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 Sandown Park open all year?
The circuit is open seven days a week throughout the year, except for Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.
What should I wear?
Please wear training shoes or similar. We advise loose comfortable clothes that may be worn under the racesuit.
Do events run at night?
Yes, the circuits are floodlit
Is there a restaurant or bar?
No, but food can be pre-booked at Daytona Sandown Park. Drinks and snacks are available on site.
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 will not be permitted to drive.
Are spectators allowed?
Yes – although children must be supervised at all times. Please note that dogs are not permitted at the circuits at any time.
Are there any age or height restrictions 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 in our SODI karts and 16 years and over for our DMAX karts. We will consider allowing very experienced drivers aged 14 or 15 to drive in our DMAX karts subject to proof of said experience and subject to approval being sought and gained in advance.
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).
Children 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?
Yes – we can fit hand controls to race karts for drivers who are DVLA licenced to drive a hand-control car (pre-booking is required). Please discuss your requirements with a Daytona representative.
Can I arrive late for a race event?
No – All events commence with a mandatory 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 your requirements with a Daytona representative.
Do Daytona supply safety gear?
Yes, we provide all necessary safety equipment.
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?
Drivers can turn up speculatively wishing to drive on the day but a place cannot be guaranteed. It is therefore advisable to book in advance.
Do the circuits operate in all conditions?
The circuit will operate in all conditions other than severe snow, fog and lightning.
Are car parking facilities available?
Yes, there is free parking.