Junior Karting

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We can only accept card payments. No Cash.

All non-participating guests/visitors must wait outside at all times. There are good viewing points of the circuit to watch.

There's nothing like starting young! At Thruxton Kart Centre, any budding racing driver from 8 years old can go karting on our 365m Club Circuit and experience motor racing for themselves.

Cadets

Our 4bhp, 120cc Cadet kart, for 8-12-year-olds (4’ 4”/1.32m. Min leg measurement 74cms from mid-thigh to heel) enables cadets to experience what real karting is like but with all the safety features you'd expect for children. These karts are fitted with adjustable seats, full wrap-around bodywork, double-adjustable pedals and variable electronic rev limiters.

Juniors

for the slightly older karter, our 5.5bhp, 160cc Stratoskarts are available for 12-15-year-olds (5’ 0”/1.52m). A very versatile kart, the Stratos is forgiving enough for junior drivers but still fast enough for experienced karters.

Arrive and Drive

From 20 per person

The quickest way to get out on the track, our Arrive and Drive events run throughout the year. Just turn up, kit up, and drive, they're perfect for children just getting started with karting. Arrive and Drive sessions start from £20 for 15 minutes. Please call 01264 771 988 for the latest availability.

Junior Karting Parties

Kids Parties

Why not host your next birthday party at Thruxton Kart Centre. We're fully equipped to handle parties of any size for ages 8 years old and up. Here's a sample of what we can do:

  • Arrive & Drive at £20 per head per session - simply turn up and kart! Our simplest format for when you just want to get behind the wheel and kart!

  • Junior Grand Prix Race (Format 1) £50 per head - For those that want a bit more, this is a proper race format for a minimum of 5 drivers.

  • Junior Grand Prix Race (Format 2) £35 per head - A new format that's definitely not for novices! Fast, exciting karting for experienced karters.

  • Weekdays & School Holidays - we can be flexible with timings on the above formats as these days are usually less busy. We can also arrange bookings for after school hours - this is seasonal from mid-April through to mid-September.

Contact the Kart Centre on 01264 882231 or email: info@thruxtonkarting.co.uk for availability and a quote

Junior Grand Prix

Junior Grand Prix

£50 per person

Our junior sprint races offer young karting enthusiasts the chance to experience the thrills of participating in a full race event. Consisting of a practice session, heats and a final; these events are perfect for competitive young karters, with trophies at the end for the winners. Great for families too.

Available for 8 to 15 year olds. 8-11 year olds will race in our Cadet Karts (minimum height: 1.3m), while 12-15 year olds will drive our Stratos Karts (minimum height: 1.52m). Duration depends on the number of participants and will range from approximately 1hr 45mins to 3hrs.

A minimum of 5 participants are required to run a race.

Sprint 1
  • Arrive & sign-on
  • Suits, helmets & briefing
  • 1 x 8 minute practice
  • 2 x 8 minute heats
  • 1 x 8 minute final
  • All drivers go into a final
Sprint 2
  • Arrive & sign-on
  • Suits, helmets & briefing
  • 1 x 6 minute practice
  • 2 x 4 minute heats
  • 1 x 6 minute final
  • All drivers go into a final

 

Contact the Kart Centre on 01264 882231 or email: info@thruxtonkarting.co.uk for availability

Junior Individual Endurance

£45 per person

For those keen racing drivers who want a challenge, this format features a long 20-minute race where anything can happen!

Individual Endurance events are available for 8 to 15-year-olds. 8-11-year-olds will race in our Cadet Karts (minimum height: 1.3m) while 12-15-year-olds will drive our Stratos Karts (minimum height: 1.52m).

  • Sign-on and Briefing
  • 8 minutes practice/qualifying
  • 20 minutes race
  • Prize giving

 

Contact the Kart Centre on 01264 882231 or email: info@thruxtonkarting.co.uk for availability

Junior Cadet Course

£120 per person (full course)

Aimed at 8-12-year-olds, the Junior Cadet Club runs over two Sundays. The two events are designed to take budding race drivers through their paces whilst teaching them the fundamentals of kart racing.

Modules are tailored to suit each group. A buddy instructor takes children through exercises to ascertain their ability and encourage confidence behind the wheel of the kart. The 2nd module builds upon the 1st and progresses into race craft, such as braking, cornering, etc, as well as time trials. Certificates are presented at the end of the course.

The course can accommodate up to 7 pupils. Each pupil has their own kart, with no sharing!

The course can be paid for all in one go, or with a £60 deposit with the remainder payable at sign-on.

Contact the Kart Centre on 01264 882231 or email: info@thruxtonkarting.co.uk for availability

Junior Tuition

£70 per 1-hour session

Thinking of taking up kart racing? Fancy improving your karting skills? Our karting tuition may be just the thing for you. One of our instructors will teach you about racing techniques, including what lines to take on the circuit and when to brake.

Sessions run over a one hour period. In this time, you'll be given a full briefing (which goes into a lot more technical detail than our standard briefing), have a walk-round of the track, the karts, and the pit lane area. On to the track - you start off following the instructor, then the instructor will follow you watching your progress and finding ways in which you can improve your technique. Once all this is done, you'll be sent out to complete some timed laps, with a full debriefing to conclude the session. Lap record sheets will be available.

This is designed to improve budding kart racers technique - either for fun or extra coaching towards a race licence. We can - if required - tailor this course to personal requirements.

These events run on weekdays and school holidays only.

Contact the Kart Centre on 01264 882231 or email: info@thruxtonkarting.co.uk for availability

 

Kart Licence - ARKS Licence

£93 per person (full test)

If you're looking to take karting to the next level and race competitively you'll need your ARKS licence. As an ARKS member, we're fully equipped for you to take your test with us. For more details, please ring us on 01264 774 917, visit the ARKS website at.

2013 Price List:
* Full Test: £50.00 (course only) or £90 using our equipment
* Go-Karting Starter Pack: £60.00 - includes 1st licence. Visit www.msauk.org for more details
* Written Test Only: £43.00
* Driving Test Only: £56.00
* Prior track practice is available and recommended: £25.00 for 15 minutes
* All prices include VAT

Contact the Kart Centre on 01264 882231 or email: info@thruxtonkarting.co.uk for availability