As soon as you mention Indoor Karting to anyone assuming that they have never been to an Indoor Kart circuit, their immediate reply is always "my kids would enjoy that" they seem to have this fixed idea that karting is for children, either that or they have given up on enjoyment for themselves! If you have not experienced the thrills and excitement of Indoor Karting we would strongly recommend that you give it a try. The Karts themselves are powered by 200 c.c. Honda engines and can reach speeds of up to 40 m.p.h. but because you are riding only inches above the track it can seem like 140 m.p.h. The new track at Kylemore with flyovers and underpasses is now open. You can just book a session of either 10, 15, 20 or 25 minutes duration and join in with others in what we term a practice session and while this is good fun and gives the driver an opportunity to sample driving a kart, with a computerised print-out of his/her lap times and average speeds achieved, it cannot compare to competing in an actual race meeting. We would recommend that you bring along your own group and book an exclusive race meeting. We cater for groups from 6 to 60 in number at Kylemore Karting, on Killeen Road, just off the Naas Road in West Dublin. There are two types of race meetings, the Championship Race at a cost of €45 per driver and the Full Grand Prix race at €50 per driver. Discounts are offered to groups of 20 and over. A mini Endurance race for up to 8 drivers costs €45 per driver.
WHAT DO I NEED TO WEAR?
Casual clothes are recommended and flat shoes particularly for ladies, we supply race suits which you can slip on over your own clothes and helmets and gloves are provided Drivers with long hair are required to tuck same into their helmet or suit.
HOW LONG WILL THE RACE MEETING TAKE?
This will depend on the number of competitors in the group, following the check-in, practice and briefing which normally takes about 20 minutes a race for 20 drivers can take about 2 hours to run and up to three and a half hours for 60 drivers. Normally the full Grand Prix can take up to 20 minutes extra.
DO YOU HAVE ANY TRANSPORT AVAILABLE?
Private Coach Hire available from anywhere in Dublin, contact Paul, from Dublin Transfers for a very reasonable quote on 086 2510 756.
Public bus services 18 and 79 to Kylemore Road and the 151 from College Green to the Nangor Road.
SUPPOSING I DON'T LIKE IT OR CAN'T DO IT?
If after your practice session you do not want to participate in the race we will give you an immediate no quibble money back guarantee, we can afford to do this as is so rarely happens!
WILL I BE COMPETITIVE AS I HAVE NEVER DRIVEN A KART BEFORE?
We recommend that you listen attentively to our pre-race briefing, it is surprising easily and great fun provided you know the correct way to drive your kart. The whole secret is to slow down into the corners and fast out, the speed out of a corner determines the speed down the straight and it is the speed on the straights that give good lap times. Avoid sliding out the tail of the kart, because in so doing all you achieve is to scrub off speed and lose acceleration.
HOW DO I GO ABOUT RUNNING A RACE FOR MY OWN GROUP?
Simply get a group of between 6 - 60 drivers and ring (01) 6261444 either track and book a date and time suitable for your group. The circuit will require a €100 booking fee and all major credit cards are accepted. We recommend where each driver in the group will be paying for him/herself, that a small deposit of say €10 be collected from each person by the organiser and retained by him/her, this avoids people pulling out of the group at a late stage. While we ask for an approximate number of drivers in each race to be advised when booking we only charge for the number of drivers who actually show up for the race, subject to minimum charge of €250. To book a race at Kylemore Karting ring 626 1444. The circuit is open from 11a.m. weekdays and 10amSaturdays and Sundays till late 7 days a week. For more details see our colour brochure.