Last Updated December 10 2016.
A fitting ending to an amazing year.
On Friday December 9 representatives from the club were invited to the 2016 CAMS Motorsport awards (Victoria) at the Lakeside function rooms at Albert Park.
The club was given a certificate to acknowledge the Clubs 40th year milestone while club Members Geoff Lawrence ( 125cc Gearbox), Tim Clarke (Stock Honda)
and Ivo Baldari (NGB Heavy) were presented with their CAMS State Championship trophies.
The clubs 40th year was truly one of celebrations and milestones hosting the 2016 Festival of Superkarts during August, The State Title during November,
Our Gala 40th dinner in July plus a great season of Club racing.
Thank you to our competitors, sponsors, and club officials all of whom provide a vital piece to the puzzle.
The club looks forward to 2017 with a great list of events scheduled.
Image: CAMS state awards facebook page.
Left to right: Geoff Lawrence, Rod Clarke (President) Tim Clarke and Ivo Baldari.
And put this one in your diary:
2017 Race Calendar
A proposed calendar for 2017 has been published on the Calendar page, note: Dates are subject to change.
The Victorian Superkart club is currently preparing to launch a new class within it’s non gearbox ranks aimed squarely at the “non Evo” Rotax owner for our 2017 club series and beyond.
In a nutshell the idea is to allow pre Evo Rotax owners to compete on a level playing field but on Victorias large scale race circuits like Phillip Island, Winton and Broadford.
A race weight of 175 KG’s for seniors has been nominated with no compulsion to ad the superkart bodywork being mandatory.
While it will be necessary to obtain both a CAMS licence and logbook the club will help new members in making the journey of conversion to road racing easier.
Changes to the kart for log book compliance would typically include a larger engine sprocket, rain light and race numbers/plates.
Tyre selection is also a little more open by brand but still controlled.
Superkarting can be started from the age of twelve with no adult limit set.
Our club races approximately seven times a year in a club spirited and safe environment with set up tips or parts easily available on race day.
A typical race day consists of approximately 170 kilometres of track time.
So if you currently have a pre EVO Rotax kart and still want to race, please e mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or register your interest on our facebook page Victorian Superkart Club.
The complete results are here.
The Club sincerely thanks the sixty two entries that turned out over the weekend of August 20 & 21 to this new event on the Victorian Club calendar.
The event also saw the running of the 2016 Stock Honda and Non Gearbox Nationals which provided some very exciting racing.
And the Winners are:
1st place: Gary Pegoraro. 2nd place: Brendan Luneman. 3rd Place: Matt Bass.
1st place: Jordan Ford. 2nd place: Tyler Williams. 3rd place: Daniel Lewis.
1st place: Brad Stebbing. 2nd place: Jarrod Lethborg. 3rd place: Geoff Lawrence.
1st place: Tim Clarke. 2nd place: Dalton Rowell. 3rd place: Justin Ford.
NON GEARBOX LIGHT:
1st place: Russ Occhipinti. 2nd place: Jim Gorman. 3rd place: Patrick Ross.
NON GEARBOX HEAVY:
1st place: Rod Clarke. 2nd place: Brandon Stillwell. 3rd place: Bobby Jane.
40th Presentation Night:
The Club Series for 2016 ended earlier this year to coincide with the Club's Forty year anniversary.
The following awards and Championships were presented:
Ally Duckworth, Elaine Fultiak, Darren Tyler, Scott Appledore, Jarrod Lethborg, Mike McCrudden and John Mason.
Club Person of the Year:
Rookie of the Year:
John Bakker, Rolf Greve and Mike Mc Crudden.
Third: Anton Stevens 82 points
Second: Brendan Luneman 90 Points
First: Jamie MacDonald 358 points
Third: Raff Pironti 175 points
Second: Scott Appledore 185 points
First: Tyler Williams 354 points
Third: David Byrne 144 points
Second: Todd Gardner 266 points
First: Jarrod Lethborg 284 points
Third: Tim Clarke 285 points
Second: Justin Ford 380 points
First: Nathan Pryor 404 points
Third: Brayden Bailey 295 points
Second: Sanjua Perrera 310 points
First: Russ Occhilpinti 422 points
Third: Dave Murphy 300 points
Second: Rod Clarke 328 points
First: Jarrod Sanfillipo 362 points
Driver of the year (Highest overall points)
The Club would also like to thank it's sponsors their generous support.
Network Press, McKern Steel, Woodgate Racing, IDB Developments, Door to Door Hire Kensington and Oz Design Nunawading.
2016 a year for celebration.
On July 9th the Victorian Superkart Club will celebrate it’s 40th year.
The Club was formed very early in 1976 under the auspices of the Victorian Karting Association. At the time it was known as the VKA Road Race Division with its roots being at the Corio track just outside of Geelong.
During this period the club also raced at Brooklyn, Mac Park in Mount Gambier, Winton, Calder, Broadford, Adelaide International Raceway (A.I.R.) and others often sharing meetings with Motorcycle clubs.
In February of 1984 the club changed its name to the Victorian Superkart Division, then on July 9 of 1986 registered itself as the Victorian Superkart Club Inc. We affiliated with CAMS during that same year.
Over the years we’ve had seven Presidents and have lay claim to over Fifty National Champions.
We wish to thank our members for their support and especially the many committee members and volunteers who over the last Forty Years who have given of their time in this exciting form of Motorsport.
The club looks forward to continuing its rich tradition of fostering Champions and by offering it’s members the most affordable racing at the best circuits our country can offer.
The club will celebrate this momentous occasion in style at a Gala dinner on July 30th.
We thank the following Sponsors:
250 cc Classes
Non Gearbox Light:
Non Gearbox Heavy:
Vic Superkarts T.V.
Rather than having a page of static superkarts displayed on our Photo's page we have added a link to our
YOU TUBE channel.
This page has been set up so our club members can upload on board videos of Superkarts racing for you to watch.
Head over for a look, and video's are always being updated.
For some great video footage of racing by members of the Victorian Club take the link's below.
Video by James Hamilton.
Other on board video's taken from Craig Edwards Stock Honda can be viewed by taking this link.
So what's it like?
Take this link to get a drivers eye view of racing a Rotax kart at Calder Park.