Kentucky Derby postponed over coronavirus: Effects on Triple Crown

What’s next for the 2020 Triple Crown series after moving the Kentucky Derby to September?


The Courier Journal’s Dominique Yates talks about the Kentucky Derby being moved to the first Saturday in September. Louisville Courier Journal

There’s a new date for this year’s Kentucky Derby — Sept. 5 — but little else is certain about thoroughbred racing’s 2020 road to the Triple Crown.

Will the Preakness and Belmont follow the lead of the Kentucky Derby and postpone until the fall, keeping the traditional five-week spacing for the three races?

Will some of the traditional summertime races for 3-year-olds — the Jim Dandy, Haskell and Travers, for example — end up serving as prep races for the Kentucky Derby?

And what happens to the Kentucky Derby if the coronavirus pandemic isn’t over by September?

Those questions and many more will be answered over the coming days, weeks and months.

As for the Kentucky Derby, track officials expressed confidence about making their new September date on Labor Day weekend. Churchill Downs CEO Bill Carstanjen said the track never considered canceling the Derby.

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“We feel confident that we are going to run the Kentucky Derby and we are going to run it with a crowd,” he said. “The Kentucky Derby is a participatory event. Its energy and its magic really comes from everyone participating and being there to enjoy it. We’re going to make it happen.

“This race has happened 145 years in a row, and it’s going to happen 146. We’ll roll with the punches, but we feel very, very good that September is the right date.”

The last time the Kentucky Derby wasn’t held on the first Saturday in May was in 1945, when the government issued a ban on horse racing because of World War II. The ban was lifted on V-E Day (May 8), and the Derby was held on June 9. The only other year the Derby wasn’t held in May was in 1901, when it was raced on April 29.

Along with the new date for the Kentucky Derby, Churchill announced the Kentucky Oaks has been rescheduled for Sept. 4.

Churchill Downs President Kevin Flanery said the track hopes to reschedule all races originally set for April 28 to May 2 for Sept. 1-5, including several other stakes races. All changes are pending final approval from the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, which is expected to be received on Thursday.

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On Monday, Keeneland canceled its Spring Meet set for April 2-24. Churchill Downs’ Flanery said the track still is deciding the status of its Spring Meet, which is set to open April 25.

“We will obviously be monitoring the situation,» Flanery said. «We have a lot of information to gather, but we’re preparing for the Spring Meet when the time comes.”

The past week has proven all plans are “fluid” amid the coronavirus pandemic, so what can we make of the Triple Crown race schedule in 2020?

Both the Maryland Jockey Club (Preakness) and New York Racing Association (Belmont) issued statements Tuesday saying they are exploring options for rescheduling their races. With the Kentucky Derby set for Sept. 5, the Preakness would be held Sept. 19 and the Belmont on Oct. 10 to keep the traditional schedule. The Breeders’ Cup at Keeneland is set for Nov. 6-7, four weeks after a potential new date for the Belmont.

Carstanjen said NBC, which televises all three Triple Crown races, “is in talks” with Preakness and Belmont officials.

“We hope the parties can reach a final agreement,” Carstanjen said. “It will make for a really unique Triple Crown season and a perfect setup for this year’s Breeders’ Cup.”

Churchill officials said there are plans to add new points races during the summer that will serve as qualifiers for the Kentucky Derby. Twenty-seven prep races already have been held since September 2019, and the points accumulated will continue to count toward Kentucky Derby qualification.

Three upcoming Derby prep races have been canceled — the Sunland Derby at Sunland Park and Blue Grass and Lexington at Keeneland. Six more remain on schedule — Louisiana Derby (Saturday at Fair Grounds), UAE Derby (March 28 at Meydan), Florida Derby (March 28 at Gulfstream), Wood Memorial (April 4 at Aqueduct), Santa Anita Derby (April 4 at Santa Anita) and Arkansas Derby (April 11 at Oaklawn).

The Courier Journal team talked about potential financial impact of the race moving to fall. Louisville Courier Journal

“We will take existing stake races around the country and incorporate them into our points system,” Carstanjen said. «We will work with other prominent partner tracks that operate throughout the summer and determine the various paths to the starting gate at the Derby that enable the horses in the best form to compete. … This will be fun and give the fans more time to learn about and evaluate this year’s crop of 3-year-old thoroughbreds.”

Trainer Mark Casse, whose Enforceable is the likely favorite for the Louisiana Derby, said the Haskell (July 18 at Monmouth), Jim Dandy (Aug. 1 at Saratoga) and Travers (Aug. 29 at Saratoga) are viable candidates to become Derby qualifiers. The Travers would need to be held earlier in such a scenario.

“These are things that can be worked out, and I don’t think they’re that difficult given the situation we’re in,” Casse said. “If that’s the biggest problem we run into, then we’re very, very lucky.

“. There’s going to be some horses that will go by the wayside as we go. And there will be some coming on that if we had run the Derby the first Saturday in May they never would have had a chance.”

While the road will look much different, Casse said he’s excited about what the Triple Crown path might look like come September.

“Everything is going to be different this year, right?” Casse said. “But I think if well-planned out it can be just as exciting. Why not? I don’t know that it’s necessarily the time of year. It’s just the events, and you’re still going to have great events. I’m looking forward to it. My only hope is that I have something good enough to run in them all.”

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Holiday Fire Sale 2019!

It’s Holiday season, and you know what that means! Your chance to save on the the BEST DEAL OF THE YEAR on the most authentic racing (and more) is HERE!


Every year, right around Thanksgiving, our customers start asking about the Fire Sale . Since we started this awesome deal, it’s been a fan favorite… and for good reason! With the biggest savings of the year on our best-in-Richmond racing experience, the 2019 Fire Sale is sure to get your blood pumping!

Huge Discounts on Racing and the G-Force Off Road Experience

Can’t get enough of the authentic, gas powered, high-intensity, white knuckle outdoor kart racing experience at G-Force? More interested in the upcoming off road experience? Want to do both? No matter what, these deals are for you… and they feature incredible value. See below!

Buy Your Holiday Fire Sale Deals Now!

As you can see, these deals are screaming hot! That’s why we call it the Fire sale !

Keep in mind – there are limited quantities of each deal available, so don’t be left in the cold! If you’re ready to purchase, click the links below each deal to buy your Holiday Fire Sale deal!


5 Race Pack – $60

10 Race Pack – $99

RZR Racing (G-Force Off Road)

4 Race Pack- $72

7 Race Pack – $105

Combo Packs

8 Kart Races and 8 RZR Races – $170

15 Kart Races and 15 RZR Races – $300

Contact G-Force Karts

If you have any questions about the Holiday Fire Sale , contact us online or give us a call at 804-228-0188.

Happy Holidays!

Fall Racing at G-Force Karts

Summer’s over. Temperatures are falling. Days are getting shorter. It’s officially Fall, and that means it’s the best time of the year to race at the new outdoor track at G-Force Karts for a ton of reasons!

Less Rain

September and October are some of the driest months of the year in Central Virginia (even with the threat of hurricanes and tropical storms!) Less rain means less moisture, which means more speed! Additionally, since our new track is all outdoors, less rain means more days that we’re open… which is obviously a good thing!

Less Heat

Obviously, Fall means that the temperatures will come down. Cooler temps means less fatigue – both for you and for our karts! Not to mention, flying around our high-speed go kart track is just a lot more comfortable when the temperatures are in the 70’s instead of the 90’s.

Unlimited Racing!

We’ve got a fan favorite special lined up for you guys this Fall! Take a look at our previous blog for a full explanation, but here’s the gist:

Every Wednesday night, from 6p to 9p, you can race as much as you like for just $55. That means unlimited laps, unlimited heats, unlimited adrenaline, and unlimited fun! The only caveat is that you can’t combine this deal with other offers, and can’t split the races with anyone. Pretty standard stuff.

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New Hours

Since school is back in and the days are getting shorter, our hours will change a bit. See below!

Monday: Open For Private Rentals/Events

Tuesday: Open for Private Rentals/Events

Wednesday: 4:00 pm – 9:00pm

Thursday: 4:00 pm – 9:00pm

Friday: 1:00pm – 10:00pm

Saturday: 12noon – 10:00pm

Sunday: 12noon – 9:00pm

See You Soon For Some Fall Racing!

Fall has all the right factors for you to set your fastest lap time of the year. So what are you waiting for? Get up here… let’s race!

Questions? Get in touch! Give us a call at 804-228-0188, message us on Facebook, or fill out our contact form online. We’ll get back to you ASAP!

Have a great Fall, racers!

Unlimited Racing Nights at G-Force Karts are Back!

We’re all about listening to customer feedback to improve the ultimate racing experience. That means when you ask, we deliver. Every single time! So, on that note, we’re happy to announce… back by popular demand: Unlimited Racing Nights at G-Force Karts!

Unlimited Racing Nights at G-Force Karts

Here’s the deal: we’re all about making sure you guys have a great time when you’re up here. Every turn, every straightaway, every deal and every special is carefully constructed from feedback from our racers.

So when we get that feedback, we cherish it. The feedback we’ve overwhelmingly received is: that you guys want much more racing… and that’s all we needed to hear! Check out this deal:

Every Wednesday night, from 6p to 9p, you can race as much as you like for just $55. That means unlimited laps, unlimited heats, unlimited adrenaline, and unlimited fun! The only caveat is that you can’t combine this deal with other offers, and can’t split the races with anyone. Pretty standard stuff.

This was always one of our most popular deals with our hardcore crowd at the old track, and we’re happy to hook them up again at the new track.

Speaking of the new track, that’s somewhere else we’re continually improving! Check out one of our newest blogs to see the new track in all of its glory, and if you haven’t been here since we opened, some of our tweaks!

Oh, and one more thing: we’ve made a few other changes to our everyday bundle pricing as well, so we suggest you head on over to the Deals and Specials page and take advantage!

Questions? Get in Touch!

Look, the deal is pretty simple – $55 gets you 3 hours of unlimited racing on Wednesdays. The only question you should really have is, who’s coming with you?

However, we’re always happy to answer any and all other questions you have. Just give us a call at 804-228-0188, send us a message on Facebook, or fill out our contact form online.

Have (unlimited) fun, racers!

Summer Camp 2020

2020 Summer Camp at the new location!

This year is going to be the best summer camp yet… because it’s at our ultra-high speed outdoor racing track! While racing will be the main focus, we’ll have a ton of other activities planned that we will cater specifically to the week’s group makeup. We’ll have:

  • Tie Dye T-Shirts
  • Making Slime
  • Super Soaker Wars
  • Water Balloon Contests
  • Treasure Hunts
  • Soccer Games & Kick Ball Games
  • Pictures in Victory Lane
  • Pace Car Ride-Alongs
  • …and so much more!

Space is limited, and we’ve sold out every week, every year for the past 5 years. Reserve your spot today!

Summer Camp 2020 Weeks

2019 Summer Camp Available Weeks (as of today):

July 13

July 20

July 27

August 3

August 10

August 17

August 24.

Weeks book up fast, so be sure to reserve your spot ASAP. If your week is unavailable, we’ll work with you to find another one. However, keep in mind that we limit the group sizes to make sure the kids have the best time possible.

Summer Camp Drop Off/Pickup Times + Activities

Daily drop off time is 9am, and pick up time is 5pm.

On a daily basis (Monday through Friday), we’ll switch up the routine and throw in a few surprises to keep the experience fresh!

We do NOT provide lunch – you will need to send your young one in with a packed lunch.If your child has special dietary needs, just let us know. We’ll do what we can to help!

Costs and Height/Age Minimums

$399 per child

  • 6 child minimum, 16 child maximum per week
  • Children must be at least 54 inches tall. We recommend your son or daughter be at least 10 years old..

Book Your Kids Summer Camp Experience!

So what are you waiting for?! This is one of the most popular summer camps in Richmond, and reservations for book up extremely fast! Reserve your spot now!

To get started, call us at 804-228-0188 or contact us online!

We look forward to delivering an amazing summer camp experience like nothing else in Richmond. This summer, help your kids “Experience The Thrill of Racing” in an authentic and fast-paced outdoor racing environment, only at G-Force Karts!

Views from the New Track

It’s been a few months since we opened our awesome new outdoor racing track at the Richmond Raceway Complex, and we’ve had an absolute blast so far! The track is much longer, then karts are faster, and the overall racing experience is better. Our launch hasn’t been without a few speed bumps (we’re looking at you, weekend rainstorms), but in all we’d have to call it a success.

As they say, though: pictures and videos are worth a thousand words. Check out some views from the new track below!

VIP Night Hype Video

Before we closed our old location, we had a fun contest: the top 100 fastest racers in the final month before we moved would earn themselves a free VIP night at the new track.

As you can see, these guys loved the new experience. These folks are our die-hards… the guys you will be challenging month-in and month-out for the fastest lap times. So if you wanna go fast? Be like them!

Pictures from the track

Track updates/What’s to Come

As always, we place a very high value on the feedback from our racers. We’ve been listening, and it’s been invaluable so far for improving the new track. Since opening, we’ve updated our hours (see the new hours here) and relaunched everyone’s favorite special, 3 for $39 on Thursdays. The experience will continue to evolve. We have plans to reveal new experiences and accommodations when the time is right.

The New Track is a Huge Hit!

As you can see, the experience is much different these days! However, it still maintains what you’ve come to love G-Force for and that’s an authentic, adrenaline pumping, ultra-high speed racing experience.

If you haven’t checked out the new track yet… what are you waiting for? Come down, get to practicing, and then set your new personal best lap times!

Questions about the new experience? Get in touch! You can reach us on Facebook, contact us online, or just give us a ring at 804-228-0188!

We’re Open!

Our New Outdoor Track is NOW OPEN!

G-Force Karts Opened our “High Speed” outdoor karting track at the Richmond Raceway Complex on 4/12/2019!

Our new address is:
G-Force Karts
800 E.Laburnum Avenue (Gate 2)
Richmond VA 23222

Update: We’ve received a huge response… and a lot of questions! Check out our New Location FAQ for many of the answers you are looking for!

After an amazing 17 years here at our long time home, we’ve moved across the street!

Our huge new outdoor track, called (appropriately) “High Speed,” on the Richmond Raceway Complex grounds, delivers an amazing an intense high racing adventure! We still offer amazing corporate team building events, birthday parties and “walk in” daily fun..just on a faster, longer and more exciting track!

Thank you for your continued support, ideas and feedback. We’ve learned, adapted, upgraded, and delivered you Richmond’s thrill seekers with the best, most authentic experiences….. and now, we’re stepping up to a totally different level.

Follow us on our next adventure!

The New “High Speed’ Outdoor Track at the Richmond Raceway Complex

60 MPH Go-Karts!

Our new outdoor track is twice as large as our long time indoor track, with karts driving up to 60 MPH (vs our current karts which are rated at 45 MPH).

What does this all mean? The fastest, most authentic racing experience is now faster and even more authentic!

For all of you fans of our other entertainment activities, you’ll be excited as well. We’re working to bring over our most popular activities, upgraded, throughout the fall this year and into next year.

From our long time owner Jason Yarema:

“We always tell our customers that if you’re not moving forward, you’re moving backward… this next adventure for us is certainly moving forward! We can’t wait to deliver this crazy intense racing experience. It’s truly the opportunity of a lifetime.”

You already know we’re “all in” on delivering a crazy fun, crazy intense all around experience. When the team from the Richmond Raceway presented the opportunity for us to build a faster, bigger and more intense outdoor racing experience on their sprawling property…..we just couldn’t pass it up!

Follow Us On Our Next Adventure

This is a new chapter for us, 17 years in the making. We must thank each and every one of your for your continued support and loyalty….without you, we would never be able to undertake this ambitious a challenge.

We can’t wait to hear you feedback on our amazing new experience!

Stay up to speed on our “High Speed” outdoor karting track, our new karts, pricing, timelines and more by contacting us online, calling us at 804-228-0188, or messaging us us on Facebook.

#ExperienceTheThrill #EveryDayIsRaceDay

Gasoline Karts: The Authentic Racing Experience!

If you are reading this, you probably already know that G-Force Karts is known throughout Richmond for our incredibly fast, gas-powered outdoor karting experience!

What you might not know is why we run gasoline powered go karts, in comparison with the option of running electric go karts. Just like with your automobile, there can be a substantial difference in how a gas kart vs. electric kart rides, feels, performs and lasts. With top Kart speeds of up 55 miles per hour, all of our huge fleet of gasoline powered karts will truly test your ability to skillfully navigate a well oiled machine around an outdoor race track laced with hairpin turns! That being said, both gas and electric karts are, without question, tons of fun. However, for us, there are some key sticking points as to why, just like the big boys in Nascar or IndyCar, we choose to run gas powered karts!

Extended Fire Sale (Through 12/31)

Christmas has come and gone, and we hope it was a great one for all of you! However, if you didn’t get what you REALLY wanted (The Holiday Fire Sale deal!), we’ve got your back!

We believe in second chances, so we’re keeping a couple of our Fire Sale Offers live until Dec 31st… so get in on the best deal in karting while you still can!

This Fire Sale Deal ends forever on the 31st!

With huge savings on karting, and great deals for the family, the Holiday Fire Sale is always a huge hit. However, sometimes you gotta quit while you’re ahead! So, this is the last leg of the final lap for this Fire Sale deal. We’ve got two deals left, and both offer incredible value!

14 races for $99: You read that right! A normal race at G-Force Karts for $19.95, so this deal represents savings of $180 total! This is a perfect gift for your hard core racing enthusiast!

Click here to purchase the 14 races for $99 Fire Sale Deal

5 Races for $50: While the best value is in the 14 race package, you’re still saving a ton of money and getting a great deal with our 5 for 50 deal. In fact – you’re saving $50! The perfect stocking stuffer!

Click here to purchase the 5 races for $50 Fire Sale Deal

Buy Your Holiday Fire Sale Deals Now!

As you can see, these deals are hot! That’s why we call it the Fire S ale !

Keep in mind – there are limited quantities of each deal available, so don’t be left in the cold! If you’re ready to purchase, click the links below each deal to buy your Holiday Fire Sale deal!

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Important: There is a restriction on these deals:

THESE Deals are only valid for redemption after Jan.1, 2019

If you have any questions about our very last Holiday Fire Sale , contact us online or give us a call at 804-228-0188.

Happy New Year! We look forward to another great year at G-Force Karts!

New Daily Specials at G-Force

You can feel it in the air! The days are getting colder and shorter. Leaves are falling. It can only mean one thing: that the warm days of summer are at an end! No need for despair though: we’ve got your back! We’ve listened to fan feedback about what you guys want, and we think you’re gonna love what we have in store… which is a handful of new daily specials!

Without further ado… presenting G-Force’s new daily specials, one each day of the week that G-Force is open!

Thursday: 3 for $39 (5p-9p)

One of the best deals in karting is live, every Thursday from 5p-9p! Bring a few friends up to the track and enjoy 3 high-speed races for just $39.. a savings of 35%!

Friday: Free Five Friday! (1pm-11pm)

For those of you who want to enjoy more than just one activity at G-Force, Friday is the day for you! Here’s the deal: Buy a race and a laser tag adventure anytime on Friday, and we’ll throw in a $5 arcade card on the house!

Saturday: Buy Two, Get One Free! (10am– Noon)

Saturday features another great, morning deal at G-Force! Buy 2 races between 10am and noon, get one free. Short, sweet, simple… and a ton of fun!

Sunday: Backwards Track (12pm – 9pm)

A fan favorite – race the G-Force track backwards all day long at no additional cost!

Want to know more about our New Daily Specials? Get in Touch!

We think you’re going to love this Fall and Winter’s new Daily specials! After all, you’ll be getting more of the G-Force experience that you love, for less!

For more information, get in touch: reach out on Facebook, on the website, or just give us a call at 804-228-0188! Sometimes our track will be totally, rented out by corporate events, so be sure to check the calendar before heading up!

We look forward to seeing you at G-Force Karts this cold season!

League Night!

**The 2018 League Racing Season is Over!**

League Night at G-Force Karts is crazy intense!

This event features a great deal on racing and an awesome, fair, and competitive race format. Be sure to sign up next season!

Final Adjusted Points Standings!

Position Racer Name Points
1 tom SK 1225
2 Kris Thomas SK 1215
3 john SK 1180
4 Jack Meeker SK 1165
5 Skippy SK 1115
6 Arcus Cloud SK 1110
7 Cousincarl 1090
8 Derrick Self- sk 915
9 Bandit SK 905
10 Torp SK 900
11 Paul Austin SK 875
12 Flying 2 SK 550
13 James Stewart SK 445
14 jake-SK 430
15 Patriot SK 415
16 Jonah SK 330
17 Green Machine SK 275
18 Jd76 260
19 Mike Wazowski … 240
20 GSRacing SK 190
21 K3 SK 185
22 Thomas-SK 175
23 winner 155
24 Racer 04 X SK 150
25 DrFrisker SK 135
26 Tj SK 135
27 Jacob C SK 110
28 Mr-_-Khan 105
29 JOwen SK 105
30 OldGoat5 105
31 DessB SK 105

The winner of this competition can truly call themselves #TheFastest!

The Details:


$50 (paid ahead of time, $55 paid night of) for 3 special format races.

Racing Format

League night features a balanced and exciting competition format. We’ve set it up this way to ensure that it’s the driver, not the kart, that is #TheFastest!

  • Drivers are assigned a kart through a random drawing
  • Each driver will enter their karts and run a 25 lap practice and qualifying race that will determine starting position
  • Drivers line up in staggered positioning for a standing start
  • The race starts and they run 25 laps to the finish
  • Winner is determined by position not best lap
  • At the end of first race, drivers pull into the pits for a 5 min break
  • Drivers invert karts based on final position in the second race
  • Each driver’s finishes in the two competition races are averaged to determine the winner!

As you can see, it’s going to be competitive!

Remaining League Night Dates

This season is over! Keep an eye out for the details regarding the next season!

Sign Up For League Night

If you’re interested in joining us on the third Thursday of each month for League Night, get in touch! We need a minimum of 7 pre-registered, pre-paid racers each week for league night, and we ask that you sign up as far ahead of time as possible so that we can plan ahead. You can do so by getting in touch with G-Force at 804-228-0188 during normal business hours, by contacting us online, or by messaging us on Facebook. We prefer a call though, and pre-payment saves you $5!

We look forward to relaunching league night, and we look forward to finding out who is #TheFastest!

Last Call for the Holiday Fire Sale!

Man, the holidays blew by fast! Christmas is over, and if you didn’t find what you wanted under the tree this year (a holiday fire sale card)… we got your back! We’ve extended the Holiday Fire Sale until midnight on New Years Eve. You have until 2018 to cash in on the year’s best deal on Karting and fun at G-Force, but this is last call. Miss it now, and you’ll have to wait until Christmas of next year to get the best deal in karting!

The Holiday Fire Sale

If this is your first time hearing about these great deals, you must have been hiding under a rock. However, lets go over the details one more time for you late-comers!

Single Racer Deals

14 races for $99: You read that right! A normal race at G-Force Karts for $19.95, so this deal represents savings of $180 total! This is a perfect gift for your hard core racing enthusiast!

5 Races for $50: While the best value is in the 14 race package, you’re still saving a ton of money and getting a great deal with our 5 for 50 deal. In fact – you’re saving $50! The perfect stocking stuffer!

Family Deals

Holidays are all about family, and with all the great activities we have at our facility, so is G-Force! Racing, Arcade, VR, Laser Tag, NERF make this the perfect place to bring your better half or all of your loved ones. We’ve got some great deals this holiday season for you and your kin, too!

Family Four Pack for $99: What’s better than taking out the whole family for some fun and food? This deal features 4 races and 4 laser tag games to be split among your family, 4 soft drinks, and a large pizza cooked right here in-house at our authentic pizza kitchen. The Family Four Pack is perfect for the whole crew!

Trip for Two for $70: Date Night has never been so fun! For $70, you get 2 races and 2 laser tag games to split, $20 with of arcade credits, a delicious large ( hand tossed) pizza cooked in-house in our authentic pizza kitchen plus 2 fountain drinks. This is ideal for a night on the town with your lady (or man)!

The Fine Print

Deals are only valid for redemption STARTING Jan.1, 2018

The two Racing Fire Sale deals (14 for $99 and 5 for $50) are for one person only. IE – they cannot be split.

Last Call

Just like on the track, you gotta be fast! This is the last call for this deal. Get in touch if you have any questions! You can call us at 804-228-0188, contact us online, or send us a message on Facebook.

Have a Happy New Year!

Corporate Party Ideas from G-Force Karts

This year, be the office hero: book a different kind of holiday season corporate party! Forget the meat and cheese trays, the cheap drinks and the uncomfortable banter with your boss’s wife. Do something different! Do something memorable! Have fun!

Why Choose G-Force For Your Corporate Party?

For years, we’ve perfected the art of the perfect corporate team building event and the perfect birthday party. From huge office parties to small mom and pop team outings, we’ve got the space, the entertainment, the experience and the perfect setting to make sure this year’s event is like nothing you’ve ever done.

We highly encourage those of you considering a corporate holiday party at G-Force to call Kim Yarema (our sales director) at (804) 901-1464 or to email Kim ASAP! We only have so many hourly or nightly rentals we can offer, and this time of year our demand sky rockets for team building!

What’s There to do at G-Force?

Many of our past clients aren’t aware of all the upgrades and continual improvements we’ve undertaken over the past few years. Truth is, our facility has never delivered a more action packed, well planned and outstanding facility rental experience than right now. Take a look at all the awesome packages we offer below!

We also have a brand-new, authentic pizza kitchen, which is new as of this summer! To top it all off, we happily serve beer! Don’t underestimate how important a cold beverage can be at a corporate party, but remember: don’t be that guy. You know what we’re talking about! We encourage you to have a cold one, but only after you race, hit the VR simulator, spend some time at the arcade, or battled in the laser tag arena. Our indoor activities are intense and require some level of focus. Act like an adult.

So when you think about G-Force Karts, remember that we now offer so much more than just Richmond’s fastest and most authentic racing experience. With indoor karting, NERF, a huge apocalypse themed lasertag arena, the VR experience, and our brand new arcade, we have an action packed and thrilling experience for every type of employee!

Learn more about our corporate events!

Create Your Own Adventure at G-Force Karts!

Can’t decide as to which holiday season package best suits your corporate party needs? No worries! We are happy to walk you through the details, ask you a few questions, and customize a package that best suits your needs. We welcome the opportunity to make your holiday corporate party something you’ll never forget.

Call Kim at (804) 901-1464, email her, or fill out a corporate event request online to get started!

$25 Race Weekend Special (April 27-30)

Race Weekend is Here – So Is A Great Racing Combo Deal at G-Force!

Race weekend at RIR in Richmond is one of the most anticipated weekends of the year for race fans!

The NASCAR Xfinity Series race is Saturday (the Toyota Care 250) and the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race is Sunday (Toyota Drivers 400!) As they say… “Chaos is at Every Corner!”

Speaking of “CHAOS,” G-Force is running a chaotic racing combo special in honor of our favorite spring event, from Thursday 4/27 to Sunday 4/30: For just $25, get 1 Race, 1 Personal Pizza and 1 Fountain Drink!

Our New Pizza Kitchen!

Why are we offering this sweet racing + pizza combination deal? Well, first of all – obviously, we just love racing! You always hear us talk about the “THRILL OF RACING,” so why not offer you an incentive to race at G-Force while the big boys are in town?

Second, we’d like to introduce all of our fans to our brand NEW PIZZA KITCHEN!

We now offer pizza in-house at G-Force, along with chicken wings. We fresh bake each and every personal pizza and large pizza right inside what used to be our cafe/snack bar. Our primary goal is to get our fans to taste our pizza and give us feedback on how much you love it, how we can improve, and what other food options you’d like to see from us!

Your feedback is crucial to our continued success and growth, whether specific to our experiences, our food, our staff or otherwise.

All we ask of you is your honest feedback. How is the pizza? Would you order another pizza from us? What other food options should we consider?

This excellent deal is available only from Thursday the 27th through Sunday the 30th at G-Force Karts.

Race Up To G-Force For Our Special $25 Race Weekend Offer!

We hope you have a great time at the races!

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We are excited to offer this awesome deal all weekend long. If you’re not familiar with G-Force Karts, we’re right across the street from Richmond International Raceway.

If you have any questions about our $25 race weekend special, call us at (804) 228-0188 or contact us online!

Reminder To All The Tailgaters: If you consume alcoholic beverages before you arrive, you will not be permitted to race at G-Force Karts. Our indoor karts go extremely fast, so this is for your own safety! Thank you for your understanding.

Family Fun in Richmond

As the capital of the birthplace of our nation, Richmond is a city that everyone can enjoy. You have the opportunity to indulge in Richmond’s unique cuisines, historical relevance, diversity, outdoor adventures and much more. Over the years, Richmond has developed into the ideal blend of a livable memoir of history, modern entertainment, and destination for family fun. Whether you are tourist, local, family man or young professional, you will never run out of things to do in Richmond.

One of the best qualities about Richmond is its wide range of attractions for people of all ages. Richmond was named #1 in “The 10 Most Popular American Cities to Visit This Summer” by BusinessInsider, and rightfully so. As soon as Friday afternoon hits on warm days, the streets are filled with locals and tourists alike.

Race A Cop Night!

What if you could try to out race the police in a safe and fun environment, while getting to know the brave men and women in blue a little better? If this sounds like your cup of tea – keep reading!

Race A Cop Night At G-Force Karts!

This Sunday, October 16th, from 5pm to 7pm, G-Force Karts has partnered with police officers from the city of Richmond and Chesterfield County to offer you the opportunity to outrun the cops! Hop in one of our gas-powered go-karts and take on the area’s finest in a high-speed, high-intensity race to see who’s the fastest.

If you win, you get to tell your buddies you outran the cops. If you lose, well, you gotta tell your buddies that, too – but it’s all in good fun!

A Great Deal for a Great Cause

So – a once in a lifetime opportunity to outrace the police. Sounds awesome, right? As with everything G-Force Does, we’re kicking it up into the next gear, and we’re offering great deals and giveaways at this event!

First, everyone that walks through the door is entered to win one of 50 free races. We’ll raffle them off at the start of the event!

Second, all other races during this two hour event will be just $15 – member and non member. A portion of the proceeds from these races will be donated to the PAL organization.

G-Force is hosting this event because we care about the area police and we care about the community. We want to connect the two in a fun, safe environment! Many people hardly ever get a chance to interact with the fine men and women that protect our community. This is your chance

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Contact G-Force Karts

If you have any questions about this fun event, get in touch! We’d be happy to help. You can reach us at 804-228-0188 or contact us online. We look forward to seeing you all Sunday!

G-Force Karts: One of TripAdvisor’s Top Rated Things To Do in Richmond, Va!

G-Force Karts needs your help to get to the top! If you’re reading this blog, chances are you’re already hooked on the pulse-pounding thrill ride that is the G-Force Experience. Who can blame you? With insanely fast go-karts we’ve got your fix! So return the favor, and leave us a review on TripAdvisor!

If you’ve never used TripAdvisor before, prepare to be hooked! TripAdvisor is a phenomenal resource for traveling. It contains reviews for hotels, taxi services, restaurants, attractions, and more – basically all the stuff you’d want to know if you were on a trip out of town or looking for new things to do around Richmond.

We recently asked our fans via social media and email to to give us some honest reviews online, and with the help of all our recent reviews, we’ve climbed up into the top 10 highest rated things-to-do in Richmond! We can’t thank you guys enough for your support!

We’re going to be honest though – just like the high-speed racers on our track, we want to get to the #1 pole position.

If you’re as big of a fan of what we do as we hope, take a minute, sign up for TripAdvisor, and let us know what you think! Not only will this help to share the G-Force Experience, but it will also provide valuable insight into the things we are doing well and the things you’d like to see improved. We know we aren’t perfect, but man… we’d like to be!

Check us out on TripAdvisor!

Head over to the G-Force TripAdvisor page and let us know what you think of G-Force. With your help, we can get to that #1 Pole Position for things to do in Richmond!

2 Seat Go Karts at G-Force Karts!

Ever wanted to share the G-Force experience with a friend or loved one, or show a rookie the tracks? With G-Force’s new two seat go kart, you can!

G-Force Stands Atop the Karting World

We are super excited, honored and proud of our standing as one of the only indoor tracks in the United States to offer a two seat kart! There are hundreds of indoor karting tracks nationwide, but Sodi saw fit to test these products right here in Richmond, at G-Force Karts. If that doesn’t tell you what G-Force is all about, nothing will!

The “Sodi 2-Drive” Two Seat Go Kart

The two seater kart, known as the “Sodi 2-Drive” is ideal for younger, newer drivers and as a great training tool for racers too young to drive on their own (hey dad… get that young’en ready now, man!).

Our Sodi 2- Drives allows younger drivers to experience the thrill, speed and feel of indoor karting, while offering the driver the ability to restrict the passengers ability to have any real impact on turning, speed or performance. These karts are state of the art, featuring vented disc brakes, huge, beefy axles, and 4-point restraint system. If you so choose, we can enable steering from either the driver or the passenger side, but from what we’ve seen so far…we will likely not activate the passenger side all that often.

These Karts Fly!

Even though the Sodi 2-Drive is purpose built as a training kart, it’s still got a ton of power under the hood! They easily maintain the same speed and control as our other karts.

G-Force has always been on the cutting edge of innovation in the world of karting. We’ve always experimented with new equipment, racetrack configurations, karts, and anything that might improve your overall experience and racing performance.

Stop in, take a test drive in these unique double seat karts, and help G-Force usher in the next generation of high performance go kart racing! Please contact G-Force Karts online with any questions on our two seater karts, or call us at (804) 228-0188. As always… “Experience the Thrill of Racing” at Richmond’s best indoor karting track, G-Force Karts!

It’s Lonely at the Top

At G-Force Karts, we’re proud of our standing at the top of the karting industry in Richmond! For over 13 years, we’ve maintained a standard of excellence in product, experience and customer care that few nationwide can claim.

Our high speed, gas powered karts deliver an exciting and intense racing experience, but we are always looking to improve upon your overall experience. As new technologies emerge and new indoor experiences arise, we stay hungry to maintain our position in your mind as the go-to source for outdoorexcitement in Virginia.

It’s lonely at the top, but hey, we like it that way!

With Success Comes Competition

With success comes competition! “Me too” karting places are popping up all over the country to compete for a piece of the large indoor karting market, and Richmond is no exception. Since indoor karting hit the United States about 18 years ago, the industry continues to see an influx of new karting tracks. In fact, almost 100 indoor karting facilities operate in the United States in 2014, and that number continues to grow.

Some of these new tracks are run very well by folks who know karting and racing inside and out, while other tracks struggle. It all depends on ownership. At G-Force, our ownership team has 13+ years of tweaking, experimenting, and improving our facility. That’s what keeps us at the top.

Just like anything worth doing for a living, it takes several years to truly understand your product or service. Indoor karting is no exception. Experts say it takes 10,000 hours to truly master something. We can say with confidence: we have truly mastered the art of indoor karting!

Competition Breeds Innovation

With new competition comes creativity, innovation, and a need to constantly adapt and improve our product and experience. At G-Force, we embrace the need to constantly improve, hence over the past few years we’ve added new karts, and moved across the street!

Sleep tight in knowing we’ve got some big improvements coming that will change everything you thought you knew about G-Force Karts. Enough said for now…

Customer Value

Even with all the improvements and upgrades, we never lost sight of what is truly important to our long standing success and reputation: Your Customer Experience! We pride ourselves on maintaining an extremely high standard in racing excellence, which shows!

Adjustable Pedals, Seats and Weights

In keeping with theme of the overall customer experience, we do offer a few racing options at G-Force that few indoor tracks nationwide can claim.

First, we provide an 8 minute race experience for every race. This is HUGE for us! Many karting tracks will charge the same amount as G-Force per race, but only give you a 5-6 minutes of actual racing time. We could certainly do the same thing, and we’d probably make more money, but you, as our customer, ultimately would feel slighted. It’s in our best interest to run 8 minute races. Trust us: if you haven’t raced here before, 8 minutes on a high speed indoor kart track like G-Force seems like 30 minutes!

Next, we really feel strongly that adjustable settings on our karts are an absolute must in order to customize the racing experience for each racer. When you sit in one of our gas powered high speed karts, you can adjust both your pedals and your seat, so that you can ride as comfortably as possible at high speeds.

We also counter-balance (ie weight balance) our karts for the more competitive racers. If a trophy or even just bragging rights are on the line, you want an equal playing field. We can add or remove weight from your kart so that you and your buddy/challenger are on equal footing. For our popular events like ironman challenges and enduro races, weight balancing is crucial.

How Can We Improve Your Experience?

While we know we could rest on our laurels as an undisputed karting leader, we won’t do that. That is not what got us here and that is not how we will continue to dominate the indoor karting market. We want to keep our place at the top.

That being said, we welcome your feedback! How can we improve your experience? If you’ve raced at other tracks, how do they compare to G-Force? Did they offer any special value, experience or thrill that we could consider also?

You, our core customer, are our top priority. Let us know how we can continue to deliver an excellent racing experience!

Join us at the Top

Call us anytime and let us know how we’re doing! Call (804) 228-0188 or contact G-Force Karts online. Regardless of whether you’re new to karting or a seasoned vet, know that you can truly “Experience the Thrill of Racing” at G-Force Karts!


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