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Hi folks

Finally got my boy on the track, all be it in a 2 seater with me driving, but he loved it and think he's got the bug... so where do we start?
My son is 6, so the local hire tracks wont let him on track and to be honest, i think i'd prefer if I could get him on a very slow kart as he's fearless (and the wife would kill me...).
We've been looking at karting schools, but being in Newcastle, there isn't any local (Warden Law is our local proper track), so if we're to travel, can anyone recommend any schools for a total novice?
I've also looked at buying a kart, but so many to choose from on the second hand market (and i'm clueless...), so what should i be looking for as a starter?
Many many thanks in advance
Craig
 
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Im not from up north, so I donโ€™t know any karting schools that way.

As your son is 6 years old, he will be classed as a bambino. There are a few Bambino classes but the official one is the Comer c50 class. Teeside has a massive bambino following so give them a look.

Regards karts for bambino, Wright Kart and Project 1 are the best ones going (infact they are a copy of each other). The new generation c50g (g - green tag) is the motor to be on.

They also use a all weather tyre
 
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Im not from up north, so I donโ€™t know any karting schools that way.

As your son is 6 years old, he will be classed as a bambino. There are a few Bambino classes but the official one is the Comer c50 class. Teeside has a massive bambino following so give them a look.

Regards karts for bambino, Wright Kart and Project 1 are the best ones going (infact they are a copy of each other). The new generation c50g (g - green tag) is the motor to be on.

They also use a all weather tyre
Thanks Wolemid,

I'll take a look at Teesside and those karts ๐Ÿ‘
 
Indeed as said Bambino is the class to look into. Well worth checking out your local club/track and having a nose round on race day etc. You should also be able to find a team/shop which can set you up for the day in a Bambino for a test session.

Don't jump into buying anything, get a feel for it first to see if you guys like it.
 
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I'd speak to Paul & Kat at Teesside as they run a cadet academy and it's a great track. Very helpful people and nice guys.
Just drop them a line at Teesside Autodrome
 
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Thanks folks, much appreciated :)
 
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