There will be a working bee held from 2 pm this Saturday, May 9, 2015. The track and grounds require some maintenance leading up to round 3 of the VKC, which is to be held at OGKRC May 15 -17 2015.
The track will be closed during the working bee. The more helpers that come along, the quicker the tasks can be finished. It would be great to see some new faces at the working bee.
Oakleigh’s Southern City Classic was condensed into a Saturday only meeting this year as we were able to combine a number of classes and get it all done in a day. Weather looked good; karters were lined up ready to get going, so after a few laps of practice we got things underway.
Simon Fallon off pole, and by my reckoning broke a long standing Lap record in Junior Clubman qualifying today. His 40.931 eclipsed none other than Dave Sera from back in 2004 who held it forever with 40.962, so well done to Fallon. Beside him was Benjamin D’Alia, then Christian Pancione and Joshua Thomas; these being the 4 Junior Clubmans today and as we went green Fallon jumped to the lead. Within a few laps he had pulled clear of D’Alia who in turn was clear of Pancione and Thomas brought up the rear. Until lap 8 when Thomas dropped a chain Continue reading
The OGKRC Southern City Classic is still on this week-end. We have decided to run the meeting but it will now be a one day meeting only – Saturday 2nd May 2015.
Due to some Classes not forming, a number of Classes will be combined so that all karters still get to race.
If you are racing be sure to download the supplementary regulations & addendum 1 & addendum 2 for the event.
The supplementary regulations contain all event details including the timetable.
The Classes to run (based on pre-entries (CMS) and entries via Telephone/E-Mail) will be as follows (not race order):
- Cadet 9/Cadet 12 (combined)
- Junior National Light
- Junior Nation Heavy
- Junior Clubman
- Clubman Light/Clubman Heavy (combined)
- TAG Light/TAG Heavy (combined)
- TAG Restricted Light/TAG Restricted Heavy (combined)
- 6:30am Track Open
- 7:15am Canteen Open
- 7:15am – 8:30am Entry Confirmation & Official Confirmation
- 8:45am Drivers Briefing
- 9:00am – 5:30pm (approx.) Unofficial Practice/Timed Practice/Heat 1/Heat
Also, the track will be open on Sunday for those who wish to practice for Round 3 of the Victorian Kart Championship. The canteen will be open on Sunday 10am to 2pm.
Grey and gloomy skies the order of the day for the Oakleigh April Club Day. Lots of rain on Saturday at different times and the forecast was for showers today as well, so it didn’t look like being a relaxing day of just squirting on a bit of chain lube between heats and going out again. Wets were popped on rims and eyes cast skywards as activities commenced.
Unfortunately, since no one else was available I was kept busy doing the track safety lights today, so the race report this month is just a summary.
Restricted 125 Light
Fastest qualifier Jack Scanlan was 2nd in Heat 1 behind Lucas Filikotzias, then positions reversed for Heat 2 as Scanlan led home Filikotzias, Luke Stewart 3rd.
For the Final it was Scanlan who led Filikotzias across the line, Stewart home in 3rd.
Who thinks up some of these new class names? This one sounds like an instruction to go and graffiti a hardware store. Heat 1, and 2nd fastest qualifier Vern Kranz Continue reading
The April 2015 club day races are to be held this Sunday the 27th. We are now back to early starts with the gate opening from 6 am, and entries being taken from 7 – 8.30 am.
Race day information including supplementary regulations and timetable can be found on the race entry page.
Hope to see you there.
Please note that the track will be closed as follows
- Tuesday 21/4/2015 – Track Closed 9am to 5pm Track will be is use by Monash University Motorsport Team
- Monday 27/4/2015 – Friday 1/5/2015 – As per 2015 Australian Karting Manual, Competition Rules, Chapter 5, Rule 5 p) the track will be closed from Monday to Friday (inclusive) leading up to the Southern City Classic.
The April General Meeting of the Club will be on Tuesday 14th April 2015 at 7:30pm in the Club Room. All members are eligible to attend and ask any questions regarding the Club, after all it is your Club.
Hope to see you there.
End of March is already upon us and it’s time for the March 28 2015 club day. This club day is a day / night event, so be sure to bring your clear visors. Please see the race entry page for supplementary regulations and timetable.
There will be a working bee held from 5.30 pm this Thursday, March 26, 2015. Please come along to help with some general maintenance of your club.
A sunny Saturday welcomed karters who had made the trek to Oakleigh for the Kingston Cup. Entry numbers were OK, but probably no more than OK, as I think stand alone meetings that aren’t part of some bigger series probably struggle to attract numbers these days. The Pro Tour round in NSW may have also contributed to numbers being a bit thin, but nevertheless, those that had turned up were presented with a magnificent day and the promise of some fun racing. We got underway with qualifying just after 9.00 a.m.
Matthew Domaschenz quickest Cadet 9 with a 46.584, followed by Will Harper with a 46.985. Domaschenz strolled around in Heat 1 leading Harper with Damon Woods following in 3rd. Continue reading