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Automotive students excel in fast lane

By Patrick Nelson

Automotive student Adem Mahomet packs away his go kart after the recent night meeting in Alice Springs Automotive student Adem Mahomet packs away his go kart after the recent night meeting in Alice Springs

A Charles Darwin University automotive student plans to take on all-comers at the Northern Territory Dirt Kart titles in Alice Springs next month.

It will be apprentice motor mechanic Adem Mahomet’s third attempt to snare the coveted trophy.

“I’ll just go out to have a bit of fun, try my best and see where it takes me,” he said.

Adem, who races in both the KT Heavies and 125 Heavies divisions, has already recorded three wins and several minor placings in two outings this season.

The Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology course serves as a common denominator between his work and his pastime.

“An understanding of basic mechanics probably makes it a little easier at the go karts,” he said.

Adem is one of three automotive students making names for themselves in the Central Australian motorsports community.

First-year apprentice mechanic Tom Hill is the series leader in the junior sedans competition at Arunga Park Speedway. Heavy diesel apprentice Rowan Prudham, who won the Centralian Street Stock title in the CDU project car last year, is once again setting the pace as points series leader in the street stock division.