The Griffiths Report VCM Performance Junior Top Guns 2015 Round 2

Day 2 of Junior Top Guns at Oakleigh for 2015 looks like a carbon copy of Day 1. Weather fine and sunny, tents and marquees flapping lazily in a gentle breeze – all in all a perfect day for racing. After a bit of practice in the morning and early afternoon, pit crews and pilots were making final tweaks and adjustments in readiness for qualifying, and after Driver’s Briefing we were ready to go.

We should also note that yesterday’s aerobatic champ from Cadets 9, Ruby Gibson, was back at the track and ready to race after spectacularly coming out of her kart yesterday following a tangle in Heat 2. Good to see her back and having another go, and a pat on the back for Oakleigh’s Doc, Ian Donaldson who does a great job at all our meetings.

Junior National Light

Declan Fraser again the pole man with a 43.994, beside him Zackery Best, Jacob Dowson and Angelo Mouzouris the second row. Fraser off to a quick start Continue reading

The Griffiths Report VCM Performance Junior Top Guns 2015 Round 1

It’s January, so it must be time to head to Oakleigh for Junior Top Guns, brought to us this year by the very high powered mob at VCM Performance. We all know how much sponsors help run events like this, so our thanks to VCM Performance for supporting the meeting.  For many years now, Top Guns has been the season starter for Juniors from all over Australia, and again this year we welcome visitors from far and wide to race at the track where Champions are bred. After years of Top Guns delivering meteorological extremes, we have a very sunny and pleasant Friday afternoon, around 25 degrees and a gentle breeze – a big change from last year’s 44 degrees or a couple of years earlier when the track was under metres of water and we had to postpone everything for a week.

New engines, new rules, new lots of things to get used to this year – it’s always the way at Junior Top Guns. Nevertheless, once the gate opened for qualifying it was business as usual and we looked forward to some good racing.

Junior National Light

Heat 1 and Declan Fraser off pole and beside him Blake Kolar – and on lap 1 a huge pile up in front of the old canteen Continue reading

2015 VCM Performance Junior Top Guns Practise

The club will open the track for practise for competitors of the VCM Performance Junior Top Gun entrants from Wednesday January 14 2015.

Wednesday January 14 2015 – 9 am to 10:30 pm

  • 9 am – 6 pm Free practise
  • 6 pm – 10:30 pm Controlled practise (by class)
  • 6 pm – 8 pm entry confirmation
  • 6 pm   BBQ Dinner

Please note. Only those competing in the VCM Performance Junior Top Guns are able to participate at this practise day.

Thursday January 15 2015 – 9 am to 6 pm
Free Practise – (Track open as normal – Juniors & Seniors welcome)

Friday January 16 2015 – 10 am to 2 pm
Official Practise – VCM Performance Junior Top Guns competitors only (No Seniors)

Saturday January 17 2015 – 10 am  – 2 pm
Official Practise – VCM Performance Junior Top Guns competitors only (No Seniors)

Front Gate Being Forced

To all members and NON members. It has come to our attention that the front gate is being forced open to gain access to the track. This behaviour will not be tolerated.

The person or persons found forcing the front gate open will have their membership cancelled and be asked to leave. If they are NOT an OGKRC member, they will  be excluded from any meetings in 2015 at the Oakleigh Go Kart Racing Club.

January 2015 Working Bee Photos

Here are a few images showing recent works completed.

Working Bee Thursday January 1 2015 Helpers Needed

As club members would be aware, there has been some kerb and gravel trap work done to our track over the Christmas break. Before we open the track for practice there are a few cleaning up jobs that need to be done.

We would like as many members as possible to assist for a few hours from 3 pm Thursday January 1 2015 to get the track and grounds tidied up. If you have shovels or brooms, please bring them with you.

Hope to see lots of our members there on Thursday. There will be a BBQ after work is complete. If you can help, please come along.

VCM Performance Junior Top Guns 2015 – Practice Sessions

The Oakleigh Go Kart Racing Club will be opening up the track and turning on the lights on Wednesday 14th January for Juniors Only (Cadet9, Cadet12, Junior National, Junior Clubman and Junior MAX) to practice for the VCM Performance Junior Top Guns which is to be held on Friday 16th & Saturday 17th January.

If you have never raced under lights or would just like some night time practice, the gates will be open from 9am. You will need to have a clear visor once the lights are on.

Wednesday 14th January 9:00am to 10:30pm
Unofficial Practice (Juniors Only – Cadet9, Cadet12, Junior National, Junior Clubman and Junior MAX)

Thursday 15th January 9:00am to 6:00pm
Unofficial Practice – (Track open as normal – Juniors & Seniors welcome)

Friday 16th January 10:00am  – 2:00pm
Official Practice – VCM Performance Junior Top Gun competitors Only (No Seniors)

Saturday 17th January 10:00am  – 2:00pm
Official Practice – VCM Performance Junior Top Gun competitors Only (No Seniors)