So, you’ve decided to race one of the prestigious State Titles like the Victorian or NSW Open, or maybe you’ve decided to have a crack at the Nationals. You’ve heard about how tough the racing and competition can be and you know that to succeed in say the fiercely competitive Clubman Light category you’ll have to be right on your game. You and your driver will have to work together as a team, analysing data post race, working out weaknesses in the opposition, going over the kart with a keen eye looking for every little thing that can go wrong (and often only does at a big meeting), checking back through your records looking for that one small tweak that might coax half a tenth from the kart. The pressure can be too great for some and tensions can rise, emotions can boil over and see drivers and mechanics strained to breaking point. Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you our President……
The 2013 Southern City Classic at Oakleigh Go Kart Racing Club will be a Seniors only event.
There will be 10 Senior classes offered and the final will be run under lights.
With no Junior classes running, competitors will get to enjoy increased track time. There will be Saturday morning practice sessions, followed by a qualifying session and then 2 x 10 Lap Heats, 12 Lap Pre-Final and a 15 Lap Final. The Final will be held under lights.
The meeting will run on Saturday April 6th. The circuit will be open on Friday 5th for pit setup only – no practice.
OGKRC’s starter Paul Griffiths has filed the following race report after round 2 of Junior Top Guns 2013.
Much the same weather conditions as yesterday, bright sunshine, a gentle breeze – perfect for the second round of Junior Top Guns for 2013, and Qualifying got under way just after 3.00pm. The first thing you noticed was the big variation from the placings in Qualifying the night before. With competitors using the same tyres as they had in Round 1, a different strategy and set up would be required – some nailed it, some struggled.
Jordyn Sinni nailed it – pole from Connor Callanan, Damon Papasergio and Sean Larkin; yesterday’s pole man Benito Montalbano back in 11th. Continue reading →