Following its split with Karting Victoria (and, by association, Karting Australia), the Geelong Kart Club has declared it will have partnerships with multiple organisations in future.
“We will have partnerships with various organizations including AASA and Karting NSW which will involve the running of race meetings” the club posted.
It is looking to host a new style of club event each month that will be “open to a greater range of karters” and will include a club championship.
The club has declared its membership fees will not increase, and that it will have greater flexibility to make the circuit available in the current COVID climate, once track renovations are complete.
“GKC will in due course offer local, open and state style events for its members and in fact all karters.”
Meanwhile, the club continues to work on its track extension and other upgrades, saying that everything is going to plan and on schedule.
“We have been really lucky with the winter weather so far and this has allowed us to complete a great deal of preparation tasks” the club added.
“At this time we estimate that bitumen will begin to be laid in approximately four weeks time. During this time we will continue to finish off other works which we have been able to complete whilst the track is closed. “
The club’s new Race America flag light system has arrived in Australia. The hardware is currently at Dunlop Kartsport (the importer) where stands will be constructed to suit the lights and Geelong track configuration.
Once the track is complete, all current members will be able to practice as per normal and be covered by insurance.
The club was expelled from Karting Victoria on June 30. The club then posted a statement on social media; read that HERE. A statement from Karting Victoria was issued on July 6; read that HERE.