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Review of K1 Speed Ontario

K1 Speed Ontario
Ranked #7 of 20 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 May 25, 2012

I've have frequented this location several times and simply can't understand the poor reviews. This is a great place to enjoy some time and get to enjoy racing without doing it dangerously on the street.

One example, I brought a date here and everyone was super nice to her and helpful since it was her first time. They helped her pick out a helmet and understand the rules of racing and gave her a seat cushion and helped her buckle in so she felt safe. Well as soon as that race was over, she wanted to race more and more and now she's hooked. Luckily they have some great deals if you buy multiple races at once and its a great time to spend together.

Yes, it is busy on the weekends during peak times, but the wait is worth it cause you just keep getting more excited as you wait for your name to be called and you can get to race while everyone watches.

Overall, it is a place that I go to when I get time and love to bring new people in and enjoy some racing action in a safe environment.

1  Thank titansteeze
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Reviewed May 24, 2012

Once you drive the track one time you are hooked! Watch out for inexperienced drivers who are not familiar with the rules of the game. If you go during the week the track is less congested and you are able to achieve great lap times.

1  Thank tferrer654
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Reviewed May 20, 2012

We had a great time at K1 speed! The facility is super nice and the staff was very professional. We will definitely be back.....

2  Thank lapcat57
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Reviewed May 14, 2012

2 people, 8 minutes each, we paid 52.00! 8 MINUTES!!!! 8 MINUTES ONLY!!! WTH?!?!!?! With the rates that this place charges, you would think they'd take the time to at least get some Febreze odor removal sprays right?? NOPE!!! Nothing at all! There are people who purchases a lot of races/laps; therefore, after being in a sock hat (covering your entire head besides your face), a closed off helmet and literally 98 degrees outside, yes, people are going to sweat inside this little place with little air ventilation, SO.... YES it's going to stink! Anyways, the girl upfront... RUDE. Just because I have a foreign name doesn't mean I don't know how to speak English... I guess all I can say to that is... "Sorry, I'm not blonde and there are other colored hair female on this planet okay?!?! OKAY!!" lol So, thanks K1, but No thanks! :)

Thank beahbay823
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race-now, Owner at K1 Speed Ontario, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2012

We are so sorry that you didn't like your time with us! We have installed air conditioners in this facility since your visit, but still, the heat can make the experience not as comfortable for some. As for the employees that were rude to you, that is unacceptable so we are truly sorry for that! We hope you can accept our apology and know we are trying to do what we can to make sure this doesn't happen to our valued customers again.

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Reviewed February 12, 2012

A nice facility. The just need to keep the equipment up. we had the GP (Grand Prix) package for about 13 of us, things were run well from a human standpoint. We all had fun.

Not so good things:

Karts: two failures when on the chargers, one failure on the track. Some cars are much faster than others. The all could stand to have an alignment.

Timing equipment: Big problems here, I finished both the "practice" and "lap timing" races and was missing a lap. Now this can happen if you get lapped by the leader but I was not lapped. some other karts also had this happen. Now for the best part, during the "race for position" the guy who was running in first, got passed toward the end of the race and was clearly in second ... got bumped in the standings to third? The person who took second was in the back of the pack, not even a contender. This is all automated and needs to be fixed.

My advice is to go for fun, ignore the timings, and if you are lucky you will get one of the better karts.

Thank JimDodgen
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