Come Kart Racing with KartSport Canterbury- You will love it.
Kart racing is for people of any age from 6 years old. Male or female, kart racing is a good family sport whether you are the driver, pit crew or helping out on the day by being a flag marshal, lap scorer, or helping out in the kitchen.
Classes race according to age as follows;
Cadet: 6 and under 12 years
Junior Restricted: 10 and under 14 years
Junior: 12 and under 17 years
Senior: 15 years and over
There are new or good secondhand Karts available to buy should you wish to do so. We have very experienced people who are keen to help you out and give you lots of guidance.
Have a go? The Club has cadet karts that may be used to have a go, for other classes karts, ask at the kart track. To trial a cadet kart or wish to buy equipment, see the links page to any of the four local kart shops. Also have a look at our websites buy & sell page.
If you want to have fun, make some good friends and learn some great skills then Karting is for you and your children. If you would like to know more then do not hesitate to contact us on the below email address;:
Like most sports, there are various different levels of this sport. You can compete at just club level here on our track, or you can travel away and compete on one of the twenty odd tracks throughout New Zealand. Should you be good enough then you may get to compete overseas in the World Championship Events. Many famous racing drivers such as Michael Schumacher, Scott Dixon, Greg Murphy and Craig Baird to name only a few, began their careers in Kart Racing.
Children may play Rugby, Cricket, Netball or Tennis, they may even ride horses or even motorbikes, but one day they will be behind the wheel of the family car.
We all know that 15 year olds have tons of enthusiasm, loads of confidence and very few skills. They have accidents for a very logical reason, they have no opportunity to practice. All of this gives us parents, and members of the community, a feeling of apprehension as we look to the future.
Getting children involved in Junior Karting means that they will be taught to drive well, under strict supervision and within a framework of rigid rules. Children learn how to really drive and love it in a totally safe environment. They learn to take their enthusiasm out on the track, not the road. Getting children into Karting is one of the best investments for a childs future that you can make.
Kart Racing is one of the safest forms of all motorsport. It is the ideal way for young people, in particular to gain a host of skills in a safe and controlled environment. Skills such as concentration, patience, confidence not to mention excellent driving skills.
After some training and experience it is common to hear children as young as ten talking about understeer, oversteer, cornering lines, braking points, brake lockup - all things that adult drivers should, but frequently don't, know about.
Another very useful skill that young people learn is how to look after and maintain the machine that they drive. Basic items like tyre pressures, refuelling, lubricating, cleaning and brake adjusting through to what actually happens in the motor. These too are all good skills for the future.
When taking part in kart racing always: