Skids for kids!
The Flatout Factory 'Skids for kids' is our introduction to drifting package for juniors!
Children from the age of 12 upwards can come and experience the thrills of drifting in a safe and controlled environment with professional drift racing instructors. Using our specially adapted and dual control cars (the exact same as the adults get to use!!) they get the opportunity to get the engine revs rising and wheels spinning at our purpose laid out track in the Heartlands of Birmingham.
We start off with a safety and basic skills briefing before taking to training tracks to teach them the basic car control skills required to perform donuts, the very first step everyone takes when learning to drift!! This exercise is designed to teach how to make a car start a controlled slide as well as training their reactions and reflexes on what to do to balance this, known as setting a drift!!
A second session in the car sees our young pupils start to perform much longer drifts on our 'beginner corner'. This is a low speed, sweeping corner where they really get to open the power up and perform a much longer drift to start them on their road to becoming the next future drift king and queens! In this exercise the pupils also get to play our popular 'Game of Drift'. This is where they have to try and knock targets down with the rear of the car whilst drifting around the corner!!
The team at the Flatout Factory really enjoy working with young drivers. They are often much easier to teach and pick up the skills required far more quickly than 'established' drivers who already hold driving licenses! The British Drift Championship has seen names such as Jack Shannahan, 15 years old from Ireland, take top spot on the podium of the Super Pro class, proving that if you start them young enough, then anything is possible. Our very own teams weekend apprentice is only 15 years old and can already show most adults a thing or two on the track!!
- Small group sizes, maximum 5 per instructor and car!!
- Minimum age 12 accompanied by parents or guardian
- Allow for 90 minutes at the venue