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EKN.ca Club Profile: Kawartha Durham Kart Club

Kawartha Durham Kart Club

For over 15 years, the Kawartha Durham Kart Club has been a popular destination for both up-and-coming racers and hobby drivers in the Peterborough, Ontario region. Focused on providing a fun, safe, and family-oriented-environment, the club allows drivers of all skill levels to showcase their talents in a highly-competitive setting. The club contests a 12-race championship, starting in late April and running through early October. The Kawartha Durham Kart Club also holds special events such as night races, post-race food gatherings, and charity activities, further building the social aspect of the club.


The Kawartha Durham Kart Club was formed in 1996, and was initially known as the Mosport Kart Club. Hosting Club, Regional, National, and International events, including the Sunoco Ron Fellows Championship, the Canadian Karting Championships, and the 1998 North American Karting Championship Race (a CIK-FIA event which qualified racers for the World Karting Championships), the club has been the first step in the motorsports ladder for numerous drivers. In the spring of 2009, the club moved to its new home at Kawartha Downs and Speedway in Fraserville, Ont. (southwest of Peterborough), and was renamed the Kawartha Durham Kart Club.

Alumni of note include former Canadian Rotax DD2 champion Darren White, Ontario Formula Ford Championship title winner Michael Adams, OFFC series runner-up Caitlin Johnston, and current Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (DTM) racer and former Formula Renault 3.5 Series and Formula BMW USA champion Robert Wickens.


The Kawartha Durham Kart Club offers multiple ways for racers to develop their skills behind the wheel. Mixing karting newcomers with seasoned veterans, Novice, Junior Light, Junior Heavy, Senior, and Masters drivers battle for top honors throughout the season. TaG drivers do battle in Junior, Senior, and Masters.

ClassAgesMin. WeightEngines
Novice8-12230 lbsHonda GX160
Junior Light9-13260 lbsHonda GX160
Junior Heavy11-15290 lbsHonda GX160
Senior15+355 lbsHonda GX200
Masters35+360 lbsHonda GX200
TaG Junior12-15320 lbsTaG
TaG Senior15+364 lbsTaG
TaG Masters32+374 lbsTaG


The skilled Kawartha Durham Kart Club drivers call Kawartha Downs and Speedway home. Situated within the Fraserville, Ont. oval track, the club utilizes the track banking, straightaways, pit lanes, and some new paved sections to create six different layouts. The longest configuration almost a full kilometer - features eight turns, while the shortest design - 0.69-km - consists of six corners. With the multiple options, KDKC drivers get the opportunity to race both technical and high-speed tracks, with plenty of drafting and overtaking opportunities on each.


2013 Schedule

April 28 - Race 1
May 5 - Race 2 (3-S Go Karts)
May 19 - Race 3
June 2 - Race 4
June 16 - Race 5
July 21 Race 6
July 28 - Race 7
August 25 - Race 8
September 7 - Race 9
September 14 - Race 10
September 28 - Race 11 (Night race)
October 5 - Race 12
October 19 Race 13

Club Information

The Kawartha Durham Kart Club website is http://www.kawarthadurhamkartclub.com

The mailing address for the club is 800 Ontario Street, Cobourg, Ontario, K9A 3C5

Contact the Club President - Martin Farrell - at president@kawarthadurhamkartclub.com

The 2013 membership fee is $120, and includes a competition license and a year-end banquet ticket. Associate/mechanic memberships are $25, and are required if the driver is under 18.

Membership Application Form available HERE

For assistance you can email membership@kawarthadurhamkartclub.com

Kart sales and parts available via the KDKC website under the classifieds section.
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