CIK STARS OF KARTING SERIES HAS TRESEDER INVIGORATED During his 17 years in the sport Queenslander Kel Treseder has done just about everything there is to do in Australian karting. Throughout his career the likeable 25 year-old has won five...
CIK STARS OF KARTING SERIES HAS TRESEDER INVIGORATED
During his 17 years in the sport Queenslander Kel Treseder has done just about everything there is to do in Australian karting.
Throughout his career the likeable 25 year-old has won five national championships, 20 state championships and was at the point recently of contemplating retirement. However, since the CIK Stars of Karting Series was launched recently Treseder has found some new enthusiasm.
Treseder has confirmed that he will be on the grid to challenge for the Pro Gearbox(KZ2) Championship in the rejuvenated series.
"I was getting to the point where I was getting burnt out from racing but more so racing the same type of racing, spending a week away four or five times per year to race at state and national titles was very tiring and I was thinking about hanging up the helmet," said Treseder.
"All of this went out the window a couple of months ago when I heard the Pro Gearbox was going to be run in conjunction with the CIK Stars of Karting Series.
"The last time I raced CIK was back in 2000 but haven't even sat in a gearbox kart before so it is all a new challenge but one I am really looking forward to."
To ensure he is fully prepared for next year's championship has already started an intense fitness campaign and purchased a brand new Australian-made Arrow kart that will be powered by a TM engine.
"I'm working pretty hard to shed a few kilo's and get into shape as I'm expecting the racing to be pretty physical," said Treseder, who will be supported in his campaign by Kel's Karts and Parts.
"My kart landed in Bundaberg last week and my engines are due to arrive shortly, as soon as I get it all together I will be out to get my head around how to drive the six-speed gearbox monster before the opening round in Newcastle."
The CIK Stars of Karting Series will kick off in Newcastle on March 5-7 and will incorporate championships for the Pro Light (KF1), Pro Gearbox (KZ2) and Pro Junior (KF3) categories.
Competitors in the Pro Light category will use the 125cc IAME KF specification engine, as used in the 2009 championship that was won by Newcastle driver Hayden McBride. The Pro Gearbox drivers will take to the track powered by a six-speed 125cc gearbox machine while the Pro Junior drivers will use a 125cc Vortex KF3 specification engine.
Driver's looking to register their interest in the series or purchase a KF specification engine for use in the series should contact Peter Galvin on 0433 042 900.
Running in conjunction with the series will also be a Clubman and Junior National category, where competitors will be vying for the East Coast Title, along with one class chosen by the host club.