Pocket Rocket Brothers racing brothers Oscar and Koda Singh took to the final round of the SP Tools Australian Kart Championship over the weekend. The brothers made their way down to the Go Kart Club of Victoria and were looking to finish their Australian title tilts on a high.
Even after missing the 3rd round of the championship in Newcastle, Koda was a mathematical chance to take home 3rd in the championship over the weekend.
Oscar took his place on track for the Cadet 12 racing with a near 70 driver field taking the circuit. Singh hit the track for qualifying and had his work cut out in a tough and high-quality field of drivers. Oscar was able to set the 35th fastest time and had his eyes set to move forward in the heat races.
Oscar started his heat racing on strong fashion making his way into the top 15 for position 14 in heat 1, but an unfortunate DNF in heat 2 had him down the order. Singh regrouped to finish just outside the top 20 in heat 3 and then was able to put in a stunning drive-in heat 4 to come home in 9th position.
Oscar started out of position 33 for the final and had moved up 6 spots and was moving forward until an unfortunate DNF result on lap 5 end his charge.
Singh spoke post weekend on his tough and challenging weekend in Melbourne. “I didn’t have a good weekend, starting on the outside and having 2 DNF results didn’t help show my driving skills to my full potential”.
Koda was next to hit the track in his final championship start in the Cadet 9 ranks. Singh was up against a strong field of 31 drivers and was able to put himself in the top 10 in position 8 for qualifying.
Koda started his heat racing in strong fashion with a brilliant 3rd place in heat 1 but a DNF in heat 2 put him down the starting order for heat 3. Koda moved from position 11 into 5th spot overall in heat 3, before another incident in heat 4 dropping him down the order to position 17.
Singh was out of position 11 for the final and was still a mathematical chance for 3rd in the title race. Koda was able to put in a stellar drive to charge through to the podium in the final for 3rd position overall and take the coveted 3rd position in the championship!
Singh spoke post weekend on his tough weekend on racing and excitement of his championship result. “It was a very tough weekend taking on some quick drivers, it was hard during the heats having a DNF and finishing 17th which meant I had to drive through the field.
“I started 11th in the final and finished 3rd, I had a fun but tough weekend. I’m overall very happy coming away with 3rd in the championship even though I missed a round, I feel like it is such a big achievement!”
Both Singh brothers will be taking on the Cadet 12 ranks for season 2024 and will be looking to continue their strong and fun racing weekends!