The Melbourne Speedway Kart Club will soon cease to operate. The club announced several factors have led to the decision to wind up, and advised its membership to join alternative clubs for the upcoming 2023/24 season.
“With a mix of emotions, the committee has determined that several factors, including limited resources, declining participation numbers, and escalating financial costs in the grass-roots class, have left no alternative but to conclude our journey” a club press release stated.
“Over the years, MSKC has strived to provide drivers with the best opportunities for development, operating as a racing club across various tracks throughout Victoria.
“Throughout its existence, the club has enjoyed a rich history of accomplishments, starting from its humble beginnings to its present state, and takes great pride in the progress made by every driver who has been part of our community.
“We would like to acknowledge and celebrate the achievements of our numerous state and national title holders, driver championship winners, and club champions. Their dedication and skill have been instrumental in shaping our legacy.”
While there are some administrative tasks to perform as the club enters its final phase, there are plans to celebrate its conclusion. An official farewell event will be organised and an invitation is extended to all current and former members.
“We would also like to extend our deepest gratitude to the dedicated volunteers who have tirelessly supported the club at every race meeting. Without your invaluable time and unwavering commitment, the achievements we have attained would not have been possible.
“We extend our sincere gratitude to the venues, tracks & sponsors for their unwavering support over the years.
“We strongly urge all former members to seek alternative memberships from clubs of their choice for the upcoming 2023/24 season.
“It is our sincerest hope that the future holds nothing but success and fulfilment for each individual associated with our esteemed club.”