Farwell Yvonne Tolmer

It is with great sadness that we mourn the loss of Yvonne Tolmer, an icon of karting in South Australia.
Yvonne, commonly referred to simply as ‘Mum’, was a hard-working volunteer, a grid lady, and a life member of the Southern Go Kart Club, but most importantly she was a friend to all in the South Australian karting community.
For more than 30 years Mum opened the gates at Bolivar and yelled her iconic “Roll ’em out!” – always with a warm and welcoming smile. Mum will be fondly remembered by all who visited our facility during this time.
In honour of her commitment and contribution to our club, Yvonne was awarded life membership and a new set of out-grid were commissioned and embossed with her name. While her health in the last few years did not allow her to continue to volunteer, her heart was always with the Southern Go Kart Club.
Although the gates will no longer be opened and closed by Mum, her memory will live on in the hearts of the South Australian karting community.
May you rest in peace, Yvonne.
Roll them out.
6.12.1941 – 9.7.2021

City of Adelaide Titles 2021 – ENTRIES NOW OPEN!

Entries are now open for one of the main-stays of the South Australian karting calendar – the City of Adelaide Titles.

With the recent announcment that SGKC will be hosting the third round of the Australian Karting Championship, this event  will act as a ‘shakedown’ for AKC competitors to get dialled before returning later in April.

With such high quality competition expected, we see this as a fantastic opportunity for South Australian karters to test themselves against some of the country’s best drivers!

The 2021 City of Adelaide Titles will be held over Easter weekend, with practice on Friday and two days of racing on Saturday and Sunday.

When: 2-4 April 2021

Early bird entry: $150 (closes Friday 26/03/21)
Standard entry: $200


Entries close midnight Wednesday 31/03/21

Free entry for spectators.

For local accommodation options we recommend the Mawson Lakes Hotel and Highway One Caravan & Tourist Park.

On site security from 6.00pm until 6.00am Thursday through Sunday morning and trackside camping available (with prior arrangement).

Contact: race.sec@southerngokartclub.com.au

To keep up to date with news and upcoming events, be sure to like Southern Go Kart Club on Facebook and follow us on Instagram.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SGKCSA/

Instagram: https://instagram.com/southern_go_kart_club

SGKC confirmed for AKC Round 3

Karting Australia has confirm that Round Three of the 2021 SP Tools Australian Kart Championship presented by Castrol EDGE will be hosted by the Southern Go-Kart Club at the Bolivar Raceway on April 30-May 2.

From SGKC President, Brett Fortanier:

“Over the past few years we’ve been working hard on improving our facilities and it’s going to be great to be have a round of the Australian Kart Championship back at Bolivar,”  .

“We look forward to welcoming all of the interstate competitors while also giving the opportunity for all of our local drivers the opportunity to test themselves against Australia’s best on their home circuit.”

Full article:  https://www.kartsportnews.com/2021/03/10/locations-confirmed-for-remaining-akc-rounds/

About the Australian Karting Championship: https://www.karting.net.au/australian-kart-championship/about-the-australian-kart-championship

More to come…

2021 SP Tools Australian Kart Championship Schedule

Round 1 – February 19/20 – Ipswich, QLD
Round 2 – March 12-14 – Melbourne, VIC
Round 3 – April 30-May 2 – Bolivar, SA
Round 4 – June 25-27 – Seymour, VIC
Round 5 – August 27-29 – Newcastle, NSW

**All Events are subject to change and COVID-19 Restrictions

Southern ‘Meltdown’ 2021 – Entries NOW OPEN

Welcome in the 2021 season at our first race meeting of the year.

Head over to CM:S to get your entry in today: https://cms.karting.net.au/cms/

Racing on Sunday February 14th.

Supp Regs – Southern Meltdown 2021

Entries are NOW OPEN Southern Monarto Combined Club Day

Entries are NOW OPEN for the Southern & Monarto Combined Club Meeting.
Yes, we’re racing two tracks over two days. Saturday 12th of December at Southern and Sunday 13th of December at Monarto.
This will be your last chance to race at the Southern circuit for 2020 so be sure to head over to CM:S and get your entry in today!

Important Information Regarding Track Use

Attention All Southern Members.

For important information regarding track use, please click the link below.

Information Regarding Track Use

2020 SGKC Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Dear Members,

Please find attached the 2020 Southern Go Kart Club Inc.’s 2020 Annual General Meeting notification.

Click here for information regarding the 2020 AGM

We are intending to host this at the club on Tuesday December 8th (7:30pm). The club is expecting that current restrictions will be lifted in time for the AGM to take place as advertised. Any amendment to this plan will be communicated to club members via email and a Facebook post prior to the meeting.

We look forward to (hopefully) seeing you on December 8th.

SGKC Secretary

A Message From The SGKC President

To the Australian Karting Community,

Some days are challenging, some frustrating, some disappointing and some just make you angry. Unfortunately, yesterday was a day that was a rollercoaster of all of them put together. In my time as President of the club, nearly six years, it was the most difficult day that I can remember.

I would like to take the time to thank a few people, or maybe quite a few.

Firstly, to the Club Executive and General Committee, thank you for your continued efforts throughout this year and especially the large efforts in organising the SA Kart Championship. Your efforts do not go unnoticed.

To the club volunteers who have been spending a significant amount of their own time at the club on the various maintenance and construction projects throughout the year, and previous years, thank you! I will not mention everyone as it is a very long list. Your efforts have transformed what were some rapidly ageing facilities into a much more functional and presentable facility. There is more to go, but I am confident with the drive and commitment of the current group of people we have, the vision for the club will become a reality in the very near future.

To the state and national level official’s, thank you for your continued support of the club and the competitors. Without you giving your time we cannot host race meetings. We look forward to continuing working with you to run successful race meetings in the future.

To the competitors, local and interstate, thank you for your support of the club. This weekend would have been the largest race meeting at the club for several years. We had entries from every state except Tasmania; we thank those people who entered from interstate and committed to travel and support our sport and the club. We also thank the local competitors for their continued support.

To Karting Australia, to have a national body that is willing to help in the planning of these events and then assist in assessing extremely difficult situations, make appropriate decisions and then support and back those decisions make the club’s job much easier. Special thanks to Lee Hanatschek for taking, and making, far too many phone calls.

Lastly, a few special mentions,

Steve Nicolson

Ian Watson

Danny Miller

The amount of time, effort and coordination spent by these three guys at the club over the last few months is over and above what anyone would expect. Quite simply, the club would not be in the position we are in without each one of you. Thank you just does not say enough, as I am sure all club members will attest to.

With the continued support of the greater karting community the club is now looking forward to running successful local and national level events in the future. We look forward to welcoming karters from all over the country, especially those that were able to show support for our event that was planned for this weekend.


Brett Fortanier

SGKC President

2020 State Championship CANCELLED

Following the announcement of new COVID Restrictions by South Australian Premier Steven Marshall on Monday afternoon in response to the Parafield Gardens COVID-19 cluster, the SA Kart Championship scheduled for this weekend has been cancelled.
The Premier announced ‘that all Community sport is temporarily cancelled, for both indoor and outdoor sports, contact and non contact.’ The time frame for the cancellation of sport in South Australia will be for at least the next two (2) weeks.
As a result, all competition and social karting activities at Karting Australia licenced venues in the State will cease as of 11:59pm this evening until further notice.
Competitors who have entered the SA Kart Championship will receive a full refund in the coming days.

2020 State Championships Entry Closing Soon

A quick reminder that entries for the 2020 State Championships close at 11.30pm this Friday.
There will be no exceptions so don’t delay, get entered today!