The Griffiths Report October Class Titles 2014

Each October Oakleigh holds its Class Titles – the Bathurst of the years racing. In all, we had 118 entries for the 2014 event, so a good roll up compared to recent Club Days. Usually a two day meeting, this year the club opted for a Saturday day/night event and so we found ourselves down at the track nice and early on an overcast and cool Saturday morning. Wandering the pits beforehand you could see lots of faces from years past, or that don’t usually run Club Days, all back to have a go at getting their name on the plaques that line the clubroom walls

Winners in years past include future National Champions like Dave Sera in Junior National Light in 2000 and 2003, Justin Schneider in Junior National Light and Heavy in 2001 and 2002 respectively, James Sera in Clubman Light in 2001 and a number of times since, Adam Hughes in Leopard Light in 2005, also in a number of subsequent years, Thomas Randle in Midgets in 2005, Josh Brooker in Leopard Heavy in 2007 – and many more! Today’s winners would be joining a promising list; who knows what they might go on to achieve.

Rookies

20141025ROOK001Fastest Qualifier was Angus Baddeley-Thompson and he went on to win Heat 1 ahead of Antonio Mastroianni and Ethan Church. Continue reading

October 23 2014 Working Bee Cancelled

The Working Bee scheduled for Thursday October 23 2014 has been cancelled. The tasks required to be completed had already been done.

The next Working Bee is Thursday November 6 2014 from 5pm, followed by a BBQ for the hard workers. The Working Bee is to ensure the track and grounds are ready for the Kingston Cup – Enduro on Saturday November 15 2014.  Please regularly check the “Upcoming Events” section of the website for track activities.

OGKRC Southern City Classic 2014 – Cancelled

Due to insufficient pre-entries on CMS, the OGKRC Committee has decided to cancel this week-ends Southern City Classic – Seniors Only (Senior Top Guns) event.

The Committee thought long and hard regarding this decision and believe that the number of pre-entries was not enough to successfully run the race meeting.

Moving forward we have two events in the next few months, Class Titles – 25th October and Kingston Cup (Enduro) – 15th November. It is very important that you pre-enter via CMS, so the Committee does not need to make these tough calls regarding events at the Oakleigh Go Kart Racing Club.

Oscar Piastri To Make European Debut

Oscar Piastri will make his European karting debut at the IAME International Final at the new International Circuit of Le Mans, France on October 15-19. The 13-year-old Victorian from the Oakleigh Go Kart Club will trade his usual FA Kart for a Kosmic chassis to compete in the X30 Junior category in a capacity field of 72 drivers.

It has been a successful first year in the junior classes for Piastri, taking 2nd at his first Australian Nationals in Junior Clubman, another 2nd at the Victorian State Titles and then following up with wins at the City of Melbourne Titles, the South Australian State Titles and the Junior Sprint Classic Champion of Champions races.

“I am really looking forward to testing my skills against the European drivers and experiencing the racing scene over there with a larger team and the amazing track. I want to thank Remo Luciani from Remo Racing for helping to put this opportunity together with IAME. Hopefully, it will lead to more racing in Europe next year,” said Piastri.

Details for the event can be found here: http://www.x30world.com/iame.international.final/

2014 Southern City Classic – Seniors Only Meeting Under Lights

The Falken Tyres Oakleigh Go Kart Racing Club is proud to be hosting the Southern City Classic on Saturday October 11 2014. This seniors only race event will start mid afternoon, and finish under lights.

  • Oakleigh Go Kart Racing Club
  • Saturday October 11 2014
  • $1500 in cash prizes
  • Trophies for first 3 place getters each class
  • Timed qualifying + 42 racing laps each class
  • 8 racing classes
  • $85 entry fee
  • Download the supplementary regulations
  • Get your entries in now