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Jenna Kart Club (Inc)

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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 joining JKC.
  • AIDKA Licence - the fees are set by AIDKA Council and advertised early each year.

Your Checklist

  • 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.

Classes:

Rookies
Ages 7 - 14 years
Single KT100J motor with 13mm restrictor plate (or Briggs and Stratton). Modifications for this class are strictly controlled. Strike clutches only permitted. 
No weight restrictions.

Juniors
Ages 7 - 14 years
Experienced Rookies come to this class.
Single KT100J motor with modifications strictly controlled. No restrictor plate. Strike clutches only permitted.
Minimum combined weight of driver and kart to be 95kg for J Junior Light and 115kg for J Junior Heavy.

J Open
Ages 14+ years
Single KT100J motor with modifications strictly controlled.
Minimum combined weight of driver and kart to be 115kg.

KT Open
Ages 14+ years
Single KT100S piston port motor with external appearance to be stock. Header pipe to meet specifications.
Minimum combined weight of driver and kart to be 120kg for KT Lights, 140kg for KT Medium and 160kg for KT Heavy.

Statesman
Ages 40+ years
Single KT100S piston port motor with external appearance to be stock. Header pipe to meet specifications.
Minimum combined weight of driver and kart to be 140kg.

KT Twin
Ages 16+ years
2X KT100S piston port motors with external appearance to be stock. Header pipes to meet specifications.
Minimum combined weight of driver and kart to be 160kg.

Outlaw
Ages 16+ years
Single cylinder 2- or 4-stroke motorcycle motor, air- or water-cooled up to 250cc. Must run operational gearbox, kill switch and rear wing.
Minimum combined weight of driver and kart to be 160kg.

125cc Open
Ages 16+ years
Single Iame Parilla 125cc leopard or single Bombardier Rotax FR125 Max motor. Electric start and clutches used.
Minimum combined weight of driver and kart to be 135kg for 125cc Light and 160kg for 125cc Heavy.

200cc Open
Ages 16+ years
130cc to 200cc (+10%) motor/s with external appearance to be stock.
Minimum combined weight of driver and kart to be 160kg.

100cc Open
Ages 16+ years
Up to 100cc (+10%) motor with external appearance to be stock.
Minimum combined weight of driver and kart to be 140kg.