The Pocket Rocket Brothers Koda and Oscar Singh took to the final round of the SP Tools Australian Kart Championship over the weekend. Running out of the Shamick Racing / Parolin Australia, the two brothers took on the Newcastle Kart Club.
Koda was taking on the Cadet 9 class, while Oscar was taking on the older Cadet 12.
In a field of 20 plus drivers, Koda Singh started his weekend well by putting himself inside the top 10 in position 8 overall. Koda did a brilliant job in heat 1 to make his way up to position 6 across the race. An unfortunate post-race penalty dropped Singh back to position 8 overall. Koda didn’t leave the top 10 for the rest of the heats, with position 6 in heat 2 before a 2-place penalty was applied. Singh was then able to run in position 10 for heat 3 and 4 and the young driver was wanting to push hard and chase after a top 5 finish. Koda got a clean get away in the final and was battling on the edge of the top 10. Singh was as low as position 12 across the final but kept pushing and made his way back into the top 10 drivers as the race went on. Singh crossed the line in 10th position overall to finish his weekend.
Koda spoke post-race on how he was disappointed with his result. “I was happy with how I drove this weekend. Things didn’t go my way though so I’m not happy with the end result. I’m already looking forward to the next meeting”.
Koda’s brother Oscar had a massive field of 40 karters to deal with in the ultra-competitive Cadet 12 class. Oscar was able to put himself inside the top half of the field in qualifying in position 19 overall. Oscar was unfortunately involved in an incident on the opening lap of heat 1, putting him on the back foot early in the weekend.
Singh bounced back with a brilliant position 15 in heat 2 and he was out of position 23 for the third heat. Oscar moved up to position 22 in heat 3 before his bad luck continued in the 4th and final heat when he was sent to the rear of the field. Singh moved his way back on the edge of the top 30 and was out of position 25 for the final. Oscar was unfortunately once again involved in an incident and this resulted him finishing down the order in position 34 overall.
Oscar spoke post weekend on his 2 days of rough racing. “I feel like I was pretty fast all weekend but a few incidents put us to the back of the pack and I couldn’t quite get to where I needed to be”.
The Pocket Rocket Brothers will continue racing hard for the remainder of the 2022 karting season and looking for strong results.