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Want to add some speed to your school holiday fun?  Head to the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit Go Kart track and take on our challenge, to “Slam-Dunk Daniella’s Go Kart Record” in our new French Sodi RT8 Evo2 Go Karts which have just arrived from Europe.


So who is the fleet-footed Daniella?  She’s the Phillip Island Karting Queen and in years of go karting at the Island, it is none other than Daniella Daniels, the 23 year old pre-school teacher from Narre Warren North, who heads the record books for hot lap times in the Sodi karts.


Bedding down the Go Karts this week, we called on Daniella to put the new four wheel machines to the test.  She managed a best lap time of 47.419 seconds on the 750 metre Phillip Island Go Kart track which is a replica of the world famous Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit.


“I just love go karting, it’s a passion of mine. I grew up with older brothers and our life was all about cars and bikes and going fast.  I’ve never done driver training, I just get out there and go!” said Daniella.


“The new go karts are super special and as the holidays go on, they’ll get run it and they’ll pick up even more pace.   It’s a ton of fun and I can’t wait to get back on track.”


So speedsters, that’s your mark – 47.419 s.   As of today, Daniella sits on the top of the Honour Board, but your holiday mission is to slam-dunk her time and see your name lead the charge.


Phillip Island Go Karts is open every day of the school holidays, so you have from now till October 8 to make your mark, and there’s daily prizes to be won.

Each day the fastest competitor, will win 2 x 10 minute Go Kart sessions.


Set the fastest time of the two week school holidays and beat Daniella’s 47.419s mark and you’ll bolt to the top of the podium, be graced with the title of Phillip Island’s Go Kart King or Queen and win 2 x 10 minute sessions for you and two mates.


The new Sodi RT8 Evo2 Go Karts feature Honda GX 270 cc engines, bump out 9 horsepower and once bedded down, will hit top speeds of 65kph.


Other improvements including new easy to use seat adjusters, a higher front blade for greater safety, a new roll bar, seatbelt and body work and a reinforced steering column.


With state-of-the-art seats and pedals fitted, the Go Karts can be custom fit for drivers, but you have to be 12 and over 140cm in height to drive.

Go Karting at Phillip Island is super fun for adrenalin junkies through to novices.   Drivers can race the clock or one another and push out a series of hot laps in their quest to set the day’s fastest lap.  Lap time print outs are provided for each racer.  Times can even be posted to a driver’s own Facebook site, allowing any top gun to enjoy maximum bragging rights.


Phillip Island Go Karts sits above the circuit’s famous Southern Loop and overlooks Bass Straight.   Accessed through the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit Visitor Centre, it’s open from 9.30am till 5pm every day of the holidays.  No bookings are required.


Go Kart sessions are run in 10 minute blocks, starting at $35.00 for 1 x 10 minute session, $60.00 for 2 x 10 minute sessions and $80.00 for 3 x 10 minute sessions.  For further information go to