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KARTING – FUN AFFORDABLE MOTORSPORT

Karting is the world’s most affordable form of motorsport.

Many people associate it with young drivers, but adults are also very active in karting.

Karting is considered the first step in any serious racer’s career. It can prepare the driver for high-speed wheel-to-wheel racing by developing quick reflexes, precision, car control, set-up, mechanical and decision-making skills.

People of all ages can enjoy the sport with children as young as seven competing behind the wheel. Karting teaches these children, both boys and girls, basic driving skills well before they are able to obtain their road licence.

Karting is competitive, but it is also fun and family orientated, with involvement in the sport both on and off the track giving it a strong feeling of community. It teaches driving skills and offers people an opportunity to gain a career in motorsport, all in a safe and organised environment.

Kart meetings take place at circuits across Australia every weekend and are either a club, regional, state or national level meeting.

Getting into karting is relatively simple. First you need to become a member of your local kart club and start out on a provisional licence. Buying a kart has also been made a lot simpler thanks to a professional trade industry that serves the karters of Australia.

STEP 1 – JOIN A KA CLUB

There are more than 90 clubs affiliated with Karting Australia. Clubs are located right across Australia in both metropolitan and regional centres.

Joining an KA club will give you access to that club’s circuit for practice, as well as allowing you to participate in any club championship, social events, working bees and other club activities.

If your a local around 45 mins away from the race track. Contact the  Newcastle Kart Racing Club regarding how you can join.

STEP 2 – GET AN KA LICENCE

Once you are a member of an KA club you will need a licence. The licence comes with an KA Karting Manual, which outlines all the rules, regulations and operations of the KA. A KA Licence also deals with insurance while racing.

STEP 3 – GET A KART

The karting industry in Australia is always keen to assist newcomers in entering and enjoying the sport. We will be able to assist you with not only purchasing a kart, but also helping you maintain it and acquire the neccesary tools and equipment.

STEP 4 – GET YOUR SAFETY GEAR

We will also offer a range of safety gear – that is, full face helmets, race suits, racing boots, gloves and other optional safety gear such as padded rib vests and neck braces.

As well as, motorsport racegear shops carry ranges of karting gear and even motorcycle shops can be good for things like helmets and wet weather driving gear.

STEP 5 – GET A BUDDY

Karting is a friendly, family-orientated sport and karters young and old are always happy to help out newcomers.

Make sure you ask lots of questions of members of your kart club, state association and us. It is often a good idea to plan your first trip to the kart track with your kart with someone you know so that they can help you with any questions you may have. Also, while at the circuit feel free to ask other competitors any questions. So often then friends you make in karting will be friends for life.

Click here to view a document about your first race meeting.

Licences are divided into 4 different age group categories.

Category Description
Cadet 9

From age 6 to end of Year of 9th birthday

A Driver must be 7 Years old to Compete

A Driver between the age of 6 and 7 years is permitted to practice at Club level only

Cadet 12 9 years of age to 12 years of age
Junior Licence 12 years of age to 15 years of age
Senior Licence Minimum 15 years of age

KARTING CLASSES

Class Description Drivetrain Tyres 
Cadet 9

a) From age 6 to end of Year of 9th birthday,
b) a Driver must be 7 Years old to Compete
c) A Driver between the age of 6 and 7 years is permitted to practice at Club level only 
Chassis: A Kart must have a Minimum wheelbase of 880mm
Engines: Vortex Mini Rok (with 16mm restrictor),

Comer SW80 (State level events 2016 only. Club level events – indefinitely),

Yamaha KT100J (State level events 2016 only. Club level events – indefinitely)

Vortex Mini Rok: 99kg
Comer SW80: 90kg
KT100J: 100kg

Dry

Bridgestone DR1 YJL

Front Tyre size must be: 4.0/10.0-5

Rear Tyre size must be: 5.0/11.0-5

Wet

Bridgestone WEK YFD

Front Tyre size must be: 4.0/10.0-5

Rear Tyres must be: 5.0/11.0-5

Cadet 12

Year of 9th birthday to end of Year of 12th birthday,

a Driver must hold a Cadet 12 licence
Chassis: A Kart must have a Minimum wheelbase of 880mm
Engines:Vortex Mini Rok (unrestricted),

Yamaha KT100J (State level events 2016 only. Club level events – indefinitely)

Vortex Mini Rok: 108kg
Yamaha KT100J: 105kg
 

Dry

Bridgestone DR1 YJL

Front Tyre size must be: 4.0/10.0-5

Rear Tyre size must be: 5.0/11.0-5

Wet

Bridgestone WEK YFD

Front Tyre size must be: 4.0/10.0-5

Rear Tyres must be: 5.0/11.0-5

KA4 Junior Light

(previous known

as Junior National Light)

Year of 12th birthday to end of Year of 15th birthday,

a Driver must hold a Junior licence 
Engines: IAME KA100, Yamaha KT100J

Championship: 132kg

Yamaha KT100J: 121kg
IAME KA100: 128kg

Dry

Bridgestone DR10 YLR ROK

Front Tyre size must be: 4.5/10.0-5

Rear Tyre size must be: 11/7.10 - 5

Wet

Bridgestone WER YLP

Front Tyre size must be: 4.5/10.0-5

Rear Tyres size must be: 6.0/11.0-5 

KA4 Junior Heavy

(previous known

as Junior National Heavy)

Year of 12th birthday to end of Year of 15th birthday,

a Driver must hold a Junior licence 
Engines: IAME KA100, Yamaha KT100J

Championship: 132kg

Yamaha KT100J: 141kg
IAME KA100: 144kg

 

Dry

Bridgestone DR10 YLR ROK

Front Tyre size must be: 4.5/10.0-5

Rear Tyre size must be: 11/7.10 - 5

Wet

Bridgestone WER YLP

Front Tyre size must be: 4.5/10.0-5

Rear Tyres size must be: 6.0/11.0-5 

KA3 Junior

(previously known

as Junior Clubman)

Year of 12th birthday to end of Year of 15th birthday,

a Driver must hold a Minimum B Grade Junior licence
Engines: IAME KA100,

Yamaha KT100SEC (Must run with clutch and complete KT100SEC starter system),

Yamaha KT100SE, Yamaha KT100SD

Yamaha: 142kg
IAME KA100: 144kg

Dry

Dunlop DFM

Front Tyre size must be: 10/4.50-5

Rear Tyre size must be: 11/7.10-5

Wet

Dunlop KT14W13

Front Tyre size must be: 10/4.50-5

Rear Tyre size must be:

11/6.50-5

Junior Performance

Year of 13th birthday to end of Year of 15th birthday,

a Driver must hold a Minimum B Grade Junior licence
Engines: IAME KA100, Yamaha KT100S, Yamaha KT100SEC , ARC Spec 100A, ARC Spec 100W,

PRD Fireball 125, Parilla Leopard 125, IAME X30 125, SQ Cheetah 125,

Rotax Max 125, Formula JMax,

PRD Galaxy, Vortex ROK DVS Junior, Vortex KF3

100cc Air cooled: 137kg

100cc Water cooled: 142kg

125cc Water cooled: 147kg

Vortex KF3: 152kg

 

Dry

Dunlop DFM

Front Tyre size must be: 10/4.50-5

Rear Tyre size must be: 11/7.10-5

Wet

Dunlop KT14W13

Front Tyre size must be: 10/4.50-5

Rear Tyre size must be:

11/6.50-5

KA3 Senior Light

(previously known

as Clubman Light)

Year of 15th birthday Must hold a Senior licence
Engines: IAME KA100,

Yamaha KT100SEC (Must run with clutch and complete KT100SEC starter system),

Yamaha KT100SE, Yamaha KT100SD

KA3 Senior - Championship

IAME KA100: 159kg

KA3 Senior

Yamaha: 142kg

IAME KA100: 149kg

KA3 Masters:

Yamaha: 162kg

IAME KA100: 169kg

 

Dry

Dunlop DFM

Front Tyre size must be: 10/4.50-5

Rear Tyre size must be: 11/7.10-5

Wet

Dunlop KT14W13

Front Tyre size must be: 10/4.50-5

Rear Tyre size must be:

11/6.50-5

KA3 Senior Heavy

(previously known

as Clubman Heavy)

Year of 15th birthday Must hold a Senior licence
Engines: IAME KA100,

Yamaha KT100SEC (Must run with clutch and complete KT100SEC starter system),

Yamaha KT100SE, Yamaha KT100SD

KA3 Senior - Heavy:

Yamaha: 162kg

IAME KA100: 169kg

KA3 Senior - Super Heavy: Yamaha: 182kg

IAME KA100: 189kg

 

Dry

Dunlop DFM

Front Tyre size must be: 10/4.50-5

Rear Tyre size must be: 11/7.10-5

Wet

Dunlop KT14W13

Front Tyre size must be: 10/4.50-5

Rear Tyre size must be:

11/6.50-5

TAG 125

Restricted Light

A Driver must hold a Senior licence, a Driver who holds an International, A or B Grade

Senior licence may Compete at a Club or Zonal Club Meeting,

however they will not be eligible for any points or awards 
To Compete at a State Championship Meeting

a Driver must hold a Maximum of a C Grade Senior licence.
Engines: PRD Fireball 125,

Parilla Leopard 125 / Selettra Digital K Ignition with black ignition module,

Parilla Leopard 125 / Selettra Digital K Ignition with green ignition module marked AKA20L,

Iame X30 125 125 / Selettra Digital K Ignition with green ignition module marked AKA20L,

SQ Cheetah 125, Rotax Max 125, Formula JMax, PRD Galaxy.

Each engine listed must be fitted with a KA issued Exhaust Restrictor Plate complying with Rules.

See the Karting Australia Manual for full details

TaG 125

Restricted Light:

Rotax (EVO) 167kg

All other engines: 162kg

TaG 125 Restricted Masters:

Rotax (EVO) 187kg

All other engines: 182kg

 

Dry

Dunlop DFM

Front Tyre size must be: 10/4.50-5

Rear Tyre size must be: 11/7.10-5

Wet

Dunlop KT14W13

Front Tyre size must be: 10/4.50-5

Rear Tyre size must be:

11/6.50-5

TAG 125

Restricted Heavy

A Driver must hold a Senior licence, a Driver who holds an International, A or B Grade

Senior licence may Compete at a Club or Zonal Club Meeting,

however they will not be eligible for any points or awards 
To Compete at a State Championship Meeting

a Driver must hold a Maximum of a C Grade Senior licence.
Engines: PRD Fireball 125,

Parilla Leopard 125 / Selettra Digital K Ignition with black ignition module,

Parilla Leopard 125 / Selettra Digital K Ignition with green ignition module marked AKA20L,

Iame X30 125 125 / Selettra Digital K Ignition with green ignition module marked AKA20L,

SQ Cheetah 125, Rotax Max 125, Formula JMax, PRD Galaxy.

Each engine listed must be fitted with a KA issued Exhaust Restrictor Plate complying with Rules.

See the Karting Australia Manual for full details

TaG 125

Restricted Heavy:

Rotax (EVO) 187kg

All other engines: 182kg

TaG 125 Restricted Super Heavy:

Rotax (EVO) 207kg

All other engines: 202kg

TaG 125 Restricted Masters: Rotax (EVO) 187kg

All other engines: 182kg

 

Dry

Dunlop DFM

Front Tyre size must be: 10/4.50-5

Rear Tyre size must be: 11/7.10-5

Wet

Dunlop KT14W13

Front Tyre size must be: 10/4.50-5

Rear Tyre size must be:

11/ 6.50-5

TAG 125 Light

A Driver must hold a Minimum of a B Grade Senior licence


Engines: PRD Fireball 125, Parilla Leopard 125, IAME X30 125,

SQ Cheetah 125, Rotax Max 125, PRD Galaxy

Championship:- PRD Fireball 125: 165kg

Parilla Leopard 125: 165kg

IAME X30 125: 170kg

SQ Cheetah 125: 165kg

Rotax Max 125 (non EVO): 170kg

Rotax Max 125 (EVO): 175kg

PRD Galaxy: 165kg

Light:-

PRD Fireball 125: 155kg

Parilla Leopard 125: 155kg

IAME X30 125: 160kg

SQ Cheetah 125: 155kg

Rotax Max 125 (non-EVO): 160kg

Rotax Max 125 (EVO): 165kg

PRD Galaxy: 155kg

Masters

PRD Fireball 125: 175kg

Parilla Leopard 125: 175kg

IAME X30 125: 180kg

SQ Cheetah 125: 175kg

Rotax Max 125 (non-EVO): 180kg

Rotax Max 125 (EVO): 185kg

PRD Galaxy: 175kg 

Dry

MG HZ Option (Red/White)

Front Tyre size must be: 10/4.60-5

Rear Tyre size must be a. 11/7.10-5

Wet

MG WT (White)

Front Tyre size must be:

10/4.20-5

Rear Tyre size must be: 11/6.00-5

TAG 125 Heavy

A Driver must hold a Minimum of a B Grade Senior licence


Engines: PRD Fireball 125, Parilla Leopard 125, IAME X30 125,

SQ Cheetah 125, Rotax Max 125, PRD Galaxy

Heavy

PRD Fireball 125: 175kg

Parilla Leopard 125: 175kg

IAME X30 125: 180kg

SQ Cheetah 125: 175kg

Rotax Max 125 (non-EVO): 180kg

Rotax Max 125 (EVO): 185kg

PRD Galaxy: 175kg

Masters

PRD Fireball 125: 175kg

Parilla Leopard 125: 175kg

IAME X30 125: 180kg

SQ Cheetah 125: 175kg

Rotax Max 125 (non-EVO): 180kg

Rotax Max 125 (EVO): 185kg

PRD Galaxy: 175kg 

 

Dry

MG HZ Option (Red/White)

Front Tyre size must be: 10/4.60-5

Rear Tyre size must be: 11/7.10-5

Wet

MG WT (White)

Front Tyre size must be:

10/4.20-5

Rear Tyre size must be: 11/6.00-5

BEGINNER

Cadet 9 (6 – 9 years)
The purpose of this class is to teach young people to drive karts of restricted performance at a limited cost. Competitors use a Vortex 60cc Mini Rok fitted with a restrictor plate or Comer SW80 engine with a clutch. Drivers aged between 6 and 7 are only able to practice and must be 7 years of age before starting racing.
Approx. Power – 6hp

Cadet 12 (10 – 12 years)
Using the same principal of the Midgets class the Rookies use a Vortex 60cc Mini Rok or Yamaha KT100J engine fitted with a restrictor plate.
Approx. Power – 8hp

KA4 Junior (12 – 16 years)
With two weight divisions this class allows close competitive racing in karts with reliable engines (IAME KA100 Reedjet (fitted with a restrictor) or Yamaha KT100J) still fast enough to teach the basics of racecraft at a low cost.
Approx. Power – 11hp

KA4 Senior (15+ years)
The engine used is the reliable IAME KA100 Reedjet (fitted with a restrictor) Yamaha KT100J which is the same as used in the Junior National class.
Approx. Power – 11hp

KA3 Senior (15+ years)
Utilising the IAME KA100 reedjet or Yamaha KT100S, this class offers relatively low cost, yet fast and competitive racing. The Clubman class, as with all ‘controlled’ classes, uses a single brand and compound tyre, with wet weather tyres also an option for inclement conditions.
Approx. Power – 16hp

TaG 125 Restricted (Touch And Go – Formula Rotax, IAME X30, PRD Galaxy etc) (15+ years)
The TAG Restricted class caters for entry level competitors using push button or key start engines such as the Rotax MAX, X30 and PRD Galaxy engines fitted with a restricter plate. The engines used in these classes are watercooled and are fitted with a clutch and provide an easy step from beginner into the more powerful 125cc Open categories.

STATE LEVEL

Cadet 9 (6 – 9 years)
The purpose of this class is to teach young people to drive karts of restricted performance at a limited cost. Competitors use a Vortex 60cc Mini Rok fitted with a restrictor plate or Comer SW80 engine with a clutch. Drivers aged between 6 and 7 are only able to practice and must be 7 years of age before starting racing.
Approx. Power – 6hp

Cadet 12 (10 – 12 years)
Using the same principal of the Cadet 9 class the Cadet 12 class use an unrestricted Vortex 60cc Mini Rok or Yamaha KT100J engine fitted with a restrictor plate.
Approx. Power – 8hp

KA4 Junior (12 – 16 years)
With two weight divisions this class allows close competitive racing in karts with reliable engines (IAME KA100 Reedjet (fitted with a restrictor) or Yamaha KT100J) still fast enough to teach the basics of racecraft at a low cost.
Approx. Power – 11hp

KA3 Junior (13 – 16 years)
This class is for juniors making the step up from the National class, for more experienced drivers using faster engines (Unrestricted IAME KA100 or Yamaha KT100S).
Approx. Power – 16hp

Junior Max (13 – 16 years)
This is for the more experienced junior karters in Australia with all drivers using a 125cc Rotax MAX watercooled motor with clutch and electric starter.

KA3 Senior (15+ years)
Utilising the IAME KA100 Reedjet or Yamaha KT100S, this class offers relatively low cost, yet fast and competitive racing. The Clubman class, as with all ‘controlled’ classes, uses a single brand and compound tyre, with wet weather tyres also an option for inclement conditions.
Approx. Power – 16hp

TaG 125 (Touch And Go – Formula Rotax, IAME X30, PRD Galaxy etc) (16+ years)
The TAG classes cater for push button or key start engines such as the Rotax MAX, IAME X30 and PRD Galaxy engines. The engines used in these classes are water-cooled and are fitted with a clutch.
Approx. Power – 24 – 28hp

NATIONAL SERIES – Rotax Pro Tour

Micro MAX

Mini MAX

Junior MAX Trophy

Junior MAX

Rotax Light

Rotax Heavy

DD2

DD2 Master

AUSTRALIAN KART CHAMPIONSHIP

KA 12 (9-12 years)
This is the class for the youngest drivers in the Australian Kart Championship where they use an unrestricted Vortex 60cc Mini Rok.
Approx. Power – 8hp

KA4 Junior (12-16 years)
This class allows close competitive racing in karts with fitted with the IAME KA100 Reedjet (restricted) engine.
Approx. Power – 11hp

KA2 (13 – 16 years)
This is the elite category for junior competitors, it is Australia’s version of the international classes that are sanctioned by the world governing body, the CIK-FIA, for championships on an international level. The technical requirements for engines are the same as the international CIK classes that are raced throughout the world. *Licencing restrictions apply to this class.

KA3 Senior (15+ years)
Utilising the IAME KA100 Reedjet engine, this class offers relatively low cost, yet fast and competitive racing.
Approx. Power – 16hp

TaG 125 (15+ years)
The KA TAG class cater for push button or key start engines such as the Rotax MAX, IAME X30 and PRD Galaxy engines. The engines used in this class are water-cooled and are fitted with a clutch.
Approx. Power – 24 – 28hp

X30 (15+ years)
The IAME X30 class is a single-make 125cc class where drivers us the IAME X30 engine.
Approx. Power – 24 – 28hp

KA1, KZ2 (15+ years)
These classes are Australia’s version of the international classes that are sanctioned by the world governing body, the CIK-FIA, for championships on an international level. The technical requirements for engines are the same as the international CIK classes that are raced throughout the world. *Licencing restrictions apply to this class.

ENDURANCE

Endurance Karting (16+ years)
Endurance karting involves long distance races that range between four and 24 hours in length. Pit stops, driver changes, refuelling stops, race strategy and kart preparation are all vital to a team¹s performance. Karts are powered by two 6.5 horsepower four-stroke engines. The Endurance Karting Association (TEKA) was established in Australia in 2000 and is affiliated with the AKA in running endurance karting events. Visit  http://www.teka.com.au for further information on endurance karting in Australia.
Approx. Power – 13hp