Title charge falls short for Treseder
MOTORSPORT: In the end it just wasn't meant to be for Bundaberg's Kel Treseder.
The Aussie Racing Car driver may have won the final round on the streets of Newcastle, but it wasn't enough to secure the title.
Battling the tough new circuit, Treseder had a flawless weekend, doing all he could to win the title while others struggled around him.
Treseder won two races and finished second in the other, enough to move from fourth to second in the standings.
Fellow drivers Craig Woods and Blake Sciberras each ran into problems.
But it wasn't enough for Tresederto beat James Duckworth, who finished fourth for the round to seal back-to-back titles by one point.
"That's what happens in championships, unfortunately,” Treseder said.
"A few rounds ago not even top three would have been in our calculations, so it's still a phenomenal effort by the team to finish second in the championship.”
Treseder said there was some disappointment in not bring the Aussie Racing Car title back to Bundaberg.
"There were moments where you think if I did things differently then it would be different,” he said.
"The first race in Adelaide springs to mind and engine problems in Townsville didn't help either.”
The former karter was looking at the positives and said Newcastle provided some special memories.
"I was the first ever driver to win a race in any form in Newcastle and the first ever Aussie Racing Car round as well,” he said.
"It's a good win for me.”
The 33-year-old said nothing had been finalised in terms of what he was doing next year, with a decision expected in the next few weeks.