Well done to all our Ballarat members who had strong results on the weekend, with great wins for John Page and Sam Wren
New member Anthony Warner also picked up a good 2nd.
Akasha McEachran and Luke Mason were both just outside the podium knocking on the door.
Luke Thurston's position sells him a bit short - he was racing with and matching Remo pace in a very fast KA3 freight train.
Ballarat member results:
John Page 1st TAG Restricted Masters
Sam Wren 1st TAG Restricted Super Heavy
Anthony Warner 2nd TAG Restricted Masters
Luke Mason 4th TAG Restricted Heavy
Akasha McEachran 4th Cadet 9
Ray Dumesny 5th TAG Restricted Heavy
Joe Fawcett 5th Cadet 12
Paul Feely 5th TAG 125 Heavy
Jordan Malcolm 7th KA4 Junior Light 7th KA3 Junior
Jarrod Dwyer 7th KA3 Senior Light
Luke Thurston 7th KA3 Senior Heavy
Mal Mason 9th TAG Restricted Masters
Zaiden Barry 10th Cadet 12
Sam Murphy 10th TAG 125 Restricted Light
Braydon McKinnon 10th TAG Restricted Super Heavy
Trent Johnston 11th TAG Restricted Super Heavy
Tim Forster 11th TAG 125 Restricted Light
Lachlan Pring 14th Cadet 9
Andrew Bowen 15th TAG 125 Restricted Light
Brendan Torpy 17th TAG 125 Restricted Light
Sam Wren leading TAG 125 Restricted Super Heavy
John Page leading TAG 125 Restricted Masters
Anthony Warner 2nd TAG 125 Restricted Masters
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.
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
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.