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It is with much sadness that we announce the passing of life member, Ingrid Baxter. Ingrid has held just about every position within the South West Kart Club & will be dearly missed by all. Deepest sympathies to Steve, Jay, Zoe & family.

Ingrid's funeral will be this Thursday at 2:00pm in the Camperdown Catholic Church.
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Lorie StevensCondolences to Steve and family. Ingrid was a wonderful friendly and outgoing women whom I was looking forward to catching up with in April 😢 See you all at rd 2 cs southwest xxx11 hours ago
Ash DaviesIm very sorry to read this. Ingrid made everyone feel so welcome and was always great to be around. We will all miss her dearly.12 hours ago
Mal N Lea MasonMy thoughts to Ingrid' family, friends and members of the Southwest Kart club. Good club members are hard to find, great members almost impossible.12 hours ago
Debbie CrawleyThoughts are with all the family! Many great times during our karting days 😢12 hours ago   ·  2
Brett MaloneyThinking of Steve and Family Ingrid a lovely lady be sadly missed9 hours ago
Kathleen CloughAlways a great ambassador for South West Kart Club and Karting. We will really miss her and her great sense of humour11 hours ago
Tom HallOur thoughts are with you and your family. Celebrate the great memories.12 hours ago
Heath JelbartVery sad Stev to you and your family love for the jelbarts mate12 hours ago
Paul FeelyVery sorry for your loss - thinking of family and friends13 hours ago
Peter DuynhovenToo young ,my thoughts with Steve & kids😧😧😢😢12 hours ago
Kirsty Mitchell😓😓11 hours ago

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The sun made the shadows too strong which made it hard to get many good photos.

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Today we had a big turn out to our club day. Congratulations to all place getters. We finished off the day with our annual scooter race. ... See MoreSee Less

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🏁🏁 it's Raceday at SWKC 🏁🏁

🏁gates open at 9am
🏁practice from 10am
🏁racing from 11am.

Hope everyone has a fun and enjoyable day. The weather is going to be great!
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We will be having a club day this Sunday, 19th of march, great chance to get in practice early for round 2 country series. ***Club day format*** **practice 10am to 11am **drivers briefing 11.15am *...

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Supp Regs are now available for Round 2 of the 2017 Austrans Victorian Country Series being held at the South West Kart Club, Grayland Rd Cobden on the 22nd and 23rd of April. Entries close Wednesday...

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We will be having a club day this Sunday, 19th of march, great chance to get in practice early for round 2 country series.

***Club day format***
**practice 10am to 11am
**drivers briefing 11.15am
**racing 11.30am
*** confirming of entries will close at 11am sharp.

Remember to charge transponders and pre enter on cms.
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Mal N Lea MasonHi guys, will you offer KA3 senior on March club day, not available on CMS?2 weeks ago

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Entries are now OPEN for Round 2 at South West kart club on April 23 Cobden is a very different track to Ballarat, much longer and wider; will you master the off camber last corner and get the run on ...

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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