Established in 1982 by double World Kart Champion Jim Hall II, the Jim Hall Kart Racing School is the longest-running and most recognized karting school in America. Renowned for its champion-building instruction and respected for its excellent safety record, Jim Hall Kart Racing School has taught over 50,000 students the art and science – not to mention the pure excitement – of motor racing.
The success of the Jim Hall Kart Racing School, and especially its graduates, over the last 34 years can be attributed to one quality above any other. The quality of the instruction.
Led by world-renowned principal, racer and Executive Instructor Jim Hall II, the Jim Hall Kart Racing School instruction staff offers over 34 years of combined instruction experience. Jim leads a specialized staff who not only teach students, but race themselves. This real-world, on-track experience translates directly into concrete instruction, with results you can measure in the tick of a stopwatch. Not to mention the pounding of your heart.
Teaching the proven Jim Hall kart racing method – a method that helped Jim win numerous world and national karting championships and helped launch the careers of several top international racers – our instructors will tailor their teaching to your level of personal experience and confidence. And class size is limited to ensure you get plenty of personal attention. With concentration and our expert instruction, you’ll quickly find yourself reaching whatever goal you have set for yourself, whether it’s simply having an unforgettably good time or shaving the last tenth of a second off your lap time.
Raised in the racing arena among such notables as Phil Hill, Brian Redman, Al Unser Sr. and Johnny Rutherford, Jim Hall II was practically preordained to spend his life at the track and in the cockpit. In his 32 years in the racing business he has worked as a race mechanic, served as vehicle designer and, most notably, excelled as a driver. Thanks to his skill behind the wheel and a technical approach to driving that relies not just on seat-of-the-pants feel but equally on down to the traction-circle analysis, Jim has garnered more than 250 first place trophies. He’s been Double World Kart Champion, Grand National Karting Champion and has collected multiple wins as a Formula Mazda driver.
In 1982, Jim Hall II created a kart racing school that combines his zest for speed, expertise in driving and commitment to safety. As Executive Instructor, Jim has developed a course curriculum and teaching method that translates those same qualities to the student. Not content to only offer his experience to students at his track, Jim has distilled his knowledge into a comprehensive instructional book, Kart Driving Techniques. When not at the track tuning karts or helping students perfect the subtle nuances of expert driving, Jim can usually be found competing in the Star Formula Mazda Series.