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Jim Hall Kart Racing School

The warmth of the sun reflecting off the sand. The heat of the engine revving right beside you. The beat of your heart in your chest as you pound through the curves. Welcome to the Jim Hall Kart Racing School, the most renowned karting school in America at the only paved beachside race track in America. You bring the sunscreen. We'll fuel the adrenaline

THE SCHOOL-Established in 1982 by double World Karting Champion Jim Hall II, Ventura's Jim Hall Kart Racing School is the longest-running and most recognized karting school in America. At Jim Hall, we have taught over 29,000 students the art and science - to say nothing of the pure thrill-of motor racing. With half-day to 4-day courses and even a full championship race series available, there's a class for every driver. No matter whether you're looking to enjoy the experience of a lifetime or hoping to shave the last tenth off your lap time.

THE TRACK-A serpentine series or hairpins, s-curves and high-speed straights winding through natural sand dunes, the Jim Hall track is the only coastal road course in North America. There are two challenging configurations to test kart and driver to their limits. And a uniquely privileged location on the Southern California coastline for ideal racing year-round.

THE KARTS-No suspension. No spoilers. Pure racing Machines distilled to the bare essentials. Start in 80-mph Sprint Karts to master technique. Then leap to 90-mh Shifter Karts. From 0-60 in under six seconds and clutchless sequential shifting, they're called the "closest thing to Formula One" for good reason.

THE INSTRUCTION-Led by Jim Hall II, our staff brings over 30 years of experience into the classroom and out to the track. Our instructors don't only teach, however-they race. This real-world experience translates to you as real results. Teaching is tailored to your level of skill and confidence. Class size is limited to ensure every student benefits from personal attention. And safety is stressed from the beginning, with much of the first day program dedicated to learning safety procedures. In fact, the Jim Hall Kart Racing School is rated in the same category of insurance as tennis and golf schools.

  • Half-day to 4-day courses
  • Sprint karts and shifter karts
  • Arrive-and-drive race series
  • Corporate and team building programs
  • Special package rates
  • Gift Certificates available
  • Safety gear provided
  • Open year-round, seven days a week
  • Classes $150-$1295

Minimum age 13 years, minimum height 5' tall, maximum height 6'7", maximum weight 250-lbs.

In the case of minors, the speed of the karts is modified.

Advance registration required. 805-654-1329

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