Port Macquarie Kart Racing Club

Getting Started in Karting

Step 1.     Join Port Macquarie Kart Racing Club.

Step 3.    Research which class is right for you.

Step 5.    Getting out on track for the first time.

Step 2.    Apply for a Karting NSW Licence.

Step 4.    Purchase Kart, safety equipment and basic tools.

Step 6.    Prepare for your first race meeting.

Step 1.

Join Port Macquarie Kart Racing Club.
 

For more information and fees click here.

Before you can race or practice you must have a Karting NSW practice or race license.

Step 2.

Apply for a Karting NSW Licence.

Applying for a Karting NSW License can be done online by clicking the button below.  You will be redirected to the MyKarting Portal at Karting NSW where we ask that you follow the steps to obtain your license.

Step 3.

Research which class is right for you.

There are many classes available through Karting NSW. There is a class to suit all ages and abilities. These include the 4 stroke class (4SS), the high performance TaG (Touch and Go), two stroke 125cc watercooled class and a range of others.

Before buying a kart research which class you would like to compete in. You can find information in the Karting NSW Rule Book (available below) by clicking on the button or please reach out to one of our members who will be happy to help you.

Need more info?  Please visit our Contact Page and drop us a line.

Step 4.

Buy a Kart, safety equipment and basic tools.

Getting the right kart and safety gear can be very confusing, especially if you don’t know what you are looking for. There are some great sites and videos out there that can help you. Some of these include the popular “Power Republic” YouTube Channel for all your karting tips and tricks.  Or if you are looking for one of the best places to find a second hand kart you can join the popular “Go Karts and Parts for sale” Facebook group where there are stacks of members and things for sale which are updated daily.

However the best place to start is to visit your local kart dealer for new or second hand karts and engines and the local in the Port Macquarie area is Tracy Stewart from Buzzard Racing.  You can contact Tracy on his mobile 0418 491 028 to set up a meeting.

Also please reach out to any of our members or hit our Contact Page and drop us a line.

Step 5.

Getting out on track for the first time.

Before taking your kart to the track for the first time, we recommend reaching out to the Port Macquarie Kart Racing Club. The committee can arrange for a volunteer to meet you at the track to run you through a few things you should know.

These include:

  • Practice procedures including Sign-on, track direction, etc.
  • Basic check of your kart and equipment.
  • As well as answer any questions you may have.

Step 6.

Prepare for your first race meeting.

After you’re comfortable with the kart, the track and being around other participants, it’s time to book a Driving Test with the club. While this can be done on a race weekend, it’s ideal if you contact the club to complete the Driving Test prior to the race weekend so you can Pre-Enter for the race meeting.

It is also a good idea before your first race to reach out to your local Kart Shop to have them look over it to ensure it is safe, reliable and compliant with the rules.  Buzzard Racing can help you out with this on 0418 491 028 and ask for Tracy.

Step 1.

Join Port Macquarie Kart Racing Club.
 

For more information and fees click here.

Before you can race or practice you must have a Karting NSW practice or race license.

Step 2.

Apply for a Karting NSW Licence.

Applying for a Karting NSW License can be done online by clicking the botton below.  You will be redirected to the MyKarting Portal at Karting NSW where you follow the steps to obtain your license.

Step 3.

Research which class is right for you.

There are many classes available through Karting NSW. There is a class to suit all ages and abilities. These include the 4 stroke class (4SS), the high performance TaG (Touch and Go), two stroke 125cc watercooled class and a range of others.

Before buying a kart research which class you would like to compete in. You can find information in the Karting NSW Rule Book (available below) by clicking on the button or please reach out to one of our members who will be happy to help you.

Need more info?  Please visit our Contact Page and drop us a line.

Step 4.

Purchase Kart, safety equipment and basic tools.

Getting the right kart and safety gear can be very confusing, especially if you don’t know what you are looking for. There are some great sites and videos out there that can help you. Some of these include the popular “Power Republic” YouTube Channel for all your karting tips and tricks.  Or if you are looking for one of the best places to find a second hand kart you can join the popular “Go Karts and Parts for sale” Facebook group where there are stacks of members and things for sale which are updated daily.

However the best place to start is to visit your local kart dealer for new or second hand karts and engines and the local in the Port Macquarie area is Tracy Stewart from Buzzard Racing.  You can contact Tracy on his mobile 0418 491 028 to set up a meeting.

Also please reach out to any of our members or hit our Contact Page and drop us a line.

Step 5.

Getting out on track for the first time.

Before taking your kart to the track for the first time, we recommend reaching out to the Port Macquarie Kart Racing Club. The committee can arrange for a volunteer to meet you at the track to run you through a few things you should know.

These include:

  • Practice procedures including Sign-on, track direction, etc.
  • Basic check of your kart and equipment.
  • As well as answer any questions you may have.

Step 6.

Prepare for your first race meeting.

After you’re comfortable with the kart, the track and being around other participants, it’s time to book a Driving Test with the club. While this can be done on a race weekend, it’s ideal if you contact the club to complete the Driving Test prior to the race weekend so you can Pre-Enter for the race meeting.

It is also a good idea before your first race to reach out to your local Kart Shop to have them look over it to ensure it is safe, reliable and compliant with the rules.  Buzzard Racing can help you out with this on 0418 491 028 and ask for Tracy.