The Toronto Kart Club (TKC), formerly the Durham Kart Club, has been in operation since the early 1960’s, and is the number-one place for the young and not-so-young to enjoy the thrill and excitement of wheel-to-wheel motorsports action and competition at the grass-roots level. Our members range in age from 8 years to 60 plus, and come from all over Southern Ontario.
Toronto Kart Club has developed a reputation that it is now commonly refered to as The Fun Place to Race.
TKC has been the training ground for such Canadian racing greats as Paul Tracy, and Scott Goodyear. Several of our more recent graduates such as Daniel Morad, James Hinchcliffe, Ashley Taws and Robert Wickens are continuing to exhibit their racing skills as they move up to cars such as F1200, F1600, F2000, Fran-Am Series, Barber-Dodge Pro Series, and Formula BMW.
TKC strives to offer its members as much variety and challenge as possible, with races being held at various karting tracks around Southern Ontario. Classes or divisions are separated by age, weight, and engine type in order to even the playing field. Our members compete for daily trophies, which are awarded to the top 5 finishers in each of our classes. The annual championship is determined by total points for the year. Year-end awards are given to all drivers who have participated in a set number of Club events. Our racing schedule starts in April and runs until October. The finale of our season is our Gala Awards Banquet where all our drivers, sponsors, and volunteers are honoured.
Our events are conducted with safety and fun as our primary goals. We operate under ASN-FIA Canadian Karting regulations, and each event is covered by a comprehensive insurance policy. We work hard to keep expenses as low as possible, which results in low membership and entry fees, and maximum benefit to our members. We also rely on corporate sponsorship to help offset the rising costs of running our race events. Some of these ongoing costs include: track rental, officials, insurance, ambulance services, and awards. The Toronto Kart Club is a registered not-for-profit corporation, and a group of dedicated and elected volunteers are the cornerstone of our success.
In addition to the elected Board members above, we also welcome other volunteers to assist with various race day activities such as registration, scoring, pre-race safety and technical inspections, etc. For more information on how you can benefit from race day volunteering, please visit our Get Involved page.
- To promote the sport of karting as an enjoyable form of individual and/or family recreation.
- To organize and promote competitions (race events) and establish and grant prizes and awards.
- To provide a safe, clean and enjoyable environment in which individuals and families can enjoy kart racing as an activity.
- To foster the growth of our members in terms of their racing skills, social skills, leadership skills, goodwill, sportsmanship, and both personal and community self-esteem.