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1. Sittingbourne, Kent - Bayford Meadows Kart School

Bayford Meadows Kart School
Bayford Meadows Kart School Bayford Meadows Kart Circuit, Symmonds Drive, Eurolink Industrial Estate, Sittingbourne, Kent ME10 3RY Tel: 01795 410707 Fax: 01795 423814
Email: info@bmkr.co.uk WWW: http://www.bayfordkarting.co.uk/
The Bayford Meadows Kart School is based at Bayford Meadows 1100 metre MSA/NKA licensed circuit in Sittingbourne, Kent. The circuit organises over four hundred events per year and caters for both the owner/driver and corporate market.
The Kart School has been set up to provide structured driver training and tuition to young people and adults alike. Its main aim is to provide training that will lead to the driver attaining the necessary standard to obtain an MSA competition licence, but is also suitable for current licence holders to improve their skills and for people that would simply like to take hire karting one step further.
The tuition is given by instructors who have been involved in karting for many years and who hold manufacturing, racing and competition experience. The tuition is done in small groups up to a maximum of four people enabling the driver to get the maximum attention from the instructors. Advice is also given on obtaining a licence, joining a club and attending a race meeting. All karts and equipment are supplied and karts used are competitition prepared karts that will suit the driver's age and ability.
MSA Start Karting packs can be purchased from the circuit, with ARKS tests and open practice days being regularly available.

2. Castle Combe Circuit, Chippenham, Wilts - Drive Tech Ltd

DRIVE-TECH Ltd Castle Combe Circuit, Chippenham, Wilts SN14 7BW Tel: 01249 783010 Fax: 01249 783223 Email: info@drivetechltd.co.uk WWW: http://www.drivetechltd.co.uk/
Drive-Tech Karting is based at the famous Castle Combe motor racing circuit in north Wiltshire. We have a purpose-built 350m track surfaced in the same SMA asphalt as used at Grand Prix tracks around the world. Practice and training sessions are available for adults and juniors using our 200cc Stratos karts.
Drive-Tech runs a junior racing club for drivers between the ages of 10 and 15 years, and the competition is some of the most intense in the southwest. We supply the karts and clothing, and all the drivers have to do is turn up and race. Many of the top drivers subsequently take their ARKS test with the school and move on to race competitively at MSA level.
Adult drivers are catered for in our Public Grands Prix throughout the year when drivers of all abilities do battle on one of the fastest leisure tracks in the area. Again, Drive-Tech supplies all equipment and experience gained in these events is a good way of practising race skills before progressing to ARKS training.
ARKS tests are held through the year at weekends if there is no public or private racing. Only four-stroke karts are allowed on our track, but you are welcome to bring your own Pro-Kart or to hire our equipment. All tests are by prior arrangement – at busy times there may be limited availability or specific dates set aside. Contact Alan Cooper or his office on 01249 783010.

3. Nutts Corner Kart School

Nutts Corner ARKS School

Nutts Corner Circuit Limited
Nutts Corner Motorsport Centre

11 Dundrod Road

Nutts Corner

Crumlin

BT29 4SR

 


Tel: 02890 825301 Mobile 07850 969744
Fax: 02890812144
Email: info@nuttscornercircuit.com
WWW: http://www.nuttscornercircuit.com/
Nutts Corner karts school offer a full range of kart instruction and the ARKS Novice Driver Test at their national outdoor circuit near Lisburn in Northern Ireland

4. Clay Pigeon Kart Raceway, Wardon Hill, Nr Dorchester

Lee Rennison Kart Racing School
Clay Pigeon Raceway
Wardon Hill
nr Dorchester
DT2 9PW

Tel: 01935 - 83713
Fax: 01935 83792
Email: ianrennison@btconnect.com
WWW: http://www.claypigeonraceway.com/


The Lee Rennison Kart School is situated at the Clay Pigeon Raceway, one of Britain’s premier kart circuits. This recently formed ARKS recognised school has been set up to provide karting instruction and courses at the highest level from a- former British Champion. It aims to provide the first step on the ladder to MSA karting, from purchasing and maintaining your equipment, to preparing for your ARKS test and, finally, racing!


We have access to classroom teaching, one-to-one tuition, spectator areas, fully prepared and stocked shop and the facility to hire all the necessary equipment, if required, for your ARKS test. Our equipment is fully race prepared, not de-tuned for the school, so it is the real thing for you to start on.

5. Darley Moor, near Stoke-on-Trent - The Superkarting - UK Racing School

The Superkarting - UK Racing School
Enquiries to Secretary
157 Carlton Avenue
Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent
Staffs, ST6 7HF

Tel: 01782 826111 Mob: 07831 854896

Web: http://www.superkarting-uk.com

The Long Circuit School at Darley Moor Sports Centre is situated on the A515, 2 miles south of Ashbourne, Derbyshire and is sign posted off the junction of the A515 / A50. This is half way on the A50 between Junction 24 on the M1 & Junction 15 on the M6, post code DE6 2ET. The circuit is 1.5 miles in length and is well known as a venue for motorcycle road race meetings as well as long circuit superkart race meetings. The school is the only one of its kind in the UK to offer the unique opportunity to try long circuit gearbox karting with a half day beginners course in one of the school’s 125cc gearbox karts. Full day ARKS courses are also available where you can have full tuition in long circuit kart racing techniques and take your ARKS test all in one day. On both courses we supply all the equipment required ( karts, helmets, leather race suits, gloves etc. ) We are a affiliated member of the Association of Racing Kart Schools and an MSA Recognised School. Anyone wishing to have tuition and take the test in their own kart may do so subject to the equipment to be used meeting current MSA regulations with regards to safety. Anyone planning to move directly to long circuit racing is strongly advised to take their test at Darley Moor, the test is also valid for all short circuit racing.

6. Rye House Stadium, Hoddesdon, Herts - Motorsport World ARKS Academy

Motorsport World ARKS Academy
Rye House Stadium
Rye Road
Hoddesdon
Herts
EN11 0EH

Tel: 01992 460895
Fax: 01992 468812
WWW: http://www.rye-house.co.uk

The Motorsport World ARKS Academy is based at the Rye House kart circuit, where Lewis Hamilton first tried a kart.  The circuit is demanding but full tuition will be given by Chief Instructor Steve Cuttings.  A Bambino circuit is also available. 

7. Buckingham - Protrain (various circuits in the Midlands)

Protrain Karting Courses
Protrain Karting Courses Unit 6, Hillcrest Way Buckingham Industrial Park, Buckingham MK18 1HJ Tel: 01280 814774 Fax: 01280 814007 Email: protrain@karttraining.co.uk WWW: http://www.karttraining.co.uk/
Protrain Racing Products Ltd Protrain was one of the first companies to offer professional training for kart drivers in this country. Protrain Karting Courses were first run in 1982, teaching kart drivers how to improve their driving techniques and kart set-up. The training days and corporate days have developed with time and experience and are now segmented into various areas so that they precisely match a client’s requirement.
Karting Days Protrain’s Introductory Karting Courses and Corporate days cater for total beginners or indoor karters and train in racing kart driving techniques up to the level required for our ARKS courses and the ARKS Test, the standard to gain an MSA kart racing licence. For experienced drivers Protrain offer a range of Techniques Courses teaching race craft, kart set-up and performance enhancements. The training days and corporate days are run every week on a one to one or small group basis using British and European Kart Championship winning driving instructors.

Protrain mainly holds its training days at the Whilton Mill circuit near Northampton. A range of two-stroke racing karts is used from 60cc Cadets through various clutched and direct drive 100cc karts to Rotax Max 125cc karts and racing 4-strokes. Protrain is a Motor Sports Association recognised kart school and has been deeply involved with the development and operation of the Association of Racing Kart Schools training scheme.
Racing Protrain runs an International kart racing team, European champions in 2006, that offers race hire for drivers who wish to have the best equipment backed up by professional race guidance and set-up. The team visits a number of different club meetings each month plus the National and European championships. Protrain is heavily involved with the sale of kart equipment and is distributor for the World, European and British Championship winning range of Gillard Racing Karts.
Contacts Gary Chapman or Martyn will be pleased to help any enquiries and supply further information either by phone on 01280 814774, email protrain@karttraining.co.uk or visit our web site www.karttraining.co.uk.

8. Buckmore Park, Chatham, Kent

Sisley Racing School
Buckmore Park Kart Circuit
Maidstone Road
Chatam
Kent
ME5 9QG

Tel: 01634 201562
Fax: 01634 686104
Email: sales@buckmore.co.uk
WWW: http://www.buckmore.co.uk/


The Sisley Kart Racing School is a founder member of ARKS and is based at the MSA licensed 1200 metre outdoor Buckmore Park Kart Circuit in Kent.  Buckmore Park is acknowledged as one of the UK's most demanding circuits and hosts rounds of major 2 and 4 stroke national championships.  There are full on-site facilities including a clubhouse, paddock complex and kart shop.  The circuit is also the most successful corporate karting venue in the UK, catering for 150,000 visitors per annum.  The MSA licensed Buckmore Park Kart Club operates from the venue and promotes over 50 events per annum for both owner/driver and hire kart customers.

Bill Sisley has been training young racing drivers for over 35 years and the school still provides tuition very much on a personal basis.  The school's graduates include 10 former British Kart Champions, as well as Formula One driver, Johnny Herbert, ex-British Touring Car Champion, Tim Harvey and many of today's leading young British single-seater drivers.

Tuition is available for all age groups from Bambino (6 to 7 year olds), Honda Cadets (8 to 13 years old), Minimax (11 to 16 year olds), Promax (125 2 stroke) (16 years plus) and 4 stroke 390cc Honda Pro (16 years plus).

ARKS tests are held on selected dates throughout the year.  All tests must be booked in advance.  MSA Kart Training Packs available.  Gift vouchers are also available.  For a full colour brochure contact Marcia Child on 0845 603 7964 or email on
sales@buckmore.co.uk.

9. Three Sisters, Ashton-in-Makerfield, Nr Wigan - The Racing School

The Racing School
Three Sisters Race Circuit, Byrn Road, Ashton-in-Makerfield, Nr Wigan, Lancs WN4 8DD Tel: 01942 270230 Fax: 01942 270508 Email: sales@racing-school.co.uk WWW: http://www.aintree-racing-drivers-school.co.uk/
Aintree Racing Drivers’ School Ltd at Three Sisters Race Circuit is a founder member of ARKS. We offer a full range of activities to anyone wishing to take up kart racing.
We have arrive-n-drive sessions on Honda Cadets (8-13yrs old), twin-engined Honda Pro-Karts (13 years and up) and high performance Super Pro-Karts which are capable of two stroke lap times (experienced Three Sisters Pro Kart Club members only). We also run open race meetings with Pro-Karts and Super Pro-Karts for hire drivers who wish to turn up and race (telephone for details).
We operate a kart school and we are approved by the MSA to run the Novice Drivers Test (purchase of the MSA Starter Pack is mandatory). We can offer a full three-four hour course which includes tuition, hire of all necessary equipment plus the test (telephone for details). It is also possible to perform the ARKS Test alone (at current MSA prices), however the customer must supply all equipment necessary (karts, helmets, suits etc). Kart schools and ARKS Test are available on most Tuesdays.
Testing facilities are available most Fridays for gearbox and non-gearbox karts, for which you will require a current competition licence. Please telephone to pre-book. Three Sisters hosts regular race meetings for most categories of motorsport, spectator and catering facilities are available. Telephone 01942 270230, email sales@racing-school.co.uk or visit our website at www.aintree-racing-drivers-school.co.uk.

10. Thruxton Race Circuit, Hampshire

Thruxton Motorsport Centre

Thruxton Circuit, Andover, Hampshire, SP11 8PW
Tel: 01264 882222 Fax: 01264 882201

Our purpose built Kart Centre is situated just off the A303 West of Andover within the grounds of Thruxton Race Circuit.

We are MSA/NKA approved and cater for all ages (8 years upward).  Whether an individual booking or part of a group including the Corporate Hospitality sector we have karting for everyone - from “full on” competitive racing/events to Arrive and Drive.   Also 1-1 tuition for complete beginners through to experienced karters who would like to improve their skills and technique

ARKS tests are run on our National Circuit (900m) circuit. These need to be pre-booked – weekdays preferably.  We offer applicants pre-test tuition/practice and if required we will supply all necessary equipment needed to take your test. 

For full details please go to our website www.thruxtonkarting.co.uk or email jennie@thruxtonracing.co.uk  or Tel 01264 882231

11. Tockwith, Nr York - Tockwith Multi Drive Centre

Tockwith Motorsports
Control Tower Office, Tockwith Airfield, Tockwith near York YO26 7QF Tel: 01423 358501 Fax: 01423 358865
Email: simon@tockwithmotorsports.net
WWW: http://www.tockwithmotorsports.net
Tockwith Multi Drive Activity Centre offers some of the best training facilities in the North of England. Driver training has been conducted at the Tockwith centre since 1970, we offer drivers a lot more than the average driving schools. From the moment you arrive at our centre you will see that we probably have the largest and most varied driver training facilities, offering Motorcycles, Karts, Saloon Cars, LGV, PCV, Skid Cars, Rally Cars, training on Race Cars, Construction Vehicles, Recovery Vehicles, Forklift Trucks, Cranes, 4x4 Vehicles and much more. All our training is approved by RAC, DOT or ARKS (karting) and all instructors are highly qualified. At Tockwith we won't stop you dreaming, in fact we aim to go some way towards making that dream a reality as part of our corporate activities.

Our ARKS Kart School takes place on our purpose built circuit, approved by the MSA for ARKS Tests, and designed by racing drivers to provide you with the ultimate challenge. The circuit benefits from a well appointed hospitality unit, together with full changing rooms and toilet facilities. Light refreshments are always available. Regular kart races are held for members of the Tockwith Kart Club. There is also a Kart Shop on site.

12. Larkhall - Cambuslang Karting, near Glasgow

Cambuslang Karting
91 Glasgow Road, Cambuslang, Glasgow G72 7BT Tel: 0141 641 0921 Mob: 07984 807 183 
Email: iain@cambuslangkarting.com
Web: http://www.cambuslangkarting.com/
Cambuslang Karting is derived from Tom Brown Racing Drivers School  established since 1980 developing facilities in Scotland to introduce the general public to motorsport. A Founder member of ARKS and now the only ARKS / MSA approved Karting School in Scotland.
ARKS licence test and training is available through the School at the West of Scotland Kart Club track Larkhall. Expert tuition can take participants from complete novice to obtaining their MSA competition licence. Tom Brown and Iain Brown are the Schools "S" grade Instructors and have many years Karting and Motor Racing experience. Thousands of drivers have had their first driving experience with the School and many have progressed to competing in many different forms of Motorsport! Cambuslang Karting offer arrive & drive sessions on a 450m outdoor circuit with Junior Karts from 8 years old. Bambino induction is also available for 6-7 year olds. Drivers wishing to progress onto MSA competition can do so through the School which also operates Lets Go Karting at WSKC, Larkhall www.wskc.co.uk
Cambuslang Karting offer:
Helpfull & friendly advice from complete beginner to Race Winner!
Introduction to Karting @ Cambuslang
ARKS licence tests & Lets Go Karting @ Larkhall
One to one driver tuition & Race Team Support
Kart Preparation & Storage
For further information and availability please call Iain Brown on 0141 641 0921 www.cambuslangkarting.co.uk

13. Ziemelis Motorsport, Huntingdon, Cambs - operates at various tracks in the Midlands

Ziemelis Motorsport, Podium House, 10, The Highway Great StaughtonHuntingdon, Cams PE19 4DA Tel: 01295 760091 / 07860 742386 Fax: 01480 861297 Email: Stuart Ziemelis WWW: http://www.ziemelismotorsport.com/

Ziemelis Motorsport is the new name for SRS Racing which was established in 1981 by school principal Stuart Ziemelis. Stuart, who is a multiple ex-British champion, recognised a need for proper training and a safe introduction for novice drivers into the exciting sport of kart racing. Stuart was also involved with the ARKS Association at its conception and Ziemelis is a founder member.


Basic tuition, ARKS testing and advanced race craft, along with the hire or purchase of karts and equipment can be arranged with the Ziemelis Motorsports School. Activities also include Cadet and Junior confidence building, and advanced Junior and Senior expert one to one driver coaching.


Once an individual has contacted Ziemelis Motorsport there are many options open to them. They can attend a pre-ARKS test training lesson, where all the necessary equipment and tuition is provided. The next step would be to book and take the ARKS test. Once successfully through the test the options are either to purchase or hire a kart. Whichever direction is chosen the Ziemelis team will ensure you receive a complete back-up service allowing the driver the freedom to focus purely on racing. Ziemelis Mtotorsport has the expertise of an ex-British champion, and the dedication of a first class support team that is totally committed to providing the ultimate karting experience.