South West Kart Club

Club Details
LocatedGrayland Street, Cobden
Track NameCobden Park Raceway
Club ContactMichael Clover
Phone0439 983 509
Email35mgml@gmail.com
Club Websitewww.swkc.websyte.com.au
Club FacebookSouth West Facebook
Club Instagram
Club Postal AddressPO Box 119, Cobden 3266
President Michael Clover
Phone 0439 983 509
Email 35mgml@gmail.com
Club Secretary Liza Fahey
Mobile 0408 141 820
Email liza@westvicdairy.com.au
Race Secretary Russell White
Postal Address 486 Princetown Rd, Cooriemungle 3268
Phone 0467 275 723
Email whites03@bigpond.com
Club Vice President Chris Place
Phone 0417 141 300
Email cplace@tca-online.net.au
Licence Secretary Russell White
Email Whites03@bigpond.com
Phone 0467 275 723
Length996m
Grid capacity30
Track surfaceHotmix
DirectionAnti-Clockwise
Open hoursWed – fri, 12pm – 4 pm (5pm Daylight savings)
Sat/ sun and Public holidays 11am – 6 pm
Xmas and Good Friday Closed
Camping facilitiesPowered sites, showers and toilets
Timing strips

South West Kart Club
New members and new drivers are welcome!
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South West Kart Club
New members and new drivers are welcome!
JOIN OUR CLUB TODAY!
South West Kart Club
New members and new drivers are welcome!
JOIN OUR CLUB TODAY!
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Interested in getting into the sport at Cobden?
Contact the South West Kart Club, Karting Victoria or Karting Australia and we will be happy to help!

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About South West Kart Club

The Albury Wodonga Kart Club Inc. was formed on the 27th of May 1985 after a small but obviously committed group of karters saw the need for a local club. “Committed” was certainly a term used loosely as the ensuing battle to realize the dream was in fact capable of having each and every member committed to a room with soft walls.

Four years passed with many a gray hair as these founding members battled local authorities for a venue as they willing drove hours to satisfy their addiction. Many sites were inspected but still no local track. As anyone will tell you, it is always darkest before dawn, so too was the birth of the track. When all seemed lost , the Wodonga Council and Albury Wodonga Development Corporation rallied to the rescue with a long lease for the current land.

The next three years saw much fund raising take place as $75,000 was generated the hard way via raffles and the like. Gold medallion concept generated over $30,000 along. A humble beginning for a great club.


Membership

Today the club has around 130 members over 100 of those holding licenses. The average club day comprises 50 to 70 competitors. The AWKC has a commitment to ongoing education of all members who wish to seek it. Consequently we boast enough personnel to undertake any race day with all duties covered.

It hasn’t always been easy but the AWKC has managed to have a solid number of members able to assist the running of club days and opens. The evidence was manifested in the level of competence shown in the 1996 Championship.


Track Location and Facilities

The karting complex is situated about 15 minutes from the center of Albury Wodonga. The would be Melbourne competitor would find it quite easy as the exit for the track is off the Freeway and comprises a 5 minute drive with 3 roads to negotiate.

The track itself is hot mix being 730 meters long after alterations in 1997 8 meters wide. The in and out grids accommodate 32 karts and are made of concrete. All positions are numbered. A new layout of our track showing the extended back straight in enclosed, please note we now start on the back straight.

The beauty of our country location is the amount of land available to accommodate the amount of cars and trailers the championship would generate quite easily. Within the immediate circuit area, 350 cars and trailers can be parked whilst a further 700 spots are available across the road.

Our new canteen/toilet block and clubrooms is first rate with the ability to provide a large variety of foodstuffs to satisfy. In the event of the championship, local clubs can assist to further expand our already good capabilities.

The standard of present ability for our facilities is excellent. Those familiar with the track would be aware of the various structures in place to assist the running of racing, namely the lap scorers building, starters stand and commentators stand. The racing is started using traffic lights of the Red/Green variety.

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Club Personnel
PresidentMichael Clover
Phone0439 983 509
Email35mgml@gmail.com
Club SecretaryLiza Fahey
Mobile0408 141 820
Emailliza@westvicdairy.com.au
Race SecretaryRussell White
Postal Address486 Princetown Rd, Cooriemungle 3268
Phone0467 275 723
Emailwhites03@bigpond.com
Club Vice PresidentChris Place
Phone0417 141 300
Emailcplace@tca-online.net.au
Licence SecretaryRussell White
EmailWhites03@bigpond.com
Phone0467 275 723
Track Details
Length966m
Grid capacity30
Track surfaceHotmix
DirectionAnti-Clockwise
Open hoursWed – fri, 12pm – 4 pm (5pm Daylight savings) Sat/ sun and Public holidays 11am – 6 pm Xmas and Good Friday Closed
Camping facilitiesPowered sites showers and toilets
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)