2015 Victorian State Kart Championships

Day 2 of the VSK Championship got going with a chilly start, a beautiful sunrise, and the promise of a good day ahead. We began with Heat 2 of Junior National Light – the report that follows is in class order.

Restricted 125 Light

Flood off to a great start as Winter went around at JSKC to lose 2nd place, Jordan Rae into 2nd as a result, then Brock Rae, but Chong got through on him to take 3rd by lap 5, meanwhile Flood was streaking away in the lead. Flood went on to take the win, while Chong was pressuring J. Rae for 2nd after working his way through following a shocker yesterday, and just failed to get past J. Rae as they crossed the line.

Flood and J. Rae then Winter and B. Rae Continue reading

2015 Victorian State Kart Championships

After a week of rain and gloomy weather, Saturday arrived bright and shiny to signal the start of the Oakleigh round of the 2015 Victorian State Kart Championships. The morning was occupied with practice and qualifying, and just after midday we got racing underway. We completed all the First Heats, and Second Heats through to Clubman Heavy, so the rest of the report will be submitted tomorrow.

Restricted 125 Light

I was busy with flag lights while Heat 1 was run, and can only advise that pole man Brayden Flood took the win ahead of Bradley Winter and Jordan Rae.

Heat 2 of R125 Light – Flood again shot to the fron Continue reading

Working Bee Saturday May 9 2015

There will be a working bee held from 2 pm this Saturday, May 9, 2015. The track and grounds require some maintenance leading up to round 3 of the VKC, which is to be held at OGKRC May 15 -17 2015.

The track will be closed during the working bee. The more helpers that come along, the quicker the tasks can be finished. It would be great to see some new faces at the working bee.

Southern City Classic 2015

Oakleigh’s Southern City Classic was condensed into a Saturday only meeting this year as we were able to combine a number of classes and get it all done in a day. Weather looked good; karters were lined up ready to get going, so after a few laps of practice we got things underway.

Junior Clubman

Simon Fallon off pole, and by my reckoning broke a long standing Lap record in Junior Clubman qualifying today. His 40.931 eclipsed none other than Dave Sera from back in 2004 who held it forever with 40.962, so well done to Fallon. Beside him was Benjamin D’Alia, then Christian Pancione and Joshua Thomas; these being  the  4 Junior Clubmans today and as we went green Fallon jumped to the lead. Within a few laps he had pulled clear of D’Alia who in turn was clear of Pancione and Thomas brought up the rear. Until lap 8 when Thomas dropped a chain Continue reading

Event Details Changed Southern City Classic May 2 2015

The OGKRC Southern City Classic is still on this week-end. We have decided to run the meeting but it will now be a one day meeting only – Saturday 2nd May 2015.

Due to some Classes not forming, a number of Classes will be combined so that all karters still get to race.

If you are racing be sure to download the supplementary regulations & addendum 1 & addendum 2 for the event.

The supplementary regulations contain all event details including the timetable.

The Classes to run (based on pre-entries (CMS) and entries via Telephone/E-Mail) will be as follows (not race order):

  • Cadet 9/Cadet 12 (combined)
  • Junior National Light
  • Junior Nation Heavy
  • Junior Clubman
  • Clubman Light/Clubman Heavy (combined)
  • TAG Light/TAG Heavy (combined)
  • TAG Restricted Light/TAG Restricted Heavy (combined)

Timetable

  • 6:30am Track Open
  • 7:15am Canteen Open
  • 7:15am – 8:30am Entry Confirmation & Official Confirmation
  • 8:45am Drivers Briefing
  • 9:00am – 5:30pm (approx.) Unofficial Practice/Timed Practice/Heat 1/Heat
  • 2/PreFinal/Final

Also, the track will be open on Sunday for those who wish to practice for Round 3 of the Victorian Kart Championship. The canteen will be open on Sunday 10am to 2pm.

April 26 2015 Club Day Day Races

Grey and gloomy skies the order of the day for the Oakleigh April Club Day. Lots of rain on Saturday at different times and the forecast was for showers today as well, so it didn’t look like being a relaxing day of just squirting on a bit of chain lube between heats and going out again. Wets were popped on rims and eyes cast skywards as activities commenced.

Unfortunately, since no one else was available I was kept busy doing the track safety lights today, so the race report this month is just a summary.

Restricted 125 Light

20150426TaGRL054Fastest qualifier Jack Scanlan was 2nd in Heat 1 behind Lucas Filikotzias, then positions reversed for Heat 2 as Scanlan led home Filikotzias, Luke Stewart 3rd.

For the Final it was Scanlan who led Filikotzias across the line, Stewart home in 3rd.

TAG Masters

20150426TaGM064Who thinks up some of these new class names? This one sounds like an instruction to go and graffiti a hardware store. Heat 1, and 2nd fastest qualifier Vern Kranz Continue reading

Track Closure Dates April 2015

Please note that the track will be closed as follows

  • Tuesday 21/4/2015 – Track Closed 9am to 5pm Track will be is use by Monash University Motorsport Team
  • Monday 27/4/2015 – Friday 1/5/2015 – As per 2015 Australian Karting Manual, Competition Rules, Chapter 5, Rule 5 p) the track will be closed from Monday to Friday (inclusive) leading up to the Southern City Classic.