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The Austrans Victorian Country Series is back again bigger than ever over 6 Rounds for 2017.

Round 1 - Ballarat Kart Club - February 5th
Round 2 - South West Kart Club - April 23rd
Round 3 - Wimmera Kart Racing Club Inc - May 21st
Round 4 - Portland and District Kart Club - July 16th
Round 5 - Hamilton Kart Track - September 10th
Round 6 - Warrnambool Kart Club - October 14/15th

Some of the key 2017 info for the series (from Victorian Country Series Facebook)
- Same approx distance (Heats of approx 8.5km, final of approx 13km)
- Same race format (Qual, 2 heats, final, progressive grids)
- Same classes as per 2016

Mandatory KA classes:
Cadet 9, Cadet 12
KA4 Junior Light, KA3 Junior,
KA3 Senior Light, KA3 Senior Medium
TAG Light, TAG Heavy

Discretionary classes:
KA4 Junior Heavy, KA3 Masters, TAG Restricted Light, TAG Restricted Medium, TAG Restricted Heavy, TAG Restricted Masters
- Discretionary classes must have a minimum 8 entries at the first round to be offered for the series.
- Classes may be combined (As per KA rules ch1 rule9) to allow for more track time for all competitors

Entry changes:
-- Online payment via Securepay is now required for all pre-entries (As for all events in 2017)
-- Entry fee $75 (Small increase to cover cost of Securepay)
-- Late entry fee on Saturday $90
-- Second family entry discount will still be applicable, and may be refunded if not possible via Securepay

Prizes:
Some of the fantastics prizes on offer at this years VCS (check VCS Facebook for latest)
- DPE Kart Technology and Mg Tyre Manufacturer are supporting the two fastest classes on track in 2017
- MG Yellow tyres added to the existing great series podium prizes
- 2 random TAG 125 winners will get a 50% DISCOUNT on their next Arrow Kart purchased through DPE
- ALFANO Pro 3 Evos to give away (Random draw)
- Dunlop Kartsport tyres for every podium place finisher in the series
- Remo Racing supplying IAME Vouchers for 1st ($150), 2nd ($100) and 3rd ($50) to KA 100 classes
- “Kerbrider” of the day prize drawn at each VCS round for great driving in Cadets, Juniors and Seniors. (As voted by the stewards)

With more prizes being added to the list from our valued sponsors.

*Karter must compete in at least 5 rounds to be eligible
*Class must maintain minimum entries throughout series to be eligible

A big thanks to the sponsors of the series for 2017 including:
Austrans Container Services
Kerbrider Total Karting Solutions
Remo Racing
DPE Kart Technology
Mg Tires Manufacturer
KFC (Warrnambool, Horsham, Hamilton, Portland Stores)
Owen Truss Roof trusses, Wall Frames, Posi Struts
Rock Oil Australia
Dunlop Kartsport
Allstar Graphics
Bridgestone Karting Australia
Vortex Engines
PFG Paul Feeney Group Race Team
Wimmera Design and Print
RaceCulture - Motorsport Design
Pace Images
Elijah’s Sportspower Portland
Southern Karts, Delacombe, Ballarat

For more information about the series checkout the Victorian Country Series on Facebook www.facebook.com/VictorianCountrySeries or visit the official website at www.victoriancountryseries.com

The series flyer can be downloaded from the link below.
www.vka.asn.au/uploads/2017/01/2017_Country_Series_Flyer_Web.pdf
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Mitchell SutejBrad Marsh can I have your signature?2 days ago   ·  1
Victorian Country SeriesBig thanks to Karting Victoria and Tim Francis Design for their work on this year's flyer2 days ago   ·  1
Andrew SotiropoulosCharles Elliott keen2 days ago   ·  1
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Supp Regs are now available for Round 1 of the 2017 Golden Power Series being held at the Bendigo Kart Club on the 18th and 19th of February. Entries close 13/2/2017 with late entries being accepted 8:30am 18/2/2017 (a surcharge for late entry will apply).

Series Format
1 practice session of 8 laps will be held, along with 1 stand alone qualifying session of 6 minutes.
Heat 1, 2, 3 and 4 will be held over 9 laps with the final being held over 14 laps (laps for Bendigo meeting, lap number may change at different track).

Control fuel BP Ultimate 98 must be used at this meeting and purchased from BP High Street, Kangaroo Flat (next to McDonalds).

Meeting Time Table for Round 1

Saturday 18/2/2017
6:30am Gates open
7:00am Canteen opens
8:30am Close of entries
Scrutineering (all day at random)
8:30am Practice
Drivers briefing (following practice)
Qualifying
Heats 1, Heats 2

Sunday 19/2/2017
Remaining Heats 3, Heat 4
Finals

Presentations at completion of round with trophies for 1st, 2nd and 3rd awarded

Series trophies presented at Karting Victoria Presentation Night at Taylors Lakes Hotel December 9th.

Make sure your at the opening round at Bendigo for this huge 6 round series in 2017!

The 2017 Golden Power Series will be held over 6 exciting rounds!
New drivers are welcome to the series!

Round 1 at the Bendigo Kart Club February 18/19.
Round 2 at the Rochester Kart Club March 11/12.
Round 3 at the Gippsland Go Kart Club May 6/7.
Round 4 at the Albury Wodonga Kart Club July 1/2.
Round 5 at the Swan Hill Kart Club August 19/20.
Round 6 at the Eastern Lions Kart Club November 4/5.

Sponsorship opportunities are available for the series, expressions of interest can be made by contacting the Karting Victoria office.

The official Golden Power Series Facebook page is located at www.facebook.com/Golden-Power-Series-962721913800601/

Karting Victoria looks forward to seeing every at Round 1 at Bendigo!
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Christine MartinBig thanks to the Doc for looking after Jack yesterday.7 days ago
Anne BlakeHey Chrissie, what's happened to Jack? Is he alright?😱7 days ago
Jodie RiceJackson got a ride on friday. Was impressed with how well he was looked after too. Thanks.7 days ago
Warren PontingMy son visited the first aid room Saturday . We knew he was all ok when he then asked if he could go for a ride in the golf buggy ..😂😂6 days ago

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Drivers need to be aware of the new class names for when they enter race meetings.

KA3 Senior Medium – Formally Known as “KA3 Senior Heavy”
KA3 Senior Heavy – Formally known as “ KA3 Senior Super Heavy”
TAG 125 Restricted Medium – Formally Known as “TAG 125 Restricted Heavy”
TAG 125 Restricted Heavy – Formally known as “ TAG 125 Restricted Super Heavy”
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Michael McMillanIs that to make the Super Heavies feel better about themselves?😂1 week ago   ·  7
Glenn ForsythSo much change...1 week ago
David PlumbSo pc.....! #nofatties #taglightneasy1 week ago
Bjorn SchultheissIs tag Heavy now tag medium?1 week ago
Pieter FaulknerIt makes sense for ka3 heavy to change. When tag light drivers have to run ka3 heavy there is a problem with the weight. To make ka3 heavy previously you would have to be 85kg ish. If you were to run tag heavy the class weight for rotax evo is 185 with a max kart weight of 100kg. The two classes didnt line up weight wise.1 week ago

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Great working BEE today. About 30 attended and lots was done. Weekend off next weekend and then working BEE again following weekend. Huge thank you to everyone for helping get the track ready. Thank you to Gray Bruni for the use of the bobcat 👍 ... See MoreSee Less

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John ReynoldsGreat effort today by many members.4 hours ago   ·  2

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Working Bee - Tomorrow, Sunday 22nd January, 8am onwards.
Bring your rakes, shovels, whipper snippers, weedicide sprayers.
Contact Bob for any further information.
Track will re-open after all the jobs are done!!!
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A glorious day for a working bee and a bit of Victorian Country Series practice
The track is looking fantastic : big thanks to our hard working volunteers this week

Competitors: Pit areas are now clearly marked and you can mark your name on any free spots

Trade: We have re-arranged the trade area - please let the club know your dimensions and check with the club before setting up
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A brown snake has been spotted in the paddock this morning
Anyone pacticing this weekend:please keep your eyes open and be careful
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Bridgestone Karting Australia Vortex Kart Engines and Paul Feeney Group are jumping onboard the VCS train for 2017 to power up our Cadet and Junior karters.
In 2016 our cadets winners took away such a prize haul they couldn't carry it all; but we've added even MORE PRIZES for 2017!

Thanks to Bridgestone Kart Tires and Vortex Engines, we will be adding a set of Bridgestone tyres to the series podium prizes for Cadet 9, Cadet 12, KA4 Junior Light and KA4 Junior Heavy

Enter now at karting.net.au/cms/member/
Parents and guardians, make sure you check out the changes for entering a minor at www.karting.net.au/step-by-step-instructions-for-participants-licence
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New rules have been set regarding entering minors (under 18s) into races. If you have a minor please read the attachment.

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The big first VCS first round of the year - we cant wait! ... See MoreSee Less

The Austrans Victorian Country Series is back again bigger than ever over 6 Rounds for 2017. Round 1 - Ballarat Kart Club - February 5th Round 2 - South West Kart Club - April 23rd Round 3 - Wimmer...

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Hey guys.....

This Saturday 21st at 9am will be a working bee at the track to clean up for our club day and to get organised for the power series.

Please bring a rake as there is plenty of leaves to clean up.

Hope to see as many hands there as possible please, see you there.
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A reminder: Please do NOT mark spit spots until after the working bee on Saturday Jan 21
Lawns still need to be mowed , pit lines marked and VCS sponsor and trade locations reserved. (Any existing markings may be removed)
After that time any pit spot can be marked and reserved.
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The Austrans Victorian Country Series is back again bigger than ever over 6 Rounds for 2017. Round 1 - Ballarat Kart Club - February 5th Round 2 - South West Kart Club - April 23rd Round 3 - Wimmer...

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This year's VCS flyer is a thing of beauty.
Check out all those great sponsors who are combining their support to make this a cracking year to be part of the VCS.
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The Austrans Victorian Country Series is back again bigger than ever over 6 Rounds for 2017. Round 1 - Ballarat Kart Club - February 5th Round 2 - South West Kart Club - April 23rd Round 3 - Wimmer...

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Thank you to all who have supported me over the last 2 years as President, I am stepping down as President but remaining on the Committee. I am the sure the club will continue to grow, but members need to understand that they need to pull together as we are only a small club and we can not run without stewards, lap scorers and volunteers. Thank you Rob Chamberlain ... See MoreSee Less

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David ArnoldLeading Is a thankless job, ridiculed by many supported by few. You have left the club in a good state. For that the club should thank you. I wish the incomming positions well for the upcoming year. Hopefully anyone who has criticised the leadership will step up to fill the required positions this year to allow the club to run.2 days ago   ·  5
Sue CleeYou will be missed , such a thankless job , people do not realise how much time is put into the job .2 days ago   ·  2
Kim TriggThankyou Chambo, Rude Tara and myself appreciate all of the committee's efforts this past season.2 days ago   ·  2
Hamish RibaritsAwesome job Robbie not only as president but a mentor for upcoming drivers in the club, thanks legend1 day ago   ·  1
Cherie RibaritsThank you for your efforts Robbie Chamberlain.1 day ago   ·  1

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