Daytona Sandown Park

Daytona Sandown Park, Esher: Hours, Address, Daytona Sandown Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Daytona Sandown Park
4.5
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9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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London and Surrey's Premier Karting Venue - Daytona Sandown Park is the only MSA licenced and NKA Approved circuit inside the M25. The 900 metre circuit can be split into two Junior Circuits that are perfect for Birthday Parties and Junior Arrive&Drive. Adults can race in Daytona's superb Sodi RT8 Karts that are capable of 50mph or the high performance Dmax 125cc Two Stroke Karts that exceed 70mph. Book online or call us for more information.
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Paul Veitch
London, UK8 contributions
My son races in the cadet racing series and I decided he needed some help with his lines, overtaking and defending so booked one-on-one tuition with Simon. He had the track to himself with Simon, so very focused training.

I sent onboard video from previous races to Simon before the training which he watched and then came with practical recommendations on how my son could improve. They had lots of off-track discussions, on track monitoring, advice, and then went out together to check and improve from there.

Simon is very helpful, focuses on the specifics, and gives good advice. He's very engaging with the children and ensures that they understand what they need to do.

This training helped my son immensely to improve his qualifying and race pace after the training
Written September 6, 2020
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MattK06
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My friends and I regularly get together and go Go-Karting. We’ve been to fair few different tracks both indoors and outdoors. Hand on heart I can honestly say that Daytona are way ahead in terms of the quality of their karts and their tracks.

I remember the 1st time we raced in the D-Max Karts! It was for my brothers Stag Do. I was a little stumped on the cost and said to my brother that these karts had better be good. Coming out of the pits, down the long start straight, foot pinned flat out, I knew we were in for a good time!! I actually thought to myself that if things go wrong, this is going to hurt. A few laps in, the karts had warmed up with grip in tires we were loving it. I would much rather go here once a year in the D-Max Karts then to go 3 times a year on the indoor 4Stroke Karts. These 125cc 2Stokes really are worth the extra pennies.

The staff were all professional and friendly. Thankfully most of could drive so we didn’t get many flags.

Definitely recommend and we look forward to returning again this year both with an exclusive event and the arrive and drive open race which I haven’t experienced yet as we have always done exclusive events.

Thanks
Written January 6, 2020
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JSully80
Weybridge, UK60 contributions
We organised our first get together post-Covid with Daytona for the 'doing' part (before dinner and drinks elsewhere). While most of our group had driven go karts before we had a few first timers.
The organisation on the day was first rate: a practice session, then 3 heats (everyone drove in 2) to assign grid position for a slightly longer final. There was lots of great racing, stories to share and the marshalls / compare really made sure everyone was having a good time.
It's a more challenging course than it looks, which some subtle level changes and late apexes which will test the best drivers.
Written July 20, 2021
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sw682015
Guildford, United Kingdom30 contributions
The general sessions for children are far too mixed to be safe. One of mine was a complete beginner and is naturally fairly cautious. Despite trying to slow down some of the very fast karters, those riders kept going and didn't care about intimidating and bumping the slower ones so it felt incredibly unsafe. I had to go down and ask for them to take my child off the course (which also therefore made it a very expensive 10 minutes). Apparently it's a safe activity for confident riders but not for less confident ones. Seems crazy that there is no attempt to have proper beginner sessions.

The sibling who went was older and it was fine for him but I'm extremely pleased that I didn't risk letting my younger one stay on the course.
Written December 30, 2020
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Hi there, we're sorry to hear that you felt the experience you had at Dayona Sandown Park didn't meet your expectations. We can assure you that safety is the single most important factor that we take extremely seriously. We understand that for some juniors it can be daunting being on track with more experienced drivers. However, if our marshals felt there was any potential for danger, they wouldn't allow the session to continue. We have noted the suggestion about running specific beginner sessions for less confident drivers and we will have a think whether this is something that we could offer on an ongoing basis. Hopefully we see you at our track again. Thanks, Team Daytona
Written June 25, 2021
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Simon S
Rugby14 contributions
Came home feeling exasperated with Daytona Sandown and the Daytona brand this year in general.

Despite the premium price that we pay for Daytona, much of the fleet was in a shocking state. It's rare for me to see a breakdown at all in sprint karting, during our event we had at least four karts stop on us completely during races.

We also had several broken seats that would no longer hold in place, forcing even more kart changes.

The staff did their best throughout the day to swap karts and keep them going, but were clearly working with a completely knackered fleet of Sodi's.

Having spent over £200 if you count entry fee's, fuel, hotels and practice, I kind of feel cheated out of a great days racing and some good results.

I know times are about to get tough for everyone and you can't magic a new fleet out of thin air, but there's no way I would risk visiting again unless something changes.
Written March 22, 2020
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Hi Simon, apologies for the delay in responding to your feedback. With everything that has happened over the last few months it must have slipped the net. We take customer feedback extremely seriously and as you will see from the rest of our comments, your experience isn't the norm so we can only assume without looking in to it (which we will) that this was an exceptional circumstance. We take great pride in the servicing our engineers give the go-karts and with the recent break we've had, the go-karts are in great condition for the upcoming summer months which are always our busiest period. I will look in to the feedback for you and if you send an email to richard.holt@daytona.co.uk I will pass on the feedback from our race directors to hopefully get this rectified. Thanks, Team Daytona
Written June 9, 2020
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Tigermothbill
London, UK2 contributions
We took 10 children to Daytona Sandown Park to celebrate my sons 9th birthday and the whole experience was terrific. From the moment we were met in the carpark it was clear that COVID guidelines were being taken seriously and the whole operation was very slick - yet at the same time the team were focused on making sure the kids were having fun at all times - and boy did they!

For most, this was their first time karting and the briefing team put all young minds at rest that they weren't going to become human fireballs the second they got out onto the track. I was particularly impressed with the time one of the instructors spent reassuring one of the boys whose nerves were about to get the better of them before even turning a wheel. His guidance saw the young lad head tentatively out onto the track and within minutes was up to speed with the rest of the gang.

We left with 10 very happy, exhilarated and tired boys. A party to remember!
Written October 14, 2020
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marmite12334
Farnborough, UK24 contributions
We had a brilliant day for a charity karting event to raise funds for halow project, which supports young adult with learning disabilities in Surrey

The whole Daytona team were so supportive, helpful, flexible and friendly throughout, making it very easy for our halow team and our corporate volunteers to work with them to deliver a fantastic event.

Seb, Christian, Stan, the 'Alex's', and the whole team were a pleasure to work with.

It was a successful day for us, and we had lots of happy and engaged people who are either even more keen on halow, or freshly introduced to supporting our charity, so that is a massive 'tick' from us.

My very sincere thanks to everyone involved for an excellent event and wonderful support.
Written June 20, 2022
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Alex H
1 contribution
We were here for the Cadet Race school and it was a fantastic day - with plenty of time on track, some decent karts, backed up by very capable and enthusiastic instructors, marshals and front of house staff.

Simon, Everim and Anatoly were great with the children on track, helping them really optimise their lines, braking points and track position - so good to see that level of commitment and coaching coming through.

Have already booked my youngest for the same event when he's old enough and looking forward to the competition in the championships soon.
Written April 22, 2021
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Paddy S
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Wow. Have karted quite a lot, and the DMAX karts here are the fastest thing I have driven - the super fast turn at the end of the long straight takes some balls. Very helpful professional staff, challenging track, would totally recommend.
Written January 2, 2020
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Lisa C
London, United Kingdom9 contributions
Absolutely Fantastic!
The only place around that I've found that has proper petrol karts for 6 & 7 year olds. The safety is absolutely top standard and they have managed the cleanliness through covid really well. We will continue to take my son as he gets older and wants to continue to go (he loves it) and my younger one will go for his induction as soon as he turns 6 too.
The adult karting is also great and is very enjoyable to do as an individual turning up to have a go or as a group.
We have been regular attendees here both for ourselves and our children and will continue to do so in the future.
Thoroughly recommend this as an activity for adults or for children.
Thanks Daytona!
Written December 11, 2020
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