Pocket Rocket Brothers racing pair Oscar and Koda Singh made another interstate trip in season 2022, this time to Monarto for the 2nd running of the Ultimate Club Racer. Oscar was taking on the ultra-competitive Cadet 12 class, while Koda was up against a national level field in the Cadet 9 class!
Both drivers were ready to put their best foot forward and try and come away with a win. Oscar hit the track first for Saturday morning qualifying and didn’t quite have the session he was looking for. Singh stopped the clock in 10th fastest and now had work to do across the heats to try and make his way forward.
Oscar had a start on Saturday with a 10th in heat 1 but showed improved pace from his qualifying effort. Singh then dropped down to position 13 in heat 2 but moved his way back up inside the top 10 in heat 3 with 8th spot. Oscar returned to the track on Sunday looking to try and make his way up the grid. Singh got a lightening start in heat 4 and was battling his way inside the top 5 and looking on for a strong result. Oscars tough luck continued when he had an unfortunate DNF in the final heat, which put him off position 12 for the final.
Singh saved his best effort till last, putting in a storming drive in the championship final. Oscar made his way up 8 spots and just missed the podium in 4th spot in an extraordinary drive!
Singh spoke on a tough weekend of racing with some late positives. “We didn’t get qualifying right unfortunately and that caused us to have some bad heats. We had great pace on Sunday but couldn’t do anything with it until the final. We will look to the next race meeting to try and come away with a stronger result”.
Koda was the 2nd of the Pocket Rocket Brothers to hit the track in the young Cadet 9 category. Singh did a brilliant job to qualify inside the top 5 on the 2nd row of the grid in 4th position. Koda had a consistent day on Saturday, coming home in 6th position in heat 1 and inside the top 5 in heat 2 and 3 in 4th position overall.
Singh was racing well inside the top 5 but was struggling to match the pace of the top 3 drivers and was looking for pace overnight in his package. Sunday came around and Koda was keeping positive that he could try and get in the fight for the podium and race win. Singh hit the track for the final heat race of the weekend and was able to come away with another consistent 4th place but was still chasing pace for to contend with the top 3.
Koda gave it everything he had in the championship final and was in a battle once again for the top 5 spots. Singh finished his weekend in fine style with 5th position overall in a tough weekend of racing.
Koda spoke post weekend on a difficult weekend pace wise. “It wasn’t one of our best weekends unfortunately. We didn’t have the pace to go for victory and couldn’t unlock the speed all weekend. I’m happy to come home with a top 5 after a tough weekend”.
The Pocket Rocket Brothers family will take on one of their biggest challenges yet with Koda heading over to Portugal to represent team Australia in the Rotax Max Challenge!