The K.I.K's Scheme
Does your child want to start Karting but you are unsure where to start looking?
What is K.I.K's?
The Jersey Kart and Motor Club runs a training scheme which it calls “KIKS - Kids In Karts”, this scheme is run by MSA qualified ARKS Examiners.
Having received some generous funding from the Sir James Knott Trust, the Club took the opportunity to purchase some junior training karts with a view to growing the sport within the Island by getting more youngsters involved.
The scheme is currently open to youngsters between the ages of 6 to 16 years of age.
How to start?
Before your child can start, it is advised you contact the Club to discuss what is involved when starting karting, any forms required for completion and the fees.
If you wish to continue and enrol your child into the KIKS scheme you must purchase an ARKS pack from the MSA (available from - . )
This pack contains a Novice application form which includes the cost of the first licence and the cost of an Entrant PG licence, (which is required of any parent whose child is under the age of 18, and competing within UK National Karting events), an MSA Pen, Specimen Licence and a DVD, which contains the MSA Kart and Yearbook and a video on Karting.
Once you have your ARKS pack you will need to apply for your MSA PG licence and a Club Membership (this form is available from the Club website).
Once you have completed the above steps contact the club to book your date, complete all remaining paperwork, pay any fees and arrange your child’s equipment fitting.
What will happen on the day?
You are expected to arrive promptly at the track at the time arranged, if you are late your child may be excluded from driving on the day.
Bring your ARKS pack and all other outstanding paperwork, it is essential, without these your child will not be able to drive.
On arrival at the circuit, make your way down the pit lane to the K.I.K’s trailer, please do not hesitate to ask other club members for directions if you cannot locate it. Here you will meet the ARKS examiner and K.I.K’s staff who will be running the scheme that day, they will ensure that you and your driver are signed on, the driver is suited & booted and run through everything the driver needs to know before stepping onto the track.
Driver training is a modular process, run under the guidance of the ARKS examiners. Before any driver takes to the track in a kart they will be taken on a track walk with the examiner.
The next step will be familiarisation of kart controls, this will involve short periods of time driving on a designated part of the track. Depending on driver ability and confidence this will be increased in size throughout your training period as the examiner sees fit, it may take more than one session to complete a full circuit.
The kart club has allocated time throughout its race day for ARKS (K.I.K.S) training to take place but the ARKS examiners have the final say when it comes to weather conditions as to whether or not your child will be able to drive on the day. Bearing this in mind we hope your child has a wonderful experience and look forward to seeing you in the future.
If you would like to find out more about how to get started in karting please contact us using the following email address:
Put 'KIKS' in the subject box and send us your contact details, someone will contact you shortly.
Please be aware:
Junior drivers involved in karting must be accompanied at all times by a PG Licence holding adult.
Safety is of paramount importance, you are reminded that Motorsport can be dangerous.
The KIKS scheme is designed to give a realistic taster of kart racing for those who have a genuine interest in looking to take up this sport.
There is a minimum cost to each participant for administration and a race entry fee as required under the Club rules.
This scheme provides a fantastic opportunity for juniors to try out karting without the initial major expense undertaken in past times by people wishing to start in the sport.