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Young Drivers Academy

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8 week

Go Karting Course for Teens

In 2021 we are introducing a brand new format for our under 18 go karters. Still called Young Driver’s Academy, it’s a program that will help build both their driving and racing skills on the Go Kart track. Whether you commit to the whole eight weeks or come casually for a couple of sessions, your teen’s racing ability is sure to improve with dedicated instruction time.

Meet Nick Flodstrom
Running YDA in 2021

“I am 23 and I race karts based out of Oakleigh Go Kart Racing Club. I have been doing this for 10 years now. During this time, I have placed in the club championship each year since 2017 My racing career has opened up some pretty cool opportunities which include doing simulated heat testing with Red Bull Racing Formula One team, driving an electric single seater for RMIT Electric Racing and working in the Supercars paddock with Penrite Oil. I would like to thank my sponsors for keeping me at the front of the field, Penrite Oil, Motiv8 Training and Management, Framing To a T and A-Emergency Appliance repairs.

What is covered in our 8 week Karting course?

We start from the fundamentals and cover safety and defensive driving techniques on the GoKart track.  Then we cover racing lines, which is figuring out the fastest way to get around the track, and all important braking techniques.  Young Driver’s Academy sessions are run on the Penrite Track, in the Sprintkarts.

Then we move on to race strategy & execution and cover how to work towards lap time consistency, practice some enduro style with pit stops & kart changes as well as rolling starts to test your racing readiness skills.  Plus, given its Melbourne, we work on wet track skills & have a go at drift karting.  

Every week there is learning, practice & of course karting.

And at the end of the 8 weeks, there’s a race and the winner will secure a spot as one of Le Man’s representatives in the State of Origin Karting Comp being held in NSW *Covid restrictions allowing*.

At the end of term presentation everyone will receive a certificate and trophy.

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The curriculum for the 8 weeks:

  • Safety
  • Racing Lines
  • Braking
  • Lap Consistency
  • Endurance Racing
  • Wet Driving
  • Race Starts
  • Sate Of Origin 
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Week to Week Casual Sessions are available

learn to race like a

Champion

This year we are introducing a brand new format for our under 18 go karters.Still called Young Driver’s Academy, it’s a program that will help build both their driving and racing skills on the Go Kart track.Whether you commit to the whole eight weeks or come casually for a couple of sessions, we know your teen’s racing ability is sure to improve.

Enquire now
Young Drivers Academy
Young Drivers Academy

learn to race like a

Champion

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FAQs

I’ve participated in Young Drive’s Academy before– should I sign up again?

We may be biased, but definitely yes! We are running a more structured program in 2021 so there’ll be new things to learn.Plus practice makes perfect when it comes to shaving seconds off your PB lap time.

Does everyone receive a t-shirt?

If you’ve enrolled in the full eight week term then we’ll have a t-shirt for you.

What’s the State of Origin Karting Competition?

Held in November in Sydney at our sister track, Fastlane Karting, the State of Origin championships will be a race format between the fastest karting kids from Fastlane and the best from each term of YDA at Le Mans. Entry is open to the winners of each term, and by invitation. More details to follow, please note whether this goes ahead will depend on Covid restrictions.

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