Tue, Mar 28, 2023

BMW CCO Goes Top karting

Top Karting

About this event

Tuesday March 28, 2023

Grand Prix format which is a 5 min qualifying followed by a 30min race.

Arrive at 7:30 pm for registration, driver meeting, helmet fitting.

Qualifying starts at 8:00 pm and the race follows immediately after that.

Price is $67 (taxes included).

Stay after for some social.

We have 12 spots. 

Top Karting

200 Rue d'Edmonton, Gatineau, QC J8Y 3S6

Registration closes on March 24 or if all 12 spots get filled - whichever comes first.

This might be one of the last Top Karting events that is going to be held here as this location will likely become the site of the new Ottawa/Gatineau Hospital.

Event requirements

This event is suitable for both newbies and motor-heads! No previous experience is required but participant must be 5ft tall. We are out to have a fun evening - with a little bit of competition. Left foot on the brake, right foot for gas, a small sport steering wheel, and a fast track.


You should wear comfortable clothing that you won't mind washing afterwards- there is tons of ventilation but you will be exposed to a little bit of exhaust smell and rubber particles kicked up from the tires. The track provides coveralls to wear over your clothes.

Helmets are provided (with hair-nets) or you can bring your own. If you bring your own it should definitely have a visor to protect your eyes as there is lots of air flowing (eyes watering).

Thin light leather gloves are nice to wear and provide some cushioning on the steering wheel.

Shoes should be comfortable (running shoes or driving shoes) rather than big winter boots - it's hard to feel the pedals properly with heavy footwear.

Everybody is assigned a specific kart, and the system logs all lap times and position for review at the end.

The session will be a race - and the track has plenty of space for passing. This is not demolition derby and drivers that are bumping other karts will be ejected.

There is a bar offering water, Gatorade, pop and beer. 

Bring your fan club to cheer you on, there is a half wall by which spectators get a great view of the action. Live driver standing displayed on a TV screen to track progress.


Register before Mar-24 to get the group deal. If you can't commit before Mar-24, check with us and you're welcome to the event at regular price pending seat availability.

Arrive at 7:30 to sign waivers, get cover-alls and helmets and attend the Top Kartin driver meeting. 

Qual starts at 8pm and is 5min long. We stop on track and stay in karts with the results are compiled and the starting grid is established.

Race starts immediately after qual.

Informal gathering after the race.


That's it, hope to see you there!

Any questions just ask the registrar!

Top Karting

Gatineau, QC


Karting organized by

BMW Car Club of Ottawa

Event over!