By Shane Jones
Bundaberg’s Troy Loeskow will get the chance to seal another national karting title next month.
Karting Australia announced it will host one more round of the Australian Karting Championship next month at Monarto near Adelaide, South Australia, from 10 to 12 December.
It will be the fourth round of the championship, in all classes, after the AKC held three at the start of the year but the Covid lockdowns in New South Wales and Victoria interrupted.
The lockdowns prevented any motorsport from happening and if no additional rounds took place, Loeskow would have spent another season in the lead of a championship he couldn’t win.
Last year, after leading all rounds, Loeskow couldn’t win the KZ2 championship as not enough rounds were completed to constitute a title.
He was in a similar position this year, until the announcement.
Loeskow now has a prime opportunity to add to the 2019 title he won in the same class.
He heads into the final round 40 points clear of his nearest rival.
All up, drivers can earn 75 points for the weekend if they win all four heats (12 points each), pole (two points), and the main race (25 points).
Loeskow just needs 36 points from the Monarto round to get the title, so he only needs to finish sixth in each race to wrap it up.
So far this season he has scored an average of more than 53 points, with round two his worst with 42 points.