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Come & Try Karting

Townsville Kart Club

Date: Saturday 30 January 2024
Time: 9am-1.10pm (25 x 10-minute sessions)
Location: Suncity Race Way, Shaws Road, Bohle
Wear/bring: Townsville Kart Club will provide all the karts, some helmets and suits (where available). Please also wear the following:
• Long trousers/jeans (must be full length trousers)
• Long sleeve shirt (must be full length sleeves)
• Sandshoes/runners and socks
• Full-faced helmets with full visor are acceptable should you wish to bring your own
• If you have motorcycle leathers, or similar, you are also welcome to wear them.

Activity in a nutshell

Whether you’ve always wanted to try karting, or even if you’ve never considered it before, this is your opportunity for fun in an activity that involves the whole family.

Classes that will be running on the day will be split into groups as follows:

CADETS — Age seven years to 12 years. Please note Proof of Age MUST be provided. The minimum age is absolutely seven years — no younger children will be accepted due to safety reasons.

JUNIORS — Age 13 years to 15 years

SENIORS — Age 16 years and older

What’s great about it?

Townsville Kart Club volunteers come with a wealth of knowledge and the team will guide you every step of the way, from helping you suit up, to getting you settled into the kart and providing instructions on how to operate the kart.

Anyone who joins the club directly from this activity will be entitled to a 10% discount off club membership for your first year.

Who’s it best for?

Anyone aged seven years or older. Motorsport is not for the faint hearted and this session will not disappoint. The Come & Try Karting Day will allow you to drive a kart for the first time, plus give you an insight into how to enter into the sport if you become addicted! Karting is a steppingstone for those wanting to move into sports like the V8 Supercars, as a lot of V8 drivers started their careers in karting.

Anything else to know?

Health Recommendations: Due to the nature of this motorsport activity, persons who have pre-existing injuries should carefully consider if this activity would be suitable. When karting you will experience vibration, jarring, and inertia when driving on the track, and — in some instances — this may aggravate existing injuries or conditions.

Indemnity Forms: All persons undertaking this activity will be required to sign the club’s Come & Try Day Activity Sheet, and MUST also sign the Indemnity Form and Waiver Forms which will be made available on the day at the track. This event is a notified Karting Queensland Event.

Missed out on this class?

Make sure you add your name and contact details to the waiting list as there are always last-minute cancellations.

Psst: If racing isn’t for you and you’re interested in volunteering, talk to the Townsville Kart Club about becoming a race day official. Duties include scales marshall, grid marshall, race starter, lap scorer, flags person, emergency lights, stewards, and clerk of course. All training for officials’ duties is provided via the Club.

Register for this event

Please note that availability is limited and registrations are required for each activity. If you have not registered you will not be able to do the session. Please complete the below form to register for this event. You will receive an email confirming your registration.
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