The Griffiths Report Class Titles 2016

November means Class Titles time at Oakleigh and a number of determined souls gathered on a mild Saturday morning to see who would take the spoils. The report is brief because I was also busy looking after flags and I should also note that all results here are provisional – they are the order the karts crossed the finish line, but are to be confirmed.

TAG 125 Light / TAG 125 Heavy

Michael Carless took all before him in the Heats of Light, winning both, with Jack Scanlan and Daniel Griffin sharing a pair of seconds. In Heavy Richard Matera had an easy time of it with Anthony Lantouris suffering a DNF in Heat 1 and not starting Heat 2.

In the Pre Final it was Carless yet again, Griffin then Rory Spencer and Scanlan behind him, James Barnes going out with a DNF.

Carless completed a clean sweep, winning the Final, Griffin in 2nd and Scanlan and Spencer putting on the best dice in this class Continue reading

The Griffiths Report Southern City Classic 2016

Oakleigh’s Southern City Classic got underway on a sunny Sunday morning as Melbourne began to get into spring weather in earnest with a hot 31 degrees forecast – the first warm weather racing we had seen for some time. Showers and thunderstorms were also forecast for later in the day which might liven things up towards the end, but as the morning rolled on we ran qualifying and then got into the heats.

Cadet 12

Samuel Gibson off pole with Damon Woods beside him and Steve Tsesmelis and Brodie Thomson behind him, but Lap 1 of Heat 1 we have a red flag as Jett Wilson and Hugo Simpson tangle exiting JSKC corner and need some attention. They both prove to be fine, but subsequently we have a full restart minus the pair of them. Gibson away well and leads Woods and Thompson, Joshua D’Ambrosio working up into 4th then Isaac Woodhouse, Tyler Knowles and Liam O’Donnell as Tsesmelis dropped back with an issue I missed. With 3 to go Gibson, Thomson and Woods Continue reading

2 x $500 Random Prize Draws At Southern City Classic November 20 2016

The club committee has now given you two more reasons to race at the Southern City Classic on November 20 2016. The reasons – there will be two $500 random prize draws conducted at the event, which any competitor has the chance to win. You must be in attendance at the draw, or a redraw will take place.

The track will be open all day on Saturday November 19 2016 for anyone wishing to practise for this event.

Full event details and supplementary regulations are available on the race entry page.

Please take the time to pre-enter for the event.

General Meeting November 8 2016

The next Oakleigh Go Kart Racing Club (OGKRC) General Meeting will be held on Tuesday November 8 2016 at 7:30pm in the Clubrooms.

If you wish to have anything included on the Agenda please contact David Bell (president@ogkrc.com.au) as soon as possible.

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 to the General Business section of the night but if you know of something please let us know in advance.

The Griffiths Report October Club Day 2016

A beautiful sunny Spring day for Oakleigh’s October Club Day – a Saturday day/night affair with the promise of a clear night ahead. Numbers a bit down, perhaps with the Melbourne Cup Day “long weekend” so many people seem to take these days, but for those that turned up, a perfect day. Once Qualifying was completed we got racing underway.

Restricted 125 Heavy

01-restricted-heavyZachary Marshall off pole with Andrew Ceravolo beside him and as we go green Marshall to the lead, Ceravolo, then Tristan Fusinato, William Hewett into 4th but Hewett out at Tony Kart turn on Lap 4 as 3 karts try to go through a corner best suited to 1. From there on Marshall extended his lead and took the chequered flag ahead of Fusinato who got past Ceravolo.

Heat 2 and Marshall leads them away, Fusinato and Ceravolo behind him with Hewett quickly up to 4th after his Heat 1 DNF. By Lap 3 these 4 had bunched up and Fusinato and Ceravolo were putting on a show of dicing, then Hewett got on the back of Ceravolo but he was not proving easy to pass. So in the end they crossed the line in this order: Marshall, Fusinato, Ceravolo and Hewett. Continue reading