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Cazalys Come & Try Karting Program - FAQ
Note* - we have limited spots available on the following dates:
15/16 October 2021
22/23 October 2021
19/20 November 2021
7/18 December 2021
What is karting?
Karting or ‘go karting’ as it is often known, is a grass roots form of motorsports enjoyed around the world. In Australia children as young as 6 are allowed to practice, with those 7 years and over allowed to race. Karting is first step on the ladder to any motorsports career with all current Formula 1 and Repco Supercar drivers starting out in bitumen karting as youngsters.
Karting offers an experience like no other. It will give your child a supreme level of vehicle control and driving precision years before they take to our unpredictable roads and highways.
What is the Cazalys Come and Try program?
Compared to other forms of motorsport, Karting is relatively cheap. However, it is still a lot of money to outlay just to see if you or your child likes it. The Cazalys Come and Try Program solves this problem by giving your child the opportunity to drive a race kart on a sanctioned racetrack. Our club drivers and officials will be on hand to teach you or your child important skills such as racing lines, braking points, apexes, race craft and other tricks and skills needed to drive a kart around our track as fast and as safe as possible.
The program also provides guidance to drivers and parents, who want more information on how to enter this fun, exciting and family orientated sport. You will be informed of expected costs, maintenance requirements and contact numbers for our industry partners who can help you or your child get a race kart.
What type of karts are they?
These are brand new Arrow Race Karts made by Australian Company DPE. This brand of kart has won over 125 Australian Championships in various classes and over 1300 state titles. They are coupled with a modern, powerful Torini 210cc 4 stroke engine. They are quick, they have a completely different feel to hire karts and are faster.
How old do you have to be?
We have karts for anyone from 6 years and older, including adults.
Is this program open to both boys and girls?
Absolutely! Karting is a sport that has always been ahead of its time. Since the 1970s boys and girls of all ages at our club (from 7 to 70 years old) have competed together. Many of Australia’s fastest kart drivers are girls and they have no problem competing with the boys.
What does the program involve?
Our program is approximately 6 hours long. The first evening (usually a Friday) starts at 5pm goes for about two hours. You will be introduced to karting, fitted into a kart as so you are comfortable; given a safety briefing and taught how to use the pedals and steering wheel without the engine being started.
The following morning (usually a Saturday) you will be given 4-5 runs in the kart on our circuit (approximately 40-50 minutes total). In between these runs, one of our club coaches will give you feedback on how to improve and get faster.
How much does it cost?
The Cazalys Come and Try Karting Program is not for profit, however our karts and engines require maintenance and repairs from time to time. The total cost of the program is $200, which includes a 3-month Karting Australia licence and 3-month club membership.
We also offer the following special rates for families:
2 participants $350
3 - 4 participants $500
What happens after the program?
If you or your child likes karting and want to get involved, we can provide all the necessary information you need to get into the sport. As you will already have a practice licence and club membership you can also rent our karts if you or your child are not quite sure yet and want to give it another go before making a commitment.
Where do I sign up?
In the first instance please send an email to DKAsecretary@outlook.com.
The Karting Australia website has a great run down on how to get up and going in the sport of karting. For more information, click here