The Griffiths Report July Club Day 2014

After the sodden Saturday we had in Melbourne yesterday, Oakleigh’s July Club Day looked like being more of the same from June – wet & cold. However Sunday dawned bright and beautiful and turned out to be an absolutely perfect winter’s day for racing. We also welcome back Andrew from AKD Photography this month, after missing June with illness. Contact Andrew at akdphotos.com for pics from this month’s round of action.

After carbie session and qualifying for the Feature Class, we got underway.

Sportsman Restricted Heavy

Heat 1 got going with McCutcheon, then Hewett, Payne and Fisher and they spread out as the laps rolled by, McCutcheon pulling away to a big lead and the win. Continue reading

Entry Fee For Club Day Races $45

Please note that as of this weekend, the $5 fee for not pre-entering via CMS for club days has been removed.

The entry fee is $45 entry whether you pre-enter via CMS, or enter on the day.

To be eligible for the tyre draw, you must still have pre-entered via CMS.

Also, all classes that race on the day, will have trophies presented to the first, second and third place getters, even if less than 6 entries are received for the class.

SAE Monash Perform Well At Silverstone

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Last week we competed at FSUK at Silverstone.

We finished 5th overall out of approximately 100 teams with notable results in the dynamic events. We managed to secure 1st in Skidpad, 2nd in Endurance, 3rd in Autocross and also 3rd in Business Presentation. You can check out results from all events here.

The car proved itself on track against some really tough opposition, and we are all really happy with the performance of the whole team over the competition.

We worked really well as a unit I think we’ve shown the European teams that we’re still able to be extremely competitive in a world class competition.

We’re really looking forward to FS Germany (in a few weeks), where we are hoping to consolidate or better our result.

​I’ve attached a few pictures from the weekend for you to have a look at. There are many more on our Facebook page if you’d like to see some more.

Best Regards,
Areeb

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.

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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