Gladstone Kart Club vice president Brad Fleetwood and Craig Butler are ready for the club’s come and try day on Sunday.
Gladstone Kart Club vice president Brad Fleetwood and Craig Butler are ready for the club’s come and try day on Sunday. Luka Kauzlaric

Have a need for speed? Here's your chance to take to track

REV heads start your (little) engines. The Gladstone Kart Club is opening its gates for a come and try event on Sunday.

Club spokesman Craig Butler said the club, which has about 120 members, expected up to 40 people to attend the event at the South Trees Drive, Gladstone, track from 10am to 2pm.

"No experience is needed. There will be club members on hand to help and guide the drivers on the day," Mr Butler said.

"The safety equipment (helmets, gloves, suits) will be supplied but people attending will require enclosed shoes.

"Drivers need to be seven years or older, and both males and females are able to drive."

There will be a canteen operating, and kart club members will be able to answer any questions on the day.

There also will be some second-hand karts for sale.

"Anyone wishing to have a drive just needs to show up, sign a safety form then they'll be run through a quick safety introduction then their allowed on the track," Mr Butler said.

"And it's free of charge."



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