Rennison, a past karting
champion is a fully qualified ARKS instructor with many
years experience in karting at both Club level and National level.
Lee is available to conduct ARKS tests on the following days:-
Cadets: Monday to Saturday
Tkm/100cc/Easykart and Rotax: Friday and Saturday
(All tests are by appointment
For further information or to book an appointment, please contact
remember to purchase your ARKS pack
before booking a test
available through http://shop.msauk.org/product_details.asp?id=4030
Before any driver can start Kart racing he/she must hold a kart licence issued by
the MSA, the Motor Sports Association, the sport’s governing body. A full ‘starter pack is
available from the MSA including all you need to start a career in motor-sport or just to
have fun at Club Level. Starter packs are also available through the Clay Pigeon Kart
To obtain a licence the driver must first pass a test of competence, both in driving skills and
knowledge of the safety rules, including the use of flag signals - an effective way for race
officials to communicate with drivers during the race. Drivers also need to demonstrate knowledge
of the role of officials and the general rules of the sport. All rules governing the sport are
published, and updated, each year by the MSA.
Drivers may practice on many Kart circuits without a licence, but this will be needed when the
decision is made to start racing.
To participate in a Kart race meeting, once the driver has received his/her licence, he/she must be
a member of an MSA Kart Club- it is usual to join the club at which the driver will race most
often. Club officials will be delighted to talk with you about membership
On the day of a race meeting, drivers and teams will typically arrive at about 7.30a.m. Drivers
will report to the Club and sign on which involves signing an indemnity and acceptance of the Club
regulations. Drivers will also collect a copy of the race order and grid positions for the day.
He/she will then attend scrutineering where the driver’s kart is checked for safety.
The Clerk of the Course will give a briefing, which all drivers attend as a mandatory requirement.
This provides drivers with essential safety items relevant to the circuit and for the day’s
Each driver competes in heats where, in most cases, starting positions will be decided in advance
of the race meeting. The finishing positions in these heats will determine starting positions for
the finals, the main race of the day for which trophies are presented. Points are awarded for
finishing positions in heats and/or finals. These points determine the overall championship
positions for the year in each class of racing.