As we are not running club day today our officials and volunteers get a nice day off.
So its a good time to share a club update of what has been happening at your club in 2019.
There is a lot of work behind the scenes just so we can open the gate, but there is also a lot of work going on to get the club day culture going strong.
If you have been involved in anything at the club that we've missed, please let us know
Read the club update
NOTE: We will NOT be running an August Clubday this month
Wimmera are running a club day on Saturday August 24, and several members will be racing there
We will post information of when the next Come and Try event is running when we have confirmed more details; but there will not be one in August.
(We should have another kart ready by that time too)
The September club day WILL go ahead and will be preceded by the Annual General Meeting.
We STRONGLY encourage all members to attend, as it is critical to the running of your club.
We then start a lot of work towards our Victorian Country Series Finale in November.
We will be calling on all members to be involved in any way they can and post more details of what we need in the lead up.
In conjunction with our July club-day (Sunday July 28), Ballarat kart club would like to invite anyone interested in karting to come along and have a go at our come and try karts.
We now have 2x club karts available, our senior 100J kart will accommodate (12yo and over) and our cadet 80 (6-12-year-old).
Remember, the come and try kart is reserved for those genuinely interested in karting that have not had the opportunity to drive on a full-size circuit.
The cost is $30 covering administration and consumables.
If you are interested, please get in-touch via our Facebook page, with height, weight and age such that we can determine kart suitability.
NOTE: Not everyone will fit in the karts provided, so height and age is important to check.
What a nice winter turnout!
The racing was great in several classes, and the weather was kind.
Today's lucky draw winner was Greg Ord, who scored a $100 JB HIFI Voucher.
Full results at https://speedhive.mylaps.com/Events/1686722
JB HIFI $50 voucher giveaway to one lucky person that pre-enters before the Wednesday evening cut-off
To make it better, the club will double it to $100 if we get over 15 pre-entries!!!
Officials and volunteers on the day are also eligible
Ballarat Kart Club WILL be holding club-day this Month, all classes catered for including 4-stroke class.
We are also very excited to once again have our come and try kart running, so please get in contact with age, height and weight details if you would like to secure a spot, as availability is limited!
so that we can determine numbers.
Gates open 8am, Practice from 9am, Racing from 11.15am
Remember, get organised, get entered, bring a mate and let’s go racing!!!
NOTE: The Come and Try kart is suited to ages 15 and over, and approximately 170cm tall to 200cm tall.
We are working on a come and try kart for under 15s, but that is currently by arrangement with a club member willing to load their equipment.
Well that was a wild weekend in the South.
Congrats to all members who had a real good crack in very tricky conditions
A couple of us had good results before misfortune in the final, but some of us prevailed onto the podium.
Mick Angwin P1 Combined Heavy
Taine Venables P2 KA3 Senior Medium
John Page 3rd Combined Masters
Jaxson Cox 3rd KA3 Senior Light
Jordan Rae 6th TAG 125 Light
Ray Dumesny 9th TAG 125 Heavy
Brock Rae 10th Combined Light
Paul Feely 12th TAG 125 Heavy
Shayne Penhall 13th Combined Light
Grace Dunmore 15th KA4 Junior Heavy
Daniel Findlay 17th Combined Light
Greg Ord 17th Combined Masters
Bill West 18th Combined Light
Mitch Arrow 19th Combined Light
Lachlan Clark 19th KA4 Junior Heavy
Luke Fong 20th TAG 125 Light
Ella Dunmore 20th KA3 Senior Light
Domenic Kucina 21st Cadet 12
Jordan Malcolm 21st KA3 Senior Light
Jason Douglas 24th KA3 Senior Light
Don't forget - we are NOT running a May clubday this weekend as most members will be heading down to Cobden's clubday.
We hope to see you all next month for June's club day.
CORRECTION: We accidentally said June originally.
We enjoyed seeing faces out there and racing on the weekend.
Anthony Taylor picked up a $50 gift voucher just for turning up.
Our come and try kart got some great use, and we will work on getting a junior sized one as well.
Conditions clears up from some early moisture, but that prevented plenty of on track fun and challenges early on.
View full results on Speedhive
Please note: We will NOT run a May Clubday, so we want to see you all again in June
Thanks to some great club volunteers, we now have a Come and Try kart for use at Bring a Mate Club Days.
After its run in, Mal reports its a very fun chassis to drive with a Yamaha J
If you are interested in trying it out, please contact the club first so we can check we have the equipment for your height /weight.
A flat fee of $20 will allow you to have several 6 minute practice sessions between the racing classes of the day under the Bring a Mate rules.
NOTE: The bring a mate program is a demonstration event to allow you to experience driving a kart, it is not for racing.
Round 1 of 2019 was huge event with 241 entries, and it was great to see so many new and old faces having a red hot go; including some of our members at their first open meeting.
There were some A class fields, and a top 10 result is a pretty decent achievement.
2nd KA3 Medium: Taine Venables
4th KA3 Light: Jaxson Cox
6th TAG Light: Jordan Rae
6th VIC Masters: John Page
6th TAG Heavy: Paul Feely
7th VIC Comb Light: Brock Rae
8th TAG Heavy: Ray Dumesny
11th KA3 Light: Jordan Malcolm
12th VIC Comb Light: Bill West
14th VIC Comb Light: Shayne Penhall
14th KA4 Heavy: Ella Dunmore
15th KA4 Heavy: Lachlan Clark
16th KA3 Light: Jason Douglas
16th VIC Comb Light: Daniel Findlay
19th KA4 Heavy: Grace Dunmore
19th KA3 Light: Jack Micallef
20th VIC Masters: Greg Ord
25th Cadet 12: Domenic Kucina