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Rookie Kart

Training wheels never looked so good

Our entry level racer is a great start for solo beginners. Capped at a maximum speed of 40km/h, the Rookie Kart is ideal for ages 6-11 ready to earn their racing stripes safely.

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Testimonial from Jamie Whincup

"Ace Karts isn’t just an entertainment venue, it's a motorsport venue. The guys are serious racing enthusiasts – from the front desk to the chassis engineers.

The karts and circuit are really well balanced and reach speeds as good as any other hire kart track I’ve been to.

No matter what your motorsport experience, Ace Karts has exactly what you need to get that motorsport thrill."

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Arrive and Drive

With a format modelled on real life motorsport, Arrive and Drive is as close to pro racing as karting gets.


Basic Racing

1 x 12min race session
18 laps avg. on track
13km avg. distance raced
12+ years


Most Popular

2 x 12min race sessions
36 laps avg. on track
25km avg. distance raced
12+ years


For Karting Enthusiasts

3 x 12min race sessions
54 laps avg. on track
38km avg. distance raced
12+ years


Adults and Kids

1 x 20min race session
30 laps avg. on track
21km avg. distance raced
12+ years
6 - 11 years

Exclusive Races

Racing's more fun with your crew. So call them up. Then call us up. Because at Ace Karts, we have Melbourne's premier private racing experience.

12 - 22 Drivers (Aged 18+)

Suzuka Package

Qualifying Race 10min
Main Race 15min
Avg. Distance 26.25km
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(50% Deposit)

Melbourne Package

Qualifying Race 10min
Race One 10min
Race Two 15min
Avg. Distance 36.75km
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(50% Deposit)

22 - 44 Drivers (Aged 18+)

Le Mans Package

Qualifying Race 10min
Slow Group Race 15min
Fast Group Race 15min
Avg. Distance 26.25km
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(50% Deposit)

Bathurst Package

Qualifying Race 20min
Main Race 40min
Avg, Distance 31.50km
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(50% Deposit)

Ideal for first-timers

  • We wanted to find the perfect kart for beginners to learn in. One that offered a real life racing experience without compromising on safety. There was just one problem – we couldn't find one we were 100% happy with.

    So we built it ourselves.

    Every one of our Rookie Karts is custom-built from scratch by our in-house race engineer. Because we want beginners' karts we'd happily put our own kids in. That meant building one that handles easily – in any conditions. Wet or dry. Day or night.

    The result? A finely-tuned beginner's kart that performs in perfect harmony with our track.

  • Safety first. But that doesn't mean fun comes last.

    The Rookie Kart is a great introduction to the Ace Karts real life racing experience. With a restricted engine, rookie drivers can push the engine down the straights – to a maximum of 40kmh. It gives young guns their shot at conquering our outdoor track at a safe speed.

  • The Rookie Kart's simple controls handle perfectly with minimal instruction. Colour-coded pedals are just one of its many built-in safety features:

    • Restricted to 40km/h
    • Roll bar
    • Side rail
    • Colour-coded pedals
    • Hydraulic brakes
    • Safety bar surrounding kart
    • Can be remote-controlled for safety

    Our race technician performs a rigorous pre and post-race safety check on every Rookie Kart. We don't start your race until we're positive every kart on the grid is 100% safe.

    A specially-marked Rookie Kart race line at the side of the track allows faster drivers to pass safely.

The Track

Experience real life racing

Outdoors. Under glowing floodlights. In the rain. Our track captures the excitement of real racing. And it means you'll race exactly as the racing gods intended – in all conditions.

A series of intensifying bends will test the limits of your cornering skills. And a 105m straight will push your kart to its capacity.

Learn more about our track