2017 Austrans Victorian Country Series

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Did you make Ben's highlight reel this year?

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Over the next few days I'll be uploading my Top Ten Pics for 2017. It took a long time to whittle them down to the ten images I like the best from the many events attended this season. So I figured I'd put some of the runner up images in a slideshow! There are plenty more that could qualify for this video, but didn't want it to go too long!

Please make sure to watch in "HD".
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Congratulations to VCS series driver Gerry Westerveld on winning the Victorian Senior Karter of the year award. ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations to VCS series driver Gerry Westerveld on winning the Victorian Senior Karter of the year award.

Congratulations to VCS series driver Corey Herbertson and Samuel Downing on co-winning the Victorian Junior Karter of the year award. ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations to VCS series driver Corey Herbertson and Samuel Downing on co-winning the Victorian Junior Karter of the year award.

Congratulations to VCS series driver Will Harper on winning the cadet 12 Victorian Karter of the year award. ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations to VCS series driver Will Harper on winning the cadet 12 Victorian Karter of the year award.

Congratulations to VCS series driver Rusty Ponting on winning the Cadet 9 Victorian Karter of the year award. ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations to VCS series driver Rusty Ponting on winning the Cadet 9 Victorian Karter of the year award.

Is your business wanting to be part of the 2018 VCS season as a sponsor?

2017 has been a great year for the series, we've been one of the most popular series in Australia, averaging 187 entries per round over 6 rounds. (327 karters in total)

Our social media promotion has been noted by Karting Australia as being a leading example in the sport, and we promote each of our sponsors in the lead up to, and during, an event.

Sponsoring the VCS is an ideal to market your business to the karting community or to support sport in the community that your business operates in.

We are a fun series open to all levels of karters, but we've also had some pretty good drivers take part in the series, with 5 current V8 supercar drivers having raced in the VCS.

All sponsor contributions go directly to the series prize and trophy costs, which are pooled together with a portion of the entry fees to give the karter the maximum giveaway value possible for the season.

Drop a PM and Liza or Paul will be happy to have a chat
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Is your business wanting to be part of the 2018 VCS season as a sponsor?

2017 has been a great year for the series, weve been one of the most popular series in Australia, averaging 187 entries per round over 6 rounds. (327 karters in total)

Our social media promotion has been noted by Karting Australia as being a leading example in the sport, and we promote each of our sponsors in the lead up to, and during, an event.

Sponsoring the VCS is an ideal to market your business to the karting community or to support sport in the community that your business operates in.

We are a fun series open to all levels of karters, but weve also had some pretty good drivers take part in the series, with 5 current V8 supercar drivers having raced in the VCS.

All sponsor contributions go directly to the series prize  and trophy costs, which are pooled together with a portion of the entry fees to give the karter the maximum giveaway value possible for the season. 

Drop a PM and Liza or Paul will be happy to have a chat

Comment on Facebook

VCS is undoubtedly one of if not the best organised and best promoted State Series at the moment. The promotion on social media ticks all the boxes for frequency, interest, relevance and on-point promotion across the Series and all events.

Natasha Busbridge this series is held across the heart of the South West dairy region. I think we should have a chat about it one day.

3 weeks ago

Victorian Country Series

Its an exciting weekend for 2 ex-VCS champs at Supercars Newcastle

Todd Hazelwood - Best of luck to win the Super 2 championship tomorrow

Scott McLaughlin - Best of luck to win the Supercars championship

Both are in with a great shot, and we cant wait to see how it pans out
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Its an exciting weekend for 2 ex-VCS champs at Supercars Newcastle

Todd Hazelwood - Best of luck to win the Super 2 championship tomorrow

Scott McLaughlin - Best of luck to win the Supercars championship

Both are in with a great shot, and we cant wait to see how it pans out

Comment on Facebook

Big congratulations to Todd Hazelwood for taking out the Super 2 title. Pretty gutted for Scott McLaughlin in the V8 championship decider

Provisional 2018 VCS calendar

Round 1 Feb 18: South West Kart Club
Round 2 Apr 22: Wimmera Kart Racing Club
Round 3 May 20: Ballarat Kart Club
Round 4 Jul 21: Warrnambool Kart Club Inc.
Round 5 Sep 9: Hamilton Kart Club
Round 6: Oct 20-21 Portland District Karting Club
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Provisional 2018 VCS calendar

Round 1 Feb 18: South West Kart Club
Round 2 Apr 22: Wimmera Kart Racing Club
Round 3 May 20: Ballarat Kart Club
Round 4 Jul 21: Warrnambool Kart Club Inc.
Round 5 Sep 9: Hamilton Kart Club
Round 6: Oct  20-21 Portland District Karting Club

Comment on Facebook

Can't wait. Such a great series

Billy Ryan

Nicholas Wortley are we in??

Amanda Sutej Mitchell Sutej Lachlan Hill John Hill Arron Hindle

Billy Askew

Paul GuerlinBen Dumesny

George Anastas

Hamish Allan // Anthony Koch

Keean Ferguson

Renée Lee

Lisa Fewins

Adam Slattery

Jenny King

Megan Vallance

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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 – Portland Kart Club – May 21st
Round 4 – Wimmera 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)