The Griffiths Report October Class Titles 2013

October each year sees Oakleigh host its Class Titles where drivers race under the State Title format of Qualifying, 2 heats, a Pre Final and a Final. Qualifying and heats are run on Saturday and Pre Finals and Finals on Sunday.

If you visit Oakleigh for Junior Top Guns in January next year, or the 2014 Vic Open in March, it’s worth having a look at the Honour Boards of previous winners of Class Titles and Club Championships at Oakleigh – there are some pretty impressive names there. Multi National Title winner David Sera appears as early as 2000 when he took out Junior National Light, cousin James a number of times too, including Clubman Light in 2003; future National Champion Justin Schneider gets a guernsey as winner of Junior National Light in 2001, Thomas Randle – this weekend racing Formula Ford as part of the Gold Coast 600 – taking the win in Midgets (Cadets) in 2005, and Future Clubman Super Heavy National Champ Josh Brooker winning Leopard Heavy back in 2007. So who might we see from this weekend’s crop of racers graduate to fame, if not necessarily fortune?

After Heats on Saturday we got into Pre Finals on Sunday morning under cloudy skies. There was just a sheen of moisture on the track, so things looked like they might get interesting.

Junior National Heavy

01 - Junior HeavyFastest Qualifier Cody Donald had taken all before him in the heats, so was off Pole for the Pre Final and he led them away on a greasy track. With the whole field on slicks they soon spread out as some slid and spun their way around. Donald was well clear of Dylan O’Keefe Continue reading

Super Heavy At Class Titles 2013

The OGKRC Race Secretary apologises for having the incorrect class on the CMS pre entry facility.

Sportsman Super Heavy IS NOT offered at Class Titles. This will be amended to Clubman Super Heavy for the race meeting.

Any members wishing to race Clubman Super Heavy can

  • Enter as Sportsman Super Heavy (we will amend at entry confirmation)
  • Enter on the day as Clubman Super Heavy.

Working Bee Sunday October 20 2013 Helpers Needed

The club is holding a working bee from 9am this Sunday, October 20. The track will be closed for normal use during the working bee.

If anyone has access to the following, please bring it along.

  • Bob cat or excavator – Soil needs to be moved
  • Chain saw

Please come along, and help out your club.

October 2013 General Meeting Tonight 7.30pm

The October general meeting of the Oakleigh Go Kart Racing Club is being held this Tuesday October 8th 2013, at 7.30pm in the club rooms.

All members are invited to attend the general meeting. Many discussions, ideas and decisions are made at the general meetings. If you don’t attend, you are then unable to have your say in the direction that the club takes on various matters.

XIV Australian Masters Games Geelong October 2013

The XIV Australian Masters Games will be held at the Geelong Karting Club, Corio, on Friday the 11th and Saturday the 12th of October 2013.

Classes offered for racing include Clubman Light, Clubman Heavy, Clubman Super Heavy, Senior National @ 150kg, Restricted 125 Light, Restricted 125 Heavy, Tag 125 Light, Tag 125 Heavy.

Age Categories 30 – 39, 40 – 49, 50 – 59, 60+. Minimum age for competition is 30 years. (Age is determined at 31 December 2013.)

Visit the official Australian Masters Games website for more details.

The Griffiths Report September Club Day 2013

Following some wild weather in the last few days in Melbourne, Oakleigh’s September Club day looked like being an almost perfect day; cool to start, but bright and sunny with the promise of better things to come. As the day progressed the wind increased to a stiff breeze, but karters had come out to play – 125 combatants this month, and after Drivers’ Briefing and Qualifying for the feature classes, racing got underway.

Again, photos this month are supplied by Andrew Daley of AKD Photography. See more at akdphotos.com

Clubman Heavy / Clubman Super Heavy

20130929 Clubman HeavyAnthony Westaway and Lachlan Citrine were the front row in Heavy, while Brett Jenkin and Mick Fisher led the Super Heavys away in Heat 1 and a good clean getaway by all except Darren Kemp who rolled to a stop in the form up laps. After a couple of laps Citrine was blitzing, well out in front, and visiting Vic Open title holder Michael Brennan Continue reading