YOUNG Bendigo karting ace Harry Arnett has powered his way into the national record books.
Harry was crowned national champion in his cadet 12 class in Melbourne last weekend for the second-straight year.
His victory in the five-round series makes him the only cadet 12 driver in Australia to have won the title twice in a row.
The 11-year-old was able to clinch the championship without winning a single round, but a string of consistent performances, including three seconds and a fourth, ensured the much sought-after #1 plate was his.
Harry had plenty of competition to contend with - and average of 58 competitors per round at Ipswich, Monarto, Newcastle, Emerald and the Todd Road circuit in Melbourne.
The youngster showed plenty of grit and determination to protect the lead he had going into the final round to win the championship, 20 points ahead of his nearest rival.
"He had a good start going into the weekend with a pole position. We then won two heats before a mechanical failure in the third heat," Harry's father Craig said.
"He got a sixth in the fourth heat, which was enough for him not to have to compete in the final to claim the title."
Despite being eligible for the cadet 12 class next season, Harry, who has been racing for four years, will step up to juniors (12 to 14) next year.
"I can't wait to step up against the older drivers," Harry said.
The Marist College student has his immediate sights set on competing in the Race of Stars invitational meet on the Gold Coast.
His previous title wins this year have included the City of Melbourne and Victorian state championship.
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