Ballarat Kart Club enjoyed a strong turnout at its club day on Sunday with double the usual amount of racers attending as they hone their knowledge of the Haddon course which will host the fifth round of the Victorian Country Series next weekend.
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Upward of 40 drivers took to the course in preparation for next weekend. Ballarat Kart Club President Paul Feely was excited to see so many people in attendance in what is the club’s biggest event of the year.
“It’s our biggest event of the year and it’s the lifeblood of the club,” Feely said.
“We like to put on a good show but it’s also a great opportunity to promote the kart club to the Ballarat community."
The six-round series will make its fifth stop around country Victoria in Haddon before the final round in Melton.
The club had 170 competitors attend last year and is expecting to get at least 150 this time around with the hope of pushing beyond last year’s number.
Ballarat Kart Club will welcome racers from all over Victoria as well as some South Australian competitors. The event will also be boosted by the attendance of top drivers Scott King and Brayden Flood.
“We will have a few of the gun drivers around, it attracts a few like that. It’s a very popular series in karting, people like Scott McLaughlin who are ex-champions.”
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