Welcome to the one true independent Kart Club in Victoria. When you talk about innovation and a leader in karting then look no further than Geelong Kart Club. A history rich with major events and more importantly standing up for karters and what the sport should be. GKC more than ever before has taken a lead role in returning karting back to a place where the karter can enjoy all the benefits of a great family sport at an affordable price. The future looks bright with many new innovations and announcement set for the immediate future. Bring on 2021 and beyond.
Year after year Geelong Kart Club would host the Victorian round of the Australian CIK series which saw the true international classes compete with the best drivers this country had to offer. It was a fabulous spectacul to see the screaming Formula A , Intercontinental A and gearbox class karts lapping around our track. These events were very difficult to run for the club with many regulations having to be adhered to . Nonetheless the Geelong Kart Club never failed to put on a great show and most of the young motorsport identities in Australia today such as Jamie Whincup and Mark Winterbottom were perenial visitors to our circuit.
Many other major events have been staged at the Geelong Kart Circuit in recent years including the fabulous Ford Kartstars Series over several years, the Victorian Closed Titles in 2002 and the Victorian Open Championships in 2003 and 2008. A massive 464 entries were recieved for the 2008 event making it the biggest karting event in Australia last year. The club also host two regular open meetings each year known as the Winter Cup and the Val & Joyce Findlay Memorial. There two meetings remain amongst the premier events on the Australian Karting calendar each year with the best drivers from around Australia competing for victory. There is no doubt in anyone's mind that to win a Geelong Open meeting is at the pinnacle of the sport.
The Geelong Kart Club in 2007 and 2008 had also hosted the Formula 100 National Championships. This is the fastest direct drive class in the karting world and the premier catergory in Australian Karting. Geelong is the spiritual home of this great category.
Geelong Kart Club has simply been Australia's number one trend setting club when it comes to innovation in the sport of karting. The list of achievments is endless, whether it be introducing a timing system with transponders that rival Formula 1 standards with its accuracy, creating a service lane for karts to make running repairs, having fully qualified medical staff on standby at the track known as "Track Life", massive outgrid cover, shopping centre quality toilets, concrete roadways through the main pit area and even an electronic light flag system, Geelong Kart Club is simply in a league of its own when it comes to moving forwards with new ideas to improve karters facilities.
Whatever the future holds, one thing is for sure, the club has many more improvements listed for completion in the next couple of years. We look forward to seeing all of you at our facility, enjoying the best sport in the world - Karting!