Comeback Kart Club

A regional Victorian kart club has been re-formed with the intent of going racing again. The Southern Mallee Kart Club, located in Hopetoun, hosted the 1988 Victorian Open Sprint Championship back when it was part of the Australian Karting Association.

Last month, a Special General Meeting was held where it was voted to reform the club.

There’s a bit of work to do, but the track at Hopetoun is still there.

“Thanks go to president Graham Muller and secretary/treasurer Doug Mitchell who have kept the club running and incorporated since the mid 90s” the club published on its website.

The circuit is located in a recreation reserve, and the reserve’s committee is drafting a master plan and user agreements for the various organisations that use it.


The club recently voted to introduce memberships, valid until racing can begin.

(pics – SMKC)

“Memberships and the associated fees will not only help us carry out the developments needed to go racing, but also build a case to pursue further funding.”

The club is hoping to have the track ready for use fairly soon with a focus on allowing new and old karts to use it and to make racing cheaper.

There is also talk of allowing motorbikes to use the facility in the future.


Google image of the track at Hopetoun, Victoria.