Slideways Junior Karting Academy
All of the motorsport greats started in go karts, you can too!
Starting Tuesday Feb 28th & Thursday March 2nd
The Slideways Junior Karting Academy provides racers with the fundamentals to go FAST!
Our panel of highly experienced mentors will be on hand to provide extensive technical training tips to improve your driving.
Components of the Academy include:
- Karting theory
- The mental approach to driving
- Race strategy and overtaking
- Individual driver monitoring, tuition and feedback provided
- Each day will focus on specific corners, braking and turn in points, as well as technique
- Following an initial session, a benchmark lap time is set to be improved upon
- Subsequent sessions are closely analysed, and technique worked on
- There will be track walks, and coaching aids utilised to illustrate lines and braking points
- Certificates will be presented upon the completion of the segments
The essence of the program is that participants only pay time behind the wheel on the track, all tuition is provided free of charge.
The program is the ideal lead in to the Slideways Junior Racing Series, a six round series of sprint races held throughout the year.
Opening dates – Tuesday 28th February and Thursday March 2nd.
Eligibility – Focus on juniors aged 7 to 15, but open to drivers of all ages who are wanting to improve their go karting skills. Standard Slideways height/age requirements apply (drivers must be over 120cm tall)
Day – Every Tuesday and Thursday, with the Tuesday lesson repeated on Thursday
Time – 3:45pm arrival for a 4:00pm start
Bookings – Essential, phone (07) 5546 6566 or feel free to contact the team here.
Please note: Contact the Slideways Go Karting World team if these times of the week are not suitable, and we will endeavour to put together a program to suit your needs.
Price – A minimum of two six minute Family Races ($35 per person). Additional sessions can be purchased at the standard Slideways rates if you wish to have additional tuition. All drivers must hold a current Slideways Membership.
Meet the Mentors
25 years of experience (started karting at the age of 9), currently still racing
Finished as high as second in the National Championships
Multiple Podiums in National and State Championships
Multiple Club Championship winner
Over 150 Podium finishes
Classes raced- Rookies, Junior National Light/Heavy, Junior Clubman, Senior National Light/Heavy, Clubman Light/Heavy, Twin Clubman, Rotax Light/Heavy, TAG 125 Light/Heavy
15 years of experience (started karting at the age of 7), currently still racing
Twice State Championship Winner
Multiple Ipswich Kart Club champion and overall junior champion
Currently competing in the highly competitive Rotax Pro Tour DD2 class with multiple pole positions and race wins in the past two seasons
Driver for James Courtney’s JC Kart team
Classes raced – Cadets, Rookies, Junior Light/Heavy, Junior Clubman, Junior Rotax, Senior Light/Heavy, DD2.
Over 30 years of racing experience
Racing in karts since a junior, and involved in the hire kart industry since his first job
Multiple state champion in karts and circuit racing
2016 National Hyundai Excel Champion
Currently racing in the Touring Car Masters, Australian Trans Am Series, and the Keema Cars Excel Cup
Previous has raced in V8 Utes, the Australian Production Car/Manufacturers Championships, Mazda MX5s, HQ Holdens, Saloon Cars, Queensland Geminis.