Club History

The Waterloo Regional Kart Club (WRKC) was founded in 1981 by Rob Good, Andre and Ron Demerchant. The WRKC is a grassroots division of karting sustained by a hard working Executive team and many volunteers from within the club and the community.

The first year the Club organized 5 races at Bingemans Park. In 1983 the Club moved to Erbsville Kartway in Waterloo. Returning to Bingemans in 1991 the Club continued to grow significantly, obtaining renowned status as one of Ontario’s largest and most competitive kart clubs.

In the fall of 2007 a dream was realized. With the support of it’s past and present members and hundreds of individual and commercial contributors, the Club began building its own race track located at Flamboro Speeedway. The future and a “home track” are now secured with a long term contract.

The Club races most Saturdays from mid April to Thanksgiving weekend in October. Over the years, the WRKC has raced at numerous different tracks for the points series including; Deleware, Flamboro,  Sauble, Varney, Barrie, Bingeman, Simcoe, Shannonville and Erbsville.

In cooperation with the Simcoe Kart Club, the WRKC is a co-sponsor, organizer and active participant of the Brian Stewart Racing Karting Championship Series. The BSRKC is the largest kart racing series in Canada where drivers of all ages get a chance to race against the “best of the best”. It also gives our members a chance to race at a number of exciting racing venues located across Ontario. Visit the BSRKC web site @ www.bsrkc.com for all the information and a complete schedule.

Yearly highlights include the annual trek to Shannonville Motorsports Park where in 2009 496 registered racers participated over a three day event. This BSRKC sponsored race is the largest karting event held in Canada and a time honored tradition. The WRKC is proud to be part of its history. Another major highlight of our race season is our own

“Oktoberfest Grand Prix” where in 2009 completed its 28th annual running with over 140 registerd entries.

Racers are divided into 7 classes; Cadet (7 –9), Novice (8 – 11), Jr. Light (10 -13), Jr. Heavy (12 –15), Sr.Lite (15+), Sr.Heavy (15+) and Masters (35+). Each category is regulated with its own weight and engine restrictions.