Portland District Kart Club

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About The Portland District Kart Club

The Portland District Karting was formed in the 1960’s, building a track at Portland’s Yarraman Park, where the club has been located ever since.

The original layout; 560 metres long 4 metres wide and spray seal still forms the basis of the existing track, although it has been extended to 752 metres, widened to 8 metres and hotmix surfaced.

In 1997 the Club promoted the first Portland Street Grand Prix which is now recognised as Australia’s best street meeting. With the 2001 involvement of Ford Racing Australia as naming sponsors and the AGP Corporation as a major sponsor, the meeting is poised to develop further.

At a time when karting has struggled to maintain numbers, the street meeting provides the sport with a significant boost in profile through a state-wide TV advertising campaign and a heavy print and radio media campaign within the region.

Anyone interested in joining the club Should contact us by phoning the club’s Licence Secretary, Jenny King on (03)5523 6968

Club Name Portland & District Kart Club 
Circuit Name Yarraman Park Raceway
Club Location Yarraman Park, Corner of McNeilly’s and Madeira Packet Road Portland
Club Website http://www.pdkc.com.au
Club Facebook www.facebook.com/pages/Portland-Kart-Club/243728652344787
Club Contact Neville Tapscott

0419 279 991


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Club Details
Club Postal Address Portland and District Kart Club 
P.O. Box 1015, Portland , VIC, 3305

Club Personnel
Club President Paul Parker
Phone 0409 897 769
Club Secretary Neville Tapscott
Phone 0419279991

Race Secretary Erin Rethus
Phone 0400 542 562
Licence Secretary Brad Anderson
Email kobederwent@yahoo.com
Phone 0408 359 955

Track Details
Track Name Portland Kartway
Track Location South of Portland, off Cape Nelson Rd
Track Length 752m x 8m
Grid Capacity 32, pit capacity 350
Track Surface Hot mix
Direction Anti-clockwise
Open Hours 8am – 8pm
Camping Facilities Yes
Timing Strips


Portland and District Kart Club details last updated 13/12/2018