Gippsland Go Kart Club

Club Details
Located130 Princes Drive, Morwell 3480
Track NameTramway Park Raceway
Club ContactTony Correa
Phone0402 903 400
Emailinfo@ggkc.org.au
Club Websitewww.ggkc.org.au
Club FacebookGippsland Facebook
Club Instagram
Club Postal AddressPo Box 3052 Morwell 3840
PresidentPeter Richards
Phone0408 542 126
Emailricho.richards063@gmail.com
Club Vic PresidentPeter Aitken
Phone0428 252 101
Emaillpaitken@bigpond.com
Club SecretaryTony Correa
Emailinfo@ggkc.org.au
Mobile0402 903 400
Postal30 Fairway Drive, Drouin. 3818
Club Race SecretaryLorraine Aitken
Phone(03) 5625 3332
Mobile0417 302 023
Postal30 Fairway Drive, Drouin. 3818
Emaillpaitken@bigpond.com
Licence SecretaryTony Correa
Phone0402 903 400
Emailinfo@ggkc.org.au
Length 600m
Grid capacity 22
Track surface Bitumen
Direction
Open hours 9am-6pm
Camping facilities No
Timing strips
Gippsland Go Kart Club
New members and new drivers are welcome!
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Gippsland Go Kart Club
New members and new drivers are welcome!
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Gippsland Go Kart Club
New members and new drivers are welcome!
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Contact the Gippsland Go Kart Club, Karting Victoria or Karting Australia and we will be happy to help!

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About Gippsland Go Kart Club

A meeting was called for people interested in forming a go kart club in the Latrobe Valley. This was held at the Church hall in Traralgon, on the site where the Saloon Bar currently sits. The meeting took place on 16 February 1983 – Ash Wednesday. Noel and Pam Morrisby called the meeting and were late getting there due to road blocks caused by the fires. At this meeting they were elected President and Secretary with those attending this first meeting made honorary members of the “Latrobe Valley Kart Club”.

Lloyd Wicks and his sons Mark and Grant were at the meeting and they are possibly the only people from that first meeting still involved in the sport. (Not 100% sure, but Ken Bright and Rob Bumpstead might have been there, or the 2nd meet the following month – not 100% sure of any others)

Soon after, the club held it’s first race meeting – an “Open” in the North car park of the Mid Valley Shopping Centre. It was a day/night meeting and attracted the main Melbourne drivers. Alan and Rob Bumpstead competed, as did Greg Smith, John Lord, and the Ritter brothers Michael and Greg (in sub-juniors) as well as many others.

Club racing was held at the Morwell Hillclimb in 1983-84. Club members Barney Hogan and Nigel Brockelsby did an enormous amount of earthworks at the track to allow karts to race. It was like a mini Bathurst, but was so narrow that at part of the track racing had to be single file! The VKA eventually stopped the racing there due to safety concerns and the club was trackless for a few years until the Tramway Park circuit opened in 1988. A number of members traveled the state and competed at Geelong, Oakleigh and Brooklyn until the local circuit was ready.

As part of promoting the sport and growing its membership, the club ran numerous meetings in the SSW Shopping Centre car park in Sale in 1986.

In 1987 a new track at Tramway Park was built and the first open meeting was held 14th February 1988. On 10th December 1989, the club put on the ‘Wings & Wheels’ spectacular on the RAAF base in Sale. This used the runways and taxiways on what turned out to be a high speed layout that again attracting the state’s top karters.

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Club Personnel
PresidentPeter Richards
Phone0408 542 126
Emailricho.richards063@gmail.com
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Club SecretaryTony Correa
Mobile0402 903 400
Emailinfo@ggkc.org.au
Postal18 Butters Street, Morwell 3840
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Club Race SecretaryLorraine Aitken
Phone(03) 5625 3332
Mobile0417 302 023
Postal30 Fairway Drive, Drouin. 3818
Emaillpaitken@bigpond.com
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Licence SecretaryTony Correa
Phone0402 903 400
Emailinfo@ggkc.org.au
Track Details
Length600m
Grid capacity22
Track surfaceBitumen
Direction
Open hours9am-6pm
Camping facilitiesNo
Timing strips-

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Thinking of getting into the sport?
Visit the club during a race meeting weekend to see all the action and talk to members and club representatives about the sport.

Or else call 1300 305 278 to find out how to get started

*Due to the COVID situation race meetings may be cancelled or other COVID related restrictions may apply. QR code checkins are a requirement  upon entry. Contact the Club to ensure meeting status and current status of COVID restrictions. 

2021 Albury Scheduled Race Meetings
Club Day weekend July 10, 11
Golden Power RND 4Jul 30th, Aug 1st
Club Day weekend August 7, 8
Ladies Event September 19
Club Day weekend September 25, 26
Club Day weekend October 30, 31
Club Day weekend November 27, 28
And get started in the sport of Karting!

New members and new drivers are welcome! A healthy, safe, social, exciting outdoors activity for all of the family, run under the rules of the state body Karting Victoria and national body Karting Australia, recognised by Motorsport Australia and the FIA.

For more information on how to get started in the sport of Karting see:

Karting Victoria
Get started in Karting page
Phone: 1300 30 KART (1300 30 5278)
Email: vka@bigpond.net.au

Karting Australia
Get started in Karting page
Phone: 1300 30 KART (1300 30 5278)