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Young kart driver keen to put his skills to the test

Harry Olman in action during the Founders Day Meet in the Junior National Light category at the Gladstone Kart Club.
Harry Olman in action during the Founders Day Meet in the Junior National Light category at the Gladstone Kart Club. Brenda Strong

HARRY Olman is a young man with ambitious goals, not of being the best, not of being famous, but of driving on every kart track in the country.

Only new to the sport, Olman has so far ticked three tracks off his list.

A Rockhampton driver, Olman has driven his home track, ventured as far south as Bundaberg and also taken a liking to the layout in Gladstone, which so far is listed as his favourite, obviously with many to come.

"I think Gladstone is the best because it is difficult, because it is hilly not just flat, I like the challenge," the 13-year-old said.

His admiration of the sport began a couple of years ago, when he was given his first ride in a dual kart.

Soon Olman wanted to drive all by himself, loving the opportunity when allowed, and then wanting to find the adrenaline rush again and again.

"I went to a kart track when I was 11, I went in a dual kart and then went in a single kart and loved it," he said.

"I have only been racing since February, this is my fifth race meet."

Finishing third in Gladstone on Saturday, Olman has shown form also earning first and second place finishes in recent months.

Racing in the Junior National Light category, who knows what is in the future for him, except of course a lot of travel.

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