The Darwin Karting Association (DKA) has always been one of the most progressive motorsports clubs in the Northern Territory and has a proud record of independence in terms of both financial stability and management of infrastructure.
DKA and its members pride themselves on welcoming and sharing knowledge with newcomers and insist on being known not only as "the friendly motorsport club" but as "the affordable family motorsport club".
DKA is affiliated with Karting Northern Territory and incorporated with Karting Australia. Therefore, the racing rules and regulations are legislated by the national body bringing uniformity to the sport of karting right across Australia
The DKA Club Championship takes place over 10 rounds from March to October. Race meets take place on Saturday evenings at the start and end of the season but come mid-year race meets are held on Sunday mornings so we can take advantage of the crisp, cool dry session mornings.
In recent years we have included the Territory Cup the week prior to the NT State Championships, which is our premier karting event held in July every year.
This blue plate event is the only event on the National Calendar in where you get an extra day of free practice.
The Territory Cup / NT State Championships is great experience for interstate karters as they get 5 days on track and a chance to escape the freezing southern winter. You can also explore our beautiful Top End which has an average mean temperature of 30 degrees in July.
The NT Closed Titles are held in September.
Any DKA member that wins the NT State Championship, NT Closed Titles and DKA Club Championship in the same year is declared the 'Champions of Champions'.
The club also holds 2-4 rounds in the Wet Season.
Our track is open several times a week for practice or via request for no fee (unless lights are used), enabling new members the change to practice to their hearts content. In terms of accessibility Karting offers opportunities to race and practice like no other sanctioned motorsport in the NT can.
Kids from age six are allowed to practice with those aged 7 and up allowed to race.
We offer the following classes:
Kart Fun (ages 6-12)
Held during a normal race meet, kart fun allows new kids and those who don't want to complete the opportunity to drive their karts in a non-competitive fun-based session. Any cadet engine homologated by Karting Australia can be used in these sessions.
Cadet 9 (ages 7 to 9)
Our youngest race drivers use a 60cc, 2-stroke, air-cooled Vortex Minirok restricted engine and a 900 - 950mm wheelbase chassis.
Cadet 12 (ages 9 to 12 )
Cadet 12s use the same equipment as the Cadet 9s but with an unrestricted engine.
KA3 Junior (ages 12 - 15)
Our premier junior class is for older and more experienced junior drivers and uses a 100cc, 2-stroke, air-cooled IAME KA100 engine and a 1010mm wheelbase chassis. A senior chassis is generally used for this class.
NT Combined (ages 15 and above)
NT Combined uses a range of engines including various brands of 125cc, 2-stroke, water-cooled restricted engines, as well as the IAME KA100 engines used by our junior classes making it a cost-effective way to progress into the senior ranks. Different weight classes are available. This class is the starting point for any senior driver entering the sport.
Tag 125 open
Our premier senior class uses various branded 125cc, 2-stroke, water-cooled motors and is open to experienced kart drivers.
DKA has a history spanning 5 decades. A history of our club can be found here