NOVEMBER UPDATE: http://www.karting.net.au/new-era-for-cadet-racing-in-australia-starts-now

Background

There is some confusion about the currently permitted use of the new engines to be introduced into competition in 2015.
This includes the IAME KA 100, Vortex Mini Rok, Micro Max and Mini Max engines for use on our race tracks.

Current Position
These engines are NOT eligible for use (Practice or Racing) on Karting Australia licensed circuits at this time.
They are all subject to homologation and approval by Karting Australia.
Our rules are quite specific with regards to engines that can be used for our Classes. These engines are not included in them at this time and cannot be used until such time as they are specifically approved by Karting Australia.

Vortex Mini Rok
The Vortex Mini Rok engine that is to be homologated by OTK Kart Group with Karting Australia will become eligible for use on KA Licenced tracks only after that process has been completed and the engines have been added to the appropriate Classes.

The specification and details of the engine and all of its peripherals have not been confirmed on the homologation that will apply to the Vortex Mini Rok engine for use in competition from 1 January 2015. It has not been approved for competition and it has not been added to any Class.

Competitors are advised that until the homologation, validation and approval for competition process has been completed and formal advice to that effect is supplied by Karting Australia that it is most unwise to purchase a Vortex Mini Rok engine with the expectation that it will be eligible for competition in 2015.

Further, Competitors are advised that they should not expect to practice with the Vortex Mini Rok engine at this time on Karting Australia licenced tracks. Karting Australia’s insurance policies do not afford cover for this engine at this time.

Source: http://www.karting.net.au/information-regarding-use-of-new-engines


 

The 2014 AGM was held before the September clubday, and all positions were declared vacant.

We thank the holders of the previous positions for their hard work.

The 2014/15 positions are:

  • President: Paul Feely
  • Vice-President: Mal Mason
  • Secretary: Kev O'Donohue
  • Treasurer: Kev O'Donohue
  • Race Secretary: Debbie Page
  • Delegate: Kev O'Donohue
  • Co-delegate: Paul Feely
  • Scrutineer: John Page
  • Track Inspector: Michael Masterson
  • Canteen Manager: Michelle Shields
  • Web Editor/Trophies: Paul Feely
  • Publicity Officer: Mark Fawcett

Committee members: 

  • Bob Shears
  • Justin Malcolm
  • David McKenzie
  • Sam Wren
  • John Page
  • Brendan Torpy

 

Browse through some pics from 2013's Mort Page memorial action below.

This year's Mort Page memorial for Clubman Light  is combined with the final round of the Austrans Country Series Oct 18-19.

Series organisers are proud to announce that more than $22,000 worth of trophies and prizes will be presented to the series placegetters.
Beyond that, all drivers who have raced each meeting will get free entry for one meeting next year, and two lucky drivers, a junior and a senior, will get a full series free entry!

Entries are now open via karting.net.au

Browse through some pics from 2013's Country Series round below.

This year's final Austrans Country Series round incorporates the Mort Page memorial for Clubman Light  on the weekend of Oct 18-19.

Series organisers are proud to announce that more than $22,000 worth of trophies and prizes will be presented to the series placegetters.
Beyond that, all drivers who have raced each meeting will get free entry for one meeting next year, and two lucky drivers, a junior and a senior, will get a full series free entry!

Pre-enter now via karting.net.au

Ballarat Kart Club would like to remind its members, friends and family that today is R U OK day.

The Ballarat Kart Club community has been deeply affected by tragedies related to depression, and we support events such as R U OK day.

If you think a fellow karter needs a chat, don't be afraid to talk and start the conversation.

If you are experiencing problems yourself, don't be afraid to talk to a fellow karter, or look for professional help.

Please visit the the R U OK website  for more information