“Driving is a life skill, and we give our students the first step in that process.”
Think about your first experience in the driver’s seat. Maybe it was on the farm, behind the wheel of a tractor. Did you go out with one of your parents to an empty parking lot, quietly learning what the pedals do? Or was it shortly after gaining your learner’s permit, white-knuckled at the wheel of mom’s station wagon with your uncle spouting tips of questionable quality? Your kids can have an entirely different, safer, and certainly more fun experience when kartSTART rolls into town this summer.
KartSTART, presented by Toyota Canada, is an educational, entertaining driver orientation program that helps young drivers understand how a vehicle works. The program is designed to provide an opportunity for kids to operate a motor vehicle before turning 16 and heading out on the roads. The half-day course is available to kids 10 years of age and older and their families.
KartSTART’s experienced instructors show kids the basics of how the kart operates before leading them around the track. Participants learn to operate a motor vehicle that is more proportionate to their size than a car, and they learn the basics of driving, including, the steering, throttle, brakes and most importantly, how these components work together. This hands-on learning reinforces that driving is more than just pressing the accelerator; it takes concentration, forethought, reflex, and skill to maintain control on the road.
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“The kartSTART program is unique in several ways,” says the owner, Russ Bond. “The key is we teach youngsters in vehicles that fit them: our karts. What we teach here is how a vehicle works. What makes it go, what makes it stop, and what makes it turn. We teach our students what is happening to the vehicle as they drive down the road. Every journey starts with a first step; our job is to make sure that our families’ first step is in the right direction.”
The half-day kartSTART driving experience includes the use of a professional racing kart, instruction by qualified teachers, use of Snell-approved helmet and CIK racing suit, safety driving exercises, and a catered light lunch.
Parents and family members are welcome to watch and take loads of photos! And if you want to get in on the fun too, adults can register to participate in the program with their children. This will be an experience the kids (and parents) will NEVER forget!
How do I register?
Participants must be age 10 or older, between 60 and 220 lbs, and physically able to control the go-kart. Adults are welcome to participate, but pre-registration is required due to limited seating.
Use the Discount Code FAMILYFUN when you sign up for kartSTART and save $20 on your registration fees.
Register online at www.kartstart.ca
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Adult supervision is required throughout the kartSTART program as they are not able to monitor unsupervised children. kartSTART will refuse participation without a parent or guardian present.
Cancellation policy – fees will be refunded if cancelled more than 7 days in advance of selected participation date. No refunds for no-shows or if cancelled within 7 days of the selected program.
The program runs rain or shine, so come dressed for the conditions and to have fun!
Although we do our best to provide you with accurate information, all event details are subject to change. Please contact the facility to avoid disappointment.