Sat, Mar 23 - Sun, Mar 24, 2019

SIMA 2019 New Junior Driver Seach

Sumas Int'l Motorsports Academy

About this event

Welcome to the 2019 SIMA New Junior Driver Search
Register your child to compete for one of ten scholarships to race in the 2019 SIMA Summer Series. Winners will be appointed their own kart and racewear to compete in the Kid Kart class category. Registration fees are applicable. 

How does the shoot-out work?
Participants will work one on one with SIMA's instructors through a series of stations. With safety first, the participants comfort levels will guide their pace and progress. Judges will be looking or driving skills, ability to follow instruction, emotional regulation, and overall attitude. Children must be between the ages of 5-7 years old with no previous karting experience. Shoot is free. $10 insurance bands are applicable to driver and accompanies family members


Event requirements

SIMA is very excited to offer the fifth annual New Junior Driver Program. We appreciate the interest in our program and invite you to contact us if you have any further questions regarding the shoot out or the racing program itself. We can be reached at or by calling Claudia Carpentier at 360-988-5104. Please read the the following information before proceeding. 

  • The shootout will be rescheduled in case of rain.
  • A couple of weeks prior to the shootout, you will receive a confirmation email with your appointed day and time slot.
  • Each driver must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Driver must be between the ages of 5-7 years old between the months of April to October of 2019.
  • Driver must not have any kart racing experience.
  • Shoot out is free. $10 insurance band is applicable to driver and accompanied family members. 

If my child wins a scholarship, what are the additional registration fee's that apply?
By winning one of the ten scholarships, your child will be offered a complete racing kart package, racewear, consumables and general maintenance  to use in the SIMA Summer Series and practice sessions. This is valued at approximately $4000 per child. Registration fees for the 7 races and 7 practice sessions are $700 plus taxes. No refunds will be granted for missed races and sessions. Price includes insurance passes for driver only. 

When and where are the races held?
The races are all held at SIMA. The races will be held in conjunction with the 2019 SIMA Series (Club Races) and one Gold Cup Race (Regional Race). The SIMA Series race days are an all day Saturday event and the Gold Cup event is a Saturday, Sunday event. The Kid Kart class will run in between other classes from approximately 12:00pm to 4:30pm. Due to the popularity of this shoot out and SIMA's investment, each child is expected to attend every race and practice event. The schedule of events are listed below:

Practice Dates:
90 Minute Practice Sessions5:00pm-6:30pm

April 4
April 18
May 2
May 16
May 30
June 20
July 18
July 25
August 15
September 5
September 19

Race Dates:
May 4
June 8
June 29
August 3-4
September 7
October 5 & Banquet


Sumas Int'l Motorsports Academy

Sumas, WA


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