The cup has drawn 218 entries, with a strong contingent from south-west clubs Warrnambool, Portland, Hamilton and Cobden, as well as entrants from across the state.
“It’s not just the local guys (thought),” Warrnambool Kart Club president Murray Swayn said.
“There’s also South Australians, Tasmanians, New South Welshmen and also one from Darwin.
“It’s been a huge draw club to claim the Victorian State Cup.
“It’s the biggest race meeting the club has ever had.”
It's the biggest race meeting the club has ever had.Murray Swayn
Senior practice began on Friday afternoon, with juniors to get their chance on Saturday morning before heats begin on Saturday afternoon.
Final heats will take place on Sunday morning, before finals on Sunday afternoon.
Swayn said the Lake Gillear track, which was resurfaced this year, was in excellent condition heading into the cup, which features 12 classes. He said some south-west drivers to keep an eye on include juniors Jaxon Johnstone and Jay Coul, while senior drivers Tom Owen and Barry Clough were in good form.