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Toronto Karting Academy

Junior Class:

Saturday October 14th 8am-10am


Adult Class:

Sunday October 15th 8am-11am


Early Bird Rate $119
Regular Price $149


JUNIORS – Some karting experience required
(Prior outdoor karting or motocross experience or a minimum of 3 races at K1 Speed or any other indoor karting facility).
– Please arrive at K1 Speed Toronto 10 min prior to the start of the Racing School.
– Bring along your receipt or booking info.
– Wear enclosed and comfortable shoes. (No sandals please)
– We will provide you with all you need as far as for safety gear
(helmet and head-sock). You may also bring your own.
– We will contact you if there are any changes.
– For any other questions regarding the Racing School please email [email protected]

Karting Academy Details

The Karting Academy is split into 2 categories based on age and height requirements. The JUNIOR CLASS is for kids 8 to 13-ish years of age with a minimum height of 48″ and must have some karting experience. 12 seats available per class. The ADULT CLASS is for teens/adults age 14 and up with a minimum height requirement of 58″.  There are 20 seats available per class.

Guest Instructor Patricio Jourdain

Patricio Jourdain

Professional Racing Career:

Career Highlights:
– 2018 Freightliner Truck Series Driver
– 2017 NASCAR Peak Series Driver
– 2013 Grand Am Continental Tire Series Team Nissan Driver
– 2005 NASCAR Corona Series Rookie of the Year award.
– 2004 Touring Car National Champion – Mexico
– 2003 Formula Renault USA / Formula BMW Europe
– 2002 Barber Dodge National Championship USA

Karting Academy Includes:

  • Drivers Welcome / Racing Concepts
  • Track Session 1 – Warm Up
  • Track Walk Through
  • Track Session 2 – Follow Instructor
  • Evaluation 1 – Group Feedback
  • Track Session 3 – Practice Session
  • Evaluation 2 – Individual Feedback
  • Track Session 4 – Final Practice (Adults only)
  • Awards


I would like to say thank you Patricio. My son joined the K1 speed junior league last year and got first one time all of last year. Then he did your junior class this year in Sacramento. And wow, what a difference. My son has gone from getting third or so in qualifying and the race to dominating both. Since your class he has got the pole on 2 out of the 3 races and won all three.! I don’t know what kind of magic dust you sprinkle on these kids but its working. Keep up the good work and Dylan will be seeing you in the adult class soon. Thank you again.
Bill A.

A very, very good trading session at addison today! you were an excellent instructor and have a wealth of experience! the class was well planned and ran perfectly. you and the staff ran a very efficient and perfectly executed program; congratulations. I really enjoyed it and learned s lot. it will help me running at buffalo grove as well as auto crossing and road course racing with my classic 67 Camaro!
I am thinking Of signing up for the big buffalo grove October event!

Hi Patricio,
Thank you again for a fantastic session today. It was a lot of fun and I appreciated how clearly you articulated everything. I found the track walk and concepts about weight transfer and braking especially helpful. I lowered my previous best time by almost a full second and am excited to get back out there to practice what we learned!

We apologize for being late to the Academy on Saturday. It is obvious that you take the training seriously and it is a great lesson to the kids. I assure you that our son is hearing the unfortunate message we sent by being late. Hopefully it does not occur the next time as we will be signing up for the San Francisco event in September. The program truly exceeded our expectations and our son enjoyed every minute of it!!
Thanks again for making room for us.
Santa Clara

Dear Patricio, this is Keaton from the class you held in Santa Clara. I just wanted to write you back to say thanks for the awesome experience I had during the class and how much you helped us all better ourselves, us all showing good sportsmanship and laughs together. I hope to follow your footsteps and achieve my dream to race like you have done. During the summer I want to get into a more competitive karting at Sonoma Raceway and see where I go from there!
Keaton M.
Santa Clara

Leanne and I wanted to thank you so much for your time and dedication in the Karting Academy over this past weekend at the Irvine K1 Speed location.
Rehn had a great time and learned so much. That is definitely a day he will remember and learn from for years to come. It is great to see his quick improvement and attention to technical details that revolve around Karting, and racing in general.
We just wanted to let you know that you left a VERY positive and lasting impression on a great your man in Rehn.
THANK YOU and hope to see you on the circuit again someday soon.
Any additional advice, feedback, or comments are always welcomed.
Dan and Leanne

Patricio, I can’t thank you enough! My boys Marcus & Matt talked about their experience the entire ride home, and they’re already asking about taking the next time in Anaheim. The personalized attention and individualized instruction were a more than I expected. I would HIGHLY recommend your class to anyone! Thanks again!
John M.

I wanted to take a moment to praise the Kart Academy at K1Speed. This was a fantastic experience from the very start. Patricio graciously welcomed drivers as we came in. He had a positive and cheerful attitude that added to the classroom environment. The school setup was very efficiently organized, from the welcome to the final race. I was able to drop my laptime by almost a full second! I was able to take away knowledge to further improve my time!
Justin B.
San Francisco

Patricio,Our son, Ellis, was in your kids class at K1 Speed in Houston a few months ago. He is loving go karting and gets to practice a little, but not as often as he would like.
Your class was so much fun for him, and he learned so much. He talks about getting his apex right all the time, and has gotten much faster. He was just getting started when he took the class.
On Spring Break last week, we were in Austin, and we took him to K1Speed there twice. On the second trip, he had a couple of races where he was the only car on the track.
In fact, he trimmed nearly 10 seconds off his times while we were in Austin. More than that, he had one lap that, we were told, broke the Junior record for the Austin track: 27.891! He ran sub 30 laps the whole time for about three races. Compare that with the 40s and upper 30s he did during the class!
He is very proud, and we thought you’d like to know. He wants to be an F1 driver when he grows up.
Thanks again from all of us!
Mimi V.

The three of us had a wonderful time at your facility during the Patrico Jordain class. Patrico is as talented as an instructor as he is a racer.
Thanks for putting on the class,
Mike R.