Introducing the Slideways Junior Karting Academy

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Slideways Junior Karting Academy
Slideways Junior Karting Academy

Starting Tuesday Feb 28th & Thursday March 2nd

The Slideways Junior Karting Academy provides racers with the fundamentals to go FAST!

Our panel of highly experienced mentors will be on hand to provide extensive technical training tips to improve your driving.

Components of the Academy include:Slideways Junior Go Karting Academy

  • Karting theory
  • The mental approach to driving
  • Race strategy and overtaking
  • Individual driver monitoring, tuition and feedback provided
  • Each day will focus on specific corners, braking and turn in points, as well as technique
  • Following an initial session, a benchmark lap time is set to be improved upon
  • Subsequent sessions are closely analysed, and technique worked on
  • There will be track walks, and coaching aids utilised to illustrate lines and braking points
  • Certificates will be presented upon the completion of the segments

The essence of the program is that participants only pay time behind the wheel on the track, all tuition is provided free of charge.

The program is the ideal lead in to the Slideways Junior Racing Series, a six round series of sprint races held throughout the year.

Opening dates – Tuesday 28th February and Thursday March 2nd.

Eligibility – Focus on juniors aged 7 to 15, but open to drivers of all ages who are wanting to improve their go karting skills. Standard Slideways height/age requirements apply (drivers must be over 120cm tall)

Location – Slideways Go Karting World, 232 Old Pacific Highway, Pimpama.

Race Track – The full 700m long, 15 turn, undulating main Nurburgring Circuit

Day – Every Tuesday and Thursday, with the Tuesday lesson repeated on Thursday

Time – 3:45pm arrival for a 4:00pm start

Bookings – Essential, phone (07) 5546 6566 check out the Slideways Junior Karting Academy page and use the form provided.
Please note: Contact the Slideways Go Karting World team if these times of the week are not suitable, and we will endeavour to put together a program to suit your needs.

Price – A minimum of two six minute Family Races ($35 per person). Additional sessions can be purchased at the standard Slideways rates if you wish to have additional tuition. All drivers must hold a current Slideways Membership.

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Important COVID-19 Information to help you & our staff stay safe.

It has been a tough period for all but we are pleased to announce we are back and OPEN.

Inline with the Government regulations, Masks must be worn inside our centres, QR code check-ins are required, and indoor capacity limits apply.

Due to limited numbers, please ensure you book online or call to reserve your spot!

Some quick facts

  • All 40+ Slideways staff have returned to work
  • We have increased our already high level of cleaning
  • Hand sanitizer is provided through out our centres
  • We have new hours as well as new session times for our centres

Gold Coast – Pimpama
Closed Monday & Tuesday
Wednesday to Friday: 12pm – 6pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10am – 6pm

Booking Link: Click Here

We ask that you please book via the links provided for our Indoor Centre, to help us maintain stringent cleaning & managing the number of people on site.

Sessions will now be run at 20 minutes (ie 2 10 minute sessions run continuously) and will only be sold in increments of 2.

2 sessions = 1 x 20 minute session
4 sessions = 2 x 20 minute sessions etc.

Prices remain the same & customers with existing credits will be able to use them the same as previously.

We have increased our cleaning and in an effort to combat COVID-19 we ask you please maintain social distancing and use hand sanitizer as provided. Of course if you are feeling unwell PLEASE stay home!

Thank you so much for your support & patience, we can’t wait to see you out on track!