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Fletcher Harris has the need for speed

By Brayden May

ECHUCA-MOAMA'S Fletcher Harris may still be two years off driving on local streets - but he is already fulfilling his need for speed.

The 14-year-old added to his ever growing trophy cabinet after finishing second in the KA2 Australian Karting Championship.

He was able to secure the runners-up position after a final round win at Melbourne's Todd Rd circuit - his first ever in the KA2 category, the elite junior class.

It was Harris' best round of the season after he accumulated 67 out of a possible 75 points - with his performance also earning him the Victorian title.

The moment was a special one for the Harris family with Fletcher's win coming on Father's Day with his dad Adam and brother Beau working in the year 8 student's pit crew.

"It was really good to win the round," Fletcher said.

"I thought it proved to people I can do a good job at the level."

Adam added: "We all enjoy working together because it brings us closer together.

Harris also recently appeared on Channel 9's reality program, This Time Next Year.

When the teenager initially attended a recording in 2018 he vowed to return 12 months later as a national champion.

Although he didn't get what he desired - after a fourth place finish along with two state titles in 2018 - Harris said he enjoyed the experience.

"It was very different to what I'm used to," he said.

"I enjoyed getting a look behind the scenes."

While the Tom Williamson Motorsport young gun isn't planning on any major go kart competitions for the remainder of the season, he is hoping to try out a Formula Ford in the coming months.

The Harris family would like to thank their FitMob Echuca for their support during Fletcher's season.