The first thing to do before going karting is to get your Karting Australia license. New drivers have the ability to choose from two licenses when starting karting.
The first license is a class E practice license. This license allows drivers to complete private practice sessions and only one race meeting per year after completing an Observed Driving Session. This license is perfect for someone who just wants to have a bit of fun driving a kart or for young kids that are ready for competition. This license is also the cheapest option for new drivers.
The second license drivers can obtain is a D class racing license. This license allows drivers to both practice and race. A driver will need this license if they plan to go racing.
If a new driver is under the age of 18, a parent or guardian must get a Karting Australia participant license. This is a free license to obtain.
Visit Karting Australia to get your license.
Another thing to do before going racing is to join our club. In order to get a Karting Australia license you must be apart of a Club.
Family Membership $225
Cadet 9 is a class for new drivers aged 7 to 9.
Cadet 12 is a class for drivers aged 10 to 12.
KA4 Junior is a class for drivers aged 13 to 16. The class uses the a 100cc KA100 engine with a restrictor installed.
KA3 Junior is the next step for junior drivers as they progress through the karting ranks. This class uses the same 100cc KA100 engine used in KA4 Junior but is run unrestricted. This class is for kids aged 13 to 16.
Yamaha Junior is a class for drivers aged 13 to 16. The class uses a unrestricted Yamaha KT100J engine.
KA3 Senior is a class for drivers over the age of 16. The class uses the same 100cc engine used in the Junior classes but is run unrestricted.
TAG125 Restricted is a class for drivers aged over the age of 16. The class uses 125cc water cooled restricted engines.
KA4 Masters is a class for drivers over the age of 40. The class uses a 100cc restricted engine.
Yamaha Senior is a class for drivers over the age of 16. This class uses either the KT100J or KT100S engines.
WHAT you Need to go racing
There are a few things you we need before you can go kart racing. The first thing you will need is a kart. You can buy a kart brand new but there are also plenty of second hand karts around. The best way to find the kart that is right for you is to talk to people at the club or talk to one of the kart dealers located here in Tasmania.
You will also need safety equipment to protect you while racing. You will need the following;
- A go kart one piece race suit
- A go kart or road motorcycle full face helmet
- Abrasive resistant go kart gloves
- Abrasive resistant go kart boots
All of this safety equipment can be bought from our local kart dealers.
Local kart dealers
South Spreyton, 7310
Arnoux Kart Supplies
Launceston Kart Supplies
Tazzie Karts ‘N’ Parts
Gerald ‘Rocky’ Stone
Wyllie’s Kart City
Old Beach, 7017