The 33-year-old lives in Blackwater in Central Queensland, less than 30 minutes from the town of Emerald, which is hosting an AKC round for the first time.
“It's a bit surreal really, to be able to race at the highest level of karting Australia without having to travel a minimum of eight hours is something I've never experienced before,” said Martin.
The Walkinshaw Australian Endurance Championship driver believes that the meet is a boon for karting fans in Emerald.
“It was always hard to get people to understand that we weren't racing ‘billy karts' made in the back shed,” he explained.
“By having the championship come to Emerald it will really showcase how impressive the sport of karting really is.
“The speed is probably the one thing that is hard to grasp until you see the racing for yourself.
“We'll have drivers as young as seven racing at in excess of 80km/h while the senior drivers will crack 140km/h; it's super impressive and intense.”
Round 4 of the Australian Kart Championship presented by Jayco and Castrol Edge takes place from today until Sunday.