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Evening everyone.

An update on track activity during the new restriction levels.
Given the new measures implemented by the State Government requiring all community sports and recreational activities to stop and following instructions from Karting Victoria, all events including practice and club days, have been cancelled for August.

As things evolve into September, we will keep you updated.

Stay safe, remember your mask and be kind to one another.

Ross Miller,
President.
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Hello Karters

Given current circumstances, the committee has made the difficult decision to cancel our July Club Day.

Due to the increasing positive COVID numbers, increasing regional positive COVID count, large number of members and officials in the high risk range, a number of officials and members in lockdown, general concerns from members and volunteers leading to apparent lack of interest from karters, we feel this is the best decision for our club at this time.

Those who have entered, your entry fee will be refunded and for those who’s entry fee for this month had been carried over, you’ll have the option to carry it over again to our next club day.

The social karting days we have been holding will likely resume in August, possibly reduced to every second weekend due to the tapering off in interest. Though this is yet to be ratified.

While the current environment with COVID makes it very hard to plan for a possible club day in August, holding one still remains the clubs goal.
There will be no social karting event this weekend.

Thank you to all our members for your patience during this period.

Ross Miller
President GGKC
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Well spoke there captain

Good decision, hopefully we can all be back next month... stay safe 🏁

Disappointing but fully agree with the decision. Stay safe and hopefully we will be back racing next month.

Good decision guys, Thanks for all your hard work trying keep us going.👊👍

Totally understand and thanks for the email update yesterday.

Good decision. Just hang in there guys

Hopefully back soon, stay safe everyone 😷

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Wings & Wheels race meeting at Sale RAAF base 1989.
An interesting read of the names and how many went on to make a career out of racing.
The next post will be a video of some of the racing, lets just say it was fast with a lot of slipstreaming.
The track was approximately 950 meters long with straights of 200 meters +
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Gavin Oakley when are we invited back???

Dennis Jones

Shane Purvis

Good afternoon Karters.

Just a quick update at where Gippsland Go Kart Club is at in relation to our next club day.
We will not be running a June club day this weekend but the club is working to hopefully hold a club day for July.
With restrictions constantly changing and the recent move to tighter restrictions, we will keep you up to date as the last Sunday in July approaches.

Our social Sunday karting sessions will be continuing through July as they have been this month.
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Afternoon Karters.

Unfortunately we have to share some terrible news, it was discovered this morning that the clubs scales shed and first aid room have been broken into.

The thieves have taken 2 first aid kits, our set of radios and our KA testing equipment.

If you see any of these for sale online or have noticed anything suspicious in the recent few days please contact the club or Morwell Police.

Also please share this post, we need this equipment to operate and it is a financial blow to the club to replace it.
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What a blow... Any idea of when it was broken into??

So sorry to hear. Damn thieves 🤬

Unfortunately these low life scum have no idea how hard committe and club members work to accumulate this equipment hope they are found sorry to hear of your loss

Ross Miller shared on our pages too. Sorry to hear hope you get it back

Shared on 3 go kart buy, swap and sell pages. Hopefully it will be returned, if not I hope the clubs insurance covers this theft.

Sheralyn Bright

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Hi all, just sharing a comment form A.B. explaining our clubs situation with clubs excepted to start opening soon.

A select group of members have arranged a working bee at the track on Sunday 17th May.
The working bee is by invitation only to comply with social distancing protocols.

The working bee is to begin preparations of the tack and facilities to comply with new Regulations and Compliance in a COVID environment.

While at the working bee the Club Executive will be discussing a schedule for Stage 1 - Small Scale Social Karting Events.
The Schedule, Protocols and Guidelines for the future of karting at Gippsland will be published shortly..🏎🏎🏎
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Thank you club Executive & working bee'ers for volunteering your time and effort so that members will soon be able to use the track again 👍👍🥰👍

Ok, so who has a kart for sale for a near 40 year old bloke who just wants to cut laps!?

Mark Lee

About The Gippsland Kart Club

GGKC history

A meeting was called for people interested in forming a go kart club in the Latrobe Valley. This was held at the Church hall in Traralgon, on the site where the Saloon Bar currently sits. The meeting took place on 16 February 1983 – Ash Wednesday. Noel and Pam Morrisby called the meeting and were late getting there due to road blocks caused by the fires. At this meeting they were elected President and Secretary with those attending this first meeting made honorary members of the “Latrobe Valley Kart Club”. 

Lloyd Wicks and his sons Mark and Grant were at the meeting and they are possibly the only people from that first meeting still involved in the sport. (Not 100% sure, but Ken Bright and Rob Bumpstead might have been there, or the 2nd meet the following month – not 100% sure of any others)

Soon after, the club held it’s first race meeting – an “Open” in the North car park of the Mid Valley Shopping Centre. It was a day/night meeting and attracted the main Melbourne drivers. Alan and Rob Bumpstead competed, as did Greg Smith, John Lord, and the Ritter brothers Michael and Greg (in sub-juniors) as well as many others.

Club racing was held at the Morwell Hillclimb in 1983-84. Club members Barney Hogan and Nigel Brockelsby did an enormous amount of earthworks at the track to allow karts to race. It was like a mini Bathurst, but was so narrow that at part of the track racing had to be single file! The VKA eventually stopped the racing there due to safety concerns and the club was trackless for a few years until the Tramway Park circuit opened in 1988. A number of members traveled the state and competed at Geelong, Oakleigh and Brooklyn until the local circuit was ready.

As part of promoting the sport and growing its membership, the club ran numerous meetings in the SSW Shopping Centre car park in Sale in 1986. 

In 1987 a new track at Tramway Park was built and the first open meeting was held 14th February 1988. On 10th December 1989, the club put on the ‘Wings & Wheels’ spectacular on the RAAF base in Sale. This used the runways and taxiways on what turned out to be a high speed layout that again attracting the state’s top karters.

   
Club Name Gippsland Go Kart Club
Circuit Name Tramway Park Raceway
Club Location 130 Princes Drive, Morwell 3480
 
Club Website www.ggkc.org.au
Club Facebook www.facebook.com/pages/Gippsland-Go-Kart-Club/575432429222799
Club Contact Tony Correa
Phone 0402 903 400
Email
   

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On board video from Gippsland Go Kart Clubs Tramway Park Raceway

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Club Details
Club Postal Address Po Box 3052 Morwell 3840

Club Personnel
Club President Ross Miller
Phone 0407 982 184
Email
   
Club Vice President  
Name Peter Aitken
Phone 0428 252 101
Email
   
Club Secretary Tony Correa
Mobile 0402 903 400
Email
Postal  18 Butters Street, Morwell, 3840
   
Club Race Secretary Lorraine Aitken
Phone (03) 5625 3332
Mobile 0417 302 023
Postal 30 Fairway Drive, Drouin. 3818
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Licence Secretary Tony Correa
Phone 0402 903 400
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Track Details
Track Name Tramway Park Raceway
Track Location Tramway Road, Mowell
Track Length 600m
Grid Capacity 22
Track Surface Bitumen
Direction
Open Hours 9am-6pm
Camping Facilities No

Gippsland Go Kart Club details last updated 19/11/2019