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Holowell Aims For Top Result At Qld Titles

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DP Karts Racing heads to the Queensland State Karting Championships at Rockhampton next week with winning intentions. One of the team’s spearhead entries is Tim Holowell, who will compete in the Junior National Heavy Class.

The 14-year-old has enjoyed a rapid rise in his short karting career, winning his last 23 races from 24 starts at his home track (Oakleigh, Victoria). After only two years in karts, that’s an impressive statistic in anyone’s books.

At this year’s National Championships at Launceston in April, Holowell finished eighth in the JNH class, and the youngster understands that the Rockhampton state title will be a similarly tough task.

“I’ve never been to Rockhampton before, but I’m looking forward to it,” he said. “I’m studying the track now on diagrams and photos, visualising the corners and focusing on the races ahead.

“I think if I can get my head around the track straight away, and be on the pace quickly, that will set us up for the weekend. After that, we will just fine tune the kart and stay on top of the conditions.

“We’re hoping for top three. At the Nationals, I finished inside the top 10, so I’d love to finish on the podium.”

As a side note, Holowell is just one of two Victorians heading up to Queensland in the Junior National Heavy class, trying to snatch the title away from the ‘Sandgropers’. Holowell and Gary Jacobson are the two Victorian representatives, but as Holowell says – “It’s everyman for themselves.”

Holowell is still at the tender age of 14, but he already has future racing plans in the pipeline. Through DP Kart’s link with Minda Motorsport, Holowell will race a Formula Ford as soon as he is old enough – but only if achieve the right results to warrant a drive.

“If I can prove myself in karting, I will step up to Formula Ford,” he says. “I went to the recent meeting at Sandown, and Adam Graham left me have a sit in his car. He showed me what the buttons do, how to change gears and showed me around the Minda garage. I can’t wait to be old enough to have a go.


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