ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 28th SEPTEMBER 2022 – 7.30pm
BALLARAT BOWLS CLUB
6 HAVELOCK ST, BALLARAT
WORKING BEE - SUNDAY OCTOBER 2 9:00 - 2:00 (TRACK CLOSED)
- Drill/drivers with 3/8 bit (for assembling our new V8 tyres)
- Wide cut, ride-on, or push mower
- Whipper sniper
- Open or flat trailers for moving tyres around
- ...or anything else you think will be helpful!
Hamilton VCS member wrap up
Wow, what a weekend! There were extremely challenging conditions from the get-go on Saturday with the weather proving to be a major factor all weekend and testing the most seasoned of racers. The rain was on and off ALL weekend and no one was spared from the changeable conditions, particularly those who got the mid race rain!
It was great to see so many members competing with some fantastic results across the weekend. Even with the challenges, there was good experience gained for those who were not accustomed to these types of conditions. We now look forward to Round 6, the final round of the 2022 Victorian Country Series, at our home track in Haddon on 19-20 November 2022.
Congratulations to all members who competed, especially those who managed a win or podium. Check out the finals places for each class below or view the full results on Speedhive.
Archie Bristow - P1
Kurtis Polkinghorne - P2
Lewis Kucina - P6
Xavier Mifsud - P10
Alfie Carter - DNF
KA4 Junior Light
Jayden Dellar - P1 (Congratulations on your first VCS win!)
Akasha McEachran - P6
Max Marriner - P5
Joshua White - P9
KA4 Junior Heavy
Mia Mifsud - P4
KA3 Senior Light
Domenic Kucina - P13
Jordan Malcolm - P14
Jason Douglas - P15
Daniel Malcolm - DNS
KA3 Senior Medium
Luke Fong - P11
Grace Dunmore - P13
TaG Restricted Light
Daniel Golightly - P6
TaG Restricted Medium
James Head - P11
Ben Peverill - DNF
Chris Gardner – DNS
TaG Restricted Heavy
Michael Angwin - P1
Adrian Matheson - P2
Andrew Calvert - P5
TaG 125 Light
Jay Racovalis - P7
Greg Dunmore - DNF
Daniel Findlay - DNF
Tag 125 Heavy
Raymond Dumesny - DNF
Vic Combined Masters
John Page - P4
Greg Ord – P9
Hugh Wilson - P11
Unfortunately due to school holidays, 2 public holidays and some football thing, it became a bit hard and unlikely to get officials and competitors this weekend.
Its still a bit disappointing for us not to run, so we cant wait to see you all at the October club day gearing up for this year's VCS finale.
- 28 September 2022 - 7.30pm start
- Ballarat Bowls Club, 6 Havelock Street, Ballarat
- Light supper provided, drinks at bar prices
Due to low entries and low officials the August Club day has been cancelled.
The track WILL BE OPEN to members for normal practice.
It was definitely winter, but the sun turned up for the afternoon and team red won the day, with some great prizes handed out across all classes.
The prize haul included:
- Cadet tyres from Lateral Plains Racing for best improved Cadet.
- $300 cash from Billet Developments
- $200 cash from Repco Ballarat
- $150,$100 and $50 vouchers from Ballarat Toyworld.
- $150,$100 and $50 from Ballarat Bearings
- 2 x driving lights with work lights sets from Oz Value Ag machinery.
View the Full results on Speedhive for the podium trophies
Plus photo galleries on our Facebook page
The Ballarat Kart Club thrives through the efforts and many hours put in by its passionate volunteers.
At our recent 60th anniversary celebrations we acknowledged the tireless efforts of two very committed volunteers, Michelle Shields and Paul Feely, with their awarding of Life Membership to the Ballarat Kart Club. Michelle and Paul’s individual contributions over many years has, and continues, to contribute to the success of our club through their work behind the scenes in our month-to-month activities and at race events.
We all thank you both for your amazing contribution and dedication to our club!
Michelle became involved in Ballarat Kart Club well over a decade ago, when her son was competing in karting.
To the club’s good fortune, Michelle continues to volunteer her time as an active committee member, and managing all the aspects of the canteen, from ordering, picking up supplies and operating the canteen to ensuring attendees at race meetings are kept fed and watered.
Michelle, from us all, we thank you for your on-going support of the club.
Paul’s talents have spread across the many disciplines of karting, not only as a driver, but also through his involvement in building the success of the Victorian Country Series (VCS), through photography, promotions and operations, and being a major contributor in growing the series to what it is today. Paul has dedicated countless years to the Ballarat Kart Club, holding the role of President for many years and is currently the Secretary on the club’s committee.
The club has been fortunate to have Paul’s assistance in writing many grant applications, in particular the recently successful Motorsport Grant which will fund the major infrastructure works, extending our track and providing amazing benefits for our members and our success in the future.
Paul also frequently sits out of the kart, in favour of running race meetings as our main official for our club-day events while also being an official at our VCS events. Motorsport and Ballarat Kart Club is a major part of Paul’s life, and like all of our volunteers, we are very fortunate to have people dedicated to supporting the sport that they love.
From all at the Ballarat Kart Club we thank Michelle and Paul for their amazing work and dedication.
Pictured: Michelle Shields (with club President, Bill West) and Paul Feely.
Ballarat Kart Club is gearing up for a new FUN event in July, with our first ever Winter Teams Challenge
- Event Date: July 16 and 17
- $100 Pole position cash prize in every class! (Double for the feature class)
- Blue vs Red team Challenge - Earn Team Points;
- Each driver will be allocated a team of Red or Blue automatically
(eg: Odd qualifiers Red, Even Qualifiers Blue)
Each driver will stay on the same team for the duration of the meeting.
Teams are intended to be for fun, and various heat results and challenges will contribute towards total team points.
Members of the winning team will be eligible for random prizes
- Each driver will be allocated a team of Red or Blue automatically
- 5 lap sprint races on Saturday
- Longer races on Saturday (10 lap heats, 15 lap final)
- Entry fee: $85 ($65 for additional classes)
- Enter at https://karting.net.au/cms/member
- View the supp regs
It's just over 3 weeks until our 60th anniversary dinner, and many of you will have had a call from our treasurer Dan Findlay to make contact with past members.
We've had a fantastic and very enthusiastic response from everyone we've contacted about the night, and now we just need you to complete your booking for dinner numbers.
Please either book online at https://www.trybooking.com/
Also - Do you have polaroid photos from the 70s? VHS from the 80's? Race reports from the 90s? Drone footage from the 00's?
If you do - we would love to share them on the night! Please get in touch with your cool club memories.
- Saturday 2 July 2022 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
- The Yacht Club - 18 Lake Wendouree Foreshore, Wendouree Parade
- Finger food provided, drinks at bar prices, neat casual dress
- Kart displays and history from different eras
- Trivia, raffles, and the door prizes on offer!
Adults $30 | Cadets and kids under 12 free
Bookings close on Saturday, 25th June
Our next club day is June 26th - and we hope to see some brand new members there!
The very first thing we recommend is coming along to a Come and Try Day, or coming to a Club Day to mingle, ask some questions and see how the club works.
Our Facebook page is also a great place to ask beginner questions.
Once you are ready to take the plunge, both your membership, and your license are done in the same step
Go to https://www.karting.net.au/how-to-get-started-in-karting/apply-for-licence and select "Ballarat Kart Club" when prompted for the club you would like to join.
Apply for a Karting Australia license and club membership
Current Ballarat Kart Club fees and track access
Download the Comprehensive Ballarat Kart Club Getting Started Guide
Full results on Speedhive
Cadet 9 (3)
Cadet 12 (1)
KA4 Junior Light (4)
Max Marriner P5 - (A great drive given he is on P plates)
Jayden Dellar- DNF
Jay Racovalis P9
Daniel Findlay P10
Nikola Schmidt P4
Noel Hocking P7
Hugh Wilson P8