Privateers Practice

Private Karting is available for individuals with their own kart and race gear.  

Our Track offers privateers to practice in their karts for their own fitness and enjoyment, break an engine or to test & tune for race events. The track caters from beginners through to the most experienced of drivers wanting to acquire experience and refine their driving skills.

 

Please note: Hire Karts will always take precedence, there may be limited to no track availability on weekends, public holidays and school holidays. We strongly recommend calling ahead to avoid disappointment. 

JUNIOR Privateer practice days

from 7 to 15 years old (All Juniors require Proof of Age and an Adult guardian’s signature to register to obtain a Picton Karting Driver’s licence)

Weekdays – Monday to Friday (except Tuesdays) from 10am to 5pm including public & school holidays

Weekends – No Junior practice

The Management is currently working on organizing junior practice days, the idea is a Friday or Saturday evening please let us know your interest.

Note: For track availability prior to coming please check our calendar or contact us on 4677 3330 to avoid disappointment.

 

​For further information on class ages and size of engines go to  http://www.karting.net.au/how-to-get-started-in-karting

SENIOR Privateer practice days

from 16 years old and over (Under 18 years of  age you require Proof of Age and an Adult guardian’s signature to register to obtain a Picton Karting Driver’s licence)

Weekdays & Weekends – Monday to Friday (except Tuesdays) from 10am to 5pm including public & school holidays

Note: For track availability to please check our calendar or contact us on 4677 3330 to avoid disappointment. 

FEES
  • All private karters using the Picton Karting Track must hold a current track licence membership.
  • Track Licence cost is $50.00 per person valid for 12 months.
  • Track Practice feeis $50.00 per day per person.
  • Weekdays Track Practice fee only except Tuesday, School holidays & Public holidays half day from 2pm to 5pm $25 per person
  • Day Licence cost is $25.00 per person valid for 1 day plus Track Practice fee $50.00 per person.
  • On arrival you will need to register on our online system and then attend to the front counter to complete the payment process. (under 18’s will need a guardian consent).
  • Prices and conditions may vary without notice at the discretion of the management of Picton Karting Track.

 

The following MUST be strictly adhered to, as failure to do so will result in eviction from this facility;

TERMS & CONDITIONS
  • The Driver MUST register/sign in and pay a track fee at reception prior to entering the Track, you MUST show a valid government issued ID e.g. drivers licence, passport, student card, etc.
  • All drivers, after signing in, will be issued with a dated wristband. Please wear it on your wrist, anywhere else will not be accepted, and show officials if asked.
  • All Drivers MUST have a valid membership with Picton Karting Track.
  • All support crew of driver/s MUST be registered with Picton Karting Track.
  • All support crew of driver/s must at all times be wearing a hi vis vest and closed in shoes whilst in the pit and track area.
  • All karts may be subject to an inspection prior to track time.
  • Picton Karting Track reserves the right to deny access to the track to any karts or driver and crew at any time.
  • For safety, pit area, in grid & out grid, is for drivers and pit crew only, and strictly NO SPECTATORS in those areas.
  • NO SMOKING allowed in pit area.
  • No tools or equipment belonging to Picton Karting Track will be lent to kart owners.
  • Picton Karting Track staff are not available to push start, work-on or retrieve disabled karts except where track safety may be compromised.
  • If any oil from your kart is spilt on the track, pit areas or car park you will be charged a clean-up fee of $50.00.
  • All karts using Picton Karting Track must have a clutch unless the driver holds a current AKA Licence.
  • Drivers should ensure they are ready to enter onto the circuit at least 5 minutes prior to commencement of session.
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is strictly prohibited. Anyone seen drinking alcohol or taking drugs before or during track sessions will have all or any remaining track time cancelled without refund.
  • Drivers considered to be affected by drugs, medication or for any other reason that may affect their driving ability will not be permitted to participate.
  • Drivers using medication or that have a medical condition that may affect their ability to drive with safety must produce a medical certificate from a doctor stating that it is safe for them to drive.
  • An Insurance cover is for Public Liability as required by the Sports and Recreation Department NSW Government, which does not cover bodily injury and associated costs to persons participating in Motor Sport. Personal Accident and Ambulance Insurance are the responsibility of the individual.
RULES & REGULATIONS
  • Karting is a non-contact sport. No dangerous driving will be tolerated eg. pushing, punting, disobeying flags, and excessive spinning etc.
  • A Practice session strictly means “Practice”, it does not mean “Racing”, anyone wishing to Race, please join a club to do so. Practice sessions have Karters with varied driving abilities, or they may be breaking in an engine, or may have different engine capacities to yours, and as a driver it is your responsibility for the safety of yourself and other drivers to take into account these varied situations you may encounter during a practice session.
  • Before entering the track, any Karter either a beginner or otherwise that does not fully understand what is expected, please seek the advice of track officials.
  • For safety, if your kart has stopped for any reason, please remain in your kart, unless it is deemed safer to exit the kart, and raise one arm to warn oncoming karts, then when safe to do so remove your kart from the track and into a safe area, and retreat to a protective barrier and remain there until the session is over, or directed by an official. Whilst on the track, please keep your safety apparel on at all times.
  • All Yamaha 100S (Clubman) motors require a silencer to be fitted.
  • On the rear of your kart please display an L Plate if you are a beginner and display an X over your plate if breaking in an engine.
  • It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to fit the kart of a junior with the appropriate engine capacity/horsepower for their ability and age.
  • Always drive in a clockwise direction.
  • Always raise one arm when safe to do so, on entry to Pit lane.
  • Track officials have the right to prevent or stop a person from driving on the circuit for the following;
  • Dangerous driving
  • Under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Abusive language
  • Mechanical defects
  • Please remember it is the drivers responsibility whilst on the track, for the safety of other drivers and their property.
  • Privateers sessions are run as Juniors or Seniors and run in between our Hire Kart sessions.
GEAR WEAR REQUIREMENT
  • All drivers must wear a full face helmet, gloves, fully enclosed footwear, and a race- suit. (Overalls will not be accepted). NO GEAR, NO KARTING
  • Juniors are to wear neck braces otherwise SORRY NO PLAY
KART SAFETY
  • Plastic Side Pods, Nassau Panel, Nose Cone & Rear Crash Bar – Metal Bar or Plastic Bumper
  • Go Kart engine only
LIGHTS/FLAGS
  • GREEN – Clear Circuit
  • AMBER – When light/flag is being shown, please reduce speed. Raise arm to acknowledge light/flag, “do not overtake” and proceed with caution until the track has cleared
  • RED – Reduce speed and return to grid
  • CHECKERED FLAG – Session is finished

For more information call us today on (02) 4677 3330