The Geelong Kart Club in Victoria is no longer affiliated with Karting Victoria and therefore Karting Australia.
We believe Karting Victoria voted Geelong out of the association during a mid-week meeting.
Both the Geelong club and Karting Victoria have been contacted for comment; neither have anything to say at this time but further announcements are expected.
“A very brave move showing lots of balls in these uncertain times” is how former VKA President David Murray described the move in a Facebook comment.
“Unfortunately KA blindly still thinks the sport grows from the top down. I wish you well and urge karters to get behind Geelong in this brave new venture.”
The Geelong club is currently extending its circuit. The venue has been a regular fixture on AKA/KA calendars for National and State Championship events for many years.
The club posted the following on social media:
Geelong Kart Club Moves to Independent Status
GKC is no longer affiliated with Karting Victoria or Karting Australia.
In the coming weeks whilst we complete the awesome track upgrades and works announcements will be made to our new partnerships and path forward.
The future looks wonderful and to be free to take on new initiatives is like a breath of fresh air. All members will be good to practice on the circuit when it opens as per normal and be covered by our new arrangements. The transition will be seamless !
Any current members wanting to come look at progress of the new track are welcome this Sunday the 05/07/2020 between 11am and 1pm. For our current
practice license holders no need to renew practice licenses as these mean nothing at GKC anymore. Your membership with GKC will be what you require to practice
at GKC as normal.
Emails and further information will be posted in due course. All membership renewals and new memberships please email email@example.com or call/text
Dom on 0447 607796. You will be able to pay by EFT or direct debit to GKC account.