Funding to accelerate kart club upgrade

May 20, 2022 BY

Green light: Member for Buninyong, Michaela Settle (right), announced the Ballarat Kart Club will receive $231,000. Photo: SUPPLIED

REV-heads will soon be able to zip around the bends of an upgraded Central Highlands Regional Karting Complex at Haddon.

Member for Buninyong announced last week the Ballarat Kart Club will receive just over $230,000 from the State Government’s community motorsport program for works at its just under 670-metre course.

“With more and more Victorians returning to the track, we’re giving clubs the support they need to rev up participation,” she said.

“Better facilities and equipment help motorsport and motorcycling clubs provide a safer and welcoming community space.

“I encourage local clubs to take advantage of all the opportunities the community motorsport program offers.”

The State Government’s program is part of a $7.4 million initiative to upgrade safety, train volunteers and boost participation in motorsport.

Secretary at Ballarat Kart Club, Paul Feely, said the upgrade is timely as the group prepares to celebrate six decades of racing.

“Ballarat Kart Club is extremely grateful to be a successful grant recipient, particularly at a time when the club is celebrating over 60 years of history,” he said.

“It is a very exciting time for the club, and we are eagerly looking forward to seeing the benefits for our members, competitors, and partners from across the region.

“The club will be pulling out all stops to make the project a success, jump-starting the next 60 years of racing.”

The Ballarat Kart Club hosts monthly meets, as well as annual open races, the Begonia City Titles and the Mort Page Memorial.

It will celebrate its 60th birthday with a special event on Saturday, 2 July. For details head to the club’s Facebook page.