Griffiths Gear For Sale

Long time club member Michael Griffiths has finally decided to retire from karting. He and major sponsor Paul Griffiths who is an OGKRC life member are selling up their vast collection of karting spares along with their team trailer.

The parts and trailer will be on display this Saturday at the November club day at Oakleigh. Click the following links to see the list of items which are for sale.

November 2013 Club Day Races Enter Now

The November Club Day, last for the year, is being held at OGKRC for all club members on Saturday 23/11/2013 and entries are now open.

Feature classes will be Cadets & Sportsman Restricted Light (if more than 5 competitors).

For anyone competing in this event, please don’t forget to pre-enter online by Wednesday evening. Only those who pre-enter online are eligible to be in the tyre draw which is held at the completion of racing.

The entry fee for competitors pre-entering online is $45. The entry fee for competitors who don’t pre-enter online will be $50.

Timetable Saturday

  • Canteen open 11am
  • Entries taken from 11.30am – 1pm (No late entries will be accepted as this holds up the race meeting)
  • Practice Session for all competitors from 9am
  • Drivers briefing 1.45pm
  • Racing starts at the completion of drivers briefing

90 pre-entries to date (21/11/2013 9.47pm)

  • Cadets (Pre-entries: 9)
  • Rookies (Pre-entries: 5)
  • Junior National Light (Pre-entries: 7)
  • Junior National Heavy (Pre-entries: 10)
  • Junior Clubman (Pre-entries: 7)
  • Clubman Light (Pre-entries: 6)
  • Clubman Heavy (Pre-entries: 2)
  • Clubman Super Heavy (Pre-entries: 3)
  • Sportsman Restricted Light (Pre-entries: 14)
  • Sportsman Restricted Heavy (Pre-entries: 12)
  • Tag 125 Light (Pre-entries: 6)
  • Tag 125 Heavy (Pre-entries: 9)

Presentation Dinner 2013

The 2013 Presentation Dinner will be held at 6.30pm on December 7 at the Dandenong Club, corner Heatherton Rd & Stud Rd, Dandenong North.

As seating capacity is limited, please book your tickets early to avoid missing out. Contact Sam Sera to book your tickets. Please note, you will not be able to turn up and pay on the day. Ticket bookings close November 25 2013. No extension to this is possible.

See the image below for all event details


November 2013 General Meeting Tonight 7.30pm

The November general meeting of the Oakleigh Go Kart Racing Club is being held this Tuesday November 12th 2013, at 7.30pm in the club rooms.

If you have any questions, ideas or just want to keep up to date on what is happening around the club, please attend tonight’s meeting.

2014 Ladies National Special Karting Event

Ladies start your engines. It’s on again. The Ladies National Special Karting Event.

Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th January 2014 at Lithgow City Kart raceway (Combined Districts Kart Club). Entries Close on Friday 10/01/2014.

Australia’s only all girls Karting event. So show the blokes you can race.

  • Classes from Cadets to open TAG plus the ladies canteen cup
  • Great trophies
  • Win a pink plate
  • The Nicole Franks memorial trophy
  • Track available for practice from Monday 20/1/2014
  • You can camp at the track with great facilities
  • A social held in clubhouse on Saturday night (the 25th January) with a charity auction to raise funds for the National Breast Cancer Foundation and the crowning of the 2014 Karting Princess


The Griffiths Report October Class Titles 2013

October each year sees Oakleigh host its Class Titles where drivers race under the State Title format of Qualifying, 2 heats, a Pre Final and a Final. Qualifying and heats are run on Saturday and Pre Finals and Finals on Sunday.

If you visit Oakleigh for Junior Top Guns in January next year, or the 2014 Vic Open in March, it’s worth having a look at the Honour Boards of previous winners of Class Titles and Club Championships at Oakleigh – there are some pretty impressive names there. Multi National Title winner David Sera appears as early as 2000 when he took out Junior National Light, cousin James a number of times too, including Clubman Light in 2003; future National Champion Justin Schneider gets a guernsey as winner of Junior National Light in 2001, Thomas Randle – this weekend racing Formula Ford as part of the Gold Coast 600 – taking the win in Midgets (Cadets) in 2005, and Future Clubman Super Heavy National Champ Josh Brooker winning Leopard Heavy back in 2007. So who might we see from this weekend’s crop of racers graduate to fame, if not necessarily fortune?

After Heats on Saturday we got into Pre Finals on Sunday morning under cloudy skies. There was just a sheen of moisture on the track, so things looked like they might get interesting.

Junior National Heavy

01 - Junior HeavyFastest Qualifier Cody Donald had taken all before him in the heats, so was off Pole for the Pre Final and he led them away on a greasy track. With the whole field on slicks they soon spread out as some slid and spun their way around. Donald was well clear of Dylan O’Keefe Continue reading

Super Heavy At Class Titles 2013

The OGKRC Race Secretary apologises for having the incorrect class on the CMS pre entry facility.

Sportsman Super Heavy IS NOT offered at Class Titles. This will be amended to Clubman Super Heavy for the race meeting.

Any members wishing to race Clubman Super Heavy can

  • Enter as Sportsman Super Heavy (we will amend at entry confirmation)
  • Enter on the day as Clubman Super Heavy.

Working Bee Sunday October 20 2013 Helpers Needed

The club is holding a working bee from 9am this Sunday, October 20. The track will be closed for normal use during the working bee.

If anyone has access to the following, please bring it along.

  • Bob cat or excavator – Soil needs to be moved
  • Chain saw

Please come along, and help out your club.