Gippsland Go Kart Club

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Morning Karters.
Due to orders from the state government regarding social, sporting based activities. We must close the track until further notice. An email will be sent to all our members regarding this.
These are trying times for all and the club urges our members to stay home where possible and limit travel to essential trips to work and for shopping.
Stay safe, wash your hands and be kind to one and other.
Regards,
Ross Miller, President.
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Unfortunately necessary. Stay well everyone, keep the mind and body busy!

...and I just hooked up the trailer!

Bryan Rowe

Jack Filliponi

Has the email been sent out? As we haven’t received it

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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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Who's tried virtual karting, discussion on kartbook

Mick Boyes Natalie Freeman

Evening Karters.
As some of you may already know, this weekend’s Club Days across the state have been canceled due to the COVID-19 outbreak, this has come down from KV and is beyond our control.
Although frustrating and disappointing, we all must put everyone’s health and well being first.
We will try and keep you updated during this ever changing situation.
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Tough decision to make but it’s for the beat

Stony Creek Go Kart Club is still on this Saturday!

March Club day is fast approaching this weekend, don't forget to pre enter to be in for a chance to win a free set of tyres. Great family day, come along and check out the fun! ... See MoreSee Less

March Club day is fast approaching this weekend, dont forget to pre enter to be in for a chance to win a free set of tyres. Great family day, come along and check out the fun!

Evening all, just a reminder that March club day will be a week earlier on Sunday the 22nd. ... See MoreSee Less

Evening all, just a reminder that March club day will be a week earlier on Sunday the 22nd.

Don’t forget Karters, tune in to The Project on 10 tonight at 6:30pm to see one of our cadets Ryan Wyhoon giving some expert driver coaching to a celebrity for the Aus GP. ... See MoreSee Less

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I think Ryan should do all Gippsland Go kart Club media.

Grm Funcoola

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Awesome pics Steve 👏🏻

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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
Email
   
Licence Secretary Tony Correa
Phone 0402 903 400
Email
   

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