The Eastern Lions Kart Club Hume International Raceway was the scene for the 1st Round of the 2017 Victorian Kart Championship, held across 3 days from Friday 7th to Sunday 9th of April, with just under 200 competitors competing for the 1st round of the state championship at the renowned circuit.
Beautiful warm sunny conditions greeted the drivers for official practice on Friday and Saturdays racing for heats 1 and 2. An accident at the end of heat 1 of the KA4 Junior Light class involving driver Cooper Johnstone brought an hour long pause in the racing schedule while Cooper received some treatment and all services for the meeting were restored.
Once the racing was back underway the delay meant that only half of the classes would get through their heat 3 on Saturday while the other half of the classes would have to complete them on Sunday morning.
With the sight of the forecasted dark clouds and storms in the background fast approaching, everyone at the circuit knew that Sundays racing would more than likely be held in very wet conditions.
With the storm rolling through Saturday night, constant rain Sunday morning and looking like it was set in for the rest of the day, the decision was made by the race officials to not run the scheduled heat 4 due to the delay on Saturday pushing back the schedule and the longer time it takes for each race to be held in the wet conditions. With the remaining heat 3 and finals concluding in the middle of the afternoon on Sunday and with the presentations to follow, the decision turned out to be the correct one.
Please select a class to view photos from heats 1, 2 and 3, race video highlights of the final, and final results.
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TAG 125 Heavy and KA4 Junior Heavy classes
Cadet 12 and KA3 Senior Light classes
Cadet 9, TAG 125 Masters, KA4 Junior Light classes
TAG 125 Light, KA3 Senior Medium, KA3 Junior classes
Current championship points
Points tally from the Round 1 meeting can be viewed here https://www.kartingvic.net.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/2017_Victorian_Kart_Championship_Points_after_Round_1.pdf
The 2017 Victorian Kart Championship continues with Round 2 at Oakleigh be there!
Supp Regs are now available for Round 2 of the 2017 Victorian Kart Championship being held at the Oakleigh Go Kart Racing Club from the 7th to the 9th of July.
After a great weekends racing at the Eastern Lions Kart Club for Round 1 with close to 200 entries and some huge fields the 2nd part of this years championship at Oakleigh is one not to be missed!
With the state title on the line there is sure to be plenty of exciting racing action with state champions being crowned and the championship trophy presentations at the conclusion of racing on Sunday.
With 10 classes competing including:
Cadet 9, Cadet 12, KA4 Junior Light,KA4 Junior Heavy, KA3 Junior, KA3 Senior Light, KA3, Senior Medium, TaG 125 Light, TaG 125 Heavy, TaG 125 Masters Senior.
Entries close midnight 30/6/2017.
Format of racing:
Senior and Junior Classes only
Heat 1 12 laps, Heat 2 12 laps, Heat 3 12 laps, Heat 4 12 laps, Final 20 laps
Cadet 9 and 12 Classes only
Heat 1 10 laps, Heat 2 10 laps, Heat 3 10 laps, Heat 4 10 laps, Final 16 laps
Even if you didn’t compete at Round 1 get your entry in for Round 2 at Oakleigh to be apart of one of the biggest race meetings in Victoria this year!
Spectators or anyone interested in getting into the sport of Karting are welcome to the Oakleigh Go-Kart Racing Club from the 7th to 9th of July to come and watch the best racing drivers in the state battle it out for state championship glory in the most pure and entertaining form of motorsport you will see live in any category of motorsport anywhere in Australia this year!
The club has full amenities, canteen and grandstand seating for perfect viewing along with free entry, we hope to see you and your family trackside for the final Round 2 of the 2017 Victorian Kart Championship!