McGregor Prepares For Home State Title DefenceTweet
Queensland’s Jordan McGregor will this weekend return to the State title event that raised him into the spotlight of Australian Karting, as the Queensland State Championships are set to take place at Gladstone, an event that McGregor is striving to claim.
In 2011, Jordan took out his home state title in the Rookies class; it was an event that brought much attention to the Arrow Kart driver. For the 13 year old, it was also one that brought with it plenty of excitement and jubilation being his first ever ‘Blue Plate’.
Jordan was understandably excited looking ahead to this weekend, “We have a lot of confidence for this weekend after winning this event last year, added to that, our past success in Gladstone gives us that extra boost of self-belief.”
The Whitsundays based driver is one that also places alot of focus on not only his own preparation leading into such an important event, but also the professional setup of his Kart, an element that was vital in 2011. “Last year’s State Championships held in Warwick proved to be a great weekend, we were fast from the outset, added to this, new tyres and a better motor gave us that little bit that we needed to win,” a suitably focussed McGregor added.
Since the start of 2012, Jordan has made the step to Junior National Light, an ever competitive category and one that adds more challenges to the determined young teenager. McGregor took part in the opening round of the Golden Power Series in Bendigo, before the hotly contested Victorian State Championships at Geelong in March. This experience, combined with work in both setup and personal preparation has Jordan in a good position heading into the event that will see 280 of the Nation’s best drivers converge on Gladstone.
With just a couple of days until the big event, Jordan is certainly excited at the prospects that are ahead of him, not in the least, that his younger brother Jay will contest the event in the Cadets category, “A top 5 finish is our first goal, but a podium or a win is what we are aiming for to give us a strong boost heading into the middle of the year, both Jay and I are really looking forward to the weekend,” McGregor concluded.
The Queensland State Karting Championships start with practice on Wednesday, going through the weekend with the finals held on Sunday at the Gladstone Kart Club.
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