The sport of Karting has classes that caters for all ages, weights, and experience levels. The classes below are run at majority of Karting Victoria race meetings. Series and State Championship classes are indicated below.
Cadet 9 (6 – 9 years)
The purpose of this class is to teach young people to drive karts of restricted performance at a limited cost. Competitors use a 60cc two stroke engine such as a Vortex Mini Rok fitted with a restrictor plate or Comer SW80 engine with a clutch. Drivers aged between 6 are only able to practice, drivers must be 7 years of age before they are able to participate in a competition race. Weight: minimum 99kg (kart + driver)
Cadet 12 (9 – 12 years)
Using the same principal as the Cadet 9 class the Cadet 12’s use a 60cc two stroke engine such as a Vortex Mini Rok (unrestricted), KT100J fitted with a restrictor plate or Comer SW80 engine with a clutch. Weight: minimum 108kg (kart + driver)
KA4 Junior (12 – 15 years) KA4 Junior Light class – KA4 Junior Heavy
class With two weight divisions this class allows close competitive racing in karts with reliable engines (IAME KA100 Reedjet (fitted with a restrictor) or Yamaha KT100J) still fast enough to teach the basics of racecraft at a low cost. Weight: minimum 128kg Light, 148kg Heavy (kart + driver)
KA3 Senior (15+ years)
KA3 Senior Light/Medium/Heavy class Utilising the 100cc air-cooled two stroke IAME KA100 engine. Weight: minimum 149kg Light, Medium 169kg, 189kg Heavy (kart + driver) Max weight of kart in Seniors Med/Heavy = 97kg.
Vic Combined (TAG 125 Restricted) (Rotax, IAME X30, PRD Galaxy etc) (15+ years) Caters for entry level competitors using push button or key start engines such as the Rotax MAX, X30 and PRD Galaxy engines fitted with a restrictor plate. The engines used in these classes are watercooled and are fitted with a clutch and provide an easy step from beginner into the more powerful 125cc Open categories. Weight: Light Rotax (EVO) 167kg, all other engines 159kg. Med Rotax (EVO) 187kg, all other engines 179kg. Heavy Rotax (EVO) 207kg, all other engines 199kg.
Victorian Combined Masters (Karting Victoria class) (40+ years) This Division is in accordance with the TAG 125 Restricted Class Rules – Chapter 13 and KA3 Class Rules – Chapter 6 with the only amendment being the Minimum weights for the Masters Division which are as follows: Weight: Rotax (EVO): 177kg, All other engines: 169kg NOTE: The Minimum weight of a Kart fitted with a KA3 Engine may be adjusted throughout the year to achieve parity with the TAG 125 Restricted Engines. TAG 125 (Rotax, IAME X30, PRD Galaxy etc) (16+ years, Masters 40+ years) Minimum B Grade Licence The TAG classes cater for push button or key start engines such as the Rotax MAX, IAME X30 and PRD Galaxy engines. The engines used in these classes are water-cooled and are fitted with a clutch. Weight: Light PRD Fireball/Parilla/Cheetah 155kg, IAME X30 159kg, PRD Galaxy 160kg, Rotax Max 125 165kg. Medium IAME X30 169kg, PRD Galaxy 170kg, Rotax Max 125 175kg. Heavy/Masters PRD Fireball/Parilla/Cheetah 175kg, IAME X30 179kg, PRD Galaxy 180kg, Rotax Max 125 185kg
Class weights are subject to changes, refer to the KARTING AUSTRALIA Manual.
General requirements applicable to drivers always whilst engaged in the act of operating a Kart and as set out in the KARTING AUSTRALIA Manual must be adhered to.
• Helmet – Must be of full face Must be of full-face type and not exceed 10 years from manufacture date.
• Driving Suit – Must be a one-piece protective item of clothing. Must be adequately secured at the neck, wrists, and ankles.
• Gloves – Must be securely fastened at the wrist. Must provide full finger protect. Must be resistant to abrasion.
• Footwear – Must be securely fastened. Must cover and provide protection to the ankles. Must be resistant to abrasion.
Rib Protectors are also required and a worn usually underneath your race suit, but can be worn outside depending on what one you have. They help to reduce strain on your ribs and reduce the risk of popping or breaking your rib. The forces on your body, especially at the last corner here, can not be underestimated.
Neck Braces are not required, but still vital to your safety. As seen as on the left, neck braces are worn below the helmet, and in the event of a crash where you either roll over or a kart goes over you, it greatly reduces the impact of a neck injury. It is strongly recommended to buy a neck brace.
Long hair must be securely retained. All safety equipment should meet the standards set in the current KARTING AUSTRALIA Manual.