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The Junior Sprockets program is a participation initiative developed by Karting Australia that provides participants aged between 6 & 14 years of age with the opportunity to experience the thrill and excitement of driving an authentic racing kart in a safe and controlled environment.

Under the expert tuition of Troy Hunt and the instructors from the Topgun Driver Training Academy, each participant will progress through a series of activity stations where they will learn the basics of karting.

At the completion of the 2 hour intensive program, each child will be presented with a gift bag containing an array of merchandise including information on how to 'Get Started in Karting' along with a free 12 month Karting Australia practice licence to assist them with the transition into competitive karting.

For children who are already involved in the sport, Karting Australia is pleased to announce the introduction of the Junior Sprockets Plus program. Junior Sprockets Plus is designed for those children that are actively involved in the sport and understand the basics of karting.

The program has been specifically tailored to focus on driving techniques and race craft to provide current licence holders with a boost in their racing.

The cost per driver is $195, each participant in the beginners section receive a free Karting Australia practice licence - click the link >> LEARN MORE HERE <<

Kart racing has been one of the motor racing sports that many people nowadays are enjoying as a hobby or as a serious career. Kart racing is not as complicated as other racing car sports since its components are not as complex compared to that used in auto racing.

Needless to say, many children who take pleasure in racing as a sport begin with karting before moving towards higher kinds of motor racing sports. Perhaps the greatest benefit the entire community derives from karting is the involvement of young people in a healthy, competitive sport which invariably produces better drivers.

What better grounding for a boy or girl than a sport where they
can develop their confidence and driving skills
from the age of 6.

This means that these young drivers may have years of
supervised motoring experience
well before they are old enough to qualify for a road licence


Here are some of the benefits

One may think that kart racing is merely for the fun and enjoyment of the kids. That of course, is one reason why kart racing has been an interesting sport for many children. 

However,  kart racing has other benefits that one should look into and consider in order to appreciate the sport better. These are some of the benefits of kart racing that kids can get from doing the sport:

• For beginners in the racing industry, kart racing as an indoor or outdoor sport is definitely a safe way to start with. If safety measures are properly taken, there is no risk of danger at hand. Thus, it is a good way for you and your kids to enjoy the excitement of kart racing without having to worry about their safety.

• Just as other sports help us develop skills such as sportsmanship and competitiveness, karting is no different. Kart Racing is an avenue for the child to learn and develop quick reflexes, precision car control, and decision-making skills.

• Be it a hobby or a serious sport career, karting is an inexpensive way to go racing. Compared to advanced types of racing, kart racing does not require a significant amount of money to get started.

• Kart racing is a family oriented sport too. Parents and their children help together to come up with the perfect Kart for the driver to race with. Above all, seeing your child having fun enjoying the sport and sharing the laughter with them can never be as relaxing and as comforting. 

Safety measures with kart racing

Safety is the most important thing that parents take into account when it comes to their children. With the speed that karts at present have, safety measures should be given much attention to avoid the danger it can cause especially with children who are engaging into such kind of sport.

Some of these safety precautions should be of great help particularly to starters:

• Preparation is the key ingredient to avoid danger in kart racing. Without preparation, one cannot be expected to carry on with the sport with no minor injuries or sometimes, major ones.

Parents are the ones who should assist their children at this point because preparation not only entails choosing the right type of kart and the equipment that should go along with it but it also requires the right karting level that one should start with.

• Children are not equipped to race karts all on their own and to drive one, it demands learning the basics. Driving the kart is definitely one skill that the driver should learn and master if he/she wishes to move forward to higher levels of kart racing.

Like other sports, mastering it also requires a good and quite significant amount of time and effort to do so.

KART RACING is surely a good and safe sport to share with the family. Coupled with the fun and enjoyment karting brings, it is a good way to help your children develop their own skills and abilities.

Happy Karting