Track Closure Dates for the Week Ahead!!!!
The Track will will be closed this Tuesday and Wednesday being the 20th
and 21st March , 2018 due to line marking required for Vic Open Being painted
on track! There is new criteria for the main straight line marking the club
must change. The track will be open Thursday and will again be closed for
Friday the 23rd March, 2018 due to further track works.
Attention All members - Track will be closed this Thursday and Friday being the
14th and 15th March due to track works. Will re open as per normal on
Saturday morning. Remember non GKC members will pay a $40 practise fee!
Practise Fees Will Apply To Non Geelong Members Until Completion of Vic Open
As of 08/03/2018 until the completion of the Victorian Open on April 8th
Practise fees will apply to all non Geelong Members. There will be no
exceptions! The Fee will be $40 per driver . Families will pay
$50.00 regardless of how many children per day. The cost of cleaning up
rubbish , tyres and maintenace after big test days has cost the club thousands
of dollars and in the current climate cannot be continued without cost. Please
note GKC was the only club that did not charge practise fees in 2017 after
hosting a round of the national championships and this ended up costing us
several thousand dollars in clean up fees. There is of course a great cost
effective option of joining the club instead of paying practise fees.
Unfortunately the current climate in karting has given the club no choice but to
charge these fees prior to major events.
The Val Findlay Memorial Race Meeting will be going ahead as per normal.
Entries are open right up until Friday night on CMS so please get your entry
in now. There was an issue with CMS today outside of the clubs control
which made the race meeting disapear from CMS for much of today. This
has been rectified by KA thank goodness. This will be a great race meet and
a super tune up for the state title which is being at Geelong on April 6 to 8.
Clubday this weekend guys!!!!!
Come down and race and get ready for next weekends Val Findlay Memorial
two day race meeting and then in early April 6-8 the first round of the Victorian
Open Championships. Special 15 lap finals and 10 lap heats for this clubday to
get you guys ready for the big race action. All members from other clubs
welcome of course!!
WORKING BEE SCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY 10th FEBRUARY 2018
There will be no karts allowed on track all day Saturday 10/02/18. This will be
for the entire day - no exceptions. The track will re open on Sunday morning
as per normal. The working bee will start at 8 AM and conclude at approx
5PM. If possible please bring cordless drills with an 8 mm socket as we need
to bolt together lots of tyres amongst other things. Lunch will be provided.
Only new license and membership applications can currently be completed on
the Karting Australia license and membership system. I have been advised
today by KA that all persons needing to renew their current memberships will
have to use the old club membership renewal systems for another couple of
weeks until they get those functions working on the new automated
membership system. So for now back to normal until we notify you guys that
the new system is working for all.
The 2017 Club Championship presentation night was held at the new GKC
clubrooms on Saturday night and was a great event. Apart from a fun night
there were three new inductees as Life members to the Geelong Kart Club.
The three persons being Dennis Hogan , Ben Albanese and John Henman. All
were presented with GKC life membership pins which were proudly worn on the
night by present and past life members. The club will be running some extra
fun nights at the new clubrooms during the year as the facility is now suitable
for hosting such events.
Club Championship Presentations
The 2017 Club champs presentation will be held at the
Geelong Kart Club - clubrooms on Saturday 20th January,
2018, starting at 7 PM. There will be a main meal and desert
and some random prizes. Bar will be open and it should be
some good fun and a good lead into the new year!!!!!!
$15 adults and children $5.
Update re below new online membership application. Karting
Australia has advised that there have been a few issues which
have delayed the membership renewal process stated below.
Give them a couple of days to sort it out and it should go live
in a couple of days. Sorry for the delay but out of our hands.
If they dont sort it you can still contact Dominic as per normal
and he will update your club membership as per the old
Important news re renewing Club Memberships
Very pleased to let all members know that GKC is now fully set up to renew
Club Memberships via CMS. Just click on the renew club membership tab in
CMS like you would your license and you can renew membership yourself at
any time. Your payment will be processed via securepay. Prices have not
gone up this year again but there is a 2% securepay surcharge. This is a
great new way of keeping your membership up to date at your fingertips.
If for some reason there are issues with the automated system dont
worry you can still call or text me and I can still manually process your
memberships! But please only use this option if there is an urgent need. We
will always help you guys out if you are in a tight spot. Just for information
membership renewals will go through automatically but new membership
applications will still require club sign off before they are processed. Good
luck for the new season and hope you all have a great year ahead in all your
January 28th 2018 will be the first club day of the new year!!!
With GKC holding the first round of the VIC OPEN in early April
there is likely to be visitors coming down. So get your entries in early
on CMS ( save $5 ) and make sure your chosen class forms for the
start of the season.
Club Championship Presentations
The 2017 Club champs presentation will be held at the
Geelong Kart Club - clubrooms on Saturday 20th January,
2018, starting at 7 PM. There will be a main meal and desert
and some random prizes. Bar will be open and it should be
some good fun and a good lead into the new year!!!!!!
$15 adults and children $5.
For Geelong Kart Club 2017 Club Championship Results
This Saturday the 11th November 2017 will be a Juniors
only track day.
The Geelong Junior Challenge is on Sunday and for that
reason no Seniors will be permitted on track on the
Saturday. This will be strictly enforced - so please dont
turn up and think you will get on track if you are a
Thanking you in advance.
Next Clubday is the 24th September 2017!
Open Tag 125
The push to get Open Tag 125 Light and Heavy is on at Geelong. The class has run many of the clubdays this year and with some of our best restricted drivers making the move up the class is set to expand. This is a great class to run and appears to now be the premier catergory in karting. In 2018 we will be setting approximately six dates ( rounds ) for the championship in these classes. With some clubdays clashing with state and national title rounds this makes sense. So lets get Tag 125 going and make it a regular on the Geelong Karting Calendar.
Please note that as per Geelong Kart Club policy there will be no July Clubday. This is our Mid Year Break and it gives everyone including officials a chance to do something else on what is traditionally our coldest / wet clubday of the year.
Its a great chance to go try out another track or just have a break. We will of course be back in August so we would like to see you guys all ready to rumble for August.
Please remember to pre enter of CMS for the remaining events of the year. Its saves you guys $5 per entry and helps the club officials organise the club event.
TRACK WILL BE CLOSED ON SUNDAY 7th MAY ALL DAY
A SPONSORS DAY IS BEING HELD AND NO KARTERS
WILL BE ALLOWED TO PRACTISE ON THIS DAY. TRACK
OPEN SATURDAY AS PER NORMAL AND WILL BE OPEN
MONDAY MORNING AS PER NORMAL !!! THIS DAY IS
VERY IMPORTANT TO OUR CLUB AND THE CONTINUING
PARTNERSHIPS WE HAVE WITH SEVERAL LONG TIME
DUE TO SAFETY CONCERNS NO P PLATERS OR PRACTISE LICENSE HOLDERS WILL BE ABLE TO PRACTISE AT GEELONG THIS WEEKEND !!!!
TRACK WILL BE OPEN THIS SATURDAY AND SUNDAY FROM 8.30 AM UNTIL 5.30 PM TO ALL PERSONS PRACTISING FOR THE NATIONALS.
ALSO REMEMBER THE TRACK WILL BE CLOSED AS OF SUNDAY NIGHT BEING THE 26th UNTIL THURSDAY 30th FOR PIT SET UP ONLY. PLEASE REFER TO NATIONALS SUPP REGS FOR TIMES. YOU SHOULD ALL HAVE READ THE SUPP REGS!!!!
REMEMBER TRACK IS CLOSED COMPLETELY TO ALL PERSONS, NOT JUST THOSE ENTERED FOR THE NATIONALS!!
March Clubday will be held on the 19th March 2017. This is a week earlier than normal and will allow all of us to the have the Grand Prix weekend free!!
The track will be open to members as per normal on that weekend. But as normal always check the GKC Website to ensure that there is no track closure which can occur for operational reasons at any time.
TRACK CLOSED ALL FRIDAY MARCH 3rd INCLUDING
FOR PIT SET UP. NO ENTRY TO TRACK FRIDAY FULL
STOP !! TRACK AND BUILDING WORKS TAKING
TRACK WILL OPEN 7 AM SATURDAY MORNING AND PRACTISE WILL BEGIN AT 9AM FOR VAL FINDLAY.
PRACTISE WILL CEASE AT 4PM! SHARP.
CANTEEN WILL BE BACK OPERATING AS PER NORMAL
FOR VAL FINDLAY!!!
The clubrooms are nearing completion. But wont be in operation this February clubday Sunday. A BBQ will again be offered as well as some basic canteen toasted sangers etc. Its going to be a huge improvement inside and should provide greater comfort and satisfaction for all.
TRACK CLOSURE - MONDAY 20TH FEBRUARY ALL DAY DUE TO KERB PAINTING AND TRACK WORKS.
TRACK CLOSED TO ALL - WILL RE OPEN AS PER NORMAL 9AM TUESDAY 21ST FEB.
FEB CLUBDAY AND VAL FINDLAY MEMORIAL ( March 5th )
Busy times ahead for GKC with Round two of the Australian Karting Championship fast approaching.
With lots of visitors testing and racing our meetings it would greatly assist the club if everyone can please pre enter on CMS prior to the cut of which is midnight on the Wednesday of race week. This applies to all clubdays. Remember entry is $50 pre entered / $55 non pre entered.
TRACK WILL BE CLOSED MONDAY 23rd JAN and TUESDAY 24th JAN DUE TO CONCRETE TRUCKS AND OTHER WORKS OPERATING WITHIN COMPLEX. TRACK WILL RE OPEN WEDNESDAY MORNING AS PER NORMAL.
LATEST NEWS PRIOR TO 1st CLUBDAY OF THE YEAR JANUARY 29th !!!!!!
PARTICIPANTS LICENSE - PLEASE REMEMBER THAT ALL JUNIORS CANNOT USE THEIR CMS LOGIN TO ENTER RACE MEETINGS ANY MORE. A PARENT OR GUARDIAN MUST OBTAIN A PARTICIPANTS LICENSE AND ATTACH TO THE JUNIORS LICENSE. HOW TO DO THIS IS ON THE KARTING AUSTRALIA WEBSITE. YOU MUST HAVE THIS PRIOR TO THE FIRST CLUBDAY. ITS FREE AS WELL.
JANUARY CLUBDAY - THE FIRST CLUBDAY OF THE YEAR IS ALWAYS A BIT OF A CHALLENGE WITH NEW CLASSES , RULES AND MEMBERS. PLEASE ENTER ON CMS ( SAVE $5 ) AND ASSIST THE CLUB TO MANAGE THE EVENTS.
RULE CHANGES - PLEASE MAKE AN EFFORT TO KNOW THE RULE CHANGES SUCH AS THE CHANGE TO NAMES OF SOME WEIGHT DIVISIONS - IE TAG RESTRICTED HEAVY IS NOW CALLED TAG RESTRICTED MEDIUM. REMEMBER TO ALSO ENSURE THAT YOUR ENGINES COMPLY WITH THE NEW REGULATIONS , ESPECIALLY THE CHANGES TO THE TIMING ON THE KA 100 ENGINES.
TRACK CLOSURE - THIS FRIDAY 6th JANUARY , 2017
NEW TIMING LOOP BEING INSTALLED AND PAINTING WORKS CONTINUING.
TRACK CLOSED ALL DAY - STRICTLY NO ADMITTANCE - RE OPEN SAT MORNING!!!!!!!
Clubday fee for persons that PRE ENTER will be $50.00
If you do not pre enter on CMS which we ask that you all do!!!! You will be charged $5.00 extra on raceday , the fee being $55.00.
We have asked our members for serveral years now to pre enter - please do this and assist the club officials.
TRACK CLOSURE - PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO LINE PAINTING / KERB PAINTING / TRACK WORKS - CIRCUIT WILL BE CLOSED TO ALL PERSONS ON THE 27th and 28th DECEMBER 2016. THESE WORKS ARE VERY IMPORTANT TO GET THE CLUB READY FOR THE BUSY NEW YEAR AHEAD.
Please remember first clubday for 2017 will be last Sunday in January ! With the Nationals set for the end of March 2017 at Geelong , the January , February and March clubdays will be huge. So make sure your start the year off with a bang and enter online early for all the clubdays. Dont forget $45 entry when you pre enter, $50 when you enter on the day!
Improvements have already been made since the last clubday, PA company has repaired all damaged speakers and wires , hence the sound system is back to 100% , stewards radios of a higher quality have been purchased, weed spraying completed and upcoming line remarking and kerb painting is taking place shortly. Clubroom will be finished in time for the Feb Clubday.
TRACK WILL BE CLOSED ALL DAY FRIDAY 25th NOVEMBER 2016 DUE TO CIRCUIT BEING HIRED FOR PRIVATE FUNCTION.
TRACK WILL BE OPEN ON SATURDAY MORNING AS PER NORMAL.
IMPORTANT NOTICE RE PRACTISE AT GKC ON SATURDAY 12th NOVEMBER 2016
Due to the Geelong Junior Challenge running on this Sunday 13th November 2016 no senior karters will be allowed to practise on Saturday 12th November 2016. This will be strictly enforced. This is to allow junior karters racing to have the maximum benefit available to them on the Saturday for racing on Sunday.
Club Championship Results and Presentations 2016
The following classes will be eligible for club championship status for 2016.
1. Cadet 9
2. Cadet 12
3. KA4 Light
4. KA4 Heavy
5. Tag Restricted Light
6. Tag Restricted Heavy
The top three placegetters from each of the above classes will receive their trophies at the completion of the November clubday races.
Well done to everyone who competed and dont forget to get down to the November clubday for the one off long laps , extra pre final race day!
All results will be posted when available.
GEELONG JUNIOR CHALLENGE - SUNDAY 13th November 2016.
Attention all drivers and Geelong Kart Club members. We need your support for our last open meet of the year. This annual junior only event always delivers brilliant competitive racing. So please get your entries in early and if your not racing contact Dennis or Dominic and let them know how you can help out on the Sunday of the event. Qualifying will start at 8 am Sunday morning and there will be two heats , a pre final and final. Lots of racing for the nine classes on offer. Supp regs are on the Karting Victoria website. There will be a set of tyres given away randomly in each class for all persons who pre enter by midnight wednesday of the race weekend.
October and November Clubdays
October clubday will be the final clubday where championship points can be earned for the overall year championship. At the completion of this round all points will be tallied and your worst round dropped. Only classes which have had sufficient numbers to warrant championship status will be awarded club championships.
November clubday will be a standalone open type event which will include an extra pre final and longer laps final. There will be some random prizes and the whole event will be a more competitive championship style meeting . Great practise for the bigger events.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION - THERE WILL BE NO JULY CLUBDAY THIS WEEKEND.
Clubdays will resume as per normal on the August clubday. The track will remain open all weekend for anyone wishing to practise. There are a combination of reasons for a Bye in July. There are several track / works / officials issues for July which make this the perfect time for a one month break. Many members are also wishing to get some practise in at Todd Rd for the City of Melb Titles two weeks after clubday.
ALL GEELONG MEMBERS HAVE BEEN INVITED TO RACE AT TODD ROAD THIS WEEKEND WHILCH WILL BE GREAT PRACTISE FOR CITY OF MELB TITLES.
TRACK WILL RE OPEN 9AM THIS SATURDAY 2nd JULY.
During the week another 40 Tons of premium quality stones have been laid and rolled over the entire main pit area. The pits have been levelled to reduce flooding and the new stones will ensure minimal mud during wet periods.
The clubroom renovation continues and all members are to ensure that they do not enter past the temporary fencing into the work area. The toilet will be accessible as per normal.
PLEASE TAKE NOTE - TRACK WILL REMAIN CLOSED UNTIL SATURDAY 9AM 25th June ( Clubday weekend ). Track will be open for the clubday weekend and will then close again for one week.
Entries for clubday will take place in the new stewards hut for this June Clubday at the normal time and the canteen will not be open. We will hold a BBQ for lunch and the coffee van will be in attendance.
PLEASE TAKE NOTE - TRACK WILL REMAIN CLOSED DUE TO WORKS UNTIL AND INCLUDING WEDNESDAY 22nd JUNE , 2016.
The clubroom development and other works are progressing well and further updates will be placed on this website when applicable. Extra gravel will be spread on the areas of the pits where some flooding has occurred with the heavy rains.
JUNE CLUBDAY WILL RUN AS PER NORMAL AND THE TRACK
WILL BE AVAILABLE AS PER NORMAL ON THE SATURDAY
PLEASE NOTE - THE CANTEEN WILL NOT BE OPEN JUNE CLUBDAY AND A BBQ WILL BE THE LIKELY SCENARIO. THE COFFEE VAN WILL BE IN ATTENDANCE.
PLEASE TAKE NOTE - IMPENDING TRACK CLOSURE RE CLUBROOMS DEVELOPMENT STARTS MONDAY 30/05/2016.
As stated above the Geelong Kart Club will be closed to all persons /members for two weeks starting directly after clubday on Sunday night 29th May, 2016. The new improved clubrooms will finally start Monday Morning and with all sorts of electrical cables and equipment needed the track will be unavailable for two weeks. The club will take the opportunity to also complete other works that have been on hold during this period. Any members needing to use a track are please asked to call GKCV or any other circuit who will be happy to help out.
NEW PRACTISE LIGHT TIMING SYSTEM
The club has also contracted the completion of new out grid timing practise lights similar to the system installed at GKCV. These lights will keep the lenght of practise sessions even and there will be a set of lights clearly visible to the driver out on track and also to pit crew /other drivers in the pits. When installed they must be used. There will be three lights - Green ( 7 mins of practise ) Orange ( 2 minutes warning drivers that session is coming to end ) and Red ( 1 Minute where drivers must return to in grid ).
IMPORTANT NOTICE RE AUTOMATED GATE ( WHEN LEAVING GEELONG TRACK )
As you are all aware when leaving the Geelong Kart Club pits the eletronic gate opens automatically when your vehicle stops outside the gate. This will no longer occur. Due to security concerns of non members entering circuit using illegal means the gate will no longer open automatically. Members will have to exit vehicle and swipe the internal card reader to open the gate. This has already commenced.
IMPORTANT NOTICE RE TRACK CLOSURE
As per instruction from Karting Victoria the Geelong Kart Club Track will be closed from Monday 25th April up to and including Thursday 28th April due to the Second Round of the Victorian State Championships beginning on Friday morning. This is beyond our control and applies to all karters.
TRACK WILL BE CLOSED THURSDAY 14th APRIL 2016 - ALL DAY
WILL RE OPEN FRIDAY 15th APRIL AS PER NORMAL.
IMPORTANT PRACTISE NOTICE FOR SATURDAY 16th APRIL FOR VAL FINDLAY MEMORIAL.
ONLY PERSONS ENTERED , PAID AND CONFIRMED ENTRY WILL BE ALLOWED ON TRACK FOR PRACTISE AT VAL FINDLAY ON SATURDAY 16th APRIL.
Securepay Now Operational on CMS for Geelong Kart Club
All members please take note that from today onwards all race meetings including clubdays, entries are to be entered via CMS system. As with all race meetings CMS closes for entries at midnight on the Wednesday before the race meet unless listed otherwise in the Supp Regs. After much work GKC now has the securepay system working and you will have to prepay your entry at the time you enter on CMS for the system to accept your entry. This is a great system and a far more professional way to accept entry payments. The Val Findlay Memorial is the first meeting where securepay will be required, so get used to it - its very easy to use and will save us all a lot of time. Please do not attempt to pay race entries with cheques as this will be declined! Geelong Kart Club have elected to not charge any extra fees to the karter for this system.
Front Gate Now Working Again
As some of you are aware our electric gate was vandalised just prior to the Australian Championship round late 2015. After a lot of organising a new motor and system has been installed. The cards you have will still work and the gate is once again closed - entry via swipe card. The gate has been set to open at a slower rate for reliability reasons, so be patient. As per normal you just drive up to the gate on your way out and it will open automatically for you.
Vandels Strike Race Tower
Once again some peanut has broken one of the glass windows of our race tower by throwing a rock through it. It has been repaired already. If anyone has any information about any incidents of damage please let a club official know. Be vigilant for your club , if you see anybody inside the complex acting suspiciously or who you believe isnt a member , ask them their reason for being at the track - if in doubt call Dominic or Dennis.
March Clubday will not be held due to the easter holiday weekend. Too many officials and members are away and its only fair not to hold on this date. Also we have three race meetings in five weeks at Geelong in the April period so will be a good break for everyone. Dont forget Val Findlay , Victorian State Championship Series Round 2 and April clubday all close together. See you at the track.
IMPORTANT - TRACK WILL BE CLOSED MONDAY 8th FEB, TUESDAY 9th FEB and WEDNESDAY 10th FEB due to urgent track works , digging and line marking etc. TRACK WILL BE RE OPEN THURSDAY MORNING AS PER NORMAL ON TEH 11th FEB.
The first clubday of 2016 will be at the end of February, 2016. Further instructions on formats of the club championship will be posted early in January.
Dont forget to check the website regularly for track closures etc. There will be some days when track is hired out or works are being conducted , so remember
to check the site. The clubroom extension is sceduled for late January so there will be some disruption while this occurs.
TRACK CLOSURE - TRACK WILL BE CLOSED MONDAY 21st DECEMBER 2015 ALL DAY FOR WORKS.
THIS WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED - NO EXCEPTIONS
The final clubday of the year will be a standalone event designed to give our local karters experience in longer championship style race finals.
The formal will be as per normal, timed practise , 2 x 10 lap heats but will conclude with a final only counts race of 25 laps!
The club will once again conduct a long BBQ which has worked very well recently. Drinks and other items can still be purchased as normal. The
coffee van will be on site as per normal
Remember this clubday does not count towards end of year club championship points which ended with the October clubday.
Club Championship Winners
There is only five classes which have met the classification for club championship status, being Cadets 9 and 12, Jun Nat Light and resticted 125 Light and Heavy.
Presentations for the top three in each of these classes will be after the normal clubday presentations on November Clubday.
TRACK CLOSURE - Please take note that the track has been booked for private use on Monday the 2nd of November , 2015. The is the day after the Australian Titles. The track will not be available all day and will be closed to any person other than persons involved in the private event. The track will re-open as normal on the Tuesday as per normal.
Track Times - " WHEN YOU ARE ALLOWED TO START PRACTISE OF A MORNING AND WHEN YOU MUST BE OUT OF THE COMPLEX "
Please remember that on any day other than race days you are not permitted to start practise before 9am. This is strict compliance issue.
You can enter the complex and set up after 8am. Do not break these rules please. You must be out of Beckley Park no later than 6pm. These rules will be enforced...............
Recently our main eletronic gate was vandalised. Some total moron has tied a rope to the gate and force it open causing considerable damage. Make no mistake this matter has been reported to the police and any information will be passed on. Any information that members may have needs to be passed on to Dennis or Dominic. Investigations are underway and we will be informing the police of any results we turn up.
NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS ROUND FIVE
Any members interested in assisting the club to run this major event are asked to contact Dennis or Dominic . Assistance is required on the Friday , Saturday and Sunday in any way. We will allocate tasks as needed. The event is well advanced and everything is looking good at this time for a great weekend.
TRACK CLOSURE - PLEASE TAKE NOTE THAT THE TRACK WILL BE CLOSED ALL DAY TO ALL MEMBERS ON THURSDAY 1st OCTOBER DUE TO IMPORTANT
############# BREAKING NEWS ###############
The update and renovation of the clubrooms will commence in the next week or so. The clubroom area will be extended by eight meters and
fully plastered inside with sealed floor and new airconditioning units. The canteen serving counter will also be all new. The front of the clubrooms will now be glass so that members will be able to sit inside and still see what is going on outside!! The new upgraded rooms are all part of the clubs commitment to give members value for money and improve levels of comfort. New tables and chairs will be installed to match.
Please take note that for the August clubday the canteen will not be available so bring some snacks. The coffee van will be in attendance and if possible a food van will be organised and or a BBQ.
Low life thieves have stolen Geelong member David Willet's trailer ( R54-254 ) from a laneway behind his home. If you see this trailer or
have any information contact Geelong Kart Club on 0425 707 525 ASAP and ring police also. The trailer contained numerous tools and items
including a 30 Inch TV, Rotax DD2 Motor etc. Photo displayed above of trailer.
Due to ANZAC Day restrictions the track will be closed until 12:00pm 25/04/2015. The track will be open from 12:00pm to 6:00pm.
############ TRACK CLOSED TUESDAY 31st MARCH FROM 0800 HRS TO 1200 HRS #####
TRACK AVAILABLE FROM 1200 HRS UNTIL 1800 HRS AFTER THAT - NO EXCEPTIONS!!!!!!!
########## TRACK CLOSED WEDNESDAY 1st APRIL ALL DAY - NO EXCEPTIONS ###########
###### REMINDER BELOW ######
MARCH 29 CLUBDAY WILL NOT BE RUN AT GEELONG DUE TO EASTER HOLIDAYS - END OF APRIL NEXT CLUBDAY!
#Trophies to be given for top 3 Comers / Yamaha J's on clubday from April onwards! #
With the cost of karting rising far to much lately Geelong Kart Club are enticing back kart owners who have the old engines by supplying trophies in the following classes to the top 3 place getters with the old engines.
- Top 3 Comer Drivers will receive a separate trophy in Cadets 9
- Top 3 Yamaha J drivers will receive a trophy in Cadets 12
- Top 3 Yamaha J drivers will receive a trophy in Junior National Light
So get out those old engines and get back on the podium.
YOU MUST PRE ENTER ON CMS FOR CLUBDAYS OR YOU WILL PAY $5 PENALTY
Entry to clubday is $45 if you pre enter on CMS or $50 if you enter on the day.
This is to assist the club to set up more easily the days racing. Ensure your transponder
numbers etc are pre entered. There will be no exceptions to this rule.
MARCH 29 CLUBDAY WILL NOT BE RUN AT GEELONG DUE TO EASTER HOLIDAYS
The Clubday on March 1st will run as per normal. Don't forget to enter on CMS.
TRACK CLOSURE FOR STATE TITLES
Due to the requirements of running round one of the Victorian State Championships on the weekend of Feb 20-22, the track will be shut the entire week leading up to the event including the weekend.
TRACK CLOSURE SCHEDULE FOR VAL FINDLAY THIS WEEKEND
- Track is closed to all karters for practise on the Thursday and Friday. - On Friday the 6th Feb gates will be open between 2pm and 6pm for pit allocation and set up only. entry confirmation will occur as well during this time. - Track open to members as per normal Monday to Wednesday . Gates open 6.30 am Saturday morning. Timed practise starts at 9am Saturday as per sup regs.
ATTENTION : TRACK WILL BE CLOSED SUNDAY MORNING FOR AN UNDISCLOSED TIME DUE TO NECESARY TRACK WORKS. DO NOT COME TO TRACK BEFORE 12PM.
ATTENTION : YOU MUST NEVER PIT / PARK YOUR TRAILER UNDER THE OUT GRID . THIS IS A STRICT INSTRUCTION AND ANY BREACHES WILL RESULT IN MEMBERSHIP SUSPENSIONS! DONT BE LAZY - SET UP IN THE PITS!
TRACK CLOSURE MORNING UNTIL 1 PM THIS SATURDAY 13th DECEMBER, 2014 DUE TO WORKING BEE. IF YOU CAN ASSIST ATTEND CLUB WITH TOOLS THAT SUIT MOWING GRASS, WEEDING ETC.
Click on the highlighted text to view the complete 2014 Geelong Kart Club Championship Points Table.
Club Championship Presentations To Be Held At Completion Of November Clubday / BBQ
The November clubday will be a stand alone event with qualifying and longer laps with a final only counts. There will be a BBQ at the completion of racing sausages/hamburgers will be $1 each.
The bar will be open and the will be some random prizes given away to the kids who hang around for the BBQ. Make sure you make the effort to stay behind and enjoy a little bit of a social gathering.
Works have started today on the new pit area that the club obtained two years ago. There will be major earth works and concrete roads/truck bays being installed to bring the new pit area into line with our main internal pit space. This will make our overall pits by far the best in the country and allow all competitors to push their karts to the grid on concrete roads. The karters come first!
There will also be a new fence installed between the tech shed and the medical centre that will allow the club to limit access to the trolley bay area unless required. This will improve safety for kids and others from vehicles.
The works will not disrupt the availability of the track and should take a couple of months all up. Take a look over at the Starters Tower and you will see that it has also been redeveloped in order to keep it at the forefront of technology for the future.
12/09/2014 - TRACK CLOSURE - IMPORTANT INFORMATION
THE TRACK WILL BE CLOSED ALL WEEKEND BEING THE 20th and 21st SEPTEMBER, 2014
DUE TO THE REDEVELOPMENT OF THE STARTERS TOWER AND OTHER WORKS.
THIS MEANS CLOSED ALL WEEKEND, NO EXCEPTIONS!
Geelong Junior Challenge
Please get your entries in for this event before Wednesday 6pm on CMS. So many of our members just leave it to the last minute every time. When you enter early you encourage others to enter also. Ringing up on the Friday night to enter is painful for everyone.
New Motors and the future at Geelong Kart Club
As you would all now be aware massive changes were announced recently by the Karting Australia Board of Directors. What we at Geelong Kart Club can tell you is that we are working with the new
board to make sure that we get answers to questions that will affect our local members and club day
racers. At this stage I can tell you that everyone will continue to be able to race their current equipment in the 2015 club championship. You will be racing alongside the new engines but we can
ensure all members that different weights etc will be used to ensure parity as best we can.
As you can read below we will have some great initiatives for the new year , so their is lots to be excited about. Also we will ensure some major prizes are on offer for the 2015 season.
If any members have questions they would like asked at delegates meetings please ring Dominic or Dennis and we will put those questions to the governing bodies. You can also email your queries if that suits.
August Clubday special races!!
There will be four feature clases at the August Clubday. These will included the following:
- Junior National Light
- Tag Restricted Light
These four classes will have qualifying and a 15 lap final. Special bigger trophies will be provided and the winner of each class will receive a new set of tyres. Second place will receive a new chain of their size choice and third place will receive a free entry to a clubday.
LICENSE and MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS
Please remember that all memberships are being changed throughout the year to now expire in line with your license expiry date. Log onto the CMS system and check you license and membership. Ring Dominic on 0425 707 525 to renew your membership or simply send an email to email@example.com to renew your membership and license. Please send your credit card details as well as this saves a lot of time. Remember your card details are safe . We have never had a theft of any sort involving members at the Geelong Kart Club! Emailing saves Dominic a lot of time as he can process the details at the best time for him.
CMS PASSWORDS ARE ESSENTIAL
The Geelong Kart Club has been trying for quite some time now to get our members to all have their CMS passwords and to use them to enter clubday and all other race meets. This is essential and if your don't have your password please contact the VKA to get it. You need this password to be able to enter race meetings and check the status of your license. So please don't be lazy and rely on other people to give you information.
NEW 2014 MOTORS FROM THE AKA
The new replacement motors for Comer/J and S Yamaha are about to be announced by the AKA. Whatever the decision rest assured your club will make sure that our members can continue to race their current engines at our clubdays . Once the announcement is made please contact Dennis or Dom with any concerns you have and we will take those concerns to the state delegates meetings which in turn are heard by the AKA.
NEW STEWARDS ROOM HAS BEEN INSTALLED
In line with our continued improvement plan a new second stewards room has been delivered and installed beside the outgrid. This gives the club greater flexability to keep meetings moving at large opens and stops the requirement for our club to hire in temporary rooms at meetings such as the Victorian Open.
NEW YAMAHA 4 WHEEL MOTORBIKE
The club now has a state of the art 550 CC watercooled 4 wheel bike to tow our trailer which is used for many functions such as taking out the lights etc. Our last Chinese bike has given up the ghost and the new replacement should last our club for many years.
NEW SAFETY LIGHTS
Another improvement has been the installation of five new auto safety lights which come on by themselves when darkness falls. This provides a deterrent to would be thieves and provided safety for members and equipment at race meetings.
NEW FROM ENTRANCE TO BECKLEY PARK
If you have been to the track lately you will have noticed a large amount of work taking place at the Beckley Park entrance to the complex. A new professional complex opening archway displaying the details of all the tenants including the kart club is being erected. This is large and expensive structure which is being paid for by Beckley Park in consultation with the kart club. The finished product will be a massive improvement and a professional entrance for karters visiting our complex. It will be lit up at night further enhancing the clubs location to everyone.
2015 CLUBDAY - A NEW ERA HAS ARRIVED
Have things become a little stale in karting lately? We think they have! Keep your eye on this website in the coming months. The Geelong Kart Club will promote a new and innovative club championship next year like you have never seen before. Stay tuned for some big changes and they will be exciting. Oh and just in case you wondered the prizes will be back in 2015!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Supp Regs Available For Geelong Junior Challenge
Here They Are:
2014 GEELONG JUNIOR CHALLENGE
The meeting will be held under the International Sporting Code of the FIA, the General Karting Regulations of KA and any further addendums and bulletins to the regulations.
Permit Number: - VKA210714
2. Organisers :
Geelong Kart Club
3. Date and Place of Meeting
Date: August 23rd and 24th, 2014
Venue: Beckley Park International Raceway, Broderick Rd, Geelong, Vic.
Racing Direction: Anti Clockwise.
Grid capacity. 36 karts.
4. Officials of the Meeting
Harold Arnett, Pam Arnett, Amy Crump, Jeff Brown, Lana White and Bob Vagg.
Clerk of Course: Ian White
Starter: Trevor Handley
Chief Timing Officer: Meagan Handley,Doug Wilson and assistants.
Lap scorer: Colin Trotter and Hamish Carr.
Grid Marshal: Kristopher Trotter
Race Secretary: Dominic Albanese.
Technical Inspector/s: Alan Handley and Dennis Hogan.
Scrutineer/s: Alan Handley and Dennis Hogan.
Scales Marshall: Simon Thornton
Flag Marshalls: Geelong Electronic Lighting System.
5. Classes to Compete
Cadets "A" Cadets "B" ( License under 18 months )
Rookies "A" Rookies "B" ( License under 18 months )
Junior National Light Junior National Heavy
Junior National Pro @ 130kgs ( No max kart weight )
Junior Max Junior Clubman
Junior Nat Pro B @ 130 kgs ( License under 18 months )
PRE ENTRY AVAILABLE ON CMS WITH CREDIT CARD PAYMENT
The fee for entry in each class shall be $95.00. Payment must be made via credit card when entering on CMS. CMS entries only please.
The date and time for close of entry shall be: Wednesday 20
th August, 2014 at 5pm. GEELONG JUNIOR CHALLENGE ? WHERE RACING IS A PASSION
7 Minimum Entries
The minimum number of entries per class shall be 8. If insufficient entries are received for a class, classes will be cancelled or combined at the discretion of the Organizers.
8. Format of Racing
2 x 5 minute warm up - Sat Morning from 9.00 am
1 x Timed Practice Session ( 5 minutes )
1 x 10 lap heat Saturday afternoon.
1 x 12 lap pre final ( Sunday )
1 x 16 lap final ( final only counts ) ( Sunday )
Starting positions for heat 1 as per timed practice. Points system 401 less 10%. Finishing position of heat 1 will give you starting position for pre final. Finishing position in pre final gives starting position for final. Final only counts applies.
Pit allocation available from 4pm Friday until 7.00 pm.
Gates shut strictly at 7pm! Entry Confirmation available 4pm until 7pm.
Track closed Friday to any karts/drivers. This will be strictly enforced.
Saturday 23rd August, 2014.
Entry confirmation : 7.30am until 9.30 am.
Official Warm up : 9am until sessions completed (5 minutes each class )
Drivers Briefing. ? at completion of warm up sessions.
Timed practice after drivers briefing until completed.
First Heat ? To be completed Saturday afternoon .
Sunday 24th August, 2014
5 minutes for all classes in race order 9.00 AM until completed.
As per rule 1.26 (2014 KA Manual)
Throughout the race meeting
10. Mechanical Breakdown Lane:
A mechanical breakdown lane will be in use.
11. Blue and Red Double Diagonal Flag as per KA 2014 Manual.
12. Abandonment or Postponement
The organizers reserve the right at their sole discretion to abandon, postpone or cancel any event(s) subject to Rule 1.26.
Insurance has been affected for this meeting in accordance with Chapter 3.
14. Fuel -
As Per KA Manual 2014. GEELONG JUNIOR CHALLENGE ? WHERE RACING IS A PASSION
15. Judges of Fact - refer to KA Manual
Transponders. The use of a personal transponder will be mandatory for each kart.
17. Trophies will be awarded to the top three place getters in each class.
Article 65 of the International Sporting Code of the FIA, under which all competitions will be conducted sets out the information that should be included in the Supplementary Regulations. These Supplementary Regulations are to be read in conjunction with the General Standings Regulations and Australian Kart Formula for Sprint Racing as laid down in the current KA Manual and any addendums to the KA Manual
Temporary closure of Beckley Park Main Gate during week ending 27th July, 14.
The entrance gate at Beckley Park will be closed next week to allow workman to install foundations for a new electronic gate which will be a great improvement for the entire Beckley Park precinct. As a temporary measure the gate approx. 100 metres north of the existing entrance will be open and fitted with the combination lock from the orginal gate to allow access . Any questions ring Dennis or Dom.
NEW INSTRUCTIONS RE GKC ELETRONIC GATE
From time to time the electronic gate where members are required to swipe their card to access may play up or may need to be manually operated due to race meetings etc . For the next week or so the gate will be powered down and members will need to manually push open the gate and shut it behind them. Please take the time to close the gate behind you each time you enter / leave.
DILLON HOLLIS WINS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP IN JNL
Geelong Kart Clubs Dillon Hollis is the new 2014 Australian Champion in the highly competitive Junior National Light Class. Dillon took the title at the famous Newcastle Circuit dominating the entire weekend in the class. Dillon's achievement comes as no surprise to us all as he is never far from the front in any race he competes in. The sensational effort was rewarded by Geelong Kart Club with a $1000 cheque at a presentation made at the drivers briefing of the April clubday. Everyone at GKC is extremely proud of Dillons achievement and also congratulate his brother Andrew and father Mark on their outstanding team effort. Well done boys!
ROTAX PRO TOUR IS ON AT GKC THIS WEEKEND ( 23-25 May, 2014 )
We are hosting a round yet again of the Rotax Pro Tour this weekend. We are well organised but still require extra assistance to run the event especially on the Saturday and Sunday. So if are not doing anything drop Dominic or Dennis a line and ask how you can assist your club. Its a team effort and the proceeds of these meetings are used to improve our complex and pay for the continual maintenance of our huge complex.
MEMBERSHIP EXPIRY DATE CHANGES FOR GKC MEMBERS
For many years all club memberships for GKC members have expired on the 31st of the December of each year. As everyones AKA license has different expiry dates it has been quite difficult to keep track of who is licensed etc . Throught 2014 Dominic has been amending all GKC members club membership expiry dates to have them expire on the same day as their license. Both are then renewed at the same time. This makes it easier to manage and remember for all. In most instances members will gain extra time of their club memberships. In the few examples where members have lost a short space of time on their memberships they will have the pro rata amounts deducted from their membership fees the next time they renew. Any queries email dominic on firstname.lastname@example.org
Important Notice To Members In Regards To The Beckley Park Complex Curfew
Beckley Park has decided to remove all existing club padlocks (eg. Geelong Karting Club combination lock). This will be replaced with one master lock that will be opened at 9am and closed at 6pm, unless there is an event at the complex. Please ensure that you have left the complex by 6pm. This curfew will be strictly enforced for all users of the complex.
10/06/2013 - Track Closure
The track will be closed from Tuesday 11 June until Thursday 13 June, the track will reopen on Friday 14 June for the start of the CIK Stars of Karting Round 3, continuing on Saturday and Sunday.
02/05/2013 - Rotax Pro Tour Round 5 2013 Supp Regs
Click on the following link for the Supplimentry Regulations for the ROTAX PRO TOUR Round 5 to be held at Geelong on the 24th-25th-26th of May 2013.
01/05/2013 - April Club Day
The Geelong Kart Club sends out a 'Get Well Soon' with a speedy recovery to Ashley Kerwood after his accident whilst running in Junior National Light. A big 'Thank You' goes out to Ian from Tracklife for his quick response and great bed side manor in treating Ashley last Sunday.
10/04/2013 - Track Open Saturday And Sunday
The track will be open on the coming Saturday and Sunday 13th & 14th April for all wanting to practice for the 2013 Geelong Junior Challenge. Gates will open at 9am and close at 6pm.
If any members are interested in helping out with the 2013 Geelong Junior Challenge please contact Dominic Albanese on 0425 707 525.
04/04/2013 -Geelong Member Do Us Proud at the 51st Australian National Spring Kart Championships Held At The Monarto Karting Complex in SA
Congratulations go out to the Geelong Karting Club members who recently raced at the 51st Australian National Sprint Kart Championships.
David Sera enjoyed victories in both the Leopard Light and Clubman Heavy catagories to take out his 13th and 14th career titles.
In the Junior National Light catagory Dylan Hollis at the age of 11 became the youngest ever poll sitter at a National title in the modern era, and one of the youngest to compete where normally the age bracket is 12 and up. He completed the weekend with a second place.
In the Junior National Heavy catagory, after a hard fought battle for most of the final amongst the top five, Will Hawkes came home with a second place.
22/03/2013 - 2013 Geelong Junior Challenge 20th - 21st April 2013
09/03/2013 - Closure Of Disable Toilets
Due to a series of break ins at the Geelong Kart Club, along with the Mens and Ladies toilets, the Disable toilets will be locked until further notice.
02/02/2013 - Closure Of Breakdown Lane
The concrete breakdown lane at the exit of the outgrid will be closed for use and only be reopened when noted in the supplementry regulations. Members are reminded to use the outgrid to enter the track and exit via the ingrid. Also a reminder that fuelling and lubrication of chains is prohibitted on the ingrid, outgrid and track.
31/01/2013 - February Club Day
To bring into line with the national class, TAG 125 light and heavy (running Dunlop SL6 tyres) will be offered in conjuction with Sportsman light and heavy (running MG red tyres) for February Club Day only. Sportsman light and heavy will not be offered as of April Club Day leaving TAG 125 light and heavy as the Club Day Championship class for the rest of the season. Points accumulated from Sportsman light and heavy on January and February Club Days will count towards the TAG 125 light and heavy club championship for 2013.
No March Club Day
The club will not be holding a March Club Day this year, the date falls on Easter Sunday.
26/12/2012 - Working Bee Saturday 12/01/2013 From 9 Am. Track Closed All Day
A working bee will be held on Saturday the 12th of January from 9 am, the track will be closed all day. Please come along and help out your club to get the track ready for another big year of karting.
10/12/2012 - Big Prizes At Geelong For Club Days For 2013
Thanks to Geelong Kart Club, Geelong Extreme Karts and Arrow Karts, the following amazing prizes will be on offer at Geelong Kart Club for 2013 in the junior classes:
CADETS - Any driver that enters and races a minimum seven club days in Cadets will go into the draw for a new Arrow X2 rolling chassis to be drawn randomly. You only have to compete to be in it!
ROOKIES - Any driver that enters and races a minimum seven cludays in Rookies will go into the draw for a new Arrow X2 rolling chassis to be drawn randomly. You only have to compete to be in it!
Geelong To Host Round 1 Of The New "Vks" Karting Series For 2013
A 'new' series for Victorian karters will launch next year, and 13 of the 14 classes will have a brand new chassis up for grabs as a random prize. Replacing the All Stars Series, the Victorian Karting Series (VKS) will run over four rounds from February to June.
The schedule is:
Supp Regs for the opening Round can be found on the KartSportNews Race Calendar page.
The main prize for every class (with the exception of Leopard Light) will be a brand new Arrow X2 kart (or the equivalent latest Arrow) suitable for that class. These will be given away by random draw with anyone who has raced in the class at all four rounds eligible.
"All they have to do to be in it, is just turn up" Dominic Albanese informed KartSportNews.
"There are 14 classes on offer, so 13 new karts will be handed out. Leopard Light will be different in that someone will get a new X30 engine, random drawn and supplied by Remo."
Entries will only be taken until grid capacity is filled, and the each class must have a minimum of 8 entrants at each round to validate the main prize giveaways.
20/10/2012 - Junior Max Announcement From Kart Sport News
Geelong Kart Club will be running Junior Max as a feature class at their October club race day. The class will have a 20-lap final and all entrants go in the draw for a set of MOJO tyres (to collect tyres, drivers must be present at presentations!). A Pro Tour round will run at the venue in June. "All are welcome and we are trying to promote the class for next year" the club's Dominic Albanese informed KartSportNews. "Next year we will be offering the class at every clubday, and every clubday where there are five entries or more, the club will sponsor a new set of Mojo tyres as a random draw."
12/10/2012 - Mylaps - Flex Transponder Offer: Up To 150 Free Days
For those members looking to hire a transponder, Flex has a deal available. Clink on the link to find out more.
The offers are valid until 15th December 2012
9/10/2012 - Scales
The club has recently purchased a new set of custom built scales, which will be relocatable. A new set of in ground scales will be ordered to replace the current existing ones, this will also be a custom built set, giving the club two sets of scales reading the same. This will help with the demands of the open meetings Geelong holds.
4/09/2012 - Extra Land For Track Extention
As mentioned last club day, the Geelong Kart Club has been allocated extra land. The club is looking for ideas in regard to extending the track. If members would like to submit some ideas to the club, this can be done this coming club day.
22/08/2012 - Jmax
Jmax will be offered this October club day, the club hopes to build a field in this class to continue into next year. Geelong is one of the clubs who will be hosting a round of the Rotax Pro Tour next year, jmax is a featured class.
23/07/2012 - Big Year For The Geelong Karting Club In 2013
Along with our usual three open meetings per year. Geelong has also secured some major meetings, these are a round of the Rotax Pro Tour, round three of the CIK and the 2013 Australian Masters Games. This gives us a total of six open meetings for the year. Round 1 of the All Star Series will be held in February to start the season. All dates to be confirmed with the release of the AKA calander. Geelong will also be holding a January Club Day.