Take Two – Juniors Kick off Slideways Race Season

It may have taken seven days, but the opening rain delayed Slideways Junior Racing Series event at Slideways Go Karting World is now in the books, with top notch racing from the Cadets (aged 7-11) and Juniors (aged 12-15).

The event was the first for Juniors event to be contested on the reverse track direction, with the next event scheduled for Sunday April 22nd on the normal track direction.

Several of the Junior competitors will be backing up this Wednesday night for the opening Enduro event of the season, which will be contested on the reverse track direction with a new-look 75min format.

Meanwhile, entries are open for the senior and ladies Slideways Sprint Series, which continues with the reverse track direction on Wednesday April 18.

In other action at Slideways Go Karting World Pimpama, many of the leading Junior and Cadet competitors hone their race craft at the Slideways Karting Academy, which provides one-on-one tuition, improving driving style and lap times.

The best part is that racers only pay for the on-track time, with the tuition provided by our highly experienced staff free of charge.


Many new features highlight the racing program at Slideways Go Karting World in 2018, with several facets coming into play for the Juniors, including a new random-draw grid for the first race, which is inverted for the second before a combined point score final, as well as weight boxes, to even out the competition.

In last Sunday’s opening race, Jude Livermore held off a hard charging Liam Hydes, who set the fastest lap of the race with a 40.917sec.

Juliette Russell crossed the finish line in third, ahead of Olivia Herbison, in her first Sodi World Series sprint race out of Cadets, then newcomer Fabian Nogradi, Liam Wyatt, Stefanie Wilmott, Euan Shields, Chloe Herbison, Lochie Crowther and TJ Leaver.

Fast forward seven days, and Hydes was untouchable after starting at the front of the pack, skipping away to a comfortable victory with a best lap time of 40.356sec.

The battle for the remaining podium positions was red hot, with Russell eventually claiming second ahead of Livermore, then Nogradi, Wilmott, sisters Olivia and Chloe Herbison, who unfortunately became entangled while battling for position, then Leaver and Crowther, who battled against a painful shoulder throughout.

Hydes, who will be representing Australia and Slideways at the Sodi World Series finals in Italy later this year, skipped away from the pack to win the final race, with a best race lap of 40.139sec, which would be competitive in any race.

Livermore did an excellent job to finish second, then Russell, Olivia and Chloe Herbison, Nogradi, Wilmott and Leaver.

The Best and Fairest for the event went to Livermore, while Chloe Herbison was awarded the Encouragement trophy.




Split into two groups for the points heats, the first race of the opening day of competition was claimed by Jordi Slater, who had to work had to fend off Matthew Scholten, with the final margin of victory being 0.472sec, with Scholten being the fastest on track with a best time of 47.176sec.

Lachlan Trevillien greeted the chequered flag in third, ahead of Levi Boyd, Oceane Colangelo, Brayden Hill and Daniel Sullivan.

In the second race, Boyd came through for the win, ahead of newcomer Brayden Hill, then Scholten, Slater, Colangelo and Sullivan, with Sullivan the quickest on track with a 46.709sec lap.

Group 2 had both of their races on the second day of competition, with Jett Leicester winning race one ahead of Juliette Bogart, then Javier Fernandez, Luke Wilson and Max Kemp, with Wilson fastest on track in his first ever race (48.575sec).

Leicester also claimed the second race victory from Bogart, then Wilson, Fernandez and Kemp, with Bogart setting the pace with a 46.679sec lap.

For the final race, all competitors hit the track together, with Leicester taking out of a clean sweep of the wins for the day, this time ahead of Colangelo and Hill.

Fourth place went to Scholten, from Boyd, Sullivan, Bogart, Fernandez, Wilson, Slater and Kemp.

Quickest on track was Colangelo with a 46.299sec lap time, who also picked up the Best & Fairest trophy, while Bogart was awarded the Encouragement Award.



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!