Club History

The Grenfell Kart Club was formed in 1967, a little under 10 years after karting took off in Australia.

When the club was formed, there were 10 members.   The first President of the Club was Mr Eric Burton and the first Secretary was Mr Maurice Simpson. The 10 members were very keen Karters.

The first official trophy meeting was held on Sunday 21st April, 1968. It was officially open by the Mayor, Ald. Claude Mendham and Shire President, Clr. Ed Livingstone. Over 30 karts took part in the meeting.

The first invitation meeting, June 9th 1968, had a record crowd estimated at 800 adults and children. More than 50 karts took part in the racing program. Competitors came from Young, Sydney, Orange, Canberra, Camden and Bathurst.

In 1969, Grenfell was chosen as the venue for the State Country Championships, and 86 karts took part in the NSW Country Championships meeting. Since then the State Country Championships have been held at the Bogolong track on numerous occasions.

The Grenfell Kart Club rebuilt a new gravel track in 1971 with assistance from the Weddin Shire Council by supplying large earthmoving equipment. The new gravel track was opened by the Shire President, Clr. Ed Livingstone on June 15th, 1971.

The Lachlan Valley Titles were first held in Grenfell on Sunday April 27th 1975, where 55 karts competed.

The Club currently conducts a number of race meetings each year (click here

for dates). The two (2) main events are the Bob Hinde Memorial, which is a two (2) day event held in the middle of the year, and the other major event is one of the Southern Star Series.

The members of Grenfell Kart Club are a small but enthusiastic and friendly bunch, which are currently looking at various upgrades of the track and facilities.