The Griffiths Report July Club Day 2013

A good roll up of 110 karters ventured out for Oakleigh’s July Club day – and were met by a windy, chilly but thankfully dry day as we got things underway. Again photos of the action this month are available from and our thanks to Andrew for coming down and getting some shots of you all. He is also running a Facebook special this month: Andrew will pick 1 junior and 1 senior class driver that has liked the Facebook page for his website, and they will get 1 full, un-watermarked image of their choice from the race meeting of them. More details to follow on the Facebook page in the coming days. The link to the Facebook site is,

A special mention this month should also be made of the Sims family who head off to a new life in the USA following this Club Day – our best wishes and thanks for their help over the last 5 years go to Sean, Tara and Nicholas.

Junior National Light

Junior National LightHeat 1 saw Matthew Iredale off pole but at the green Cody Donald gets the jump and goes to the lead. After 3 laps Iredale has the situation back in hand and is at the front followed by Donald and Nicholas Sims then Jack Bell. By halfway the lead that Iredale had established was being eroded rapidly by Sims who had pulled clear of Donald and Bell. With 2 to go Iredale looked safe from Sims, whose march forward had halted, then it was Bell and Donald well back in 4th, and that’s the way they crossed the line. Continue reading

Officials And Helpers Needed

If you’re not racing this weekend, come along anyway and lend a hand, even if you only have a spare hour or two.


July 2013 Club Day Races This Weekend

20130630 - CL081The July Club Day is being held at OGKRC for all club members on Sunday 28/7/2013.

Feature class will be Clubman Super Heavy (if more than 5 competitors).

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

89 pre-entries to date (24/7/2013 9.30pm)

  • Cadets (Preentries: 7)
  • Rookies (Preentries: 4)
  • Junior National Light (Preentries: 5)
  • Junior National Heavy (Preentries: 15)
  • Junior Clubman (Preentries: 4)
  • Clubman Light (Preentries: 11)
  • Clubman Heavy (Preentries: 5)
  • Clubman Super Heavy (Preentries: 2)
  • Tag 125 Light (Preentries: 7)
  • Tag 125 Heavy (Preentries: 3)
  • Sportsman Restricted Light (Preentries: 13)
  • Sportsman Restricted Heavy (Preentries: 13)

Victorian Karting Association Annual General Meeting 2013

The Victorian Karting Association Inc Annual General Meeting is to be held on Thursday 10th October 2013 at the Function Room, Taylors Lakes Hotel, Melton Highway, Taylors Lakes at 7.30pm.

Nominations for the following positions close 5pm Wednesday 10th September 2013. Nominations must be on the official VKA nomination form – and must be signed by two member clubs and the nominee. Late or incomplete nomination forms will not be accepted.

  • State President
  • State Vice President
  • State Treasurer (2 year term)
  • State Delegate (must be a club delegate or executive member of the VKA at the time of nomination)
  • State Co Delegate (must be a club delegate or executive member of the VKA at the time of nomination)
  • State Stewards Coordinator
  • State Technical Coordinator
  • State Scrutineer Coordinator
  • State Track safety Inspector

NOTE: VKA Secretary Position not up for election.

Working Bee Sunday July 21 2013 Helpers Needed

The club is holding a working bee starting at 9am this Sunday, July 21. We need eager helpers to clean up the area where the old club room were and to help with various track and grounds maintenance.

The track will be closed for normal use during the working bee. The more helpers, the quicker we can re-open the track.

Kingston Cup 2013 Enter Now

The Kingston Cup is to be raced July 13&14 2013, so time to get your entries in now if you intend racing at this event.

Entries are not considered late until after 6pm Saturday July 13 2013.

You can still enter by emailing or at entry confirmation Saturday 3pm – 6pm.

109 pre-entries received as of 10.25pm 11/7/2013.

  • Cadets (Pre-entries: 10)
  • Rookies (Pre-entries: 9)
  • Junior National Light (Pre-entries: 12)
  • Junior National Heavy (Pre-entries: 21)
  • Junior Clubman (Pre-entries: 8)
  • Clubman Light (Pre-entries: 7)
  • Clubman Heavy (Pre-entries: 2)
  • Clubman Super Heavy (Pre-entries: 1)
  • Sportsman Restricted Light (Pre-entries: 14)
  • Sportsman Restricted Heavy (Pre-entries: 11)
  • Tag 125 Light (Pre-entries: 10)
  • Tag 125 Heavy (Pre-entries: 3)
  • Tag Over 35’s @170kg (Pre-entries: 1)

Saturday 13/7/2013

  • Setup
  • Practice from 10.00am until 4.00pm
  • Bar open at 4.00pm, BBQ Dinner
  • Entries 3.00 – 6.00pm

Sunday 14/7/2013

  • Timed Practice commences at 8.00.

Check Supp Regs for full details.

Thanks To The Helpers For July Working Bee

Thank you to all the club members and helpers who helped out at the working bee on Sunday July 7 2013.

It was magnificent to see so many eager helpers turn up in cool conditions to help out their club.

A great deal of work was accomplished, including the dismantling of the old club rooms which have been in use for over 20 years.

Thanks to everyone who brought their machinery, trucks, excavators, tools, etc.

Photos to be posted soon.