Trent's Stellar Year
News Article from Saturday 28th January 2017
Ayrton Senna eat your heart out!
Trent Harders Racing finished 2016 with flying colours! DGT are proud to continue to sponsor Trent into 2017 with the bar being set extremely high after last years results. Read on for all of the details from the 2016 season.
1ST PLACE - TOOWOOMBA CLUB MEETING
Trent started the season of 2016 with a race plan in mind and an attitude to succeed. The first club meeting of the year saw him have 2 race wins and claim 1st place overall for the day.
3RD PLACE - ROUND 1 SOUTHERN QLD ZONE
The team travelled to Warwick in early April to contest the first round of the Southern QLD Zone series in the TAG 125 Heavy Open class. Trent finished 3rd overall in the first round of the series with a 1st and three 3rds for the weekend. Trent also experienced the sometimes unfair life of the track with tyre alignment concerns which meant he struggled to be competitive.
1ST PLACE - ROUND 2 SOUTHERN QLD ZONE
Round 2 of the series saw him return to his home track here in Twmba and in the lead up to the meet he worked tirelessly on the kart trying to get the set up right to stay in touch with the series leaders. His efforts saw him win 4 out of 4 races for the 2nd round which put him in the lead going into the 3rd round.
REIGNING CHAMPION - WINTER CARNIVAL TOOWOOMBA
The annual Winter Carnival hosted by the Toowoomba karting club held throughout June, July and August saw Trent claim his 3rd successive Championship! Throughout the carnival finishing in the top spot in 11 out of the 12 races, with a 2nd in the 12th.
1ST PLACE - ROUND 3 SOUTHER QLD ZONE
September saw the Trent Harders team travel to Gympie for the 3rd round of the Southern QLD Zone series. The day resulted in three 2nd place finishes and a 1st to maintain a slight lead in the series and to place 1st overall.
The kart was then due for major repairs after the team returned home from Gympie. They fully stripped and rebuilt the body, checked over all alignments, tested all controls and then set up ready for the series decider.
CHAMPION - SOUTHERN QLD ZONE SERIES
Held in Ipswich the stage was set for the 4th and final round of the Southern QLD Zone series to crown our champion!!
The final round attracted a prestigious field of drivers including the current Australian Rotax champion as well as former go kart racer - now V8 Supercar driver Chas Mostert.
Trent qualified 10th fastest out of a field of 15 and finished in the top half of the field in the 1st heat and pre-final. The 18 lap final to determine the Zone series champion was a toughly contended race, with the 3 drivers who held the top 3 positions in the series aiming to clinch the Zone title.
All 3 finished in the top half of the field with Trent securing enough points in each race throughout the weekend to ensure he secured victory!!
The 2016 Southern Zone Series champion was his to hold and to cap off a great year he won 5 out of 5 races in the clubs final race meet for 2016.
All of Trent's efforts on the track throughout 2016 saw him win the 2016 Toowoomba and Lockyer Valley Kart club TAG 125 Heavy Open class club champion.
Trent would like to say a massive thank you to DGT for their continued support and helping him achieve the results he got throughout the season.
He is now prepping the kart for season 2017 and has already set some goals for the year ahead. The first race meet for the year is being held on the 19th of February at Greer Park raceway.
Stay tuned right here to find out how the year progresses.