Oddie continues winning streak
SUCCESS is on tap at the moment for Cooloola Coast Kart Club talent Harrison Oddie.
Oddie, 10, is currently on the verge of clinching the six-round Super Cheap Series, braving a hectic last couple of months crammed with racing.
Five rounds have been contested so far of the series and of those Oddie has won four.
One round remains, to be held in Rockhampton come November, and Oddie is confident he can stitch up a series win.
Never one to get ahead of himself, the St Patricks student has his head down and is itching to get on the track and complete the job.
Meanwhile, the Gympie kart enthusiast is celebrating after winning rounds four and five, held in Toowoomba and Gladstone respectively.
The Toowoomba round was held between August 14-15 while Gladstone fired up for racing between September 4-5.
Proud mum Alison said her son’s hard work was continuing to pay off on the track.
“It’s been a busy couple of months but the results have been fantastic,” she said.
“Harrison has had some great wins but he has had to work hard as well to keep the results coming.”
In Toowoomba, Harrison topped qualifying to start on pole for the first of the heats.
After winning the opening heat by a convincing margin, the Gympie competitor backed up his performance in his second outing on the track.
The third and final heat Harrison hit a stumbling block when he was taken out on the first corner.
It was a disappointing blow but with wins in qualifying and the first two heats, Harrison was so far ahead on points he still managed to claim the spoils for the round.
“We were really surprised,” Alison said. “But he had so many points he was able to stay ahead.”
Taking Round 5 in Gladstone was no easy task either as Harrison tackled wet conditions and mechanical issues to once again top the standings.
After winning qualifying, the Gympie star won the first heat on a slick track before encountering mechanical issues in the second heat, eventually finishing third.
“Harrison had carby issues and he fell back to third position, but it was a great result because he was not getting full power from his engine,” Alison said.
The third heat proved as troublesome for Harrison, quickly jumping into first place before going wide off the track and falling back into third.
But always a tenacious competitor, something that has become cemented as his trademark over time, Harrison dug deep and to work his way back into first position.
While a favourite to clinch the series, Harrison is not taking his commanding lead for granted and will be throwing everything he has into the last round in November.
Meanwhile, the Cooloola Coast Kart Club young gun is hitting the track this weekend in Round 4 of the Southern Stars in Warwick.
Having won all three prior rounds of the five-round series, Harrison is again proving his talent is exceptional.