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.

JUNIOR Privateer practice days

from 7 to 16 years old (All Juniors require Proof of Age and a Adult guardian’s signature to register and obtain a Picton Karting Driver’s licence)

Weekdays – Wednesday to Monday (except Tuesdays) from 10am to 5pm

Weekends – Sunday only from 10am to 5pm

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 Privateers practice days

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

Weekdays & Weekends – Wednesday to Monday (except Tuesdays) from 10am to 5pm

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

Fees & Conditions

  • 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 fee is $50.00 per day 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).
  • For track availability to please check our calendar or contact us on 4677 3330 prior to coming to avoid disappointment.
  • Prices and conditions may vary without notice at the discretion of the management of Picton Karting Track.

Gear wear requirement

  • You will need to wear a race-suit, full face helmet, fully enclosed footwear & gloves and 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

Privateers Rules & Terms

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

  • Karting is a non-contact sport. No dangerous driving will be tolerated (eg. pushing, punting, disobeying flags, and excessive spinning etc).
  • All karts using Picton Karting Track must have a clutch unless the driver holds a current AKA Licence.
  • 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. If you are unsure please contact Picton Karting Track on 4677 3330.
  • Always drive in a clockwise direction.
  • Always raise one arm when safe to do so, on entry to Pit lane.
  • 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 wear a full face helmet, gloves, fully enclosed footwear, and a race suit. (Overalls will not be accepted). NO GEAR, NO KARTING
  • For safety, pit area, in grid & out grid, is for drivers and pit crew only, and strictly NO SMOKING & NO SPECTATORS in those areas

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.
  • 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

  • Any person not following the above rules or for any reason deemed necessary for the safety of participants, competitors, spectators and/or staff.
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is strictly prohibited. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 also run in between our Hire Kart sessions.

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