Working Bee Sunday July 13 2014 Helpers Needed

There will be a working bee held on Sunday July 13 2014 starting at 9am. The track will be closed for normal use at this time.

Items to be completed

  • Cleaning of canteen and toilets
  • Clean up rubbish around the club
  • Mow and whipper snip grass

Just a reminder to all members that entry fee is free for a club day working bee (4hrs). Limited to 2 per year only.

Please contact Steve Carless for more details on 0411 227 640.

Hope to see you there.

Free Defibrillator Training July 8 2014

This Tuesday the 8th of July at 6.30 pm, we are having a registered nurse attend the club to teach those that would like to learn how to use a defibrillator. As we now have one in the club house. This was paid for by the Kingston City Council and the teaching is free to all members.

A defibrillator is the machine that you see on those hospital shows that gives the person a big shock to help revive them.

The machines now give you verbal instructions on how to use as soon as you turn it on. You see them at shopping centres and work places all over the world now.

If interested, please e-mail Adam on president@ogkrc.com.au so we know how many are coming.

The Griffiths Report June Club Day 2014

Around 85 hardy souls turned up on a bleak Sunday morning for Oakleigh’s June Club day. On what turned out to be the coldest day since the Ice Age and at times the wettest since the days when  Noah was bobbing around, karters slipped and slid around the track, and then did their best to keep warm in between races. With not a wheel turned sporting a slick tyre all day, congratulations and thanks should particularly go to the Stewards and Officials who stood out in it for most of the day. Clerk of Course Adam Bourke deserves a special mention for his diligence and hard work under some very trying conditions.

The weather might have been the reason our photographer didn’t turn up today either – please support AKD Photos where you can to keep this service going. The weather also resulted in a much less wordy race report as I was caught up with flag duties for most of the day, there being lots of attention required to help the new members working the lights in the starters box – and thanks to Russell, Mark and Braydon for their help with this important job.

TAG 125 Light

Grover and Flodstrom in a battle for the lead early on and Grover ended up pulling clear as Kranz came through to 2nd. The rain pelted down a lap or 2 into the race, so much so it was hard to see the karts on the other side of the track Continue reading

Old Canteen Comes To Life

The old canteen is coming back to life as it gets re-erected at the back of the property. It will now be used to store some of the clubs larger maintenance tools and equipment.

The Griffiths Report May Club Day 2014

Melbourne’s unusually fine and mild weather was continuing right through to the end of May and Oakleigh’s Club Day this month began with a spectacular sunrise and the promise of a good day ahead.

Well, what would I know about weather! As we began the carbie session half an hour after I wrote the intro above, it was peeing down with rain and gloomy and overcast. Don’t you love Melbourne? So heavy was the rain that carbie session had to be stopped for a while so flooded parts of the track could be cleared. Then, unbelievably, by 9.30 the rain had gone, the sky was clear and the sun was shining! Once carbie session concluded we got racing underway

Junior Clubman

20140525JC003Only two today; Oscar Piastri and Jordan Lewis
and very hard to write anything exciting about a 2 horse race: Piastri to the front after about 3 laps and drove away to win, Lewis 2nd – that’s all folks.

Not much different from Heat 1 – Piastri to the lead, Lewis 2nd. After a few minutes sleep up here in the starer’s box, that’s how they finished. Actually it Continue reading