Goodbye Oran Park. But Not Farwell to Sydney Kart Racing Club

from Russell Grimson

After a 31 year rein at Sydney’s Oran Park, Sydney Kart Racing Club's term at the much loved circuit came to an end a week ago, Nov 14-15.

The final race meeting had over 250 entries and, by using three different circuits, made an interesting concept with a progressive point score over the 3 days.

There were some interesting side-lights to the meeting. Two prominent drivers who started their careers as Rookies back in the 1980’s - and are still at the top of the tree in their respective classes today - are Simon and Damien Meyer who raced in the same class for the first time in there career.

Another was veteran karter from the 1960’s and super star from the 80’s Noel Judd who found his old kart which he successfully campaigned in 1980 rebuilt it. He gave a spirited performance in the historic demonstration that the Historic and Vintage club put on.

Racing was good clean and fair with everybody who took part a little sad with the loss of this circuit. However the driving force of the Sydney club over the past few years, Max Laybutt and Bob Baker, are actively perusing a new home for Sydney Kart Club.

The final race at the end of Oran Park was a race for Junior National Light and the privilege of the final win went to Jordan Zamitt.

So, after 31 years, the curtain has come down. Farwell Oran Park and thanks for the memories.