Monash Motorsport European Update

The team from Monash Motorsport has sent updates of their latest event.


Team in GermanyI just thought I’d give you another update now that the team is back from Europe.

We competed at Formula Student Germany from ​29th July to 3rd August against over 70 teams. The week started off well with MMS getting through scrutineering and technical inspection on the Wednesday. On Thursday, we had all of our static events, with Design Event and Cost Analysis in the morning and Business Presentation in the afternoon.

We ended up taking out 4th in Design, 2nd in Cost and 5th in Business Preso, which were awesome results and put us in a really good position going into the dynamic events. On Friday, we had our Skidpad event and took out 2nd. Continue reading

Presentation Dinner 2014

The 2014 Presentation Dinner will be held at 6.30pm on Saturday December 13 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.

See the image below for all event details.

2014 presentation

The Griffiths Report September Club Day 2014

We begin the September Club Day report by welcoming new Oakleigh President David Bell. At the recent AGM David nominated for President and so takes over from the retiring Adam Bourke, who should be acknowledged for the tireless contribution he has made to the Club over the last few years. Adam would also want to thank, among many other people, retiring Vice President John Chapman who has also done just about every job going at the Club over the years he has been involved. John’s VP position is taken over by Sam Sera, so congratulations to Sam too.

The AGM also saw two new Life Members inducted in Steve Carless and Gary Weickhardt – well done to both of them for all they have contributed to the club, particularly in maintenance of the track and grounds. While everybody here today began their association with the club because they wanted to race go karts, there is an enormous amount of work that goes on behind the scenes to make all this happen. Don’t be shy about offering to do a bit around the place – come to a General Meeting and see what makes the place tick. With the number of members Oakleigh has we should be awash with volunteers, yet often it falls to the same group of people to get it all done. Why don’t you get involved?

Editorial over, racing begins:

Clubman Heavy / Clubman Super Heavy

Reynolds off to a flyer in Heavy followed by Sidwell then Poon and in Super Heavy it was Chase followed by Kemp and Polak. 3 laps in and Reynolds was gone, then Sidwell and Mastorakis now through from the rear, but still well behind Reynolds. Continue reading

September 2014 Club Day This Sunday

The September 2014 Club Day will be held this Sunday. Don’t forget to check out the race entry page so you know the timetable for the day.

Pre-entries (now closed) are as follows:

  • Cadets (Pre-entries: 4)
  • Rookies (Pre-entries: 1)
  • Junior National Light (Pre-entries: 5)
  • Junior National Heavy (Pre-entries: 5)
  • Junior Clubman (Pre-entries: 1)
  • Clubman Light (Pre-entries: 3)
  • Clubman Heavy (Pre-entries: 4)
  • Clubman Super Heavy (Pre-entries: 0)
  • Clubman Medium @ 150kg (Pre-entries: 4)
  • Sportsman Restricted Light (Pre-entries: 6)
  • Sportsman Restricted Heavy (Pre-entries: 4)
  • TAG 125 Light (Pre-entries: 4)
  • TAG 125 Heavy (Pre-entries: 4)
  • TAG Over 40’s @170kg (Pre-entries: 5)

Don’t forget, you can still enter on the day.

Karting Australia Information Regarding Use Of New Engines

Karting Australia has posted the following important information.

Download the Technical Rule Interpretation (TRI-04) by clicking here

There is some confusion about the currently permitted use of the new engines to be introduced into competition in 2015.
This includes the IAME KA 100, Vortex Mini Rok, Micro Max and Mini Max engines for use on our race tracks.

Current Position
These engines are not eligible for use on Karting Australia licenced circuits at this time.
They are all subject to homologation and approval by Karting Australia.
Our rules are quite specific with regards to engines that can be used for our Classes. These engines are not included in them at this time and cannot be used until such time as they are specifically approved by Karting Australia.

Vortex Mini Rok
The Vortex Mini Rok engine that is to be homologated by OTK Kart Group with Karting Australia will become eligible for use on KA Licenced tracks only after that process has been completed and the engines have been added to the appropriate Classes.

The specification and details of the engine and all of its peripherals have not been confirmed on the homologation that will apply to the Vortex Mini Rok engine for use in competition from 1 January 2015. It has not been approved for competition
and it has not been added to any Class.

Competitors are advised that until the homologation, validation and approval for competition process has been completed and formal advice to that effect is supplied by Karting Australia that it is most unwise to purchase a Vortex Mini Rok engine with the expectation that it will be eligible for competition in 2015.

Further, Competitors are advised that they should not expect to practice with the Vortex Mini Rok engine at this time on Karting Australia licenced tracks. Karting Australia’s insurance policies do not afford cover for this engine at this time.

2014 AGM Details

The Annual General Meeting of the Oakleigh Go Kart Racing Club was held Tuesday September 16 2014.

The following Members that were elected onto the OGKRC Committee:

  • President – David Bell
  • Vice President – Samantha Sera
  • Secretary – Vern Kranz
  • Treasurer – Steven Bates
  • General Committee – Steve Carless
  • General Committee – Steve Griffin
  • General Committee – Paul Barlow
  • General Committee – Rafe Todd
  • General Committee – Jamie Frencham
  • General Committee – Chris O’Keeffe
  • Membership Secretary – Steve Griffin

The VKA Delegates for this year are:

  • VKA Delegate – Adam Bourke
  • VKA Delegate – Guy Millar

Life Members

Gary Weickhardt and Steve Carless were awarded Life Membership for their many years of valued service to the Club and its Members.

AGM September 16 2014

The Annual General Meeting is to be held this coming Tuesday, September 16 2014 in the club rooms at 7.30pm. All members are requested to attend this meeting.

For those new to the club, the AGM is yearly meeting where committee positions become vacant and a new committee is elected. A committee member needs to be a current member of the club and they may stand for any position on the committee.

There will be snacks and drinks provided. Come along and get to know those that will be managing the club for the next year.

See you there.

Message From Current President Adam Bourke

To all Members,
As this will be my last notice to you all as President of the OGKRC I would like to thank a few people.

Number 1 is John Chapman. He joined the committee around 2002 and has been with me for the whole journey. He has been a committee member, secretary and Vice President. He has been to nearly every working bee, or down cleaning on his own. He is now a Steward on club days. He is also standing down from the committee. I would like to thank John for all his efforts and also as a true friend I have made in karting along with so many others.

To Steve Carless who is also standing down but has put in a big effort over the short time he has been on the committee and at the club.

To the committees I have worked with over the years, Continue reading

Gate FOB Keys

Recent problems with the gate fob key system have been rectified. Existing fob keys are void and will no longer allow you access to the track.

You can now exchange your existing fob key at the following kart shops

  • Concept Karting
  • James Sera Karting Centre
  • Melbourne Kart Centre
  • Tony Kart Australia (Baron)

NOTE: The Kart shops will only give you a new fob key if you give them back your old one.

If you do not have your old fob key please contact Steve Griffin 0407 820 815 (after hours only) or via email

You will also be able to exchange your old fob key at September Club Day during Entry Confirmation.

We have a limited number of new fob keys at the moment, but more will be available soon.