It's time to say a few thank you's to all that helped us out over the weekend with the successful running of this year's Ballarat Victorian Country series round.
Over the last two weeks we have been asking for, and requesting help with club volunteers just to try and get enough numbers to make it work, let alone offer some relief for the regulars in the canteen. 
We have to say that we are  very proud of what our club members were able to deliver, with an excellent level of support from mums, dads daughters and grans, girlfriends and just mates, even people from other clubs, all of which allowed our regular canteen legend Michelle successfully deliver hundreds of meals and drinks throughout the weekend.

To everyone that jumped in to help with the tyre marking that also contributed towards getting the karts to the grid in a timely manner, throughout most of the qualifying period there were a minimum of 4 people marking the tyres, most rotating between their own races just to make it work.

To the regulars at working bees throughout the year, and newer faces more recently that contributed to getting the track ship shape for this meeting. It doesn't happen on its own.

This is a typical effort that continues to make not only Ballarat, but all of our country clubs in the Victorian Country Series stand out and continue to showcase our sport.

Well done everyone, and thank you from the Ballarat Kart club committee.

Today we invited the Mayor of Ballarat, Councillor Des Hudson, out to our track to learn more about our sport ahead of our VCS round this weekend.

Without even hire kart experience (He has driven a monster truck before though!), Des was quick to start working on smooth lines and pushing the kart harder, and he had quite an enjoyable stint.

Ballarat Kart Club President and Vice-President (Paul Feely and Mal Mason) had a good discussion with Des about the sport, the club and sport in the region.

We thank Des for his time, and hope he enjoyed it.

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Ballarat Kart Club are proud supporters of the Victorian Country series, and we encourage all members to consider taking part in the final round of 2015.

The final round is a 2 day event at South West kart club on October 17-18.

Good luck to all our  Ballarat members competing; excitingly some of our juniors are in with a chance of being on the series podium top steps.

There will be no March club day due to the Easter long weekend.

The next committee meeting is Wednesday 9 March at 8:00pm in the club rooms

Sunday's AGM saw discussion about the future of club days at Ballarat.

In general it was agreed that -

  • All karters must now pre-enter for clubdays - starting for the October clubday.
  • If a minimum of 15 karters are not pre-entered on the Wednesday the event will be CANCELLED.
  • The exact cutoff point of 15 karters may be fine tuned over time.
  • There may be a financial incentive to pre-enter (eg: Additional cost to enter on the day) TBD
  • Once the 2016 calendar is released, the club will review the calendar and determine whether to alternate clubdays or whether there are certain dates that are not viable to run.
  • The club survey is still open, if you have not completed it before the AGM, please complete it so we can take your ideas to the next committee meeting and assist with these decisions 

Exact details of these entry changes will be mailed to all members.