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All the facts on how to get into Go Karting via GKCSA

How To Become Involved in Karting

What is karting about ?

Karting is a vast sport, with many adaptations on the main speed and thrills theme. Its so much more flexible than most other motor sports whilst still combining all the elements of professional racing. 

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Excitement

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Make new friends (pic KAM)

Karting has already established itself as the first step on the ladder to motor racing success, and besides – its fun !!
It is at local kart club meetings where you will start your quest for motor sport fame. It is at these meetings you will excel if the speed, thrills, family fun and competition has enough to satisfy you.  Sprint kart racing at kart club level is no more expensive than keeping a horse or trying to make the grade in any other mainstream sport where you need the latest and best equipment, coaching and lots of training and practise.

It is also the way to find out if you really do have the talent and determination to succeed in a motor sport career.  There is far more to any major car racing team than just the drivers,  and karting can also give you an introduction to all the other areas of involvement for pit crews, mechanics, data engineers, promotions and a wide range of associated activities – but on a smaller and less stressful scale.
Come and be a part of this sport, the future of motor sport.

Changes to race dates or Supp Regs or any news from the state body, the AKA of SA (Australian Karting Association of South Aurtralia) , will be put on the Latest News page.    To see current  announcements 
….. go there now 


How do you get involved?


STEP 1 – JOIN A  KA CLUB

Joining an KA club, such as the Go Kart Club of SA, will give you access to that club’s circuit for practice, as well as allowing you to participate in any club championship, social events, working bees and other club activities. 


STEP 2 – GET AN KA LICENCE
 – once you are a member of an KA club you will need an KA licence. The licence comes with an KA Karting Manual, which outlines all the rules, regulations and operations of the KA. An KA Licence also deals with insurance while racing.

STEP 3 – GET A KART
 – the karting industry in Australia is always keen to assist newcomers in entering and enjoying the sport. The many kart shops listed on
​the links page of this website will be able to assist you with not only purchasing a kart, but also helping you maintain it and acquire the necessary tools and equipment.

STEP 4 – GET YOUR SAFETY GEAR
 – most kart shops will also offer a range of safety gear – that is, full face helmets, race suits, racing boots, gloves and other optional safety gear such as padded rib vests and neck braces. Check our links page to find the kart shop nearest you

STEP 5 – GET A BUDDY
 – Karting is a friendly, family-orientated sport and karters young and old are always happy to help out newcomers.  Make sure you ask lots of questions of members of your kart club and local kart shop. It is often a good idea to plan your first trip to the kart track with your kart with someone you know so that they can help you with any questions you may have. Also, while at the circuit feel free to ask other competitors any questions. So often friends you make in karting will be friends for life.

KARTING CLASSES 2016

PATHWAY ENGINES IN CLUB AND STATE LEVEL RACING IN 2016

For the sake of clarity, Karting Australia would like to confirm the following structure of the classes that incorporate the new pathway engines for 2016.

Drivers wishing to apply for dispensation of the licencing conditions such as early progression to the next age group or staying down in a lower age group, are requested to complete the Licence Review Form .

 

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Officials Arnold Oxford and Rod Clee

Officials
Would you like to become a race meeting official rather than a competitor ??
Motorsport requires officials in a wide range of disciplines and if you think you’d like to be a part of karting in this way then please call  …  email your details to the KA of SA. Changes to race dates or Supp Regs or any news from the state body, the AKA of SA , will be put on the Latest News page.    To see current announcements  ….. go there now