What first-timers should know about go-karting and go-kart flag signals

Considering team building activities? Maybe you’re the employee who does all the corporate event planning at your company or a coach looking to foster bonding between key players. Whatever the case, go-karting at 401 Mini-Indy Go-Karts in Toronto is a fun and affordable activity that strengthens the ties among group members. Never raced go-karts before? Here’s what you should know about this adrenaline-packed activity.


Two types of races

Our indoor track makes it possible to plan your corporate events or other team building activities any time of year. Two racing styles are possible for your upcoming occasion:


  • Les Mans Enduro. An endurance style racing format similar to that found in the famed auto racing event in Le Mans, France. Only instead of a full 24 hours behind the wheel, each team will race for a predetermined time anywhere between 60 to 180 minutes. Each team member gets a chance to drive, allowing plenty of opportunity for cheering each other on. The winning team is the one that completes the most number of laps in the allotted time. 
  • Daytona Racing Tournament. A sprintstyle racing format similar in form to the NASCAR Daytona 500. The Mini-Indy version has racers compete against each other in a set number of heats. The driver with the best overall lap time is the winner. 

Flag signals to know when on the track


No matter which race style you choose for your event, each team member will be briefed on safety protocols before getting behind the wheel. However, it can be useful to become familiar with the most commonly used flag signals on the track. 


  • Green flag. Go! Indicates the race has started.
  • Yellow flag. Slow down and do not pass other drivers. Drive in single file formation and be ready to stop if need be. Pay attention to track officials for further information.
  • Red flag. Stop! Brake immediately but safely. A yellow flag will be presented once situation normal has returned. 
  • Blue flag. Sometimes called a lap flag, it indicates that the driver should pull over into the inside lane and allow faster cars to pass. 
  • Black flag. Tells the driver he or she should go to the pit area immediately and wait for further instructions from a track official. 
  • Two crossed flags. Indicates the halfwaypoint of the race has passed.
  • Two parallel flags. Only two laps remaining.
  • White flag. One lap remaining.
  • Checkered flag. The race is over. 

Toronto corporate events and more 


In addition to go-karting, 401 Mini-Indy Go-Karts offers a variety of corporate team building activities including glow in the dark mini-golf and cannonball war games. Our location in Toronto is perfect for not just corporate events but also birthdays, bachelor parties, and other types of group gatherings of up to 50 people. Food and drink can also be provided in our large banquet hall. Contact us today to get a free quote for your upcoming event.
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