Jonathon Mangos and David leading the KZ2 pack action today (Pic: Coopers Photography)

Jonathon Mangos and David leading the KZ2 pack action today (Pic: Coopers Photography)

The final round of the 2016 Australian Kart Championship presented by Jayco and Castrol EDGE in Melbourne fired into action today.

With nine championships on the line, all of which are still to be decided entering this weekend, drivers were focused on the perfect setups during today’s practice.

Reigning Champion James Sera showed his younger counterparts the fastest way around the Port Melbourne circuit by setting the pace in the KA3 Senior class. Chasing down the veteran were fellow locals Cody Donald along with Jordan and Leigh Nicolaou.

After last weekend dicing it out aboard Supercars at the Sandown 500, Macauley Jones and James Golding are this weekend in action in the KZ2 class.

The pair finished the day eighth and 23rd fastest respectively while Joshua Fife posted the fastest time of the day ahead of his Tom Williamson Motorsport team-mate Jonathon Mangos.

Western Australian Ben Harders upstaged his more fancied rivals in the X30 class during today’s practice.

After battling with illness all throughout the week, Gold Coaster Broc Feeney finished as the quickest driver in the elite junior class – KA2. With less than one-tenth of a second separating three drivers behind him, the action is assured to be intense across the weekend.

Championship leader Scott Sorensen outpaced the KA1 field while in TaG 125 Brendan Nelson got his weekend off to a perfect start with the fastest time, as did Travis Worton in the KA4 Junior class.

Points leader Ryan Tomsett led the way in Cadet 9 ahead of Championship. The New South Wales youngster set the fastest time ahead of Harry Arnett and Tonsett’s Championship rivals Alex Ninovic, Ben Holliday and Dominic Attard.

For the full results please click here.

Qualifying and heat racing will be held on Saturday from 8am before continuing on Sunday with the finals.

The Port Melbourne Karting Complex is located on the corner of Todd Road and Cook St, Port Melbourne. Entry for spectators is free.