BOGGABRI Social Kart Club officially roared into action last Sunday.
More than 20 four stroke karting enthusiasts put the pedal to the medal while a healthy contingent of spectators rolled through the gates during the day.
Club president Robert Crowley said the facility had been three years in the making and it was great to see the starter’s flag finally come day on a race day.
Situated on the southern side of the Boggabri Showground, the first-class facility got the thumbs up from all competitors and racing will be staged twice a month on Sundays.
Crowley and a small band of workers turned the first sod in 2010 and hundreds of man-hours later, club members are now concentrating on attacting competitors from around the district.
“The entire project would not have been possible without the help of many people,” Crowley said .
“There’s too many to name them all but special mention must be given to Whitehaven Coal for supplying the road base, Tolls Transport for carting the gravel and Rotary,” he said.
The circuit is 740 metres around and has been purpose built for four-stroke karts.
A watchower is nearing completion and plans are in the pipeline for a toilet block and shelter.
The club encourages the entire family to compete and age divisions including under 12s, under 16s and seniors will be catered for at each meeting.
Those interesting in joining the Namoi Kart Club can turn up at the open day and go for a trial on the track.
A four-stroke kart can be purchased for around $1000 and extras required are overalls, gloves and helmet.