Slideways Karting Academy
Having emerged from the original concept by Slideways owner Cam Wilson for the Junior Karting Academy, Slideways are now offering the ultimate Karting Academy training courses.
No longer are these courses offered just for the juniors, our new advanced programmed courses are available for all age brackets.
Prior bookings are essential, as grouping the appropriate age and skill levels together is imperative for maximising the productivity of courses for each participant. Standard Slideways Membership age/height requirements apply.
Slideways reserves the rights to alter days and times of these courses to best ‘group’ the participants involved.
Our team has a vast knowledge of motorsports with a combined 80 plus years of experience which shows in their work ethic and training. Since the launch of our Academy we have provided individuals with the confidence and knowledge to go on to higher levels of racing, from club level karting, to car racing in the Hyundai Excel Series and even had multiple drivers race in the Sodi World Series finals in Italy.
Each week we target specific aspects of an individuals driving which they can improve on and work with them providing detailed instruction…. As drivers progress the tutor will approve their progression to the next grade while “A Grade” is reserved for drivers who have won a Slideways race event.
Applicable to Adults/Juniors/Cadets
A Grade: SWS Series Competitor (Top 3 placegetter at an SWS event)
B Grade: SWS Series Competitor (Mid to Front pack regular runner at SWS event)
C Grade: Newcomer/Progressing (Rear pack runner SWS event, irregular participant)
D Grade: Newcomer/Beginners
Course Times and Pricing
Tuesday 4:30pm: A & B Grade Junior/Adults (Sodi GT4 karts only) $50 per person
Thursday 4:30pm: A & B Grade Cadets (Sodi LR4 karts only) $50 per person
Saturday 8am: C & D Grade Cadets (Sodi LR4 karts only) $70 per person
Saturday 9am: C & D Grade Junior/Adults (Sodi GT4 karts only) $70 per person
All karting academy sessions are 1hr duration (20mins on track & up to 40mins expert tuition)
PLEASE NOTE – bookings are essential! Please call (07) 5546 6566!
Criteria of the Academy
- Drivers should arrive 15 minutes prior to Grading Academy Start.
- All drivers (NO MATTER THE GRADING) are eligible to enter any Academy session with the full understanding of the below element.
- ONLY drivers in there correct relevant “Driver Graded” allocated session will have the dedication of the Academy Instructors during the session.
Meet the Mentors
Slideways Go Karting Australia’s owner Cam Wilson is an extremely well accomplished driver in his own right, having achieved various prestigious titles in both karting and car racing alike.
His passion in life involves everything to do with the motor racing industry.
Having started racing karts at 12 years of age, it wasn’t long before he progressed to the top Junior International category, and secured the first of his many state championship titles.
The first hire kart centre in QLD was established in 1992, then just 18 years of age, Cam’s passion for this industry was cemented and his goal has been to go above and beyond the normal expectations offered.
Nowadays, aside from running the busiest Hire Karting venues in Australia, Cam is also the ACKA (Australian Concessional Karting Association) Chairman, and the only approved industry representative on the working group committee (ME51) of Australian Standards.
He is the holder of multiple state and national championships in both karting and car racing alike, and has been a winner in every single category ever contested from karts to cars, including Australian Trans-Am and V8 Utes.
He is also a Guinness World Record holder having re set the benchmark in 2014 for endurance karting having achieved the greatest distance travelled at an indoor karting venue in 24 hours, racking up 604km in total.
Cam’s passion for racing is unquestionable, and this also shows in the people he recruits. For the academy alone his assistants are all well accomplished racers, enlisting the services of multiple state champions Josh Brown and Danial Goddard to name just a few.
Contact Us Now to Register
Please contact us to register your interest
specifying the following:
- Drivers full name, age, height & address, phone, email contact details
- Current average lap time achieved (if any)