Welcome to Grenfell Kart Club
Grenfell is situated in the Weddin Shire in central New South Wales. Less than half a days drive from Sydney and approximately two hours drive from Canberra, Dubbo, Bathurst and Wagga. The only KNSW track in a small country/regional town. The Home of Country Karting.
- CURRENT TRACK CLOSURES -
The Grenfell Kart Club is excited to announce that it has received $842,339 from the NSW Regional Sports Facility Fund. This grant will enable the Club to undertake much needed works to the existing circuit, reconstruction and resurfacing of the existing track surface, a 160m track extension and construction of a new start/finish straight.
Once completed; the new upgraded track will offer an increased track capacity, different track configurations and a smoother racing surface for a safer and more enjoyable experience for everyone. This is not only a benefit for us as a club; but for township of Grenfell as well; increasing entrant numbers will boost the local economy.
Grenfell Kart Club greatly appreciates the support and funding provided by the NSW Office of Sport and looks forward to completing the project and delivering this wonderful piece of infrastructure.
What happens now? - The track will be temporarily closed until all works have been completed. For more information regarding track upgrades; please contact this page for more info
- Bogolong Circuit -
- Bitumen Surface -
- 670 metres length -
- Maximum of 30 Karts -
- Clockwise Direction -
- 3 Timing Strips -
FOOD AT TRACK
Canteen provides a large variety of food and drink including breakfast on race days
Camping is available at the track with toilets and showers available on race weekends.
Heading west, travel 10 kilometres out of Grenfell on West Wyalong Rd. Turn right at Henry Lawson Drive towards Forbes. The track is on left, 500 metres along this road.
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.
Since then - times have changed, although our passion and drive for racing has not changed. Grenfell Kart Club still hold the longest consectitive track licence. We have hosted many events throughout the years and our two marquee events each year definitely one not to miss!
Information regarding future club meetings, race meetings, working bee's etc
The members of Grenfell Kart Club are a small but enthusiastic and friendly bunch, if you are interested in joining, or trying out for a come try day, please contact the club and we can assist.