Not sure about something? Have a look here in our Frequently Asked Questions section first to see if we’ve answered your question already. If its not on here, then contact us.
Q – Where is your circuit located?
A – It is located in an ideal and peaceful area of the Staffordshire countryside, surrounded by fields and country lanes. Our circuit is located on the Fradley industrial estate, just off the A38 towards Burton-Upon-Trent. For directions, please see our location page.
Q – Can you overtake?
A – Yes you can overtake. There is plenty of room on our circuit to encourage overtaking as well as fair and clean racing. Something you wont find at indoor ‘mickey-mouse’ tracks.
Q – How big are the circuits?
A – The International circuit is about 450m. The National circuit is around 400m.
Q – Is there anywhere spectators can watch from?
A – Yes. Our circuits have paddock areas which offer great views of the tracks, easy access to drinks machines and hot or cold food in our cafe and heated spectator buildings.
Q – What Karts do you use?
A – We use 200cc Biz Senior Karts for adults with 120cc Junior Biz Karts for 8-12 year olds on our Family Circuit for practice sessions and children’s parties. We use Sodi GT4 Karts on our International Circuit for practice sessions and organised race events.
Q – Are there any restrictions on who can use the karts?
A – The Sodi GT4 karts can only be used by persons aged 12 years and older, with a minimum height of 1.5m. Please note this is different to Race Events, where the minimum age is 14 years.
Q – Can I bring my own Kart?
A – Unfortunately not, as we are not insured for people to bring their own Karts.
Q – How fast do they go?
A – Our Karts are capable of over 40mph. May not seem that fast, but it is when your sitting less than an inch away from the ground!
Q – Do you use those electric cars?
A – No we don’t. Our petrol powered 4-stroke race Karts are much quicker and more reliable than those inferior slow electric Karts you see at other circuits.
Q – How much does it cost?
A – It costs from as little as £10. For a full guide on prices, please see our downloadable price list.
Q – Do I need to pay a deposit?
A – Yes. Deposits are 50% for each driver or 50% for each group booking. All deposits need to be paid at least 2 weeks before the event (may be longer at busy times). Deposit required upon booking when event is within 2 weeks. If a deposit is not paid before your event and we have no contact from you, we will assume your booking is no longer going ahead and therefore we will cancel your event.
Q – Do you accept cheques?
A – We no longer accept cheques as form of payment.
Q – What time do I need to arrive?
A – If you have a pre-booked event, aim to arrive 15 minutes before the start time. If you arrive late, you might not be allowed to race.
Q – How old do you need to be?
A – It varies on what event you intend to do/have booked. As a guide though, the minimum ages are as follows:
Race Events: 14yrs
Sunday Saver and Monday Madness: 12 yrs
Practice Sessions: 8yrs
Children’s Parties: 8yrs
Mini Motos: 10yrs
See the relevant section on the site or brochure for more information.
Q – How much notice do you need for an event booking?
A – You can book a few days before, but as demand for Karting is high, it is best to book well in advance to avoid disappointment.
Q – How long does an event last?
A – It varies on numbers and type of event. Please phone for details.
Q – What equipment do you provide?
A – We provide race suits, helmets and gloves. We also sell racewear at the circuit. Balaclavas must be worn for health and hygiene, paper balaclavas can be hired for 50p or cotton balaclavas can be purchased to keep for £2.50.
Q – What clothes do I need to wear?
A – No special clothes needed although we suggest you wear older clothes and appropriate footwear such as trainers and soft flat shoes.
Q – Can I bring my own helmet, gloves etc..?
A – Yes you can. Helmets need to be full face. Moto-cross helmets require goggles and chin piece.
Q – What happens if it rains?
A – You get wet of course! It adds to the fun. We have wet weather gear for the rain and hold on tight as it gets slippery!
Q – I’ve never done this before, is it scary?
A – No its not. If you’re worried just relax and enjoy yourself.
Q – Do I need a licence?
A – You don’t need any licence to race our karts.
Q – Can I bring my own food?
A – Only food purchased on site may be consumed on our premises. Exceptions are Birthday cakes and party bags for Children’s Parties.
Q – What food do you have on site?
A – There are vending machines, a coffee machine and snacks on site.
Q – Can I ride my Mini Moto on your track?
A – Yes you can. See our Mini Moto page for more info.
Q – Where can we park our cars?
A – We have free on-site parking for plenty of cars.
Q – What are your opening times?
A – We have no limitations or time restrictions on our track, enabling Karting from early morning to late at night, all year round. For further information on our opening times, see out contact page.
Q – I’m travelling far, is there anywhere I can stay overnight?
A – Yes there is. Please see our guide on where to stay.