Front Gate Being Forced

To all members and NON members. It has come to our attention that the front gate is being forced open to gain access to the track. This behaviour will not be tolerated.

The person or persons found forcing the front gate open will have their membership cancelled and be asked to leave. If they are NOT an OGKRC member, they will  be excluded from any meetings in 2015 at the Oakleigh Go Kart Racing Club.

January 2015 Working Bee Photos

Here are a few images showing recent works completed.

Working Bee Thursday January 1 2015 Helpers Needed

As club members would be aware, there has been some kerb and gravel trap work done to our track over the Christmas break. Before we open the track for practice there are a few cleaning up jobs that need to be done.

We would like as many members as possible to assist for a few hours from 3 pm Thursday January 1 2015 to get the track and grounds tidied up. If you have shovels or brooms, please bring them with you.

Hope to see lots of our members there on Thursday. There will be a BBQ after work is complete. If you can help, please come along.

Track Closure From December 26 2014

The track and grounds will be closed for maintenance from 6 pm Friday December 26 2014 until further notice. At this stage, it is estimated that the track will be closed for one week. Further information will be posted here as it comes to hand.

VCM Performance Junior Top Guns 2015 – Practice Sessions

The Oakleigh Go Kart Racing Club will be opening up the track and turning on the lights on Wednesday 14th January for Juniors Only (Cadet9, Cadet12, Junior National, Junior Clubman and Junior MAX) to practice for the VCM Performance Junior Top Guns which is to be held on Friday 16th & Saturday 17th January.

If you have never raced under lights or would just like some night time practice, the gates will be open from 9am. You will need to have a clear visor once the lights are on.

Wednesday 14th January 9:00am to 10:30pm
Unofficial Practice (Juniors Only – Cadet9, Cadet12, Junior National, Junior Clubman and Junior MAX)

Thursday 15th January 9:00am to 6:00pm
Unofficial Practice – (Track open as normal – Juniors & Seniors welcome)

Friday 16th January 10:00am  – 2:00pm
Official Practice – VCM Performance Junior Top Gun competitors Only (No Seniors)

Saturday 17th January 10:00am  – 2:00pm
Official Practice – VCM Performance Junior Top Gun competitors Only (No Seniors)

The Griffiths Report November Club Day 2014

Oakleigh was bathed in magnificent spring sunshine as we rolled up for the last Club Day of the year. As usual during the daylight savings months we run this Club Day as a day nighter on Saturday and it looked like being a beauty. With all the changes going on in karting, it may be the last time we see a number of these classes and engines in action – who knows what’s in store for 2015? For now though, it was all about today

Rookies

20141129ROOK019Hamish Allan off pole and to the lead ahead of Jett Blumeris and Michael Horner, Antonio Mastroianni and Callum Potter. Allan pulled away as the laps rolled by and while the group behind him threatened to put on a show, nothing much eventuated and the order was unchanged at the flag except that Blumeris was caught behind a lapped kart on the line and dropped to 3rd, Horner getting through to 2nd.

Angus Baddeley-Thompson away from 2nd ahead of Pole man Ethan Church then Callum Potter and Mitchell McGovern, Heat 1 winner Allan unlucky to expire on the start line before the race got underway. Continue reading