Karting has been a popular sport for over 50 years and the first machines were very
simple affairs back in that time. However, the machines and motors of today are as technically advanced as any level of motor
sport in the world.
Karting is competitive and top drivers race extremely finely-tuned machines at high
speeds with all the thrills that open-wheeled racing has to offer but without the usual high costs involved.
Karting is not a sport of the wealthy, but rather, of families.
Jenna Kart Club (Inc) caters for families of all ages. Rookies can start racing
from 7 years of age and participate in a great day alongside mum, dad, brothers and sisters and even their grandparents! Karters
are people who love motor sport and enjoy the social interaction a club offers with like-minded people.
Jenna Kart Club (Inc) have classes based on age, weight and technical specifications.
There is a class that will suit everyone. Rookies and Juniors race in classes of their own until 14 years of age. Teenagers
and young people, plus parents have a choice of a number of classes based on their budgets and how fast they really
want to go. People who are over 40 years, when life really begins, can be competitive in their own class.
Jenna Kart Club (Inc) is situated at the Jennacubbine Oval, Goomalling
Rd East, across the railway from Jennacubbine Tavern. Spectators are always welcome. Entry to the venue is free.
Getting into Karting
To start racing, you'll need:
- A kart - secondhand ones suitable to compete with can be bought out of the papers
or from kart shops or karters upgrading their current equipment. If you are unsure
whether a kart will meet the current AIDKA specifications seek advice from any Jenna member or from a reputable
kart shop (listed on the Links page).
- A motor - to suit the class you wish to compete in.
- Racewear - racesuit, helmet, gloves,
enclosed shoes and a neckbrace (which is now COMPULSORY for ALL drivers).
- Membership to a Club. Click the link for more information about
- AIDKA Licence - the fees are set by AIDKA Council and
advertised early each year.
Kart (ensure it will meet kart specifications and has correct coloured
plate and numbers on it).
Tools (like metric spanners, sprockets, Allen keys and a tyre pressure
gauge. Maybe a couple of spare sparkplugs, different sized sprockets and a spare chain) plus fuel and oil.
Racewear - racesuit, helmet, gloves, enclosed shoes and a neckbrace
(which is now COMPULSORY for ALL drivers).
Tearoffs or roll-ons for your helmet's visor, plus spares.
Licence and Log Book.
Money for nomination fee, etc.
Get to the track on time; set your alarm.
Your First Race Meeting
Check that your licence has arrived.
Pack your gear as early as possible.
Make sure you have a good night sleep (well, if you can through the excitement and nerves).
Get to the track early.
Unpack your gear and take your kart to scrutineering along with your helmet
and log book.
Nominate; fill out all the appropriate forms and sign the indemnity form.
Pay your nomination fees.
Ensure your pit crew have filled out the required forms, too, and paid
for their insurance.
Attend Drivers Brief with your pit crew.
If a p-plater, hand your log book to the Chief Steward.
Ask questions if you're not sure of anything.
Now it's time to engine warm and then racing begins!!!!
Have pit crew or organise pushers to help you out. Ask if you need help.
There are people willing to help... ask your Secretary
to point you to someone who will love to chat with you about karting.