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Local karter, winning title and breaking records

Clem O'Mara - winning races and breaking records
Clem O’Mara – winning races and breaking records

It’s all go for up-and-coming kart star, Clem O’Mara, who took out the Queensland Closed State Titles at Whitsunday Raceway recently.
The Glass House Mountains local claimed pole position starts and first place finishes in each of the three pre-final races in the TAG 125 Heavy class.
Maintaining his prime position throughout the 16 lap final race, the 20 year old lead the grid across the finish line to secure the most sought-after spot on the podium.
The event also saw him smash the track’s existing lap record by more than half a second.
O’Mara considers his four win hat-trick one of his biggest achievements in his three year karting career.
“It’s the first time I’ve done so well racing at a foreign track and it’s also a first for Whitsunday Raceway. Never has a karter taken out so many consecutive wins in a single championship at that track,” he said.
“I placed second in these same titles at Bundaberg last year so I’m proud to have gone one better this time.”
“It’s been a good year for me but I’m putting it all down to hard work.”
2013 has also seen O’Mara secure several podium placings in the Protour series and qualify second in Australia at the national titles Puckapunyal held in August.
He hopes his winning streak will continue into the first round of the 2014 ProTour series at Albury later this month.
“My win has certainly given me some more confidence and encouragement to push harder and faster to achieve some great results,” he said.“I’m really excited for what lies ahead.”