Dirt Trackers Kart Club (DTKC)
was formed after an advert was placed in the West Australian Newspaper and club founder the late Ken Ditchfield Snr called
the inaugural meeting. Approximately 50 people attended the meeting and that
night they formed the first committee of Dirt Trackers Kart Club. A busy bee
was organised at Ken’s gravel pit in Gidgegannup and a track was pegged out, constructed and formed in four weeks.
The first race meeting was held with
14 karts. The tower was just a tin shed and was operated by the late Fred Holmes,
stepfather of Ted Gittos. Rose Lawrence ran the canteen from the back of a Ute. The club raced at Gidgegannup for approximately two seasons, then Ken Ditchfield Snr
had the foresight to move DTKC to the infamous Kewdale site, which ran very successfully and hosted several national titles,
but unfortunately due to industrial development had to move on.
DTKC moved to its current location at Boomerang
Road, Oldbury where we have continued to run successfully for more than 10 years.
We pay tribute to our founder by running
the ‘Ken and Ces Ditchfield Memorial’ annually in March/April