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5 days ago

South West Kart Club

South West Kart Club's Rusty Ponting has been crowned the Cadet 9 Victorian Karter Of The Year and was presented with the Rene & Barney Smith Trophy from previous South West Kart Club president now current Karting Victoria president Russell White.

Rusty would like to thank Shane and Craig at Shamick Racing Team, Mark from Anarchy Kartsport for awesome motors and data, J mac from Immaculate Image Solutions for all the stickers, Ben at Pace for all the photos and Mum, Dad and Beau for their support.

Rusty had a great year first full year of racing after coming into the sport through the Junior Sprockets program, with Rusty becoming the Austrans Victorian Country Series Champion (4 wins), had a victory at state level at Round 1 of the Victorian Kart Championships at Eastern Lions and 3rd overall in the championship, 2nd at the City of Melbourne Titles, 2nd at Junior Sprint Classic at ELKC, 2nd at the Junior Challenge at Geelong, 3rd at Junior Top Guns Night 1, 1st at Golden Power Series Round at ELKC and 5th at the Australian Kart Championship Round at GKCV Todd Rd.

Rusty's name now goes into the history books along with Dunlop Super 2 Supercar drivers Jack Le Brocq and Jordan Boys who were past recipients of the award. (Photo by Tim Francis)
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Curtain Motorsport team testing today at Cobden. ... See MoreSee Less

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Joseph Clough

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Good luck to all South West Kart Club members competing this weekend at Swan Hill for the Black Plate. ... See MoreSee Less

South West Kart Club track will be closed this weekend due to Curtain Motorsport hiring the track. Curtin Motorsport Team are based in Perth, Western Australia and are currently in Melbourne for the annual Formula Student Australia competition.

Average speed - 60kms/hr
Top Speed - 130kms/hr
Engine - Honda CBR 600cc motorbike engine, (20mm air restrictor as per competition requirements)
Track Width - 1200mm
Wheel Base - 1530mm
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South West Kart Club track will be closed this weekend due to Curtain Motorsport hiring the track. Curtin Motorsport Team are based in Perth, Western Australia and are currently in Melbourne for the annual Formula Student Australia competition. 

Average speed - 60kms/hr
Top Speed - 130kms/hr
Engine - Honda CBR 600cc motorbike engine, (20mm air restrictor as per competition requirements)
Track Width - 1200mm
Wheel Base - 1530mm

2 weeks ago

South West Kart Club

Congratulations to all karters who participated on Sunday for the South West Games. ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations to all karters who participated on Sunday for the South West Games.

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It was a fun day. Thanks to the club members who made it happen👍🏻

Don't forget tomorrow is our south west games end of year fun day. Racing will be from 11am and practice from 10am for those who are licensed. From 2pm it will be a come and try so for those who have always wanted to drive a kart tomorrow is a great chance. Tomorrow we will also have canteen open. ... See MoreSee Less

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Bring your scooters along so you can join in the scooter race.

South West Kart Club will be hosting the South West Games on Sunday 26th of November for our end of year break up. Licensed drivers and practice licence drivers will race from 11am till 2pm. From 2.30pm it will be bring a friend to have a go for juniors and seniors. Also don't forget the annual scooter race so be sure to bring your scooters.
We will be finishing the night with end of year presentations at the Cobden Golf Club starting at 7pm. It is buy your own meal and drinks. Please ASVP to Andrea on 0437456245 for booking numbers.

Memberships are also due at the end of November. Membership can be paid to Phil Zenti or Andrea Perrett at anytime.WE WILL BE CHANGING PADLOCKS AND KEYS TO THE TRACK on the 1st on December. To receive your new track key your membership will need to be paid and old key will need to be returned!
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I think Nerinda is pre entered in light. Max is away with the school doesn’t matter it’s a fun day we will make sure everyone has a great day.

Brett Maloney hope to see you there with your kart

Just seeing if there's any junior heavy racing tomorrow?

I wish oscar still has it😭😭😭😭

Phil Zenti has no friends

Liza Fahey Warren Ponting Lisa Ponting Phil Zenti please tag all your friends

Mathew O'Shannassy

Andrew Johnstone

Jedda Couch

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Provisional 2018 VCS calendar

Round 1 Feb 18: South West Kart Club
Round 2 Apr 22: Wimmera Kart Racing Club
Round 3 May 20: Ballarat Kart Club
Round 4 Jul 21: Warrnambool Kart Club Inc.
Round 5 Sep 9: Hamilton Kart Club
Round 6: Oct 20-21 Portland District Karting Club
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1 month ago

South West Kart Club

Congratulations South West Kart Club members who competed this weekend at Geelong for the Junior Sprint ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations South West Kart Club members who competed this weekend at Geelong for the Junior Sprint

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