Cohen Day continued his busy 2022 by heading up to the sunshine state last weekend for the fourth round of the SP Tools Australian Kart Championship. Day was making the trip to the Emerald Kart Club to take place in the X30 class.
Cohen had only recently moved to the seniors ranks and had already taking out an open win and some podiums and he was looking to continue his hot form at Emerald.
Friday was practice day where Cohen was getting up to speed for Saturday morning qualifying. The Tecno Karts Australia driver hit the track on Saturday with the near full field of forty drivers and started to cut into his work. Day quickly made his way into the top thirty and then pushed his way into the top twenty five. The competitiveness of X30 was at an all-time high with Cohen only three tenths off pole position but down in position twenty three overall! Cohen was keen to hit the track for his opening race and try and race hard and move forward.
Day didn’t get the start he needed, dropping down four spots and back into position twenty seven on lap one. The Tecno karter started to put his head down and try and make his way back through the field. Cohen was able to move up spots and get his way back into the top twenty five. Day was able to recover well and cross the line in position twenty four overall.
Heat two came around and Day was determined to make his way forward through the field. Cohen got a clean get away and while dropping a spot on the opening lap was able to pick up two spots on lap two. The Tecno Karts Australia entry had excellent pace and was pushing his way forward on the edge of the top twenty drivers. Day continued his excellent progress and crossed the line in position nineteen moving up four spots across the race!
Position twenty four was the starting position four heat three and Day had the eyes forward once again. Cohen got one of the best starts of his young career, moving up ten positions on the opening lap and was right in the top fifteen battle. The Tecno Karts Australia karter raced hard on the edge of the top fifteen and was showing he had the pace to match it with the best drivers in the country. Day was able to cross the line in a brilliant fourteenth position!
Day had moved up to position twenty one in the starting order. Cohen continued his brilliant starts moving up eight positions on the opening lap and was into position thirteen overall. The Tecno Karter wasn’t stopping there pushing hard and making his way up onto the back of the top ten. Day put in another brilliant heat race continuing his march through the field, coming home in a brilliant ninth position overall!
Day had once again moved up spots and was starting out of position sixteen for the twenty lap final. Cohen settled into fifteenth position at the end of the opening lap but was shuffled back to the edge of the twenty on lap two. The Tecno Karts Australia driver dug deep and wouldn’t give up going on a charge up the field and making his way back into the top fifteen. Day put in a brilliant fight back and crossed the line in a sensational tenth position in a remarkable fightback!
Cohen’s father Lincoln spoke post weekend on his son’s brilliant fightback. “Both my wife and I are so proud beyond words for how well Cohen has driven this weekend. His only been in the sport for eighteen months, and each time he goes out he shows just how much dedication and appreciation he has for the sport. We can’t wait to see what he can do at Newcastle and next year’s Australian Kart Championship”!
Day will be back for the final round of the SP Tools Australian Kart Championship at Newcastle next month!