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OWNER DRIVER INSTRUCTION MANUAL NO. 61 “Learn to Drive Before Age 5”
Where To Race
EZ To Assemble
No Go Check List
How To Break In
Run Longer Time
How To Paint
Race Tuning Tips
Build Oval Track
For Ages 3 - 7
54” x 28.5” x 17”
Weight: 47 lbs.
12 Volt Power
©2002 Kidracer® Designed / Patented U.S.A.
Dexton LLC. Made in China
“Learn To Drive Before Age 5”
For Best Results Please Read Manual Before Assembly And Operating
Design. 100% kid and race tested. Safe, fun, and clean. Low center of gravity for no rollovers. Race
quick steering for tight 14 ft. diameter circle racing. Single foot pedal operates accelerator and brake.
Gearshift operates low 2.5 MPH and high 5 MPH speed. Reverse is a separate switch. Bumpers
front and rear, plus reinforced side pods protect the driver and car from harm in close racing.
Driver. The driver is protected in a crash proof cockpit. Steering wheel, seat, seat belt and twin mirrors are fully adjustable to fit the driver. Motor switches are on the dash. The two sealed ‘no-spill’
industrial type rechargeable safety batteries are stored under the seat with the tools and charger.
Construction. Built to last. The body and chassis are injection molded of “race tough” plastic.
Heavy duty steel is plated against rust, and used for steering parts, 12 mm diameter axles, and battery hold downs. Static weight tested to 200 lbs.
E-Z to Transport. Weight 47 lbs. 54” long - 28.5” wide - 17” high. Fits in the back seat of most cars.
Luggage type roller wheels under rear of car makes moving car easy.
Warranty. 90 day limited warranty. Parts and service advice available world wide.
Phone (866) 595-4530 for details.
© 2002 - Mfg. Under U.S. Patent US 465,814S Kidracer® Registered Trademark USA
EZ AND FUN! OWNING AND SAFELY OPERATING A KIDRACER
ADULT’S ASSEMBLE VEHICLE, CHARGE BATTERIES, SUPERVISE KIDS
E-Z assembly in minutes. Open carton, remove parts from plastic bags. Dispose of plastic bags
safely so children don’t play with as they are dangerous to children.
Tools are supplied to: (1) Install rear wing with 1 screw. (2) Assemble steering arm with 2 screws &
nuts. (3) Slide rear axle into holes. (4) Install 4 wheels, hubs, and washers on axles and tighten lock
nuts tight. (5) Slide steering wheel on shaft, locate screw hole, install 1 screw. (6) Charge batteries
8-12 hours and never more than 20 hours.
Apply decals. Have Fun! Take your time to do it right. Follow directions carefully.
WHERE TO DRIVE VEHICLES
Select level area where children can safely run vehicles. Mark off area with garden water hose filled
with water, safety cones, or similar boundary markers. Make sure children understand they must
drive only inside this safe area. Be sure there are no curbs, tables, porches, decks, or overhanging objects in or near this area a child may run under or into that would injure them. Running 4 to 6
vehicles requires a space of 30 x 40 ft. or more.
Traffic Driving School uses 3 flags. Red (stop) / Green (go) / Yellow (caution-careful)
One way signs and stop signs you can make up. Kids love to help!
Our Formula 5 Racing School uses 5 flags. Red (stop) / Green (go) / Yellow (caution-careful) / Black
(no intentional bumping) / Checker (winner-race over)
DRIVER RULES: NO INTENTIONAL BUMPING OR DRIVING INTO THINGS !!!!!
Best maximum driver weight: 60 lbs. Height: 44“. Drivers learn ABC’s, “Always Be Careful!”
Do not operate children’s vehicles near other moving vehicles, in parking lots, on streets, sidewalks,
or down hills. Instruct children to take foot off pedal to stop. Beware of dogs that chase cars. Keep
other children a safe distance away from car when occupied by a driver. Keep children in a separate
safety zone outside the driving area.
WHAT WEATHER, TYPE OF SURFACES VEHICLE CAN RUN ON
Indoors and outdoors. Never operate in rain, water puddles, mud, or sandy surfaces. Vehicle operates best on dry, clean, and level hard surfaces, and moderately well on hard packed earth and very
close-cut dry grass. Best operating temperatures: 60 to 90 degrees.
The harder the track surface the longer the batteries will operate the car before recharging is necessary. Be sure batteries are fully charged before any driving begins.
For running in grass, hard dirt, some owners have added a 1” thick foam type air filter inside the body
panel under the rear of the car. Just remove the 10 screws and panel, trim the filter to 5 3/8” x 7 1/4”
to fit inside the air duct. Reassemble. The filter will keep out most dust and dirt.
Safety Rules require adults assemble vehicle, recharge batteries, and supervise
children during use. 6 easy steps to assembly. ABC - Always Be Careful!
1. Install rear wing - 1 screw.
2. Install steering tie rod arm - 2 screws - 2 lock nuts - 3 washers.
Tighten until tight. Then loosen one turn so moves freely.
3. Slide 12 mm steel rear axle through both gearboxes.
4. Install 4 wheels, hubcaps, and washers. Be sure white wheel
bearings are in each side of the wheels. Tighten lock nuts tight.
5. Slide steering wheel hub on shaft. Find screw hole in shaft.
Install screw tight.
6. Charge batteries 8-12 hours.
Then GO Racing!
HELP CHILDREN LEARN TO DRIVE AND RACE SAFELY AND ENJOY THEIR
KIDRACER® Formula 5!
Safety First. Run On Level Surface: Use First Gear (2.5 MPH) for training. Don’t operate near
tables, porches, near vehicles or other obstacles where a child may not stop, can run under, or into
something that would strike them.
Helmets: Are not required by law but we recommend that you purchase one that fits and help the
child get used to wearing it. Always suggest using the seat belt. It’s the law!
Never Operate In Wet Weather: Don’t drive through water. Be prepared to assist child to enjoy the
driving experience safely.
ADULTS CHARGE BATTERIES AFTER EACH USE FOR 8-12 HOURS
Do not run car when it starts going slowly in high gear. It is time to charge batteries. They can be
recharged 300 times or more when properly recharged after each use.
Be careful when handling batteries. Never drop batteries or casings may crack open. Battery acid is
dangerous and corrosive. Replace any battery with case damage.
Always dispose of old batteries at a government approved lead-acid recycling center, local seller of
automobile batteries, or contact Waste Management Inc. in your area.
Use the charger supplied and charge the batteries 8 - 12 hours. Never more than 20 hours. Be sure
to charge them after each use (no matter how long you’ve run the car). The more you charge the
batteries after each use the longer they will last (300 times or more) and several years. If you don’t
charge them they will lose power and won’t hold a charge very long. They discharge quickly.
If you use replacement battery charger, be sure it meets the charging recommendations of the battery.
The battery charger voltage should read 12.50 DC Volts (or more) when plugged into the wall outlet
but not connected to the batteries. Check the plugs two outside terminals.
The battery charger when connected to the batteries and charging, the voltage will be 14-15 DC Volts
A digital voltmeter is the best way to check battery voltage. About one hour after taking off charger
each battery should read 6.40 to 6.70 volts. If not, you need new batteries.
HOW TO SAFELY CHARGE BATTERIES
Always LOOK at the battery plugs before pushing them together! The Battery Charger, and all wire
harnesses use simple male / female auto trailer type connectors so there is no possibility of making a
mistake when connecting together if you look carefully.
Charger and batteries are stored under seat (also tools). Remove battery cover screws and battery
hold down brackets to remove charger and access batteries.
Batteries are fully charged before shipment. However, for stable power supply charge batteries 8-12
hours before using vehicle first time. No more than 20 hours.
Before using charger be sure local household voltage is the same as shown on the label of the battery charger! US 110 Volts AC
! WARNING! The battery charger is not a toy for playing with. Keep out of the hands of children!
Never leave plugged in or charging batteries more than 20 hours!
Follow Instructions for charging batteries shown on the battery box cover decal or this manual.
Twin Battery Pack
Two 6 VDC 10 Amp Lead
Acid Sealed Gel Cell
Safety “No Spill” Type
Protected with Two “Auto”
Type 35 - 40 Amp Fuses
& Thermal Circuit Breaker
VEHICLE WILL NOT RUN AFTER CHARGING BATTERIES 12-20 HOURS
1. Check sound and motor switches on dashboard. Be sure in ON position.
2. Check that battery plug is connected to plug inside battery box under seat.
3. Check fuse in each battery is plugged in correctly and not burned out.
Remove batteries to install fuses. Fuse terminals must fit in sockets correctly to work.
4. Check wires on battery terminals are securely fastened.
5. Check voltage of each battery at terminals - and battery plug is 6.25 - 6.50 volts.
6. Check two wires on each motor (remove bottom body panel) are on both motors.
7. Check rear wheels turn by hand without locking up gears.
8. Check foot pedal operates accelerator/brake switch. Push foot go - Foot off stop .
IF - any wires are loose vehicle will not run - or will run slowly.
IF - battery voltage is low charge batteries 12 - 20 hours and check voltage.
IF - battery shows no voltage check fuses in each battery again - may be burned out.
IF - battery won’t take full charge or discharges quickly - batteries must be replaced.
VEHICLE RUNS SLOWLY
1. Check if batteries need charging. If voltage below 6.25 volts each charge 12 - 20 hours.
2. Check the batteries again. Replace if they don’t fully charge or discharge quickly.
3. Check all electrical connections. Make sure all are connections are correct and tight.
4. Check battery charger. Output voltage when charging batteries should be 14 - 15 volts.
Low household power and long extension cords can affect charger voltage.
5. Check that rear wheels can be turned by hand and motors turn. It is normal for the
wheels to be hard to turn. However, If gearboxes or motors are broken or something is
wrong inside gearbox or motor you will feel difference, or hear the difference
6. If gearbox or motor is locked up, disassemble and check for broken parts.
7. Warning! Do not lose screws, washers, and nuts when working around motors. Motor
magnets attract metal parts that can get inside motors and ruin them.
IF YOU CANNOT CORRECT PROBLEM
Phone (866) 595-4530 for advice.
CHECK CHARGER DURING CHARGING
It is normal for battery charger to get warm while batteries are charging. If charger is not warm it is
not charging. Check battery fuses. They may be burned out. Replace with 30 or 40 amp rated automotive fuses available at auto supply stores.
REPLACEMENT BATTERIES - FUSES: Two 6 volt 10 amp sealed gel cell lead acid re-
chargeable batteries are used to supply the 12 volts. Low gear and reverse gear uses 6 volts to operate. Gearshift switches batteries to 12 volts to operate high gear.
These safety batteries are used for industrial applications in power tools, security systems, and medical electronics and are available world wide from industrial suppliers. The battery size is 5.95” x
1.97” x 3.84” wt. 4.41 lbs.
Each battery has it’s own 35 - 40 amp replaceable automotive plug in fuse located in the special wiring harness supplied with the car. Replacements available at auto supply stores.
! WARNING! The battery wiring harness as installed is correctly marked for polarity. If removed
to replace batteries be sure to connect wires same way or short circuit and electrical fire can result.
Extra battery wiring harnesses are available. Check the parts list.
! WARNING! Store battery charger under seat or safely away from children. It is not a toy for playing. It is to be used only as recommended. Adults charge batteries.
! WARNING! Check all electrical wiring. Any bare wires, burnt wires, any wire damaged in any
! WARNING! Never attempt to substitute a paper clip or any other type of wire to replace a fuse.
HOW TO STORE VEHICLE WHEN NOT IN USE
Turn both switches on dash to off. Charge batteries 8 -12 hours. Leave batteries unplugged from
car, or remove from car. Store at room temperature in animal safe area. Animals have been known
to chew on electrical wires. Recharge batteries every three months for 8 -12 hours as they lose their
charge when not being used.
HOW TO TRANSPORT OR SHIP
Fits in the back seat of most vehicles. Weight 47 lbs including batteries. Measuring 54” long, 28”
wide and 17” high it can be placed on it’s side across the rear seat as the batteries are sealed gel
cell safety type. If space is too small, remove 4 wheels, slide them on the rear axle for safe keeping.
One screw removes the rear wing if necessary.
If shipping car anywhere, install both battery brackets securely over batteries with screws.
For easy moving on the ground, reach under the front bumper find the “hand hold” and lift up. The
rear of the vehicle will rest on the “luggage type roller wheels” under vehicles rear end. Vehicle will
move like a hand truck.
Twin 12 Volt Motors Drive
Seat and Seat Belt
and Steering Wheel
SAFETY Brake On
Race Quick Precision
Steering For Sharp
Turns in 14 Ft Circles
Tire Belts All 4 Wheels
Motors and Engine Sound
(2-5 MPH) (2 MPH)
Switches On Dash
Wt. 47 lbs. - Length 54” Width 28.5” Height 17”
Nose and Wing
HOW TO “BREAK IN” THE VEHICLE AND OPERATE THE CONTROLS
The vehicle will go faster after it is driven for several hours. When vehicle is new the gearbox, wheels
and axles are tight and require a “breaking in” period like real cars. Run 5 - 10 minutes, then let cool
down 5 - 10 minutes for the first hour or two.
1. There are two ON/OFF switches on dashboard. The left one turns on engine sound, the right one
the motors. Always turn switches to “Off” position when not in use or in storage.
2. Step on foot pedal on floor and the vehicle runs. Take foot off pedal and vehicle stops.
3. This vehicle is equipped with a two speed gearshift. Push forward for high speed 5 MPH and backward for low speed 2.5 MPH. To operate vehicle in low speed for training, temporarily remove the
fuse in the battery that has the Red and Black wires attached. Replace fuse when two speeds are
again desired and when you recharge batteries.
4. Vehicle has “forward/backward” (reverse) switch in front of gearshift handle. Push forward to go
forward, backward to go backward. This vehicle will only go in low speed (2.5 MPH) in reverse regardless what position gearshift is in.
5. Explain to child, NOT TO push “Forward/Backward” switch when vehicle is running. Always stop
vehicle first before changing direction to protect electrical system and child’s safety. Do not permit
child to rock switch back and forth. It can damage the electrical system.
6. Adjust seat so child’s foot reaches pedal. Child must wear shoes. Adjust seat belt. If seat belt is
too long turn car upside down and tie knot in seat belts to shorten. Remove body panel underneath
car to locate right side seat belt.
7. Adjust steering wheel to fit driver. Adjust mirrors. If mirrors become loose tighten screw in mirror
mount underneath car.
Adjustable Steering Wheel and Mirrors
Electrical System Protected
By Thermal Circuit Breaker
and Two Battery Fuses
Hand Hold - Lift Here
2 Speed Gearshift
(2-5 MPH) and
8 MM Lock Nuts All
4 Wheels Removable
1 Screw Removes Wing
EZ Move - Roller Wheels
SAFETY Bumper and Operating Tailight
SAFETY Bumper Nose and Wing
Wt. 47 lbs. - Length 54” (1370 MM) Wheelbase 30.7” (780 MM) Height 17” (432 MM)
SAFETY FEATURES - DUAL BATTERY FUSES AND POWER SHUTOFF
Automatic thermal circuit breaker power shut-off. When the vehicle is overloaded or used wrongly,
the vehicle will shut off for 15 - 20 seconds and automatically reset itself after conditions return to
Both batteries are protected by their own fuse. Each battery has its own replaceable for automotive
type 35 - 40 amp fuse that plugs into the wiring harness on the battery terminals. To see if a fuse is
burned out, remove the batteries, remove the fuse from the side of the battery and look at the wire
inside the fuse. If it looks burned out, replace fuse from auto parts store.
HOW LONG WILL VEHICLE RUN BEFORE RECHARGE BATTERIES
Drive Time: 2 to 5 hours per battery charge. Time depends on drivers weight and surface being run
on. The lighter the driver and more level and harder the surface, the longer the vehicle will run because less battery power is required to operate the car. It takes more battery power to drive through
grass or other high drag soft surfaces.
HOW TO INCREASE DRIVING TIME
1. The more the driver steers the wheel back and forth the more battery power required. Teach driver
to drive smoothly, using both hands on the steering wheel at all times except for shifting.
2. The more the driver stops and goes (it takes lots of power to start the vehicle moving) the more
battery power required to get it started. Starts and stops drain the batteries.
3. Battery powered vehicles perform best when allowed to cool off after every 5 - 10 minutes of
running. If you run 5 or 10 minutes, let cool off the same time. It’s better to have a number of short
races than long ones.
HOW TO WASH, SHINE, KEEP VEHICLE CLEAN
Never use a water hose! Never leave out in rain. If vehicle gets wet, do not operate! Dry out in sunny
dry weather for several hours until no sign of moisture! Test carefully!
To clean use a soft cloth dampened with one teaspoon of dish washer detergent in quart of water and
another with plain water so you have one to clean with and one to rinse. Use soft cloths to wash and
wipe. Paper towels scratch the plastic surface. Windex also works.
Do not use car polish or furniture polishes containing wax. Use only Plastic polish for colored plastics
as some clear plastic polishes will dull surface. Always test a small area first. Sprays like Meguiar’s
“Auto Detailer” work well, plus they keep the dust away.
HOW TO PAINT, CUSTOMIZE AND DECORATE YOUR KIDRACER
New plastic spray paints work fairly well. Krylon’s “Fusion” in 16 colors is one of them. Painted
surfaces will get scraped and scratched in competitions so be prepared to repaint. Follow the instructions on the spray can carefully. Wash off plastic car parts several times with detergent liquid soap
and water to clean surface and dry thoroughly before painting.
Disassemble before painting! Do not paint seat, steering wheel, battery box cover, wheels, gearboxes, inside of drivers compartment, or panels under body.
Auto Striping tape in different sizes is available in most auto parts stores that carry auto paints.
Color coded PVC electrical tape 3/4” wide is available in hardware and auto parts stores and works
pretty well. It generally comes in a 5 color pack. 3M and others make it. It sticks well and goes
around corners. Don’t stretch it when you apply. It’s also easy to remove.
Names and Decals. There are numerous instant sign shops that can design and make decals for
you. Racing decals are available from race shops and teams. Sometimes ... free!
1 Screw Removable Wing
Adjustable Racing Seat and Seat Belt
2 Speed Gearshift (2-5 MPH)
and Reverse Switch (2 MPH)
SAFETY Brake On
and Steering Wheel
Tire Belts All
SPEED: 0 to 5 MPH in 1 Second
Twin 12 Volt
One Piece Injection
SAFETY Front Bumper
Molded Plastic Uni-body
Nose and Wing
All 4 Wheels Removable 8 mm Steel Lock Nuts
Kidracer® Formula 5 Specifications
Designed Like Real Formula Racing Cars With Special Safety Features To Provide Safe, Exciting, Fun Driving and Racing For All Pre School Drivers.
100% Kid and Race Tested By 1000’s Of Kids In Their Own Backyards, At Parks,
Race Tracks and at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Driver Age Group......................................................................... 3 To 7 Years. Maximum Weight 90 lbs
Adjustable Driving Controls................................. Race Bucket Seat, Steering Wheel, Seat Belt, Mirrors
Speed... ..................... Gearshift Operated First Gear 2.5 MPH - 2nd Gear 5 MPH and Reverse Switch
Electric Motors................................................. 2 Hi Power 12 Volt DC Motors Drive Both Rear Wheels
Race Engine Sound ............................................ On Off Switches On Dash Control Motors and Sound
Battery Power.............................12 Volts - 2 Industrial Safety Gel Cell Rechargeable Type. Wt. 9.7 lbs
Battery Life......................................... 300 Or More Recharges, 2-3 Years If Recharged After Each Use
Drive Time....................................... 2-5 Hours On Level Hard Surfaces Including Close Cut Dry Grass
Recharge Time....................................... 8-12 Hours - Charger Included - Just Plug Into House Current
Body Parts and Chassis Material..................................... Race Tough Injected Molded Colored Plastic
Steering and Axle Material.....................................................Plated Solid Steel Parts and 12 MM Axles
Tires- Front Size................................... Fitted With Rubber Tire Belts.....5” x 9.25” (127 MM x 235 MM)
Tires- Rear Size................................... Fitted With Rubber Tire Belts...6.15” x 11” (156 MM x 279 MM)
Front Track Width.......................... 27” (685 MM)
Rear Track Width ........................28.5” (724 MM)
Wheelbase...................................................................................................................... 30.7” ( 780 MM)
Turning Radius ........................................................... Quick Steering- Sharp Turns Inside 14 FT Circle
Light Weight ......................................... 47 lbs. with batteries. (21.3Kg) Less batteries 37 lbs. (16.7Kg)
EZ Assembly................................ Tools Included to Install wing, steering wheel, steering and 4 wheels
Assembled Size............................................... 54” x W 28.5” x H 17” (1370 MM x 724 MM x 432 MM)
Ground Clearance ............................................................................................................ 2.25” (57 MM)
Warranty: 90 Day Limited Warranty ...................................... Parts/Service Advice Available Worldwide
Shipping Carton Size Overall......................................... 52” x 23” x 14 “ (732 MM x 584 MM x 355 MM)
Shipping Weight....................60 lbs...(27.2Kg)...............Size meets UPS/Fedex Maximum (130” L+G)
Designed In USA. Kidracer ® is a Registered Trademark in USA.
© 2002 - Mfg. Under U.S. Patent US465,814S Dexton Ride On Corner, U.S.A
Kidracer® Formula 5 Parts Drawing and Replacement Parts Order Numbers
E-Z To Assemble In Minutes. Socket wrenches, wrench, and screwdriver included.
(1) Install rear wing (2) Install steering tie rod cross arm (3) Install rear axle (4) Install 4 wheels, hubcaps, washers, and lock nuts. (5) Install steering wheel (6) Charge batteries for 12 Hrs
TUNE UP / PARTS MANUAL
Kidracer Formula 5
Battery Ride On Racer for Ages 3-7
Overall Size 54” x 28.5” x 17” Wt. 47
Injection Molded Parts, Steel Axles
Drawings Not to Scale
Some Parts Not Illustrated
Design / Drawings by:
A.M. Oscar Koveleski
Kidracer® Formula 5 Parts List Order By Number & Description for Price Quote
Parts And Service Advice:
Available world wide. Phone (866) 595-4530 for parts, prices, and details.
Extra Screws / Nuts: Like self tapping screws, 5 mm machine screws, 5 mm /
8 mm nylon lock nuts, and washers are readily available in major hardware stores.
Extra Batteries: Two 6 volt 10 amp rechargeable batteries supply 12 volts power. While we recommend using original equipment batteries, other brands are available from industrial battery suppliers
world wide. These are sealed (no spill gel cell) rechargeable lead acid batteries. Size: 5.95” (151.13
mm) x 1.97” (50.04 mm) x 3.84” (97.54 mm) Weight: 4.41 lbs. ea. Industrial uses: power tools, security systems, and medical electronics. Choose a quality brand.
1. Socket wrenches - (2) included for wheels and kingpin nuts
33. Foot pedal switch cover / for under body - (1) included
2. Rear axle shaft / 705 mm x 12 mm / 8 mm threads - (1) included
34. Sound Box / for under dash (1) included
3. Rear wing with screw - (1) included
35. Mirror assembly with mirror and washer - (2) included - specify color
4. Washers 8 mm (.33 ID) (4) outside axles (2) Kingpin washers - (6) incl.
36. Dashboard Assembly with screws - (1) included - specify color
5. Screws / M 5 x 20 mm / for steering arms - (3) included
37. Dashboard steering shaft bearing - (1) included - specify color
6. Screw / M 5 x 24 mm steering wheel - (1) included
38. Seat with adjustable bracket assembly - (1) included
7. Phillips head screwdriver / fits all screws - (1) included
39. Butterfly screw and washers for seat adjustment - (1) included
8. Steering tie rod cross bar - (1) included
40. Battery box cover with screws - (1) included - specify color
9. Nylon wheel bearings / 12 mm ID / (8) Axles (2) Kingpins - (10) incl.
41. Battery Charger with electrical cord / specify AC Voltage - (1) incl.
10. Nuts / M 8 x 8 mm nylon lock nut axle nuts - (4) included
42. Battery metal hold down brackets with screws - (2) included
11. Axle washers / 12 mm ID / for inside front wheels - (2) included
43. Battery replacement auto fuses / 35-40 amp - (4) included. 2 spares
12. Steering wheel with adjustable hub assembly, & screws - (1) included
44. Batteries / 6 volt 10 AH / wt. 4.41 lbs. - (2) included
13. Front wheel (less bearings) with rubber tire belt - (2) included
45. Battery wiring harness, battery tops, fuses, assembly - (1) included
14. Front wheel rubber tire belt replacements -(2) included
46. Seat belt set - (1) included
15. Rear wheels (less bearings) with rubber tire belts - (2) included
47. Steering shaft, screw, nut, washers / attach to steering shaft arm - (1) incl.
16. Rear wheel rubber tire belts - (2) included
48. Steering shaft steel tube spacer - (1) included
17. Hubcap wheel disc - (4) included
49. Steering shaft arm to front axle arm - (1) included
18. Flat washers / M 5 - / .25” ID / for steering arms assembly - (5) incl.
50. Kingpin bolts with 8 mm lock nuts (2) included
19. Foot Pedal - for Accelerator / Brake - (1) included
51. Right front axle with steering arm - (1) included
20. Nylon lock nut / M 5 / for steering arms assembly - (3) included
52. Left front axle with steering arm - (1) included
21. Screws / self tapping - assortment
53. Electric wiring harness complete with printed circuit board,
all resistors, fuses, circuit breakers - (1) included
22. Rear body bumper assembly with exhaust pipes,
taillight lens, taillight, and mounting screws - (1) included
53.a Brake Resistor / soldered on printed circuit board - (1) required
23. Gearbox assembly with mounting screws - (2) incl.
53.b Printed circuit board with electrical parts / soldered in place
23.1 Gearbox mounting spacers - (4) included
54. Complete one piece body / chassis with fuel cap - (1) included
24. Hi Performance motor - (2) included
55. Front wing spoiler with screws - (1) included
25. Rear axle gearbox / body bearing - (2) included
56. Front bumper nose with screws - (1) included
26. Gearshift handle assembly - (1) included
57. Rear underbody panel with caster wheels screws - (1) incl.
27. Gearshift / two speed electric switch - (1) included
58. Rolling luggage type caster wheels, screws, and replacements - (1) set
28. Forward / Reverse switch - (1) included
59. Right underbody panel right side with screws - (1) included
29. Motor On-Off switch - (1) included
60. Standard Decal set. Dash, number panels, gearshift,
tires, and battery box instructions - (1) set included
30. Sound / light switch On-Off - (1) included
31. Foot pedal master switch - (1) included
61. Instruction / tune up / parts manual - (1) included
32. Foot pedal switch metal mounting bracket with screws - (1) incl.
WARNING! Any modification of O.E.M. electrical and mechanical drive parts as installed by the
factory or replacement of other than O.E.M electrical and mechanical drive parts approved by the
factory voids all warranties and liability. The installer assumes all risks of modifying original parts or
installing unauthorized parts.
Authorized Replacements: Nuts. bolts, washers, of same specifications
Replacement batteries of same specifications
RACING TUNE UP TIPS
ELECTRIC CONNECTIONS: Every terminal and connector must be tight and showing no sign
of corrosion. If loose, you will have no electrical current and vehicle will not reach full speed, or may
not run at all. Radio Shack type stores sell a liquid to apply to improve electrical conductivity but it is
not necessary unless there are signs of corrosion.
TIRES AND WHEELS: The wheels have inner and outer “lifetime” nylon bearings and must spin
on the axle freely. No lubricant is necessary. Some owners spray the bearings with Teflon dry spray
lubricant. To keep the rubber tire belts clean use liquid detergent and water, and rinse with water. Be
sure the rubber tire belts fit inside the grooves in the wheels. Be sure to press them in grooves tightly.
WHEEL LUG NUTS: If you remove the wheels more than 20 times be sure the 8 mm nylon lock
nuts still secure the wheels when you tighten with socket wrench. Keep socket wrenches and screwdriver under seat. If nuts become loose, replacement 8 mm nylon lock nuts are available at major
RACE QUICK STEERING: Precision steering using Ackerman geometry and rubber tire belts
give smooth control. Car can be steered in 14 ft. circles and zip around closely spaced safety cones
with ease. The racing style steering wheel adjusts to fit any driver. Setting up a driving course will
improve child’s driving skills. Also provides more fun.
DUAL GEARBOXES AND DUAL MOTORS DRIVE BOTH REAR WHEELS: The two
high performance electric motors are mounted on each gearbox with two screws. The pinion gear
on the motors drive 7 racing type straight cut gears which directly power each rear wheel. Dual rear
wheel drive is best for all types of driving.
HOW TO REMOVE GEARBOXES TO CHECK GEARS AND LUBRICATION: To re-
move the gearbox for inspection or lubricating: (1) Remove the rear wheels. (2) Remove the bottom
panel from the underbody ( ten screws ). (3) Remove the wire terminals from motors by depressing
the locking tab on the terminal with the point of an open paper clip. WARNING! Replace same way
or motors may run wrong way!! (4) Remove the two screws, washers, and nuts holding the gearbox
to the body, then slide the gearbox off the axles.
To disassemble the gearbox: (1) Remove the screws from the cover and carefully separate. (2)
Check and be sure there is grease on all the gear surfaces, shafts and bearings. The factory uses
heavy grease. Some owners remove it and use a lighter lubricant of their own choice. Any commercial grease suitable for plastic gears will work. Check the teeth on the gears. If teeth show excessive
wear, replace gearbox.
HOW TO REMOVE FOOT PEDAL TO CHECK ACCELERATOR BRAKE SWITCH
Some models have a pop in - pop out accelerator pedal. (1) Turn vehicle upside down. (2) Place the
blade of a large flat screwdriver against the bottom edge of the pedal and hit the screwdriver handle
smartly with a medium size hammer. (3) The pedal should pop right out. Two long screws attach box
covering wires to accelerator / brake switch inside cockpit. To reassemble, install top side of pedal in
hole in floorboard first then tap in bottom part.
GO RACING CHECK LIST!
1. Check rubber tire belts clean and in grooves
2. Check wheel nuts - don’t lose a wheel
3. Check steering parts, smooth and not loose
4. Check batteries fully charged, wiring all okay
5. Check seat belt adjusted to driver
SUGGESTED HANDY EXTRAS FOR ALL BATTERY RIDE ONS
Ride On Size Race Flag Sets - Smaller Safety Cones
Set of 5 flags includes: Green - Go, Red - Stop, Yellow - Careful/Caution, Black - No Bumping,
Checker - Finish/Winner. Also single flags like Red and Checker. Flag Size: 12” x 18” on 30” wooden
dowel stick. Sports Safety Cones in smaller size are inexpensive.
Digital Multi Meter (Voltmeter). Two prongs will quickly check battery voltage (6.40 volts or more)
battery charger (12.50 volts or more - 14.00 volts or more when hooked up to batteries and charging)
An simple inexpensive DIGITAL VOLTMETER is your best diagnostic tool to check vehicles batteries
and electrical connections.
Tools and Spare Parts Kit. Tools that come with the car and spare nuts and bolts that might get lost
are available in major hardware stores. Two spare auto type fuses ( 35 - 40 amps) that come with the
car are available at auto parts stores. The battery plugs are standard auto trailer plugs and also available in auto parts stores.
12 Hour Timer Controls Battery Charger. Used to control home lights and appliances. The (GE
5101-72M or similar) can control the battery charger. (1) Set timer 12 hours. (2) Plug in battery charger. (3) Plug into wall socket. 12 hours later it shuts off. Never charge batteries more than 20 hours
or you will “damage them”. The timer shuts off charger.
Hi-Tech Battery Chargers. Beware of claims. We are aware of two stage chargers that claim to
charge batteries faster and then switch to low charge cycle which you can leave plugged in forever.
They are expensive but cost should come down. Be sure their initial charging rate does not exceed
the recommended charging rate of the batteries you use.
Traffic Safety Cones. They are “florescent red safety color” stackable and great for marking off
safety areas and used as pylons for solo events. Fun to “drive around”.
Stop Watch. For driver training. Set up solo track using cones, plastic bottles. Teach drivers to maneuver around them, they will figure out the best way to drive around them for their best time.
White Duct Tape. Great for marking “drive lines” on blacktop. Kids learn to “drive the line”.
Extra Batteries. You can’t race without them . Good batteries are the best investment you can make
for top performance. An ”extra set” or two is recommended.
PVC 4” Plastic Drain Pipe. The right size for inner - outer barriers for portable tracks. The lightweight, less expensive works fine. Use 45 degree connectors for corners. Tape together with white
duct tape to hold in place. Remove tape to store. Outside barriers can also be made from 4” black
flexible drain pipe available in 50 ft - 100 ft sections. Attach to a fence or similar barrier with tie wraps.
Simple, inexpensive, and safe.
HOW TO APPLY DECALS
1. Before applying decals on car, carefully wash down car several times with mixture of one teaspoon
of liquid dishwasher detergent per pint (16 ounces) of water to remove any residue from plastic.
Rinse with plain water and dry. Use soft cloth, as paper towels can scratch plastics. DO NOT get any
water or moisture near any electrical wires or parts.
2. Decals can be applied direct to dry surface. Measure and mark off where you want them with a
piece of masking tape or erasable pencil and carefully position and apply. Be careful of wrinkles and
bubbles. Make a pinholes in any bubbles to let out air.
3. Another method is to wet down the body with a mixture of 1 teaspoon of liquid dishwasher detergent per quart (32 ounces) of water which acts as a “wetting agent” so the decal can be positioned on
the wet surface of the body without sticking. After placement the water is squeezed out from underneath using a credit card or similar object. The decal will lay flat without bubbles or wrinkles and dries
Drivers Names - Other Decals. Check your local instant sign shop for custom made names, logos,
decals. Racing decals are also available from race shops and teams. Sometimes ... Free!
Front Steering Kingpin Bolts
Tighten bottom nut with socket wrench supplied while holding top of bolt with wrench or
pliers. Tighten as tight as possible but still
allow axle to move freely. If axle gets bent
from accident, slide 2 ft steel tube over axle,
hold steering arm firmly with large wrench
and straighten axle using force on steel
Steering Arm and Shaft Assembly
Follow this drawing exactly for best steering results. Install steering tie rod cross
arm (#8) with small tabs up for 14 ft turning
circle. Down for 12 ft turning circle. Tighten
lock nuts tight then back off until turns freely.
For smother steering replace washers with
How To Remove Accelerator Pedal
On models equipped with this type pedal.
Turn vehicle upside down. Place the blade
of a large flat screwdriver against the bottom edge of the pedal. Tap the handle of the
screwdriver smartly with hammer. The pedal
should pop right out. To reassemble, install
top side of pedal in hole in floorboard first
then tap bottom part of pedal in hole.
How To Remove Foot Pedal Box
After removing pedal remove two long
screws in plate. Remove foot pedal box
underneath floorboard to inspect wiring. Be
sure to install foot pedal box correctly with
slant side up and level with bottom of chassis.
Steering Wheel Install/ Maintenance
To assemble, grip steering shaft under dash
with hand so shaft does not move down
when installing wheel. Slide steering wheel
hub on shaft until hole in wheel lines up with
hole in shaft. Install screw and tighten.
If steering wheel gets loose on shaft (due to
heavy racing) cut pieces of duct tape to fit
the side of the square metal shaft and apply
to each side of shaft as necessary to tighten.
Lubricate Parts, Axles, Screws, Washers with WD 40 or Teflon Type Dry Spray
Wheels / Axles / Nuts / Washers
This vehicle is fitted with close tolerance
nylon type self lubricating wheel bearings for
precision steering and lifetime operation. If
they get wet or run in dirt clean and spray
with WD 40 or Teflon spray lubricant to keep
If bearings don’t fit on axles, or holes inside
the wheels are too small and wheels won’t
go on axles use a large round file and carefully file out the holes. If the axle has a rough
edge from machining, use a flat file to remove the edge.
Wheels lock on with 8 mm lock nuts and 8
mm washers. Steel axle diameter is 12 mm.
Replace lock nuts when they don’t lock tight.
Twin Motors - Twin Gearboxes Removal
Remove the underbody panel (10 screws)
(#57). Remove wire terminals from motors
by depressing the locking tab on the terminal with the point of an open paper clip.
WARNING! Replace motor wires on same
terminals! Remove gearbox: (2) screws,
(2) spacers (#23.1) (2) nuts. Gearbox axle
spacer (#25) To remove motor, remove
(5) screws from gearbox housing, then (2)
screws from motor.
Reassemble same way. Parts (#23.1) and
(#25) SPACERS are NECESSARY to align
gearbox to axle and body shape correctly.
Tighten screws tight! THEN back off 1-2
turns so gearbox is “slightly loose” when axle
Accelerator Brake Pedal Modifications
Some “Heavy Foot” drivers press the pedal
so hard to go faster that the bottom of the
pedal pops out of the floorboard. Some owners have made this modification. Cut tab off
bottom of pedal (B) Bend a thin metal ”U”
shape 7/8” x 1 3/4” as part (A) Attach to (B)
with small screws or rivets. Push pedal top
in floor first, then bottom hole. Secure with
cotter pin (C) so it doesn’t pop out.
Seat Belt Adjustment- Replacement
If too long remove body panels and tie knot
in belt to shorten. To remove belt cut sides
of belt buckle under car (A) and belt will slide
out. Install new belt same way.
Your Tune Up Ideas, Comments, Suggestions Are Always Welcome. Thank you!
PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT! LEARN TO DRIVE WELL BEFORE AGE 5!
EVERY KID BECOMES A WINNER THAT LEARNS TO DRIVE CAREFULLY!
Designed to race almost anywhere, in backyards or the Indy 500. Here are some of the 300 students
that went to school, qualified and raced at the Kidracer Derby during the 86th Indy 500. Simple track
setup was made up using Safety Cones and 4” plastic drain pipe.
Cord: Always keep both hands on the wheel except when shifting. Do not bump into other drivers. Be careful!
Cord: Catch the flag out of my hand as you drive
by it then wave it as you drive around the track.
5 Race Flags are displayed on steering wheel
for driving training. Cockpit design features
simple controls like real cars.
Look Mom, Dad. I’m a winner. I drove in the
races and caught the flag. Take my picture! I
want to show Michael.
Note: Cord became our Chief Driving Instructor at Indy. He was 7 years old then and did a great job
teaching the kids. He started racing the first generation Kidracers at age 2. At age 7 he started racing
Quarter Midgets. He quickly began winning races. His race record is one of the best in his division.
50% wins. 75% podium. He hopes to race in the Indy 500.
EXTREMELY MANEUVERABLE! QUICK STEERING LIKE A REAL RACE CAR!
Thousands Of Kids Will Climb Into
Kidracers and Improve Their Driving
Skills By Steering, Braking, Keeping
Control Of The Vehicle At All Times
In Special Kidracer Driving Events.
Where Are They? Start Your Own!
Single Car SCCA Solo Events - Just Like The Sports Car Club Of America Holds
Learn to steer quickly and correctly to avoid accidents and hitting objects safely in your own driveway.
Place safety cones, plastic bottles filled with water in various positions and drive in between them.
Use a stopwatch to time it takes from start to finish, without hitting them.
One car can help train hundreds of drivers, in your own driveway.
Oval Tracks Teach Wheel To Wheel Driver Skills Better Than Any Other Program
Learn steering, braking, passing side by side
(either side) accident avoidance and eye,
hand, foot control, and obeying flag rules.
Because in oval track racing, you can’t make
mistakes. Even at safe 5 MPH Kidracer®
speeds you’ve got to think fast or you’re last.
If you want to race the Indy 500, start practicSTART
Driveway Drag Racing Two Cars At A Time Can Be Fun For The Young Ones.
Young drivers get a chance to beat big brother. Why? They weigh less. If the young driver weighs
less and knows how to steer straight and keep their foot to the floor, they win. Simple fun for the
youngsters. Teaches youngsters about power to weight ratios.
Formula Grand Prix Tracks For Difficult Driver Training
In many countries the Formula 1 Grand Prix is the most prestigious auto race and some Grand Prix tracks cost 100’s of millions of dollars. The US Grand Prix at Indy has had the largest
attendance of F1 races worldwide featuring world champion
drivers and very special Formula 1 racing cars. The basic “L’”
shaped Kidracer track will give more experienced drivers the
Grand Prix driving challenge, and more difficult driver training.
HOW TO ORGANIZE DRIVER SCHOOLS , RACES, & BUILD A SAFETY TRACK
Kids Going Through School Learn Rules, Focus, Teamwork, and No Bumping!
The Portable Energy Absorbing Safety Track - made from PVC plastic 4” dia. drain pipe moves
when struck by cars wheels reducing G forces and impact on car and driver.
Best track size is 30’ x 40’ oval or larger on hard level surface. Set up inside portable crowd control
fences. Hay bales, used auto tires, and other moveable barriers may be used.
Cars running into solid concrete curbs can damage car suspension and possibly injure child.
Inside track area, construct moveable “curbing” from inexpensive 4” diameter white color PVC plastic drain pipe available from major hardware stores in 10 ft sections. Use 45 degree connectors for
corners. Cut with hacksaw. Assemble “curbing” and use white duct tape to hold together as one unit.
Plastic “safety cones” are used to position the “curbing”.
The safety cones and “curbing” will move on the surface when struck by the cars reducing impact and
G forces to the car and driver. Energy is absorbed slowly and safely.
On the track surface, draw a 2” wide line the driver can follow around the oval. This is the “training
line”. Use white or bright color duct tape on hard surface, paint, or other system.
DRIVERS SCHOOL & RACE TAKES ABOUT 1/2 HOUR FOR 4 to 5 STUDENTS
The Driving School and Races are run for fun and learning. There are no 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place
awards. All the kids are treated as winners and presented with equal recognition or awards.
Helmets are not required but are recommended. Lightweight bicycle type are best.
Flag school 5 minutes. They learn to obey the 5 basic race flags. Explain slowly. Green-Go. RedStop. Black-No Bumping. Yellow-Careful-Caution. Checker-Race over-Finish.
Qualify drivers one at a time. It takes about 3 minutes each. Explain how to drive car. Drivers watch
each other qualify. Drivers learn to “drive the line” on the track. They start in low gear then shift to
high. They learn to obey the 5 basic race flags. In a few laps they learn by observing each other.
They learn to catch the checker flag out of the starters hand while driving by at 5 MPH. Kids that
qualify race together in the practice race.
Starter operates flags at start/finish line. 5 flags at finish line Green-Red-Black-Yellow Checker.
Starter is in charge of race. Intentional bumping is a black flag no-no.
Four Corner workers assist drivers in need. They also operate Red flag when necessary. When track
is blocked and when race is over and everyone is to stop.
Green Flag! Run 10-20 laps or more. Give them time to learn how to race together well.
End of Race! Starter waves Checker Flag. All flag stations wave Red Flag. Everyone stop.
All drivers stay in cars. Starter presents checker flag to each driver. Each Driver drives around track
waving checker flag on Parade Lap. Every driver goes home a winner!
Small classes of 4 to 5 students ages 3 - 7 can be completed in about 30 minutes.
INEXPENSIVE PORTABLE TRACK IS EASY TO CONSTRUCT AND SET UP
LEVEL HARD SURFACE
Safety cone placement
1. Infield curbing 4” pipe
2. 2” tape drive line
3. Spare car park
6. Start - Finish line
4. Driver school area
7. Starter flag station
5. Outside track barrier 8. Corner worker stations
1. Select a level hard surface for best racing. Sweep clean. If possible, hose down and dry.
2. Hacksaw 4” dia. 10 foot PVC drain pipes for infield curbing (7 sections required) into
4-10 foot sections’, 2- 6 foot sections, 4- 3 foot sections. (Available in hardware stores).
3. Connect these sections together with 45 degree - 4” dia. elbows (8 required). Use white
duct tape to hold sections together in one large unit. It’s E-Z to disassemble for storage.
4. Use 12” or larger vinyl safety cones to position infield curbing (16 minimum). Curbing
moves when struck by cars wheels reducing impact. Cinder blocks can also be used.
5. Use 2” wide white duct tape on track surface to mark drive line. Kids that demonstrate
they can drive on this line during their single car qualifying test drive do well racing.
6. Use 2” white duct tape to mark off driver school area, start finish line, safety cones.
7. Public events may require movable metal fencing to keep the public away from the cars
and children. Usually they are 8 foot sections. Signage can be hung on the fences.
8. Outside “curbing” or barriers to protect the cars and kids racing can be constructed from
4” dia. - 10 foot sections of PVC plastic drain pipe, 4” dia plastic flexible drain pipe (2550-100 foot sections) hay bales, or used auto tires.
9. Official personnel required (minimum) should be light on their feet and very observant.
1 - Official Starter who manages the race using 5 flags. Starter controls the race.
4 - Official corner workers who assist drivers, display (wave) red flag when necessary.
1 - Registrar who signs drivers in and obtains parent or guardians release and permission.
10. Remember Safety First. ABC- Always Be Careful! Events are held for the kids fun
and learning. Let them enjoy the experience “learning how to drive before age 5”.
FULL 90 DAY LIMITED WARRANTY
DO NOT RETURN VEHICLE TO DEALER
PARTS AND HELPFUL SERVICE ADVICE AVAILABLE. TRY PHONE FIRST!
The warranty covers the Kidracer® ride-on vehicle for ages 3 - 7 and the rechargeable batteries included. The warranty starts at time of purchase (or receipt of
vehicle) only to the original, noncommercial purchaser, who purchased it from an
authorized Kidracer® dealer against defects in materials and or workmanship.
Proof of purchase. Keep your sales receipt and or shipping label with tracing number if shipped direct. Your warranty begins from date you received vehicle. Copies will be necessary to begin to process any warranty claim. There will also be a
sticker on the car with a registration number. You will need this vehicle registration
number as well.
The warranty covers all defects in materials and workmanship. Any damages to
new cars in shipping is covered in transit by the shipping company when packed in
original cartons. If damaged in shipping, please notify shipping company and shipper ASAP.
The warranty covers recreational use and MAXIMUM DRIVER WEIGHT OF 90
LBS. It does not cover the vehicle or battery if misused, dropped while handling,
modified with unapproved parts, or operating instructions written with safety notices were not followed.
Authorized replacements are: Nuts, Bolts, Washers of same specifications. Replacement batteries, fuses of same specifications.
Any damage caused by the vehicle when operating is the sole responsibility of the
users. Adult supervision is required when children are driving ride ons in parks and
events and should also be when playing in their own back yard. ABC - Always Be
This warranty gives you legal rights and you may also have other rights which vary
from state to state.
Any part(s) found defective within the 90 day period will be repaired or replaced
without charge by the manufacturer. Most parts are easy to replace with simple
tools. The vehicle and parts are designed for many years of trouble free operation.
Your complete satisfaction is our #1 priority!
Should you have any problem of any kind, please contact us. Thank you!
For Parts List and Service Advice:
Phone (800) 538-4138