The Griffiths Report Kingston Cup 2016

Oakleigh’s Kingston Cup was held on Saturday 21st of May and the day dawned cool and clear. Karters rolled up looking forward to heats and pre finals through the day and then at least some of the finals under lights tonight.

Cadet 9

Cadets 9Liam O’Donnell the fastest qualifier and after a starting infringement in Heat 1 and a win in Heat 2 he started 3rd for the Pre Final, Sam Whiteford and Ayrton Filippi ahead of him, with Toby Dvorak and Cadel Ambrose behind him. O’Donnell took the lead soon after the green and was never headed in the PF, Whiteford and Filippi behind him and Ruby Gibson slotting into 4th ahead of Ambrose and Dvorak.

O’Donnell then took the lead at the start of the Final and immediately a gap back to Whiteford, Filippi, Gibson and Dvorak. Eventually Whiteford pulled clear of the pack to be a solid 2nd, but O’Donnell was g-o-r-n. It would take a mechanical failure you would think. So interest switched to the minor placings, where Whiteford had now dropped back to the pack, ahead still of Filippi, Gibson and Dvorak. Other than Dvorak Continue reading

The Griffiths Report April Club Day 2016

A foggy start led to a beautiful sunny Autumn day as competitors fronted up for the first time since the end of March for a Club Day at Oakleigh. Once qualifying was complete we got underway with racing.

KA4 Junior Light / KA4 Junior Heavy

Bradley James off pole with Callum Potter beside him in Heat 1 and James away well at the start, Angelo Mouzouris moving into 2nd as Potter dropped to 3rd, then a huge pile up Lap 1 at JSKC corner saw a bunch of mid fielders drop to the rear. A few laps in and James and Mouzouris had pulled clear with Mouzouris putting our pole man under pressure. 4 to go and James still leading, Mouzouris, then Tate Frost, Marty Wright and Hamish Allan. Second last lap and Mouzouris under James at Grid Hairpin but James cleverly crosses back and re takes the lead – same again last lap but this time Mouzouris holds on and takes the win. In Heavy it was Jack Martin and Anthony Cafiso, the only 2 and finished in that order.

Mouzouris on pole, but James got the jump at the green and went to the lead, behind them Wright, Frost, Allan and Matthew Hillyer. James and Mouzouris soon established a good gap and set about boxing on for the lead. For lap after lap James led Mouzouris around – always close but not close enough Continue reading

The Griffiths Report February Club Day 2016

February Club Day at Oakleigh began on a mild and cloudy Saturday afternoon with qualifying for all classes. This followed a driver’s briefing where members held a moments silence for the sad and sudden passing of former club helper and official Sharon Harper, and also for Ben Capuano whose father Rod turned up to race today running Ben’s old number in his memory. Our best wishes to both families during a very difficult time.

Once qualifying was completed we got underway with some racing.

KA3 Senior Light

Angelo D’Ettorre and Adam Pasek off 1 & 2 here and D’Ettorre away best ahead of Mark Appleby, Jack Bell and Matthew Lane as Pasek dropped back at the start. D’Ettorre and Appleby then pulled clear of the pack and started having their own race out front Continue reading

Vale Sharon Harper

sharon harpderThe Oakleigh Go Kart Racing Club with a sad and heavy heart inform our members and extended community of the sudden passing of Sharon Harper.

Sharon was a member of the Oakleigh Go Kart Club for many years, along with her husband Wayne (past President) and girls Madeline and Mikayla. Sharon performed many roles for the Club, including, Clerk of Course, Steward, Grid Marshal and just a happy smiling face around the track.

Sharon passed away in her sleep at home.

Our sincere condolences to Wayne, Madeline and Mikayla.

This is the hardest post of my life I have ever had to write. The love of my life, my rock, my soul mate, the person who…

Posted by Wayne Harper on Friday, February 19, 2016

General Meeting February 9 2016

The next Oakleigh Go Kart Racing Club (OGKRC) General Meeting will be held on Tuesday February 9 2016 at 7:30pm in the Clubrooms.

General Meetings are open to all OGKRC members and as members you are entitled to put forward any issues/views/concerns that you believe need to be discussed. You will also hear from other members and the Committee about things that have/will be happening around your Club.

There will be opportunity to bring up other items on the night when we get the General Business section of the night but if you know of something please let us know in advance.