South West Kart Club

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1 month ago

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This is a great weekend, great experience racing under lights.Save the date!! Set to be a big one this year!! ... See MoreSee Less

This is a great weekend, great experience racing under lights.

1 month ago

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Track is operating as normal, with BlazeAid using the venue.

Reminder we have a club meeting tomorrow night in the club rooms from 7.30pm.
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2 months ago

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Laura and Rusty today at the GrandPrix representing Karting Australia and South West Kart Club. ... See MoreSee Less

Laura and Rusty today at the GrandPrix representing Karting Australia and South West Kart Club.Image attachment

 

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These kids where amazing

What a great opportunity.

Congratulations

Victorian Country Series
The Victorian Country Series is a 6 event karting series in South Western Victoria, and currently one of the most popular karting series in the country.

Its a great way to get into karting as a young beginner,
great value for the adult motorsports lover who wants a weekend away racing,
and great competition for the next junior pro that will go on to bigger motorsport.

Karting is open to boys and girls, ladies and men, ages 7 to 50+.
Get along to one of the 6 VCS rounds to find out more, or contact your local club.
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2 months ago

South West Kart Club

Hi karters, our thoughts are with everyone effected by the fires. As a club we have donated our club facilities to Blaze Aid. This will not effect members from using the track. Just please be aware people will be camping there and using our facilities for possibly up to 6 months. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Great effort driving around today Blaze Aid have plenty of work ahead of them. Locals may be able to assist as well

Good on you guys.

Great to see our club working to support our community👍🏻

Nice touch guys 👍🏼

Catherine Jenkins

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3 months ago

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Congratulations club member Rusty Ponting on winning Round 1 at AKC yesterday in cadet 9. ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations club member Rusty Ponting on winning Round 1 at AKC yesterday in cadet 9.Image attachmentImage attachment

3 months ago

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Good luck to club member Mitchell Mackay starting off front row for the final at AKC today in KZ2 ... See MoreSee Less

Good luck to club member Mitchell Mackay starting off front row for the final at AKC today in KZ2

3 months ago

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3 months ago

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Just Wow!! Awesome display of what an amazing facility we have right here in Cobden, Corangamite Shire Council , Victoria and Nationally!!! Well done to all the incredible and hardworking volunteers that made the past weekend a huge success. A track that is well and truly on the map..... Congrats to all involved and thanks to 1000+ locals and visitors that either competed, supported or merely watched over the weekend. 👍

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 www.swkc.websyte.com.au
Club Facebook www.facebook.com/pages/South-West-Kart-Club/1465193293750915
Club Contact Michael Clover
Phone 0439 983 509
Email 35mgml@gmail.com
 
   

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Club Details
Club Postal Address PO Box 119, Cobden 3266

Club Personnel
Club President Michael Clover
Phone 0439 983 509
Email 35mgml@gmail.com
   
Club Secretary Andrea Perrett – Fahey
Mobile 0437 456 245
Email swkc95@hotmail.com
   
Race Secretary Russell White
Postal Address 486 Princetown Rd, Cooriemungle 3268
Phone 0467 275 723
Email whites03@bigpond.com
   
Licence Secretary Philip Zentai
Email Flippa912@hotmail.com
Phone 0413 168 915
   

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 details last updated 20/11/2017