2017 Austrans Victorian Country Series

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We are very saddened to learn of the passing of Ingrid Baxter yesterday.
Ingrid was a life member and dedicated worker at South West Kart Club, and greatly assisted in the running of many VCS and other club events.

Ingrid's funeral will be this Thursday at 2:00pm in the Camperdown Catholic Church.

Our thoughts and condolences are with Ingrid's family, friends and club at this time.
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Leandra SchmidtOur Condolences to her family at this hard time :-(14 hours ago
Neville TapscottSorry to hear the sad news, condolences to the Baxter family. some fun time had and will be remembered11 hours ago
Bevan DelaneyCondolences to the Baxter family.13 hours ago
Andrew HayesThoughts are with Ingrid's family.14 hours ago
Jenny KingVery sad news. Our thoughts are with the family.14 hours ago
Bronwyn SiresSo sorry to hear .. thoughts to the Baxter family xx14 hours ago
Trevor SherwellVery sad fond memories12 hours ago

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Hmmmm - what to wear for GP weekend?
We hope to see a few VCS/Allstar Graphics shirts around the paddock.

1 milliion bonus series points if you can get yours autographed by an ex VCS karter racing V8s at Albert Park :)
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Victorian Country SeriesThe oldest one in our collection was around 2009 - maybe Scott King has the complete collection?4 days ago
Mitchell SutejGive some names and I'll try 😂3 days ago

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Dunlop Kartsport have been at the GP with Karting Australia
Check out the stand if you are in Melbourne
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Karting Australia in trackside at the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix this weekend. Confederation of Australian Motor Sport - CAMS | Junior Sprockets | SP Tools | Australian Grand Prix

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Woohoo - Just a few more days and Grand Prix weekend is upon us
Many of us will be kicking back for a weekend away from karting to watch the big guns play at Albert Park.

Will your kart be a front running Mercedes, or a disappointing McLaren-Honda for the rest of the season?

Are you most like the cool calm and collected Ricciardo, the monotone Kimi, or the feisty teenager Max?

Maybe you'll be the underdog surprise package at round 2 in just 4 weeks time?

Enter now at karting.net.au/cms/member/
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Gavin HarveyPhoto credit to motorsport.com of course.6 days ago   ·  1

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Free entry update for round 2

For 2016 free entry passes at round 2, contact Russell White on 0467 275723 to be entered into the CMS without pre-payment

We learned this was possible late a bit too late for round 1 - but can now save some of the hassle of refund cheques for those with free entries.
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DPE Kart Technology and Remo Racing
Both big parts of the 2017 VCS - Are you fast enough to beat a DPE kart at round 2 in 4 weeks time?
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Arrow prototype goes P1 in qualifying, every race, and sets fastest lap of final on the last lap at SA titles in 36 degree heat. Huge thanks to @remoracing and the crew at DPEKT for their input and as...

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Many karters took advantage of the great weather to get some practice in at Cobden ahead of round 2.
Round 2 is now just 4 weeks away, enter now at karting.net.au/cms/member/
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The sun made the shadows too strong which made it hard to get many good photos.

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Charlie CucuzzaLove the new roof on outgrid 👍🏼1 week ago

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About the 2017 Austrans Country Series

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 Club – May 21st
Round 4 – Portland Kart Club – July 16th
Round 5 – Hamilton Kart Club – 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

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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

Sponsors of the series for 2017 include:
Austrans Container Services
Kerbrider Total Karting Solutions
Remo Racing
DPE Kart Technology
MG Tires
KFC (Warrnambool, Horsham, Hamilton, Portland Stores)
Owen Truss Roof trusses, Wall Frames, Posi Struts
Rock Oil
Dunlop Kartsport
AllStar Graphics
Bridgestone Racing Kart Tires
Vortex Engines
PFG Paul Feeney Group Pty Ltd
WD&P Wimmera Design & Print
Race Culture 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.
2017 Austrans Victorian Country Series flyer (PDF)