KartSTART 2015 – presented by Toyota Canada


I am so excited to tell you about kartSTART’s 2015 season – it’s coming here to Edmonton at the awesome Castrol Raceway track from July 6 to 9, 2015! If you’re not in the Edmonton area, keep reading – there are plenty of other venues throughout Canada.

It’s a unique family driving education program that is designed to give teens and their families a true, real-world understanding of the physics behind driving a motorized vehicle. And it’s a blast!

Hey if you’re interested, I’m going to give away 5 guest passes. If you’re from the Edmonton area (or can make it to the Edmonton area for the July 6-9 time frame), comment below and let me know why this event is exciting for you and who you’d like to attend with. I’ll randomly draw 5 winners from the list. (EDIT: I have picked the winners and contacted them. Free passes are gone. But the discounted price is an absolute steal!) I’m also including a promo code (see below) that will knock $20 off the registration fee – making it only $59!!! That’s a steal for one of the most fun things you can do locally with your kids this summer.

Our half-day course gives youngsters – 10 years and older – a driving experience in vehicles that fit them – go-karts. The driving experience includes: Professional Racing Kart, Qualified Instructors, Use of Snell approved Helmet, Use of CIK Racing Suit, Safety Driving exercise for the whole Family and a Catered Lunch. That’s a $250 value for only $79! 

If you use the super-secret promo code Tom you’ll save $20 on your registration, making it only $59. $59!!!

Check out kartSTART’s excellent site for more information:  www.kartstart.ca



Celebrating Its Fifth Year in Canada, kartSTART Presented By Toyota Brings Safety Through Education to More Canadian Families

TORONTO, ONTARIO (May 8, 2015) – kartSTART (www.kartSTART.ca) presented by Toyota is a unique family safety education program that is designed to give Canadian youth and their families a true, real-world understanding of the physics behind driving a motorized vehicle – and this year, the program is celebrating its fifth anniversary.

“The kartSTART program is innovative, yet simple,” kartSTART’s Russ Bond said. “We teach everything young Canadians need to know about how a vehicle works: what makes it go, what makes it stop and what makes it turn. Then we give them a hands-on opportunity to experience what they’ve learned in vehicles that fit them – go-karts. It’s simple, but it works.”

During the past four years, over 1700 Canadians have participated in the ASN/FIA Canada Safety Endorsed kartSTART program. Understanding that safety is a product of both education and training, kartSTART places importance on educating the entire family, and not just the soon-to-be new drivers. This is why the half-day program also invites parents to experience safety through education by demonstrating the Toyota Star Safety system in action – out on the tracks and in Toyota vehicles.

“The kartSTART program has demonstrated every year, how vehicle safety can be made an educational and fun experience for the entire family,” said Sandy Di Felice, Director, Toyota Canada Inc. “kartSTART brings Canadian youth and parents together around a half-day course, understanding the safety technology that is standard equipment in each new Toyota vehicle.”

With a new stop arriving at a second location in Quebec, the SC Performance facility in Trois-Rivières, the total number of national locations will increase to eight this year: Chilliwack, BC; Edmonton, AB; Saskatoon, SK; London, ON; Toronto, ON; St-Eustache, QC; Trois-Rivières, QC; and Moncton, NB.

In addition, the kartSTART fleet of karts has been updated to provide the latest available technology, enhancing the learning capabilities of the young drivers.

Canadians will also experience upgrades to the kartSTART.ca website, where all summer tour dates for the 2015 program are now available and registration can be done completely online. The schedule can be found at www.kartSTART.ca.

For more information, and to reserve a spot in the 2015 kartSTART Presented by Toyota program, please visit or contact:

Website: www.kartstart.ca

Facebook: kartSTART.ca

Telephone: 647-401-5153

Email: [email protected]