Go Karting Frequently Asked Questions
Get ready to race!
Whether you’re new to karting at ScotKart or organising a big event and need to get all guests in the know – you can find below the answers to some of our frequently asked questions and top info to make sure you are all set for your experience at the track.
Take some time out to explore our circuits and the racing lines before you arrive and get a feel for the bends, the straights, the chicanes and demanding ramps! Also check out what is on offer at your local venue and make more of a day out of your visit in our great facilities.
WHO CAN RACE?
- The strict minimum age for children karting with ScotKart is 8 years old and the minimum inside leg length of 25 inches, measured from the bottom of the shoe to the crotch, is required. To use an adult kart in an open timed race session drivers must be 12 years old with a minimum inside leg measurement of 29 inches.
- Particularly tall, short or heavier drivers may have problems fitting into the karts. We recommend a maximum height of 6’4” and a maximum weight of 18 stone.
- Go karting is not recommended for drivers with heart problems, epilepsy or other conditions which may be affected by exertion (including pregnancy). Any conditions that would prevent you from acquiring a driving licence would likely prevent you from being able to race. It is our policy to provide the opportunity to access karting to as many drivers as possible, however in order to meet our duty of care to both our staff and customers, it may be necessary for a dynamic risk assessment to be performed prior to some drivers being permitted to race. If in doubt, give one of our agents a call!
- Pre-booking is essential. You can book your karting with us online or via our bookings team on 0141 641 0222.
- Payments are non-refundable and the booking cannot be changed or transferred to a new date or time. Payments can be made using a valid credit or debit card, cheque or BACS. You can pay by debit card for free. All bookings with ScotKart provide the benefit of public liability insurance cover. An optional surcharge of £2 per driver is included in every booking. VAT is not applicable on this payment. Should you need a VAT receipt for your booking, please ask a member of the sales team.
- All payments must be settled in advance. If any additional drivers turn up on the day, they can pay cash, credit or debit card. Spaces will be subject to availability and are not guaranteed.
- We recommend that you wear soft shoes. Trainers are ideal. Open toed or heeled shoes are not permitted. Race suits, helmets and gloves are all provided for you, in a variety of sizes. Balaclavas are now mandatory and reusable cotton ones can be purchased on arrival for £2pp. Karters can wear their own approved race-wear however it is subject to review by our race directors. Please note that drivers that bring their own helmets should be aware that we only accept class A and B full-face helmets, with appropriate clear visor.
WHAT TO EXPECT ON THE DAY
- To avoid delays and ensure everyone is ready to race on time, we ask all drivers to arrive promptly 30 minutes before their booking time. Any karters turning up after the briefing has started may not be allowed to race. It may be prudent to provide your drivers with a copy of the map and directions.
- All of our venues have on-site catering and can provide your group with an excellent range of food and beverages. For health and safety reasons, only food and drink purchased on the premises may be consumed on the premises.
At ScotKart Racing we have a fun guarantee to ensure that our customers are well attended to. If for any reason you find our services less than satisfactory, please let us know.
Got a question that hasn’t been answered? Give our team a call on 0141 641 0222 or by filling out a contact us form.