The Ballarat Kart Club 2019 Club Champions are
Cadet 9: Lewis Kucina
Cadet 12: Akasha McEachran
Junior: Grace Dunmore
Senior: John Page
Club Member of the Year: Bill West
Thanks to everyone that took part - we had a thoroughly enjoyable year and look forward to seeing all the racing next year!
It was also a ripper spring day for our last club day of the year on Sunday.
A good sized Combined Light class put on an energetic show, and we had some fun with those that registered for our Come and Try sessions after the racing.
Full results: https://speedhive.mylaps.com/Events/1749176
Enjoy a free BBQ with friends as we present the 2019 club champions at the end of the day's racing.
A $50 Bunnings voucher will be up for grabs again for any karter or official to win on the day.
Another year and our biggest event is now behind us.
This weekend threw out many challenges to our club with rain, hail then sunshine and all this in the first half day.
A bit of work on Friday saw us able to guarantee the track was in good nick, and able to drain water. This allowed trouble free racing regardless of the downpours.
Moving into the Saturday and Sunday our members, friends and family kept the canteen ticking along nicely, the masses being fed, the toilets being serviced, the cars pulled out of bogs, and still regardless of the testing weather everyone was still smiling.
A very proud moment for our club who have pulled together, and once again shown that we can put on a great show.
Congratulations to the drivers that represented us on the track today regardless of your finishing positions, it was a tough gig out there.
A Huge thank you to the members and businesses that have supported us through our major Karting, and fundraising event for the year that sets us up for the following 12 months.
Well done all.
A big thankyou to everyone that took part in the AGM and contributed to the running of the club.
We are very pleased to announce that Mal Mason is the incoming president.
2019-2020 Club Positions
President: Mal Mason
Vice President - Bill West
Treasurer: Kev O'Donohue
Secretary: Paul Feely
Race Secretary: Debbie Page
Scrutineer: Greg Ord
New license and new member liaison: Bill West
Canteen manager: Michelle Shields
Track inspector: Mal Mason
KV Delegates: Luke Fong
VCS/Secondary KV Delegate: Paul Feely
Trophies: Bill West
Grants coordinator: Paul Feely (Others: Bill West)
Publicity, social media and comms coordinator:: Paul Feely (Others: Bill West. Mal Mason)
Social activities coordinator : Dan Findlay
(NOTE: Anyone member is free to join a working group at any time)
What a great day for racing
We saw some new members and some new visitors take to the track today
Results are now up on Speedhive
The track will be closed during this time
Working Bee this Sunday 22nd September 9am-mid day
Jobs include: Chip bark in Turn 1 catch trap, Exposing track edges (overgrown grass), Clearing nature strip (tree clean up), pressure wash track, whipper snip around tyre barriers.
Please bring: shovels, brooms, wheel barrow, whipper snippers and safety gear.
Remember many hands make light work!
Track will be CLOSED during this period.
We've been so busy we are only just catching up on the weekend VCS results.
We had a big group compete, and its great to see some new members in the list
Well done to Taine for taking out a great win to beat Remo on home turf.
A couple of drivers had misfortune and didn't run the final, but we hope they have a better run next round at home.
Taine Venables 1st KA3 Senior Medium
Nikola Schmidt 5th TAG Heavy
John Page 6th Vic Combined Masters
Paul Feely 6th TAG Heavy
Ray Dumesny 8th TAG Heavy
Luke Fong 8th TAG Light
Greg Ord 9th Vic Combined Masters
Jordan Malcolm 10th KA3 Senior Light
Lewis Kucina 10th Cadet 9
Domenic Kucina 13trh Cadet 12
Grace Dunmore 17th KA4 Junior Light
Daniel Golightly 15th KA4 Junior Light
Jason Douglas 16th KA3 Senior Light
Brock Rae 16th Vic Combined Light
Greg Dunmore 18th Vic Combined Light
Lachlan Clark 19th KA4 Junior Heavy
Mal Mason Vic Combined Medium
Ella Dunmore Vic Combined Light
Daniel Findlay Vic Combined Light
Mitch Arrow Vic Combined Light
Bill West Vic Combined Light
As we are not running club day today our officials and volunteers get a nice day off.
So its a good time to share a club update of what has been happening at your club in 2019.
There is a lot of work behind the scenes just so we can open the gate, but there is also a lot of work going on to get the club day culture going strong.
If you have been involved in anything at the club that we've missed, please let us know
Read the club update
NOTE: We will NOT be running an August Clubday this month
Wimmera are running a club day on Saturday August 24, and several members will be racing there
We will post information of when the next Come and Try event is running when we have confirmed more details; but there will not be one in August.
(We should have another kart ready by that time too)
The September club day WILL go ahead and will be preceded by the Annual General Meeting.
We STRONGLY encourage all members to attend, as it is critical to the running of your club.
We then start a lot of work towards our Victorian Country Series Finale in November.
We will be calling on all members to be involved in any way they can and post more details of what we need in the lead up.
In conjunction with our July club-day (Sunday July 28), Ballarat kart club would like to invite anyone interested in karting to come along and have a go at our come and try karts.
We now have 2x club karts available, our senior 100J kart will accommodate (12yo and over) and our cadet 80 (6-12-year-old).
Remember, the come and try kart is reserved for those genuinely interested in karting that have not had the opportunity to drive on a full-size circuit.
The cost is $30 covering administration and consumables.
If you are interested, please get in-touch via our Facebook page, with height, weight and age such that we can determine kart suitability.
NOTE: Not everyone will fit in the karts provided, so height and age is important to check.