Go Karting Clubs in Victoria
Clubs Listed : 22
1. Victorian Karting Association ---- Visited: 198 Times
Listing id: 48035
Karting is one of the worlds most dynamic, speedy and popular forms of motorsport that has been a breeding ground for many of the worlds best racing drivers for a number of years. It is a family sport that allows people of all ages, driving experience and budgets to come together and be involved in a fun, exciting and social activity that is run with rules and regulations by an official governing body, on circuits all around Australia.
One of the attractions of karting that brings thousands of people to race each weekend is the cost in comparison to other motorsports. Karting is the worlds cheapest motorsport and gives the same level of fun and excitement when compared to other motorsports at just a fraction of the cost. It is the purest form of motor racing and gives drivers a chance to show their skill, as racing is ran to a set of rules and regulations that are aimed at keeping competitors on a fair and equal playing ground.
Website - Email (03) 9362...
Albury Wodonga Kart Club Inc. ---- Visited: 68 Times
Listing id: 14173
The Albury Wodonga Kart Club Inc. was formed on the 27th of May 1985 after a small but obviously committed group of karters saw the need for a local club. Today the club has around 130 members over 100 of those holding licenses. The average club day comprises 50 to 70 competitors. The AWKC has a commitment to ongoing education of all members who wish to seek it. Consequently we boast enough personnel to undertake any race day with all duties covered. The karting complex is situated about 15 minutes from the center of Albury Wodonga.
The would be Melbourne competitor would find it quite easy as the exit for the track is off the Freeway and comprises a 5 minute drive with 3 roads to negotiate. The track itself is hot mix being 730 meters long after alterations in 1997 8 meters wide. The in and out grids accommodate 32 karts and are made of concrete. All positions are numbered. A new layout of our track showing the extended back straight in enclosed, please note we now start on the back straight. The beauty of our country location is the amount of land available to accommodate the amount of cars and trailers the championship would generate quite easily. Within the immediate circuit area, 350 cars and trailers can be parked whilst a further 700 spots are available across the road.
Website - Email (02) 6025... 0412 578 ...
Bairnsdale Kart Club ---- Visited: 99 Times
Listing id: 13935
The Bairnsdale Kart Club is located 270 kilometres east of Melbourne alongside the Bairnsdale Aerodrome. The Club was formed around 1986 and from its beginnings, it ran its race meetings on the Bairnsdale Drag Strip but with continued growth of the Club over a few short years, it moved to its current location in 1992.
Website - Email 0447 551 ...
Ballarat Kart Club ---- Visited: 109 Times
Listing id: 13929
Ballarat Kart Club Haddon Park Raceway Long established Ballarat Kart Club has been racing at the current site since the 1960s. The track is located at Haddon, approximately 15km west of Ballarat. From central Ballarat, follow Latrobe St out along Carngham Rd. Turn left into Sago Hill Rd and at the Haddon roundabout take the Racecourse Rd exit. The Track is located about 300m further along.
In addition to monthly club race days, two open race meetings are held annually by the club. These are named The Begonia City Titles and the Mort Page Memorial, in honour of the many years of service given to the club by the late Mr. Mort Page. Nowadays these events are often incorporated into rounds of the popular Victorian Country Series. In December 2008 Ballarat Kart Club hosted the VKA Victorian Closed Kart Titles which was a very successful event. The track is available for use by members from 9am - 6pm daily, except Tuesdays when the track is closed.
Website - Email 0412 800 ...
Bendigo Kart Club ---- Visited: 58 Times
Listing id: 13925
The Bendigo Kart Club purchased their plot of land in 1966. The track surface was originally dirt with an oil finish. Today the race circuit, known as Marong Raceway is bitumen and the club hosts many successful race meetings on the Victorian race calendar. Racing began on the track in 1968 and the first Country Titles Open Meeting was held on the bitumen track in 1971. The track is located on the Calder Highway west of the township of Bendigo..
Website - Email (03) 5447... 0427 787 ...
Eastern Lions Kart Club ---- Visited: 200 Times
Listing id: 13927
The Eastern Lions Kart Club was established in 1961, located as a track at Humevale near Whittlesea. The memberhip consists of approximately 160 karters and their families and is drawn from predominantly the Northern and Northern Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne and a growing regional membership.Â Many people associate it with young drivers, but adults are also very active in karting. Karting is considered the first step in any serious racer's career. It can prepare the driver for high-speed wheel-to-wheel racing by developing quick reflexes, precision, car control, set-up, mechanical and decision-making skills.
People of all ages can enjoy the sport with children as young as seven competing behind the wheel. Karting teaches these children, both boys and girls, basic driving skills well before they are able to obtain their road licence. Karting is competitive,but it is also fun and family orientated, with involvement in the sport both on and off the track giving it a strong feeling of community. It teaches driving skills and offers people an opportunity to gain a career in motorsport, all in a safe and organised environment.
Website - Email (03) 9728... 0418 576 ...
Formula Vee Association of Victoria ---- Visited: 45 Times
Listing id: 48047
You've been watching Garth Tander, Peter Brock, Craig Lowndes, Larry Perkins, Mark Webber, Sebastian Vettel on TV for as long as you can remember. Reading about Formula 1, V8s, Karts, apexes, understeer, oversteer, brake balance etc. "Yes I can do better than all of them! Webber couldn't pass a car if the driver moved over and waved him through! But of course I've got nothing to prove either." But maybe you've been driving karts since you were 6 years old and now you're 13 it's time to think of making the big move into real racing cars like Formula Vee. 14 year olds can race, especially if they have Kart experience.
Well regardless, the time has come to take the plunge, to fulfill your dreams - to become a racing car driver. Formula Vee Racing provides the thrill of fiercely competitive motor racing at a budget cost. Permitted modifications are minimal so that greater emphasis is on driver skill rather than budget. As a result, the class is the first proving ground in motor racing and has always been a stepping stone to higher levels of motorsport. Larry Perkins, Jason Bargwanna, Colin Bond and John Bowe began their careers in Formula Vee.
Website - Email 0437 841 ...
Geelong Kart Club ---- Visited: 122 Times
Listing id: 13937
The Geelong Karting Club was formed in 1960 when a large group of enthusiasts met in a small hall behind the Geelong Motorcycle premises owned by Alan Hinchcliffe in Moorabool St., The first president of the club was Lyall OBrien, a well known motorcycle dealer. The youngest person present Max Findlay, who was 11 years old.Â It seems like only yesterday that the 1992 event was held with 530 entries. At the 1992 event the stars included Adam Clarke, N.S.W., Garth Tander,W.A., Jason Bright, Mark Webber and Darren Hossack and six years earlier Drew Price, John Faulkner and Russell Ingals, who won the Reed Light event.
There is no doubt that Australia's future racing car talent will be here again. Major improvements to the track and facilities in the 1997 included total track widening of 8 metres and the installation of a transponder system. The decade culminated when the Geelong Kart Club hosted the largest Nationals event in Australian Karting history with over 650 entries.
Website - Email 0401 644 ...
Gippsland Kart Club ---- Visited: 75 Times
Listing id: 13940
A meeting was called for people interested in forming a go kart club in the Latrobe Valley. This was held at the Church hall in Traralgon, on the site where the Saloon Bar currently sits. The meeting took place on 16 February 1983 Ash Wednesday. Noel and Pam Morrisby called the meeting and were late getting there due to road blocks caused by the fires. At this meeting they were elected President and Secretary with those attending this first meeting made honorary members of the Latrobe Valley Kart Club.
In 1987 a new track at Tramway Park was built and the first open meeting was held 14th February 1988. On 10th December 1989, the club put on the "Wings & Wheels" spectacular on the RAAF base in Sale. This used the runways and taxiways on what turned out to be a high speed layout that again attracting the state's top karters.
Website - Email (03) 5174... 0407 743 ...
Go-Kart Club of Victoria ---- Visited: 317 Times
Listing id: 13930
The club was formed some forty years ago and participated in kart racing competition with the Dandenong Kart Club in vacant parks around Sandringham, Cheltenham etc... Eventually the club obtained suitable land to construct a race facility and spent many years successfully operating at Brooklyn before the move to our present location in Port Melbourne.
Since the track opened in 1995 there have been many successful and memorable events at the track with the City of Melbourne Titles uppermost in most karter's minds as a "must do" event for the year. The club takes great pride in the ability to organise high quality karting events and contribute regularly at State Karting Council level to offer direction and stability into our karting rules and operation.
Website - Email 0448 000 ...
Goulburn Valley Kart Club ---- Visited: 67 Times
Listing id: 13921
The GVKC was established in 1959, within years of the sport of Go Karting being introduced to the world, and is one of the oldest clubs in Australia. The facility is well known among the Karting community and the National & State events held at the facility are always well supported and applauded for our " country" atmosphere.Â The Club is a valuable asset to the local community, creating a unique avenue for tourism for the Numurkah, Goulburn Valley areas.
This compliments the local supporter base, which includes over 50 local members, plus families, crew and social members. The natural bush-land setting is a favourite of all visitors, with camping (including shower facilities) and full canteen facilities well utilized during major events at the circuit. The Numurkah Raceway and surrounds are always well presented and provide a great environment for competitive Karting for drivers and spectators alike. Spectator embankments are complimented by undercover areas (with heating) and provide a full view of the track from all aspects.
The roaring success of V8 Supercar in Australia continues to filter down into all categories of motor sport, as people seek to participate at a level that suits their lifestyle and budget. Go-Karting will continue to ride the back of this success as a genuine feeder category. Several Go-Kart and engine manufacturers / suppliers are well established in the country and will continue to cater for the needs of Go-Karters and the sport.
Website - Email 0427 487 ... 0417 299 ...
Hamilton Kart Club ---- Visited: 42 Times
Listing id: 13932
Great Racing at Hamilton Karting Facility: Buckley Park Visit the Track 11 km out the Mt. Napier Road. The circuit is 700 meters in length, constructed of a bituminous hot mix compound with Gilsonite additive. It offers an exceptionally grippy surface in either dry or wet conditions and is considered one of the fastest (and safest) circuits in Australia. The track is licensed for 28 starters and can provide safe and spectator racing in all classes.
The circuit is eight meters wide in its entirety, with many passing opportunities, large run off areas and excellent beach pebble catch traps for the unfortunate few. The circuit has an announcer's box, with an elevated viewing platform for stewards, giving unrestricted views of the circuit. A powered facility is also available for the Stewards of the meeting and offers a safe, and secure environment for the conduct of driver interviews etc. A full P.A. system is in place to ensure race calls can be heard adequately no matter where you are in the facility.
The lap scorer's box on the main starting straight is air-conditioned. A fully equipped first aid room is available for emergencies. Scales shed is fully enclosed. Starting is by lights. The pit area is large and well grassed and will easily handle 300 entrants with crews and trailers with adjacent paddocks being made available to handle unlimited number of vehicles.
Website - Email (03) 5572...
Mildura Kart Club ---- Visited: 64 Times
Listing id: 13917
Mildura had it's first taste of "Go-Karts" in 1960 when a "KART" appeared at the Mildura Sporting Car Club with a few bits of steel with four wheels and a steering wheel with a motor attached. The bug soon caught on and many more karts "appeared" almost overnight. Membership grew rapidly with almost all Sporting Car Club members purchasing or making their very own "Go Karts". Members would travel away to compete at other tracks and very soon they built their own dirt track then sought affiliation with the Governing body.
In 1972 Mildura Kart Club applied for and was granted their very first OPEN meeting. This meeting was granted for the long weekend in June, the Queens Birthday weekend and to this day, has always run on the long weekend in June.Â Mildura has bred many States Open and Closed Title holders, a National Title holder and two place -getters. We now boast 3 "Driver of the Year" for Victoria winners. They being Neal Gathercole who won in 1995, Gary Dickinson who won in 1999 and Scott Ferguson who won in 2000 as well as many other Open Title meetings winners have come from our "small" country club. We have also bred and groomed a current "Young Lion" driver and V8 supercar driver. They being Rick and Todd Kelly who both drive for the Holden Racing Team and K-Mart Racing team.
Website - Email 03 5022 0... 0437 652 ...
Oakleigh Go-Kart Racing Club ---- Visited: 219 Times
Listing id: 13933
Oakleigh kart track is situated only 25 Km from the Melbourne CBD, on the South Eastern side of the city.The club has been established for over 25 years and in that time many changes to the facility have taken place. The club now has a circuit over 900 meters in length as well as modern up to date facilities with licenced clubrooms and seating for up to 120, as well as a fully equipped kitchen to cater for members and their guests at club events.
Combine this with other features such as track lighting for night events, 3 story starters control tower and a 2 story race control then add to this a circuit design that is both demanding on drivers skills and set-up. Oakleigh is a hard circuit to master but once mastered allows the driver to gain the level of experience required for most other tracks. And judging by the number of National and State Champions that have gained their skills at Oakleigh you can see that if you master our track, you can win anywhere.
Website - Email 0488 359 ...
Portland Kart Club ---- Visited: 52 Times
Listing id: 13939
The Portland District Karting was formed in the 1960's, building a track at Portland's Yarraman Park, where the club has been located ever since. The original layout; 560 metres long 4 metres wide and spray seal still forms the basis of the existing track, although it has been extended to 752 metres, widened to 8 metres and hotmix surfaced. In 1997 the Club promoted the first Portland Street Grand Prix which is now recognised as Australia's best street meeting. With the 2001 involvement of Ford Racing Australia as naming sponsors and the AGP Corporation as a major sponsor, the meeting is poised to develop further.
Website - Email (03) 5523...
Rochester Kart Club ---- Visited: 83 Times
Listing id: 13922
The Rochester Kart Club is a fast growing go-kart club located just east of Rochester, Victoria. The club is also hosts some bigger events during the year with one being part of the Golden Power Series, a series which is held at five different clubs, over five rounds.
Website - Email 0432 626 ...
South West Kart Club ---- Visited: 58 Times
Listing id: 13941
The South West Kart Club is based at the old Cobden Racecourse and was formed in August 1992 by local members who previously had raced at Geelong and Ballarat. At this first meeting a decision was made to build a first class bitumen track specifically for go kart racing, a plan was drawn up with the track being 966 meters in length and 8 meters in width.The club currently holds two to three 'open' meetings where go karters from other clubs can race at our track and compete for prizes ranging from sets of racing tyres to a racing engine or other go karting products, these days are a lot more serious with some of the best drivers in Victoria and Australia racing at the track.
Up to 360 karters have raced at each race meeting and this helps the district in attracting visitors and helps the club meets its financial commitments. Go Karting is for people of all ages and is very much a friendly family environment, children can start racing at the age of 7 years and there is no age limit for the senior classes. Go Karting has a strict set of rules and regulations to enable fairness for all competitors and this helps promote the ability of the driver and keeps cost to a minimum.
Website - Email 03 5593 3... 0403 367 ...
Superkarts Australia ---- Visited: 15 Times
Listing id: 48043
Superkarting is an exhilarating and high performance form of motor racing. Likened to a miniature Formula1 or a GP Bike with four wheels, the Superkart is not a hybrid of racing car and go-kart, it is a purpose-built race vehicle in its own right. With average power to weight ratio of 2.9, Superkarts hold outright lap records at many tracks world-wide. Superkarting is a high performance, affordable motor sport. Sensation to cost is second to no other form of motor racing.
Swan Hill Kart Club ---- Visited: 55 Times
Listing id: 13919
The Swan Hill Kart Club was established back in 1983. Our track is the only track that has the unique 15 degree angle half circle "Thunderdome" corner which provides an exiting racing experience for all competitors that venture on our track. The track provides free camping facilities such as toilets and showers and a large lawn area right infront of the canteen area for spectators to watch racing in comfort. Swan Hill is nestled on the banks of the mighty Murray River in Victoria's sunny northwest a short three and half hours drive from Melbourne.
Swan Hill enjoys a most delightful climate with more sunny days than the Queensland Gold Coast which provides not only perfect racing weather but perfect climate to come and stay for a few extra days. We invite everyone to come and experience our town and our track and can guarantee you will thoroughly enjoy the friendly and relaxed atmosphere of the Swan Hill Kart Club. On behalf of the Swan Hill Kart Club we wish you all the best with your future karting ventures.
Website - Email (03) 5032... 0439 659 ...
Victoria Superkart Club ---- Visited: 125 Times
Listing id: 14324
Superkarts race on all major motor racing circuits across Australia, including Phillip Island, Eastern Creek, Winton, Calder, Wakefield Park, Morgan Park and Queensland Raceway... Whichever way that you look at it, Superkarting can provide the "Ultimate Motor Racing Thrill" at the most affordable price.
Website - Email 0409 548 ...
Warrnambool Kart Club ---- Visited: 94 Times
Listing id: 13942
In May of 1994, the club purchased a site of 12 acres situated at Buckleys Road, Lake Gillear. The limestone base of the track was put down in early 1998. In December 1998, the curbing for the track was poured in preparation for the hot mix to be laid. The hot mix was laid in mid-August 1999. The track was first driven on in November 1999. Our first official race meeting was held on January 16, 2000.The track is located at 162 Buckleys Rd Lake Gillear. The track is 747m long x 8m wide and drivers race in an anti-clockwise direction. The track has a grid capacity for 28 karts and has three Alfano magnetic strips for timing purposes.
Website - Email (03) 5561... 0407 621 ...
Wimmera Kart Club ---- Visited: 55 Times
Listing id: 13924
The Wimmera Kart Club was first formed as the Horsham Go-Kart Club in 1968, with members racing simple homemade machines with Victa motors. The location of the club was at the Dooen Recreation Reserve, north of Horsham where the track is still located today. A decision was made by the committee during the 80's to consolidate the club and a name change was made - to the Wimmera Kart Racing Club.
Also during the mid 80's the track was re-designed and a hot-mix surface applied In the early days the club had a membership totalling in excess of 100, with up to 60 racing competitively throughout the state. WKRC has produced champions and among them was very young talented Nathan Jess who won a State Championship prior to departing from karting in 1996.
There is also our current member Remo Luciani who is a life member and has been a member of WKRC since 1981 He has won 48 State Championship Titles (in all states). He has won a total of 6 Australian Championships to date. Still racing in both Clubman Heavy today, Remo is still waving the flag for Horsham and the Wimmera Kart Racing Club.
Website - Email 0409 807 ...