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

 

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.

1 There is a lot of water, is the VCS Going Ahead?
YES!
If you do not already know, the Ballarat pits have been massively affected by the relentless rain, and the event could not have gone ahead as normal. (Luckily the track itself is unaffected.)
Having reviewed the situation today, the club is investing $10,000!!! before the VCS in additional gravel works to make the majority of the pit and high traffic areas as accessible as possible.
The track also looks amazing after a lot of hard work from the regular working bee crew!
That said, the pit plan for the event WILL be very different to normal…
 

2 - Can I mark out a pit spot?
The short answer is NO. With the conditions we simply CANNOT allow pit marking.
Sorry that we need to be so direct but, it is a NO.
 
3 – Then how do I get a pit spot?
There will be NO designated club areas this year.
However, the best area (both driest and closest) for competitors will be in the MIDDLE of the track – this area will be strictly MARQUEE/TENT ONLY for the VCS event.
Marquees MUST fit in the assigned 3m wide rows.

NO trailer access will be given to the track for members or non-members until 7:00am Friday 19 November.
If required, a second Marquee only area will be established.
An event plan with traffic direction and trailer parking area will be communicated before the event.

4 - Can I practice before the VCS?
YES - the track will be open on its normal hours UNTIL 6:00pm Sunday 13 November.
The gates will then be locked in the week before the VCS from Monday until the end of the week.
Please note that certain areas are out of bounds until the gravel works are complete, and there may be short notice track closures when heavy machinery is on site.
Ballarat Kart Club would like to extend the invitation to all members to join us on the 10th December for an end of year social practice day, and BBQ lunch.
Also, if we get enough interest, we will hold a kart maintenance session 8-9am before practice, so get in contact on Facebook to register your interest.

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.

Bill West

President, Ballarat Kart Club