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CLUB MEETING TONIGHT 7.30pm VIA ZOOM.

Check your emails if your a current member, apologies my phone will not send a reminder text message.

If you have not got the emails today and are a current member please call 0408 141 820

Cheers
Liza Fahey
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CLUB MEETING TONIGHT 7.30pm VIA ZOOM.

Check your emails if your a current member, apologies my phone will not send a reminder text message.

If you have not got the emails today and are a current member please call 0408 141 820

Cheers
Liza Fahey

MEMBERS UPDATE

Today it has been decided to push our club meeting to 7.30pm Monday 7th September as this will be after the announcement from State Government of the relaxing of restrictions.

A zoom meeting notification will be sent to all current members.

Sorry for any inconvenience, but we will have this decision in the best interest of the club.

www.facebook.com/1465193293750915/photos/a.1465203317083246/2694266637510235/MEMBERS UPDATE

We have had a couple of people ask when we are having a practice day. Under Stage 3 restrictions we can only have 10 people in total at the track at once, plus with COVID case numbers lifting in the South West it was decided to keep the track closed and keep everyone safe.

Now with numbers coming down all members are welcome to join a Zoom meeting this coming Thursday night at 7.30pm to discuss the possibility of opening the track, in a COVID safe environment, but with this said we do hope that on the 13th September all restrictions will go back to Stage 2, but this is the unknown at this stage.

We would also like to plan the possibility of club days returning as well, at this meeting too.

Recently we have been successful in receiving a grant to do some upgrades around the club rooms and would like to discuss the work to be undertaken as well.

Members please get online on Thursday night and put forward your thoughts!

A zoom meeting link will be emailed and text to all current members in the next couple of days.
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MEMBERS UPDATE

Today it has been decided to push our club meeting to 7.30pm Monday 7th September as this will be after the announcement from State Government of the relaxing of restrictions.

A zoom meeting notification will be sent to all current members.

Sorry for any inconvenience, but we will have this decision in the best interest of the club.

https://www.facebook.com/1465193293750915/photos/a.1465203317083246/2694266637510235/

Comment on Facebook

If they relax them 🤔

MEMBERS UPDATE

We have had a couple of people ask when we are having a practice day. Under Stage 3 restrictions we can only have 10 people in total at the track at once, plus with COVID case numbers lifting in the South West it was decided to keep the track closed and keep everyone safe.

Now with numbers coming down all members are welcome to join a Zoom meeting this coming Thursday night at 7.30pm to discuss the possibility of opening the track, in a COVID safe environment, but with this said we do hope that on the 13th September all restrictions will go back to Stage 2, but this is the unknown at this stage.

We would also like to plan the possibility of club days returning as well, at this meeting too.

Recently we have been successful in receiving a grant to do some upgrades around the club rooms and would like to discuss the work to be undertaken as well.

Members please get online on Thursday night and put forward your thoughts!

A zoom meeting link will be emailed and text to all current members in the next couple of days.
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MEMBERS UPDATE

We have had a couple of people ask when we are having a practice day. Under Stage 3 restrictions we can only have 10 people in total at the track at once, plus with COVID case numbers lifting in the South West it was decided to keep the track closed and keep everyone safe.

Now with numbers coming down all members are welcome to join a Zoom meeting this coming Thursday night at 7.30pm to discuss the possibility of opening the track, in a COVID safe environment, but with this said we do hope that on the 13th September all restrictions will go back to Stage 2, but this is the unknown at this stage.

We would also like to plan the possibility of club days returning as well, at this meeting too.

Recently we have been successful in receiving a grant to do some upgrades around the club rooms and would like to discuss the work to be undertaken as well.

Members please get online on Thursday night and put forward your thoughts!

A zoom meeting link will be emailed and text to all current members in the next couple of days.

2 months ago

South West Kart Club

For those that race the Australian Kart Championship here is an update.

Fingers crossed we can all get back racing soon.

Karting Australia
Karting VictoriaThe challenges are significant but we are continuing to plan for the recommencement of the SP Tools Australian Kart Championship presented by Castrol EDGE.

At this stage, the AKC is anticipated to consist of two more events (November 6-8 and December 4-6).

READ MORE: www.karting.net.au/covid-19-national-karting-calendar-released

Karting Australia | SP Tools | Castrol
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For those that race the Australian Kart Championship here is an update. 

Fingers crossed we can all get back racing soon. 

Karting Australia
Karting Victoria

2 months ago

South West Kart Club

Good morning

Due to the restrictions that were put in place yesterday we will not be having Club Day this weekend, and therefore we have decided not to go ahead with a general meeting tonight

Stay safe and take care.
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2 months ago

South West Kart Club

Update from Karting Victoria regarding open meetings for 2020.News from Karting Victoria. ... See MoreSee Less

Update from Karting Victoria regarding open meetings for 2020.

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Well health and safety comes first . Bring on next season !!

2 months ago

South West Kart Club

NEXT Social Karting Day, this Saturday 25th July. Entry to the paddock from 9.30pm, practice 10.00am - 3.00pm, paddock to be empty by 4.00pm

Don’t forget to go to the track you need to register at this link www.trybooking.com/BKQOC
Complete your travel declaration and bring with you.
No registration, No entry. ⛔️

1. You must have completed the Karting Australia COVID-19 Declaration, Link Below.

kartingaustralia.wufoo.com/forms/covid19-declaration-cobden/

Please keep a copy of the confirmation email from that form in your trailer or car to be able to show a official if asked while at the track.

2. Bookings for this Activity must be confirmed in advance at the TryBooking link above.
No Booking will result with no authorised access, and all sessions will be registered with KA. Please send Participant name, Licence number and Email address.
A Licensed Driver (Driver) in the COVID-19 Restricted Social Karting activity who has booked their entry in the session plus one other person per kart (this person MUST be registered as well) who must be either
The Parent or Legal Guardian of the Driver; or The Participant License Holder for the Driver; or A Mechanic whose sole task it is, is to prepare, adjust, repair the kart as may be required.
Non-Permitted Persons – there is NO PUBLIC ACCESS and NO SPECTATORS are permitted to be in attendance.

3. Essential Karting Personnel and Permitted Persons are not permitted to gather in groups greater than 10. Government prescribed Social Distancing measures must be observed at all times.

4. Permitted Persons MUST NOT park or set their Pit set up within 2 metres of another Permitted Person’s Pit space.

5. The disabled toilet will be available for use, all hygiene measures have been taken to make this safe with soap, paper towel and sanitiser provided and to be used every time its used.

6. The sharing of any equipment including but not limited to: tools, apparel, safety equipment, pens is NOT permitted.
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NEXT Social Karting Day, this Saturday 25th July. Entry to the paddock from 9.30pm, practice 10.00am - 3.00pm, paddock to be empty by 4.00pm

Don’t forget to go to the track you need to register at this link https://www.trybooking.com/BKQOC
Complete your travel declaration and bring with you.
No registration, No entry. ⛔️

1. You must have completed the Karting Australia COVID-19 Declaration, Link Below.

https://kartingaustralia.wufoo.com/forms/covid19-declaration-cobden/

Please keep a copy of the confirmation email from that form in your trailer or car to be able to show a official if asked while at the track.

2. Bookings for this Activity must be confirmed in advance at the TryBooking link above.
No Booking will result with no authorised access, and all sessions will be registered with KA. Please send Participant name, Licence number and Email address.
A Licensed Driver (Driver) in the COVID-19 Restricted Social Karting activity who has booked their entry in the session plus one other person per kart (this person MUST be registered as well) who must be either
The Parent or Legal Guardian of the Driver; or The Participant License Holder for the Driver; or A Mechanic whose sole task it is, is to prepare, adjust, repair the kart as may be required.
Non-Permitted Persons – there is NO PUBLIC ACCESS and NO SPECTATORS are permitted to be in attendance.

3. Essential Karting Personnel and Permitted Persons are not permitted to gather in groups greater than 10. Government prescribed Social Distancing measures must be observed at all times.

4. Permitted Persons MUST NOT park or set their Pit set up within 2 metres of another Permitted Person’s Pit space.

5. The disabled toilet will be available for use, all hygiene measures have been taken to make this safe with soap, paper towel and sanitiser provided and to be used every time its used.

6. The sharing of any equipment including but not limited to: tools, apparel, safety equipment, pens is NOT permitted.

2 months ago

South West Kart Club

A fantastic day was had by almost 30
drivers at our club day yesterday, with the 4 strokes almost as fast as the fastest 2 strokes in the damp conditions.

The handicap scooter race was a good bit of fun once again.

Warrnambool Kart Club
Central Vic Karts & Parts
Karting Obsession
Torini
Karting Victoria
Karting Australia
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Thank you to South West Kart Club for a great socially distanced racing event. I had a great time and look forward to visiting again. Hope to see some of the 4SS drivers at Ballarat and Wimmera at some time.

1st is a 2 stroke 2nd 3rd and 4th are Torini 4 strokes.

4SS almost as fast as the 2S! Check the lap times in the final, a 4SS had the fastest lap.

Daniel Rethus

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
Email
   
Club Secretary Liza Fahey
Mobile 0408141820
Email
   
Race Secretary Russell White
Postal Address 486 Princetown Rd, Cooriemungle 3268
Phone 0467 275 723
Email
   
Club Vice President Chris Place
Phone 0417141300
Email
   
Licence Secretary Russell White
Email
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