Have a go in karts this long weekend

ANYBODY from seniors to juniors can hop on a go-kart from this afternoon and the weekend.

Action starts from 3pm today until 7pm, 10am to 10pm tomorrow and 10am through to 2pm on Sunday.

Gladstone Karting Club publicity officer and owner operator of FASTKARTS John Grother said free passes are up for grabs.

"There will be competitions again with giveaways and prizes in the lead up to the event so keep following FASTKARTS to be in the running to win free double passes to FASTKARTS," he said.

He said the event caters for anyone who is interested in taking up the sport.

"It's basically to tell if people are interested in karts racing," Grother said.

There has been moderate interest in Grother's newly-formed FASTKARTS enterprise, but he hopes there will be more after this weekend.

"We want to make Gladstone home of course and want to use the already established facilities here," Grother said.

The business has drawn attention from various parts of Queensland from the coast to further inland.

"We have gone from Airlie Beach down to Bundaberg and inland to Emerald," Grother said.

"The ultimate goal is to develop further and to eventually introduce driver training in schools."

Closed shoes are required and cost is $25 for 15-minute rides along with a $5 license which is valid for one year.



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