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Ace Karts Leads the Pack in Adrenaline with Safety

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Melbourne, November 20, 2010: Motorsport's popularity comes from its inherent danger; sports that don’t carry such a high risk of serious injury simply don’t provide the same adrenaline rush. However, one Melbourne go karting centre, Ace Karts, is ensuring that drivers as young as 6 years old can join in on the fun with industry-leading safety levels.

Ace Karts has achieved gold accreditation under the industry-specific safety body LeisureNet Australia, and is using their comprehensive precautions to open up go karting to an audience that is usually left by the sidelines.

Ace Karts, a leading Melbourne go karting centre, is using their industry-leading gold safety accreditation to open up the popular motorsport to children as young as 6 with confidence.

Ace Karts holds obtained a gold accreditation for its fifth consecutive year under the LeisureNet Australasia safety framework. Gold accreditation is gained after an extensive screening and improvement process, including:

- Site review by LeisureNet assessor - Written report outlining how a centre measures up against stringent safety criteria - Implementation of improvements recommended by LeisureNet - Periodic reviews to maintain accreditation

"As with all forms of motorsport the safety requirements in go karting are constantly being improved ... the recent crash that Mark Webber had at Valencia was an excellent example of the efforts to improve safety in motorsports. Thankfully he was able to walk away with very minor bumps and scratches but it may have been a very different story if that happened 10 to 15 years ago. We Work to the same type of stringent standards in a go karting context," said Steve Milner, marketing manager at Ace Karts.

"Our large open circuit, 3 levels of karts to meet different age requirements and additional safety measures mean kids as young as 6 can safely drive their own karts here, where many other centres only cater to drivers in their teens or older." Mr Milner continued.

"We love seeing the young kids get to have a go rather than being left on the sidelines," Mr. Milner finished.