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From The Territory To Rocky For Mills

AKA press release

Queensland kart racer Nathan Mills is out to chase two championships in as many weeks when he travels to Darwin and Rockhampton to contest the Northern Territory and Queensland State Karting Championships.

The Moranbah resident will compete against some of the best young drivers from across the country while racing at speeds in excess of 100 km/h in the 100cc Clubman and 125cc Leopard Heavy categories.

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Mills, who secured the Victorian state crown earlier this year - the sixth of his 12-year karting career - was the standout performer at the recent warm-up event aboard his Top Kart in Rockhampton in the Leopard Heavy division. The 20-year-old was unstoppable on his way to victory and finished well clear of defending Queensland state champion Kel Treseder.

“The next two weeks are going to be manic but I’m really looking forward to both events,” said Mills. “I first went to the event in Darwin a few years ago and had an absolute ball, it’s undoubtedly one of the most enjoyable events on the Australian karting calendar.

“Then next weekend it gets a bit more serious in Rockhampton as the Queensland event has got a heap more entries. Although I’ve won six state titles throughout my career I’ve never won one in my home state, so if I can do that it would be pretty special.

“I’ve had a good run over the past few months, especially at Rockhampton, but the competition is going to be pretty tough at both events in both classes – there’s no real outright favourites.”

Winning a championship is the main thing on Mills’ mind over the next two weeks but he will also take the opportunity to catch up with the friends he has met from all across the country through the sport.

“While the racing part of the sport is enjoyable, one of the best things about karting is the great people you meet along the way from all across the country,” said Mills. “It’s also a real family sport, I get to spend a lot of time with my parents and they are very supportive of my racing career.”

Mills’ dual championship campaign began today with practice at the Hidden Valley circuit in Darwin. Racing will be held at the Hidden Valley circuit this weekend (June 28/29) with the Queensland Championships presented by Smart City Vocational College being contested at the Fitzroy Park Raceway (23km south of Rockhampton) next weekend (July 4-6).

The full list for the Northern Territory State Championships can be found by clicking here. and the Queensland Sprint Kart Championships presented by the Smart City Vocational College here.


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