WELCOME TO WPMC KARTING
WPMC Kart Club is a family-oriented club that encourages the thrill of 2-stroke karting speeds and racing adventure. Our club supports all ages and a variety of budgets with a thriving community there to help each other develop.
From Ayrton Senna to Max Verstappen, pick any F1 world champion from the last 20 years and you will find a common thread – all raced karts with great success before embarking on a single-seater career!
Closer to home it’s much the same – pick a top driver – Leeroy Poulter, Mark and Gavin Cronje, Hennie Groenewald, Kelvin van der Linde, Johan Fourie and the rest and you will find that they too came out of racing’s finest breeding ground that delivers world champions every year. The Cronje brothers, Wesley Orr, Cristiano Morgado, Claudio Piazza-Musso, Roman de Beer and a dozen other South African stars have based splendid race careers on their karting world titles.
It isn’t hard to figure that the common thread to building a racing career is a strong start in karting.
The WPMC Karting Section plays an important role in breeding national champions both on the kart circuit and main circuit.
The fast yet twisty and challenging Killarney kart track across the way from the Killarney main track pits is a thriving complex that supports a specialist karting community.
The Western Cape karting championship runs over eight rounds throughout the year. All Rok and Rotax classes are catered for on these regional race days provided that there are sufficient entrants.
The Killarney kart track also hosts a round of the Rotax national series as well as a round of the MSA karting nationals.
Each class is stringently controlled by technical regulations that require all competitors to use equal equipment. Engines are of identical specification and while chassis are free, they too must comply with stringent regulations. Karts and drivers are weighed after each official session to ensure compliance.
The WPMC Karting Club is run as a separate chapter within the WPMC with its own committee, chairman and full-time secretary. A specialist Clerk of the Course runs races with a team of officials and marshals and races run to lively commentary.
The kart track pits support a specialised local karting industry that includes professional outfits like Kartsport, FTW among others, who form the backbone of karting support
The track is open for practice most days and where you will regularly find tomorrow’s race champions honing their skills. The air-conditioned Kart Café offers good food and refreshments on busier practice days and over race weekends.
WPMC karting is in excellent shape – our drivers are regular front-runners and champions at national level.
If you are interested to find out more about WPMC karting feel free to contact Club secretary Mikki at 074 449 3003 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.