How to start karting

 

 

1. About Karting

Karting is one of the most fun, exhilarating, cost effective and professionally run forms of motorsport in Australia.

It is the perfect sport for families to come together at weekends and participate in an exciting, social, healthy and rewarding activity, and gives them the opportunity to become apart of a large friendly community of like minded people who share a similar passion for sport and motor racing.

Karting allows people of all backgrounds and age groups to participate in a sport that provides a thrilling and enjoyable sense of speed thanks to being so low and close to the ground and racing wheel to wheel with other drivers, which provides an adrenaline rush no other sport can provide.

In Victoria there are over 18 Karting Victoria/Karting Australia affiliated kart clubs, with a race meeting happening almost every weekend at a kart club around the state.

The sport has racing events to cater for drivers of all experience levels and age groups from young drivers through to masters, from Club Days, Open Meetings and Series events to State and National Championships.

 

Educating And Improving The Skills Of Tomorrows Road Users

Karting is a great educational tool for young people as it provides them with experiences that can help them become more competent and responsible road users in all weather conditions.

What better grounding for a young male or female than a sport where they can develop their confidence and driving skills. It means that these drivers may have gained many years of driving experience well before they are old enough to qualify for a road licence.

Karting teaches young drivers various aspects of driving from learning about car control in all weather conditions, concentration, focus and situational awareness to learning about the mechanical and engineering side of how motor vehicles and engines work and operate.

The sport also teaches the values of working together as a family or team to achieve specific outcomes or solutions, while learning about sportsmanship and fair play and the values of being fit, healthy and being at your best.

 

Where The Driving Champions Of Tomorrow Are Born

The racing stars of tomorrow start in karting with most of todays Formula 1 grid including Aussie Daniel Ricciardo beginning their racing careers in the sport.

With most drivers on the Australian Supercars grid including Jamie Whincup, Scott McLaughlin, Craig Lowndes, David Reynolds, Rick and Todd Kelly, Cameron Waters and Will Davison just to name a few, all regular competitors on Victorian kart tracks in the junior classes with many still current active Karting members and use Karting as valuable tool in their training programs today.
View the bottom of the page to see a table of some of the drivers that started karting and have gone onto become professional racing drivers in Australian Supercars and Formula racing categories.

 

 

A Sport Not Only For The Drivers

Karting is also not just limited to the drivers it involves a whole community of people working together in a variety of roles to make the sport possible.
At every kart race you will find people in positions such as officiating, stewarding, scrutineering, starters, time keeping, flag, scales, grid and pit marshals, commentating, grounds keeping and canteen operation just to name a few.

If you are interested in being apart of the sport, lending a hand and becoming apart of a great community of people, contact your local kart club or Karting Victoria we will be able to help you get involved.

 

Fully Regulated And Safety Focused Motorsport

As Karting is one of the most popular forms of motorsport world wide safety is of the upmost importance with the sport ensuring that it employs the latest safety technologies and procedures.

In recent years rear bumpers have become mandatory on all karts and HANS device (head and neck support device) has become the standard for Cadet drivers.

There are strict rules and regulations in place to ensure the sport can be as safe as it can be. When a person applies for a Karting licence they must successfully complete the “Safety Training Assessment”. Competitors must use Australian Standard fire proof driving overalls, gloves, boots and helmets at all times.

On race day qualified stewards, officials and scrutineers oversee the race weekend to ensure the driving standards of competitors are to a fair standard and their karting machinery is in compliance with the rules and regulations of the sport. Qualified paramedic personnel are on hand at the track to attend to personal in the event of an accident. In the event of competitors breaking the rules penalties and suspensions may be handed down to competitors depending on the rule violation and may even require a tribunal hearing to decide outcomes in certain cases.

 

Attend A Race Meeting

A great way to get a feel for the sport of Karting is to attend a race meeting at a Karting Victoria/Australia affiliated kart club in person and to have a talk to the members themselves or club officials who may be able to assist with any general enquiries.

Spectator entry to Karting events is almost always free with some clubs offering great views from grandstand seating to take in all of the action and generally run a canteen to provide refreshments or lunch along with full ammenities.

View the Victorian Karting Calendar to see when a race meeting is coming up in your area or contact your local club or Karting Victoria to further information about up coming race meeting dates.

Our kart clubs are open to you, your friends and family and we look forward to seeing you at our kart clubs to enjoy the sport of Karting!

 


 

2. Steps To Start Karting In Victoria

STEP 1 – Join A KV/KA Affiliated Kart Club
STEP 2 – Get a KA licence
STEP 3 – Buy a kart 
STEP 4 – Get Your Safety Gear
STEP 5 – Practice & Start Racing

 

STEP 1 – Join A Kart Club
In Victoria there are over 18 Karting Victoria/Karting Australia affiliated kart clubs.
Please visit their Karting Victoria club pages for contact details and links, or visit the clubs official facebook page or website (if available) to find out more information regarding the club:

Albury-Wodonga Kart Club
Bairnsdale Kart Club
Ballarat Kart Club
Bendigo Kart Club
Eastern Lions Kart Club
Geelong Kart Club
Gippsland Kart Club
Go-Kart Club of Victoria
Goulburn Valley Kart Club
Hamilton Kart Club
Mildura Kart Club
Oakliegh Go-Kart Racing Club
Portland District Kart Club
Rochester Kart Club
South West Kart Club
Swan Hill Kart Club
Warrnambool Kart Club
Wimmera Kart Club

 

STEP 2 – Get a KA licence
You can apply for a licence at the official Karting Australia website www.karting.net.au/how-to-get-started-in-karting/apply-for-licence

Before buying a kart, engine or related equipment it is a good idea to understand what class or classes you are thinking about competing in and what licence level you may need to obtain in order to race in a particular class or meeting, series or championship.

*Note to be allowed to compete in a State Championship your licence grade must be a minimum of “C”.

 

STEP 3 – Buy a kart
It is a good idea to have your local club or local kart shop help you with buying your first kart to ensure that it meets the standards and regulations for the class you are wishing to compete in.

 

STEP 4 – Get Your Safety Gear
A racing helmet, suite, gloves, and driving boots with ankle protection and Hans device for Cadet drivers that meet the rating standards shown in the Karting Australia manual are all also compulsory.
It is important that you try on these items to get the correct size before you buy.

Your local karting club personnel or local kart dealer will be able to advise you on what equipment will be best for you.

 

STEP 5 – Practice & Start Racing
When a licence is first issued, the Driver must display a “P” plate in a location adjacent to their competition number at all times whilst they are on a track. The “P” plate must resemble a “P” plate as used by the State or Territory civil roads authority. A “P” plate must continue to be used until such time as a driver has qualified to be upgraded to the next level of licence.

See the “Licence Grading Process” and “Licence Criteria’s” for what you need to do to upgrade your licence in the Karting Australia Manual section “Competition Licences”.

 

 

You can get you and your family into the exciting sport of Karting today, if you have any enquiries about starting the sport please contact Karting Victoria via phone 0409 334 175 or email

Office open hours are 10:00am to 5:00pm weekdays. More contact details are available on the Contact Us page.

 


 

Come And Try Karting Experience Programmes

If you want to get behind the wheel yourself to get a taste of the sport Karting Australia currently has two programmes on offer, the Bring A Mate events and Junior Sprockets programmes.

 

Bring A Mate Events
Bring a mate events are Karting Australia’s Junior and Senior Karting Experience Program.

Bring a Mate has been designed to allow people who are interested to try karting to get behind the wheel on one of Karting Australia’s 88 licensed tracks across the country in a real racing kart.

For more information on the Karting Australia Bring A Mate events or contact your local club or Karting Victoria to find out when there may be any Bring A Mate events coming up.

www.karting.net.au/bring-a-mate-program-launched
www.karting.net.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/BRING-A-MATE-PROGRAM.pdf

 

Junior Sprockets Program
Is a participation initiative developed by Karting Australia that provides participants aged between 6 & 12 years of age with the opportunity to experience the thrill and excitement of driving an authentic racing kart in a safe and controlled environment.

More information on the Karting Australia Junior Sprockets program can be found here
www.karting.net.au/junior-sprockets

 


 

Get Started In Karting Videos

The Karting Australia website has a list of Get Started In Karting videos explaining some of the fundamentals of Karting, setup options, tools required and maintenance advice.
Please click on a link to view that video or visit the full Karting Australia Get Started In Karting videos page below.

1 – Assessing a chassis
2 – Safety Equipment
3 – Tools Required
4 – Mixing Fuel
5 – Priming and starting the engine
6 – Lead Weights
7 – Chain and Sprocket Alignment
8 – Tyre Pressure
9 – Seat Position
10 – Throttle position
11 – Front Track Width
12 – Rear Track Width
13 – Rear Wheel Hubs
14 – Chassis Ride Height
15 – Wheel Alignment
16 – General Maintenance

See the full page at www.karting.net.au/how-to-get-started-in-karting/how-to-go-karting

 


 

Licences

Licences are divided into 4 different age group categories.

Cadet 9 Licence from 6 to 9 years (maximum age is 10th birthday, must be 7 years old to compete)
Cadet 12 Licence 9 years of age to 12 years of age
Junior Licence 12 years of age to 15 years of age
Senior Licence Minimum 15 years of age

To help distinguish the different licence levels when at the track Senior drivers use a black on yellow number plate, Junior drivers use a black on white number plate and Cadet 9 & 12 drivers use a red on white number plate.

If you would like to apply for a Karting Australian licence please click www.karting.net.au/how-to-get-started-in-karting/apply-for-licence

See the Karting Australia Manual section “Competition Licences” for full rules on licencesat www.karting.net.au/administration/rules

 


 

Classes

The sport of Karting has classes that caters for all ages, weight and experience levels. The classes below are run at the majority of most Karting Victoria race meetings. Series and State Championship classes are indicated below. 

Cadet 9 (6 – 9 years)
The purpose of this class is to teach young people to drive karts of restricted performance at a limited cost. Competitors use a Vortex 60cc Mini Rok fitted with a restrictor plate or Comer SW80 engine with a clutch. Drivers aged between 6 and 7 are only able to practice and must be 7 years of age before starting racing.
Approx. Power – 6hp

Cadet 12 (10 – 12 years)
Using the same principal of the Midgets class the Rookies use a Vortex 60cc Mini Rok or Yamaha KT100J engine fitted with a restrictor plate.
Approx. Power – 8hp

KA4 Junior (12 – 16 years)
KA4 Junior Light class – KA4 Junior Heavy class
With two weight divisions this class allows close competitive racing in karts with reliable engines (IAME KA100 Reedjet (fitted with a restrictor) or Yamaha KT100J) still fast enough to teach the basics of racecraft at a low cost.
Approx. Power – 11hp

KA3 Senior (15+ years)
KA3 Senior Light class – KA3 Senior Heavy class
Utilising the IAME KA100 Reedjet or Yamaha KT100S, this class offers relatively low cost, yet fast and competitive racing. The Clubman class, as with all ‘controlled’ classes, uses a single brand and compound tyre, with wet weather tyres also an option for inclement conditions.
Approx. Power – 16hp

TaG 125 Restricted (Touch And Go – Formula Rotax, IAME X30, PRD Galaxy etc) (15+ years)
TaG 125 Restricted Light class – TaG 125 Restricted Medium class – TaG 125 Restricted Heavy class
The TAG Restricted class caters for entry level competitors using push button or key start engines such as the Rotax MAX, X30 and PRD Galaxy engines fitted with a restricter plate. The engines used in these classes are watercooled and are fitted with a clutch and provide an easy step from beginner into the more powerful 125cc Open categories.

TaG 125 (Touch And Go – Formula Rotax, IAME X30, PRD Galaxy etc) (16+ years)
The TAG classes cater for push button or key start engines such as the Rotax MAX, IAME X30 and PRD Galaxy engines. The engines used in these classes are water-cooled and are fitted with a clutch.
Approx. Power – 24 – 28hp

Victorian Combined Masters (Karting Victoria class) (40+ years) 
This Division is in accordance with the TaG 125 Restricted Class Rules – Chapter 13 and KA3 Class Rules – Chapter 6 with the only amendment being the Minimum weights for the Masters Division which are as follows:
i) Rotax (EVO): 177kg
ii) All other engines: 172kg
iii) NOTE: The Minimum weight of a Kart fitted with a KA3 Engine may be adjusted throughout the year to achieve parity with the TaG 125 Restricted Engines.

 

Newly Introduced Classes

The following classes are new classes to the sport and may only be ran at particular race meetings or specific kart clubs depending on entry numbers or whether the class is specified for the meeting, while these new classes establish themselves. It is always best to contact your club, racing series, event Supp Regs or local kart shop to check the status of these classes.

Cadet 4SS (new class for 2019)
www.karting.net.au/control-cadet-4ss-formula-launched

4SS Junior and Senior (Four Stroke Sprint – Torini Clubmaxx 210, Briggs & Stratton 206) (12+ years)
The 4SS class is new for 2018 designed specifically for the entry-level competitors.  The engines used in this class are low cost, low maintenance Torini and Briggs & Stratton four-strokes on Kats fit with a hard compound tyre.
Approx. Power – 9hp

Yamaha class
This Class is a combination of the Yamaha engines from KA4, KA3 and TaG 100
Junior division: Minimum Age: Year of 13th birthday, Maximum Age: Date of 16th birthday Senior division: Restricted by Licence Masters division: Minimum of 40 years old to Compete
All engines listed below are permitted in either the Junior Division or Senior Division
1) Yamaha KT100J, 2) Yamaha KT100SEC a. Must run with clutch and complete KT100SEC starter system, 3) Yamaha KT100SE, 4) Yamaha KT100SD.

 

Australian Kart Championship Classes

The following classes are run in the Australian Kart Championship.

Cadet 9
Cadet 12
KA4 Junior (Championship Weight)
KA3 Senior (Championship Weight)
TAG 125 (Championship Weight)
KA2
X30 (Light Weight)
KZ2

Find out more details on the Australian Kart Championship at www.karting.net.au/australian-kart-championship

 

Rotax Pro Tour Classes

The following classes are run in the Australian Rotax Pro Tour. 

Micro Max
Mini Max
Junior Max
Rotax 125 Light
Rotax 125 Heavy
DD2
DD2 Masters

Find out more details on the Australian Rotax Pro Tour at www.rotax.com.au/rotax-pro-tour.html

 

See all of the details on each class in the Karting Australia manual at www.karting.net.au/administration/rules

 


 

Racing Events And Competitions

The sport provides competitions and series for all levels of racing from local, regional, and state through to national level competitions.
Whether it be a driver who wants to compete once a month at their local club, a beginner starting out in the sport or someone that wants to compete at the highest level, the sport of Karting has a competition that will cater for all levels.

 

Local

Club Day – Are club level events that can be held by each Victorian Kart Club usually on the last weekend of the month from January to November.

Starting in 2018 Karting Australia began a programme that is known as the Club Driver Rankings with points from every Club Day competed in going to an overall Club Day Championship prizes to help give an incentive for drivers to compete regularly at Club Days. You can see more about the Club Driver Rankings at www.clubdriverrankings.com.au

 

State Trophy Meetings (also known as Open Meetings)  – Are single race meeting events where entry is open to all other club members to compete.

 

Regional

 

Golden Power Series – Is a 5 round racing series run at clubs in the states Eastern-Central region with individual rounds being held at the Bendigo, Albury-Wodonga, Gippsland, Rochester and Eastern Lions Kart Clubs throughout 2019.
See more details about this series at www.facebook.com/GoldenPowerSeries

 

Victorian Country Series – Is a 6 round racing series run at clubs in the states South-West region with individual rounds being held at the Warrnambool, Portland, South West, Hamilton, Wimmera and Ballarat Kart Clubs throughout 2019.

See more details about this series at: 
www.facebook.com/VictorianCountrySeries
www.victoriancountryseries.com

See a video on the Victorian Country Series below

Victorian Country Series: Fun and Competitive karting weekends

The Victorian Country Series is a 6 event karting series in South Western Victoria, and currently one of the most popular karting series in the country.Its a great way to get into karting as a young beginner, great value for the adult motorsports lover who wants a weekend away racing, and great competition for the next junior pro that will go on to bigger motorsport.Karting is open to boys and girls, ladies and men, ages 7 to 50+.Get along to one of the 6 VCS rounds to find out more, or contact your local club.

Posted by Victorian Country Series on Monday, March 19, 2018

Vic Metro Series – This is a new series for 2019 with 2 round series being held at the Geelong and Oakleigh Kart Clubs.

 

 

State

 

Victorian State Championship – In 2019 the Victorian State Championship is being held at the Eastern Lions Kart Club over 3 days from the 12th to the 14th of April. State winners are recognised in karting with a blue number plate being awarded to the class winner which earns them the right to use that plate in that class for the next twelve months.

View one of the classes from the 2018 Victorian Kart Championship here, or view all of the classes from the championship on the Karting Victoria Youtube Channel at www.youtube.com/channel/UCffLcvUxbUj1CNpVJWqKftw

 

Victorian State Cup – In 2019 the Victorian State Cup is being held at the Bairnsdale Kart Club over 2 days from the 30th of November to the 1st of December. State Cup champions are recognised in Karting with a black number plate being awarded to the class winner which earns them the right to use that plate in that class for the next twelve months.

 

 

National

 

Australian Kart Championship – Is the highest level of racing for the sport of Karting in Australia. The championship is being held over 5 rounds throughout 2019 with the rounds being run at QLD, NSW, SA and VIC.

National champions are recognised in Karting with a green number plate with gold number being awarded to the class winner which earns them the right to use that plate in that class for the next twelve months.

In recent years some of the classes winning champions have also earned the right to qualify for international meetings the ROK Cup International Final or IAME International Final.

See more details about this series at
www.karting.net.au/australian-kart-championship

Relive all the rounds of the 2018 Australian Kart Championship at https://livestream.com/mysportlive or watch Round 2 of the 2018 Australian Kart Championships finals from the Albury-Wodonga Kart Club below.

 

 

 

Rotax Pro Tour – Is a karting series that runs its own specific engines and classes with the series being run in parallel in many countries around the world. Winners of each class earn the right to represent their country at the Rotax Max Challenge Grand Final which is held in a different country each year. In 2019 the series is being held over 6 rounds at the Go-Kart Club of Victoria, Eastern Creek, Ipswich, Eastern Lions, Warwick and Albury-Wodonga Kart Clubs.

Australia has had success in the series in the past with Ben George winning the DD2 class in Portual in 2006, the Australian team winning the National Cup at the United Arab Emirates in 2011, Lee Mitchener winning the DD2 master class in Italy in 2016, Troy Woolston winning the DD2 Masters class, Cody Gillis winning DD2 class and the Australian team winning the Nations Cup in Portugal in 2017.

The series also has the reputation of being the closest thing the sport of Karting has to the Olympics, as it is a series run in parallel right around the world and brings all of the best competitors together for a single Grand Final event to compete under their own countries banners for individual and country glory. 

National champions are recognised in karting with a green number plate with gold number being awarded to the class winner which earns them the right to use that plate in that class for the next twelve months.

See more details about this series at
www.rotax.com.au/rotax-pro-tour.html

 

Sparco Rotax Pro Tour – 2019 Overview

The 2019 Sparco Rotax Pro Tour kicks off in just over two weeks. Don't forget to go in the draw to win either a chassis or engine you need to race all six rounds of the national series. Entries to the opening round close this Sunday 13th January at MIDNIGHT. | Sparco | ROTAX – New Age Karting | International Karting Distributors | DPE Kart Superstore | AWC Motorsport Academy | CRG Australia | Electro Industries | KartSportNews | Mansons TCLM | Viztek Media |

Posted by Rotax Pro Tour on Wednesday, January 9, 2019

 

 

Junior specific race meetings

There are 3 race meetings specifically dedicated to cadet and junior drivers in 2019.

Junior Top Guns Round 1 and 2 at the Oakleigh Go-Kart Racing Club
Junior Sprint Classic at the Eastern Lions Kart Club
Junior Challenge at the Geelong Kart Club

 

Special racing meetings

C & D Grade Titles – Is a race specifically only for C & D Grade licence holders and is run at the Gippsland Kart Club each year. The meeting provides a great opportunity for drivers at this licence rating to compete against others of a similar level.

Australasian Titles – Open to competitors from all clubs with the winner being recognised and awarded a red number plate which earns them the right to use that plate in that class for the next twelve months. The event is held at the Goulburn Valley, Numurkah each year.


Historic Karting Victoria Vintage Grand Nationals – A race meeting run by Historic Karting Victoria that runs previous generations of karting equipment.

Find out more out Historic Karting Victoria and the Vintage Grand Nationals meeting at www.facebook.com/Historic-Karting-Victoria-102857983665091/

Race of Stars, Gold Coast – Is designed as a true showcase event for the sport of Karting featuring the three ‘Pro’ categories of Australian Karting and has attracted many World Champion karters to the event in previous years.

See more details about this series at
https://www.karting.net.au/race-of-the-stars-on-the-gold-coast

See more details about this series at
www.facebook.com/raceofstars/

 

View the Karting Victoria racing calendar at www.kartingvic.net.au/calendar

 

 


 

Common Karting Terms

Australian Karting Manual
The Australian Karting Manual is an essential reference tool for all officials, competitors and their support teams. We will continue to provide all karters with a printed copy of the manual that will be updated annually. A dynamic version which, maintained as current, will have full regulatory value and effect will also be maintained on the Karting Australia site.

The Australian Karting Manual is the official rule book for Karting in Australia. It is recommended that before starting the sport you spend some time on reading it to familiarising yourself with the official rules and regulations, and classes of the sport. Karting Australia releases updated versions of the manual throughout the year so be sure you are reading the latest version.

Online version of the manual can be accessed here www.karting.net.au/administration/rules

Supplementary Regulations
Also know as “Supp Regs” is the official document released related to the running of a specific event and is dowloaded by all competitors to find out the exact details of a race meeting. For race meetings in Victoria Supp Regs are made available on the kartingvic.net.au website.

Addendums
Both event Supplementary Regulations and the Karting Australia manual may be amended with changes throughout the year called “Addendums”. Addendums specifically overwrite what was written in previous releases.

State Regulations
A set of rules for Karting for a state. State Regulations may be applied to State, Zonal and Club Competition.

KA CM:S – How To Enter Race Meetings
KA CM:S is a name for the Karting Australia online entry system. You can enter race meetings and apply for licences via clicking the link KA Online Licence and Entries

Speedhive
Karting Australia uses the mylaps Speedhive timing system to log all results from its race meetings. You can visit the results for karting in Australia at https://speedhive.mylaps.com

 


 

Upgrading Your Licence

When starting out inKkarting a new driver will start on the lowest licence grade of “E” for that particular category of licence. Cadet licence holders can reach the highest licence grade of “B”, while Junior and Seniors licence holders can reach the highest licence grade of “A”.

To upgrade from a licence grade of “E” to a licence of grade “D” a driver must successfully completed an “Observed Licence Test”.

To upgrade from a licence grade of “D” to a licence grade of “C” a driver must
a) Have held a D grade Licence and meet upgrade conditions
b) Satisfactorily compete at four (4) meetings with a D grade licence
c) Must have licence endorsed at the end of each meeting
d) Must apply to state secretary via Karting Australia CMS

To upgrade from a licence grade of “C” to a licence grade of “B” a driver must
a) Held C grade licence and meet upgrade conditions
b) Satisfactorily compete at six (6) meetings with a C grade licence
c) Must have licence endorsed at the end of each meeting
d) Must apply to state secretary via Karting Australia CMS

For Junior and Senior licence holders only, to upgrade from a licence grade of “B” to a licence grade of “A” a driver must
a) Held B grade licence and meet upgrade conditions
b) Top 5 finish in a national championship or national series
c) Top 3 finish in a state championship

6 year olds
Please note that 6 year olds are only allowed to practice at a club and are not allowed to compete in a meeting and cannot upgrade their licence fro grade “E” until they are 7 years of age.

To have a quick look at the Licence criteria scroll to the “Licence section” above, or see the full “Licence Grading Process” and “Licence Criteria’s” for what you need to do to upgrade your licence in the Karting Australia Manual section “Competition Licences” .

 

 


 

Supercar drivers that started their racing careers Karting in Victoria

The majority of today’s professional racing car drivers in Supercars and Formula One first started their motorsport careers in Karting. Below are just a few of the drivers that have gone onto become professional racing drivers. 

Albury-Wodonga Kart Club
David Reynolds
Macauley Jones
Andrew Jones
Nathan Pretty

Eastern Lions Kart Club
Jamie Whincup
Craig Lowndes
Will Davison
Alex Davison
Cameron McConville

Geelong Kart Club
Anton DePasquale 

Go-Kart Club of Victoria
Paul Dumbrell
Steve Owen
Tim Blanchard
James Moffat
Tony D’Alberto
Jack Perkins

Gippsland Go-Kart Club
Jason Bright

Mildura Kart Racing Club
Cameron Waters
Rick Kelly
Todd Kelly

Oakleigh Go-Kart Racing Club
Greg Ritter
Steve Richards
Grant Denyer
Dale Wood

Interstate drivers
James Courtney (Combined Districts Kart Club)
Michael Caruso (Combined Districts Kart Club)
Scott Pye (Mt Gambier Karting Club)
Mark Winterbottom (Sydney Kart Racing Club)
Tim Slade (Southern Go-Kart Club)
Todd Hazelwood (Southern Go-Kart Club)
Nick Percat (Go-Kart Club of SA)
Lee Holdsworth (Ipswich Kart Club)
Garth Tander (Tiger Kart Club)
Jason Bright (Gippsland Go-Kart Club)
Jack LeBrocq (Berwick Go-Kart Club)

Overseas drivers
Scott McLaughlin (Kartsport Hamilton)
Fabian Coulthard (Kartsport Hamilton)
Simona de Silverstro (Swiss Karting Federation)

In 2018 many of the Supercar drivers competed in the 4 Hour Enduro event held at the Go-Kart Club of Victoria in December.

 

Formula One Drivers that started their careers in Karting

Australia
Daniel Ricciardo – Tiger Kart Club, WA
Mark Webber – Canberra Kart Racing Club, NSW

International drivers who became Formula One World Champions
Lewis Hamilton, Hoddesdon Kart Club, England
Sebastian Vettle, Germany
Fernando Alonso, Spain
Michael Schumacher, Kerpen Kart Club, Germany
Ayrton Senna, Interlagos Kart Club, Brazil
Alain Prost, France
Kimi Räikkönen, Finland
Jenson Button, England

 

In 2018 Warrnambool Victorian Country Series TaG Restricted Light kart racer and Sprintcar driver Corey McCullagh won one of Australia’s biggest Sprint Car races the Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic at Warrnambool’s Premier speedway.

 


 

 

Stay Up To Date With Everything Karting

Once you have a kart licence and the Karting Australia rule book it is a good idea to stay up to date with your kart club, Karting Victoria and Karting Australia by visiting each bodies website or connecting with them via social media on channels like Facebook and Twitter. Any news, event supp regs, event promotions or manual updates will be posted to these websites.

Karting Victoria provides the following digital channels you can connect with:

Karting Victoria Website (updated with supp regs, addendums, meeting information, and any KV related news)
www.kartingvic.net.au

Karting Victoria Facebook (to help distribute the updates on the Karting Victoria website and provide any unique social media updates)
www.facebook.com/kartingvic

Karting Victoria Twitter (to help distribute the updates on the Karting Victoria website and provide any unique social media updates)
www.twitter.com/kartingvic

Karting Victoria Instagram (photos from anything Karting Victoria related)
www.instagram.com/kartingvic

Karting Victoria YouTube channel (featuring video from the 2017 and 2018 Victorian Kart Championships)
www.youtube.com/channel/UCffLcvUxbUj1CNpVJWqKftw

 

 


 

For Further Information


You can get you and your family into the exciting sport of Karting today, if you have any enquiries about starting the sport please contact Karting Victoria via phone 0409 334 175 or email

Office open hours are 10:00am to 5:00pm weekdays. More contact details are available on the Contact Us page.

Karting Australia has further information on how to get into karting at this page here.
www.karting.net.au/how-to-get-started-in-karting

Get Started In Karting Videos
www.karting.net.au/how-to-get-started-in-karting/how-to-go-karting

Karting Australia Club Finder
www.karting.net.au/how-to-get-started-in-karting/club-finder