Kart around on one of Sydney’s best outdoor kart track set in the scenic and exhilarating rural area of Picton. Go around sweeping bends, challenging chicane, hair-raising hairpin with up to 70km on the supercharged straight. Experience the adrenalin of go kart racing like never before.
Track & Stats
It is fast, challenging and requires commitment and stamina. At 640 metres long by 8 metres wide with 190 metres straight, 9 corners and a hair pin. This circuit has a selection of fast, slow and technical corners. Your kart can reach speeds up to 70km p/h -this is serious karting!
On arrival you will be greeted by the friendly and helpful team where you will be put through a 5 minute drivers training and briefing. You will be fitted with race suits and helmets, and then jump straight in your go kart and start racing! The track utilises a state of the art timing system and will provide you print outs of your times available at the end of your go kart racing session.
The fleet of 25 go karts are purpose built with the European ‘’Intrepid’ chassis and powered by the Subaru 4 stroke engine which can accelerate at speeds up to 70 km p/h. The karts are also fitted with an individual timing transponder which times the karts to an incredible 1/1000th of a second so you are able to time yourself and improve your time on the next round.
At the end of the each karting session you can wind down with your friends or family and swap tactics, perhaps over an icy cold drink in our seated down air conditioned cafeteria. This go karting experience will have you seated in and raring to go. Push the pedal to the metal, full acceleration, green lights and you’re on your way to an extreme adrenaline rush on four wheels -see you at the trackside!
TIPS FOR DRIVING A KART
- If you are just learning to drive a go kart or hoping to win your first go kart race, this article will teach you the basics. Whether you want to start a hobby, drive better, or just get in first, this is the ultimate information to small scale go karting!
- Be smooth. You may think you are cool slamming on the accelerator, but sliding and jerking actually slow you down. Accelerate smoothly, brake smoothly to retain momentum and be faster all around that track.
- Plan your drive path as “out-in-out” the wide path will help you maintain momentum. For example when you are entering left turn you stay at the right side, and then cut in the apex. Then drive to the right again. For a right turn, vice versa. When you are just learning, it can help to follow a fast driver to duplicate their race line as closely as possible.
- Limit the sliding in your turns. Sliding and drifting may look cool, but they aren’t actually fast techniques for the beginner or intermediate driver.
- Brake at the end of the straightaways before you enter the turn. If you start breaking during the turn, you will slide.
- Control your front tire grip. If your front tires stay in control, your kart will stay in the line you want. It can be OK to let the back tires slide a bit.
- Time your passes carefully. Don’t pass when there is risk.
- Listen to instructions and always follow the rules, they are the simplest and best part to be victorious!