High quality racing on its way to the Border after successful extension to the Albury Wodonga Kart Club track

FRESH LOOK: The recent work undertaken by Albury Wodonga Kart Club has seen the local track extend from 785 to 1030 metres and allowed it to secure more large-scale races.

FRESH LOOK: The recent work undertaken by Albury Wodonga Kart Club has seen the local track extend from 785 to 1030 metres and allowed it to secure more large-scale races.

Albury Wodonga Kart Club has successfully completed an extension to its track after huge flood damage last year.

The club’s committee and members came together to complete the extension from 785 to 1030 metres, which has already secured a number of large-scale national and state meetings.

Last month saw the club hold its first race meeting since the floods, where 63 members competed in the first round of the club championship to be played out over the next nine months.

OFF AND RACING: A huge turnout of 63 drivers took to the Albury Wodonga Kart Club track last month for the first time since last year's devastating floods.

OFF AND RACING: A huge turnout of 63 drivers took to the Albury Wodonga Kart Club track last month for the first time since last year's devastating floods.

Drivers as young as seven competed at the event as part a grassroots program to encourage people to participate in racing and workshops within karting. 

One of the beneficiaries is Ethan Smead who started karting at age nine, heavily encouraged and supported by his parents, after participating in the club’s Junior Sprockets program. 

Ethan, along with 19 other junior karters, will head to Melbourne’s Albert Park on March 26 to be a part of the pre-race entertainment and national anthem at the Australian Formula One Grand Prix.

Smartphone
Tablet - Narrow
Tablet - Wide
Desktop