Monarto to Host SA Open Championship

press release 12 March 2014

Monarto is to host the SA Open State Championship in 2014.

Originally allocated to run in November, negotiations began to relocate the date to utilize the track when its surroundings are at their best. The Club and State was successful in securing August 22/23/24 for the event. Competitors can expect an inviting green, dust free environment at this time of the year.

Above: Monarto’s track in August  

In 2013, GKCSA had a big year hosting the Nationals and many thanks for the great work the past committee put in to develop the facilities.

The New committee is continuing to develop the facilities and as the President says, “Our goal to develop a world class facility second to none”. Peter Fritz, the new President voted in back in August 2013 goes on to say, “We felt it important to show case the club at it’s best for such a important event such as the SA Open State Championship, so we worked hard in getting the change of dates from November to August, when conditions are optimal for karting. To have a facility that has eight different track layout possibilities with a track capacity of 44 is a fantastic asset and that can be utilized by different promoters for future events, each having their own draw card”.

Above: Monarto’s new 88 kart capacity grids and new canteen in the background

Peter went onto say; “ We are doing more infrastructural developments to the canteen, with a new bar and viewing area, and revamping the kitchen facilities “ Competitors and visitors can expect to be made feel extra welcome from the time they arrive to be allocated a pit spot, to the cool refreshment at the end of the event."

Above: Main straight of Monarto

Monarto is certainly looking to place itself on the map as a new and exciting complex. Within close proximity of areas, such as the famous Hahndorf and the Adelaide Hills with exciting bed and breakfast locations. The ever increasing size of Mt Barker, as a regional city in itself has excellent shopping, and great amenities and restaurants, or a five minute drive from the track to the Regional Rural City of Murray Bridge.

For those that wish to fly in and drive, a simple forty five minutes drive up the freeway from the airport and you have arrived. With the SA Open State event being held at Monarto twice in the next three years, Club executives are laying the ground work to put Monarto Go Kart Complex in the forefront of Promoters minds for events into the future.



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