We have just enough to go ahead with the September club day with a couple more expected on the day.
More are always welcome, so drag your mates along too.
We gave a few new junior and senior members that need some seat time and there will be help about if they need tips or get stuck.
The AGM will be held before racing
NOTE: The AGM will take place before racing starts.
Well done to all our competitors at Hamilton on the weekend
The VCS is ultra competitive this year - so any result in the top half is a great achievement
Top marks for Alex and Anthony- both dominating their class.
- 1st TAG Res Light Alex Barallon
- 1st TAG Res Medium Anthony Warner
- 4th KA4 Junior Light Jaxson Cox
- 5th KA3 Senior Medium Ray Dumesny
- 8th TAG Res Masters John Page
- 9th KA3 Senior Light Jordan Malcolm
- 11th Cadet 12 Daniel Malcolm
- 11th TAG Res Medium Ray Dumesny
- 11th TAG 125 Heavy Paul Feely
- 14th TAG Res Medium Gred Org
- 21st TAG Res Light Bill West
- 24th TAG Res Light Brock Rae
Big congrats to Jaxson Cox, winner of KA4 Junior at round 5 of the AKC at Todd Road.
Congrats to our Ballarat drivers in Horsham
It was a pretty good weekend for our Ballarat contingent - every karter in the top 10, two podiums and a great win!
- Joe Fawcett: 1st Cadet 12 (Back to back from 2016!)
- Jordan Malcolm: 3rd KA4 Junior Heavy
- Alex Baralllon: 3rd TaG 125 Restricted Light
- Paul Feely: 4th TAG 125 Heavy
- Jaxson Cox 5th KA4 Junior Light
- John Page 5th TaG 125 Restricted Masters
- Ray Dumesny 6th TaG 125 Restricted Medium
- Greg Ord 9th TaG 125 Restricted Medium
- Brock Rae: 10th TaG 125 Restricted Light
Well done to all the Ballarat karters at the Portland VCS round.
Don't forget, clubday is THIS weekend and we'd love to see a few karters to have some fun and help the newcomers.
Pre-entering online is the best way to throw your hat in the ring and get your class going (Particularly for juniors and cadets), but checking in with mates to see if they are competing also helps.
Anthony Warner 2nd TAG 125 Restricted Medium
Jaxson Cox 3rd KA4 Junior Light
Alexander Barrallon 3rd TAG Restricted Light
Luke Mason 5th TAG 125 Restricted Medium
Brock Rae 6th TAG 125 Restricted Light
John Page 6th TAG 125 Retricted Masters
Mal Mason 6th KA3 Senior Medium
Paul Feely 7th TAG 125 Heavy
Jordan Malcolm 8th KA4 Junior Heavy
Ray Dumesney 10th TAG Restricted Medium
Greg Ord 15th TAG 125 Restricted Medium
Thanks to all those who came out for our little turnout, it was a fun day of racing and great for our new beginners to get help from experienced members.
1 Zaiden Barry
2 Daniel Malcolm
TAG 125 Heavy
1 Alan Saint
KA3 Senior Medium
1 Luke Thurston
2 Mal Mason
TAG 125 Restricted Light
1 John Page
2 Guy McCutcheon
3 Adam Neville
TAG 125 Restricted Medium
1 Brendan Torpy
2 Ray Dumesny
3 Greg Ord
Well done to all the Ballarat members who competed at round 2 of the VCS.
Some mixed fortunes for a few of us in the finals, but well done to all competing in some very competitive classes.
We hope to see many of you at clubday this weekend for a run, so please enter online by Wednesday to give us an idea of numbers
- Alexander Barallon 4th TAG Restricted Light
- John Page 4th TAG Restricted Masters
- Brock Rae 6th TAG Restricted Light
- Mal Mason 6th KA3 Senior Medium
- Jaxson Cox 8th KA4 Junior Light
- Jown Owen 8th TAG Restricted Masters
- Paul Feely 10th TAG Heavy
- Jordan Malcolm 16th KA4 Junior Heavy
- Greg Ord 20th TAG Restricted Medium
- Ray Dumesny 21th TAG Restricted Medium
- James Head 24th TAG Restricted Medium
Congratulations to all the Ballarat members who achieved a good result on the weekend.
Many were also busy helping out with the running of the event between their races.
Full results can be found on the KA CMS
- John Page: 1st TAG 125 Restricted Masters
- Jordan Malcolm: 1st KA4 Junior Heavy
- Luke Mason: 2nd TAG 125 Restricted Medium
- Jaxson Cox: 2nd KA4 Junior Light
- Luke Thurston: 4th KA3 Senior Medium
- Paul Feely: 5th TAG 125 Heavy
- Luke Fong: 7th TAG 125 Light
- Alexander Barrallon: 6th TAG 125 Restricted Light
- Braydon McKinnon: 6th TAG Restricted Heavy
- Malcolm Mason: 7th KA3 Senior Medium
- Akasha McEachran: 9th Cadet 12
- Brock Rae: 11th TAG 125 Restricted Light
- Greg Ord: 12th: TAG 125 Restricted Medium
- Daniel Malcolm: 13th Cadet 12
- Brendan Torpy: 15th TAG 125 Restricted Light
- Shayne Penhall: 18th TAG 125 Restricted Light
- Andrew Bowen: 26th TAG 125 Restricted Light
John Page takes the win in the TAG 125 Restricted Masters Final (Photo courtesy of Pace Images/Victorian Country Series)
Warm conditions greeted karters, and 49 busy karters was a very welcome site at the club ahead of next weekend's VCS round.
Win TV kindly attended our club day to get some footage before the VCS, so check our WIN News Ballarat this week to see if you appear on the news.
Our podium places are below, or you can view the full results on the KA CMS
You can also view some pics from the day's racing on our Facebook page
1 Rusty Ponting
2 Thomas Schmidt
3 Stefan Karajcic
3* Domenic Kucina
*We have awarded a joint 3rd place, as an unfortunate transponder gremlin
doesn't show the great driving of the club's youngest new P plater.
1 Zaiden Barry
2 Brocklan Parker
3 Daniel Malcolm
KA4 Junior Light
1 Jaxson Cox
2 Jai Stephenson
3 Corey Herbertson
KA4 Junior Heavy
1 Jordan Malcolm
2 Daniel Hookway
3 Keean Ferguson
1 Will Kelly-Merrifield
2 Max Owen
3 Declan Foo
KA3 Senior Light
1 Jack Douglass
KA3 Senior Heavy
1 Malcolm Mason
2 Luke Thurston
TAG 125 Restricted Light
1 Alexander Barallon
2 Brendan Torpy
3 Brock Rae
TAG 125 Restricted Heavy
1 Luke Mason
2 Barry Clough
3 Greg Ord
We are very excited that in 2017 we have the first round of the AUSTRANS Victorian Country Series on February 5.
In 2016, Cobden attracted a whopping 200+ entries for the first round, so we are expecting a big few days this year.
We will need help from all club members, family and friends to make this happen, so make yourself known to the committee by any means possible. (Facebook, email, phone)
As a lead up, we will be running the optional January club day (Jan 29) this year, 1 week before the VCS round.
Please note: Don't get carried away marking pit spots too early, we will mow lawns and mark pit boundaries in mid January.
Only after the lines are marked is anyone welcome to put their name down on a spot.
Check out the VCS Facebook page for more info
Plenty of fun was to be at our end of year fun day, with the track running forward then reverse, welcoming home the club's first black plate winner in many years, hearing the glorious roar of an historic twin engine, and even finding a superb blue tongue lizard in the club rooms!
There was a good turnout of members and friends, and everyone seemed to have a good time, many commented that they loved the thrill of running the track in reverse.
2016 club champion presentations followed the fun day activities:
2016 Cadet 9 Club Champion: Akasha McEachran
2016 Cadet 12 Club Champion: Zaiden Barry
2016 Senior Club Champion: John Page
2016 Harry's Junior Challenge: Akasha McEachran
In 2016 Harry's Challenge was awarded to the best cadet or junior representing Ballarat at open events in 2016 as voted by the committee.
2016 Club Member of the Year: Bob Shears
You may not always see Bob on a race weekend, but he puts in an enormous amount of effort at every club working bee, and many times when there wasn't even a working bee scheduled.
A massive thanks to Bob from Ballarat Kart Club for all his hard work.
Congratulations to all the Ballarat members who competed in state cup at Warrnambool on the weekend.
Jordan Malcolm, Luke Mason , John Page, Paul Feely, Mal Mason, Joe Fawcett, Andrew Bowen and Jaxson Cox all put in their best efforts amongst Victoria's top drivers.
A huge congratulations go to Jordan Malcolm, winning KA4 Junior Heavy and getting black plates for 2017!
It was great racing to watch and an outstanding result in a very impressive field.
Luke Mason also powered home to grab a great second spot in TAG Restricted Heavy with some impressive consistent clean driving.
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