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Paul KnowlesThanks for a great days racing guys. It was a pleasure to finally race at a club where the officials actually pay attention to the racing. We will most definitely be back !2 days ago   ·  1
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TaG 125 Restricted Light & Medium 72 Simon Pooley, 68 Cameron Correa , 91 Joshua Sarton, 92 Brendan Sarton.
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February Club Day 2017

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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 Tramway Rd, Morwell, VIC
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Club Contact Anita Stratton
Phone (03) 5174 3870

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Club Details
Club Postal Address 1 Somers Place, Traralgon 3844

Club Personnel
Club President Peter Aitken
Phone 0428 252 101
Club Secretary Anita Stratton
Phone (03) 5174 3870
Mobile 0407 743 870
Club Race, Licence & Membership Secretary Lorraine Aitken
Phone (03) 5625 3332
Mobile 0417 302 023
Postal 30 Fairway Drive, Drouin. 3818
Club Track Inspector Trevor Correa
Mobile 0422 061 475
Club Track Inspector Geoff Medew
 Mobile 0413 443 122
Club Committee  
  Peter Aitken
  Anita Stratton
Phone (03) 5147 3870

Track Details
Track Name Tramway Park Raceway
Track Location Tramway Road, Mowell
Track Length 600m
Grid Capacity 24
Track Surface Bitumen
Open Hours 9am-6pm
Camping Facilities No

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Gearing and Lap Times
Class Gearing Time
Cadet 9 10-82 33.3
Cadet 12 10-81 32.5
Junior Nat Light 10-81 31.9
Junior Nat Heavy 10-83 32.3
Restricted 125 Light 10-82 30.3
Restricted 125 Heavy 10-84 30.7
Clubman Light 10-88 30.2
Clubman Heavy 10-89 30.7
Clubman Masters 10-90 30.8
TAG 125 Light 10-80 29.4
TAG 125 Heavy 10-82 29.8

Gippsland Go Kart Club details last updated 01/12/2015