Karting for Adults

Choose from our exhilarating Open Races, perfect for those looking to dive straight into the action.

Or elevate your experience with our Championships, designed for the more competitive and experienced drivers.

For ages 16+ years and older.

Select an Event

30-Minute Session

Experience the adrenaline rush as you navigate our challenging circuit in just half an hour.

Open Races

Open Races

From sprints, grand prixs, endurance races and special events, each race offers unforgettable moments on the track.


Our Pro, Sprint, and Endurance Series offer a thrilling array of competitions for racing enthusiasts.

How to Progress

Not sure where to start, or where to go next? Our pathway for Adults begins with 30-Minute Sessions, followed by Open Races and the battle for gold in the Championships.





30-Minute Session

Embark on your journey at Buckmore Park with a 30-minute session, where you'll acquaint yourself with the twists and turns of our renowned circuit.





Open Races

As your skills flourish, progress to our open races, where the thrill intensifies as you compete against fellow enthusiasts. With each lap, you'll hone your technique, gaining the confidence needed to tackle our championships.





Team Endurance

These high-stakes events are the highlight of our racing calendar. At Buckmore Park, every corner conquered, every acceleration mastered, propels you closer to the podium glory of our endurance races.

Common Questions

How do I choose which event is right for me?

First, be totally honest with yourself.

Don't overestimate your stamina or ability. Karting on a proper outdoor circuit in fast karts is very physical. We grade our events by star ratings, one star being entry level, right up to five stars for the near-semi-professional.

We offer both sprint races (several short races) and endurance events (one long continuous race).

Take a look at the star ratings before you narrow down your choice and if in doubt, drop a level to see how you get on. It's far better to win a two star event than to be lapped several times in a four star race! You can then move up the ladder at your own pace.

Do you have height and weight limits?

The minimum height for our adult karts is 5'0" (152.4cm) and the maximum height is 6'8" (203.2cm).

The minimum height for our junior karts is 4’2" (127cm) and the maximum height is 6’ (183cm).

Our karts are very adjustable, both the pedals and the seat can be adjusted, but there are obviously limitations.

The minimum height is stated above but maximum sizes are far harder to stipulate. Normally, heights up to 6’8” (205cm) will fit although comfort levels will be reduced.

Weight limits are a far more difficult issue as shape is perhaps more important than a simple maximum weight. Some drivers are ‘wedge’ shaped with the widest measurement being at the shoulders. Others are ‘pear’ shaped so despite being the same weight as a ‘wedge’ shaped driver, the ‘pear’ shaped driver may have difficulty fitting the kart seat.

Most people are aware of likely problems and so we would urge anyone with a doubt to contact us before their proposed visit. We are more than happy to arrange for you to try the karts for size prior to your visit.

Do I need a driving licence?

No, you do not need a driving licence but you must be at least 16* years old and abide by our terms and conditions.

*Drivers under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who will be required to countersign the drivers indemnity form.

Is karting safe?

At Buckmore Park our number one priority is the safety of everyone on site. Our karts and circuit are maintained to a high standard and very regularly inspected by the Motor Sport Association, the National Karting Association and indeed the Environmental Health inspector.

We provide all necessary safety wear and give comprehensive safety briefings. Listening to the safety briefing and heeding the instructions is the part you play in keeping the event safe and enjoyable.

However, as with all activities, unavoidable accidents can happen even in the best regulated events.

How long does a lap take?

There is no precise time for how long a lap of the circuit will take. Experienced drivers can achieve lap times in the region of 50 seconds, but in varying conditions a lap can take over a minute.

Events taking place on the shorter National circuit are nearer 35 seconds per lap.

Fast lap-times are far less important than keeping the kart pointing in the right direction – remember the hare and the tortoise!


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