Vale – Carey Stapleton

On the 13th of March 2011, a past member of the Oakleigh Go Kart Racing Club, Carey Stapleton passed away.

Carey raced with myself and a few of the senior members that are still at the club. He raced in Clubman Heavy, then moved to Rotax Over 40 at the Go-Kart Club Of Victoria. He was a fierce competitor that made racing him a challenge, and when you finished in front of him you knew you had earned it.

On a personal note I would like to say that he will be missed by us that knew him well.

Rest in peace Carey.

Adam Bourke.

The committee and members from the Oakleigh Go Kart Racing Club wish to pass on our most sincere condolences to Carey’s family and friends on this most solemn occasion, and will always remember him as a fellow member of our club.

14 thoughts on “Vale – Carey Stapleton

  1. I don’t know what to say. Carey was a great friend and a smiling face here at MKC. A top bloke all round who should not have gone. Wish I could talk to you again mate. Roger….

    • so sad, I met Carey when he first joined the club, he loved Karting, always had time to have a chat and was areal genuine good bloke.
      sincere condolences to his family

  2. I saw Carey only a fortnight or so ago, and just missed his return phone call on Thursday. A very sad time and my thoughts are with Hazel and the girls. A ripper bloke taken way too early.

  3. A person greatly missed. Always had a smile and a joke and loved his family

    John Pam Nick & Abby Chapman

  4. Carey will be sadly missed by the rotax o40s racers. He was one to take the challenge to his fellow competitors. He raced hard and fair. Carey was the first real friend i made in karting at only my first open meeting (my 3rd race ever) back in 2000. I will miss him dearly and send my sympathies to his family. One taken way to early from his family and friends.

  5. Truly shocked when i heard! 🙁
    such a nice bloke to be taken so young, will miss ya carey
    Raced against carey for many years and sure was a fierce competitor! miss ya buddy!

  6. Such a great friend so sadly missed. We had such wonderful times karting with Carey, always there to help pit crew and always there to keep us laughing, always such a great support to Trent. Miss you heaps buddy. Denis, Kris & Trent James #51

  7. OMG I am shock, so sad I don’t know what to say. But Carey was a true and loyal friend to have in Karting. We met you at the C Grades in the year 2000. You were always ready to have a chat with us and we loved your company. Truly a gentleman in Karting and especially to Me (Sharon) you would go out of way to have a chat with me and always want to know about Justin. You loved picking Michael’s brain for set ups and enjoyed your racing. You will be sadly missed and our thoughts are with Hazel and your Children. Rest in Peace. Sharon, Michael & Justin Schneider

  8. Absolutely shocked and saddened at this terrible news. Our thoughts go out to his family and friends at this terrible time. RIP, Carey.

    Stan, Julie and all connected with Concept Karting and Racegear

  9. Daniel & I are shocked to hear this terrible news, I received Email from Carey asking hows my racing going not long ago. I thought to catch up with him at todd rd–vic open, but it didnt happen sadly. DAN & I raced against carey many times in different classes over the years, Carey was very good fair racer and funny bloke. He will be sadly missed and our thoughts are with hazel and the kids. Rest In Peace. Donald & Daniel Singh.

  10. Just heard the sad news and we are both shocked. When I rang Lucas to tell him his first words were “Cold Pizza for breakfast.” That’s what Carey had for breakfast when we used to race away from OGKRC and Lucas still remembers that vividly.

    A true gentleman who will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Our thoughts are with his family and many friends. Rest in Peace.
    Garry & Lucas Boucher

  11. Although I knew Cary has cancer somehow I hoped that he would soon get better and all the guys in Over 40’s at Todd Road would see his cheeky grin as he put his kart on the grid for another of his famous comebacks. I had the pleasure to race against Cary many times and he always raced with determination and skill, if you beat Cary you knew you had done well. He will be sorely missed as one of the nicest guys you could meet. Condolences to his family

    Steve Willing

  12. It’s terrible to hear of the passing of Carey. A genuine top bloke with a valued sense of humor, you will truly be missed by all who knew you.
    Our sincere condolences to Carey’s family.
    From the Pereira family

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