Albury-Wodonga Kart Club

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Blair was going down this morning but not anymore

Its going to get busy when we can

Blair Van Ree Herman Van Ree David Rowena Wadley Galley Phil Crosskell

It's time for the younger generation to step up into roles as officials in the sport of karting.

Karting Australia has today launched a new Online Officials Training Academy powered by Rosche Paper, which enables people to begin their journey to becoming an Official easily and in their own time.

Read more about it here www.karting.net.au/karting-australia-officials-academy-launched
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Part of the reason for event cancellations is because a large proportion of our officials are over 60 and considered part of the group vulnerable to the covid-19 corona virusIt's time for the younger generation to step up into roles as officials in the sport of karting.

Karting Australia has today launched a new Online Officials Training Academy powered by Rosche Paper, which enables people to begin their journey to becoming an Official easily and in their own time.

Read more about it here www.karting.net.au/karting-australia-officials-academy-launched
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Part of the reason for event cancellations is because a large proportion of our officials are over 60 and considered part of the group vulnerable to the covid-19 corona virus

COVID-19 VIRUS UPDATE – ALL CLUBS
Effect on Victorian Competition 17 MARCH 2020

Please see below for important information from Karting Victoria regarding the latest response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.

Circumstances continue to change daily and while we do not intend to overload you with information, we will provide you with updated information related to Karting as and when it is available and needed.

Our objectives are to ensure the health and safety of the Karting Victoria Community, while ensuring that the wheels keep spinning for our Clubs during this challenging period.

All the decisions outlined below have been made with primary consideration being given to the well-being and safety of all participants in our sport from volunteer officials, canteen staff, to competitors and their families, and spectators.

The Karting Victoria Executive has decided that no race meetings will be held in Victoria effective immediately until, June 1, 2020 - This date is subject to change pending the outcome of the crisis situation over the coming weeks.

Because the situation with the Covid-19 crisis is fluid we are hopeful that it may be possible to run May Club Day events despite these events being within the moratorium period advised above. Notification of a decision on that will be provided in time for clubs to apply for the necessary permits if that is the decision reached.

The upcoming Victorian Kart Championship, Metro Series, the next two rounds of the Victorian Country Series and the next round of the Golden Power Series have all been postponed.

Karting Victoria will develop a revised calendar for the remainder of 2020 once the full extent of the affect the COVID-19 crisis is further understood.

Karting Victoria is committed to running the Victorian Kart Championship on a suitable date later in the year.

It is the intention, that if possible, all rounds of the Victorian Country Series and Golden Power Series are also completed. Achieving this in a shorter period of time will require some significant alteration of events throughout the State and we will aim to minimise as many inconveniences as possible.

The Karting Victoria Executive, at the request of Karting Australia, is urgently reviewing the potential to run Kart Fun Sessions during this moratorium period in order to allow participation in this great sport we all enjoy to keep rolling.

If this is possible, such sessions will only be allowed to be conducted under very strict guidelines, in order to keep safe the participants, volunteers and spectators.

If Kart Fun Sessions can be accommodated, the guidelines imposed MUST be followed to the letter.

Regardless of the type and size of the event, the operation of all Clubs and on-track activities must respect and apply the COVID-19 virus control measures advised by Karting Australia on 16 March 2020.

Club Members are still able to also complete private practice sessions throughout this time, unless otherwise advised.

These are decisions that have not been taken lightly, but we believe they are necessary to reduce exposure to the virus and to keep all of our Victorian Karting Community safe.

COVID-19 Updates
We cannot stress enough that this is a fluid situation and it is highly likely that over the coming weeks and months there will be a reasonably significant number of communiqués from us, or Karting Australia, to the Karting Victoria Community.

Most, if not all of them, will come via email. Please make sure that your email program is set so that our emails come into your inbox and not your junk mail. I said earlier that we will only send the important messages.

Please, if you get a COVID-19 email from Karting Victoria, take the time to read it as it will be important!

Let’s All Do Our Part
We are currently facing a global health crisis and we require everyone to do their part and to not take unnecessary risks. If we all do our part, and don’t take any shortcuts, then the chances of our sport, and indeed the whole community, riding out this crisis ought to increase significantly.

Russell White
Karting Victoria – President

Full media PDF release available here www.vka.asn.au/uploads/2020/03/KARTING-VICTORIA-CORONAVIRUS-UPDATE-17-March-2020-FINAL.pdf
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Phil Crosskell

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No F1,No Supercars,No Moto GP but thank goodness we can get our motorsport fix as we have Club day this coming Sunday. ... See MoreSee Less

Great line marking system and easy to use.Want to spend less time mixing and cleaning - we have the product for you !! Contact us today for more info - 02 60 404 808 ... See MoreSee Less

Great line marking system and easy to use.

Solar Power now on at AWKC. We are going green. What next? Electric karts? Love to see that. ... See MoreSee Less

Solar Power now on at AWKC. We are going green. What next? Electric karts? Love to see that.

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Phil Crosskell

There is electric hire karts now. Wonder if there is full blown race one yet

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About The Albury-Wodonga Kart Club

The Albury Wodonga Kart Club Inc. was formed on the 27th of May 1985 after a small but obviously committed group of karters saw the need for a local club. “Committed” was certainly a term used loosely as the ensuing battle to realize the dream was in fact capable of having each and every member committed to a room with soft walls. 

Four years passed with many a gray hair as these founding members battled local authorities for a venue as they willing drove hours to satisfy their addiction. Many sites were inspected but still no local track. As anyone will tell you, it is always darkest before dawn, so too was the birth of the track. When all seemed lost , the Wodonga Council and Albury Wodonga Development Corporation rallied to the rescue with a long lease for the current land. 

The next three years saw much fund raising take place as $75,000 was generated the hard way via raffles and the like. Gold medallion concept generated over $30,000 along. A humble beginning for a great club. 

Membership 
Today the club has around 130 members over 100 of those holding licenses. The average club day comprises 50 to 70 competitors. The AWKC has a commitment to ongoing education of all members who wish to seek it. Consequently we boast enough personnel to undertake any race day with all duties covered. 

It hasn’t always been easy but the AWKC has managed to have a solid number of members able to assist the running of club days and opens. The evidence was manifested in the level of competence shown in the 1996 Championship. 

Track Location and Facilities 
The karting complex is situated about 15 minutes from the center of Albury Wodonga. The would be Melbourne competitor would find it quite easy as the exit for the track is off the Freeway and comprises a 5 minute drive with 3 roads to negotiate. 

The track itself is hot mix being 730 meters long after alterations in 1997 8 meters wide. The in and out grids accommodate 32 karts and are made of concrete. All positions are numbered. A new layout of our track showing the extended back straight in enclosed, please note we now start on the back straight. 

The beauty of our country location is the amount of land available to accommodate the amount of cars and trailers the championship would generate quite easily. Within the immediate circuit area, 350 cars and trailers can be parked whilst a further 700 spots are available across the road. 

Our new canteen /toillet block and clubrooms is first rate with the ability to provide a large variety of foodstuffs to satisfy. In the event of the championship, local clubs can assist to further expand our already good capabilities.

The standard of present ability for our facilities is excellent. Those familiar with the track would be aware of the various structures in place to assist the running of racing, namely the lap scorers building, starters stand and commentators stand. The racing is started using traffic lights of the Red/Green variety.

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On board video from Albury-Wodonga Kart Clubs Sheathers Road Kart Complex circuit


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Club Details
Monthly Meeting Second Tuesday of each month
7.30pm at Clubrooms Sheathers road Wodonga
Membership Details Social (Non Racing) $20
Single $100
Family $150
One off fee $60
Keys are available for AKA licensed non members. A $50 deposit is required and $30 will be refunded upon return of key. (a current licence must be presented before key will be issued).
 Postal Address P.O.Box 427, Lavington, NSW 2641

Track Details
Track Name AWKC, Sheathers Road Kart Complex
Track Location Sheathers Road, Wodonga
Track Length 1007m x 8m
Grid Capacity 36
Track Surface Hotmix
Direction Clockwise
Open Hours 7 days (8am – 6pm)
Camping Facilities Yes, toilet block and hot showers
Timing Strips 3

Albury-Wodonga Kart Club details last updated 20/11/2017