Track & Stats

Kart around on one of Sydney’s best outdoor kart tracks located in the scenic, rural area of Picton. Go around sweeping bends, challenging chicane, hair-raising hairpin with up to speeds of 60-110km/hr. on the supercharged straight. Experience the adrenaline of go-kart racing like never before. Picton Karting is home to the largest range of karts in Australia and the only track to offer RMAX TWO STROKE KARTS!

THE TRACK

Pro Circuit

Our track is inspected daily ensuring the surface, gravel traps, curbs and facility is up to the optimal level of standard. The track is also approved by Karting Australia. Our track 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. Our track surface is provided by Boral, made up of their finest mix of asphalt.

Rookie Circuit

Designed for juniors to get used to the karts and the track. Only used on the odd occasion. The Rookie Circuit teaches the driver to steer the kart and to develop their foot control

on the pedals. The circuit is 330 metres long and 8 metres wide. It consists of 5 corners, including a hairpin. Junior Karts average lap times are 30 seconds.

On arrival you will be greeted by the friendly and helpful team. Each driver will need to register and sign in at the counter. After signing in, you will be put through a drivers training and briefing session. We take care in our customer’s safety on the track. There may be up to 5 staff on the track who are monitoring the drivers and flagging! Staff will re-explain some key information to all drivers. The yellow flag indicates that you must slow down when a kart has spun out or is off the track surface. At all times it is up to the faster driver to overtake safely. Drivers spinning out numerous times or driving in a manner that is a risk to others, will be flagged off the track. All Junior drivers are trained to drive safely. Our staff educate drivers on how to steer the kart safely and how to locate and operate the brakes and accelerator. Drivers will be fitted with helmets and the option of race suits. The track utilises a state of the art timing system and will provide you with print outs of your times, available at the end of your go-kart racing session.

OUR KARTS

Manufactured by the leading company in both racing and rental, TB KART Italy. TB kart was founded back in 1918, initially manufacturing small parts and accessories. The company is now designing and constructing the best racing and rental chassis’ in the world, using advanced machinery and innovative designs.

Junior Karts 7-13 years

The fleet of 10 Italian TB karts have been perfectly geared to our track. The karts are powered by a Honda 4T, accelerating to speeds up to 60 km p/h. They are all fitted with timing transponders, de-harrdt shut down transponders, roll-bar and 3 point seat belts to ensure safely.

Twin karts

Italian TB Karts are fitted with a Honda GX 390cc engine. Shall it be for learning purposes, or for simply sharing the karting experience with younger children or people with additional needs, the kart offers all the quality and emotion of a premium rental kart for two people. Drivers over the age of 18. Passengers 4 years and up. The Twin Kart is only ran in junior or small adult sessions as safety is always our number one priority. Conditions apply.

9 HP Adult Karts 14 years & up

The fleet of 22 go-karts are purpose built with the Italian ‘TB’ chassis and powered by a Honda 4T GX270cc, accelerating at speeds up to 70 km/hr. 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. All karts are fitted with roll-bar and 4 point seat harnesses to ensure safety.

All engines have the following work done by our mechanic:

  • Governor removed. This ensures an even fleet of karts. The engines are geared perfectly to our track, reaching a max rpm of 4,500 up the straight.
  • Exhaust. Fitted with a performance exhaust made by TB, which allows gases to flow without being restricted by the stock exhaust.
  • Fitted with high quality Dunlop SL1A racing tyres.

15 HP Adult Karts 17 years & up

The fleet of 22 go-karts are purpose built with the Italian ‘TB’ chassis and powered by a modified Honda 4T GX390 engine, accelerating at speeds up to 80 km/hr. The GX390cc has an incredible amount of torque which pulls through corners with ease. 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. All karts are fitted with roll-bar and 4 point seat harnesses to ensure safety.

All Engines have the following work done by our mechanic:

  • Governor removed. This ensures an even fleet of karts. The engines are geared perfectly to our track reaching a max rpm of 5,000 up the straight fitted with a digital limiter.
  • Exhaust. Fitted with a performance exhaust made by TB, which allows gases to flow without being restricted by the stock exhaust.
  • Air filter. The paper filter is removed and fitted with K&N foam filters. The engines like to breathe especially with the higher revs.
  • Fitted with high quality soft compound Mitas racing tyres.

23HP Rotax High Performance Two Stroke Karts 17 years & up

The fleet of 8 go-karts are purpose built with the Italian ‘TB RMAX’ chassis and powered by a 125 ROTAX MAX 2T engine, accelerating at speeds up to 110 km p/h. The chassis is super-lite, designed to give the same high performance and experience that a race/competition chassis would, but with the same level of safety as a rental kart. Two stroke engines are usually intended for racing karts, therefore we recommend only experienced drivers rather than those who are new to karting. All drivers will need to qualify first before being able to drive the RMAX karts. 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.

  • All karts are individually inspected before a booking. This includes the engine, chain tension, sprocket, throttle cable, brakes, seats, and chassis.
  • Engines rev up to 14,000!
  • Karts fitted with soft compound Maxxis Sport racing tyres

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.
  • Keep your hands in the quarter to three position and never let go of the steering wheel
  • Brake at the end of the straightaways before you enter the turn. If you start breaking during the turn, you will slide. Never slam the brakes as this will cause the rear wheels to lock up and result in a spin. Kart brakes act on the rear wheels only.
  • Don’t turn in too early. 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. Always remember to use all of the track.
  • Be smooth, sliding and jerking the steering can actually slow you down ALOT. Accelerate and brake smoothly to gain momentum and maintain speed all around that track.
  • Limit your steering input.
  • Control your tire grip and allow a few laps to warm the tires up, depending on the weather conditions.
  • Time your passes carefully. Don’t pass when there is risk. Or don’t worry about faster drivers overtaking. Stick to your line, it will be much more predictable and safer for others to pass.
  • Listen to instructions and always follow the rules.

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