Working Bee Thursday December 29 2016

On Friday we had our annual track inspection. There were a few things identified that we will need to fix. The biggest job is to replace all the blue barrels around the light poles with tyres.

There will be a working bee on Thursday December 29 2016 starting at 9am. The track will be CLOSED ALL DAY.

There are 18 light poles and about 240 tyres that need to be put in place and bolted together, so please come down and lend a hand for a few hours. There will be a BBQ lunch provided.

Please bring along cordless drills if you can.

Top Guns January 2017

The 2016 season may have just finished but at Oakleigh we are already looking to season 2017.

Once again kicking off the karting calendar, Junior Top Guns is only just over a month away. Bigger and better in 2017, Junior Top Guns will have more laps and a huge prize pool worth nearly $15,000.

With a great discount offer on accommodation and free camping available there’s no excuse not to make your way to Oakleigh.

Supp Regs will be available shortly at www.vka.asn.au/supp-regs/

The Griffiths Report Class Titles 2016

November means Class Titles time at Oakleigh and a number of determined souls gathered on a mild Saturday morning to see who would take the spoils. The report is brief because I was also busy looking after flags and I should also note that all results here are provisional – they are the order the karts crossed the finish line, but are to be confirmed.

TAG 125 Light / TAG 125 Heavy

Michael Carless took all before him in the Heats of Light, winning both, with Jack Scanlan and Daniel Griffin sharing a pair of seconds. In Heavy Richard Matera had an easy time of it with Anthony Lantouris suffering a DNF in Heat 1 and not starting Heat 2.

In the Pre Final it was Carless yet again, Griffin then Rory Spencer and Scanlan behind him, James Barnes going out with a DNF.

Carless completed a clean sweep, winning the Final, Griffin in 2nd and Scanlan and Spencer putting on the best dice in this class Continue reading

The Griffiths Report Southern City Classic 2016

Oakleigh’s Southern City Classic got underway on a sunny Sunday morning as Melbourne began to get into spring weather in earnest with a hot 31 degrees forecast – the first warm weather racing we had seen for some time. Showers and thunderstorms were also forecast for later in the day which might liven things up towards the end, but as the morning rolled on we ran qualifying and then got into the heats.

Cadet 12

Samuel Gibson off pole with Damon Woods beside him and Steve Tsesmelis and Brodie Thomson behind him, but Lap 1 of Heat 1 we have a red flag as Jett Wilson and Hugo Simpson tangle exiting JSKC corner and need some attention. They both prove to be fine, but subsequently we have a full restart minus the pair of them. Gibson away well and leads Woods and Thompson, Joshua D’Ambrosio working up into 4th then Isaac Woodhouse, Tyler Knowles and Liam O’Donnell as Tsesmelis dropped back with an issue I missed. With 3 to go Gibson, Thomson and Woods Continue reading

2 x $500 Random Prize Draws At Southern City Classic November 20 2016

The club committee has now given you two more reasons to race at the Southern City Classic on November 20 2016. The reasons – there will be two $500 random prize draws conducted at the event, which any competitor has the chance to win. You must be in attendance at the draw, or a redraw will take place.

The track will be open all day on Saturday November 19 2016 for anyone wishing to practise for this event.

Full event details and supplementary regulations are available on the race entry page.

Please take the time to pre-enter for the event.