Welcome to GRENFELL KART CLUB
The Grenfell Kart Club currently conducts a number of race meetings each year (see Calendar). The two 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.
Grenfell, which is best known as the birthplace of Henry Lawson, is located in the Central West Region of New South Wales, within:
a 2 hour drive from Orange, Canberra, Wagga Wagga and Dubbo;
a 3 hour drive from Griffith;
a 3 to 4 hour drive from Sydney, and
a 4 hour drive from Albury.
For more information about the Club, the track and local establishments, please browse our site.
670 metres length
Maximum of 30 Karts
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.
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.