Bendigo Kart Club club revs up drive for more members, volunteers

RECRUITING DRIVE: Phil Stradbrook, Jess Stradbrook, Kirsty Mullen, Chelsea Humphrey and Cayden Humphrey from the Bendigo Kart Club, which needs more members and volunteers. Picture: NONI HYETT
RECRUITING DRIVE: Phil Stradbrook, Jess Stradbrook, Kirsty Mullen, Chelsea Humphrey and Cayden Humphrey from the Bendigo Kart Club, which needs more members and volunteers. Picture: NONI HYETT

THE Bendigo Kart Club is revving up its drive to build its base of both competing members and volunteers.

Among the priorities for the club is to increase the number of its young drivers who compete in the Cadet 9s and Cadet 12s classes.

“We need more members in general, but we are low at the moment on the little drivers in the Cadet 9s (aged 7 to 9) and Cadet 12s (aged 9 to 12),” Bendigo Kart Club secretary Kirsty Mullen said this week.

“One of the great parts of the club is that it’s a fun sport that the whole family can be involved in and a really good opportunity for kids to be able to learn control of vehicles.

“We also need volunteers to help keep the club going with all the little background jobs like helping in the canteen and so on.”

The Bendigo Kart Club currently has a membership base of about 45, with competitors ranging from age seven to 63.

A club day of competitive racing is held at the club’s track off Marong Road in West Bendigo on the last Sunday of every month.

As well as the club days, the track is also open to members on weekends.

Anyone interested in joining the Bendigo Kart Club can contact Mullen on 0412 976 553 or email bendigokartclub@bigpond.com

The club was due to host the Bendigo Gold Cup this Sunday, but it has been cancelled because of a lack of entries.