Johnny Grother has found a bit of form behind the wheel of his kart, winning the NT State Kart Titles over the weekend.
Johnny Grother has found a bit of form behind the wheel of his kart, winning the NT State Kart Titles over the weekend. Submitted

Smooth sailing at Karting Titles

JOHNNY Grother has battled one of those years where everything that can go wrong does, but a win in the NT State Karting Titles is a huge shot in the arm.

Held at Hidden Valley racetrack, the titles saw Grother steering his way to a dream run, winning four races from four and the major trophy. “It was my first real race outside the CIK series, and to win was pleasing, because I haven’t had much time in the seat,” he said.

“It was a good experience to race on the track before the National Titles are held there in 2012.”

Grother enjoyed an incident-free weekend for the first time in 2010, and was very happy with how the titles unfolded, after accepting the offer from his team to transport the gear up to the Northern Territory.

Fresh off a second place in the Sydney round of the CIK series, Grother said a few major changes to the kart, especially in the technical geometry department, led to a dramatic improvement in the kart’s running.

Grother also returned with the trophy for the fastest qualifying lap, and is now looking forward to the fourth round of the CIK Series in Melbourne in August.

“This will give me confidence after the season I’ve had,” he said.



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