The next Oakleigh Go Kart Racing Club (OGKRC) General Meeting will be held on Tuesday February 9 2016 at 7:30pm in the Clubrooms.
General Meetings are open to all OGKRC members and as members you are entitled to put forward any issues/views/concerns that you believe need to be discussed. You will also hear from other members and the Committee about things that have/will be happening around your Club.
There will be opportunity to bring up other items on the night when we get the General Business section of the night but if you know of something please let us know in advance.
Always good to read about Oakleigh Members furthering their careers in Motorsport.
Young Australian racer ready to take on his European dream
Fifteen-year-old Victorian Luis Leeds is soon to embark on the opportunity of a lifetime, after signing with the Red Bull Junior Team in late 2015.
For More information please click on this link.
Two more lap records have been broken already this year. Congratulations to Peter Gigis & Simon Fallon.
- KA3 Senior Heavy – Peter Gigis – 41.634
- KA3 Senior Light – Simon Fallon – 40.567
Championship points are also available for download.
The second club day of the year is to be held on Saturday February 27 2016. Details for this event are now available on the race entry page. The bottom of that page now lists feature classes to run each month.
So with Junior Top Guns run and won it’s time to turn our attention to Club Days at Oakleigh and our January kicks off with a sunny Saturday afternoon that will lead us into finals under lights. There is some rain forecast which might mix things up a bit, and for 2016 the race format changes to Qualifying for Heat 1, then Heat 2 you start where you finished Heat 1, and then points from these 2 determine where you start the final, so combine some changeable weather with a new race format, and then the usual mix of Juniors moving up to Seniors and so on, and we’re in for an interesting day.
Andrew Daley from AKD Photography joined us again for 2016 and we appreciate his support. If you want some pictures of the action, find them at www.akdphotos.com .
TAG 125 Light / TAG 125 Heavy
Daniel Griffin and Shane Kovacs the front row here for Heat 1, with Ashley Seward and Richard Matera the only 2 in Heavy, respectively 1 and 2. Griffin away well in Light with Jamie Westaway through to 2nd then Jack Scanlan as Kovacs drops back to 4th. Justin Carless was moving through the field after an uncharacteristic qualifying performance and on lap 3 got up to 4th, now ahead of Scanlan, with Kovacs moving into 3rd. In Heavy, Seward was 1st, buried in a pack of slower Lights while Matera was both 2nd and last if you know what I mean. Griffin meanwhile was coming under pressure from Westaway Continue reading
This coming Saturday is the first club day races of 2016 and it will be a day / night event. There are plenty of classes to pick from, and the entry fee is only $50.
The track will be open in the morning for practise and racing will begin early in the afternoon.
Do remember to bring a helmet visor that complies with the rules for racing after sunset.
Full details including supplementary regulations can be found on the race entry page.
Several Lap Records were broken at Junior Top Guns 2016.
Congratulations to Toby, Hugh, Jai, Dylan & Angelo.
Cadet 9 – Toby Dvorak – 44.934
Cadet 12 – Hugh Barter – 43.615
KA4 Junior Light – Jai Sparey – 41.112
KA4 Junior Heavy – Dylan Hollis – 41.549
KA3 Junior – Angelo Mouzouris – 40.186
So Saturday dawned bright and sunny for the second round of Junior Top Guns at Oakleigh. We thought Friday was the perfect day for a kart race; that was until we saw the weather today. A beautiful sunny 24 degrees as I pulled in the gate about an hour before qualifying got underway. The blistering times that were set in all classes yesterday might not be repeated since competitors had to use the same tyres, but conditions were ideal and the track was in absolute top notch nick after yesterday’s racing.
KA4 Junior Light
Jai Sparey off Pole with a 41.220 against his own 41.152 yesterday, so not a great difference in times at all, if this class was any indication. Behind him was Nicholas Schembri, Bradley James again up there, then Kai Upiter, Finn Cassidy and Nicholas Trebilcock. Sparey didn’t quite get the start he wanted as Schembri got through, but only for a lap as Sparey regained the ascendancy, Upiter in 3rd, then Webster and Trebilcock Continue reading
So here we are again in January at Oakleigh, meaning it’s time for Junior Top Guns. The track looked an absolute picture – the work the committee and members have put in over summer has transformed the place. Fresh bunting ringed the track, run offs freshly topped up, tyres renewed and painted, the grass was trimmed and all was in readiness for the heart starter of the karting year.
I won’t go on about the champions Oakleigh has produced (lots of them), the lively weather we usually get on Top Guns weekend (either flood or heatwave, but today perfect), or the great battles we have seen fought here over the years between young karters. Some of them have gone on to stellar careers in Motorsport and some have stayed in karts – but we hope that everyone who rolled up this weekend from near or far has fun, and we see some close racing.
KA4 Junior Light
Qualifying saw Jai Sparey ahead of Bradley James then Nicholas Schembri Continue reading
Pre Entries for the 2016 Junior Tops Guns may have closed on CM:S, but it’s not too late to enter.
Entries will be taken on the day at entry confirmation or you can email our Race Secretary & let him know you wish to enter.
If you don’t yet have the Rear Impact Protection, contact one of the following local kart shops who have stock.
– James Sera Karting Centre
– Adam Macrow Racing
– Baron Engines