BREAKING NEWS - Geelong Kart Club Track will be
closed as of 12 pm today ( Saturday ).
Karting Victoria has this morning informed clubs that from
government information that all kart clubs must close until
further notice. This must happen and the gates will be pad
locked shut from 12 pm today. No members are to attempt
to enter the complex from this time on. We will endeavour
to keep you posted re any further developments.
Just clarifying for all our members that the GKC circuit will
remain open for practise as per normal. Please remember
to practise the social responsiblities that the govt has asked
for at all times. There is lots of space at the track so keep
your distance and enjoy something we all love. Lets keep our
track open through this crisis. It will be great place to still
have an enjoyable time with the family. Please practise the
appropriate health practises in the toilet that remains open
and bring some form of hand sanitiser with you. Look after
yourselves and happy karting.
AASA Practise Information
We will hold another AASA practise day for all our non KA
drivers after the upcoming school holidays are over. Keep an
eye on this page for the exact date, most likely a Sunday.
Practise Licenses - Available and growing all the time !
In the current financial climate a practise license which is
only $120 for 12 months ( you must still have club member
ship ) is a great option. If your not into racing but still love
driving the GKC track this is the option for you. You can
always upgrade to a race license at any time. The practise
license in conjunction with your club membership allows full
use of the track as per a full race license - it just doesnt allow
you to race.
Karting Australia Travel Register and Isolation Form
To be allowed to use any Karting Circuit affiliated to Karting
Australia members must complete and submit to KA the
above form which can be found on the Karting Austalia web
site. It only takes a few seconds to fill out but must be
completed before you can practise at Geelong or any other
track. The link to fill out the form can be found on the
latest news section of the Karting Aus website.
Karting Victoria Suspend Issue of all event permits Until
01/06/2020 - March Clubday Cancelled as result.
Karting Victoria have issued a statement letting all Vic clubs
know that all permits for events will not be issued until at
least 01/06/2020 when it will be reviewed. This means that
GKC cannot run any club events or open meetings during this
period. On the positive side the track will remain open as per
normal for practise to all members between 9am and 6pm.
Further information will be posted as it comes to hand.
Update on GKC and effects of COVID-19 Virus
Firstly at this time the Geelong Kart Track will remain open to
all members as per normal. We will have further information
as it arrives to us. We will have Hand Sanitiser placed in the
disabled toilet which is available 24x7. We have already been
impacted with the cancellation of driver education days from
schools that have been forced to close. Further info will be
posted as it comes to hand.
March Clubday is only two weeks away on the 22/03/2020.
Karting Victoria have used the normal last day in March for
the country series so we had no choice but to run one week
early. Pre entries will be up in the next day or so. With GKCV
not having a clubday in March any of their members are
welcome. So please get your pre entires in. This is very
important to help the club attract entries. If you want your
class to form simply enter early!
AASA Practise Day Sunday 16/02/2020
The track will not be available for KA License Holders.
The track will be available as per our normal AASA rules at
a cost of $50 per driver. Track open between 8.30am and
4pm. Superkartes welcome on this day also.
Track Re Opens this Saturday 08/02/2020 at 9am as works
on the Towers are completed. Dont forget track is closed for
a private event Sunday 09/02/2020 all day. The track will
re open again on Monday morning 10/02/2020 at 9am as per
Track Closure Sunday 09/02/2020
Due to a private event the club will be closed all day Sunday
9th February 2020 all day. Track will re open Monday as per
February Clubday 23/02/2020
This will be the first clubday of the year. Supp regs have been
submitted to Karting Victoria and once approved will be
available for entry. There will be seven club days for the club
champtionship this year. The months of those dates will be
as follows :
No clubdays Winter months June / July - Mid year break.
*** If a clubday is missed due to building works etc , then
November 29/11/2020 may be used to make up the date ***
Seven Clubday events in total.
The track will reopen Saturday morning as normal on the
25/01/20 until 6pm Saturday the 01/02/20. The track will
close again from Sunday the 02/02/20 for approx. 4 days
when building works will continue. Updates will be posted
when further is known.
Track Closure this Friday 17/01/2020 all day due to RMIT
University hiring circuit for testing purposes. Track will be
open as per normal Saturday prior to closure Sunday morning
as below due to the 2 x Towers Construction.
TRACK CLOSURE - TOWER INSTALLATION - 18/01/20
Due to the installation of our two huge advertising towers
which will involve large scale machinery on site the track will
be closed to all persons from Saturday morning 18/01/2020
until 01/02/2020. This may be subject to change due to the
nature of the works and dependence on weather conditions.
Please keep an eye on facebook and this website for further
updates. The first clubday of the year will be at the end of
Vale Brendon Franks
It is with a heavy heart that the Geelong Kart Club
informs our members that Brendon Franks passed away on
Friday the 13th December, 2019. Brendon was much loved
by all who knew him and was without doubt one of the
finest men that I had ever had the pleasure to work with and
be friends with. Brendon's kindness and willingness to help
anyone will never be forgotten. Most would know that
Brendon was a tireless worker for our club and we can never
repay all that he did for us in the company of his loving wife
of many years Lorna. Brendon was a devoted and loving
husband, father and grandfather. Brendon's family will
farewell him in a private gathering at Ballarat.
Just six days before Brendon's passing he was with me at the
kart club on a early Saturday morning working as always to
get the track ready for our members.
Brendon was so looking forward to all the new improvements
that were starting at the circuit and all the work he could get
his hands into......
Brendon was truly a gentlemen and a wonderful friend. He
will be very sadly missed. Rest in peace old mate, you were
one of a kind.
Club Championship points for 2019 have now been uploaded
to the club championship results tab. Go in and see how you
fared this year !
Please remember that as per normal a driver
has to drop their lowest points scoring round, so if you
missed a round an x is shown against your name. A zero
will refer to the lowest points finish for the year of a particular
driver. This allows drivers to be away for one round each
year and still be in the hunt for the championship. Good luck
to all. A presentation event will be detailed in due course on
this web site.
CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS 2019
The following classes have met the criteria ( or close to it ) for
club champsionship status for 2019.
- Cadet 12
- KA4 Junior Heavy
- Vic Combined Light 125
- VIc Combined Medium 125
A time and date will be posted when we can as to the
presentation details. Points will be posted in the results
section in the next few days. Remember your worst round
is dropped for final results.
TRACK CLOSURE Tuesday 03/12/19 up to and including
Friday 06/12/19 due to earth works re new advertising
towers. Work is beginning and our two new 20 metre long
advertising screens will be up before the end of the year.
Keep a keen eye on the web site and facebook for more
track closures as various works are completed.
Track Closures due to hire
Tuesday 26/11/2019 - Track closed all day - RMIT
Friday 29/11/2019 - Track closed all day - RMIT
Monday 02/12/2019 - Track closed all day - RMIT
Track Closure Monday 25/11/2019 - day after clubday.
RMIT University will continue their testing program on this
date and the track will be closed all day. The track will re
open as per normal on Tuesday morning.
Track Closure this Wednesday 20/11/2019.
RMIT University are continuing their significant test program
Wednesday and the track will be closed all day. Track will
reopen Thursday morning as per normal.
Clubday is running this Sunday 24th November. This will be
the final clubday of the year. It will run if sufficient entries
are received by Thursday night. Please get your entry in if
you are wanting to support club events continuing in the
TRACK CLOSURE FRIDAY 15/11/2019
Track will be closed due to RMIT testing at circuit all day.
Track will re open Saturday morning as normal for Junior
Challenge Practise. Don't forget to get you entries in for
the Junior Challenge ASAP.
AASA Practise Day Sunday 10th November 2019
The next AASA practise day for all karters will be held on
10/11/19 and the usual rules will apply. $50 per driver and
superkarters welcome as per last event. Please remember
that KA licenses are strictly not valid on these days.
Geelong Junior Challenge Practise Days
Saturday the 9th and 16th November will be solely for
drivers entered in the Junior Challenge. The event itself is
scheduled to run on the 17th November as a one day meet.
Track Closure Thursday 31/10/2019 . Track will be closed
all day as RMIT will have exclusive use to continue testing
their electric vehicle. The track will re open on Friday
morning as per normal.
Track Closure - Friday 25/10/2019
RMIT are testing this Friday at the circuit in preparation of
their new vehicle for the global challenge. Track wil be closed
all day and will re open on Saturday morning as per normal
in preparation for club day.
AASA Practise Day - The next AASA practise day as
advertised on our facebook account earlier this week will be
this Sunday the 6th of October 2019. The normal conditions
will apply and gates will open at 8.30 am until 5 pm. This
should be a great day with a large turn out of karters trying
the Geelong circuit for the first time. Should be fun. KA
licenses are strictly not valid on this day. Track will open as
normal on Monday morning.
TRACK CLOSURE MONDAY 30th September 2019 - Track
has been hired out for exclusive use of RMIT University who
are continuing their testing schedule as part of their new
partnership with GKC and their global challenge plans. Track
will be reopen Tuesday morning as normal for the rest of the
TRACK CLOSURE WEDNESDAY 25th September 2019 - Track
has been hired out for the exclusive use of RMIT university.
RMIT and GKC have formed a great partnership which assists
both organisations and we look forward to helping RMIT with
their goals on the global stage.
TRACK CLOSURE SATURDAY 21st SEPTEMBER - ALL DAY
Track has been hired out all day to a vehicle driver training
school. This is a very important educational day and occurs
every year on a given date. The track will re open on
Sunday morning at the normal time.
AASA Practise Day Sunday 1st September 2019 - Track will
be closed to all KA License Holders. Normal $50 fee applies
to all karters coming to practise. Gates open 8.30 am until
5.00 pm. Normal conditions apply. Another great chance
to drive the Geelong circuit.
August Clubday Prizes
Don't forget any class with six paid entries or more will have
a raffle ( random draw ) for a new set of tyres or similar
prize. All pre entries will go into a draw for two days at a
Torquay Hotel Resort. There has never been a better time
to pre enter for a clubday.
AASA PRACTISE DAY - Sunday the 1st September 2019
The next AASA practise day will be held on the above date.
Normal cost of $50 per driver applies. Track will open at
8.30 am and close at 5 pm. Remember KA licenses strictly
not valid on these days.
GKC Gate Now Operating Again
The electronic gate is now working again, so members will
have to remember to have their gate cards with them. The
auto open sensor has been re installed on the inside so that
when exiting the track you just have to drive up to the gate
and it will open automatically, removing the need to get out
and swipe your card.
The next AASA practise day will be held this Sunday the 16th
June 2019 between 8.30 am and 5 pm. On this day KA
Licenses are strictly not valid.
Advertising Towers Update
Two major advertising towers will be constructed and placed
in two location within the GKC complex. These will be along
the main straight just after the control tower and right around
the back infield section in an area near the trees that will
work in with our new track extenstion area in due course.
These large neon advertising towers are a major investment
for Beckley Park and will be a great addition to our circuit and
and how it looks. The Towers have been delayed in red tape
for a while and we originally envisaged them being complete
by now , but it looks more like August at this time. There will
be minimal track disruption as power will be via underground
Upcoming Events in 2019
October 19 / 20 - 2019
Round 4 Retro Karting Australia National Series
This is the Victorian State Championship. Details available
on the RKA web home page.
November 17 - 2019
Geelong Junior Challenge
Details are on the Karting Victoria Calendar .
Next AASA Practise day for karters will be on Sunday the 2nd
of June. Normal rules apply. No KA licenses are valid on
these practise days. $50 per driver. Opening time is 8.30 am
and closes at 5 PM.
MAY CLUB DAY CANCELLED DUE TO LACK OF ENTRIES.
All members with email addresses listed in CMS were emailed
Sunday to remind them of the need to pre enter with no
effect. These early termination ensures no members travel
long distances early Sunday morning to the track only to find
out their is insufficient entries to run a race meet.
AASA PRACTISE DAY
The next AASA practise day will be this Sunday the 5th of
May 2019 from 8.30 am until 5 pm. Normal conditions apply.
Cost is $50 per driver. The track is strictly not available for
Karting Australia license holders on this day. Any questions
call Dom on 0438 045 682.
APRIL CLUBDAY CANCELLED
Due to a lack of pre entries April club day will not be run. As
advertised on this website , facebook and last clubday to
members unless there are 20 pre entries received by midnight
Wednesday of the race day the club day will be cancelled
Thursday morning to ensure officials and members do not get
get caught out travelling to the event only to find out there is
insufficient numbers to run the event. So if you want to run
clubday pre enter on CMS as requested for quite some years.
TRACK CLOSED THIS THURSDAY AND FRIDAY
25th and 26th APRIL DUE TO PRIVATE TRACK HIRE
Track will re open Saturday morning as per normal.
Next AASA Practise day for all karters will be held on Sunday
14th April 2019 at Beckley Park Raceway between 8.30 am
and 5 pm. Track strictly not available to KA license holders.
$50 per driver and assistance will be on hand for any karters
that need advice !
Clubday minimum numbers requirement
Moving forward GKC will require a minimum of 20 paid entries
to be entered on CMS by Wednesday midnight of a clubday
weekend to run the event. For years now GKC has been
attempting to have drivers pre enter for events to avoid
events being cancelled on the day and to not have those that
turn up waste their time and effort. If the minimum entries
are not received them the next morning notifications will be
placed on facebook and the club website informing the club
event will not be run. There will be no exceptions.
TRACK CLOSURE MONDAY 1st APRIL DUE TO PRIVATE
TRACK HIRE. TRACK CLOSED ALL DAY. WILL RE OPEN
TUESDAY MORNING AS PER NORMAL.
AASA PRACTISE DAY
The next AASA practise day for all karters ( KA Licenses not
valid on these days ) will be held on Sunday 24th March 2019
$50 per driver for the day. All welcome. On site assistance
to karters provided. Ring Dom on 0425 707 525 with any
questions about this next practise day.
TRACK CLOSURE THURSDAY ALL DAY 28/02/2019 - Track has
been hired out for private use.
TRACK CLOSURE FRIDAY ALL DAY 01/03/2019 - Track closed
due to no practise allowed prior to Saturday practise between
9 am and 5 pm. Gates open at 8 am.
CAMPING ALLOWED AT GEELONG TRACK FOR METRO
SERIES ROUND 1 - VAL FINDLAY DUE TO AIRSHOW
Due to accommodation being hard to find because of the air
show on the weekend of the Metro Series Round 1 at Geelong
camping will be allowed at the track Saturday night. The
toilets / showers will remain open all night for the use of
TRACK CLOSURE FRIDAY BEFORE VAL FINDLAY
Friday the 1st March 2019 which is the Friday before the Val
Findlay Memorial will see the Geelong Kart Track closed to
all persons for the entire day. Practise will be available all
day Saturday 2nd March 2019 at the track between 9 am and
Please take note !!!!!!!!!! The track has been hired out for a
private event on Thursday the 21st February 2019 and
Thursday the 28th February 2019. Track will be unavailable
both Thursday all day to everyone.
Next AASA practise day will be held on Sunday the 10th February 2019 from 8.30 am to 5 PM. KA Licenses strictly not valid on this day. So track is not available to KA license holders on this day.
This day has been selected as the Victorian Country Series Round 1 is on this same weekend and many of our members are away racing. The normal conditions apply. Any questions email the Geelong Kart Club at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Dom on 0425 707 525.
AASA Track Day this Sunday 13th January 2019.
Don't forget that KA licenses are not valid on this day.
For information re this karting for everybody day please
contact Dominic on 0425 707 525.
TRACK CLOSURE - Tuesday 8th January 2019
Please note that the track will be closed all day due to a
private event. The track will re open on Wednesday
morning at the normal time. These events are vital to
ensure a stable stream of income for the kart club.
AASA Practise Days for all and any karters will be back in
January 2019. The next two practise days will be :
- Sunday 13th January 2019 - 8.30 am to 5 pm.
- Sunday 20th January 2019 - 8.30 am to 5 pm.
These are awesome days where anyone can bring any kart
and drive our circuit. Drinks and snacks available inside the
canteen! For any enquiries call Dom on 0425 707 525 or
email email@example.com . Please remember KA licenses
are strictly not valid on these AASA days.
- SUNDAY JANUARY 27th 2019 will be the first club day of the
year! As GKCV are running Pro Tour all GKCV members are
very welcome to attend the first Geelong Clubday of the new
year. Remember reverse grid will be in play this year. The
morning session will be a 6 minute practise session. Should
SUNDAY 16th December 2018 will be the next AASA practise
day for all karters. So all you guys that are wanting to
experience a world class facility or just want to dust off those
karts you haven't used in a while come on down. Gates will
open at 8.30 AM. Karts on track between 9am and 5 pm.
Lots of special deals available for you recreational karters!!
Projects are lined up at Geelong Kart Club. One of the major
projects lined up for the second half of 2019 is the long
awaited track extension and resurface. Don't get me wrong
our surface is still great but what the hell, lets make it better.
The original track will be still available plus a 1030 metre
version. Plans on display at GKC clubrooms upon request!!!
Sunday 2nd December 2018 is the next karting practise day
for all karters. This Sunday at Geelong is another chance for
all the recreational karters to drag out the dusty karts and
come try the Geelong Kart Track. Remember KA licenses are
not valid on this day and it is practise only run under the
AASA banner. Track times between 9am and 5pm. Gates
open at 8 am. Time for fun round two!!!
The first Geelong Kart Club AASA practise day for all karters
was just awesome. Brilliant to see karters we have never
seen before enjoying the world class facilities of the Geelong
Kart Club. They really did have a ball and it was a great
start to something new for Karting in Victoria. Amazing to
see Yamaha's and a mixture of old and new including four
strokes blitzing around the GKC track. Well done Geelong for
once again leading from the front!
ALL KARTERS WELCOME!!!!!!!!
Sunday 25th November 2018 - 9am to 5 pm
Geelong Kart Track will be open to all karters. Bring your
own kart and experience a world class facility - $50 charge
per driver. This is run under the AASA insurance banner.
KA licenses are not valid on this day. Practise day only.
A great chance to use that equipment that has sat around
since some Melbourne venues closed earlier this year.
Good second hand sets of tyres will be available for $40
per set. Canteen will be open for snacks / drinks etc.
Club Championship Presentations This Saturday 2 PM at the
GKC Clubrooms. Track is still open so if you want to get in
practise in the morning bring your kart down! Adults $10
and children $5. All prices include one free drink of your
choice from the bar for adults and one free soft drink etc for
the children. No need to pre book , just turn up and join in.
Anyone needing assistance with memberships / license etc
can see Dominic who will provide assistance.
TRACK CLOSURE THIS FRIDAY PRIOR TO JUNIOR CHALLENGE
Please take note that the Geelong Kart Club will be closed to everybody this
Friday the 16/11/2018. The track will be open for practise for everyone from 8
AM on Saturday the 17/11/2018. So please don't ring asking to set up your
trailer etc as you will receive the answer of "no". Take Friday off and wait for
Saturday as there is no need to rush. Racing takes place on Sunday only.
Geelong Junior Challenge
The Geelong Junior Challenge has become one of the premier Junior karting
events on the calendar with entries in 2017 being exactly the same number
as the junior Oakleigh top guns! With random prizes and now the return of
Geelong Kart Clubs super fun handicaps it is sure to be a great event.
Please get your entries in early and don't leave it to the last minute. Log onto
CMS and support your club by racing the Junior Challenge.
Club Championship Prensentations and Final Points
The club championship presentations will be held at the
Geelong Kart Club - Club rooms on Saturday the 24th of
November 2018 beginning at 2 PM. There will be a good feed
and the bar of course will be open. The cost of the afternoon
will be $10 for adults and $5 for children.
There were five classes that achieved championship status
throughout the year and they were :
Cadet 12 , KA4 Junior Light , KA4 Junior Heavy ,
Tag Restricted Light and Tag Restricted Medium. These were
the only classes that had sufficient numbers to warrant
champtionship status. The results for these classes are now
available via the following links :
Non Geelong Kart Club Members wishing to practise at Geelong this week
will have to pay a $50 practise fee. This will apply all week and there will
be no exceptions. Again over the week just pushed many sets of tyres have
left at the track for the club to deal with. GKC officials will be at the track as
of Monday morning to monitor visitors to the circuit. No one may be out on
track before 9 AM. This is a strict rule and we expect all visitors to respect
these rules. Any visitors must have left the complex by 6 PM on any given
AUGUST CLUB DAY -
August club day will be on in a few weeks time and we would be grateful if
members could pre enter early. We will be putting a vote up at drivers briefing
regarding qualifying or random grid draw like the old days which means if your
not present you wont get a vote. Some members believe the random draw
grid spices up the racing. Lets see.
FREE SET OF TYRES
Once again we will offer a random draw free set of tyres of the drivers class to
any karter that pre enters on CMS and races.
Please Dont Forget that Geelong Kart Club will not be holding a club day in
June. Our usual mid year break has been moved forward one month to allow
our members to get some practise in for the Victorian Open Round Two which
will be held at GKCV in July. We will be back for the July Clubday as per
normal. So dont forget to pre enter for the July clubday early !!!!
Dont forget to pre enter by Tonight midnight to go into the
draw for a new set of tyres to suit your class. And all you
have to do is pre enter on CMS!!!!!!!!!
Dont forget April club in on the 29th April. As a special incentive to pre enter
GKC will give raffle a new set of tyres for any drivers that pre enter before next
Wednesday midnight when CMS closes. So why not pre enter and maybe win
a new set of tyres. Race clubday whilst the weather is still good!
Track schedule for this week.
Open Monday and Tuesday.
Closed Wednesday and Thursday being the 28th and 29th.
Open Friday , Saturday and Sunday.
Please remember Practise Fees Apply for Non GKC member.
Track then closed Sunday night until start of Vic Open as
per supp regs.
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