2016 Engines And Tyres Able To Be Used Immediately

Karting Australia have released a notification indicating that the 2016 Specification motors and tyres can be used immediately.

http://www.karting.net.au/information-on-use-of-new-engines-and-tyres

http://www.karting.net.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/2016-COMPETITION-TYRES-AND-VORTEX-DVS-ENGINES.pdf

If you do wish to use the new (2016 specification) Engines and/or Tyres on the track, please ensure you comply with the relevant Class rules as outlines in the 2016 Karting Manual.

http://www.karting.net.au/media/rules/2016/2016 KA Manual Final 17 Nov 2015.pdf

The Griffiths Report November Class Titles 2015

November Club Day means Class Titles at Oakleigh, so we gathered for the last time in 2015 for a Saturday Day / Night affair beginning with Qualifying, then 2 heats, a Pre Final and then the 18 lap Finals.

Putting in appearance for the last time at Oakleigh was Oscar Piastri who is bound for Europe to race in 2016. I was glad to see him turn up for one last crack at the place where it all started for him. As a number of people have said, Oscar looked like he would be something from the first time he rolled up at a Club Day, and we wish him well for the future.

Junior National Light / Junior National Heavy

Heat 1 and despite Light & Heavy being joined for today, it was the Heavy Bryce Woollard who found his way to the front in Heat 1 followed by another Heavy Benjamin D’Alia, Kyle Frencham and finally a Light in Callum Potter. Woollard and D’Alia pulled away and Potter got through to 2nd. D’Alia to the lead with 5 to go but Woollard stuck right on his crash bar for the next few laps, Potter now gaining in 3rd. With 2 to go D’Alia held a kart length lead and Potter was still gaining, but the front 2 would have to fight for him to get right on them, then suddenly (as it usually is) Woollard threw a chain so all over for him; D’Alia a comfortable winner followed home by Potter.

Woollard and Allan this time the front 2 after a lap, with D’Alia 3rd then Potter, Jack Martin and Kyle Frencham, then Riley Meens and Pearson Grant. Continue reading

Timetable Class Titles Saturday November 28 2015

Due to the change in format and increased laps offered at Class Titles, the timetable for the day has changed.

There will NOT be free practice on Saturday.

New Timetable – Class Titles Saturday 28th November 2015

  • 6 am – Gate opens, competitors may access the complex for pit set up
  • 7 am – 8.30 am – Entries accepted (No late entries will be accepted as this holds up the race meeting)
  • 8.45 am – Drivers briefing held on grid
  • 9 am – Racing starts – timed practice

Don’t forget ladies & Mechanics Demonstration to be conducted at the completion of racing.

Australian Kart Champions

The Oakleigh Go Kart Racing Club would like to congratulate all Oakleigh members who competed in the 2015 Australian Kart Championship series.

We are extremely pleased to mention the following who managed to finish in the Top 5 in the following Classes.

KA Junior
3rd Angelo Mouzouris

KA1
1st James Sera (2015 National Champion)
2nd Toby Pope
3rd Justin Francis
4th Matthew Mclean

X30
3rd James Sera

KF3
3rd Oscar Piastri

KF2
1st Liam Mclellan (2015 National Champion)

Oakleigh has produced many National Champions over many years and again we are proud to add James & Liam to our National Champions board in the Clubroom. Make sure you congratulate then next time you see them at the track.