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Add in your favourite #KartFamily photo to the Karting Australia post.

Don’t forget to give your Kart Family a call and support one another through this tough time.

Hang tight it will pass!During challenging times, it's important to remember to check in on our fellow competitors and remain positive because at the end of the day, we are all one big #kartingFamily

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Add in your favourite #KartFamily photo to the Karting Australia post. 

Don’t forget to give your Kart Family a call and support one another through this tough time. 

Hang tight it will pass!

It is with much sadness we have been directed by the government to close our track no one is allowed to go and practice at the track until further notice.  ... See MoreSee Less

It is with much sadness we have been directed by the government to close our track no one is allowed to go and practice at the track until further notice. 

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Who's tried virtual karting - discussion at Kartbook

COVID-19 VIRUS - Message to all clubs and states

Also an update from Karting Victoria, plus some rules around attending a track as of 25 March 2020
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This is a great message from Torini check your mates.

Give them a call, things are going to get tough, support each other through COVIN-19.

Stay safe, stay home where you can, so we can go back racing sooner rather then later.🍻 CHECK ON YOUR MATES 🍻

Now is the time to remember why we kart.. Not only for the fun but to catch up with your mates and have a laugh.

We may not be able to race for now but please keep on checking in with your 4SS mates by phone or message. We come together at the track and we still can in different ways..

💪🏼 Stay Strong, It will pass 💪🏼

👇🏻👇🏻Tag your 4SS Mates below 👇🏻👇🏻
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This is a great message from Torini check your mates. 

Give them a call, things are going to get tough, support each other through COVIN-19. 

Stay safe, stay home where you can, so we can go back racing sooner rather then later.

When you're at the track, please keep your distance.

Don't hug, shake hands, kiss, give high-fives or come within the 1.5m of personal space where possible.

Together, we can help stop the spread and stay healthy.

If you plan on attending a Karting Australia circuit this weekend, you are required to complete the Travel Declaration and Isolation form here
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Have you completed Karting Australia's Travel Register and Isolation Form?

This form is compulsory for Karting Australia Competitors, Participants, Officials and Family Members before you plan on attending a Karting Australia circuit.

Complete your form here

All of the information from Karting Australia regarding the COVID-19 crisis can be found here **This page is updated on a very regular basis as the crisis continues to evolve**
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COVID-19 VIRUS UPDATE – ALL CLUBS - Effect on Victorian Competition - 17 March 2020

Russell White
Karting Victoria – President

Please see below for important information from Karting Victoria regarding the latest response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.

Circumstances continue to change daily and while we do not intend to overload you with information, we will provide you with updated information related to Karting as and when it is available and needed.

Our objectives are to ensure the health and safety of the Karting Victoria Community, while ensuring that the wheels keep spinning for our Clubs during this challenging period.

All the decisions outlined below have been made with primary consideration being given to the well-being and safety of all participants in our sport from volunteer officials, canteen staff, to competitors and their families, and spectators.

The Karting Victoria Executive has decided that no race meetings will be held in Victoria effective immediately until, June 1, 2020 - This date is subject to change pending the outcome of the crisis situation over the coming weeks.

Because the situation with the Covid-19 crisis is fluid we are hopeful that it may be possible to run May Club Day events despite these events being within the moratorium period advised above.

Notification of a decision on that will be provided in time for clubs to apply for the necessary permits if that is the decision reached.

The upcoming Victorian Kart Championship, Metro Series, the next two rounds of the Victorian Country Series and the next round of the Golden Power Series have all been postponed.
Karting Victoria will develop a revised calendar for the remainder of 2020 once the full extent of the affect the COVID-19 crisis is further understood.

Karting Victoria is committed to running the Victorian Kart Championship on a suitable date later in the year.

It is the intention, that if possible, all rounds of the Victorian Country Series and Golden Power Series are also completed.

Achieving this in a shorter period of time will require some significant alteration of events throughout the State and we will aim to minimise as many inconveniences as possible.

The Karting Victoria Executive, at the request of Karting Australia, is urgently reviewing the potential to run Kart Fun Sessions during this moratorium period in order to allow participation in this great sport we all enjoy to keep rolling.

If this is possible, such sessions will only be allowed to be conducted under very strict guidelines, in order to keep safe the participants, volunteers and spectators.

If Kart Fun Sessions can be accommodated, the guidelines imposed MUST be followed to the letter.

Regardless of the type and size of the event, the operation of all Clubs and on-track activities must respect and apply the COVID-19 virus control measures advised by Karting Australia on 16 March 2020.

Club Members are still able to also complete private practice sessions throughout this time, unless otherwise advised.

These are decisions that have not been taken lightly, but we believe they are necessary to reduce exposure to the virus and to keep all of our Victorian Karting Community safe.

COVID-19 Updates
We cannot stress enough that this is a fluid situation and it is highly likely that over the coming weeks and months there will be a reasonably significant number of communiqués from us, or Karting Australia, to the Karting Victoria Community.

Most, if not all of them, will come via email. Please make sure that your email program is set so that our emails come into your inbox and not your junk mail. I said earlier that we will only send the important messages.

Please, if you get a COVID-19 email from Karting Victoria or Karting Australia, take the time to read it as it will be important!
Let’s All Do Our Part
We are currently facing a global health crisis and we require everyone to do their part and to not take unnecessary risks.

If we all do our part, and don’t take any shortcuts, then the chances of our sport, and indeed the whole community, riding out this crisis ought to increase significantly.

Russell White
Karting Victoria – President
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Are we still able to do 'test days' or simply just go for a run at the local tracks?

What happens to entry fee

Josef Mercuio

PLEASE NOTE CLUB DAY AND COUNTRY SERIES IS CANCELLEDImportant Update: VCS Postponed, Victorian Clubdays Cancelled
Karting Victoria Karting Australia South West Kart Club

We apologise that it has taken so long to announce, but we can confirm that VCS Round 2 will be postponed indefinitely due to Covid-19.

We can advise that all Victorian Club Days this weekend will also be cancelled.(More information to follow)

This is an ever changing situation and we are going to exercise every bit of additional caution possible.

Even if an event was below the 500 limit:
- Our officials are in the 50-80 high risk group, and we cannot put them at any additional risk.
- There is a social aspect of the VCS - people eat out together and camp together- its not just on track activity
- VCS draws competitors from across the state and interstate which is more risk of spreading infection
- Competitors are likely to pull out with the crisis unfolding - meaning the event could be cancelled on low numbers later on.
- With the current supermarket panic it could make it very difficult to have competitors arriving in a small town and needing supplies

All pre-entries for Cobden will be refunded in due course.
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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.

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Club Details
Club Postal Address PO Box 119, Cobden 3266

Club Personnel
Club President Michael Clover
Phone 0439 983 509
Club Secretary Liza Fahey
Mobile 0408141820
Race Secretary Russell White
Postal Address 486 Princetown Rd, Cooriemungle 3268
Phone 0467 275 723
Club Vice President Chris Place
Phone 0417141300
Licence Secretary Russell White
Phone 0467 275 723

Track Details
Track Name Cobden Park Raceway
Track Location Grayland Street, Cobden
Track Length 966m
Grid Capacity 30
Track Surface Hot mix
Direction Anti-clockwise
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 19/11/2019