The 2022 GKC Club Championship Presentations will be held on Sunday the 11th December 2022 at the GKC Clubrooms. There will be a free BBQ for all GKC members which will take place between 11am and 1pm. Soft drinks can be purchased from the canteen. The top three from each Club Event Class will receive their championship trophies. If you are unable to attend the trophies will be available from the GKC entrance office on any given Saturday morning. Club Championship points will be posted on the website as soon as possible. And in further good news there will be no price increases to licenses, memberships or tyres in 2023 at GKC.
Well what a final Club Event for 2022 ! There were a fantastic 76 entries and all had a great time. The racing has become so competitive and is wonderful to watch. The atmosphere in the complex was great to feel and we look forward to 2023. The first ever KZ City of Greater Geelong Titles was won by Jay Coul from Henry Johnstone and Anthony Mrhar. A mid final rain shower made keeping these beasts on the track a real task. Geelong's own Danny Richert drove a masterful final in the conditions and bad luck unfortunately cost Danny the win. The racing in all the classes was fantastic to see and experience and anyone sitting on the fence could only marvel at the drivers in Open Tag 125 Light and of course our DPE boys in 4 Stroke who put on the usual master class of hard fought racing. Well done to all and it is fantastic to see all the newcomers starting their racing careers. 2023 here we come. The end of year presentations will be announced in the coming weeks. See you at the track.
Track Closure Tuesday 29th November due to track hire by Swinburne University. Track will reopen the next morning as per normal at 9am. This will allow the club to complete some works also.
Track Closure on Thursday 24th November 2022 due to track hire by RMIT. Track will reopen on Friday morning at 9am as per normal.
Latest V2.6 Club Event Class Structure is now available to download and includes a few important updates such as Micro Max and Mini Max classes, reducted weights for Yamaha S engines in Clubman and the new 22mm restrictor for Junior Restricted which will come into force post the 27.11.2022 Club Event.
05/10/2022 - Updated 17/10/22 with entry details
KZ City of Geelong Titles - 27.11.2022
On the November 27th final Club Event of the year GKC will host the first ever KZ open City of Geelong Titles. This amazing event will be incorporated into our race meet. Click on the hyperlink to download details of the KZ feature event. Thanks to Daniel Richert for his great work in making this happen. There will be amazing prizes and great spectator viewing for all.
All entrants simply email your drivers name , phone number, License number , kart number , credit card details including expiry date and CVC to :
You will receive an email back confirming your entry has been received.
KZ2 formalised for Club Events. There is a new version of the Club Event Class Structure document which can be accessed under the tab on this website. The two main updates are the split of KZ2 out of open class into it's own class. The Yamaha J engine has also been added to the Junior Restricted class.
Tag Restricted Light 125 and Tag Restricted Heavy 125 will be the feature classes for the October 16th Club Event. There will be a set of tyres random draw for all entrants in these classes and the usual extra pre final and 18 Lap Final.
Track Closure Thursday 22nd September due to RMIT track hire. Track re opens as normal Friday morning.
Don't forget the next Club Event is on Sunday 25th September with Open Tag 125 Light and Heavy as the feature classes with tyre raffle give away for all entrants in the classes and price money for top three in each class. Long laps and extra pre final.
Track Hire on 9th September ( Friday ) to RMIT. Track will be closed on this day. Will re open on Saturday morning at 9am as per normal.
The September Club Event date has been pushed back one week to avoid a clash with the Country Series where many of our members race. The Club Event Calendar has been amended to 25/09/22 instead of the original 18/09/22. This was due to a number of requests from members.
Track is closed this Friday the 12th due to track hire from RMIT. Will re open 9am Sat morning as per normal.
Also new concrete works are currently underway at the track over the next few days. Track is open except for Friday. Please use common sense and pit your trailer away from workers. Don't drive over new laid drains as there is plenty of space.
Geelong Kart Club Juniors have the chance to be on the V8 Supercar Grid for Sandown V8 Supercar event on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st August 2022. Any junior club member between the ages of 12 and 15 can apply to take part in the event. There is an application form ( click on bold letters to download ) which has to be completed and forwarded to :
Any enquires during business hours to 0417 597 713.
There is a powerpoint presentation of what the event involves for the juniors which can be emailed to those that request a copy. Please be quick and get the forms back to Scott by the 10th August.
For the 21st August Club Event points for the Junior Restricted class will not be counted for the club championship so as not to disadvantage drivers taking part in the Supercars Event. We only got the go ahead tonight so sorry for the short notice!
12/07/2022 - Track closed Thursday 14.07.22
We have received notification that the track bitumen repair works will be completed on Thursday 14/07/22. The track will have to be closed all day but will re open on Friday morning at 9am as per normal. Don't forget the Club Event this Sunday the 17th with Tag Restricted 125 Light and Heavy as the feature classes with tyre raffle , extra pre final, 18 Lap final and prize money up for grabs.
The track will return to long track format directly after the club event on July 17th. The crack repairs will be completed next week on a day we will publish as soon as it is confirmed by the company. Don't forget Tag Restricted Light and Heavy are the feature classes for July Club Event.
Track Closed Thursday and Friday this week !
Unfortunately the club received a phone call yesterday from Beckley Park that the road into the circuit is being worked on Thursday and Friday and there will be no access to GKC. Completely out of our hands. So track will be closed 6pm Wednesday and re open on Saturday morning at 9am as per normal.
Tag Restricted 125 Light and Heavy are the feature classes for the July 17th Club Event. Both will be run as individual races depending on entries. There will be one set of DFM tyres given away random draw to entrants and cash prizes for both classes the amount dependent on entries.
Also there has been approx 100 metres on turf laid on the track edges around the track to eliminate any dirt or dust coming onto the circuit and repair drop off areas. This is continued works to keep the venue in tip top shape moving forward.
There is also some bitumen works taking place this week at the end of the straight where some drop off is still present when karts leave the track. The improvements to safety and track user friendliness will keep coming.
Version 2.4 of the Club Event Class Structure which is what all members need to know for class rules is now up on this website under the Club Event Class Structure Tab. There have been several updates including the addition of the Micro and Mini Max classes. Don't forget we have another club event on the short track this Sunday 12th June !
Sensational Novice and Rookie Tyre and race entry promotion. Whilst stocks last GKC is offering a new set of the fantastic Dunlop SL3 Cadet tyres and a race entry to a 2022 GKC Club Event for $140.00 . This offer is available on Saturday and Sunday mornings at the GKC entry office or any other time for that matter. If you want affordable Cadet racing come down to the GKC. Next Club Event is 12th June :)
The feature class for this next event is the Open Class. Set of new MG Yellows random draw for all entrants in the class and prize money for top three. Extra pre final and 18 Lap Final. And don't forget we are racing the short original track for this event. Go to the Club Event Class Structure Tab to check out the rules etc for all classes on offer.
Junior Restricted Light will be the May 29th Club Event feature class. There will be an extra pre final and a long 18 Lap final. A new set of Dunlops DFM will be random drawn for all entrants and prize money given amounts dependent on entries. Should be fun !
Track is open as per normal Monday through to Thursday this week but will be closed Friday due to track hire from RMIT. It will then be open as per normal on the weekend.
For all Pro Tour Competitors GKC staff will be at the track all day Wednesday in the entrance office after 9am to facilitate interstate arrivals for pit space set up in readiness for thursday practise. All drivers other than club members must purchase a $50.00 practise pass for Thursday. This can be obtained at the track on Wednesday as well as Thursday morning. The Track will close 6pm Wednesday. There will be no access to the track Wednesday after 6pm strictly.
Information for GKC License holders wanting to enter Pro Tour next week.
The process is as follows:
1. Email your event license request to firstname.lastname@example.org including
Current AASA License details and number
2. Fill out the Rotax Series Registration form. Series registration is $100 which includes a shirt and going into the prize draw for goodies, engines and giveaways. If you are only racing one round you must still fill out the registration form however payment is not required. You will not go into any giveaway draws.
3. We will manually enter you through the KNSW Portal as you won't have a login. We will take payment at the track on Thursday for License fee and series fee if applicable.
**** Click on the highlighted Pro Tour writing at the top of this article to download the series registration form.
Track Closure Schedule for next two weeks
Please read the below so you are fully aware of when the track will be available in the next couple of weeks with Rotax Pro Tour Events being held.
Friday 6th May 22 - Track is closed all day due to track hire by RMIT for their open wheel electric racer.
Saturday and Sunday 7th and 8th May 22 - Track closed to everyone except Rotax Pro Tour Competitors.
Track open 9am Monday 9th May as normal.
Track open 9am Tuesday 10th May as normal.
Track open 9am Wednesday 11th May as normal.
Thursday 12th May up to and including Sunday 15th May 22 - Track is closed due to Pro Tour Event.
Track then open Monday morning 9am May 16th as per normal.
The Closing time for the Geelong Track will revert back to 6pm each day due to the end of daylight savings. It is dark by this time. The track will return to a later closing time when daylight savings starts again in approx 6 months time. The new closing time takes affect today Sunday 17th. You must be out of the complex by 6pm as your cards will only work between 9am and 6pm.
Advanced warning the weekend of May 7th and 8th, 2022 will be a Rotax Pro Tour practise only weekend. Only competitors entered in the event the week after will be able to use the track that weekend. A $140.00 fee will apply per driver. GKC members who are entered will be free.
Due to new concrete works to improve facilities the track will be closed on Monday and Tuesday 4th and 5th April. This will allow for the works to be completed safely. Sorry for the short notice but we were only notified today the job is starting Monday ! If works are completed early enough we may be able to open the track on Tuesday afternoon. We will keep you posted. See you on the weekend for Club Event 4. Don't forget Tag 125 is the feature class.
Track will close early on Tuesday 29th March 22 at 4pm due to concrete works. All persons must have left the complex by 4pm on Tuesday only. Track is open as per normal from 9am to 4pm.
Tag 125 and Tag 125 Heavy will be the April 3rd feature classes. There will be a set of Dunlop DFM tyres random draw for entrants and if a minimum of 10 entries is received $300 for first place , $200 for second and $100 for third. Extra pre final and 18 Lap final only counts.
Change of April Club Event Date from April 17th to
April 3rd. This removes the event from the Easter
weekend to a more useful date for all. Also all Open Tag 125 Light and Heavy Drivers. Your classes are next on the Feature class promotion list for April 3rd so keep an eye out for the announcement of prizes and longer laps.
As of Club Event 4 on April 3rd Rotax engines used in Tag Restricted can again use the 24.50 mm restrictor with a 4kg weight increase above the standard class weight of 160 kgs / 180 kgs. The 23.50 mm restrictor can also be used without the weight penalty. It is the drivers choice.
Don't forget club event 3 is on this weekend. There is a huge 4 Stroke feature class with extra pre final and 22 lap final. $600 dollars in prize money and a new set of tyres for the feature class. Be there and make your play to be club champion 2022.
Don't forget track is not available this week Friday , Saturday and Sunday as the Retro Karting State Title Race Meeting is being held at GKC. Make sure you come down for a look and see some great racing with some classic fast machinery on track.
Important Update to Club Class Event Structure
As of today Restricted 125 engine restrictor sizes have been updated. This will allow all weights for all engines including Rotax to be 160kgs for Light and 180kgs for Heavy. These new restrictors must be used for all future competition.
There is a new updated GKC Club Event Class Structure up on the website. The major change is around the ever growing 4 stroke class. There are new more detailed rules around what engines are available to compete and what weights they will run at. These are the result of testing and competition times.
*** Note also change to class weights for Tag Restricted Light and Heavy which have both dropped 2kgs to now be 160 and 180 respectively. This brings the weights into line with open tag.
Track Closure this Thursday 10th and Friday 11th Feb due to track hire from RMIT. Track open Mon to Wed and as per normal on the weekend. Dont forget Club Event 2 is on this Sunday the 13th February. Non AASA license holders are welcome on race event days. You can use your KA license or KNSW license.
Entries taken between 8am and 9am in the canteen on Sunday morning.
Track Closure Friday 4th February all day due to track hire by Swinburne University. The track will be open Saturday morning at 9am as per normal.
Club Event 1 is on tomorrow. Entries taken in the clubrooms between 8am and 9am. You must have your own transponder and have the correct tyres for the 2022 season for racing. Tyres will all be available at the track Sunday morning. EFT available. Remember you must wear a mask when entering the clubrooms. Canteen will run a limited menu due to the circumstances.
Track is closed this Tuesday the 18th January all day due to track hire by RMIT. Will re open at 9am on Wednesday as per normal. Don't forget club event 1 is on this Sunday. Check out all event dates that we have listed so far on the website 2022 Race Calendar.
Also don't forget that you must have your own transponder if you intend racing this Sunday. Please read the Club event time table for club events on the website and ensure you have read the Club Event Class Structure tab so you understand what tyres you need to run. We will not allow the wrong tyres or class weights to be run on the Sunday.
License renewals and tyres for the 2022 season will be
available from the GKC entrance office this weekend between 9am and 1pm on both Saturday and Sunday.
Don't forget the read the new 2022 Club Event Class Structure which contains all the 2022 class weights, engines and tyres which can be used for the racing season to come. Remember you must have your own transponder if you are entering any race events at the Geelong Kart Club. These can be purchased directly from the Mylaps website .
All of the new 2022 GKC race tyres will be available for purchase from the entry office this Sunday between 9am and 1pm. You will also be able to renew your license and membership etc. All tyres are fixed prices and are the cheapest around. Look at the blog on this website for prices. Dont forget first club event for 2022 is on January 23rd at GKC.
New Tyres and 2022 Class Rules
The new Class structure rules are up on the Club Event class structure tab and include all the class
weights , engines and tyre selections for 2022. The tyres selected are the tyres that must be run for the 2022 GKC Championship events which will be run throughout the season. Prices are the lowest that you will find for decades in the sport of karting and all tyres will be available at the track from the GKC entry office on race weekends and most weekends in general. This of course will not stop you using pretty much any karting tyre you want for practise! So below is a summary of the racing tyres selected and the price they will be available at from the GKC and retailers.
Novice @ Rookies
Dry - Dunlop SL3 Cadet - $180 per set
Wet - Dunlop KT3-W7 Cadet - $204 per set
All other classes ( Other than Open & 4 Stroke )
Dry - Dunlop DFM - $236 per set
Wet - Dunlop KT14W13 - $270 per set
Open Class including RKA F100
Dry - MG Yellow - $239 per set
Wet - Any Wet 5 inch
Dry - Dunlop DFM ($236) or MG Red SH ( Price TBA )
Wet - Dunlop KT14W13 - $270 per set
Race dates are available on GKC website . Others may be added as they are confirmed.
Track Closure Saturday 8th Jan 22
Advanced warning. Track closed all day and will
re open on Sunday morning at 9am.
Remember you must renew your license and
membership by the due date or your access will
be cut off. It will take up to a week to reinstate
access if you let it lapse. Remember to renew
online or email email@example.com
Track Closure dates due to Track Hire from RMIT
- Tuesday 7th December
- Thursday 9th December
- Friday 10th December
Track open as per normal all other days in December. Great income for the club and goes back into facility improvements.
IMPORTANT CLUB EVENT DATE CHANGE
Due to very poor weather forecast for this entire weekend the Club Event is being moved back one week to Sunday 21st November 2022. This will allow the event to take place without the expected flooding and very cold weather. Please pass on this information to all karters that you know. So the event is just being moved back one week.
With 180 license renewals due in January alone if you want to avoid delays please renew your license and membership early. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or complete the license and membership renewal on the GKC website at any time.
A Club Event will be held on Sunday 14.11.2021
Entries will be taken in the canteen between 8am and 9.30 am. Please look at the Club Event Class structure to understand the formats for your class. Remember you must have your own transponder to race.
Membership and license renewals can be made at the track Saturday morning between 9am and 1pm. You can also complete on the GKC website by clicking on the membership / license tab. You can also email :
email@example.com Many membership renewals are now becoming due so please check out your expiry date on your digital license you were emailed when you joined. Hopefully the state govt will allow travel to regional areas within the next couple of weeks.
Track Closure Thursday 21.10.2021 due to track hire.
The track will be unavailable all day and will re open
on Friday morning at 9am as per normal.
With daylight savings kicking in the GKC track will now be open one hour longer each day until 7PM to give you even more track time. Hopefully our Melbourne members will be back with us soon and enjoy their karting again.
Please don't forget we have practise lights installed on the outgrid which must be used by all members when practising. Prior to the first kart of a group going out on track the green light must be pushed to start the 10 minute timer. When kart drivers see a red light they must come into the in grid at the first opporunity. Do not be that person that goes out on track with two minutes remaining and thinks they are going to get another 10 minutes !
The new membership / license renewal portal is active
and available to use on the GKC website. All new
members and members seeking to renew licenses
and memberships can do so in the comfort of their
home 24x7. Check out the new GKC website option
by clicking on the renew membership/license tab.
Then simply complete the option that suits you. With
this fantastic new development completed next in
line is the Race Meeting Entry portal.
Good news. As Geelong is out of lockdown as of midnight tonight the GKC track will open as of Monday 9am as per normal for all regional members who are not in a locked down LGA. The same common sense restrictions apply. Only one guardian per child driver and one essential pit crew for adults drivers that require assistance.
Due to state government directions the track has
immediately been closed and practise has been
cancelled for this weekend. It changed overnight and we will be closed completely until further notice.
Well here we go again. The latest lockdown means
that Sundays Club event is postponed until further
notice and the track will also be closed at 6pm
tonight until further notice.
17/07/2021 - Gate operation to start 01/08/2021
As of Monday Morning for the next couple of weeks members who have not picked up a Gate card for GKC will start receiving them in the mail. They are a standard while card with a specific number which has been recorded against your membership. The Geelong Kart Club automated gate will be turned on from 01/08/2021. From this date on to obtain access you will need to swipe your card on the swipe pad to get into the Kart complex and to also to exit the kart complex. Cards will stop working upon your membership date expiring so please renew your membership at least one month prior to expiry. Very important to note that the gate cards will only work between the hours of 9am and 6pm. So you must be out well before 6pm. Anyone stuck inside call Dom or Dennis who can open gate remotely. During periods with more daylight we will adjust the closing time to allow longer track access when daylight permits. If you lose your card there will be a $20 replacement fee. So remember 01/08/21 is the date the gate will be closed and card access will be required for entry and exit.
As of Friday morning for five days GKC will be closed due to another Vic Lockdown. Track will re open at this time on Wednesday morning 21/07/21 at 9am as per normal. This may of course change depending on government announcements.
With the 25 km restriction gone for Melbounre
members Club Event 3 will run this Sunday the 20th
June as per normal. Entries are taken in the canteen
between 8am and 9am . Lets make this a great
event . The track will re open for practise as per
normal Saturday morning at 9am .
Geelong Kart Club will open for the public holiday on
Monday the 14th June 21 between 9am and 5pm.
This will be controlled practice and Melbourne based
members are strictly prohibited from attending as per
state government regulations. The track will then be
closed for the rest of the week until further notice.
The Geelong Kart Club will hold a practice day this
Saturday the 12th June 2021. The track will be open
to all non Melbourne members who are still under
the 25 km travel ban rule at this time. Gates will open
at 9am and conclude at 5pm. The track will be
Due to the 25km restriction on our Melbourne
members due to the covid restrictions the club event
scheduled for Sunday 13th June 21 has been
postponed until further notice. We will run it at first
opportunity when restrictions are eased.
GKC will open for Sunday 06.06.21 only between 9am
and 5pm. Anyone wanting to use the facility on this
date must email : firstname.lastname@example.org with details of
driver / pit crew. This is the only contact where
emails are to be forwarded. The following strict
- If driver is a over 18 then no pit crew allowed.
- If driver is junior etc maximum one guardian.
Three quarters of our membership base is Melbourne
based and we must stress that Melbourne based
members will not be allowed to travel down to use
the track Sunday and will not be granted entry. This
is the CHO directions and large fines remain in place.
There will be a maximum of 50 persons allowed at any one time inside the track. Face masks must be
worn. The track will then remain closed until Friday
morning 9am at this time when hopefully we will be
able to re open.
The Geelong Kart Club will remain closed for Friday
the 4th of June. GKC is currently obtaining further
information and will update members at first opportunity.
After endless analysis we determined the old gate
system was not worth repairing. We have found a
great new high tech solution which has been installed
to work with out existing gate and motor. The system is now full operational. We will maintain the
current gate access process until all our members have been allocated a new card. There will be one
card per family / member. Once we re open, every
Saturday and Sunday between 9am and 1pm members can attend at the GKC entrance office and
obtain their new card. This process will run until
further notice. Members card when active will be
active seven days a week and work between the hours of 9am and 6pm. So you must leave the complex prior to 6pm. Club officials will have the
ability to open the gate remotely if any problems arise. Interstate members will need to contact
Dominic or Dennis to arrange access as they have
paid for discounted memberships for limited use. At
this time we will utilise card technology only but in
future the system is capable of other access methods.
But until further notice the current access arrangements remain in place. Don't forget cameras
are now fully operational on the entrance gates :)
The Geelong Kart track is closed due to the Vic Gov
lockdown until Friday morning the 4th June at 9am at this stage. This is of course dependent on the current
lock down not being extended. Take care and we will
see you at the track when this latest lock down is all
New CCTV cameras have been installed and allow 24
hour monitoring of Geelong Kart Club front gate
inside and out. The system has a full long term
storage capacity and can be remotely viewed. One
more step in protecting our great club.
This Saturday and Sunday morning between 9am
and 1pm anyone can attend at the GKC entrance
office and renew / take out a license -membership.
Any and all other questions can be answered for you.
GKC member Robert Cranston has had his 1998 Tecno
Hornet stolen from a property in Malvern East 3145
near Chadstone Shopping Centre. Was stolen on the
or about the 20/04/21. Chassis CIK SS22 Number
0258. KT100s engine number 7U5 512 420 Baron
Engine. A clutch was fitted to engine. MG reds were
fitted to kart. Any information please email GKC.
Change of date for Club Event 2
Sunday May 2nd will now be club event 2 instead of
May 9th. Due to members requesting the change we
now avoid any clash with Golden Power Series and RKA at Boliver where many of our racers were entered. Mothers day was also scheduled for May 9
so this change will suit most of our members.
QR Codes are mandatory for all sports clubs from 23/04/21. GKC have QR Codes that must be
scanned by all attendees. Just use your camera , add phone number and first name. It only
takes about 15 seconds to complete and your done. Located on outgrid notice board.
LONG TRACK TO RETURN SUNDAY MORNING
The Short Track will remain in use for Saturday due to track works being completed on the new long track
area. The long track will be back in use come Sunday morning.
Track will be closed for half day until 1pm on
Monday 12th April 2021 due to concrete works.
Track will be in short track ( original format ) for a couple
of days or until further notice.
Please ensure you take a look at the revised Geelong Kart
Club Class Structure which is a downloadable document
under the Club Event Class Structure tab. There have
been updates to the Open class weight structure and all
classes have been updated with the required kart backing
plate and number colour.
Val Findlay Open moved to October 10th - 2021
The Val Findlay open meeting has been re scheduled to
Sunday 10th October 2021. This is to ensure the smooth
running of the event. This date will ensure the best result
for our members and the meeting itself.
Race dates are available on the GKC website under the race
dates tab. A new website is also currently under
construction which will allow membership/license renewal
and race entries to be taken online.
Outgrid practise lights are now working again. Please use
them to keep practise runs to a uniform 10 minutes. The
switch to start them is located beside the door of the grid
marshall's office near the outgrid exit. All drivers must
come in off the track when they pass the flashing red
light. The 10 minutes starts when the first driver goes out
on track for a particular group.
Dont forget to look at the Club Event Class Structure tab
prior to this Sundays club event and make sure you know
your class rules including tyres / weights etc. Dont forget
maxxis sport tyres are the optional tyre in most classes.
Val Findlay Supp Regs available by Clicking attached Link.
GKC staff are at the track Saturday and Sunday this
weekend between 9am and 1pm. Attend at the entrance
office and you can renew your memberships , take out
new licenses and memberships , purchase maxxis tyres
and or have any other query they may have answered :)
Track has re opened - The GKC track has re opened to
all members as of this morning. It will be open from
9am to 6 pm each day. Please ensure you have a mask
with you at all times and maintain a suitable distance
within the pits.
Maxxis Tyres available at track Saturday and Sunday
Morning - Between 8.30 am and 1pm Maxxis tyres will
be available for purchase at the front gate and anyone
wanting to sign up to the club can attend and be taken
care off :)
Club Event 1 has been cancelled this weekend due to covid
lockdown that has just been announced by Premier Dan
Andrews. This is a statewide lockdown and the track will
be closed as of 6pm today and will re open at this time on
9am Thursday morning 18/02/2021. This is of course
subject to any further lockdown extension. The next Club
Event is scheduled for March 21st 2021.
Please go to the new tab "Club Event Format/Time Table"
to see the details of the first club event to be held on the
Sunday 14th February 2021. Remember the class
structure is under the "Club Event Class Structure" tab
also. Please have a good read. Maxxis tyres available at
the GKC this Saturday morning for $230 a set.
Maxxis Tyres have been a revelation for KNSW. At only
$230 a set for cadets and seniors Maxxis Sport Tyres will
be one of the options you will find in our new club event
class structure for most classes. Check out the new Club
Event Classs Structure tab on the GKC internet page to see
what classes are available for our new monthly events and
also what weights / engines are on offer. Maxxis tyres are
available at karting shops and GKC have tyres available
also to assist members who would like to try. They will be
available for purchase on weekends down at the circuit and
on race weekends.
The Beckley Park carpark redevelopment has commenced.
For info all GKC members when you enter Beckley Park via
the main entrance gate the traditional road to the Geelong
kart club has been fenced off for now. The impressive
new works continue the rebuild of Beckley Park with the
large Saturday Market area being completely re designed
and bitumen laid to replace the dirt. When it is complete
in several weeks there will be an awesome new road
through the middle which leads to the GKC main gate. The
end result will look great but for now please watch your
speed as you follow a new path to the club. So in short as
you enter Beckley Park you will no longer turn left - you
will continue straight ahead. Just watch your speed and be
considerate of other vehicles.
The 2021 GKC Club event class structure is now available
under the new tab - Club Event Class Structure. Please
take the time to look at this document to know what class
you can take part in. The first club event is scheduled for
Sunday 14th February 2021. Entry will be on the
morning of the race between 8.00 AM and 9.00 AM at the
GKC clubrooms race entry office. More to follow. We are
getting there step by step !
2021 Race Calendar - This will be subject to change and
additions as we progress into the year. Lots happening so
we need to be agile this year with so much change.
14/02/2021 - Sunday - Club Event 1
21/03/2021 - Sunday - Club Event 2
4/5 April 2021 - Val Findlay - Open Meeting
09/05/2021 - Sunday - Club Event 3
13/06/2021 - Sunday - Club Event 4
08/08/2021 - Sunday - Club Event 5
4/5 September 2021 - RKA State Event - Round 4 - Open
19/09/2021 - Sunday - Club Event 6
10/10/2021 - Sunday - Club Event 7
14/11/2021 - Sunday - Club Event 8
Entries will be taken at the track race morning at this time
and will be $50.00 . Weights / Tyres and other information
will follow in due course. And don't forget you must have
your own mylaps transponder to enter any race. See you
at the track.
1. TRANSPONDERS WILL BE REQUIRED BY ALL
DRIVERS TO COMPETE IN CLUB EVENTS AND OPEN
This means exactly as it reads. We need all drivers who
will be competing in the soon to be announced new club
events to purchase their own transponders from Mylaps.
You need to go online and make the purchase that suits
your needs . You will then need to register the transponder
with the appropriate driver details on the mylaps website.
All drivers having their own registered transponders will
make the race meets run smoothly and will be a non
negotiable requirement for your entry to be accepted. Get
on mylaps now and don't leave it to the last minute.
*** Remember no transponder = no race ***
2. TRACK CLOSURE WEDNESDAY 27th JAN 2021
The Geelong Kart Club new light systems will be set up and
tested and concrete works completed. Track will be open
all days other than this Wednesday. Track will re open at
9 am Thursday morning. Strictly no visitors to the track on
Short Track Original Layout to be run this weekend. This
weekend is your chance to drive the original track layout
in its resurfaced state and see how the lap times fare. We
will be completing a few works on the extended area and
its the perfect time to try our resurfaced short track option.
Anyone wanting to join the club again can simply turn up to
the track Saturday and be joined up in no time at all.
GKC staff will be at the entrance gate of the complex all
day Saturday. Anyone wanting to join the club can do so.
All entrants to the complex will have membership and
license checked for security. Remember track opens for
drivers from 9am onwards and is closed by 6pm.
All members please note you are not permitted to bring
non licensed drivers to the track and "give them a go".
This will be strictly monitored. Everyone has been fantastic
do far. Lets keep up the great team work.
Track Closure Tuesday 12/01/21 from 9 am until
12.30 pm. Bitumen works will continue on out grid.
Track and gates will re open at 12.30 PM.
TRACK ALSO CLOSED ALL DAY THURSDAY 14/01/21
all day and will re open as per normal Friday
The track will be open again all weekend for another
weekend of karting action. If you have friends wanting to
join the club Saturday is the day to come down and see
Dominic. Eftpos is available at the track.
Don't Forget the amazing new 1 km long circuit is open to
all members every day from the 01/01/2021 - Opening
New Years Day from 9am to 6 pm. You will be updated at
gate with any license and membership enquiries. You can
email email@example.com to query your new membership
dates and AASA license status.
All non GKC members can pay $50 to drive the new track
for the day on any of the first three open days being
- Friday 01/01/21
- Saturday 02/01/21
- Sunday 03/01/21
You will be greeted at the gate by GKC staff. You can off
course take out a membership and awesome $90 full race
license at the gate if you so choose.
Don't miss out on trying this amazing new circuit. Full
resurface has also been undertaken for the original track
surface. BBQ and drinks will be held at Lunch time.
The track has finally had the bitumen laid and will re open
officially on the 01/01/2021 - New Years Day. Track will be
open between 9am and 6pm each day to members only.
Please check the website or facebook page for any days
when the track may be closed. There will be a BBQ at
lunch time on opening day and drinks will be available. It
has been a long haul and there is still lots to be done but it
will all be worth it in the long run.
Non Members Welcome Opening Day
On opening day only non members can pay a $50 fee and
drive the circuit. This will also allow all of our many
recreational drivers who have been attending practise days
to drive the new circuit. The grid will be controlled on this
opening day due to expected high numbers of drivers.
Work on the GKC extended track and full resurface has
now progressed to the stage where the bitumen is ready
to be laid. We are now waiting for a series of warmer
weather days to continue the job. Regarding the new
licenses that GKC will offer, members are being contacted
and are already signing up to the new AASA GKC license.
The cost of the license has been confirmed as only $90.00
and will allow for practice and racing at GKC events under
the AASA banner. All current members will be given a
AASA license for free for the remaining period of their GKC
membership. Further details to follow. Practice license
holders and new members will only have to take out a club
membership and the new license. A digital copy of the
license will be emailed to holders in due course. Existing
GKC members with KA license holders are being contacted
and will be given discounted costs to allow those that wish
to maintain their existing licenses and obtain the new AASA
license. More to follow in future updates.
Work on the track upgrade is going to plan and on schedule
We have been really lucky with the winter weather so far
and this has allowed us to complete a great deal of extra
preparation tasks. At this time we estimate that bitumen
will begin to be laid in approx 4 weeks time. During this
time we will continue to finish off other jobs we need
completed around the complex whilst the track is closed.
In relation to the new Race America flag light system it has
arrived in Australia and is currently at Dunlop Kartsport
where stands will be constructed and configuration for the
Geelong track will be developed.
Points of Interest for GKC independent status :
- We will have partnerships with various organisations
such as AASA , Karting NSW and others which will involve
the running of race meetings.
- We will have a new style of monthly ( club event ) open
to a greater range of karters which will include a club
- When the track is complete all of our current members
will be able to come and practise at the circuit.
- Simple processes for updating club membership are being
reviewed and further information will be available in due
course. Membership fees will not increase.
- GKC will have far greater flexibility to make the circuit
available for members in the current covid climate once
track is complete.
- GKC in due course will offer local , open and state style
events for karters.
Major News - Geelong Kart Club Moves to
GKC is no longer affiliated with Karting Victoria or Karting
Australia. In the coming weeks whilst we complete the
awesome track upgrades and works announcements will
be made to our new partnerships and path forward. The
future looks wonderful and to be free to take on new
initiatives is like a breath of fresh air. All members will be
good to practise on the circuit when it opens as per normal
and be covered by our new arrangements. The transition
will be seamless ! Any current members wanting to come
look at progress of the new track are welcome this Sunday
the 05/07/2020 between 11am and 1pm. For our current
practice license holders no need to renew practice
licenses as these mean nothing at GKC anymore. Your
membership with GKC will be what you require to practice
at GKC as normal. Emails and further information will be
posted in due course. All membership renewals and new
memberships please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text
Dom on 0447 607796. You will be able to pay by EFT or
direct debit to GKC account.
AASA PRACTISE DAY SCHEDULED FOR 8TH JUNE 2020
Monday's public holiday will be the last chance ever to drive
the Geelong Kart Circuit in its current state before the track
closes for 2 - 3 months for major upgrades. The weekend
will be a much needed break for our little bank of staff who
have spent the last few weekends at the track giving others
the chance to practise. These same staff will be using the
weekend to complete some final preparations for the major
works. Dont miss this opportunity - The last chance ever
to drive the historic GKC circuit as it was. The Covid 19
rules we have been implementing will be in place and we
again want all to understand that no onlookers or visitors
will be permitted to enter. Maximum one pit crew per
driver. Strict social distancing measures will be in place
again. Hope to see plenty of you down for the final time
on the old surface.
From 1pm to 5 pm we will be holding a
working bee focusing on weeding , grass cutting and
edging. Please bring a whipper snipper and let gets a
couple of months of grass growth cleaned up. Lots of
little jobs that need to be cleaned up.
Massive Investment by Geelong Kart Club re track upgrade
about to begin.
The $470,000 upgrade of the Geelong Kart Club Circuit will
begin in approx three weeks time. Max Findlay is the chief
co ordinator for the track extension and resurface project
and has been doing a wonderful job getting everything
ready. New flag lights are about to be ordered from the US
also in conjunction with the track development. Its a huge
achievement for the club and will take our circuit to over
1000 metres ! The old layout will still be available also. In
even better news the club will remain debt free upon
completion of the works - now that's progress.
Saturday 30/05/20 - AASA Practise Day for all karters
starting at 8.30 am and finishing at 5.00 pm. $50 per
driver or $20 for GKC members who we will subsidise.
Strict rules apply - Social distance policies and one pit
crew maximum per driver. No visitors or on lookers.
Successful practice days lead to further days next week
SATURDAY 30th MAY 2020 - Will be another AASA Practise
day. Same rules will apply as the super successful day we
just had today. What a turn out and a great fun day ! GKC
was fully prepared with all the precautions required in
Strict rules in place for weekend practise. One person
other than driver only allowed at circuit ( Per Driver )
GKC wishes to advise that rules will be strictly enforced on
Saturday's KA practise day and Sunday's AASA practise
day. On both days the club will follow a strict entrance
policy of only one person ( pit crew ) per driver. So this
this very clearly means this isn't the time to bring the
family down and kids to play whist driver practises. This
practise is squarely focused on allowing drivers to get back
out on track. This will be enforced strictly. No arguments
will be entered into. The club will not be placed at risk by
people not following rules. If you haven't booked for the
Saturday KA practise day you can do so by emailing
email@example.com In the article below and on the KA
website are further instructions which must be completed.
Information re additional KA practise day on Saturday
23/05/2020. GKC have lodged an application for a permit
to run a practise day on Saturday 23/05/20. Whilst we
wait to see if it will happen could any interested members
please email their intentions to Dennis at
firstname.lastname@example.org . We aim to have two sessions ,
one in the morning between 9 am and 12 am and another
in the afternoon between 1 pm and 4 pm. One pit crew
per driver and do not bring all the family etc as this will
just create additional problems. Please keep persons to a
minimum. Practise will commence under Karting Australia
Stage 1 karting rules. You must complete the Karting Aust
travel register and isolation form when you register with
the club. You must complete the Covid Safe Declaration
on the Karting Australia website also. This must be done.
AASA Practise Day Sunday 24/05/2020 - Geelong Kart Club
Great news , we have a simple , workable practice day for
all karters set for Sunday 24/05/20 which will run between
8.30 am and 5.00 pm. This is a workable solution to get all
karters on track all day without copious amounts of forms
and complication. This is not a Karting Australia event so
KA licenses are not relevant. Cost will be $50 per driver for
with no time restrictions or bookings required. Just show
up! Geelong Kart Club Members ( not KA license holders )
will have the cost subsidised and will pay only $20 per
driver. Remember you just roll up , follow the rules re
social distancing and enjoy karting. Be patient when you
arrive , you will be met at the gate as you drive in and all
documentation ( quick and easy ) will be completed.
The following rules and points are not negotiable :
- Entry will not be granted prior to 8.30 AM. Track will
close by 5 pm.
- Clubrooms will not be open and not food/drinks will be
- The handful of club officials giving up their entire Sunday
and placing themselves at risk will be respected and their
instructions adhered to. Non compliance will mean you
leave the track. There will be no tolerence for poor
behaviour or people that cant follow rules.
- Social distancing will be enforced and all persons must
comply. Limit of one pit crew per driver allowed.
- Maximum of ten people in any single cluster together.
Social distancing applies within that group.
- You will be stopped at main gate as you drive in and
entry requirements , payment , paperwork will be
completed quickly and minimal fuss. Then you can get
to do what you came for - karting.
This is not a KA practise day and practise will be run at the
direction of GKC officials.
Stay tuned in the next week or so hopefully for an update
about the possible return of some form of practise or on track
action for karting at GKC. There are some meetings taking
place involving Karting Australia and Karting Victoria in the
next few days which may allow us to provide some important
updates for you all. Kart say much more at this time but the
possibility of at least discussing the return to some form of on
track practise will take place this week. We will keep you
posted. Membership extensions will be placed on hold whilst
we get a guide of where things are going.
Membership Extensions Due To Shutdown
As everyone would well know we had to close the track to all
members approx three weeks ago. This of course was out of
our hands and the only responsible thing to do. There is still
much uncertainty about when we will reopen but we are using
the time to progress our track extension and resurface of the
circuit , the new automated gate and flag light systems as
quickly as possible.
We ask that our members renew their licenses as
karting Australia will then add three months onto the renewed
period. Further information from this can be found on the
karting Australia website. In regards to our GKC
memberships we will be adding three months extra time to
all memberships that expire after June 30, 2020. This will be
completed in the next couple of weeks. For memberships
that expire between 28/03/20 and 30/06/20 we will add an
extra three months memberships after they have been
renewed. If some of the members in this category do not
wish to renew and lost a period of membership they should
email the club to receive a pro rata reimbursment of any lost
membership period. Hopefully this covers everyone.
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.