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LICENCING:  All drivers must belong to a kart club and may then apply to the state body for a licence. The first three meetings are run on a 'P' plate and start from the rear of the grid. Observers and Officials pay careful attention to the driving of  the  'P'  competitors  and  after satisfactory completion of each meeting the officials will sign the driver's licence. After successful competition of three meetings, drivers spend a further meeting under the supervision of a corner flag steward getting a close appreciation of other drivers and the flag rules. The driver then is granted a full licence.
SCRUTINEERING: Prior to the start of each meeting, all karts are inspected for compliance with safety and class regulations. All classes have a minimum weight limit for the kart and driver and post race weigh-ins and motor inspections are a feature of all meetings.

These classes have very strict rules and regulations to limit the costs involved in competing and the mechanical knowledge required to be competitive.
MIDGETS - The purpose of this class is to teach young people to drive karts of restricted performance and limited costs. Ages 7-10 yrs.
ROOKIES -Ages 11 - 13 years. Kart engines are restricted and use the same model as the juniors. AKA manual covers the acceptable alterations.
JUNIORS -Ages 14 - 17 years. The NATIONAL CLASS for young drivers utilises a hard compound (slow wearing) tyre and a reliable Yamaha KT100J  lOOcc engine. With tyres that last 6-8 meetings and motors that need infrequent rebuilds, it is a very economical class to run and allows the drivers to learn the skills of motor sport without the technical worries of advanced classes.
SENIORS -17 years and over. NATIONAL CLASS - Engines are restricted to Yamaha KT100J which must be maintained in standard form. Tyres are restricted to a hard compound rubber to give longer life, low cost racing. This class is particularly suitable to newcomers to the sport.
CLUBMAN CLASS - Engines are restricted to the Yamaha KT100S and also one brand of hard compound tyre. This motor gives slightly higher performance than that in the national class and is subject to limited alteration from original stock condition. This class is also suitable to new drivers allowing them to learn the basics of driving without the complications of motor and tyre variables.

FORMULA 100 - Allows a choice of motors employing a reed valve arrangement. These motors can be modified to a higher degree offering more power and the class uses a designated tyre.
INTERNATIONAL - This is the open or elite class in karting with motors allowed full modifications and tyres are unrestricted. This class is known around the world for the sports top karters and is a world championship class. 
JUNIOR CLUBMAN - for junior drivers who have achieved a "B" grade licence, and Clubman regulations apply to engine and tyres.
JUNIOR INTERNATIONAL - for those who have advanced to a "B" grade licence, and in this class a range highly modified engines can be used with the nominated tyre for that class.


DIRT KART -Similar to sprint, but raced on a clay track.
SUPER KART - Water/Air cooled with gearbox and race on road circuit.
SPEEDWAY KART-Modified karts raced on oval circuit.
From time to time rule changes occur regarding ages, weights and engines. Check with the current ruling in the Karting Manual or contact your State Secretary
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