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Karting North East

Hangmans Lane, Sunderland, Northumberland SR3 2PR

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Track length: 1200m | Opening times: 0900 - 2100h

outdoor track
racewear provided
lockers available
male & female changing
vending machines / snacks
cooked meals available
conference / corporate facilities
trophies awarded for race winners
single engine karts

Karting North East is one of the ‘classic’ outdoor venues and should be on everyone’s list of circuits to race on. The track has been extended over the years to a full 1200 metres and boasts a billiard-table smooth surface and a wide range of challenging corners.
Only the weather will spoil your fun as this is Sunderland after all! Expect it to be a bit windy but on fine days it is THE place to race. It is also floodlit so the action goes on until 21:00hrs and the friendly staff are on hand to show you the ropes.

Karting North East

From the A19 take the Durham Road southbound towards Houghton-Le-Spring and turn left at the petrol station. At the top of the road turn right into Hangman’s Lane and the track is just on your right.

View and book activities at this track:


Hire kart practice (30 min)

30-minute open session (non-exclusive) usin Sodi 390cc karts

Minimum age: 14 | Price: £49.00 (pp)


Grand Prix (Midweek)

Fifteen minutes practice/qualifying followed by a 30-minute non-stop race

Minimum age: 16 | Minimum 12 people | Price: £60.00 (pp)


Grand Prix (Weekend)

Fifteen minutes practice/qualifying plus a 30-minute non-stop race

Minimum age: 16 | Minimum 10 people | Price: £67.00 (pp)


Iron Man

Fifteen minutes practice/qualifying plus a non-stop 45-minute race

Minimum age: 16 | Minimum 12 people | Price: £79.00 (pp)


Corporate Events, Stag or Hen parties, Team Building

Team building days, office parties, corporate events and conference entertainment are all catered for at this venue.

Minimum age: 16 | Minimum 10 people | Price: £POA

Full track details:

There is an outdoor track, which is floodlit.
The site is well signposted from the nearest road.

The karts

Make of karts currently used: Sodi 390cc
Maximum number of karts allowed on circuit: 30
Kart engine types available: single engine
Karts are: gas powered

Competition facilities

Minimum number of karts required for an event: 6
Make of computer timing system: Clubspeed

Juniors / family information

Minimum driver age: 14 yrs
Minimum driver height: 135cm
There is a separate cadet/junior circuit.
The venue runs specific junior birthday packages.
The venue has an up-to-date Risk Assessment.

Food, Drink, Facilities

The venue provides cooked meals and has vending machines.
There are conference facilities for 50.
There are separate male and female changing rooms on site.


They run tuition or training sessions.
There is a kart/spares shop on site.
Minimotos (mini-motorbikes) are allowed on the circuit.

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Please note:
We reserve the right to vary any price at any time to take account of
a. Any alterations in the specifications upon which the reservation is based;
b. Any variation in the original reservation made at our request;
c. Any extra cost borne by us as a result of any government legislation or EU regulation.

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