South West Kart Club

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South West Kart Members had a very testing weekend at Portland for round 3 of Victoria Country Series.

South West Kart member results.
Rusty Ponting 1st Cadet 9
Phil Zentai DNF Restricted medium
Jaxson Johnson 4nd Cadet 12
Daniel Hookway. 6th Ka4 junior heavy
Nerinda Beard. 4th KA4 junior light
Max Fahey 4th. Ka4 junior heavy
Douglas Jackson DNF ka3 senior light
Andrea Perrett DNF ka3 senior light
Shaun Clover 11th Cadet 12
Jason Symons 8th tag Restricted heavy
Jaymi Mackay DNS tag light.
Jerome Speed 18th Restricted light.
Jett Speed DNF Restricted light.

South West Kart Club will not be having a club day on Sunday. Instead we will be going to Warrnambool on Sunday 28th May. Entries between 9am and 10:30am, breifing at 10:45 and racing will begin at 11am. Please make sure your transponders are charged and we will see you trackside!
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Do not forget to get your entries in today for this weekend at Portland for Round 3 of Victorian Country Series 2017. Good luck to all members competing.

We will not be having a club day next weekend. Instead we will be going to Warrnambool for clubday on Sunday 28th May. Entries between 9am and 10:30am, breifing at 10:45 and racing will begin at 11am. Please make sure your transponders are charged and we will see you trackside!
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Well done to the couple of youngsters who competed at australasian kart title in numurkah on the weekend
Ka4 junior light Nerinda Beard 9th
Ka4 junior heavy Daniel Hookway 7th
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Bring your A game to Portland District Karting Club this weekend to be in the running for Kerbrider of the day prizes. Winners so far this year in Cadets, Juniors and Seniors have picked up Adidas gl...

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VCS Round 3 at Portland is just under 2 weeks away! If you have a free entry for a VCS round and want to use it at Portland, contact Erin Rethus on 0400 542562 Everyone else- enter online via the KA ...

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Well done to Mitch Mackay who competed at the rotax pro tour in the dd2 class at Ipswich on the weekend finished 8th in the final great job ... See MoreSee Less

Well done to all club members that headed to Portland for there club day to get some practise in before country series on May 20th and 21st we had some fantastic results

Cadet 9 Rusty Ponting 1st

Cadet 12 Shaun Clover 2nd
Laura Fahey 5th

Ka4 Junior Heavy Max Fahey 1st
Daniel Hookway 2nd

Tag Res Light Caitlin Clough 2nd

Tag Res Medium Barry Clough 1st
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Congratulations to our Kerbriders of the day from Round 2! Each steward voted winner picks up a new set of Adidas gloves courtesy of Kerbrider If you won't be about to collect them at Portland, drop a...

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Congrats to our lucky Dunlop Kartsport and Rock Oil random draw winners from Cobden. Each received a bottle of Rock Oil and a can of Brake Kleen or Carb Kleen If you didn't get your prize, drop us a l...

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About The South West Kart Club

The South West Kart Club is based at the old Cobden Racecourse and was formed in August 1992 by local members who previously had raced at Geelong and Ballarat. At this first meeting a decision was made to build a first class bitumen track specifically for go kart racing, a plan was drawn up with the track being 966 meters in length and 8 meters in width.

After a lot of hard work from members and the local community which has got right behind the project from the start, the track was finally ready for racing on in March 1996 and has since had rave reviews about its plentiful passing positions, great layout, long straights and the ability to cater for large fields.

Sprint Kart racing is conducted on the last Sunday of every month bar December with racing starting at 12pm and concluding around 4pm, these days are called club days where members of the club can race each other in a relaxed friendly environment for trophies which are presented at the conclusion of the days racing.

The club currently holds three ‘open’ meetings where go karters from other clubs can race at our track and compete for prizes ranging from sets of racing tyres to a racing engine or other go karting products, these days a lot more serious with some of the best drivers in Victoria and South Australia racing at the track. Up to 160 karters have raced at each race meeting and this helps the district in attracting visitors and helps the club meets its financial commitments.

Go Karting is for people of all ages and is very much a friendly family environment, children can start racing at the age of 7 years and there is no age limit for the senior classes. Go Karting has a strict set of rules and regulations to enable fairness for all competitors and this helps promote the ability of the driver and keeps cost to a minimum.

Second hand go karts start in price around the $1500 mark ready to race with the costs of maintaining them approximately $50 upward per month. This makes go karting a very cheap form of motor sport when you compare it to motorbikes or other forms of racing, with the main attraction being the ability to have fun with your friend on the track which is open to members 5 days of the week.

We thank you for taking the time to read this and hope we see you at the track in the near future.

Club Name South West Kart Club
Circuit Name Cobden Park Raceway
Club Location Grayland Street, Cobden
Club Website
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Club Contact Russell White
Phone 0467 275 723

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Club Details
Club Postal Address PO Box 119, Cobden 3266

Club Personnel
Club President Russell White
Phone 0467 275 723
Club Secretary Andrea Perrett – Fahey
Mobile 0437 456 245
Vice President and Race Secretary Ingrid Baxter
Postal Address PO.Box 50, Camperdown, Vic 3260
Phone 0438 292 667
Licence Secretary Chris Rodda
Phone 0407 328 262
Treasurer Lisa Pointing
Phone 0497 094 554
Publicity Chris Place
Phone 0417 141 300
Club Committee  
  Russell White
  Andrea Perrett – Fahey
Phone 0437 456 245

Track Details
Track Name Cobden Park Raceway
Track Location Grayland Street, Cobden
Track Length 966m
Grid Capacity 30
Track Surface Hot mix
Direction Anti Clock-wise
Open Hours Wed – fri, 12pm – 4 pm (5pm Daylight savings)

Sat/ sun and Public holidays 11am – 6 pm 

Xmas and Good Friday Closed

Camping Facilities npowered sites showers and toilets
Timing Strips

South West Kart Club Race Calendar
25th Jan 2015 Club Day
01st Mar 2015 Club Day
29th Mar 2015 Club Day
26th Apr 2015 Club Day
31st May 2015 Club Day
29th June 2015 Club Day
26th Jul 2015 Club Day
30th Aug 2015 Club Day
28th Sep 2015 Club Day
18th Oct 2015 Austrans Victorian Country Series Round 6
25th Oct 2015 Club Day
29th Nov 2015 Club Day

Gearing and Lap Times
Class Gearing Time
Cadets 14:75 52.00
Rookies 14:75 52:00
Junior Nat Light 12:74
Junior Nat Heavy 12:76 48.57
Junior Clubman 10:79 44.90
Senior Nat Light 12:76 48.57
Senior Nat Heavy 12:78 49.80
Clubman Light 10:79 44.90
Clubman Heavy 10:81 46.73
Clubman Super Heavy 10:83 47.40
Clubman Over 40’s 10:82 46.60
Formula 100 Light
Formula 100 Heavy
Rotax Light
Rotax Heavy
Leopard Light
Leopard Heavy

South West Kart Club details last updated 01/12/2015