Please find answers below to the most common questions that we are asked. If you cannot find the information you require, please contact the circuit.
Is Daytona Manchester open all year?
The circuit is open seven days a week throughout the year, except for Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Year’s Day.
What should I wear?
Please wear training shoes or similar. Do not wear high heels. We advise loose comfortable clothes that may be worn under the racesuit.
Do events run at night?
Yes. The venue operates until 12 midnight or later, if necessary, for pre-booked events.
Is there a restaurant or bar?
Yes, Daytona Manchester has a both a cafe and a licenced bar.
Do I need a driving licence?
No. You do not need a driving licence to race at Daytona. Every driver receives a full safety briefing and instruction on how to operate the karts.
Can I drink alcohol before I drive?
No, any person under the influence of alcohol or illicit substances may not drive.
Are spectators allowed?
Yes, although children must be supervised at all times. Please note that dogs are not permitted at the circuit at any time.
Are there minimum ages and heights for racing?
Yes – There are 3 age categories. Bambino – 5 to 7 years of age / Junior – 8 to 15 years of age / Adult – 14 years and above. Different age categories cannot drive together.
Basic height guidelines: Bambino Drivers must be at least 110cms tall (3 ft 8 inches). Junior Drivers must be a minimum of 125cms tall (4 feet 1 inch), and Adult Drivers a minimum of 142cms tall (4 feet 8 inches).
Anyone under 16 attending the venue must be accompanied by a parent or other responsible adult at all times. Please contact us if you are unsure about any height or age restrictions.
Can Daytona provide racing for disabled drivers?
We can fit hand controls to race karts for drivers who are DVLA licenced to drive a hand-control car. Please note that availability is limited so you should discuss your requirements with a Daytona representative.
Can I arrive late for a race event?
No, all events commence with a safety briefing and practice laps. If you miss the briefing or practice, you cannot race. We do not refund race fees for late arrivals.
Can I put up banners etc. during my event?
Only with consent. Please discuss this when booking or confirming the details of your event.
Is safety equipment provided?
Yes, we provide all safety equipment that is required for Hire Drivers. All drivers should wear trainers or similar flat soled shoes and comfortable clothing.
Can I wear my own safety equipment?
Drivers may supply their own safety equipment but it must be approved by the Race Director. Helmets and any other equipment must be to the appropriate standard. Full face helmets with a visor and appropriate approvals (BS type A) must be used. Racesuits must cover the driver from neck to wrist to ankle and be of appropriate construction for racing. Daytona does not accept any liability for any loss of such equipment or any injury caused where the driver’s own safety equipment may have contributed to the injury.
Can I just turn up and race?
Although drivers can turn up speculatively wishing to drive on the day, availability cannot be guaranteed, so it is advisable to book in advance.
Do the circuits operate in all conditions?
Daytona Manchester is a centrally heated, indoor venue and we operate in all conditions.
Are car parking facilities available?
Yes, Daytona’s car parking facilities are free of charge to customers.
What classes of karts are allowed at Daytona’s circuit?
Only karts provided by Daytona may be raced at Daytona Manchester