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On this page we will describe our background and philosophy.

Our History

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

 

DTKC Today

We have grown to our current membership of over 180 members.  DTKC can now boast State and National Champions, which are proud achievements for the kart club that started its career with 14 racing members.

 

DTKC has a strong, focused and proficient committee who are passionate about the success and future of the club.

 

Dirt Trackers Kart Club move into the Year 2007 with a sound, promising future.

 

375 Boomerang Road, Oldbury WA 6121