Below are some of the questions we are most commonly asked, however if you do not find the answer to your question then please feel free to contact us.

Can you explain the different formats to me?
Arrive and Drive /Private Hire: Practice your driving skills and race against the clock to see who has the fastest lap time of the session.

Grand Prix/ Mini Prix: Individual Race format starting from the Grid to win points with your finishing position. Top Scoring drivers progress through to the next round of the event to eventually determine the events No.1 Driver

100 lapper: Race from a grid start, against your friends, to see who can clock up 100 laps in the quickest time. A non-stop test of endurance and skill

Enduro: Compete against friends and colleagues in a non-stop team race event to see which team can achieve the most laps in the given time. You must decide the best pit stop and driver strategy for your team.

Can under 16’s take part in race format events?
Yes – we organise Kids Activity Days and Cadet Club Championship which allows the under 16’s to race against other young drivers. Under 16’s are not able to race in events against adults.

Is karting safe?
We take the safety of all our customers very seriously. Karting is first and foremost a non-contact sport, but obviously there are risks associated with racing. As a founding member of the National Karting association we ensure that our circuit is set up and maintained to minimise the associated risks.

All drivers will watch a comprehensive safety video and we provide all the safety equipment that you need. Young drivers or those with additional needs will be spoken to by a marshal to make sure that they understand the briefing. Their control of the kart will be assessed prior to leaving the pit lane and where necessary the speed of the karts will be restricted for less confident or inexperienced drivers.

Driving standards are monitored throughout the session and any drivers causing concern will be spoken to and given advice if necessary. Any drivers whose driving is a danger to themselves or others will be removed from the session.

I’ve never done karting before ... do I need lessons?
No – our karts are designed to accommodate novices as well as the more experienced racers. Indoor karting is a great introduction to the sport. The control of the karts is by two pedals, an accelerator to go, and a brake to stop (and obviously the steering wheel!) There are no gears to worry about and you decide the speed that you want to go at. If you haven’t been to the track before  you will watch the full saftety briefing and staff are on hand to answer any questions you may have. In no time you will be challenging your fellow racers for the best lap time!

Why can’t I pre book Arrive and Drive?
Arrive and Drive is scheduled around our pre booked race events. The availability for Arrive and Drive changes from week to week and can only be confirmed 48 hours in advance. At this point we then open the bookings for Arrive and Drive. Prior to this we can give you the likely availability but this is subject to change. If there is a group of 10 + of you wishing to do Arrive and Drive then you may want to consider the Private Hire option which can be pre booked.

Do I have to bring any special clothing to wear?
We provide the race suits, gloves and helmets. All drivers are required to wear a balaclava so please bring yours with you. If you do not have a balaclava don’t worry you can purchase one from reception for £2 on the day of your event.

What about footwear?
All we ask is that you wear flat shoes, such as trainers, that fully cover your feet. Flip flops/ ballet pumps etc. are not suitable footwear and you will not be able to race if you are wearing these.

Are there any medical restrictions that would prevent me from driving?
Karting is not recommended for people with an illness, disability, medical condition (e.g. epilepsy, heart condition, back problems), pregnancy or injury that could affect their ability to drive. If your condition prevents you from driving on the road then you are also unable to drive with us.

What events can we do as family group that includes children?
Family groups can take part in Arrive and Drive, including Private Hire.

I am over the age of 8 but under the height of 1.27m – can I still race?
Unfortunately due to the size of the kart you do need to be at least 1.27m tall, with a minimum inside leg of 26″ to be able to reach the pedals. If you think you are close we can assess you in a kart as your leg length may be longer than average, but generally if you are not at the minimum height you will not fit the kart.

What about food?
We have an onsite cafe providing delicious basket meals, freshly cooked pizza’s, nachos and a variety of drinks and snacks. If you wish to provide your own event food a £25 surcharge will be payable.

Covid-19 Update

We’re open and we’re ‘Good to Go’

‘Good to Go’ is the Visit England Covid-19 Industry standard. It recognises businesses that have followed government and industry Covid-19 guidelines and have processes in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social and physical distancing. The National Karting Association, of which we are a member, have devised industry specific reopening guidance which we are adhering to to ensure everyones experience is safe and fun in these unusual times.

In order to give every driver the best experience there will be some changes to our procedures including:

  • All activities including Arrive & Drive, Cadet club and Kubz club will need to be pre booked (Arrive & Drive is now pre bookable up to 7 days in advance).
  • Whilst on track activities may be greater than 6, maximum group size off track is 6 and customers will be required to adhere to the rule of 6 while off track.
  • Customers will need to wear a facemask while in the centre and a balaclava and gloves whilst driving.
  • Drivers will be issued with a freshly sanitised helmet. Once you have selected your helmet you will be asked to keep it with you for the duration of your visit. At the end of the activity you will return it to a drop off point to be sanitised in our sanitising cabinet.
  • Every driver will be issued with a freshly laundered suit every visit
  • We ask that anyone who has a temperature, dry cough, loss of taste or smell or who has been in contact with anyone with these symptoms does not attend the session.
  • In order to adhere to Social Distancing guidelines we cannot accommodate spectators currently unless pre agreed with management. 1 guardian for a children’s group is permitted. Spectators must wear a face mask and gloves whilst in the centre.
  • Drinks and snacks will be available but we will not be serving hot food at this time. If your group require refreshments please only send one member of the group to the counter.
  • Race times will be available via the Anglia Karting Clubspeed App.
  • Please ensure that you arrive ready to enter the centre at your designated time. If you arrive early please wait in your car until your arrival time. If you arrive late we will do our best to accommodate you but you are likely to miss one or more of your pre booked sessions. If you arrive late one person from your group should enter the centre whilst everyone else remains in the car. Please note deposits are non refundable.
  • Please follow the one way route whilst in the centre.
  • Customers must adhere to social distancing guidance whilst in the centre. There are floor markers around the centre to help you with this. We ask that all members of the group stay together.

Thank you for your ongoing support. If you have any questions please feel free to email us at [email protected]

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