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Frequently Asked Questions


How can I practice at the NWKC Venue?

Practice at the NWKC outside of a race meeting is only possible by registering prior to attending for a Social Karting Activity listed on the club’s website

There are two types of social karting events Club hosted and Member hosted

What is a club hosted social karting activity?

The NWKC host the event and organise all the required officials, A grid marshal will typically run the grid utilizing the PA system. A club hosted event operates much like a race meeting and is aimed at hosting large amounts of participants within a structured controlled environment.

If bookings are sufficient the canteen will be open.

What is a member hosted social karting activity?

Known as Members Practice, a member hosted social Karting event is an event where an approved NWKC practice monitor (or multiple monitors) can host events for any KA licensed participants they wish to take responsibility for at any time the track is open. These events are still controlled and adhere to the NWKC and KA rules but are aimed at small groups that wish to practice with a less formal structure on practice order and the need for the PA system or operation of the club canteen. They are still events and still operate under the KA rules ensuring the club, participants and spectators are covered under the KA insurance policies

What are track opening times?

Sun       9am to 5 pm

Mon      9am to 6 pm

Tue       9am to 6 pm

Wed      9am to 6 pm

Thurs   9am to 6 pm

Fri        9am to 8 pm

Sat       9am to 8 pm

These time may change due to other activities at the track. If the online system doesn't have a time listed it is not available for the activity requested.


Can I hold a Members Practice session?

If you are an approved NWKC Practice monitor  you can run a member hosted social karting event anytime the track schedule permits. You just need to have your name listed on the participants booking and ensure you have the Gate access app ready to go on your phone. 

What is a NWKC practice monitor?

A NWKC Practice Monitor is a member of a KA affiliated club that has been approved by the NWKC Board after meeting the criteria set out by the NWKC. The criteria ensure any members holding events at the NWKC venue are fully aware of their responsibilities in undertaking the role and suitably trained to undertake the position. Details of the practice monitor can be found in the NWKC policies on the NWKC websites documents page.

How do I get a NWKC practice monitor accreditation?

Firstly, you must obtain your KA Level 4 officials accreditation. Once you have you accreditation you need to complete the application form “Practice Monitor Application” found on the NWKC website documents page in the downloads section. There is a formal process for approval and it will take time for the applications to be processed so please allow plenty of time.

Do I have to be a NWKC Member to practice at the NWKC

No you don’t. You do however need a KA License so will need to be a member somewhere. If you wish to attend a Members Practice you will need to be accompanied by a NWKC Practice Monitor.

Can I take my mates to the track with me to try my kart?

Sure, As long as they have a valid KA license, register on the website for the event they wish to attend.

If they don’t have a license our come and try session would be perfect for them

Can I take any kart to the practice sessions?

Yes any kart that meets the rules as per the KA competition manual and is properly maintained is welcome. 

Can I drive any kart at the practice sessions?

You can drive any kart that your license allows. Just be sure you’re going out with the appropriate class as dictated by the Kart Controller or practice monitor in charge.

Will the canteen be open on practice days?

Typically, no, however selected events have a limited menu canteen open or there may just be a BBQ held. These will be announced on the clubs Facebook page if they are to occur.

Can I take my friends and family to the venue to watch me?

For sure, we are a family sports club and welcome visitors with open arms. Please however ensure your guests are aware of the activities around them and the rules of the venue, last thing we want is for them to have a bad experience.

How do we access the venue?

Only NWKC practice monitors can unlock the NWKC venue. This is done via an electronic lock linked to the monitors account on their phone.

Do I have to sign in at the Venue?

If you are participating in any Social Karting Event, YES

You must complete the KA electronic form “Social Karting Activity Registration and Scrutineering Declaration” located on near the notice board on the out-grid.

Why do I have to register to practice at the NWKC?

The NWKC continues to implement current technologies in operating the club and the online registering for practice at the NWKC will enables the NWKC to accurately and securely record your attendance and removes the need for you to complete the paper sign in sheet as previously required over the past decade. The online registration also enables the NWKC to accurately collect the required data to allow the NWKC to better manage the venue and its usage. Data is also utilized in the understanding of the venues current and future requirements including usage in current and future grant and planning applications.

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