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

Monash Motorsport European Update

The team from Monash Motorsport has sent updates of their latest event.


Team in GermanyI just thought I’d give you another update now that the team is back from Europe.

We competed at Formula Student Germany from ​29th July to 3rd August against over 70 teams. The week started off well with MMS getting through scrutineering and technical inspection on the Wednesday. On Thursday, we had all of our static events, with Design Event and Cost Analysis in the morning and Business Presentation in the afternoon.

We ended up taking out 4th in Design, 2nd in Cost and 5th in Business Preso, which were awesome results and put us in a really good position going into the dynamic events. On Friday, we had our Skidpad event and took out 2nd. Continue reading

Presentation Dinner 2014

The 2014 Presentation Dinner will be held at 6.30pm on Saturday December 13 at the Dandenong Club, corner Heatherton Rd & Stud Rd, Dandenong North.

As seating capacity is limited, please book your tickets early to avoid missing out. Contact Sam Sera s.serepisos@gmail.com to book your tickets. Please note, you will not be able to turn up and pay on the day.

See the image below for all event details.

2014 presentation

The Griffiths Report September Club Day 2014

We begin the September Club Day report by welcoming new Oakleigh President David Bell. At the recent AGM David nominated for President and so takes over from the retiring Adam Bourke, who should be acknowledged for the tireless contribution he has made to the Club over the last few years. Adam would also want to thank, among many other people, retiring Vice President John Chapman who has also done just about every job going at the Club over the years he has been involved. John’s VP position is taken over by Sam Sera, so congratulations to Sam too.

The AGM also saw two new Life Members inducted in Steve Carless and Gary Weickhardt – well done to both of them for all they have contributed to the club, particularly in maintenance of the track and grounds. While everybody here today began their association with the club because they wanted to race go karts, there is an enormous amount of work that goes on behind the scenes to make all this happen. Don’t be shy about offering to do a bit around the place – come to a General Meeting and see what makes the place tick. With the number of members Oakleigh has we should be awash with volunteers, yet often it falls to the same group of people to get it all done. Why don’t you get involved?

Editorial over, racing begins:

Clubman Heavy / Clubman Super Heavy

Reynolds off to a flyer in Heavy followed by Sidwell then Poon and in Super Heavy it was Chase followed by Kemp and Polak. 3 laps in and Reynolds was gone, then Sidwell and Mastorakis now through from the rear, but still well behind Reynolds. Continue reading