Oscar and Koda Singh, the well-known Pocket Rocket Brothers made the trip interstate for the 40th annual running of the Junior Sprint Classic at the Eastern Lions Kart Club. Both drivers have had a great season of racing and were looking to come home with strong results at the all-junior event!
Oscar Singh hit the track 1st in the near 25 kart Cadet 12 field. Singh did a brilliant job in qualifying to get himself into the top 5 battle and put himself in 3rd position on the grid, only 7 hundredths of a second off pole position. Oscar had a mixed day on Saturday with 2 top 5 finishes including a 3rd in heat 2.
Heat 3, Singh unfortunately got shuffled back and due to being battered and pushed around the young driver came home in position 14. Singh bounced back in heat 4 to make his way into the top 10, coming home in position 7.
Oscar put in a storming drive in the final making his way up onto the podium in 3rd spot and setting the fastest lap on the way!
Singh spoke post weekend on his strong result and great speed. “I had a good qualifying, was a bit of a mix with the heats but finished 3rd with a strong drive in the final. Also managed to get fastest lap in the final which I am very happy about. Looking forward to the ROK festival now!”
Koda Singh was out 2nd in the youngest class of the weekend in the Cadet 9 field. Koda was right in the fight for pole position in an intense qualifying session, with the young driver landing himself on the front row in position 2!
Singh put himself in the lead on lap 1 in heat 1 and was able to take victory in a close finish. Koda started the last lap in 3rd in heat 2 and was able to grab another victory to finish his Saturday. Singh was shuffled back to 5th spot in heat number 3 but bounced back to come home inside the top 2 in the final heat race, which had him off pole position for the all-important final.
Koda led the early stages of the final and was right in the battle for the entire final. In heart breaking circumstances, Singh was involved in a last lap incident which took the young driver out of contention!
Koda spoke post weekend and took many positives away from the event! “I’m very happy with my weekend. It’s one of my best weekends regardless of what happened in the final”.
The Pocket Rocket Brothers will have a weekend off racing this weekend but will be back on circuit in Victoria next weekend for the ROK festival at the Oakleigh Kart Club.