The Griffiths Report September Club Day 2015

A magnificent Melbourne spring day for the September Club Day at Oakleigh, and nearly 100 karters turned up to go for a spin. Unfortunately we had no one to do the flags, so I looked after them and therefore just a very brief Race Report this month.

Congratulations should also go to President David Bell and the new committee (who look a lot like the old committee) following the Club’s AGM a couple of weeks ago. There are still a couple of vacancies on the committee I believe. If you want to get involved in the running of your Club, contact David Bell.

TAG 125 Light

Both Heats won by Jamie Westaway, Justin Carless then Andrew Sotiropoulos followed him home in Heat 1 as Daniel Frencham retired with a mechanical problem while running 2nd, and in Heat 2 Frencham and Kain Kugimiya across in 2 and 3 behind Westaway. Continue reading

Track Closed Until Wednesday September 23 2015

The track will continue to remain closed Monday September 21 and Tuesday September 22, and will reopen on Wednesday September 23 2015.
Some works still need to be completed and gravel laid at Tony Kart corner.
We apologise for the inconvenience and thank everyone for their patience.

Biggest Working Bee Since Old Canteen Demolition

The track will be closed between September 17 – 20 2015 for a working bee to replace the sand traps with gravel.

The “GRAND PLAN” is to:

  1. Dig out the existing sand traps, lay weed mat in the traps, level the edges of the track, fill traps with gravel.
  2. Remove existing tyre bundles and level the areas and replace with V8 Supercar tyres.

Let’s all pitch in to get this done and get the track reopened as soon as possible.

A BBQ lunch will be provided on Saturday & Sunday.

The Griffiths Report August Club Day 2015

August Club Day saw us revert to the Saturday day / night format so a lazy late morning arrival for most as we got ready for qualifying and then racing. Weather was bitterly cold and rain looked like it might threaten – more of what Melbourne had been turning on for the last few weeks.

Photography this month is supplied courtesy of our usual photographer Andrew Daley of AKD Photography and Jeff’s Digital Photography – our thanks to both of them. If you want a shot of yourself or your pilot, contact Andrew at or Jeff on 0449 772 694 or find him on Facebook.

Clubman Heavy & Clubman Super Heavy

2015 August Club Day OGKRCPeter Gigis off pole with Thomas French beside him and they make up the Heavy field, behind them Darren Kemp, Andrew Hocking and David Martin the 3 Super Heavys, and Gigis left French in his wake and Kemp left the pair of P Platers in his wake as they got through the first few laps. Continue reading