July 27 2015 Club Day Day Races

July Club Day – the very words strike a chill into the bones of Victorian karters and Oakleigh’s July Club Day looked like giving karters reason to shiver. Overnight it poured with rain and as the alarm got me out of bed it was cold, wet and windy. Nevertheless a number of hardy souls turned up to brave the elements and by the time carby session began it was at least sunny and the track was being dried by an Antarctic gale.

Our Club Day also had an international flavour this month as former members Sean, Tara and Nicholas Sims dropped in while on holidays from their new home in Austin Texas. Good to see former racers and helpers around the club come back to say Howdy. Once qualifying was completed we got going with racing.

Junior National Light & Junior National Heavy.

Henry Johnstone away best in Light off pole and to the lead, while Kyle Frencham Continue reading

Working Bee Saturday July 11 2015

There will be a Working Bee this Saturday between 9 am and 12 pm. The track will be closed during this time.

Please come along and help out, as they say “many hands make light work”.

If you can, please bring along lawn mowers, whipper snippers, shovels, rakes, muscles, gloves etc.

Don’t forget to put your name in the Working Bee book to receive a free Entry Fee at an Oakleigh Club Day.

Hope to see you there.

David Bell
Club President

May 31 2015 Club Day Day Races

The promise by the Bureau was for rain later in the day, but the morning started off mild and a little windy as they gathered for the May Club Day at Oakleigh. Then, before carbie session had been completed, the Bureau’s prediction proved accurate as rain started to sprinkle across the circuit, but by the time we began Qualifying the sun was streaming down, so it looked like being a busy day ahead for competitors adapting to the changing conditions.

Unfortunately, with no one available to do the track safety lights, I can only provide a summary of the racing as I was on double duty with starting and lights.

Clubman Light / Clubman Heavy

Ben Mouritz dominated proceedings in Clubman Light and John Reynolds Continue reading