The Griffiths Report June Club Day 2013

When you went to bed on Saturday night (at least where I live) you would have been expecting a heavy doona of fog to be laying over the Oakleigh track on Sunday morning, but in the wee small hours things had cleared, and cool and bright conditions were the order of the day as the sun rose on our June Club Day. By the time racing began the track was bathed in sunshine and the 109 karters who had entered were in for a great day. Again this month, photos of today’s action will be available from AKD photos at akdphotos.com. Thanks to Andrew for the work he puts into taking these shots.

Sportsman Restricted Heavy

20130630 - Sportsman Restricted Heavy Heat 1 Paul Barlow, Paul Maruszak, Adam Gillick and Jason Sheales the first 4 and Maruszak away best as they all got around the first lap. When they spread out it was Richard Matera who worked his way through, finding himself in 2nd after 4 laps and closing fast on Maruszak, then to the lead at Grid Hairpin a lap later, behind these 2 Sheales into 3rd ahead of Barlow, Michael Maruszak, Steven Barlee and Thomas Huggan. Matera gradually pulled clear in the lead Continue reading

June 2013 Club Day Races This Weekend

The June Club Day is being held at OGKRC for all club members on Sunday 30/6/2013.

Feature class will be Junior National Light.

The entry fee for competitors entering online is $45. No additional fee will be charged if paying by credit card. The entry fee for competitors who don’t pre-enter online will be $50.

94 pre-entries to date (27/6/2013 6.44pm)

  • Cadets (Preentries: 6)
  • Rookies (Preentries: 6)
  • Junior Clubman (Preentries: 7)
  • Junior National Light (Preentries: 6)
  • Junior National Heavy (Preentries: 14)
  • Clubman Light (Preentries: 11)
  • Clubman Heavy (Preentries: 5)
  • Clubman Super Heavy (Preentries: 2)
  • Tag 125 Light (Preentries: 6)
  • Tag 125 Heavy (Preentries: 5)
  • Sportsman Restricted Light (Preentries: 12)
  • Sportsman Restricted Heavy (Preentries: 14)

June 2013 General Meeting Tonight 7.30pm

The June general meeting of the Oakleigh Go Kart Racing Club is being held this Tuesday June 11th 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.

May 2013 Club Day

Club day is done and dusted, and what a great day. Thank you to all the committee who put in that extra effort to make it a good club day.

We had key people missing, so special thanks to Tara Sims who was a steward, Reggie for running the canteen without Sam, Steve for doing tech inspections due to David calling in sick and looking after his kids racing, Stan and Bruce for doing finishing, Peter 1st time as Chief steward, and me (John) becoming clerk of course due to Adrian not attending. Also, thanks to all that did jobs they hadn’t done before.

The drivers must be applauded as the driving standard was very good and roll arounds and starts were fantastic.

It helped the day a lot by having 5 permanent flaggies. Goes to show this makes the day go great.

We need people to come forward to learn how to do things so when key people are away we can still run a club day.

Thank you all
John Chapman and David Bell   VP OGKRC

The Griffiths Report May Club Day 2013

Cool and overcast were the skies that greeted the 98 karters who turned up for Oakleigh’s May Club Day, but things are looking a bit brighter – this month we have photos!!! They have been supplied by Andrew Daley of AKD Photography and you can see more of his work and maybe buy some shots of yourself or your young pilot in action at: akdphotos.com. Racing got underway with:

TAG Light & TAG Heavy

01 - TAG Light-2TAG classes combined for today with Ben Freeman and Tim Edwards off the front row in Light, and Greg Smart and Ashley Thompson the first two in Heavy. Edwards and Shane Kovacs away well in Light Continue reading

Club Day Trophies For Senior Classes

The OGKRC Committee has decided to make a change to the awarding of trophies on Club Days effective immediately.

For the remainder of 2013, Senior classes that do not have more than 5 entries will not be presented with trophies.

This decision was discussed at the May 2013 General Meeting and has been endorsed by the OGKRC Committee.

May 2013 Club Day Races Pre Enter Now

The May Club Day is being held at OGKRC for all club members on Sunday 26/5/2013.

Feature class will be Sportsman 125 Restricted Heavy.

For anyone competing in this event, please don’t forget to pre-enter online by Wednesday evening 22/5/2013. Only those who pre-enter online are eligible to be in the tyre draw which is held at the completion of racing.

The entry fee for competitors entering online is $45. No additional fee will be charged if paying by credit card. The entry fee for competitors who don’t pre-enter online will be $50.

94 pre-entries to date (24/5/2013 8am)

  • Cadets (Pre-entries: 5)
  • Rookies (Pre-entries: 5)
  • Junior National Light (Pre-entries: 7)
  • Junior National Heavy (Pre-entries: 14)
  • Junior Clubman (Pre-entries: 5)
  • Clubman Light (Pre-entries: 13)
  • Clubman Heavy (Pre-entries: 2)
  • Clubman Super Heavy (Pre-entries: 3)
  • Tag 125 Light (Pre-entries: 7)
  • Tag 125 Heavy (Pre-entries: 6)
  • Sportsman Restricted Light (Pre-entries: 13)
  • Sportsman Restricted Heavy (Pre-entries: 14)