The purpose of this class is a progression for Novice drivers or entry of drivers that are in the year of 9th birthday to end of Year of 12th birthday. The engine power is increased to give the drivers a greater level of performance.
Approx. Power – 10hp.

Rookie Apparel

As from the 2019 Karting New South Wales rule book

  • Mandatory Rib Protectors
  • Neck braces and chest protectors are recommended for all Drivers.
  • Full face approved helmet
  • One piece driving suit with full length sleeves and trousers
  • Full fingered gloves
  • Abrasion resistant shoes to cover ankles
Rookie Chassis

Chassis eligibility states a minimum wheelbase of 880mm. More common chassis used is a 900mm, newer chassis have wheelbase adjusters that will allow you to change the wheel base out to 940mm.The chassis should be manufactured from 28mm tube which suits lighter weight karts and drivers. The Rookies use a 30mm hollow rear axle that is designed for use with drivers in the 6-12 age group. There are many manufacturers of these ‘Cadet Karts’, you can choose from Arrow, Deadly, Monaco, CRG, Tony Kart, Kosmic, Ricciardo and many more. We suggest you look for a brand that is commonly raced in the Griffith Kart Club, this will ensure availability of spare parts and advice from other experienced club members.

Rookie Engines

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The class can use The Yamaha KT100J engine fitted with a restrictor Even though this class can use the Yamaha KT100J, it is a good idea to consider the Vortex Mini-Rok. We have seen this engine on-track racing the KT100J and the Mini-Rok is significantly faster and will provide the driver with a competitive engine. Cadet 12 is the highest class you can use the Vortex Mini-Rok for. When progressing to the next class (Junior) this engine is not used.

  • The Vortex Mini Rok is a world class engine manufactured by the OTK Kart Group.
  • Vortex Mini Rok engine is a very reliable engine. Its specifications have remained the same since the engine was introduced to the world market 12 years ago.
  • Vortex Mini Rok is a 60 cc air cooled engine specifically designed for Karting.
  • Engine weight is 18kg including all components and accessories.
  • The engine is compatible with all chassis’, is easy to operate and maintain with long life between rebuilds and freshen up maintenance.
  • Australia will be the 19th country to adopt the Vortex Mini Rok engine as a control engine for under age classes of competition.
  • The Vortex Mini Rok engine is able to be used in both Novice and Rookie Classes with minimal cost and minor changes.
  • The engine power is reduced or increased simply by using or not using an exhaust restrictor.
Rookie Tyres

As per Karting New South Wales rule book