Venue Change For SA State Championships

AKA press release

The Barossa Go-Kart Club has announced a change of venue for the 2009 South Australian Open Sprint Kart Championships to be hosted by the Club on November 27-29, 2009.

Originally scheduled to be held at the Liberty Oil Raceway in Nuriootpa the event will now be held at one of the most popular venues in Australia, the Bolivar Raceway.

Located approximately 30 minutes North of Adelaide, the Bolivar Raceway is a real ‘driver’s’ circuit and has hosted a number of National and State Championships throughout the past 30 years.

The decision to move the event from the Barossa Go-Kart Club’s spiritual home in Nuriootpa isn’t one that has come easily for President Stephen Blee.

“When hosting a State Championship in the modern era a Club has to look at more than just a race track but also the facilities and available space for karters and all of their equipment. Unfortunately, our venue just hasn’t got the space required and we couldn’t guarantee the neighbouring Rocland Wines, who we thank for their continued support, that using their land wouldn’t significantly impact on their business,” said Blee.

“The Southern Go Kart Club has offered their facility and assistance to run the Championships, we have taken them up on their generous offer.

“As a result the Championships will be held at the Bolivar Raceway, it is truly a generous act and is evidence of the positive contribution that Southern Go Kart Club makes to karting in South Australia.”

To assist with the build up to the Championships the Southern Go Kart Club will be holding the City of the Adelaide Titles four weeks prior on October 31st and November 1st.