The Darwin Karting Association will return to competition at the Hidden Valley Circuit on Sunday, June 14. It will be the club’s, and Karting Australia’s, first round of competition since the Corona virus restrictions came into force.
“Whilst other kart clubs may have nosed ahead and held competitions recently, we shall be the first to do it properly, Territory style!” the club posted on social media.
“That means no limits to the number of entries or size of your pit crew. Even spectators are welcome back.”
Entries are now open via CM:S, but close midnight Friday, 12 June. There will be no late entries and it will not be possible to enter on the day.
The club advises that scruntineering will be done via an online form and scrutineering stickers are to be collected from the out grid on the Sunday morning prior to practice.
All competitors and their crew will be required to have submitted a KA COVID declaration prior to entering the facility. Cutoff for submitting declarations is midnight Friday 12 June.
Unlike in other states, spectators are welcome, but must remain on the grass area around the canteen. Only drivers and their crew who have submitted COVID declarations are permitted beyond the toilets and into the pits.
“As with the new normal everyone should be reminded to maintain their social distancing and hygiene practices. The facility will be cleaned regularly but everyone is encouraged to have their own supplies.
“We look forward to a great event with a whole bunch of new drivers this year. The DKA committee have made a massive effort to ensure we have followed all the requirements of hosting a safe event in these strange new times.”