Jett Kocoski has been a driver making waves in 2022 and once again looked to at the recent SP Tools Australian Kart Championship round. Kocoski, who started on pole position for the final and went on to score a podium at the previous round of the championship, was looking to continue his strong season in 2022.
Jett was hitting the Emerald Kart Club track on Friday and was looking to keep his championship results at a high level. Kocoski used Friday practice to learn the track but had to swap to his practice motor for qualifying due to dramas with his race engines.
The Rush Performance backed entry hit the track for qualifying and quickly made his way into the top twenty. Jett was pushing hard and using all his available power to make his way into the top fifteen. Kocoski put in a sound qualifying effort putting himself thirteenth on the grid for the opening two heats.
Jett returned to the track Saturday morning and was looking to make his way forward through the field. Kocoski got a smooth start and raced on the edge of the top ten, looking to make up positions as the race went on. The Haak Race Engines powered karter pushed hard and made his way up into the top ten. Kocoski crossed the line to finish heat one in position ten before an unfortunate drop down bumper penalty put him back to position twelve.
Kocoski got a brilliant start in the second heat moving into the top ten rather quickly. Jett while making a move for position eight on lap two unfortunately made a mistake and dropped to the edge of the top fifteen. The Major Property Solutions sponsored entry regrouped and tried to make his way back up the grid. Kocoski was able to come home in a consistent position thirteen.
Heat three was over before Jett really got racing with the clips for his nose cone failing. Kocoski made up four spots into turn one before the nose cone failed and the young driver pulled into the pits to retire.
Jett was out of position eighteen for heat four and got a nice start moving up a couple of spots. The Kart Store AU backed entry made his way up into the top fifteen and was slicing his way through the field of elite drivers. Kocoski was able to put in his best performance of the weekend moving up seven spots and crossing the line in an excellent eleventh position!
The final was full of action and rough luck for Kocoski starting out of position fifteen. The Rush Performance entry was unfortunately driven over at the start of the race, dropping him to the edge of the top twenty. Jett put his head down and started to make his way up through the field and got as high as position thirteen. Jett was unfortunately pushed off the back straight dropping him down the order once again. Kocoski was classified in position twenty overall in the shortened final in a result of what could have been.
Kocoski will be back at the Newcastle Kart Club next weekend continuing his preparation for the fifth and final round of the SP Tools Australian Kart Championship!