Koda and Oscar Singh made the trip to Newcastle for the MIR Raceline New South Wales Kart Championships over the weekend. The Pocket Rocket Brothers have had a busy season in 2022 and are were looking to have a fun and fast weekend of racing!
Oscar was out in the circuit 1st in the ultra-competitive Cadet 12 class with a near 25 competitors taking to the starter. Singh hit the track for qualifying and landed just outside the top 20 in position 21 overall, and the young driver was now looking to make his way forward across the heats. Oscar did a superb job across his open 2 heats to move up 5 positions in heat 1 and 4 positions in heat 2 to be pushing on the top 15.
Singh dropped to position 19 in a wet and wild 3rd heat but was back on song in the final heat race and was in position 16 pushing on the rear of the top 15. Oscar was competitive in the final once again and was pushing hard to get on the back of the top 15. Singh crossed the line in position 17 overall in a consistent weekend for the young driver.
Oscar spoke post-race weekend on his disappointment after his pace on Friday. “I was good in practice but didn’t do that well in qualifying and the heats, I felt like something wasn’t right this weekend”.
Koda was up next in the youngest class of the weekend, Cadet 9. Singh did a brilliant job to qualify on the 3rd row of the grid in position 6 overall and was looking to get into the top 5 battle across the heats. Koda had a brilliant day on Saturday in his 3 heats coming away in 5th position in heat 1 and 3 and making his way up into the top 3 in heat 2 with a 3rd position!
Singh had an unfortunate end to his heat races, being caught up in an incident on the opening lap while battling at the front resulting in him being on the side lines.
Koda was out to try and rebound in the final and did just that, making his way back up into the top 5! Singh while battling at the front was unfortunately nudge off the circuit ending his chance at victory. Koda crossed the line in an excellent 4th position after a DNF result in the final heat race and recovering well from his final spin.
Koda spoke post weekend on what could have been after his strong pace. “I am happy with my weekend; I was in the front pack but I got a bit unlucky in some of the heats. Heat 4 I got hit off the track finished with a DNF and in the final I got hit off again but I managed to get going”.
The Pocket Rocket Brothers will be back on circuit this weekend for the 40th annual running of the Junior Sprint Classic at the Eastern Lions Kart Club.