Flooded Kart Tracks

The rains in Queensland and NSW have caused havoc to many areas, damaging and destroying public and private assets, plus, unfortunately, loss of life.

Go Kart clubs have not escaped the deluge, as evidenced by some spectacular photos that popped up on social media.

Pimpama

Kev ‘The Noise’ Davies had his drone in the air over the Xtreme Karting circuit at Pimpama. While the track was flooded, that’s not the only problem the venue has, still battling local authorities to get it re-opened.

Cooloola Coast

The Cooloola Coast Kart Club’s Gympie Gold track has suffered damage with over 25 metres of water reportedly running through the property. The Ipswich club has put together a GoFundMe campaign to raise funds for the Cooloola club – see HERE to donate.



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Indy 800 (Butterfly Farm)

The Indy 800 circuit is closed due to the floods, but there are hopes to still run the opening round of the club championship on March 26. The circuit reports the peak depth so far was 11.99m at Windsor, 1m lower than the floods of March 2021. The circuit is not able to access its booking system, so those who are booked in for this weekend are requested to contact the track via Facebook or email.

(pic – Indy 800 Kart Track/FB)
(pic – Indy 800 Kart Track/FB)

Coffs Harbour

The video below sums it up!

(pic – CHKRC)
(pic – CHKRC)

Lismore

The water went through Lismore a couple of days ago and has now receded, revealing what appears to be an intact race surface. However, there has been lots of damage to facilities; buildings breaking off their footings and lots of destroyed and water logged equipment.



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(pic – LKC/FB by Shaq’s Speedway Pics)
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Silt on the surface (Lismore is not a dirt track!) LKC/FB
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