Race Format Tweak for ’23 Vic Country Series

A change to the race format will be put in place for the 2023 Victorian Country Series.

Series co-ordinator Liz Fahey revealed the first five rounds will run three heats and a final, but the last round at Ballarat will feature four heats and a final. The progressive grid used in 2022 will continue.

This and more is included in the end-of-series message, below.


A BIG THANK YOU to each of the clubs representatives who have worked hard to ensure that their clubs round and the series meet the needs of the drivers.

  • Liza Fahey – South West Kart Club
  • Jason Cook – Warrnambool Kart Club
  • Todd Chambers – Portland District Karting Club
  • Matt Crane – Hamilton Karting Club
  • Remo Luciani – Wimmera Kart Racing Club
  • Daniel Findlay – Ballarat Kart Club

Thank you to the following people for their invaluable assistance.

I would like to thank my family, Laura and Max and also friends Beau and Kirsty for their support this year.

This year we had Russell White as an independent as the Treasurer and Sabrina Luciani doing the comms, social media and website.

Over the year I have also looked to Paul Feely for support and advice. Paul also organises the Eftpos Machine for the VCS merchandise through the Bendigo Bank.

Jenny King has been the grid marshal at many rounds and has also managed the selling of the VCS merchandise.

Toni Solomon has assisted with the collection of names and emails for the DPE vouchers plus assisted with the selling of VCS merchandise and the allocation of engine tags.

Darren Isaac of Darrens Sportography has been the official VCS photographer and as a result we have a large bank of photos to go back through and enjoy from each round.

Sheron Cook committed to every round this year with the timing for the series together with other officials L’Argent Wilson, Gail Cherry, Neville Tapscott, Russell White, Anthony Taylor, Russell Cherry, Paul Feely and Lisa Jones. Also, Clerk of the Course: Ross Harrod, Phil Lane, Chris Place, Trevor Crane and Glenn Wall. We also had the assistance of Chief Scrutineer: Gary Haythorpe, plus many other club officials who assisted at the rounds and we cant thank you all enough.

This year Natalie Herbertson and Zoe Bannan have provided the First Aid, please thank these ladies as they have been amazing. PS: If you know of someone that might be interested in being the First Aid in 2023 please have them to contact me (my details are below)

Behind the Mic we’ve had the wonderful Andrew Hayes from AHR Media and I am pleased to state Andrew will be back on board in 2023.


This year we tested the live streaming for the first time so thanks to Liam Fitzgerald, Harrison Smith and the amazing FitzMedia team. Next year we hope to continue bringing live streaming of the VCS to everyone.

Of course, we cannot run the series without all these amazing sponsors and supporters

  • DPE Kart Superstore
  • Melbourne Kart Centre
  • Tony Kart Australia
  • Remo Racing
  • KFC
  • MJ Pressure Works
  • Karting Australia (Maxxis/LeCont)
  • PCJ Data & Electrical
  • South West Conveyancing
  • Allstar Graphics
  • 365 Apparel Co
  • Chambers Portable Line Boring
  • Pro Karting Centre
  • Central Vic Karts and Parts
  • AHR Media
  • Darrens Sportography
  • Bendigo Bank
  • Tecno Kart Vic/Country Kart Spares
  • Jet Couriers

Thank you to all the sponsors, officials, volunteers and friends, your contribution is greatly appreciated by myself and the drivers.



Prominent logos in series programs, on shirts and other VCS merchandise
Second tier logos on the media background
Opportunity to display a large banner on the out grid of each of the six tracks,
One small banner supplied and displayed on the track at each of the six tracks
Opportunity to display 2 tear drop flags, trackside at each of the six tracks
Pit Spot of your requested size where possible at each round
Exposure by trackside commentator
Exposure on VCS Website and other Karting websites and on all our Social Media platforms
Complimentary Series T shirt

Logo in series programs, on shirts and other VCS merchandise
One small banner supplied and displayed on the track at each of the six tracks
Maximum of a 6×12 Pit Spot
Exposure by trackside commentator
Exposure on VCS Website and other Karting websites and on all our Social Media platforms

All sponsorship needs to be confirmed by early January 2023.
Please contact me Liza Fahey 0408 141820 liza6271@outlook.com


In 2023 we will go to 3 heats and a final for the first 5 rounds and 4 heats and a final for the final round, still sticking with the progressive grid format and your best 5 rounds counts to your over all points (please note if you are DSQ for a full round this 0 will count as one of your 5 rounds for your points).

Next year is set to be an amazing year for the Victorian Country Series with round 1 the first weekend of February at South west Kart Club.


R1 Feb 04/05
South West Kart Club

R2 May 13/14
Hamilton Karting Club

R3 June 17/18
Warrnambool Kart Club

R4 August 12/13
Wimmera Kart Racing Club

R5 Sept 09/10
Portland District Karting Club

R6 Nov 18/19
Ballarat Karting Club