Registered on June 8th 2005, the Speedway Karting Association of Australasia (SKAA) set about the task of establishing a common set of rules and regulations for speedway karters Australia wide, with member clubs in each state. The concept was met with eagerness when clubs were approached to join, with Vic, NSW and Qld being the first to join followed by S.A., Tas and N.T. There have been a few ups and downs as you would expect being a new entity, however as time progresses the SKAA is continuing to grow in its strength, knowledge and unity. Several State and National Titles have been held by various clubs around Australia using the SKAA guidelines, with each one improving on the previous, giving the members quality Blue Ribbon Events worthy of competing in and remembering. One of the greatest assets of the SKAA is the promotion of “Family Friendly” and “Fun”. It is a common sight at Blue Ribbon events to see competitors helping fellow competitors, even in the same class.

At the 2007 National Conference held in Adelaide, the SKAA took the next step forward and elected a Technical committee, Rules committee and Safety Officer. A new and improved log book was discussed and agreed upon, and regulations were set in place for the coming 07/08 race season. In a giant step forward the SKAA voted to do away with its existing rules and race under the new Australian Speedway Racing Rules. These new rules are the culmination of months of research by twelve different speedway divisions, of which the SKAA has a member on the race rules committee, and NASR (National Assoc of Speedway Racing). The idea was for a common set of speedway race rules to be established and used Australia wide by all divisions. The obvious benefit is that Chief Stewards will be able to steward any division without having to worry about different or varying rules.

The SKAA anticipates continued growth, and is looking at different ways to promote this exciting “Family Involvement” sport. Why not join a club in your area and experience the thrill of speedway go-karting.