The Canberra Kart Club’s Circuit Mark Webber is scheduled to close in 12 months time. But don’t stress – the closure is a planned event to allow the finalisation of the second stage of the track’s extension.
The club’s Track Development Committee (TDC) has met with DGroup (the company doing the works) and agreed to shut the circuit from the 2nd week of November 2022. The planned reopening is some time in March, 2023.
“This will allow the team at DGroup to finalise the 2nd stage of the track extension which will include widening, resurfacing and reconfiguring the in and out grid” CKRC’s TDC member Greg Jones said in a social media post.
“Further works include covered out grid, new tech shed and scales area, enlarged bitumen layered pit area.
“We are also now in the process of finalising the new club house which will include, toilets, showers, club function room with commercial kitchen. Other features will also include covered viewing deck with tiered seating with a new race control room on top.
CKRC President, Bob Harnas said “this is further testament of the hard work Canberra is putting in for our members. The TDC, made up of Eddie Ruiz, James Ordish and Greg Jones, have been working away behind the scenes to deliver the next stage for not only our members, but also visiting KNSW members and drivers from all around Australia.”
“COVID has delayed progress of stage 2, but we are now well on track as the TDC continue work cooperatively with DGroup and the ACT Government.
”CKRC look forward to welcoming you in 2022 where racing will commence in February and this will be the last year where you can race in its current configuration.”