Kel Treseder has the need for car speed
Admitting his championships hopes are on the line this weekend, Bundaberg’s Kel Treseder wants his car to deliver the speed it needs to win.
On Friday, the former karter will compete in the fourth round of the Aussie Racing Cars at Queensland Raceway.
With plenty of track knowledge, compared to the other venues he has been to, the KKP Motorsport driver knows his car speed will be the difference this weekend.
Talking ahead of the round, the 31-year-old said they have spent the past few weeks getting it right.
“(The car) has basically had a birthday makeover,” he said.
“A lot of maintenance has been done in relation to speed.”
“It has to go faster.”
Treseder conceded what he had in Darwin wasn’t good enough, despite finishes inside the top 10.
“If it’s as fast as what it was in Darwin, I don’t think that’s good enough (this weekend),” he said.
“I’m excited by the fact that it’s going to be a comfortable race track (for us).”
With Treseder currently 10 points behind the leader in the overall series, the current leader of the rookie championship said getting a good practice session was critical.
“This time we’ll be into it on lap three, instead of lap 10 on the other tracks,” he said.
“We only get one (practice) in Aussie Racing Cars and this one is going to mean a lot.
“It’s going to be [vital] how we set the car up for qualifying.”
Expecting his knowledge to come to the fore, Treseder is aiming for the top this weekend
“From the track knowledge point of view I’m aiming for top three,” he said.
“The question mark is still out on car speed and that will be the difference this weekend.”
Conceding the pressure is on him, the Bundy racer said he was going to do the best job he can with his sponsors and family at the track supporting him.
Treseder’s weekend starts on Friday at 9.45am.