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The majority of drivers racing stoxkarts decided to hire first. Here are a few comments we have recieved from various hire drivers over the years.  We pride ourselves on offering competative karts and everything you need to make it a day to remember.
 Many drivers have won races using hire karts which just goes to show how competative they are.
Many of the top drivers started by using a hire kart and loved it that much they ended up buying their own.

I’ve been spectating at the ovals my whole life and have always wanted to get involved on the other side of the fence, after finding out there was a hire kart available I just had to have a go, so I hired for a meeting at Buxton the experience of racing on track with another 30 odd karts was exhilarating and everything off track so very professionally organised. The Stoxkarts family are all very welcoming and always happy to start tips and advice, I went on to hire another two times during the 2022 season eventually purchasing a kart for the 2023 season. If anybody is looking for a fun formula to get into Stoxkarts is definitely the formula to be in, I couldn’t recommend hiring enough, I did and It’s the best thing I’ve gotten involved in.
Graham Willett

‘I’ve been watching my uncle (Mike Oliver 57) race Lightening Rods, National Hot Rods and F1 Stockcars for 30 years but never had the opportunity or found the right formula/budget to race myself. Last year I found out that you can hire a Stoxkart. I did so a couple of times and absolutely loved it!, so I took the plunge and bought one! It’s been a huge learning curve as I hadn’t raced before and had no mechanical idea how to fix it! The Karts are a 13hp Honda GX 390cc engine which doesn’t sound like much power but they are fast when you’re on full throttle going round these small ovals. The buzz is incredible and they are a right handful to drive, especially when the other 30+ drivers are pushing each other around. I absolutely love racing in this wonderful formula, Stoxkarts is one big family and everyone helps everyone fixing the karts between races which is really fun to be part of.

Oli Leett


A brilliant experience for any racing fan who wants to have a go racing a stock car, no hassle, no issues and the small price is worth it as it’s a day out and a good laugh with all the other drivers, hired the kart out 3 times now and each time was a new experience, if you were wanting to have a go in a small budget stock car formula I’d recommend hiring a stox kart. Fair play to all those involved to get that kart on track and making it such a good experience. Would highly recommendI hired a stoxkart at buxton and really would recommend it to anyone, the karts are set up brilliantly and are more than on the pace, all the guys help get you ready and then off you go out on to the oval, the feeling is indescribable and if you have any interest in motorsport at all this is the absolute adrenaline buzz for you.

Tom Davies.

"I hired the 901 Stoxkart for the last day of the 2023 season at Skegness, and what an experience it was. I struggled in the heats but I spoke to a few drivers about what I was doing and everybody was so helpful and forthcoming with advice that the Grand National was definitely my best performance, although I still over cooked it on a corner! Everybody I met was great, you could see just how much of a good community the formula is. When you get there, everything is organised for you, and it wasn't a problem when I broke my wheel guard after a bit of a spin in Heat 2.
For anybody wanting to experience being out on a packed track in close racing, just do it. I learned so much both in a race and back in the pits, that I'll be back next season to try and improve." 

Tim Price  


I've hired out a few times now and I absolutely LOVE the karts. Fast, fun and I now know why they're the fastest growing oval sport formula. That's why I'm hiring out again this year! Great bunch of people.

Amy Duckett


I hired at Buxton a few years ago. It was a really good experience and I liked it so much I eventually brought one.

Kevin Atkins


As soon as I'd seen these on track, I had to have a go......couldn't get a booking quick enough, so took the gamble and bought one. First time out was heat 1, Birmingham Wheels August 2011.......

Wayne Owen 


We did the hire day at Buxton for my grandson (12) and can't recommend it enough.....just turn up and all is done for you....5 star organisation...fantastic day...BUT now one grandson constantly asking when I am buying him warned!!!

Richard Monkhouse

As soon as I found out through chance that Ian and Paul were running stoxkarts in 2010.i got in touch and hired a kart. I hired for nearly a full season before eventually buying the kart. Finish 3rd in the gold top race and the points. Kart was Always well maintained and ready to race.

Mark Tubey #43 Ex Rebels World Champion and Stoxkarts Gold and Points Champion


Hi all my name is Neil long and used to race f1 in the early nineties , I've known Ian and the Higgins family a number of years and when he took over the the stoxkarts I expressed in interest in having ago , after a number of years the opportunity came along and I grabbed it . It was last year at Skegness stoxkart weekend away there and I was planned to race on the Sunday Ian said come along on the Saturday meet the other drivers and have a few beers so me and the girlfriend Sharon went along got there mid afternoon and mingled made to feel very welcome by all . Sunday came along race day turned up at the track got kitted out then shown my kart , all the drivers helped me with advice How to drive them . First race started at the back fell asleep at the start but got going and finished midfield I think , come off the track with a huge smile , race 2 started in the yellows after a bit of banter with Ian , had a good start but unfortunately collected another kart which had spun rolled him and ripped my front wheel off and bent the back axle , after making sure the other driver was okay we had a good laugh about it . Back in the pits everybody rallied around to repair kart with a expense of    £25 , back out in the last race starting in the yellows again cracking start even lead the race , race got stopped due to a incident unfortunately got passed by a number of drivers on the yellows but all okay as I'm only out there for fun as they are out there chasing points , race restarted good race and finished midfield again I think . Back in the pits all okay and loved the experience and expressed interest in doing again and even funds permitting investing in one . I would recommend anyone who's interested in having ago , go and do it one of my friends after talking to him had ago on a test day and booked in this year for a meeting so go and have ago .

Neil Long ex BriscaF1 #79

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