Slideways Karting Academy
Having emerged from the original concept by Slideways owner Cam Wilson for the Junior Karting Academy, Slideways are now offering the ultimate Karting Academy training courses.
New academy offerings for 2020 include general karting with tips given by our experienced track staff, right through to intense training by experienced race drivers. These courses are suitable for all categories including cadets, juniors and adults! No prior kart racing experience is required.
Prior bookings are essential, as grouping the appropriate age and skill levels together is imperative for maximising the productivity of courses for each participant.
Slideways reserves the rights to alter days and times of these courses to best ‘group’ the participants involved.
Our team has a vast knowledge of motorsports with a combined 80 plus years of experience which shows in their work ethic and training. Since the launch of our Academy we have provided individuals with the confidence and knowledge to go on to higher levels of racing, from club level karting, to car racing in the Hyundai Excel Series and even had multiple drivers race in the Sodi World Series finals in Italy.
Each week we target specific aspects of an individuals driving which they can improve on and work with them providing detailed instruction.
Course Times and Pricing
Tuesday’s and Friday’s (categories determined by booking)
Arrive from 3pm. General karting sessions, with some tips provided by our experienced track staff.
Standard karting pricing applies. We recommend purchasing a VIP pass for the best value! Bookings essential.
Thursday (Cadets 4:30pm & Juniors/Adults 5:30pm.)
More in depth training and analysis from the Tuesday and Friday sessions. All Thursday karting academy sessions are 1hr duration (20mins on track & up to 40mins tuition). Please arrive 15mins early to allow time for registration.
$60 per person
Saturday (Cadets 8am & Juniors/Adults 9am.)
This training is the cream of the crop, hosted by our Academy Trainer along with a guest Trainer with real Motorsport experience, ranging from Karting to V8 Supercars. All Saturday karting academy sessions are 1hr duration (20mins on track & up to 40mins expert tuition). Please arrive 15mins early to allow time for registration.
Held every Saturday at Slideways Go Karting World, except for the 2 Saturday’s before each Slideways Championship Series event, which will be held at the location of the event (see other dates and locations below).
$70 per person
Nerang – February 8th and February 15th
Eagle Farm – April 11th and April 18th (not available April 25th due to Anzac Day)
Pimpama – June 13th and June 20th
Nerang – August 15th and August 22nd
Eagle Farm – October 17th and October 24th
Pimpama – November 28th and December 5th
PLEASE NOTE – bookings are essential! Please call 1300 465 278 and select the appropriate location from the menu!
Criteria of the Academy
– Drivers should arrive 15 minutes prior to the start time.
– Drivers must enter the appropriate category (Cadets 7-11 years and Juniors/Opens 12 years and over)
– Whilst we recommend some practice sessions before starting, no prior race experience is required!
Meet the Mentors
Slideways Go Karting Australia’s owner Cam Wilson is an extremely well accomplished driver in his own right, having achieved various prestigious titles in both karting and car racing alike.
His passion in life involves everything to do with the motor racing industry.
Having started racing karts at 12 years of age, it wasn’t long before he progressed to the top Junior International category, and secured the first of his many state championship titles.
The first hire kart centre in QLD was established in 1992, then just 18 years of age, Cam’s passion for this industry was cemented and his goal has been to go above and beyond the normal expectations offered.
Nowadays, aside from running the busiest Hire Karting venues in Australia, Cam is also the ACKA (Australian Concessional Karting Association) Chairman, and the only approved industry representative on the working group committee (ME51) of Australian Standards.
He is the holder of multiple state and national championships in both karting and car racing alike, and has been a winner in every single category ever contested from karts to cars, including Australian Trans-Am and V8 Utes.
He is also a Guinness World Record holder having re set the benchmark in 2014 for endurance karting having achieved the greatest distance travelled at an indoor karting venue in 24 hours, racking up 604km in total.
Cam’s passion for racing is unquestionable, and this also shows in the people he recruits. For the academy alone his assistants are all well accomplished racers, enlisting the services of multiple state champions Josh Brown and Danial Goddard to name just a few.
Contact Us Now to Register
Please contact us to register your interest
specifying the following:
- Drivers full name, age, height & address, phone, email contact details
- Current average lap time achieved (if any)