The Griffiths Report April Club Day 2015

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

20150426TaGRL054Fastest 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.

TAG Masters

20150426TaGM064Who 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

April 2015 Club Day Races This Sunday

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.

Track Closure Dates April 2015

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 Griffiths Report Kingston Cup 2015

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.

Cadets 9

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

Kingston Cup 2015

The Kingston Cup is a single day event that will be held on Saturday March 21 2015. If you are racing be sure to download the supplementary regulations for the event.

Don’t forget to bring your clear helmet visors if racing continues into the evening.

  • Entry confirmation: 7:00am – 8:30am
  • Drivers Briefing: 8:45am (to be held on the out grid)
  • Timed Practice: At the completion of Drivers Briefing
  • Racing starts: At the completion of Timed Practice

February 28 2015 Club Day Day/Night Race

The first Club Day for 2015 is on Saturday 28th February (Day/Night). This year we will have a different racing format. All classes will have a qualifying session, 2 x heats and a final. The final results will determine trophies for each Class. The results from both the heats and the final will count towards the club championship. Please see the race entry page for supplementary regulations and timetable.

The Griffiths Report VCM Performance Junior Top Guns 2015 Round 2

Day 2 of Junior Top Guns at Oakleigh for 2015 looks like a carbon copy of Day 1. Weather fine and sunny, tents and marquees flapping lazily in a gentle breeze – all in all a perfect day for racing. After a bit of practice in the morning and early afternoon, pit crews and pilots were making final tweaks and adjustments in readiness for qualifying, and after Driver’s Briefing we were ready to go.

We should also note that yesterday’s aerobatic champ from Cadets 9, Ruby Gibson, was back at the track and ready to race after spectacularly coming out of her kart yesterday following a tangle in Heat 2. Good to see her back and having another go, and a pat on the back for Oakleigh’s Doc, Ian Donaldson who does a great job at all our meetings.

Junior National Light

Declan Fraser again the pole man with a 43.994, beside him Zackery Best, Jacob Dowson and Angelo Mouzouris the second row. Fraser off to a quick start Continue reading