November club day
The last club day of 2015 will be on Sunday 29 November
Changes are a foot for 2016 with new tyres across all classes, so time to give those old tyres a send off.
An end of year BBQ and presentation of the club champions will follow the day's racing
A minimum of 15 pre-entries are required for club day to go ahead- make sure you pre-enter early
Update: We have our minimum pre-entries to form a club day - so racing will go ahead
We also have a temp liquor license so we can enjoy a drink with the presentations and BBQ.
Congratulations to Jordan Malcolm; Winner of the inaugural Harry's Challenge three round junior event in memory of Jason "Harry" Harrison.
Two rounds were in reverse and one in the normal anti-clockwise direction for this Junior National Pro class.
While the fields were small, the racing was hotly contested at each round.
Shield kindly donated by Russell and Margaret Harrison
Full results from the October club day can be found at https://karting.net.au/cms/results/view/VIC/BALL/2015-10-25
It is Mental Health week this week - and we would like to remind all members and friends that there is always a light at the end of the tunnel if you are feeling swamped.
On average, 1 in 8 men will have depression and 1 in 5 men will experience anxiety at some stage of their lives.
1 in 5 women in Australia will experience depression and 1 in 3 women will experience anxiety during their lifetime.
Ballarat Kart Club are proud supporters of the Victorian Country series, and we encourage all members to consider taking part in the final round of 2015.
The final round is a 2 day event at South West kart club on October 17-18.
Good luck to all our Ballarat members competing; excitingly some of our juniors are in with a chance of being on the series podium top steps.
Sunday's AGM saw discussion about the future of club days at Ballarat.
In general it was agreed that -
- All karters must now pre-enter for clubdays - starting for the October clubday.
- If a minimum of 15 karters are not pre-entered on the Wednesday the event will be CANCELLED.
- The exact cutoff point of 15 karters may be fine tuned over time.
- There may be a financial incentive to pre-enter (eg: Additional cost to enter on the day) TBD
- Once the 2016 calendar is released, the club will review the calendar and determine whether to alternate clubdays or whether there are certain dates that are not viable to run.
- The club survey is still open, if you have not completed it before the AGM, please complete it so we can take your ideas to the next committee meeting and assist with these decisions https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2ZLQ2HM
Exact details of these entry changes will be mailed to all members.
It was a glorious day for our September club day
Highlight of the day being Scotty passing Jordan around the outside of turn 1 in reverse - an extremely brave place to pass
Jordan then chased hard to get the lead back, while Luke Thurston hounded both in the spirit of Harry's Challenge.
We also (Finally) managed to run our first ladies event in senior national - with Annie Johnstone taking out the inaugural honors over Trudi McEachran
Albeit small fields - there was some great racing
1 Jordan Malcolm
2 Scott McEachran
3 Luke Thurston
Senior National Light
1 Ann Johnstone
2 Trudi McEachran
Cadet 9 + 12
1 Zaiden Barry
1 Daniel Malcolm
2 Akasha McEachran
Restricted 125 Light
1 Blake Graham
2 Paul Feely
3 John Page
4 Trevor Attwood
We want to know how to get more people to club days in 2016.
Complete our short survey and you will get a $10 discount off your September or October club day entry.
Survey is open to Ballarat members and any guest who ran a club day at Haddon.
Paper based copies will be bought to AGM before September club day
Due to the cancellation of the August club day, the track will remain in reverse direction for September and Harry's challenge will be re-scheduled.
A reminder the AGM will be held before the start of racing on the September club day - all positions will be vacant.
Ballarat kart club are proud supporters of the Victorian Country Series, and the next round is coming up at Hamilton Kart Club on September 6.
Hamilton is the penultimate round and we look forward to seeing a strong contingent of Ballarat members represented; we wish them all luck in the round and the series.
Enter now via https://karting.net.au/cms/member
Don't forget - This club day you get to race the Ballarat track in reverse.
Juniors get to take part in Harry's Challenge (Junior National Pro)
The track is great fun in reverse, so we hope to see you there on Sunday August 30
Guests from other clubs are welcome
Harry's Challenge Details
In memory of Jason "Harry" Harrison's hard work in getting the track to run reverse, and his commitment to junior classes, we will be running a mini championship at each clockwise club day starting on April 26.
Class: Junior National Pro
Laps: 12 heats, 15 Final
Rnd 1: April Club day
Rnd 2: August Club day
Rnd 3: October Club day
Points: 401 system
The winner over the 3 events will get their name on the inaugural Jason Harrison memorial shield.
Juniors wanting to compete can still compete in their normal junior light/heavy class as well.
The track is now running in reverse direction (Clockwise) up to and including the August club day.
Exit the short out grid in the infield and turn left.
Pit in is a sharp left hand turn
Congrats to the Ballarat Club Members who took home a top 10 result in our home round of the Victorian Country Series
Jarrod Dwyer 1st TAG Restricted Light
Paul Feely 1st TAG Restricted Heavy
Sam Wren 3rd Sportsman Restricted Super Heavy
Beau Russell 4th Cadet 9
Mal Mason 6th TAG Restricted Heavy
Luke Mason 7th TAG Restricted Heavy
Joe Fawcett 7th Cadet 9
Jordan Malcolm 7th Junior National Light
Luke Thurston 7th Junior National Heavy
John Page 8th TAG Restricted Light
Greg Ord 9th TAG Restricted Heavy
Daniel Malcolm 10th Cadet 9
Zaiden Barry 10th Cadet 12