipment and track time. Each event is approximately 3hrs.

What safety equipment is required?

Members are to dress with no skin exposed. One piece karting specific racing suits are required. Helmets must have full faced visors and be Snell Approved. Both the Racing Suit and Helmet are provided. Competitors must own and use a neck support for any and all racing activity. Closed-toe shoes and gloves are mandatory.

Can I wear my own helmet?

Yes, as long as it meets the safety standard referenced above.

When are races scheduled?

Members have over 90 races to choose from. Races are scheduled everyday of the week except Tuesday. Members choose a particular day that suits their lifestyle and race bi-weekly on that day of choice.

What do I win?

Medallions are given as daily awards to the top 3 finishers of each race per age division. Points are accumulated throughout the season based on your race results. The overall points Champions receive scholarship opportunities to compete in the next level of racing.

How do I register for the Arrive and Drive League?

Simply follow this link to on-line registration.

Private Karting

If I have my own go kart, when can I take it out on the track?

Private Karting is available during all regular business hours outside of any pre-booked events. Please see our ‘Calendar’ for detailed availability. Please note – during our peak operating season, Public Karting takes priority.

What are the Fees?

Day Rate: $60 per driver. Yearly Membership: $500 per person *family discounts are available.

What safety equipment is required?

A one-piece karting specific racing suit, Snell APPROVED helmet, gloves, closed-toe shoes and neck support are mandatory.

How do I know if my kart is eligible?

Karts are subject to inspection before being granted access to the track. Karts must meet specific requirements to be deemed eligible.  Inspection includes but is not limited to specific noise requirements.

Do you offer racing leagues for private kart owners?

Racing Leagues are offered to private kart owners. The Toronto Racing Association of Karters is a non-profit organization that organizes kart races in a safe and controlled environment. Classes are determined based on age, weight, experience and type of kart.

How do I register for TRAK?

Simply follow this link to on-line registration.

Corporate Events

Can I book a group event at Goodwood Kartways?

Group events are available by reservation only. We take pride in creating the ultimate racing experience within a format designed to mimic your own private Grand Prix.

What is included?

Group or Corporate Events are fully customizable. Our standard corporate package includes the use of high performance go karts, all safety equipment, driver training/instruction and track time. Events begin with a mandatory training session, followed by three on-track activities (Practice, Qualifying, Race). Drivers are guaranteed 40 minutes of on-track driving time. Events conclude with a personalized podium presentation.

How many people are required to host a private event?

In order to book your exclusive Grand Prix, you must have a minimum of 12 participants. In the past we have hosted events in excess of 100 participants.

Can our event be catered?

Goodwood Kartways can customize any corporate event according to your needs. Allow our event planning team to build a package just for you.