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G-Force Karts is the Best Birthday Party Idea!

March 16, 2017

Birthday Party IdeaIf you’re looking for the best birthday party idea for your kids in Richmond, you’ve come to the right place! G-Force Karts prides ourselves on offering the absolute best birthday party experience in the city. With our huge selection of unique, challenging, and down right fun activities, there’s something for kids of all ages! Keep reading to find out why we think having your kid’s birthday at our place is an awesome birthday party idea!

A Huge Selection of Fun Activities

G-Force isn’t just a kart racing track. We pride ourselves on offering the best entertainment experience possible to the widest audience imaginable! That’s why G-Force offers 5 exciting activities to choose from, including:

Karting

Our most popular attraction, and for good reason! Our high-speed karts fly around our tightly tuned racetrack at speeds you didn’t think possible! After the race, you’ll receive full printouts of your lap times so you can crown a birthday winner!

Laser Tag

We’ve revolutionized our laser tag experience, and there’s really only one word we can use to describe it: AWESOME! We have brand new, state of the art equipment and stat tracking that will make your birthday party idea the best ever!

Archery Tag

If you’re looking for something a little slower paced and less competitive, but more strategic and just as fun, Archery tag is for you! Played like dodgeball, this is a great choice for younger kids and smaller groups.

and our newest experience… NERF!

NERF at G-Force has blown up! If you remember those NERF battles you had as a kid, you’ll know how fun they can be. Well, we took it to the next level! We have a huge arsenal of NERF guns and an unlimited supply of darts and ammo, as well as a great indoor arena to wage your NERF war in.

Great Combination Packages

These all sound pretty great, right? They are! Each and every activity at G-Force is a total blast. That’s why we don’t make you choose just one! Head over to our Birthday Party Pricing and Packages page to see all of the options you have for your big birthday party at G-Force!

A Private Party Room

Just as important as the activities is the down time to celebrate the big day. It just wouldn’t be a good birthday party idea if we didn’t offer you a place to open some gifts and eat some cake. That’s why, with all birthday party packages, we offer exclusive use of our private birthday party room!

PS – We can also provide food and drinks on request!

It Sounds Like a Great Birthday Party Idea, Right? Don’t Wait!

Birthday parties at G-Force are awesome. The downside is, in order to make each birthday party special, we have limited availability! If this sounds like a great birthday party idea to you, don’t hesitate – head on over to the Birthday Party Request page and book your date today!

Carytown Burgers & Fries Food Truck @ G-Force!

January 12, 2017

Carytown Burgers and Fries Food TruckWe’re excited to host the Carytown Burgers & Fries Food Truck this Friday (1/13) from 5 to 9 at G-Force Karts!

G-Force is all about delivering the best all around experience in RVA, from karting to our new NERF experience to laser tag and archery tag. Our claim to fame is “authentic.”

Carytown Burgers & Fries is all about delivering outstanding, fresh, delicious burgers. “Authentic” certainly describes the unique burgers, fries and approach that Carytown brings to each and every customer.

Sounds like a match made in heaven, right! 

About Carytown Burgers & Fries

Carytown Burgers & Fries is a Richmond legend! Chances are, you’ve eaten some of their burgers before, so we don’t really need to explain too much…they let their burgers do the talking!

For the few of you who don’t know or haven’t tried a delicious burger from CB&F, here is a quick crash course:

Carytown Burgers & Fries uses only the best ingredients to make the best burgers in Richmond. They are classic foodies, and they place a high value on doing it right! They serve up huge selection of never frozen burgers (including traditional classic, specialty items, turkey burgers and vegetarian options) that are nothing short of fantastic.

Mushroom Swiss Burger

Carytown Burgers & Fries Food Truck at G-Force Karts!

This Friday, race fast, play hard and eat well at G-Force Karts! Join Carytown Burgers & Fries food truck from 5 to 9 for an all inclusive experience!

Check our events calendar and Facebook page to stay abreast on all other G-Force events. If we find our customers see value in this first time event, we hope to have Carytown Burgers & Fries on site a lot more!

Check out the food truck menu below: Carytown Burgers and fries
Looking good! We can’t wait to sink our teeth into one of these burgers this weekend.

Race Fast. Play Hard. Eat Well!

We look forward to our first weekend of hosting the Carytown Burgers & Fries food truck!

Get to G-Force Karts and work up a monster appetite by racing our intense karts, experience NERF, laser tag, or archery tag… then grab a fantastic burger!

Call us at (804) 228-0188 or  via our online form if you have any questions!

Have Your Winter Birthday at G-Force Karts!

December 13, 2016

If you were born in the winter, or have a loved one who was, you know the struggle every year to find something fun to do for a birthday party. After all, summer babies can just have some friends over for a barbecue or invite everybody to a day in the park. With a winter birthday party, you’ve got to contend with the cold and generally worse weather.

So if you’re frustrated, we don’t blame ya. However… we do have a solution: G-Force Karts!

The Premier Winter Birthday Party Destination in Richmond

G-Force Karts is the premier winter birthday party destination in Richmond. We don’t just do birthday parties on the side: our setup is structured to accommodate birthday parties small, large, and everywhere in between. Our fully indoor facility features multiple adrenaline pumping activities to choose from, and great package deals if you want to try them all! Here’s a quick rundown of the activities you can enjoy at G-Force this winter:

Authentic, Gas-Powered Go-Kart Racing:

DSC_0387Our go kart racing experience is the best in Richmond, hands down. Our authentic, gas powered karts power you across our challenging and fun track at speeds that will have you pushed back in your seat. This is the real, down and dirty racing experience. Electric karts on sterile tracks just can’t compare.

Strategic, Coordinated Archery Tag:

DSC_0082Archery tag is a little slower paced, but it more than makes up for it in strategy. The rules are similar to dodgeball, but with bows and arrows. With limited arrows (these are foam tipped and not one bit painful to be hit with) at your disposal and a huge focus on precision, you’ll need to coordinate with your team every round or you’ll be defeated.

Tactical Laser Tag

gforcelasertaggunOur laser tag experience has always been fun… but we have taken it to the next level. We have completely renovated our laser tag arena to provide an even tighter tactical experience. We’ve also completely replaced those old packs and rifles with with state-of-the-art lightweight laser tag equipment. This stuff is cutting-edge! While the standard laser tag experience is the best in Richmond, we have a ton of settings to tweak and game modes to choose from.

As you can see, we’ve got a lot to offer for your winter birthday. No matter which activity you choose, you and your guests will have a blast. The best part? You don’t have to choose just one!

Winter Birthday Party Packages

Whether you want to focus on one activity, split your time between a couple, or try them all, we’ve got a package catered just for you. After all, it’s your birthday! Instead of going into them all here, just head over to our birthday party packages page and take a look. If you’d like to customize, let us know.

Book Your Winter Birthday Party Today!

Winter birthday parties at G-Force are awesome – and they book up fast! If you want to have your birthday party at G-Force this winter, now is the time to let us know. Give us a call at (804) 228-0188 or head over to our birthday party request page to get started!

Race A Cop Night!

October 13, 2016

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

See below for the flyer!

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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!

2 Seat Go Karts at G-Force Karts!

July 18, 2014

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

June 13, 2014

At G-Force Karts, we’re proud of our standing at the top of the  indoor 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 don’t stop there.  With NERF and laser tag, G-Force in Richmond offers plenty of intense activities that will surely keep your heart pumping.

That being said, 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 indoor excitement 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, updated our indoor karting track, added new barriers, removed our inflatables in favor of our hugely popular NERF experience, re-modeled our lounge area, and improved the all around customer experience.

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, NERF, and lasertag experience, and we will never stop looking for ways to improve.

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!

 

 

#theGForceXP

March 18, 2014

OH… you didn’t know? You better ask somebody!!! theGForceXP is for real!

The pure rush, intensity and excitement you feel when race, play archery tag or lasertag at G-Force Karts in Richmond is an authentic and genuine experience unlike anything else! (more…)

Gasoline Karts: The Authentic Racing Experience!

February 18, 2014

If you are reading this, you probably already know that G-Force Karts is known throughout Richmond for our incredibly high powered indoor gas karts, Jungle-themed lasertag arena, and Richmond’s only NERF 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 Super-Karts speeds of up 45 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 indoor 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!

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Birthday Party Season at G-Force!

September 17, 2013

Summer is over for Richmond, and cold weather is just around the corner!  If you’re like many moms and dads, and you still have an upcoming birthday to plan, G-Force has a number of perfect ideas for Birthday Parties in Richmond! With RVA’s only indoor karting track, we’ve got the perfect facility for a cool-weather birthday! If you’d like to do more than just race, we’ve an awesome arena, plus a huge jungle-themed lasertag arena. (more…)