Speedster karter chases region’s elite as he enters a faster class on his home track
Speedster karter chases region’s elite as he enters a faster class on his home track

Connor hunts a karting win

JUST six months ago, Connor Robertson was the hunted driver in central Queensland kart racing.

In a new class and a new season, he is now the hunter.

In late 2014, Robertson led the central Queensland series into the final round at his home track in Gladstone.

He needed only to finish in the top 10 to collect the trophy.

Everyone wanted to beat him.

Now he has moved to a faster class, the 17 year old has no expectations about where he will finish.

It is a scary thought for his opponents as he looks to hunt them down one by one.

"I have moved up to TAG 125 Heavy. We are getting decent results so far in a very competitive class," he said.

"I have the pace to stay up there."

Robertson will compete on the Gladstone track again on Saturday and Sunday when the club hosts the first round of the CQ series.

The series is proving more and more popular.

Already 120 pre-nominations have been entered, 20 in the TAG 125 Heavy alone.

It is almost at the same numbers as the first round of state competition held at Emerald.

Robertson loves the fact he has plenty of drivers in his class.

It means more people to pass on the track.

Being younger than all of his opponents does not mean he is intimidated by the large field.

"I am the youngest by a good deal, probably 10 years," he said.

"You have to show respect and get it too. There are rarely issues between anyone out there."

Robertson may not be defending his TAG 125 Light crown but he is as hungry as ever.

Saturday racing will continue into the night under lights.

The first round will finish on Sunday after midday once finals are complete.

Three rounds will be at Emerald, Bundaberg and Rockhampton.



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