Community Bank Buninyong support
In October and November last year, we got absolutely smashed by the weather, like most of the state.
Fortunately we didn't go completely under water as did the worst affected clubs and communities.
But we also got smashed financially, with $$$ spent on emergency gravel roadways so the Victorian Country Series could go ahead. This was extremely important when the club hadn't had a major event for 3 long years; cancelling was not an option for the health of the club and its members.
So, an amazing amount of work was put in by the club in the 6 weeks leading up to the event for this to happen.
In 2023, Community Bank Buninyong have supported our club with a Community Investment Grant that makes a huge difference to the expenses from extreme weather.
The roadways and pathways will also benefit the club for future events and construction into the future.
Thankyou Community Bank Buninyong
Track construction update: Track closed from April though June
We are very excited to announce that track construction will shortly commence.
The club has just signed a contract with Begbies Contracting , who will be using the services of Centre State Asphalting. (The same crew who did an excellent job at Wimmera Kart Racing Club)
Wright Civil Engineering have worked closely with Begbies and the grant working group to get the best result for our club.
The track will close for all karting activity from 1 April (AM) until at least 30 June.
The gates will be padlocked during all construction.
Track construction is expected to start shortly after Easter, and is anticipated to take 8-9 weeks.
Despite being Grand Prix weekend, we will need a MAJOR working bee turnout on Saturday 1 April from 8:00am. (BBQ lunch will be provided)
We need this to happen before Easter to make sure the track is ready for contractors to come on site, which will include removing fences and tyres that will enable access to the track.
Members - Check your inboxes
An important 2023 update has been emailed to all members.
Look for the subject "Ballarat Kart Club – 2023 Kick Off and Important Updates", and make sure you take the time to read several important changes.
February Club Day - Sunday Feb 26
This could well be the last club day before a lot of hard work and construction starts, so make sure you're part of the fun.
Entries now open at https://cms.karting.net.au/cms/member
2023: The Next Chapter in Our 60 Year Evolution
Over 60 years Ballarat Kart Club has evolved from a small dirt track to a modern sprint kart circuit; and now you can actually watch it evolve.
2023 will see one of the biggest upgrades in the circuit's history after all that's come before. NOTE: Aerial photo dates do not match actual construction years.
Lucky for us, they do happen to be conveniently show change within a few years of each major upgrade.
Photo credits: Kerry Bruty|Tim Francis - TF Design|Rick Pope
House Bros Motorsport Photography|Paul Feely|Ash Budd|KartSportNews
Ben Roehlen - Pace Images|Matt Wall Wallie15@Youtube
All info and accuracy to the best of our current knowledge. Thanks to plenty of Ballarat members for advice and input.
2022 Club Member of the Year: Daniel Findlay
Congratulations and sincere thankyou to Daniel Findlay and the Findlay family.
Countless hours have been spent at the track, at the workshop, and behind a computer for the club over the past year.
Dan, Jess and the boys are regular sights at all club activities, with special mention going to the preparation for our 60th anniversary, the VCS trophies, and the track extension engineering.
Not to mention getting our new club logo and t-shirts over the finish line after many years of trying.
End of Year Fun Day- Saturday December 10
2022 Victorian Country Series Finale Run and Won
A massive thankyou from the Ballarat Kart Club to all volunteers, officials, competitors and spectators that attended 2 days of racing to cap off the 2022 Victorian Country Series.
The weather tested us all, but the preparations worked enormously well, and we were even pretty close to timetable.
Head over to our Facebook page for live stream replays, photo galleries, and competition winners.
Ballarat Kart Club Facebook
Victorian Country Series Facebook
Full round results
IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR VCS COMPETITORS
2 - Can I mark out a pit spot?
We have a new logo!
We are excited to announce our new Ballarat Kart Club logo as we approach round 6 of the Victorian Country Series and the start of the exciting journey of our track extension works.
With a rich and proud history for over 60 years, the club continues to provide an energetic and supportive environment that allows members of all ages to enjoy their motor racing ambitions.
Our new logo will represent the continued success of the club and opportunities for our members as we embark on an exciting future. The dedication of our hard-working committee and volunteers also continues to provide benefits for our members and community. The recent financial grants awarded to the club for the track upgrade and IT equipment investment are a testament to the success of this hard work and commitment.
We are super proud of where we are as a club and look forward to sharing updates of upcoming events and new track works, all under the brand of our new logo.
President, Ballarat Kart Club
2022 DPE Victorian Country Series Finale - Entries now open
Its almost time for our biggest event since 2019!
The DPE Victorian Country Series will conclude at Ballarat on November 19-20.
We highly encourage all members to participate on and off track to make this event a huge success.
Enter now at https://karting.net.au/cms/member