Teen Jack Hooper (William Lodder) arrives in a new town still healing from the years-earlier death of his dad in GO KARTS. Jack tries hard to be supportive of his single mom, Christie (Frances O'Connor), who is trying to make a new life for herself and her son. However, he can't yet control the anger and disappointment he has faced in his young life. In the coastal town of Busselton, go-karting is an important sporting event. Jack, making his first new friend, Colin (Darius Amarfio Jefferson), at an impromptu party, gets a glimpse of the sport and is intrigued. Taking a spin in the go-kart amazes him; it's thrilling, it's fun, and he does it surprisingly well for a novice! In the under-16 competition in Busselton, Dean (Cooper van Grootel), an arrogant rich kid, seems to win every race. In thrall of his first ride, Jack decides to take Dean on, maybe all the way to the national competition. Jack soon realizes that he has much to learn and can't rely only on what may be a natural talent. Enter Patrick (Richard Roxburgh), a grizzled go-kart veteran with an unhappy past, and Mandy (Anastasia Bampos), an outstanding mechanic and Dean's sister. Working as a team, Jack, Patrick, Mandy, and Colin attempt what seems to be impossible, but they're determined. But so is Dean. With his bullying sidekicks as his "team," Dean is determined to override Jack's plan.