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.
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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.
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.
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
2 - Can I mark out a pit spot?
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
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.
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Hamilton VCS member wrap up
Wow, what a weekend! There were extremely challenging conditions from the get-go on Saturday with the weather proving to be a major factor all weekend and testing the most seasoned of racers. The rain was on and off ALL weekend and no one was spared from the changeable conditions, particularly those who got the mid race rain!
It was great to see so many members competing with some fantastic results across the weekend. Even with the challenges, there was good experience gained for those who were not accustomed to these types of conditions. We now look forward to Round 6, the final round of the 2022 Victorian Country Series, at our home track in Haddon on 19-20 November 2022.
Congratulations to all members who competed, especially those who managed a win or podium. Check out the finals places for each class below or view the full results on Speedhive.
Archie Bristow - P1
Kurtis Polkinghorne - P2
Lewis Kucina - P6
Xavier Mifsud - P10
Alfie Carter - DNF
KA4 Junior Light
Jayden Dellar - P1 (Congratulations on your first VCS win!)
Akasha McEachran - P6
Max Marriner - P5
Joshua White - P9
KA4 Junior Heavy
Mia Mifsud - P4
KA3 Senior Light
Domenic Kucina - P13
Jordan Malcolm - P14
Jason Douglas - P15
Daniel Malcolm - DNS
KA3 Senior Medium
Luke Fong - P11
Grace Dunmore - P13
TaG Restricted Light
Daniel Golightly - P6
TaG Restricted Medium
James Head - P11
Ben Peverill - DNF
Chris Gardner – DNS
TaG Restricted Heavy
Michael Angwin - P1
Adrian Matheson - P2
Andrew Calvert - P5
TaG 125 Light
Jay Racovalis - P7
Greg Dunmore - DNF
Daniel Findlay - DNF
Tag 125 Heavy
Raymond Dumesny - DNF
Vic Combined Masters
John Page - P4
Greg Ord – P9
Hugh Wilson - P11
- 28 September 2022 - 7.30pm start
- Ballarat Bowls Club, 6 Havelock Street, Ballarat
- Light supper provided, drinks at bar prices
It was definitely winter, but the sun turned up for the afternoon and team red won the day, with some great prizes handed out across all classes.
The prize haul included:
- Cadet tyres from Lateral Plains Racing for best improved Cadet.
- $300 cash from Billet Developments
- $200 cash from Repco Ballarat
- $150,$100 and $50 vouchers from Ballarat Toyworld.
- $150,$100 and $50 from Ballarat Bearings
- 2 x driving lights with work lights sets from Oz Value Ag machinery.
View the Full results on Speedhive for the podium trophies
Plus photo galleries on our Facebook page
The Ballarat Kart Club thrives through the efforts and many hours put in by its passionate volunteers.
At our recent 60th anniversary celebrations we acknowledged the tireless efforts of two very committed volunteers, Michelle Shields and Paul Feely, with their awarding of Life Membership to the Ballarat Kart Club. Michelle and Paul’s individual contributions over many years has, and continues, to contribute to the success of our club through their work behind the scenes in our month-to-month activities and at race events.
We all thank you both for your amazing contribution and dedication to our club!
Michelle became involved in Ballarat Kart Club well over a decade ago, when her son was competing in karting.
To the club’s good fortune, Michelle continues to volunteer her time as an active committee member, and managing all the aspects of the canteen, from ordering, picking up supplies and operating the canteen to ensuring attendees at race meetings are kept fed and watered.
Michelle, from us all, we thank you for your on-going support of the club.
Paul’s talents have spread across the many disciplines of karting, not only as a driver, but also through his involvement in building the success of the Victorian Country Series (VCS), through photography, promotions and operations, and being a major contributor in growing the series to what it is today. Paul has dedicated countless years to the Ballarat Kart Club, holding the role of President for many years and is currently the Secretary on the club’s committee.
The club has been fortunate to have Paul’s assistance in writing many grant applications, in particular the recently successful Motorsport Grant which will fund the major infrastructure works, extending our track and providing amazing benefits for our members and our success in the future.
Paul also frequently sits out of the kart, in favour of running race meetings as our main official for our club-day events while also being an official at our VCS events. Motorsport and Ballarat Kart Club is a major part of Paul’s life, and like all of our volunteers, we are very fortunate to have people dedicated to supporting the sport that they love.
From all at the Ballarat Kart Club we thank Michelle and Paul for their amazing work and dedication.
Pictured: Michelle Shields (with club President, Bill West) and Paul Feely.