G-Force Karts

G-Force Karts, Richmond: Hours, Address, G-Force Karts Reviews: 4.5/5

G-Force Karts
4.5
Game & Entertainment Centers
Sunday
9:00 AM - 9:15 AM
About
OPEN FOR THE SPRING! Guess who's back... and badder than ever! We are open for the 2020 season, and now running our crazy “Off Road” experience in addition to our “High Speed” karting! Our hours change from season to season, so please visit www.GForceKarts.com for hours, pricing and more. In Spring 2019, we moved from our long time home on Carolina Avenue to an outdoor Karting track located on the grounds of Richmond Raceway Complex, known simply as "HIGH SPEED!" This crazy intense outdoor karting track is more than twice as long as our older indoor track, with karts that go as fast as 60 MPH! Our new home for “High Speed” karting is at 800 E. Laburnum Avenue, Richmond, VA 23222 - Gate 2. In the Spring of 2020, we opened our new “OFF ROAD” experience, featuring Polaris RZR racing on a dirt track (also on the grounds of the Richmond Raceway Complex). This experience is like nothing else in Richmond!
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HenricoRoadRunner
Henrico, Virginia6 contributions
Closed
Jun 2021
Closed. Sorry folks, I think Covid swallowed this establishment. Just tried to go this weekend only to be told that they are closed...permanently or not no one knew.
Written June 7, 2021
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Jeff
Manteo, NC82 contributions
Super fun, worth your time
Sep 2018 • Family
On a whim, we decided to check this out and we were thrilled. Fast carts, fun for all ages. Military discounts are offered as well. Plenty of other things to do for younger kids. Highly recommended for anyone that enjoys racing!
Written September 14, 2018
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ghappliancerepair
Yorktown, VA356 contributions
Good fast track. Tons of fun
Apr 2018 • Friends
We reserved the track for a party of 10. It was a blast. The karts are fast and the track is well layed out.
Written April 18, 2018
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Thank you for the fantastic review! We take pride in our maintaining our karts and track, which is an every day endeavor....but hearing from customers like you how much you appreciated our experience makes it all worth it! Respectfully, The Team at G-Force Karts
Written June 19, 2018
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NatandSoph
Baltimore, MD26 contributions
Great place to go with kids
Apr 2018
We were in town with kids (9 and 11 years) and wanted to do something fun for a couple hours. The kids did the virtual reality and had a great time
Written April 8, 2018
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NatandSoph, Thank you so much for the fantastic 5 star review and outstanding feedback! We are pleased you choose to spend your limited time in RVA with us.... Come back and see us next time you are back in town! Respectfully, The Team at G-Force Karts
Written June 19, 2018
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athomewithbarbara
Olney, MD5 contributions
Lots of FUN
Mar 2018 • Friends
I brought a U16 soccer team during a tournament weekend. Kim was great to work with to figure out the right activities and timing. It was fun and team building. All the employees worked to make the evening run smoothly. The team did NERF Rival (the boys chose to just shoot each other), Laser tag (boys said more fun than the laser tag that we have near our home in Maryland), and Go Karts ("very cool"). Highly recommend going. Next time we are in Richmond, we will go again.
Written March 9, 2018
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Thank you for the fantastic review! We are very pleased you had so much fun at G-Force with your U16 team. NERF Rival + Laser Tag + Karting...that sounds like a full day! We will be ready for you next time you come down to #RVA! Respectfully The Team at G-Force Karts
Written April 2, 2018
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DRW D
1 contribution
Couldnt Race
Mar 2018 • Family
Traveling from New Kent to Gforce Richmond for what I was hoping for a fun afternoon with my son and his friend...get there to register..hoping we would all race together..told upon registering that I couldnt race with them..the whole point of making the trip was to do just that. So I asked for the Manager...he explains it was a too busy Sat...that I could race with them in about 2 hours(haha right) or race alone...I was ok with that,,not happy mind you as the reason we came was to race together. Did not see anything on the website indicating that policy...until during my son and his friends second race..only 3 racers were on the track. As I was watching there race..this same Manager strolled by and I mentioned..only 3 racers on the track...dont understand. He adamantly said to me "Cant do anything to please you" and walked off. Excellent customer service dont you think...will not return
Written March 3, 2018
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Sir, We are disappointed to see your review, but felt it important to explain what happened here, since you felt it important to leave us a 1 star review. As the owner of the business I personally interacted with you. I spoke directly to you to explain how we run on Saturdays, which is a very busy day for us. We always strive to fit in racing as best we can. However,we often limit family races when we are this busy on a Saturday. The reason is that family races/heats take a longer time to seat and get out on the track. We have a large number of customers excited and waited to race, and thereby we are looking to maximize the customer experience. . On a slower day of the week, we would have gone far and beyond to make this work for you, as you can see from our other outstanding reviews. In this case, when you walked in we already had 8 heats previously scheduled. I explained I could run a family heat but it would be probably 1.5 hours wait to make that work, based on our demand. I also explained how we run the races during very busy times and that we do reserve this right, which we outline on our website. I can not apologize for prioritizing the other 50 paying customers who were in front of you. They paid first. Just to be sure we are on the same page, here is the FAQ quote on our website in which we outline our policy for running a family heat on our busiest day(s) and times: Q: Can I race with my child who will be in a Junior Kart? A: Yes. Tuesdays through Thursdays are Family Nights. If we are not busy we can try to fit you in on other days. Saturdays and Sundays are very difficult days to run family heats. So please understand if we cannot run them on those days. Our goal is safety. We can try to accommodate as many family heat requests as possible. But some busy days it is just not possible. After I checked back on your group a second time (when your son was racing to see how his experience was going), you were flippant and unhappy that I couldn’t put you in the race with them because it wasn’t full and there was room for you. Unfortunately, we cannot drop you into a heat with other children, given that their parents were not expecting another adult in the heat. In doing so, this would ruin their experience and upset the other parents. Overall we had over 500 people come out and have an amazing time on Saturday. While I do feel we tried to accommodate you, I also feel you were being unreasonable and had unrealistic expectations given the number of customers at our location this past weekend. Of course, you have the right to demand what you want and spend your money as you wish. At the same time, we have the right to run our business and make it work for the 500 other people, all of which enjoyed an amazing time Saturday. Respectfully, Jason Y, Owner G-Force Karts
Written March 5, 2018
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Jennifer J
3 contributions
Fun for the family!
Jul 2017 • Family
Took my kids here for my son's 9th birthday and they had a blast. It was their first time go kart racing and playing virtual reality and they wanted to stay longer. They also enjoyed the arcade games. The staff were very helpful and we got one on one attention during the day since it was not crowded. We plan to go back and try the Nerf and more racing!
Written August 2, 2017
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Jennifer, Thank you so much for the fantastic 5 star review and positive feedback! We especially love to hear from moms like you, especially when your son's group tried multiple activities like karting, our new arcade and VR. You all will love NERF! Consider laser tag next time also..for a group of 9-10 year olds, laser tag + NERF is a fantastic combo! Respectfully, The Team at G-Force Karts
Written August 4, 2017
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Just_a_normal_mom
Richmond, VA444 contributions
Fun arcade, Nerf gun wars, laser tag and go karts
Jul 2017
Came here for a party with my 13 year old daughter. She did not want to race the go karts as the kids were a lot older than she was and she was not comfortable driving around them. While the older kids drove the go karts, I took her to the arcade to play games. They have a few really good games and if you win tickets on the game, it is added to your card so you don’t have to carry a string of tickets around. After the older kids finished karting, they all went to play Laser Tag and she had fun with that
Written July 9, 2017
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We are very pleased with this awesome 5 star review, and more importantly that you and your party had a blast! It sounds like you experienced karting, laser tag, NERF and our new arcade....which is fantastic! We look forward to seeing you and your group back in house again soon. Respectfully, The Team at G-Force Karts
Written July 11, 2017
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RickySchu
Richmond, VA46 contributions
Legit Go-Carting...NOT Putt-Putt Go-Carts
Jun 2016 • Friends
This is right next to Richmond International Raceway and you can feel the speed from it. But seriously, this is a good place to go for a legitimate race where you are timed and can do anything from a slow cart to a very fast racing cart. They do lap times and the competitive racer can definitely improve and have good competition.

I got a Groupon and because the rate for a run was pretty steep. The Groupon helped to make it more affordable. The desire to improve was addictive. This is definitely a fun time with friends.
Written May 18, 2017
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RickySchu, Thank you sir! We take great pride in offering the most "LEGIT" karting experience on the East Coast! You mentioned your "desire to improve." We find this to be the case with most of our customers...once you get your first taste of just how fast our karts can go, you'll be hooked! Come back and see us again soon when you are ready to tear it up! Respectfully, The Team at G-Force Karts
Written June 13, 2017
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Chris H
Chesterfield, VA505 contributions
Great for karts...pretty good laser tag
Jan 2017 • Family
They actually have regulars for go-kart racing...with some higher power karts (note you have to run under I think 27 sec lap five times to be able to run them). Even still the regular karts are quite powerful and a LOT of fun! They also provide sheets telling your times and RPMs afterwards.

They recently redid the laser tag area (has cars now...Yeah got me why) with new equipment too. Unfortunately they don't provide sheets telling you how you did for that 😥

They also have paintball (small area and it's for balls not paint). It's OK but our kids/teens didn't really enjoy it as much. There's also some archery but I've not even seen it.

Last comment - they have some concessions but not usually well stocked (missing burger buns, pizza, etc.) HOWEVER Carytown Burger's and Fries did have a truck outside!
Written January 21, 2017
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Chris, Thanks for the solid 4 star review. We are glad you enjoyed the karts and track so much! We take great pride in how well we maintain our karts, track, and entire facility. Come back and see us as often as you can. We are always improving our experiences, and just recently added NERF (in the same area as the paintball experience you referenced). Respectfully, Adam
Written January 23, 2017
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