GO-KART race season is set to return to the Hill in early 2024, so it’s time to dust off your old karting gear, grab a Karting Australia licence for the kids, and sign the family up with the Broken Hill Kart Club.
Broken Hill Kart Club Incorporated (BHKCI) received an official thumbs-up from Karting Australia (NSW) to upgrades made to the Johnson Speedway go-kart track with this formal approval allowing all members to now access the revamped track, and a ‘Come & Try’ day for the public locked in for Saturday, November 11.
The Barrier Truth caught up with BHKCI President, Hayden Slattery, and a couple of keen karting kids for a trackside chat this week.
“BHKCI is very pleased to receive approval to start using our track again and it’s a credit to the hard-working committee and its members that we have achieved this in only a short period of time,” says Mr Slattery.
“Chase is aged 11 – he currently races cadet 12, and Charlotte is eight years old, so she’s looking forward to using the track for the very first time,” he said.
Last week’s track approval from Karting Australia (KA) allows current members who have a KA Licence to use the track providing a Karting Activity Controller (KAC) is present.
“Wayne Orr is our current Karting Activity Controller, but [adult] members can easily apply to be a KAC so they can practise at the track with other members whenever they like.
“Let’s just say, if you’ve been sitting on the fence waiting to see what happens, now is the time to join the club so you can use the track.
“We invite the whole community to get involved to help the committee to get the go-kart club off to a flying start, so if you’re keen to see kids and families having fun scooting around the track, please get involved, even just sharing our BHKCI Facebook posts, that’s a huge help.”
If you can’t find answers to your questions on the KA website, email [email protected] or call Wayne Orr on 0418 911 461 or Hayden Slattery on 0418 301 027.