Frequently Asked Questions

Circuit & Facilities

Where is the circuit located?

It is located in an ideal and peaceful area of the Staffordshire countryside, surrounded by fields and country lanes. Our circuit is located on the Fradley industrial estate, just off the A38 towards Burton-Upon-Trent.

Can you overtake?

Yes, you can overtake. There is plenty of room on our circuit to encourage overtaking as well as fair and clean racing. Something you won’t find at indoor ‘mickey-mouse’ tracks.

How big are the circuits?

The International circuit is approximately 450m. The Family Circuit is around 400m in length.

Are spectators allowed?

Yes. Our circuits have paddock areas which offer great views of the tracks, easy access to drinks machines and hot or cold food in our cafe and heated spectator buildings.

Please be aware that animals are not permitted within the circuit grounds.

Do you have catering facilities?

We have a number of vending machines, coffee machine and snacks available on-site.

Hot or cold catering for events can be arranged by prior arrangement.

Can I bring my own food?

Only food purchased on site may be consumed on the premises.

We do permit birthday cakes and party bags by prior arrangement.

Is there parking?

Parking is available on site, free of charge.

What are your opening times?

We have no limitations or time restrictions on our track, enabling Karting from early morning to late at night, all year round.

Do you allow mini moto / pit bikes?

Mini-motos and pit bikes are permitted on our circuit subject to arrangement.

To discuss your requirements, please call us or get in touch via our contact page.

Karts

What is the minimum age?

It varies on what event you intend to do/have booked. As a guide though, the minimum ages are as follows:
Race Events: 14yrs
Sunday Saver and Monday Madness: 12 yrs
Practice Sessions: 8yrs
Children’s Parties: 8yrs
Mini Motos: 10yrs
See the relevant section on the site or brochure for more information.

Are there any restrictions on who can use the karts?

The Sodi GT4 karts can only be used by persons aged 12 years and older, with a minimum height of 1.3m. Please note this is different to Race Events, where the minimum age is 14 years.

What karts do you use?

We use 200cc Biz Senior Karts for adults with 120cc Junior Biz Karts for 8-12 year olds on our Family Circuit for practice sessions and children’s parties. We use Sodi GT4 Karts on our International Circuit for practice sessions and organised race events.

How fast do the karts go?

Our Karts are capable of over 40mph. May not seem that fast, but it is when your sitting less than an inch away from the ground!

Can I bring my own kart?

Unfortunately not, as we are not insured for people to bring their own Karts.

Do you use electric karts?

No, we don’t. Our petrol powered 4-stroke race Karts are much quicker and more reliable than those inferior slow electric Karts you see at other circuits.

Equipment

What equipment do you provide?

The cost of your event includes race suits, helmets and gloves. We will also provide wet-weather rain suits if appropriate.

All drivers must wear a balaclava when using Midland Karting’s helmets. The cost of a balaclava is not included in the event cost.

Single-use paper balaclavas may be purchased for 50p or, alternatively, a reusable cotton balaclava can be purchased for £2.50. Drivers may bring their own balaclavas.

Do I need special clothing?

No special clothes are needed although we suggest you wear older clothes and appropriate footwear such as trainers and soft flat shoes. Open-toed shoes/sandals or high-heels shall not be permitted.

Can I bring my own racewear?

We are happy to allow drivers to wear their own helmets, race suits, gloves, boots etc.

Helmets must be full-faced. Moto-cross helmets require chin-piece and goggles.

What happens if it rains?

If it rains, you’re likely to get wet..!

We do provide full wet-weather race suits free of charge for inclement weather, including if the circuit is wet but it is no longer raining.

You are advised to wear appropriate clothing to suit the temperature!